Yup, I’m working on version 4.0. For those that have been reading the blog since 2010, you might be familiar with the previous three attempts at completing my Tyranid army:
At this point, I know that I’ll most likely paint another bug one day and have to stain things again, so it’s more of a running gag. Still, it almost seems realistic that this could be the last time, as the only models I don’t have physically painted are:
- Venomthropes (I’ll most likely use some of the Hordes models if I need to use them, but I figure Malanthropes will work smashingly as a substitute)
- Tyrannocytes (or whatever they call the drop pods now, but I have my pods of yesteryear that can fill in there)
- Old One Eye (but any carnifex with a skull showing through can work for him, right?)
Really, I think that I have every other option in the current codex built and painted–most with magnetized weapon arms, plus some other random models. So, until they release a new ‘dex with great units or Forgeworld puts out something I just can’t live without, I’m good with what I have.
Well, that is if you include these guys. These six lictors (five regular + one deathleaper) round out my army. I never gave these guys all that much credit, but apparently, they’re being used to some success out there. When combining them with my toxicrenes (still a work in progress), that will complete my Hive Fleet.
But then again, I thought I was done before. Any bets on how long it takes before I write my next “last Tyranid I’ll ever paint” post?