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P-VLOG: Games Workshop: Trygon – From Parts To Painted

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Welcome to another Parts to Painted, today John will be working on the Tyranid Trygon from Games Workshop.

P-VLOG: Games Workshop: Trygon – From Parts To Painted

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Welcome to the show

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Hey guys it's time for another Parts to Painted, looking back at some of the old Games Workshop models we found a Trygon, lets get started!

Building the Trygon

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Now that we've chosen the model, it's time to build it!

Basing the Tryon; the plan

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Now that we have the Trygon built, we have to take a step back and decide how we're going to base it exactly.

Basing Wireframe

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Basing Wireframe

Basing the Trygon Stage One

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After my chat with Warren, I've decided to chop up the model and wrap it around the base for that dynamics pose.

Basing the Trygon Stage Two

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The mockup is final, and I'm pleased with it. Lets begin with the foundations including Iron bars, Iron pipes etc.

Iron Bars, Rubble & Pipes

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Iron Bars, Rubble & Pipes

Basing the Trygon Stage Three

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So we've used all the polystyrene bits and pieces to create the foundations of our base, and now we begin to make the Trygon a lot more ferocious!

It wouldn't be a Beast Project without Magi-Mix

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It wouldn't be a Beast Project without Magi-Mix

Fanning the Claws on the Trygon

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Fanning the Claws on the Trygon

Re-posing the Claws

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To make the Trygon appear more deadly we needed to retract the claws and open it up for a deadly catch, I'll show you how to make this happen with a little bit of style and a bit of green stuff!

The Predator requires a hunt; meet the prey

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As with any deadly beast, we need a prey for it to attack

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Recovering and Reposing the Prey

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After several hours recovering I'm ready to dive into working on the Tau.

Reposing the Tau ready to prime

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Reposing the Tau ready to prime

Priming Completed, what's next?

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Have you been counting how much we say "Alright, So" through this series? I think we're on 4 now...

Little bit of Strong Tone to set the mood

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Masking the Trygon for some Spray

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It's a little difficult to use masking tape for this model so I'm going to show you how to mask it using a little blu-tac, a brush end and a little wit.

Blu-Tac Masking Master Race

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Blu-Tac Masking Master Race

Spray Painting the Carapace

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With all our Blu-Tac in place for the perfect masking area, lets get the spray guns out!

Shading with the Dark Tone Wash

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With the base coat sprayed onto the Carapace, it's time to give it some dark tones.

Look how Strong those tones are, baby!

Look how Strong those tones are, baby!No Comments

The Tone is Strong here

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The Tone is Strong here

Highlighting with a Dry Brush

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We gotta make those colours pop, so lets get a little bit of dry brushing in here and make those bones extra gaunt.

A Belly Tickle later...

A Belly Tickle later...No Comments

Bringing it back Softly

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The highlights were a little too strong, but that's alright. We can bring it back with this soft tone spray.

Adding A Soft tone airbrush shade

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John breaks out his airbrush to add some deeper shading to the Trigon.

Highlighting Texture on the Carapace

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Time for some extra detail to bring up the Carapace.

Dry Fitting the Trygon & Chatting Emotional Entropy

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Let's take a break and have a little chat about how the project is coming along.

Tau Stealth Suit - Breaking The Stealth Field

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Next up, John has now hit the point where he can get the Tau stealth Suit detailed up and looking cool.

Base Final Build Work

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Base Final Build Work

Exploring Physics Of Rubble

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As we come closer to the end of this Parts to Painted John is having a look at the physics involved in making a giant alien monster blast up through the ground.

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John Add's Even More Rubble!

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Adding Dust Dirt & Grime

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John move's ahead with the final steps on the Trygon, adding in the dirt and grime that will add those last bits of life to the model

John Catches Warren To Check On The Progress Of The Trygon

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Feedback Progression More Is Always More

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Final thoughts From Warren & John

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It's all over the Trygon is done, the Tau Stealth Suit is looking great and the base looks like its caught that moment when the Trygon has broken through the ground and is ready for a Tau snack.

Finished Miniature 360° Video

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oriskany
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Okay, it’s almost 3:00 AM over here, so I haven’t watch the whole series yet, but SPOILERS! This thing turns out amazing! I especially like the “movement” in the rubble, the high contrast of the monster’s teeth against his darker body. Amazing work, @johnlyons . 😀

We’ll be watching this tomorrow in full! 😀

hedleyb
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A great job. For me, being picky, there is a problem with it though and it goes right back to conception. It is the tail that ruins it for me. I imagine the beast surging up and being propelled by the tail so it looks slightly off for me having the tail emerge where it does. Chop the base in half – just behind that awesome stealth suit – and lose the tail entirely and I think it would loo brilliant.

