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Okay so I know this should probably go under the "modeling" forum, but why would a tyranid player go there unless they were looking to build one themselves? That and some uber geek will probably move this post ANYWAYS after a few days to where they think it should be posted, but anyways!!!!
Okay so as you can HOPEFULLY see in the above pic I used a Trygon body with a carnifex head. clipping off the hand portions for the circular veins right above the head come from the guns you get for devours and deathspitters and the like. I took a simple 3" dowel and pinned it above the head, wrapped it in green stuff, and then started sticking things on. I am in NO way THAT creative but I just got tired of proxing my mawlocs as tyrannofexs.
So this is just another view from the other side, oh and before I forget, this may have been pointed out before but I just found out and think it is awesome when working with green stuff!!! Have a cup of HOT water next to you while sculpting with it. Makes it very plyable and much eaiser to work with. Also if you dip your model tool into the water it will not stick as much when trying to smooth out the stuff!
So this is the look from "down the barrel", okay so since I had 3 mawlocs that i bought and had already finished, I had a "few bits" left over. I found that if I just took the top of the heads from the ones I did not use, I simply pushed them into the green stuff and then let it set, done. I wish the pic had comes out better, cause I took a ball of green stuff and pressed it in to cover the dowel at the end. if you look at the back of a mawloc head you will see a sloght slope leading out to the point you can see in the pic above. I simply used a scuplting tool continue those lines and then took a toothpick to make the little dots inside, that I could have done a better job on, but yeah oh well.
So this is a top view and you can probably see the end of the barrel mawloc head is different, it is just the one with the spiky bits on it. Also, while I did use every trygon body part, i found that i also needed a carnifex back peice to cover the pinned in dowel, and to "hide" the vein coming in from the sides. lots of green stuff, and super glue, all I can say.
here is a better pic of the top, and you can see that I took a pair of the smallest Monsterous Creature arms and simply clip off every part of the arm and then stuck them on angles to match the "veins" coming off the carnex's back peice.
This is a shot of the bottom, as you can see I did not spend a whole lot of time on it, cause why? who is gonna see it? the only added items are the mawloc/trygon mandiables that I put at the end of the barrel, cause it looked cool. Or at least I thought.
Here you can see that I used a set of carnifex legs that I chopped the tail off and added the trygon tail, i hid the seam with some green stuff but dont know if you can make it out that well. You can also see the angle at which the gun will be mounted. I am thinking a large flying base will have to work.
this is just a pic from the other side, and I bulit 2 of these at the same time, cause I mean come on 3 Tyrannofexes in an army is just over kill. Oh and I did not use the "round part" on the carnifex, just some green stuff and lots of glue. oh I also figured out if you cant see the pics very well save them to your computer then you can increase the size of the image at your will.
Just a pic of it all primed out and ready to paint. Hopefully I can get some free time this week to get them painted, and will again post a step by step of my painting scheme here so all can enjoy before some looser moves my post again. Again, I am NOT that creative or artistic, just keep sticking stuff on till it looks good and fill in the gaps. Also, I plan on putting the largest and the medium MC arms on it just for support of cannon, will give you a step by step on that as well when it comes time to base. All in all this took me a couple of hours. Let me know what you think?
Very nice. +Rep to you.
It looks very top-heavy. You may want to make sure the front "legs" (or should I say scything talons) make contact with the base to give it more stability and support.
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Your right it is, and the other problem is the arms will not touch the base with the angle I wanted on the rupture cannon, so I am thinking about build up enough talos on the base with some large rock like things I have so the front two scylthing talons will rest on them, should work out. (I hope!)
Very cool monster you have there. I like how you've used all those parts to create a new Tyranid. I think those mandibles, Trygon prime ones I think,. look good too. They add more character and biological nastyness to your beasty. Reppy for you.