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I created this diorama for SWC's winter MOTM competition. The comp was to create a scene from a book.
My entry is from Let the galaxy burn Page 102. I chose the story 'In the belly of the beast' by William King. Its about a squad of space wolves infiltrating a tyranid hive ship. Heres the excerpt that my model/diorama is based on.
'....Sergeant Hakon was the next to die.The thing uncoiling from the air-vent got him. A four armed, fanged and clawed horror with hypnotic eyes tore his head off before he could even swing is chainsword.
Egil didnt wait for his turn. He launched himself at it....'
And heres the pics!
Wow! That's incredible Morbidly stunning!
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cool diorama and great idea
Last edited by maverik2988; December 19th, 2009 at 19:52.
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Brilliant! I particularly like how the 'nid is just holding the guy's helmet (and presumably his head too). REP!
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It's a really cool idea and very well executed.
In my own mind, a Hive Ship is just a giant Tyranid Creature, solid like a body. Attacking such a ship would mean entering via orafices, like mouth, nostrils and other not so clean places. The only ways to travel inside such a creature would be to go via the bloodstream or the intestines. A hive ship would have it's own protective system like our own bodies have when it is attacked by bacteria. That protective system might be small or large tyranid creatures unfit for the battlefield but perfect inside a body.
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In the story they enter using a bording torpedo and drill through the carapace. They have no idea its a leviathan though (its a really old story, nids were new back then!) As they walk through the 'corridors' jellyfish like creatures first attack them, like white blood cells I suppose but are ineffectual, theres lots of vine like tentacles that keep trying to grab at them but they are to weak for power armour. As the leviathan starts to waken, they can hear its heart getting louder and stronger, then the nids start to waken and assault the party.
For a short story its a cracking read! And yes, the head will still be in that helmet! The way I saw it the stealer came out of the wall, grabbed his head with one hand and severed his neck with the other.
Wow. Nice diorama. Very dynamic. Rep!
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[QUOTE=Mr_Wayne;161030. A hive ship would have it's own protective system like our own bodies have when it is attacked by bacteria. That protective system might be small or large tyranid creatures unfit for the battlefield but perfect inside a body.[/QUOTE]
That is more or less the case. The Termagant was origially creatded to move about the inside ot the bio-ships. Now they work on land as well. There probably are more specialised creatures on the ship itself which do all kinds of jobs there.