Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Deathleaper - Hive Fleet Leviathan

Just finished painting Deathleaper a few days ago so thought I'd post a few pictures. This is the first metal model I have painted in a while (execept for a few Necron scarabs) as I picked this one up off ebay. Hopefully I should have a few Biovores painted in the next week and then its on with the Exocrine and Tervigon that I have already started.


Monday, 10 March 2014


I finished this Mawloc a few weeks ago but hadn't previously had chance to post any pictures of it. So far I have only played two games with the 'nids and have only used the Mawloc in one of those so I can't really comment on how useful it is.

If I can find some time over the next few days I am planning to post up some of my thoughts on the new Tyranid codex, I am a long way from being an expert on such matters but I have enjoyed using the army so far. In the meantime here are the pics of my Mawloc from Hive Fleet Leviathan


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Hive Fleet Leviathan - Work in Progress

The Necrons are now on the shelf and the Tyranids should have been putting in an appearance at my local gaming club tonight but unfortunately I hadnt made enough progress on them and the codex (still not read it at all) so I had to delay their first showing.

I am however quite pleased with how much progress I have managed to make in the time that I have had available and I am now pretty confident that I will finally be able to give the Tyranids of Hive Fleet Leviathan their first showing on the battlefield next week. So, here are some work in progress shots of what Im currently building and painting:

Monday, 6 January 2014

Tyranid Army Building - Advice Required

I have been building up my Hive Fleet Leviathan army over the last year or so but I've not really put a great deal of thought into which models to buy. Originally I just started off with a handful of random purchases and I was then able to buy a second hand Assault Brood set. Since that time I haven't really bought much for the Tyranids as I wanted to get to a point where I felt my Necrons were "finished".

Now that the new Tyranid codex is about to be launched, along with a host of new models, I think its nearly time to put the Necrons back to slumber in their Tomb World and for my version of Hive Fleet Leviathan to take to the gaming tables. I currently have a limited budget (probably about £200 max, ideally a bit less) to spend on some new models so I'd appreciate any advice from anyone as to what else I should consider buying. It should be noted that I know very little about Tyranids as I've only ever played a couple of games against them so I really am a bit clueless at the moment as to where to go next, the models I currently own are as follows:

  • Flying Hive Tyrant
  • Hive Tyrant (unbuilt)
  • Tervigon
  • Trygon (unbuilt)
  • Carnifex (unbuilt)
  • Carnifex with Deverourers
  • Carnifex with Talons
  • 24 Genestealers
  • 32 Hormagaunts
  • 9 Warriors
  • 8 Rippers
  • 32 Termagants
  • 10 Gargoyles

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Hive Fleet Leviathan - Flying Hive Tyrant

I've been working on this particular model (on and off) for many months now I'm really happy to have finally finished it. The Hive Fleet is starting to take shape now and with the new models due to be released soon, and more importantly with permission from the wife to buy quite a lot, I'm hoping to have my new Tyranid army up and running before the end of January (with the slow rate I which I paint these models it will probably be a very long time before I have a fully painted army though :-( )

Sunday, 24 November 2013

First blog post in a long time - Termagants

So, due to the birth of my daughter (Mia) in March my spare time has been rather limited and I havent really been able to get a lot of painting done. However, I have managed to completely, for now at least, finish painting my Necron army and I have then recently returned to my Tyranids (via a short detour with some Eldar).

If I get a bit more spare time over the next few days then I will try and get some pictures of the finished Necron army uploaded, in the meantime here are some pics of my first 16 Termagants from Hive Fleet Leviathan.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Shelves for Paint Storage

I only managed 1 post on this blog in the first two months and here is my third in the last fifteen minutes, apologies for the overload but finding spare time isn't so easy at the moment. A friend of mine built me some shelves for storing my ever expanding paint collection on as I was getting fed up of having them all stored in a box. So, I now have all my paints directly in front of me as Im sat at my desk and I have to say I find it to be a much more pleasant working environment.

Steve C - Thanks again for taking the time and effort to sort these for me, much appreciated :-)

Unit of Genestealers

As well as working my way through cleaning up and assembling Sedition Wars over the last few weeks I also managed to paint my first unit for my new Tyranid army, in this case it was Genestealers. I stuck with the Hive Fleet Leviathan colour scheme that I tested on a Hormagaunt earlier in the year but this time I cut the number of steps down a bit so that I could paint them a lot quicker. The end result isnt quite to the same standard but its close enough and will save me a hell of a lot of time.