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So I'm trying to plan my bio-weapons around multiple boxes due to each one not necessarily containing the right stuff and i'm gearing up for my first Tyrant (I've been using Warriors instead to cover my synapse, madness I know)
What weapons do I get in the Tyrant box? As ideally i'd want 2x twin devourers and i've got one pair spare from my fex's.
Lets see, this is from memory soI may not be correct:
1 venom cannon
1 barbed strangler
2 sets of scything talons?
1 lash whip
1 bone sword
No devourers with the tyrant.
easy way is to take the twin linked deathspitters from the carnfixe box and cut of the end of the gun. then take a set of normal gaunt devourers and cut off the cone ending. Stick this with some greenstuff to the end of the deathspitter gun and you have a set of devourers
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I just spoke with the GW Direct Services (US). As TamCoan stated, the Hive Tyrant doesn't come with any Devourers. There are some alternatives that you can persue if you have any other guns from the Carnifex.
I made this Devouer Rifle based on the Barbed Strangler (which you can get from your Hive Tyrant set). Essentially I took the Barbed Strangler and added green stuff around it. I then added some additional Devourers and toxin sacs, that came with the gaunts sprue, the implant attack tongue from the Carnifex, and the Venom Cannon feeder tube (instead of the Barbed Strangler feeding tube). I used primarily the GW sculpting knife to get some of the green stuff details. It was one of my earlier works, while I was still a novice with Green stuff. I could probably do a bit better now, but I think a Devourer rifle with two Devourer pistols looks pretty good. If you still have that extra pair of Devouers from your Carnifex, this would probably work for you.
Alternatively you can make devourers by using deathspitters from the Carnifex spure (another weapon that I don't think gets used, and from the previous post is something that is pretty easy to do). In my shooting Hive Tyrant, this is what I essentially did. I just cut the tips off the Devouers, and filed them down flat. I then glued the devouer tips/barrels (which again I got from the extra gaunt sprues), added green stuff to represent toxin sacs and painted it up. I thought the final result looked pretty good.
I don't have a lot of additional photos, but let me know if you need them for reference.
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Thanks for all the help with this, I'm actually below noob status when it comes to converting and it hadn't even crossed my mind and was originally just looking to take stock of what I'd have available at the after purchase but the Devourer Rifle and deathspitter conversions may inspire me to get some practice.
You can also just buy a couple pair of TL Devourer arms bitz here Tyranid Carnifex Twin Linked Devourers Set Bits , or from an Ebay auction.;Y
I like to convert Crushing Claws into Devourers for my Carnifexes, which leaves the regular TL Devourers from their kit for use on other models like Hive Tyrants.
I converted a barbed strangler and some deathspitters to have a deathspitter cannon for my Carnifex. I did this just for fun but you could used the same method to make a twinlinked devourer for your Hive tyrant. Basically it involves cutting off the gun barrel of the barbed strangler and replacing it with three deathspitters glued together. You could easily do the same thing with devourers from Tyranid warrior or Gaunt sprues. Here is a picture of the Carnifex.
The sucky part about ordering just the devs from thewarstore or bwbits is that it costs $10.00USD. (Works out to around 15 after shipping.) I'd rather buy a second carnifex for another 30 bucks locally.