Tyranid Starspawn WIP
Very excited about the new Warhammer 40k Shadow War skirmish wargame (functionally a reboot of the classic Necromunda game)! I’ve always really loved the look of Tyranid Warriors, but they’re sort of terrible in 40k proper (and I’ve no interest in making a giant Tyranid swarm army), but they’re perfect as a small skirmish killteam.
I really wanted to go for a good alien look, something bizarre and otherworldly that plays off the insect+dinosaur look of the Tyranids. I also wanted to tap into some Lovecraft style cosmic horror, and decided that these guys are all going to be cthonic blind monstronsities, crawling around in the dark corners of the earth. I might paint them a pale pink-white, like earthworms.
Two basic warriors, feeling around in the darkness with their noodley wiskers.
My Warrior Alpha, sporting some fancy fly wings (He can’t actually fly in the rules, but I figure he can go fast enough and they look cool)
Two ‘Gun Beasts’, which are the heaviest conversions. Tyranids are awesome, but I’ve never really liked the whole bioweapons/swords that are held like guns. I wanted something totally removed from anthropomorphism, and thus… the “Bee-rex”
And finally a cute little Ravener popping out of the ground like a death worm.