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hey ive been thinking lately about how i cuold make a mycetic spore easily and cheaply has anyone got any suggestions
Here's a few suggestions:
Use those Mega Bloks dragon eggs. Just paint over them, base them and add tyranid bits.
Sea shells on bases.
I've even heard people use mangos or avocados and put them on bases, though if you want them to last, consider getting the plastic fruits.
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I asked a GW employee about those Mega BLocks stuff, and I cant use them neither in the GW shop ...
I'll use one Carnifex to Proxy the Spore until I'll be told what's GW approved (also for tournaments purpose)...
One idea that I had for when I will convert mine is to go to the local hobby store (Michael's or Hobby Lobby if you live in the u.s.), and buy some of those styrofoam balls. Then you can cover it with Green Stuff, add a Carnifex or Warrior Head, use some plasticard for armor plates, and then use paperclips as an armature for tentacles and cover them with green stuff. Add Tyranid bits for claws, etc and you're done! I imagine them to be about the size of a carnifex, so I would put mine on a base of the same size.
For my nids, I'm going to use GW kits to make them look similar to Zerg units, so my Mycetic Spores will be Overlords. I'm going to use the same method, though mine will just be floating and the tentacles will hang down.
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I think for the Spores just about any big round or oval thing will do with something Tyranid-like about it. Depending on your modeling skill you can get away with different things. Avoid using the products of companies other than GW if you intend to play with it in one of their stores, GW only like their own products to be displayed or used in their shops in my exprience. Other than that use what you like or just make it yourself and it will be ok.
As for a GW-friendly alternative, you could use a bunch of Carnifex Carapaces and Scything Talons from bits shops. That would be store legal even if they eventually release an official Mycetic Spore. But each Carapace goes for around 3$, and you'd need at least 6, plus the Talons and the greenstuff, it'll cost you close to 30$ to build...
thanks for the ideas
The megablok eggs are pretty good. Whomever told you that you weren't allowed to use them is a twit.