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This is my flying hive tyrant that i was hoping to show you guys once i was finished, but the occurance of a red shirt not allowing me to play on a GW table with it because it was an IP infringement has sped up my design.
So what i'm asking is how can i modify the model/my conversions so far to make it seem less like the original lord of the rings model so that i can use it at GW sponsered events.
And here are the pics.
This is how the model started (sort of, after a little work)
this is the linkage for one of the photos as it is too large
the Tail and the leg
and the leg sort of attached:
Any CC is helpful, but as i said earlier any comments on how to make it less LotR like is also really helpful (even if you think it will be ok once it is painted)
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Wow that's a really cool idea. Look at the brain on that beast! lol
I think the only things you need to do to before painting is maybe one more round of green stuff to smooth out certain areas like the neck head area, and the back spore chutes things.
A mightily awesome Tyrant you have! ;Y
I believe the reason that the red shirt said that is because Lord of the Rings minis are not actually copyrighted or (I think) liscensed by Games Workshop. They are owned by New Line Cinema and the rest of that lot. Therefore if you use a LotR model or component with a 40k or Fantasy one and use it in a tournement, or (I think, again) a GW sponsered event, it is in a way a copyright breach and is not allowed. Private games and useage is fine. Just please note I am not confident what I'm saying is true, it's just what I know from my own knowledge.
Of course, you could just coat the whole wing in a thin layer of greenstuff, replicate the details and say you sculpted it from scratch
Now with that out of the way, I think it is a cool looking tyrant. The head does certainly catch my attention Also, thought about modeling victims in those massive claw/feet?
A really nice conversion:happy: *reps*
I think they recently may of started allowing lotr models to be used with 40k / whfb tournies. Could be wrong though. Anyway it looks great! Could probably pass as a zoanthrope aswell.8Y
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I spoke to a few Tourny organisers about this, and with the lack of GW supported events in AU (most are held by the 40k community) that as long as it is mostly GW product it should be completely fine and legal.
Dont worry about the Red shirts too much, different red shirts have different opinions as well so what one wont allow another would.
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I like what you've done so far.
I reckon that more arms would help.
If you add a pair just under the wings, then I think it'd look less LotR and more non-descript monster. Most 'Nids have a preponderance of limbs (as far as I can tell), so go for more.8X
That's my 2pence worth.
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With tyranids, one of the only things the whole race has in common is 6 limbs and a tail. So you have wings on him, add more limbs to him. So he has the wings, 4 arms and a tail. Then he should look more Niddy and less Lotr ().
I too bestow accolades on your decidedly handsome effort; but forgive me my ignorance, not being familiar with all the denizens of the Tyrannid menagerie, what did the beasty look like before you applied your awesome appurtenances?
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I really like the detail on the wings and the use of the giant claws for feet, awesome for the sweeping crush from above!
I've never seen LOTR so I can't help you with that... I just like how it is.