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i was thinking of giving my genestealers scuttlers, but wasn't sure how to show it.
how do other people show this?
Alot of people don't model scuttlers. However there are a few ways. Here are some converted models that have stuff all over their bases. *- ¦ HIVE FLEET MOLOCH - Warhammer 40,000 Tyranid Design ¦ Moloch Gallery ¦ Other ¦>Kill Team<¦Built up bases like these may show your Tyranids are sculking about in trees, ruins, rubble etc. I am planning to do some big eyeballs on tails to show scuttlers. Models are made but not painted yet. Here is a link to an image of a painted eyeball on a Carnifex and some Tyranid warriors which will be similar.Image of Tyranid Razorfex - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Image of Tyranid warrior - Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThe idea being that the Tyranids with eyeballs are using them to gather intel and as such sneak about while they are doing it.
Sort of like bio-spies. The parts that can be used to make the eyes are the ball joints form various weapons. The way I am doing it seems odd and requires fluff to pull it off. It may or may not arise that an opponent needs to know this. You could copy my idea or come up with your own special reason and conversion to show why your Tyranids may be scuttlers.
because I don't use them I don't have any way I personally have modeled scuttlers. However, if I were to do it I think there's a few easy ways that I don't think anyone will really mind.
The first and easiest is to make your stealers (or gaunts I suppose) more hunched over, with arms down\to the sides, like they're sneaking. This is easily augmented by putting down tall grass or rushes as the base (something that partially to almost fully covers the model would be perfect). This has a fairly obvious upside of being easy, simple, and as long as you mention it to your oponent at the start, really really obvious. The down side is that with the new true LOS rules cutting your stealers down to be really short might be seen as cheesey or power gaming (cause it is helpful) so be aware.
The second way that I can think of is to paint them in a sort of camo pattern, like a camealion or something like that. Again, it's a very simple easy and obvious conversion to show scouts.
Another possbility (and this gets into the heavier conversion options) is to make\model thinned down versions of your critters. Chop down part of the body on a stealer to make him (or her if you really want) lankier, more streamlined. Then put him in a sort of loping posture, make it seem like he's a long distance runner instead of the bruiser that some other stealers look like. This is further helped by beefing up (with GS) the bodies of your other bugs.
Finally, the last thing I can think of is to add stunted wings or longer legs or some other kind of morph that might help these bugs move faster. Again, this gets much more complicated, but it will look awesome if done well and no one will call cheese on it.
Finally, if you're feeling really lazy, just buy scuttle for all your stealers (or gaunts or whatever) and just tell your oponent they all have scuttle. It's one of those ones that's easy to get away with that that way.
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