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does anyone know how to make plastic Tyranid Hunters
Well, the first step would be to read the Tyranid Hunters entry and find out whether you need Tactical or Assault marines, and then buy a box of whichever one applies.
The second step would be to get some Tyranid bits--Tyranid Warrior boxes are GREAT for bits--and then mix and match until the marines look like what you're hoping for.
It's also a good idea to use older marks of power armour, like Mk6, Mk4 and Mk3. This is because veteran marines are often given access to older (and (generally) more effective/efficient) armour.
Mk6 is the 'beaky' armour, so use the beaky helmet, legs without knee pads, and the torsos with the X of cabling across them.
Mk4 is available in the Black Templar upgrade sprues, it's the helmet that has a 'semi-beak', and the torso with the armour that extends lower than the belt (and, again, has an X of cabling).
Mk3 is something that you would have to GS yourself, but you can see examples of it on Chaplain Cassius, and the metal 'Nid Hunter model holding the grenade.
Add plenty of purity seals, and you can also use plenty of bionic bits (available on various sprues, such as the plastic commander sprue, the tactical upgrade sprue), to make them look like they've been through hell and back.
Tyranid Warrior bits are probably very good ones to use, the head and back armour sections can make very good shoulder pads, and you can add various smaller armour sections all over.
Hope that was useful for you
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my mate just come round he said use the head carapace for front armour and the shoulder carapace on the shoulder pads
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Above are some examples and some good ideas for conversions for Tyrannic War Vets. Of course you can go ape-crazy on these guys and totally convert them, or just use marines with different colored helmets. It really up to you as to how far you want your conversions to go.
Here's some more ideas ----> Space Marine Battle-Damaged Armor
I'm sure that in thier long careers as Tyranid Hunters they've sustained many wounds and thier armor has been damaged many a time. Some might leave the damage as is as a "war-wound" (the Sisters Of Battle dig it...or something...:lol: )
Of particular importance is the Claw Marks, Improvised Armor, and Tyranid Bio-Acid sections of the above page.
Anyways, hope those help.
i know an easy way!
get a tactical marine and slap all manner of tyranid stuff on
Tyranids come with all manner of spiky claws and carapace parts. If these marines are using close combat weapons of any kind you could make them look like weapons made from Tyranids. I do not mean Space marines using Tyranid bio-weaponry. What I mean is clubs or mauls made from the jagged remains of the Tyranids themselves. You could do it in a similar way to a club with sharpened bones enbedded in it, except you could use pieces of Tyranid carapace. The Genestealer sprue also comes with a Genestealer skull, that would be a very appropiate piece of terrain or a trophy.
I always thought the idea, if you feel like some work, of a veteran standing on top of a tyrandid body pile would be kool. get a 60mm base, pil some tyranids bodys on there, with plenty of guts spilling out and plant a marine on top. Two ways to do the marine, kneeling, holding a tryanid head (decapitated) think macbeth, or have a final tryanid attacking and the marine firing to bolt pistols into its gut. Now hows that for a bit of fried gold?
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First thing that comes to mind is to use Necron warrior parts to replace arms and legs and stuff.