Long time lurker, first time poster here.
I've been meaning to get a project thread or blog up and running for quite some time and now finally got around to doing it. I had a thread for my VC army (over at Carpe Noctem) running a couple years back and felt like it could be a good idea to do the same for my current projects. Some time ago (two years, give or take...) I started building a tyranid army that I never finished. I've had a long absence from the hobby due to lack of interest/lazyness/lack of time but thought it was time to continue building my swarm and get it playable.
The idea behind this project thread is that it hopefully will be a source of motivation and feedback. The main goal is to finish up the tyranids, bringing them to 1500 points (and eventually 2000 pts).
But, I've also got an Eldar and Dark Elf army in the making. (1000 and 750 points respectively, to begin with) I'll likely work on these dudes at a slower pace. Both armies, the Eldar especially, will be rather conversion heavy and more time will be spent painting them so there will be less updates with them here in the thread. Also, at some point I will most likely bring some scenery into the mix. The stuff I have is starting to look rather dated and I've wanted to replace many of the pieces for a long long time. I've been thinking about making a thick pine forest with rocky hills and/or a Adeptus Mechanicus factorum sector. I guess we'll see what I decide to make.
Anyways, to get things started, here's the fun stuff. The pictures.
These are the hormagaunts I've painted so far, the unit will be fleshed out and brought up to 18 models. The glossy varnish is a bit problematic when photographing since I can't use the flash, I'm looking into making myself a lightbox so that I can get rid of all the shadows.
Like the hormagaunts the termagants will recieve some reinforcements to increase the unit size. Also, yes, those are spinefists. I started building the army during the 4th edition tyranid era when spinegants were the shizzle thanks to their low cost. Their current state baffles me... costs more and are less effective in almost all cases? Ah well... They will be used as normal fleshborer armed termagants as long as my opponent allows it.
Ahhh yes... warriors. Really like these models, probably my favourite ones in the tyranid range. I plan to include one more unit of three armed with deathspitters in the army. And a Prime or two! I do have a flyrant (that just needs his base finished up) but I'm not quite happy with how he turned out and might just replace him with a Prime. Or give him some TL devourers and a tyrant guard for company.
I will try to update the thread rather regularly, every other day or so. Also, please excuse any typos and/or grammatical errors - it's difficult typing with the feeder tendrils constantly getting in the way.