I haven’t progressed all that much in my hobbies so far this year. My latest excuse has been my recent vacation, but rather than making more excuses, I spent some time this past weekend assembling my latest Tyranid purchases.
Despite the issues with the new codex, I did break down and buy 3x Hauraspex/Exocrines and 2x Harpy/Crones, along with the book and the psychic cards. The completest in me has really toyed with the idea of purchasing a third flyer, but my inner pragmatist knows that I won’t use three flyers in many games at all, so I don’t think it’s worth it. I could always buy another later, but I hate the mess that comes with dipping my models, so I’ve resolved to make a go of it with two.
Anywho, before I left on vacation, I wound up assembling most of them, but I ran into a shortage of magnets. So, the day before our flight, I placed an order for some more (along with a bunch of other stuff–mostly for the WHFB goblin army: DAMN YOU, COLE). So, when I got back home, they were waiting for me, and I put them to use.
There isn’t all that much to write about, since they magnetized really easy. The only parts that are even moderately interesting is the fact that I put a dollop of green stuff in the Exocrine’s gun to make the magnet stick, and that I assembled each of the flyers based upon looks alone. I couldn’t be bothered to magnetize every little bit (head, chest spikes, anus), so I just chose combinations that I was fond of, and magnetized the weapons and lampreys/missiles (or whatever they’re called).
Anywho, now I’m off to prime these and throw a coat of paint on them.
Before I get to the dipping stage, does anyone know of anything else I should paint up so that I don’t have to dip ever again (or at least ever again this year?)