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    Hive Fleet Cronus - The painting and development of a 'Alien' Army

    Latest Update 21/02/15

    So here is the full army brought list as it currently stands as well as a quick links to each unit in this log. The goal is to have everything following as red. I am determined not to start another army, and god knows I want one until everything is red!

    Red = Completed
    Yellow = Painted but in need of a varnish and a based.
    Blue = Brought and built and awaiting a paint job.
    White = Brought but not built.

    HQ: Swarmlord
    HQ: Winged Hive Tyrant
    HQ: Winged Hive Tyrant
    HQ: Hive Tyrant with Venom Cannon
    HQ: Hive Tyrant with Lash Whip & Bonesword
    HQ: Malanthrope
    HQ: Tyranid Prime Lash Whip & Bonesword; Rending Claws
    HQ: Tervigon with Crushing CLaws
    HQ: Tervigon with Crushing CLaws

    HQ: Tervigon with Crushing CLaws
    : 3 Tyrant Guard Brood
    : 3 Tyrant Guard Brood
    : 3 Tyrant Guard Brood
    Elite: Deathleaper
    Elite: The Doom of Malan'tai
    Elite: 3 Hive Guard Brood
    Elite: 3 Hive Guard Brood
    Elite: 3 Lictor Brood
    Elite: 3 Pyrovore Brood
    Elite: 3 Venomthrope Brood
    Elite: 10 Ymgarl Genestealer Brood
    Elite: 3 Zoanthrope Brood
    Elite: 3 Zoanthrope Brood
    Elite: 3 Zoanthrope Brood
    Troops: 11 Genestealer Brood with Broodlord.
    Troops: 12 Genestealer Brood
    Troops: 12 Genestealer Brood

    Troops: 12 Genestealer Brood
    Troops: 12 Genestealer Brood
    Troops: 20 Genestealer Brood
    Troops: 20 Genestealer Brood

    Troops: 26 Hormagaunt Brood
    Troops: 16 Hormagaunt Brood
    Troops: 9 Ripper Swarm Brood
    Troops: 9 Ripper Swarm Brood
    Troops: 9 Ripper Swarm Brood

    Troops: 4 Ripper Swarm Brood
    Troops: 16 Termagant Brood
    Troops: 16 Termagant Brood

    Troops: 16 Termagant Brood with spinefists
    Troops: 16 Termagant Brood
    Troops: Tyranid Warrior Brood 6 Tyranid Warrior Brood, (Deathspitter) 1 Tyranid Warrior (Venom Cannon)
    Troops: Tyranid Warrior Brood 6 Tyranid Warrior Brood, (Deathspitter) 1 Tyranid Warrior (Venom Cannon)
    Troops: Tyranid Warrior Brood 6 Tyranid Warrior Brood,(Deathspitter) 1 Tyranid Warrior (Venom Cannon)
    Troops: Tyranid Warrior Brood 5 Tyranid Warrior Brood, (Rending Claws) 1 Tyranid Warrior (Barbed Strangler Rending Claws)

    Fast Attack: Hive Crone
    Fast Attack: 25 Gargoyle Brood

    Fast Attack: 25 Gargoyle Brood
    Fast Attack: 3 Meiotic Spore
    Fast Attack: 3 Meiotic Spore
    Fast Attack: 3 Meiotic Spore

    Fast Attack: 5 Ravener Brood including Red Terror
    Fast Attack: 5 Ravener Brood
    Fast Attack: 6 Ravener Brood, (Rending Claws; Spinefists)
    Fast Attack: 9 Sky-slasher Swarm Brood
    Fast Attack: 9 Tyranid Shrike Brood, 315 pts (Spinefists)
    Heavy Support: 3 Biovore Brood
    Heavy Support: 2 Carnifex Brood
    Heavy Support: 2 Carnifex Brood

    Heavy Support: 1 Carnifex,(Crushing Claws; Twin-linked Deathspitter x1; Frag Spines; Regeneration)
    Heavy Support: 2 Carnifex Brood, Stranglethorn Cannon; Regeneration)

    Heavy Support: Stone Crusher Carnifex
    Heavy Support: 1 Carnifex, (TL Devourer w/Brainleech Worms x2; Frag Spines)
    Heavy Support: Carnifex (Heavy Venom Cannon; Regeneration)

    Heavy Support: Mawloc
    Heavy Support: Old One Eye
    Heavy Support: Trygon Prime
    Heavy Support: Trygon
    Heavy Support: Trygon
    Heavy Support: Exocrine
    : Capillary Tower
    : Spore Chimney

    : Harridan (IA)
    Heavy Support: Barbed Hierodule
    Heavy Support: Scythed Hierodule

    Heavy Support: Hierophant Bio-titan






    And now here is how the log began.





