Friday, March 16, 2012

Hive Fleet Moloch: GOZILLA! continued...

UPDATE: Marco Schulze/Hive Fleet Moloch lives again! You can not follow his work on his Hive Fleet Moloch Instagram profile!

I went trawling through my closet full of white dwarfs again the other day, and I uncovered the article I'd missed in the last batch of Hive Fleet Moloch scans. As I'd thought, this one featured the Godzilla army that Moloch had whipped up for the studio. The article is mostly written by the man himself, so it gives a good deal of insight into the thought that went into the army. I must apologize for the poor quality of the scans and the dark quality of the images as they appeared in White Dwarf. Hopefully they are still legible enough that people can draw some inspiration or further understanding from them.

(EDIT) Someone pointed out that, due to the way Blogger displays photos, these may not be the easiest to read on here. Thus, here's a link to the actual gallery on google photos, wherein you can click on the loupe/magnifying glass above each image to see them full sized.)

White Dwarf 307
(August 2005)

Hive Fleet Moloch Godzilla Swarm


  1. Dear Mr Pink - I've meant to write and say thank you for ages, your Tyranid Archive series was a joy to read and really encouraged me in getting back into collecting 40K - particularly 'nids. I'd love to read more about your feelings about the later models...

    I additionally wanted to ask you if there was any more information available about Moloch's Winged Hive Tyrant and how his rending claws were made. I'd love to build one but having a Tyrant that cannot land is out of the question for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated - I'm a bit of an amateur when it comes to conversions!

    Lastly, any chance you might put your podcast back up on Soundcloud? It's disappeared recently which is a shame as it was jolly good fun.

    Thanks again, and best wishes,


    1. Thanks for the comment, Jesse!

      Dang, you're absolutely right! I need to do some more Tyranid Archive articles for all the subsequent models! I kind of stopped paying attention to Tyranid releases after the Tervigon/Plastic tyrant wave, so I'd need to do some research to get all my thoughts in order...

      In terms of Moloch's winged Tyrant, I'm assuming you're talking about the claws on its feet? From looking at these photos, they appear as if they're made from the spineback pieces from the carnifex kit for the actual claws. As for the feet, I can't really tell, but I would just sculpt them in greenstuff. You might not be that comfortable with it, but I've got a bunch of tutorials on how to get started with Greenstuff on my YouTube channel:

      Oh, and I've just fixed the issue with Soundcloud and the podcast. I've now migrated it to Buzzsprout:

      It should be updating right now on all the other podcast platforms.

      Now here's hoping I can get up some new episodes!