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I originally started collecting tyranids a few years ago but didn't get very far. As I picked up the new tyranid codex recently I knew I needed to give it another go. This is the thread to cover my work on this project.
I have decided to start out small first and for small lists I've gathered from various discussions that a Tyranid Prime is a suitable HQ, especially if you, like me, aim for a swarm approach. I've decided to build my Tyranid Prime from the lower body of a Warrior and the torso and head from a Ravener. I'm also planning on giving it the dual Bone Sword upgrade. I'm currently waiting for my designated bits store to restock the parts I need. While doing so I decided to make an attempt at converting a Bone Sword. This is the result:
The images aren't the best but I think they show off where I'm headed. Also, this is mostly a prototype and I think I learned some things in the process. When it comes to the real deal I'll cover the gap with some GS. I'm not sure what to do about the spine feeds or whatever it is. Might do some GS to them or remove them completely.
Oh, the hands are Spine Fists by the way, if you didn't notice.
I Like the spine fist pommel. parry then smash something in the face with spines. style