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Hellric's Nightmare miniatures

Blog over my passion of collecting, constructing and painting miniatures and figures, for wargames, roleplay or showcase, including Warhammer 40K Tyranids, Chaos, Daemons, Cthulhu Mythos, various Gundams & super robots, etc...

New projects : the return of Tyranids Nightmares !

Publié le 30 Avril 2008 par Hellric dans Hellric

I've been quiet these weeks on the blog but I'm working on several new projects. I'm quite busy as my wife is also spawning a new Hellric clone (this will be our third one), so I have to do a lot home, but that's for the Hive :D

I'm currently still painting for Hivetrygon's Troll Forge: Slug Demon will be shown very soon. I'm also modelling new beasts... back to an old love : Tyranids, probably because of my big disappointment about the new 40k daemons... I was hoping to get new daemon princes/greater daemons, but no... nothing of this !
So... Going further in the Cthulhu theme for these : I'm building a Cthulhu Tyrant and a Cthulhu Broodlord. The broodlord won't be that spectacular but I'm definitely digging to show the Tyrant, as I've got some nasty ideas for it :) 

Stay tuned ! 

Kaiju - style Cthulhu

Publié le 7 Avril 2008 par Hellric dans Cthulhu

Thanks to my Japanese friend, I've grabbed some cheap plastic figures from Kaiju movies like Gamera and Godzilla. These miniatures, incorrectly called "Gashapons" by many people, have actually some good details and their own style.
Then, when I got them, I told myself :"Why not make a Kaiju-style Cthulhu, as if Cthulhu was in some Gamera or Godzilla show ?".

A few months later, as time was available, I could finish the monster : a mix of turtle, dinosaur, dragon, and of course tentacles, big claws and wings as any good Cthulhu should have :)

A tasty detail is the Predator - like mandibles on each side of the jaw. The tentacles and some extra claws are made with Procreate grey stuff, that was also used to fill the gaps.

Also, in the general scheme  of making a Cthulhu-themed tyranid army, this guy would make a nice Guard - star spawn. The paintscheme was actually the same as my latest tyranid hive tyrant and Hive Queen II.

There's the beast :

You can as usual find more pictures : 123, and 4 more ! RRRRRROOOOAAAAARRRR !

New computer on board : Macbook Pro

Publié le 5 Avril 2008 par Hellric dans Hellric

Hi, this is no miniature news, but this has a link with the blog you're reading, since the computer you're working and surfing on is an important tool, as much as a paintbrush or a digital camera :)

So after 16 years on PC, I've made the switch to Apple, chosing a laptop, a brand new Macbook Pro, Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (Penryn), 2 GB DDRAM, 250 GB HD, GeForce 8600M GT with 256 MB DDR3. It features an LCD screen, avery user friendly multitouch trackpad. It runs on Mac OS X Leopard, and I think I won't even install Windows on it, as everything I need runs so fine :)

So here's a pic of it :

And the whole workbench with my Dell Dimension 9150, that's where all you can see on this blog happens :)