Last year I stumbled onto this site http://www.timkline.net/alienids/ And immediately went out and bought a box of stealers to make some of my own. I think I got around to making two of them before I moved on. But now space hulk is around the corner it is a perfect time to dust these guys off and make a few specialty nids. All the nids I can make from this kit will use the scything talons instead of hands which will make them different than the game ones. I also am making use of the unique heads in the stealer box so far I used the embryo implant,feeder,and flesh hook tendril heads. I also use the extended carapace and ripper swarm.
So I wake up this morning Surprise,Surprise the mystery box was Space Hulk, One thing about these marketing campaigns is when they go this route where they put out little to no info you tend to make the product better in your own head. I for one was foolishly hoping for full plastic Cities of Death style interlocking tiles and unfortunately it was cardstock. There were also no Star Trek style sliding doors or a talking battle computer named K.I.T.T. Now do not get me wrong, I am still going to buy at least two more if I can. But I do have to say the models for this game are spectacular. You just have to go on the Games Workshop site and check out everything they have on the game as soon as possible. As soon as I get the game I will being attempting the painstaking task of making each cardstock piece out of plasticard and bits. I will being asking advice about this project as I go along such as,how tall do I make the walls? Do I use walls?Just the floor like the card stock. I will also be making a Pre-Heresy terminator squad and paint up the ten or so genestealers I already have. But just so you know the Genstealers I worked on were heavily influenced by the AlienNids site.
Stay tuned for yet another project to the pile
Sons of Horus, Blood Pact, The Eisenhorn Inquisitoral Army, Ultramarines, and now Space Hulk
I live in New York and have been into the hobby for quite some time now.
I have yet to play a single game but have painted close to twenty different armies.
I really enjoy making quailty armies that I end up selling after a year or so to those who will really enjoy them.
When I am not painting you can find me kicking back enjoying suburban life.