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The Tomb Spyder is supposed to be a Monstrous Creature and I have always felt a little let down by the GW Tomb Spyder model.
So here is my version created from various parts of the original Tomb Spyder, Wraith and Destroyer...
All the pictures at full size can be seen at Public Album
What do you think ?
Last edited by imcdonnell; October 30th, 2006 at 09:33.
sorry- I know this isn't what you wanted to hear- but how'd you do the skeletons on the base? They're very cool!
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
The Skeletons come from a Games Workshop model in the Warhammer range - Casket of Souls - from the Tomb Kings range.
See here - Games Workshop Online Store — Casket of Souls (1 figure)
The piece is the Casket Rear, stood up and leaning against some sandbags...
Reminds me of that biomechanical monster in the movie "Virus".
Impressive. It also looks far more menacing then the original Spyder.
hay that looks really cool, How did you make the back end of the spider so big? Is that a plastic destroy back end?
I have attached 2 pictures which help sjhow how the conversion was done.
1. Make the Main Body for the Tomb Spyder.
Take the destroyer body (glued together) and cut as shown in Picture 01
Turn the Spyder body over and use grren stuff / filler to fill the underside and at the same time glue the 2 pieces cut from the Destroyer to the Spyder. Picture 02 is at an odd angle so doesn't look even, but make sure the sides are flush and that the hole at the front created by the Destroyer parts extending beyond the Spyder body are even.
Turn the body over and add the central spine bit left over from cutting the Destroyer Body up (as in Picture 03) Also add the flat grilled bits from the underside of the Destroyer Body to the raer of the Spyder body to even out the bottom. The underside is less well shaped and I am sure someone with more skill can improve greatly on my effort.
Once set use more greenstuff / filler to make the transition over the different parts smooth and to fill the grills on the destroyer parts.
2. Add the Wraith tail.
Firstly remove the tail in the Spyder body - Picture 02.
You will need the Wraith with the multiple tail parts. Measure and cut the tail part so that it is long enough to look as you want and file the spine part to make it thin enough to fit into the gap in the Spyder Body. - Picture 04
3. Add the Legs.
Cut the Spyder legs and file so that they fit into the 3 engine ports on each side of the Destroyer body. I also pinned these so that they are more likely to stay in place.
4. Add the Wraith Body and Spyder Head
Take the Spyder Head and fit it over the existing Wraith head. It fits nicely but you will need to add some green stuff / filler to smooth the effect and to hide the wraith head.
Add the arms to the Wraith body and cut the spine to the length you want.
Againing pinning I then stuck the Wraith Body on the neck spine area on the now converted Spyder Body.
5. Add the Claws.
Pinning the claws I then stuck these onto the underside of the front of the Destroyer parts.
6. Add Skeleton part.
The Destroyer comes with a pelvis type bit that goes on the front of the Destroyer. I shaped this slightly and added it behind the spine and used green stuff / filler to blend this into the top carapace of the body.
To finish off I added a few Scarabs swarming under the body and through the legs of the Spyder.
Any queries - please ask...
Great job, and a very thorough explanation..Thanks alot! Looks like a fun conversion to put together
i find the head a little odd on the converted 'spider, but overall a very kickass conversion
maybe a converted warrior or wraith head?
Shoot first....shoot again....annnnnnnnnd shoot some more, cause I think I saw his leg twitch.
Also, very mad props to aerion_the_faitful for making so many damn good drawings, esp. ones of Space Marines (and the one that I use for my Avatar)!