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I was thinking maybe that the synapse power of the hive mind would be enough to guide the nids without the need of eyes. I was thinking of extending the carapace so it covers the eyes, similar to the tyrant guard. any ideas on how i could represent the other senses being enhanced due to a lack of vision? pics will come soon
I was having the simular idea for my army, and as soon as I go to the craft stoor I will emplament it. I was thinking about using some wire and a little green stuff to make antenna, like the enhanced senses heads of the carniflex, so that they could more along of the line of 'feel' when they get close to something in their way. Most of my army has their heads looking down as well, so perhaps this could work for you?
good luck with your project
Ist doch so gut gewürzt und so schön flambiert und so liebevoll auf Porzellan serviert Dazu ein guter Wein und zarter kerzenschein Ja da lass ich mir Zeit Etwas Kultur muss sein.
Speediest feeding mammal revealed as a mole - life - 02 February 2005 - New Scientist See the big feeder tendril nose and check out those claws, rending claws if I ever saw them.
Bats are another bunch with their big ears and the ultrasonic radar waves they generate to find food. Here is a link. Ultrasonic Sound
There are other critters with strange powers too. Here's another link. Animals and their amazing superpowers - life - 24 December 2005 - New Scientist
Generally nature is the best place to look for inspiration for creepy monsters like Tyranids. A Carnifex with a giant be-tentacled nose could be very cool or Tyranid warriors with big alien chitinous ears they use for finding prey species such as Humans, Eldar, Orks, Tau etc. Another idea is a Carnifex with huge spines on it's back used to sense changes in air pressure and movement, this would be similar to how many bugs use hairs the same way.
Last edited by Leech; November 11th, 2006 at 22:49.
I'd suggest antennae too. Perhaps making a sort of "visor" like the creatures from Aliens: they might have eyes behind it, but then they might not. Holes in the side of the head suggest enhanced hearing or vibration sensors. Bigger heads imply psychic abilities. Long tongues could be forked, like those of vipers to help "taste" prey.
Positioning could also help. I'd be inclined to give them active-looking poses, heads raised, as if not having any eyes doesn't stop them hunting for things to eat.