I'd like to share with you all my vision for my Tyrannid horde. And hope to get some awesome feedback and ideas from everyone here.
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Alright. So I'm gonna be coming into a small nid army right away (deathstrike nids), and with that I've been trying to think up an idea for how I would paint my soon to be tyrannid army. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a color scheme, but nothing was giving me any real good ideas.
At one point I started going through all my movies and video games, trying to see if I can get some means of inspiration from my collection (this coming from seeing a Bioshock themed color scheme online). So after looking for awhile, my eyes landed on my second largest and second most prized collection, and then it hit me.....
GODZILLA THEMED TYRANNID ARMY BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I know the term "Nidzilla" is very common, just a nid army with all MC's, but the vision I have for my army goes alittle further then that idea. My tyrannid army will be modeled, and painted (with all the skill I can muster in both) in the image of each and every Godzilla monster from the whole Toho movie series!
Now this just means any Godzilla monster that has made an appearance in the traditional Toho movie line up. So no Godzilla cartoon series, no books (maybe, still need to research that), and definitely no Mathew Brodrick Godzilla either@! Just good old, traditional Godzilla Originals!
Now imagine if you will, the Tyrannid hive mind coming to earth, in the Toho movie world. They find a planet, filled with life. The human population proves to be of little threat, but the local wildlife.......that proves to be a grave threat.
The Hive mind soon learns, that this planet is home to many large and very dangerous lifeforms. All with different sizes, shapes, and forms of protection. And ruler of them all, the greatest natural weapon of the world, is the monsters king and ruler: Godzilla.
But alas, as great and powerful as Godzilla is, it cant stand the might, cunning, and brutality of the swarm. And eventually the biggest and fiercest of the mighty beasts is brought down. The hive mind immediately goes to work harvesting the massive amount of potent biomass now for the taking. And in absorbing and assimilating Godzillas body, the Hive mind realizes the true scope of what it has discovered. That among Godzillas powerful genetic code, it learns the existance of each and every other great beast on earth. The armoured Anguirus, the proud Mothra, the destructive King Ghidorah and many more. The Hive mind bristles at the thought of harvesting all of their genetic material, not just for the sheer amount of bio mass such monsters will surely yield, but for the powerful genetic superiority the creatures will undoubtedly provide for the swarm.
The Hive mind is quick to start utilizing Godzillas bio mass to create a powerful new Monster. With the combined traits of tyrannid genetics, and the strength of Godzillas DNA, the Hive mind creates a new Alpha predator. A Godzilla Hive Tyrannt! A being whole will lead this new swarm into an age of monstrous Genetic superiority, and will in turn cleave all life from this world. Monstrous, and human alike.
So thats my idea
I'm super excited for this project. Its honestly been an idea in my notebook for a year now, but because I didnt have the finances to start a new army I never got around to it. But with this nid army on the way, I figured now would be a great chance for my dream project to take off! A combination with two of my greatest passions, Godzilla and 40k. I no word of a lie have all (except one) Godzilla movies in my collection. I've been a huge fan of Godzilla since I was just a wee child. And have been collecting the movies for some years now.
The main idea of this army is that the Hive mind has killed all Godzilla monsters (except the machine ones of course) and has assimilated their DNA into each of the tyrannid broods. Each monster giving a specific brood stronger attributes. So the practical idea is to model and paint each Tyrannid brood after a different Godzilla monster, with each monster giving a certain tyrannid brood an edge over others.
I'm only average when it comes to painting, so that'll be the hardest part. But I'm sure with enough peoples ideas and help it'll turn out pretty good. This'll also give me a chance to broaden my painting skills and try out new things. So that'll be exciting!
I pride myself on being pretty good at mods and modeling new things. I'll try to keep some broods simple, but I'm sure many tyrannids will really need some work to look like their respective Godzilla monster. I'm going to keep the main focus on tyrannids though. So just a few modified bits, and the paint will be all thats needed for you to look at the model and think "yup, thats Godzilla alright".
My list of Tyrannid broods - Monsters is as follows. Now keep in mind this was made about a year ago, before all the new models and stuff came out. Also there are fewer Godzilla monsters then there are tyrannid types, so I'll be doubling up a few breeds for the sake of reason and sanity....
Alright, the List so far: