As the recent White Dwarf featuring the new Tyranid releases may have caused some confusion, I thought it be best if I set the record straight about where "Hive Fleet Ouroboros" originated. You may have previously seen these kicking around the ol' bloggerino:
They are all projects that Moloch and I have collaborated on over the years. However, compared to the photos from my slew of Hive Fleet Moloch posts, you may wonder about the shift in colour scheme from the Moloch reds and blacks. Well, these were certainly all painted by Moloch, and they mark a shift in his Tyranid evolution that took place shortly after the release of the fourth edition Tyranid codex.
However, Moloch was determined to hang on to the models he'd painted for the project, and they formed the beginning of his next fleet: Hive Fleet Ouroboros!
STANDARD MOLOCH SENSE OF HUMOUR: EAT THE CHILDREN!
A BEEFY TYRANT GUARD
THE MAGGOT TYRANT AND FRIEND
Hive Fleet Ouroboros went on to score as many Golden Demons (if not more than) Moloch's previous fleet, including awards for the following Shrike squad and the hilarious "Shoot the Big Ones!" duel:
Whereas the previous Hive Fleet Moloch seemed to focus on some simple conversions to make the most of the existing models, with Hive Fleet Ouroboros, Moloch seems to have twisted his creatures even further. One example of this is his Taloned Horror that was created for a special campaign weekend:
He's also kept up his love for the big bugs with this dramatically posed Trygon...which he had ready remarkably soon after the plastic kit was released... ;)
And, though the lasting home of Hive Fleet Moloch and Hive Fleet Ouroboros here on the web may be down temporarily, there shouldn't be any doubt that Moloch is still out there, assimilating new strains and folding them into his new hive. Here are just a few of his more recent projects:
A RAVENER STAND-IN, SCRATCH-SCULPTED BY HYDRA AND INSPIRED BY THE VERY REAL BOBBIT WORM
HIVE FLEET OUROBOROS' SWARMLORD
Pretty creepy and crawly, eh? However, if these newest bugs have got you in a tizzy, fear not for the Moloch provides protection as well, particularly in the form of GIANT, BUG-HUNTING ROBOTS that stomped their way to Gold in the 2009 Games Day Canada Golden Demon >:)
Yep, Moloch was responsible for that one, too.