    So here we go. My very own painting Log.

    First I will begin with a bit of a background to why I am doing this. I began gaming way back in the early 1990's when I was a wee nipper of 8/9 years old. I started gaming by playing Space Crusade, then moving on to Space Hulk and finally Warhammer 40K -Rouge Trader (That is how long I have been gaming). My best mate (Silent Smoke) and I would often be found almost every weekend together gaming with one another. My first true army was Space Wolves, but slowly as time went on and 40K changed editions from a small skirmish force through to a full blown army game, the wolves expanding to a peak of say 100-200 marines of various chapters. (At one time I could command 40 terminators and 5 dreadnoughts alone). With both of us having a vast marine army, games soon got quite dull, so we both moved onto different armies, I loved the alien feel of Tyranids, and Silent smoke was drawn to the big guns of the imperial guard.

    However unlike my mate, my army was never fully painted. A few special characters and tanks would be, but most would be still bare metal. I never had the time/impetus to do it. It always annoyed me, but the bare reality of hundreds of marines to paint was too daunting to begin. Also with my mates high standard (good enough to get a job in the local games workshop) of painting, my table top standard never seemed good enough to match it.

    However I digress. Today after a 4 year gap from gaming (life/Uni got in the way dam it) I am slowly returning to the game. I am determined to have a fully painted army, as I will soon be moving to a new home town and a new home in which I plan to have for the first time a fully dedicated gaming room, big enough I home to have a new gaming table and display units for the army. Also I will be in need of new opponents and will seek out the local gaming club, and I do not want to join with a ‘metal/plastic army’ still

    After seeing far far too many marine armies throughout the years, and with a bits box of tyranids still occupying space under my bed, and with a personal opinion that the Tyranid warriors are the best plastics Games Workshop has ever done I have decided that this will be army.

    I have always been a power gamer (and by power I mean sheer size of the army – not tooled to win every game – I personally cant stand people like this, Warhammer is a game, not winning/life dependant) I fully intend to amass an army of at least 10,000, and depending on finance eventually large enough to field a bio-titan or two.

    I am currently selling off all the unpainted marines on ebay to raise funding for the new tyranid army. (Silent smoke – already has two Baneblades and I am in need of hitting power in my army to fight back.) Please support this effort by checking out my items for sale (Note to mods if this self promotion is not allowed Sorry please alert me and I will remove)

    Now with this in mind and what has gone forth before I wanted to have a very simple and easy painting scheme. I have ranked the alien films as probably my favourite of all time and wanted to base my army on the idea of almost pure black xenos. I also felt this would be a unusual scheme (not red/blue/green as warp shadows gallery seem to indicate) Also to me it seems a bit of a natural scheme to me, predatory creatures that are in a almost black environment (i.e. what space effectively is) are normally always pure black to give them natural camouflage. (However I am just taking the colours from the aliens – not the alien bulbous head as I don’t think it suits the tyranid range, and love what GW have done with them)

    However the human in me, realised that black models on green/black bases would be very dark & dull, however being previously a space wolves collector (who fluff indicates seem to be from a snow bound planet) decided that snow/artic would be a good theme to run with as well as providing a contrasting base to highlight the black of the model. (I plan to have a themed gaming table built around this theme when I move in summer so will be including the development of that in my log)

    Anyhow I tried a few test models and got a bit of feed back from you lot over on this small log. The general consensious was that my highlighting was too harsh (as always digital images never portray how they appear in real life) I took this criticisms on and tried highlighting with codex grey before moving on the skull white, however I quite like the harshness of it, and more importantly to me it is a very quick/easy and effective scheme and have decided to settle on it.

    So why am I setting up this log? Really I want to use it as a motivation tool. I know that if I just slowly painted the army, I would soon get bored with it, and just paint all the exciting things, and not bother with the rank and file men (nids?) and I feel that on lurking and reading all the other project logs on warseer, the encouragement of you guys will hopefully spur me on to having a army I can be proud off. Note : I tried setting up a gallery a few years back whilst at Uni, however it didnt really work and I was using a slightly different colour scheme. I originally wanted black skin and bone carapace - however found this frustrating as I was not a good enough painter to pull it off, as well as it being far too slow to paint the models in that scheme for me to really getting upwards of 200 models painted.

    So enough with the twittering and lets begin!

    I will begin with showing you, what I have amassed so far. I have currently have two halves to the army – the metal box and the plastic box. From this I am able to field approx 1500 – 2000 points. My intention for the painting and modeling of the army is to have the early foundation force (IE what I currently have) to be purely made up of the current 4th edition models) however as time goes on I will slowly begin to model my own unique designs and conversions so that slowly the army will develop a truly unique theme. However what that will be at this time I can not foretell.





    Lets begin with my test models and an indication of what my colour scheme is.

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