Sunday, June 10, 2012

Aliens project complete.

Three thousand points, painted in four days.

Above, you can see my Swarmlord stand-in.  Here are my objectives:

From left to right, we have Ripley, Kane's Nostromo helmet, Newt, Jones the cat, and lastly a pile of pulse rifles.  Here is a brief glimpse of the swarm:

That's one Swarmlord, three tyrant guard, five objectives, one tyranid prime, six broodlords, and one-hundred fourteen genestealers.  All of which involved conversion.  And I have a scar to show for it!


Sure, I spent a few weeks building the models and puzzling over color schemes, but the entirety of the army took a mere four days of work:  Two days last weekend, and two days this weekend.  That includes a re-energizing trip to a wolf preservation

I have yet to see Prometheus, but I think I have sated my Alien nerd-dom for the time being.  I look forward to trying the models out on the battlefield, but then I think I should wait for 6th Edition.

Thank you to all the people who helped me with the brainstorming, building, and painting phases.  Without the help and input of others, this project would not have come together as quickly, or to the standard,  that it did.


  1. Freakin' yes!

    I love the thought you have put into the objective markers.

    Were the heads all custom by you or from a kit?

    Great work Dan.

  2. Glad you like them!

    I picked up the alien heads from chapterhouse studios. They are cast in resin, and work just fine. I had to remove each genestealer head though, and carve out a notch in the neck-stump to give the putty something to really grip.

  3. You are insane! That is a beautiful army and the time you did it in is just mind boggling.

  4. Looks great Dan!!!

    Prometheus is ok, but as a badge wearing ALIEN fan boy it fell sort for me. It was more "WTF is going on" than " Ahh so that's whats going on". LOL

  5. Freakin' awesome!
    Been contemplating on a Tyranid army like this but not in such a short time.
    Hats off to you good sir.