Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Psychic BOOM!!

As promised on Lucky 88th I've painted up the models I bought from Attack! 2010

I should have been painting up my Lucky 88th guard ready for the Borlingrav game this weekend, but I was too excited by the idea of painting up more gribblies, I got them finished very quickly.

As you can see, he fits right in with my colour scheme, with details being picked out in similar colours to my exising models.
For the base, I wasn't too enamoured with the "Tentacle" holding the Zoanthrope up. although removing it and finding a clear flying stand also didn't fill me with glee. So instead I decided to utilise the "spiky bits"thatI'd already removed from the Genestealer bases, and create a kind of "Magic Circle" of tentacles, giving the zoanthrope a more imposing presence, as if it's summoning the tyranid infection from the ground.
As mentioned above, I've built my genestealers, I didn't like the spiky bits on the base, they seemed too generic if they appeared on every genestealer's base.

anywaym this is the one I've painted up
I'm not too keen on the "armour" on the model, as a genestealer is supposed to have a 5+ save, and hormagaunts have a 6+, but the hormagaunts seem much more armoured.

so i set about giving the stealer a full carapace
And of course, scything talons were a no-brainer, these are the signature of Hive Splinter Borlin.


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.