Friday, April 13, 2018

Project Gorgon

Hive Fleet Gorgon, know to the Tau as the Toxic Fleet, is one of the many Tyranid hive fleets in the 40K universe. In the setting they have an adaptability level that is impressive even for the ever changing Tyranids. After a single encounter they will adapt on a biological level to defeat foes using ever mutating toxins that quickly overcome their victims with just the slightest touch. After encountering plague marines of Moldering Claw this became even worse as they adapted to a level that could even affect the followers of Nurgle.

Why am I bringing this up? Well I have volunteered to to refurbish and refresh an old Hive fleet Gorgon army for the 2018 NOVA Open. As far as I can tell the army was painted back in 2009. Some of the models have dates painted on the bottom of the bases that I assume are around when they were originally painted. Most of the models were current for that time period or older. The army was probably designed for 5th edition.  

I am attempting to bring them into the current edition of the game and get them ready for folks to bid on in famous NOVA Open Silent auction! 

Here are a few BEFORE shots.   

Not terrible, but after 9 years they are definitely in need of some TLC (and basing) 

Here are some close ups (also BEFORE)

My plan is to brighten them up and make them POP. My wife suggested treating the current paint jobs as the base colors and work them up. I tried that and it seems to work. The next three pictures are of a single Gaunt in the original colors.

Next is what they looked like after I brightened them up and re-based them. The Carapace is a bit darker than normal for Gorgon but I'll just call that artistic license.

There are 114 models to work on and around 4 months to complete while I am still doing everything else I do each day and my other NOVA Open obligations. Wish me luck

Next time I will go over what I am doing per model type and what paints I am using in case you want to follow along at home. 

Till next time 


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