Friday, 5 February 2010


I couldnt think of a more apt title for this post today. He really is a beasty.

I'm really happy with how the armour turned out, its difficult to get washes to lay (and dry) right on large surface areas, so I had to wash - drybrush - and wash again to get a nice coverage.

You'll notice i added some "pinkish" highlights in the "piping" on this monster, and have copied this on the hormagaunts too, it adds some subtle colour to the bone skin

A fair bit of detailing on the base, a lasgun and fuel can to tie the monster in with my Lucky 88th, this should make them look good opposing each other.
And a generic space marine helmet. I jokingly told Lee from 2screens I was going to paint it grey as an act of revenge for the amount of times his blasted drop pod army has ruined my guardsmen. luckily his sergeants helmets are red with a white stripe...

So there we have it, a small group of nids to get me started. I've still got 9 more hormagaunts to build and paint up, while I try to find some money for a forgeworld order :D

Cheers for dropping by.


The Dormant Beast Awakens

Still reeling from the virus attacks, Borlina was plunged into an unending war with chaotic daemons and renegade guardsmen fighting to destroy any sign of the emperors influence over the once royal and aristocratic planet.

The Lucky 88th along with the local Astartas chapters began to make some headway. once the mighty fortress palace of Borlingrav was recaptured, Reinforcements could be brought into the planet, boosting the Regiments of the unofficial PDF under the watchfull eye of the commissariat.

Things no longer looked bleak for the diseased hell hole, fortifications were being construced and the planet was regaining the emperors will.

Maybe the sheer optimism of the imperial troops drew the dormant hive fleet in or another one of Inquisitor Payne's dubious experiments buried forever under the great palace'smain chambers. Who can say. All we know is a tentacle of the great devourer has made it to the outer reaches of the cadian gate.

Due to borlin's unusually high number of malanthropes and rippers it is believed to be a remnant of an ancient hive fleet long destroyed, Hive Splinter Borlin is comprised mainly of the "clean up" elements of an average hive fleet. Entirely obsessed with gorging itself to capacity by means of teeth, claws and digestive acids. Ranged weapons hardly ever feature in their ranks, only slithering, gibbering rows of blades occasionally spitting venomous sprays and toxic bile to aid the digestion of their foe.