Despite having already painting my last Tyranid on multiple occasions, I seem to keep finding myself painting more. Certainly my tendency to horde things is partly to blame for this, but I also blame GW in making mucolids so good, and releasing the Shield of Baal boxed set–thereby flooding ebay with cheap Carnifeces.
Whomever I blame, I do find myself with more bugs awaiting painting in such a quantity as to be unrealistic that I’d ever play them in a normal game of 40k. With six new Carnies, a Dimachaeron, and nine more spores, I could almost field them all in 1000 points–and even compact them into a single force organization chart. So the idea that I might play them all one day isn’t quite as absurd, I guess?
No, it’s still pretty insane–well, at least outside of Apocalypse.
Be that as it may, I’ve already made the purchase and taken the time to remove them from the sprue and clean all the flash off them, so I’ll be damned if I’m going to leave them as bare plastic. Painting to a “dipping ready” standard shouldn’t take that long, so I’m off to the races.
Practically speaking, the big bugs are almost ready for dip (still some squad markings and touch-ups to do, plus some more work on the red–don’t ask me why I paint four layers of red on a model that is just going to get dipped anyway), so now it’s on to the arms and working on the spores. Then, assuming I don’t do something assanine like purchasing even more bugs, I’m ready for dipping.
It should be noted that I am seriously considering more purchases because of my loathe of the dipping process overall. Far be it from me to do something stupid like throw more money into a game I rarely play, right?