Hello blog buddies, what’s occurring?
Sadly, I’ve found myself distracted by a new project and will be giving up on the Tyranid Swarm Army
Nahhhhh just jokes guys, I’m loving this project and I’m determined as all hell to stick to my challenge of getting this project done and dusted by the end of 2019.
Ok now, it might surprise you but I like my Aliens big, scary, dark and a big Giger-ish…
EG. I love this!
and not so much this
Today I have a BEAST of a miniature to show you which is the first to be painted for my Genestealer/Tyranid army.
I call him ALGERNON The SwarmLord (Algernon, the name, comes from Algernon Blackwood who wrote the short story “The Egyptian Hornet” in 1915).
The only converting I did was adding the wings. You can make him with wings from the kit but then you lose a pair of claws or arms. I decided I wanted him to have the whole kit and kaboodle. So, technically he has six arms. (Two pincer claw arms, two sword wielding arms and two winged arms).
He’s a big yin (Scottish for big one).
ALGERNON is also my submission into Azazels Jewel of July Challenge.
I haven’t taken part in any challenge since Fembruary this year so it feels good to dip my toe in again and helped motivate me to get this monster done.
The colour scheme is a relatively simple one. I wanted the swarm to be dark shiny and menacing so Algernons colours will be across the Evolved (Full Tyranid) detachment of the army.
I really enjoyed playing playing around with purple and blue for highlights as they’re not my usual go-to colours.
Hope you like him guys like Algernon.
To help me stay focused on sticking to and completing my challenge our beloved Mr Wudugast suggested the following:
1. Get drunk on a daily basis.
2. Dress up as a giant coffee bean and wave a sign on the side of the highway that says “Great Coffee Sold Here”.
3. Leave society behind and become a Shaolin Monk.
I totally ignored all of these things but read between the lines…
Take a break from the project and paint or do something else.
I did exactly that so thanks Wudu and the result is this fine fellow.
Some of you might recognise him if you’re a fan of the EVIL DEAD movies.
Thats right folks, it’s none other than Bruce Campbell… or more specifically, his character ASH from the aforementioned movie…
I purchased the mini from Hasslefree and wow what a sculpt. The details are lovely and crisp so I’m not sure if my painting standards really do it justice.
He came with a few options for his right hand weapon. I was tempted to go with the, iconic, chainsaw but wanted to stay with the first movie vibe more than the second or third instalments.
You’ll notice he’s wearing a red shirt with white straps too and that’s because he has joined the ranks of my Praetorian Guard Army. He’s a scout/recon kinda dude and will be, eventually, joined by other, characterful, compadres.
In the spirit of sticking to my main project here’s a bonus photo for you.
Remember, the toy factory that would eventually become the LEGO factory burned down three times. That’s determination. Never give up on what you really want to do. Tickets for my self help seminar can be purchased at hardenthefuckup.com.au 👍🏼😆😁😄😃😀