Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Used Nids, eBay, and Boxes in the Garage

OR - how I was able to jump start my new hive fleet with incredible savings!

Over the holiday week last week, when I was back visiting family in Ohio, I was able to rummage around some old boxes from my parents house and discovered quite a few tyranid models and bits that I had completely forgotten about in recent years.

I was also able to strike a deal with a buddy, who had a huge selection of used Nids that had been looking for a home.

And finally, I found an amazing deal on eBay to grab a forgeworld barbed heirodule for 50% off, which I scooped up immediately.

For the total sum of about $150, I now have at my disposal, to jump start the resurgance of my hive fleet:

2 hive tyrants with wings
1 deathleaper
3 tyranid warriors
6 genestealers (5th ed box set)
88 termagants
1 tervigon
2 trygons
3 carnifex
1 barbed heirodule

While the new codex will have to be released before I determine which pieces of this puzzle will become my standard 1850-2000 point "all comers" list, not a bad way to start things off!!

I'll likely pick up another tervigon, 2 of the new flyers, the new exocrine, and a box of the new hive guard on release day to better construct my list. But this all adds up to about 3000 points on its own, so I'm already ahead of my goal for both January and February. Things are looking good for the fleet!

This weekend I'll post some WIP pictures of my models being cleaned, converted, and painted up. I'll also be including pics of my finished hive tyrant, so you can see what the scheme is going to look like across the swarm.



  1. Great score! Hopefully the barbed heirodule isn't a crappy Chinese knockoff. Still, you're going to be off to a fantastic start.

    1. It's actually off a dude from MO who was trying to offload some forgeworld models. The model is already built based and primed, and I figure if it needs repairs from being shipped here it's well worth the savings.