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Awhile back I built an Awesome Red Terror:
Then Gareth and Math (no offence great models)made larger ones stating that all the other Red terrors were too small to swallow whole. so I was inspired to build this guy:
Who can definately swallow large units whole, I bet he could even swallow Gareth's and Math's Red Terrors whole. (still no offence)
I realized that these are Gargantuan creatures instead of Monstrous Creatures, so I switched back to my 1rst Red terror, the Best model in my collection. (I built the rest of the army around him)
So this big unit sat on my shelf while I moved on, making the Verm1spfex:
The Taloned Horror:
I felt sad that he had no purpose as he was a great and fun conversion. Then Forgeworld showed off their new Reaver Titan at UKday with a predicted pricetag of $1010.00! I realized that I hate FW's prices more than anything so instead of wasting money, I give you my new Trygon!
(The new Trygon would be the above large creature after the Red terror pics.)
the taloned horror looks like an ithilid lol
good conversions though
WELL SAID, NO MORE SQUATS THEY ARE DEAD GET OVER ITOriginally Posted by artificer
That would be the Malefactor that looks like an Illithid. He's also quite Cthulhuian.
That older RT conversion was pretty good, but the newer one unfortunately doesn't quite match the quality I usually see in your models... I find the head is too big and the upper body too massive when compared to the tail part which is supposed to support their weight, whether a large RT or a Trygon.
I'm of course biased as I think the original RT is one of the best models ever made by GW, even if it is a bit skinny. =)
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
I think your Red terror looks good. The Trygon is very good too. You really do go through Carnifex's like nobody's business. The big claws and the use of parts is as always very inspiring. However I think you still need to do some work on the mouth.
To be specific the throat. At the moment it is just plain and simple green stuff. You should model a big gulpy throat into which victims can go. You may not be able to make it deep but you should be able to make it look alive. Use green stuff to create what looks like an opening which is presently closed.
Hi Leech, I added a ribbed roof to the mouth with GS and there is a closed opening that you can't see in the pics lower in the throat. I am working on fixing the weight on the thin tail problem now. I think I will add legs like my Malefactor to support the creature, leaving the tail as a stabiliser.
I used this method on that big Scorpion Carnifex of mine ( in the gallery somewhere ). At the base of it's tail it is actually pinned to it's base as the legs would be too weak on thier own. This could help you if you want to keep your Trygon more or less as it is and not add other limbs etc to it and change it's appearance too much.
What you could use is up to you. You could just make some fake rocks. Perhaps boulders that were pushed aside if you wish to show it as emerging from the ground. Those odd looking plants that come with some Tyranid models could work. you know the thing the Zoanthrope floats about on and those things on the Genestealer bases. I'm sure you could come up with something using all the Tyranid bits you must have lying around.
Having a closer look at the Trygon I think I like it more now. I noticed you have taken scything talons and removed the carapace that runs over the top of the blade. You then used this on the center of the Trygon's chest and abdomen as extra carapace. I think that is very good. I may copy that if you don't mind. Infact I like the idea of having a Haruspex alot, I will have to try to cook one up, you are an inspiration for me to get off my lazy rump.
Glad you like him, I'm taking a pounding over at Warpshadow about him. He looks alot better with primer and I think he will look cool with paint. I was thinking of replacing his lowest Scythes with clawed legs like the Malefactor on the same thread and putting rocks under them. They are small compared to his other limbs and it will probably give the Warpshadow guys fits, which can't be a bad thing. (some of the guys over there do like my stuff, but some...)
Feel free to use any ideas from my stuff, my stuff is your stuff.