Hello fellow fraters! I normally hang out over in the Ravenspire working on my Successor Renegade force but I've been toying with the idea of starting a Tyranids project for about six months. I finally decided to take the plunge and start a Kill Team so I found a local player who was looking to rehome some lovely little creatures. I picked up a box of Warriors and Hormagaunts and four Termagants since I wanted some more shooting options. I have no idea what I'm doing or what's good on the table but I wanted to try something different. I've always built my Marines by rule of cool first, rules second, and I imagine that's the approach I'll take to this project as well.
The background idea for this Hive Fleet is that they don't physically exist. When Tyranid or GSC activity increases in an area all living beings will have nightmares and that is where this fleet exists. They manifest as horrible nightmares and images that cause the dreamers to be afraid and sleep deprived.
The background came from my desire to paint these up in a Synthwave style. I'm not sure exactly what it will look like but I've got a couple pictures that I'm using as color reference and inspiration:
So first up is my built hormagaunts. I tried to give them a little character. I heard a tip a long time ago about heating up their tails with a candle to bend them and make them less uniform so I did that and like the results. I also tried to model a few of them in interesting ways (not that there are many options). I've got a couple talking (synapsing?) with each other and another one about to scissor off the dreamers head: