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Wow. The last time I looked at the prices, destroyers were only $12.50 - $15 or something, so this might not be as practical as the wraith bit, but you'll see it can end up saving some money in the long haul. I acquired about 6 destroyers and a destroyer lord for about $8/pc on ebay awhile back and really wanted to make some plastic Tomb Spyders out of em. I tend to hate metal figures and like the challenge of the creating aspect of the hobby despite my obvious noob-ness with regard to my converting/modeling. Here are my plastic Tomb Spyders, using only part of a destroyer/pc, small balls of green stuff (only for the arm joints, and balls cut in half for the "hand" mount for the claws) and a little plasticard. One can use the destroyer body for other figs, such as Lords, Immortals or Pariahs (as I will be using them) and the extra gauss cannon can be magnetized + put on the end of another destroyer's weapon (for heavy destroyers) or used for whatever maniacal ends the Star God's will. They are NOT hard to make:
For the legs, I just cut 2x different widths of plasticard strips and cut them into segments. First I glued on the thinner strips until there were 3x links bent how I preferred, then over top of them the wider strips that were also a little longer than the other strips so as to give the legs thickness and texture, albeit a simple texture. I cut out a big rectangle to cover the empty space where the destroyer dude would be and used the spine/mounting part of the destroyer mounted on the same part it would normally be, but upside down and at a 90 degree angle, so the "fork" part of it was facing out to serve as the mounting apparatus for the head and arms. The head is just a scarab swarm sitting on top of the legless pelvis/spine of a necron warrior (that I had left over from making those wraiths from another post). For the arms, I used 5x green stuff balls and just cut some excess sprue off and filed it down to an appropriate width + length, then attached them from the ball shoulders to ball elbows, the at the end of the arm, I cut the last green stuff ball in half to make a "palm" for the claws to branch off of. The claws were simply long, angled plasticard strips bent to achieve the "claw" look. When I make my next Tomb Spyder, I'll post it unpainted so one can see the various parts for clarification. As always, comments + suggestions are appreciated.
Last edited by abbazabba1920; April 28th, 2010 at 05:49. Reason: missing some info
These little guys are brilliant! Rep for the simple fact that they actually look a lot more Tomb and Spyder than the GWs clunky metal ones.
Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1
Magnificient job on the spyders. They look a lot more like the ones we see in the 'cron fluff.
Necrons W68-D13-L10 (3rd edition codex)
Necrons W3-D1-L1 (latest codex)
Skaven still being assembled
Those are epic... Oh i wish i had the time to do stuff like this :p
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