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Hi again, fellow bug lovers! Most of you probably don't remember me, but I posted briefly some months ago about an army list I had come up with. Oh, and thanks again to Heirodule for the assist. It's really helped me along into actually deciding to get into this hobby, and boy, when I did, I jumped in with both feet.
For the first couple of weeks I spent the most money on paraphernalia like Vallejo paints, brushes, tools, and such, not on actual models. I thought I'd be spacing out my purchases, especially since my friend was giving me back the Tyranid models that came with the Battle for Macragge boxset that I gave him awhile back. I figured that I'd have more than enough to fill my time by painting these ones first before getting anything else.
Well, I found a good deal on EBay for some warriors and gants, and it just snowballed from there. At present, I have all the models I need for the thousand-point list I linked to above and then some, plus I just won another auction for a 1500-point army. Looks like I'm all in now.
Anyhow, since this forum has been very instrumental in my finally getting into 40k after literally dithering for three years, I thought that as a form of thanks I'd share some of the fun things I've been doing with my army. Hopefully, in time, as I learn the Tyranids in particular and 40k in general, I can get to be as helpful to others as others here have been helpful to me.
Now to the meat of this post: my army makeup.
The images are pretty big, so I'll just post reduced versions of some of them. You're also welcome to check the folder too for the rest. Index of /warhammer
Splinter Fleet Cerberus
And here are the prize pieces of my force: my converted Tyranid Prime, my converted Tyrannofex, and my Trygon Prime (I even kitted out my Trygon Prime with the Carnifex mace tail, just because its normal tail looks so stupid).
The funny thing is that despite never having played a single game, I still derived a great deal of enjoyment from the hobby firstly from the bout of Theoryhammer I engaged in two months ago, and recently from simply building conversions of the models I needed. I look forward to building some more, most likely some Tervigons and perhaps a Mycetic Spore or two.
Here's a shot of my Prime conversion before-- heheh-- priming, and a couple shots of initial-stage Tyrannofex.
I finally played my first game yesterday... and won! How that came about was really pretty funny, in my opinion. Soon after this post I'll try and get a battle report up in the proper forum and then link to it from here when I'm done.
In the coming months I'll be posting here and there with stuff about questions, other army lists with the forces I already have, conversions, paint schemes, fluff, and other fun stuff.
LET THE RISE OF SPLINTER FLEET CERBERUS BEGIN
Edit: Battle Report completed! (Splinter Fleet Cerberus: Broken Alliance)
Last edited by Mads; October 26th, 2010 at 21:25. Reason: Battle Report added!
Congrats, my friend. Good job on the conversions.
It's always kool to see someone's WIP (work-in-progress) fully documented here in the forums.
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I like your Tyrannofex conversion. The under-slung weapon is well done. Reppy to you for that.
I really need to start making some conversion models of my own. What do you guys use for converted boneswords? btw, i like the arachnid feel your tyranid prime has due to his quadrapedal spike legs.
Haha, thanks-- I was actually kind of scared that someone would say something about my Prime having eight limbs when it should have six. If you look closely, the T-Fex also has eight legs. Maybe it's a theme I can go for? I looked up how people did their Prime conversions, and people usually use plastic card for their boneswords. Since I have no idea what plastic card is, or where to get it, I used an old Office Depot discount card instead. Worked out pretty well, I think!
you can get plasticard at most modeling shops, but i think even home depot carries it, could be wrong though. I always thought it'd be too thin and sharp on the edges but i guess with enough filing and if you did a double piece. You'll have to give us an update on their appearance after you've painted them. BTw, check out this link... has to be the best tergivon i've seen!
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Nice conversion work, glad you're enjoying it! Modeling and painting are a large part of the hobby. (Many of us end up spending more time on that than on playing!)
I've got two Carnifexes with ten limbs and a Hive Tyrant with fourteen. If people get in snappy about it just say the extra limbs are symbiotes. If you look closely at an adrenal gland symbiote it has six little legs. Would this mean a Tyranid with an adrenal gland has twelve limbs?
Oh, man, Xample, I knew I was forgetting something last time I was at Home Depot. Thanks for the heads up on plastic card; old swipe cards work in a pinch, but they just feel kinda ghetto in the end. Probably gonna break off too the first time I drop him.
I'm really not sure about that Tervigon conversion though-- it's very well-done from a technical and skill standpoint, certainly, but aesthetically, I really prefer my large 'nids more bulbous... and sleek at the same time, if that makes any sense.
Oh, and, dang, Leech, you're right, I never noticed that about the adrenal glands. What I did notice though is that there were a couple of guns, I forget which, where you can see an extra arm sprouting off the same socket. I thought that was a pretty cool detail myself.
Oh, so, wait a second, just a quick gameplay question here: if your unit has adrenal glands and/or toxin sacs, do you legally have to model them with those biomorphs attached, or is it enough to just stipulate that they have them? I know that it usually depends on your opponent, and most will be okay with them not being there, but I was just wondering about tourney rules too.
Edit: Oh, gosh, i just noticed some of the thread titles on the similar threads bar below; apparently, someone's beaten me to the name 'Cerberus'! Looks like I have to go to my backup name...
Last edited by Mads; October 31st, 2010 at 03:51.