It was born on a cold world. A world once ravaged by the fires of war long ago. left uninhabited by nuclear winter and radiation. What had once been a thriving Imperial world lay isolated for thousands of years, the once great cities mere shadows of what they had once been. It was not exactly a dead planet, at least not in the beginning. There was animal and plant life, and even some nearly sentient primate analogues. And a single dormant spore of unknown and alien origins. The records name this planet Wendigo, and as the spore awoke it listened to the voices of its overmind. It began to feed, to build, to grow. After the first month the swarm had devoured the small continent on which it first began to thrive. By the end of the second month it had finished devouring the entire planet. All of its biomass was used in the construction of a single massive ship that felt only the need to feed. It quickly swept through the other planets int he system, devouring and growing as it went, until, finally, it was able to gorge itself no more. It traveled then from system to system, its psychic shadow growing ever stronger. It stumbled upon a system infested with orks, and it began to feast again. What left the system was no longer a small fleet of Hive ships but a massive force comprising hundreds of ships, it scoured the stars traveling through Tau and Ork worlds alike with nothing able to slow its advance until it finally encountered the edge worlds of human space. It destroyed over a hundred imperial worlds before it was classified, named, and a force was dispatched to deal with the new xenos threat, officially designated as Hive Fleet Wendigo
And there you have it a little bit of background for my newest army. Ive always detested tyranids but ive come to really enjoy their place in the 40K universe so i thought I might as well try my luck. this is where i stand so far...
To start off with my work area is no longer as large as i would have liked for this kind of work. but it is plenty big enough for cranking out minis
Because of the Hive Fleets Background I plan on doing all Snow or Ice bases for my army. I got a little adventerous and perhaps a little ahead of myself but i wanted to get close to this result for my bases.
so i decided to give something like this a go. and the inital stages looked promising so without waiting i went ahead and did the bases for my warriors.
And then they turned out like this.
Now i realize that my mistake began by not using an airbrush. but that was never really a viable option for me anyways. However i do think they turned out rather well all things considered. I finished my test mini today base and all and im very happy with how he turned out as well.
So with that decided i am working on putting together the warriors next. I should be priming them tomorrow if all goes well. Any comments or suggestions you guys have im always happy to hear it, even if its negative!