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So I was finally shamed into making a Tervigon (I'm looking at you, jy2), and as it turned out, my "aesthetic" demands and general unhappiness with anything less than what I deemed "just right" made it so that it's my most expensive model yet, with a body made up of a Carnifex torso AND a Trygon torso, both especially bought to go into the conversion.
I decided to showcase my conversion here, because, hell, if I'm going to splurge so badly on a single unit, I might as well strut him out where people might give a flying fillet about it.
What I think I'm proudest of is the backside. What I'm most ashamed of is that he has a whopping FOURTEEN limbs as a grand total. That is some messed up Tyranid.
impressive modeling, i'd not thought to do the tervi like that. Mine is done as close to the codex's sketch as i could go and not nearly as impressive. I really ilke the way it's abdomen looks so properly bug-like and the limbs are small and numerous vs. large and ungainly.
So, um... what's with the green box of placenta next to tinkerbell? Also, what's the big black guy in the background of that shot?
Wow...I like what I see so far. Very creative and original. Kudos and rep+.
The easiest tervigon to make is probably a carnifex but with his rear legs replaced with another 2 scything talons. Then add green stuff if you want. A lazy-man's tervigon.
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Nice, im making mine in a few days time when I head to the local store. I have the entire day planned out sitting at the table gluing
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Thank you, Zagman and everyone! I figure if I'm going to lose, I might as well look as good as possible doing it.
Nid Player, that's pretty much what I did at the LGS-- I sat there and looked at all my bits, then bought the Carn and Trygon, looked at those bits deciding which ones I wanted to use. Figuring out what I want to do with what I've got takes the longest, but after that it became a matter of figuring out how the bits came together.
Badxample, I liked the codex illustration too, but I didn't quite feel that there was actually a Tyranid prefabricated body out there that was quite as large and bulbous as it should be to match the picture; it looks like a giant sphere with legs!
I assume the "big, black dude" you're referring to is the model on the same table-- that would be my Tyrannofex, the one in the middle. All in all, I like him better by a small margin because he looks a bit more imposing. Oh, and the box of 'PLACENTA' was a strange bar of soap I found in a Filipino store that I thought my wife could get a laugh out of if I showed it to her. I'm thinking about returning it though because, biomass or not, that's just muchos creepy, yo! :p
Jy2, I was sorely tempted to go that route, if only because it seems to be an acceptable convention, and it seems the easiest to do by far. A few things kept me from succumbing though, not the least of which being that one of my favourite things about converting nonexistent models is that I can make them as distinctive as I want.
Apparently, I hate tails and hooves. Once I get rid of the tail and the big back legs the Carnifex uses, not only do I make the models look a lot more bug-like and less mammalian, but I set the models apart from most others'.
Also, I'm rather of the school of thought that Tervigons ought to be built big, and so require the large oval base. I know it's been discussed to death, but despite the tactical advantages of having a smaller base, I preferred a bigger one, if only to accommodate everything I wanted on it.
By the end I'll probably be using Silver's idea and placing some magnetized bits on the base to represent wounds and/or whether or not the thing became sterile. Perhaps a set piece too, like a termagant lying just underneath the puckered hole, with a trail of clear goo connecting them...
Very nice, I like it!
That is damn cool, Mads. Really creative and well done.
Now you just need to make a second one.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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Very good. I like your big bug. Reppy for you.
I think it is good that yours is different from the Tervigon picture in the codex. That thing just looks like a Carnifex with extra chimneys but yours is much better. Now all you need to do is paint up a huge load of Termagants to go with the thing.