Hello again, fellow warseers!
It's me (again) with another army and another log. You might already know my other work/armies from my various logs - so you might also know, that I'm always sorely tempted to start a new army when I finish the previous one...
There are several reasons for this:
1. I take as much pleasure from painting/converting as I take from playing
2. Themes/ideas for painting new models/armies always start popping up in my mind when one of my other projects reaches completion
3. I encounter optical features in armies, that I'd like to work on
In 2001 my brother and I bought a Tyranid battleforce and a hive tyrant. Our painting skills were mediocre at best, as was his interest in the overall hobby. He quit with 40k (and fantasy) a year later and we sold the Tyranids soon after, as I started disliking the models and the crappy paintjob.
With the new codex this year and some new models available, a friend of mine (who normaly runs CSM) and I decided to give the Tyranids another try. We decided on separate armies with similar colours, so that they might look like part of the same Hive. The original plan was, to meet for a painting session once a week or every two weeks - which didn't work out (because of different schedules) as well as we thought. We will still try it, but I've developed a second plan: I'll try to paint 500 points every month - that shoulöd leave me with enough time to still work on my Daemons (which are nearing completion).
Here are the first 500 points I'd like to paint 'til the end of april:
1x Hive Tyrant (wings, BS/LW)
3x Warriors (1x VC)
As we started painting a month ago, I alreday have 6 Gaunts done (no. 6, the test-Gaunt, is missing in pic):
Tell me what you think!
BTW: The name "Apophis" refers to egyptian mythology: The great snake Apophis tries every day to devour the sungod Ra and to plunge the world into darkness - I wanted the Tyranids to look quite dark and menacing, as if they were adapted to fight and carmouflage themselves in perpetual twilight.