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Ok, need some more help on another idea of mine.
I need some ideas on converting a Hive Queen model. Kind of like the chick from Starcraft
I could easily do a small tyranid-type chick but the problem is making her big enough to be a monstrous creature. So short of spending waaay more money than I have converting the Slaanesh greater daemon from forgeworld, or trying to sculpt female "parts" on a model, I thought I'd ask for ideas.
The goal is to make it mostly out of Citadel Miniatures, but I don't mind using a few parts from other manufacturers.
I think he doesn't want to spend that amount of money (from his post).
Have you considered any of the chick bits from the Inquisitor scale figs?
You could try one of these two.
Games Workshop Online Store — Inquisitor: Severina and Sevora Devout
You could modify them somewhat to make them more alien-like. They aren't huge but fairly large, I think I have seen people using them as Daemonprinces before.
I would suggest very large wings to imply strength, power etc, that is if you think they aren't big enough.
Yeah, leech is definitely onto something there - those =][= models are 54mm scale and should be of sufficient size to count as MCs in 28mm scale. I would suggest using the torso and legs of the devout models, and replacing the arms and head with alternatives - I have seen conversions like this in the past and they have worked very well. I am unsure what the 'chick' from Starcraft looks like however (having never had the pleasure of playing the game) so I could be way off with my statement.
A Carnifex kit would likely be very useful in the conversion of this model - many of the pieces from this kit (and other similar Tyranid kits) could be used to "hive mind' up the Devout model. If you like the idea, you could even use the head of a Hive Tyrant or a Zoanthrope to give a very distinct and striking Tyranid appearance.
It might not be the fluffiest conversion ever, but I would be very interested to see how this model turns out. I might even be tempted to use a few of the ideas to convert a Tyranid monster for inquisitor myself:yes:
Good luck mate, post pictures!