Having tarted up a few Tyranids a while back for Kill Team, I have decided to tart up the rest of my old 1990’s Tyranid mini-horde and get them into 40K 8th Edition.
All I am doing is rebasing the models, touching up a bit of the very basic paint job and then inking the hell out of them.
I have too many other projects on the go and really do not want to do a major repainting undertaking on the whole army.
The rest of the Genestealers, Termagants and Hormagaunts did not take long to freshen up and they amke up the bulk of the horde.
Fortunately there are only about six models that need completely painting and they will get a similar scheme to the rest so they sort of fit in…
It does make me wonder how many games I played back then with unpainted models, something that I refuse to do these days.
I only have one old Zoanthrope model so will be running it as a Neurothrope instead.
As for this old Hive Tyrant, it is a bit small by todays standards and the model does not quite match the model profile in the Tyranids Codex. So this critter will be used as a Tyranid Prime instead.
My nice big scary heavy chunk of lead that is a Screamer Killer has been sitting around unloved for so many years that the undercoat has started to crack.
To finish off a few units, I just had to buy a couple of original lead Gargoyles to allow me to make a unit of ten, I bought one Tyranid Warrior with a Venon Cannon (I reckon I will need a few more big guns), and finally I did buy a painted large winged Hive Tyrant from eBay as the big boss.