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    My 'arachnogaunt'

    Hey hey Well...I converted a gaunt!! Hehe, anyhoo - I'm going for a sort of arachnid sceme for my whole army, 8 legs and stuff...so I wanted to test it out and see how it looked before actually converting alot of things in my army (carnifexes being one of them)

    So...Onto business! First, I appologise for the terrible quality of pictures as I haven't used a camera in a long time...heh.

    Uhh, I made 3 legs out of devourers (the very front two and the back one sticking into the air) the other 5 were made out of sprue. I used alot of greenstuff, a sculp tool and a rotacraft drill to file and cut things, mainly becasue my friend who lent me basically everything wouldn't lend me cutters or a file

    So I'm sure you all want to see the pictures...and here they are:

    http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/DSCF1385.jpg
    http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/DSCF1382.jpg
    http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/DSCF1370.jpg
    http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/DSCF1365.jpg
    http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t/DSCF1359.jpg

    And just to make anyone who likes it jealous, I have to give it away! I told the guy I borrowed the parts off he could have the model back as it was just a concept and something to get my greenstuffing 'skills' back So he's gonna get this little thing

    But comments and critisizms are welcome and appreciated


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    Dude those pics are blurry, except for the last one, and from what i can see it looks cool. Nice job :happy:

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    It looks ok, a little flat where there's all the green stuff, but those photos are woeful.

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    aside from the picture quality i think they look allrite mate, like the concept but dont you think thats going to take forever to make a whole army of them?

    if you have the patience time and money i think a whole army of these would be freekin awesome.
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    From what i could make out of the last picture, the concept looks cool, though theres a little flower icon on most digicams that enables macro mode - use this when taking pictures up close and it focuses better

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    I think from what I can see of it that it looks good. However you should be careful as to how big it's legs get. If they are too big they can't fit on thier bases. I think the concept is good though. What you should do is refine your method in giving your Tyranids extra legs. Those legs looked a little ramshackle to me. Make them connect with the bodies better and make the limbs smoother.

    Here are Spider riders. The parts from them should be helpful in making your Tyranids spidery. http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefr...009&orignav=13

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    Just a tip, if you have a crap camera like mine, it actually takes WAY better photos from about a foot away. Seriously.

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    Looks rather good from what I can see . Agreed with everyone else though, you SUCK at taking photos my friend :rofl. Oh well, at least it looks a little bit more intact than fluffy (Have you even finished that yet ). Back legs do look a lil flat though, gotta admit. Nice idea though 8Y.

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    That is a cool concept though, and you've implemented it well. That would take forever, I think, to make an army. It's a shame you have to give it back, but your friend will certainly enjoy it. Nice work!

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    Thanks for the replies guys! And if there's one thing I take away from this thread, it'll definately be the unanimous vote that I can't take pictures. At all. Ever.

    ANyhoo, I'll try and respond to everyone (sorry I haven't done it before now - I forgot my password)

    Winterous - that was one of the lucky legs to be made out of sprue, but I'll be adding detial to it at a later date ^_^

    BrotherAzriel - Well I was thinking abotu making around 5 and then making moulds of them and working from there.

    Izzinatah - There is no flower mode

    Leech - 5 of them were ramshackled together! Out of sprue, hence why they look bad when I do the actual gaunts I'll use devourers/scything talons for all of the legs. And it's about...3 times the size of a normal base I think, might be two...Two to 3 definately.

    omgitsduane - I tried it, and it worked!! Well, I still managed to mess it up, but I think it would have worked if I wasn't using the camera ^_^

    Seasonreaper - haha...No, Fluffy is still sitting in my conversion box waiting for me to glue the elgs back on

    Tekore - Thanks! I think he's planning on shelving it till I finish it, and he'll probably do some wierd gaurd converion with it

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