Still much better than I could do though – well done John.

johnlyons
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I would imagine something built for tunneling and killing would have plenty of upper body muscle to pull this move off, using the tail to anchor itself. But yes, I feel that artistic license holds more sway here than the physics of what the creature can do 🙂

igotskills
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Flippin Rad

chrisg
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Brilliant full of the woa shite or oh heckythump moment!
I would only have one addition and it is not a you should have…… (I wont even pretend to be of a level to say that) I know concrete is full of re-bar, but maybe just maybe, a couple of the bits could have been mounted on clear tubing so that they could add ever so slightly…… no I know shut up Chris.
So I will leave it at Brilliant full of the woa shite moment!

Good hunting
Chris G

johnlyons
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It would have made for a lovely addition, I agree. My only comeback is that paving slabs typically wouldn;t have rebar through them. If he was tearing down a building then yes, rebar-a-plenty 🙂

redshane
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Nice job there John. Loads going on there. The Trygon has easily burst through that poor quality concrete. Someone should tell those Tau to put extra reinforcement in their floors.

redshane
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I coincidentally put that comment up before seeing yours. 🙂

lasse
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Great videos!
Great project!!
Amazing diorama!!
Fantastic job John!!!

Makes me wanna buy one of those big GW models and just build, paint & have fun.

lawnor
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I like these videos, but is there any way we can get a Play All button next time?

lasse
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+1 for the Play all button.

bitrider
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+1 +1 🙂

bitrider
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Is there some advantage to painting parts (like the arm/claws) before gluing them in place? Maybe easier to get to certain details, etc?

daviedight
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Excellent work John. I could almost see the tears in your eyes during Warren’s ‘feedback’ but it turned out great! 😀

machinegod
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Great looking model!…I like all the work You put into all that reposing of the model.

Nice to see that paint scheme of bone and green…like the rest of your studio army!…as Im the creator of that Tyranid army it is very nice to see it continued and it gives my old army new life…you could say it evolves into a new stage!

I got a new model for that army too….The Doom of Malan’tai!…All converted and painted up to fit into the army nicely…I just need to ship it over to you guys…

Yours Faithfully

Lasse

warzan
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You and your work on that army was definately the inspiration for this 🙂

somegeezer
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Wow. Outstanding work!

number32
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Astounding work there John. Absolutely brilliant piece!

nsogre
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It looks fantastic. I think I would add a bit of small gravel in spots on the base and in the hole to show a bit more movement of the earth. That is the only thing I could even think of to add. It came out really good and I just wish I had the skill set you are showing here.

nsogre
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One other thing would be the saliva strands coming down from that beasts maw, that Angel does in his book. That would look amazing on what you have already done

alan1917
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Ronnie Renton in the background easter egg? Love it 😀

gremlin
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Astounding!

zorg
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it looks great @johnlions @warzan should give you a gold star and an Anzac’s biscuit for your troubles.

zorg
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mulletsteve
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I understand the demand for individual videos covering a step by step process but could we have a single final video which encompasses all the footage in the vlog?

looks great John, I need to watch more of it

apocryphal
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@johnlyons absolutely brilliant series – I particularly enjoyed the painting – although the techniques you showed are straight forward, they don’t get showcased enough in videos – I find that too often painting videos skip over a lot of steps and it was gratifying to just watch someone apply shades and highlights – particularly the carapace highlighting which I found immensely informative. I like 3 Colours up and all, so no slight at Romain, but I feel like I connected more with your painting tutorials because I felt totally capable of replicating the effect as you demonstrated it – Romain sometimes leave me in the dust.

badadj
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Its a beautiful thing John, pure and simple.

nosbigdamus
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I think its brill John, lovely idea,
As you put it his field is failing, to me it also looks like its trying to change to the animals colours, before the final end.
lovely.

halidon63
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Nice work John its come up very nicely. For me I thinks Warrnes desire for “more”
Is perhaps because it looks too clean, I think it needs lots of tiny rubble representing
the shattered bits of the paving, lots of mud/dirt stuck on the actual beast etc but that’s being picky and these things are always personal preference, great work on the conversion
really caught the movement well.

derekkinsman
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I would love it if these could be cut together in one long video after the fact. Watching 20+ minute long videos when it’s not in liveblog mode is a pain.

Also, this turned out glorious.

warzan
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Check the top of the page mate, not sure why it had disappeared! @derekkinsman

derekkinsman
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@warzan thanks! I thought something was missing.

stvitusdancern
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If you all think this looks awesome here, seeing in person when we were in Ireland last, I got to see it in the flesh and as George Takei would say “Oh my!” it is incredible work!

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