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I am planning on doing quite a stealer heavy army and would like to convert them to make the unique. So far i have come up with the idea of getting the Forgeworld rippers (the individual ones) and would cut of their tails and use them as the heads for the genestealers, i would also not stick on the small claws and would attatch them down the torso of the stealers like the Hive Tyrant has claws down his. I have quite an open budget and am reasonably good with greenstuff. All suggestions are welcome.
Here are a few pics of some of my own Genestealers. I call them Brainstealers as they have feeder tendrils which can be used to eat people's brains. Many of my Tyranids are converted to have a scorpion look as this is the theme of my hivefleet.
Those tails are made from spare left, Tyranid warrior deathspitter arms. I removed the tube on them. I then cut off the Genestealers actual tail and stuck the little stumpy tail on the end of the deathspitter arm. These were then stuck to the Genestealers.
Those tails don't actually do anything though, it's just for looks, no implant attack or anything. I also used spare claws from Gaunt bodies on their knees. This is to help make it look like they have DNA in the mix which is scorpion-like and that they may eventually evolve to have extra, buggy-legs.
Hope these help you out anyway. Often a few extra biomorphs or just using different biomorphs can add loads of variety.
You could take into account how genestealers procreate and have hybrids with other models for "early infestation" genestealers. I have made a number of ork boy/genestealer crosses which look pretty cool. If you could even make one squad of each other army (atleast that make sense, I don't think they could inject into Necrons) you could put them in front of your opposing army to show that you've taken some of their own.
Games Workshop works with the speed of Molasses at -273.15 Degrees Celsius and with all the efficiency of a blind seeing-eye dog and with the wisdom of sticking your tongue to aforementioned Molasses... but darn it im addicted
Go to Hive Fleet Moloch. That's the personal site of Marco. He has some really outragous stealer conversions(like kroot and eldar). two of his stealers and a tyrant guard are featured on the back page of the current Tyranid Codex.