True, the black could be improved upon, but I like it as it is. Gives the bugs a scary feel, imagine something almost invisible charging at You in the dark at about 60km per hour, ground trembling as 3-or-more-ton monstrocities advance. A guardsmen would die of a heart attack before it even got to him.
That's what I imagine my Hive Fleet does. Block the sunlight with their hive ships, spore clouds and fmc's and then advance with impetuous and brute force. Occasionaly stepping into genetic code useful in their evolution. As we play more and more 7th edition, I need to finally make new objective markers for them. Something to think about.
Got carried away a bit, haha. Anyways, here's my progress with the project:
Painted a unit of fleshborer Termagants. I swapped some bodies with hormagaunts, so that they don't look all the same and played with their tails, bending them left and right.
Next up, we've got an assembled Tervigon, gave it the "tyrannofex" head and bended his/her/its tail after putting it in boiled water as this one needs a little convincing to move unlike gaunts. This fleets nemesis would be Dark Angels, as most of their army is fearless, so my Nids have hard time forcing morale checks on them. They have particular hatred towards flesh in "mechanical" bodies, therefore always tear Marines apart long before assimilating biomass. AS an example for my opponent, You'll notice a masacrated marines body on the base.
Here's the base for my Mawloc.:
I can spoil that he also will display some show of force against the Dark Angels. Assume he's now in reserve and will soon appear on this shattered road. [They do have enough manners to knock below the ground before getting up, as some of You may know from experience
Here we've got next model I assembled, another Carnifex, also magnetised:
He's a bit shy fellow, forming up a battering ram stance.
Here are all of The Beatles I currently have, these ones also know how to play rock. Perhaps naming them after the band members is a good idea, as there will be a fourth one too:
And lastly, the Zoanthrope, biggest brain of the operation. I will probably prime her very soon.:
Also, I made a dozen of high grass tufts using large brush hair and hot glue:
So there You have it. Small step for a bug, not so giant leap for the fleet.