It has been a while since I built and painted models for this army; It was great fun when Jørn gave my son, who has participated in painting “our Tyranid army” (since the Battle for Macragge starter set came) a Imperial Armour book containing the Forge World range of Tyranid models.
After evaluating different Forge World units, Inger Helene gave me a grand birthday present, two Malanthropes! It was great fun building and painting them. However, I decided not to go with the stands/bases they where fitted with from Forgeworld, and we build our own. This is how they turned out.
To get the right "team spirit" and "team feeling for the army", Inger Helene built a second Mawloc. She had great fun posing it, and I tried to create a stand/base that gives the impression of the mighty beast breaking its way up from underneath the surface.
After test playing, the only thing remaining to complete our tournament army is to finish some more Troops and Object Markers (and my son has started painting a mighty Tyranid beast of his own…). I will post pictures when they are finished.