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I've gotten into the habit of taking EC on my carnifexes and Warriors, and i have the bits, but i'm not sure how to actually model it Does anyone have any photos or suggestions on where / what /how to attach these (preferrably so that they are removable) on those models?
Silly question i know, but i was looking at the bits that came w/ the warriors, and they don't seem to fit well on the shoulder pads like i'd expected them.
I wouldn't worry about that, I don't think that is possible to model.
There is always green stuff, that is quite good for making it a bit larger and therefor some kind of show the EC
whaddaya know, i was fixin to ask the same question
waht if greens tuff is in short supply . . .
meaning i have none
besides, im nto a good sculpter anyway
i can work wonders with superglue and plastic bits,, but it'd be nice if someone could post pictures as to how they modelled EC
i thought about putting the spine banks ont eh fex firs,t hen putting the normal carapce on top [i dont sue spine banks] but ive already glued it down with that platic melting glue
would it be acceptable to glue spine banks or spore cysts carapaces onto that, but jsut not use it anyway? just say he has bullet holes in his back? [this is all fex, but i imagine for tyrant, just use more bits, buy lots of bits]
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im too 'fexy for my carapace, too fexy for my carapace . . .
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Green stuff is some kind of modeling wax which you use for fill in holes, gaps and so on especially when you are converting models or made an assembling error and ends up with a gap. You can buy it in GW stores. It is not like glue but it can hold part together (almost). I've seen many nid players using it on their fex'es to make them look bigger - they cut the carapace into smaller pieces, puts green stuff in the gaps, coat the model and then paint it. Most of the time it looks awesome....
Or could spend 60 dollar (47euro) on the stonecrushing carnifex from forge world, the might much has extend carapace
I have pictures of this on my warriors, i'll try to remember to post them from home. As for the big guys...oh man I am working on that problem now...I might use magnets...which I might post pictures of as well (all my carny arms and backs are magnetized).
I like to try and make my conversion or additions to the big Tyranids ambiguous enough that they can pass for more than one biomorph. For extended carapace/bonded exoskeleton I used a cut down carapace (I have to cut and shape it, removing much of the "wings") on my carnifexes. These are not removable by any flight of the imagination, being glued into place and using greenstuff to blend it in with the rest of the model.
Here is a good one of one carnifex:
A full post about him:
A full post about the second carnifex:
Tyranids: Hive Fleet Kohr-Ah
I'd love to see the photos of the warriors... i've been rooting through the old bits box, and i think with some trimming and cutting i've got enough of the right shaped bits to wing it, but it's by no means my preferred solution right now.
badmovies: (btw huge fan of your tyranids, love the comic book look) I really like the idea of putting a plate on the underside, where did you get your additional bits to do that? Is the plain back a common piece the people have kicking around?
thanks for everyone's input. btw if you take a look at the poll i posted about which biomorphs need to be modeled, you'll notice the current results show some interesting things:
Thanks. Each "Carnifex Sprue B" (one comes in each box or you can order them from bitz) has the three difference carapace types: plain, spine bank, and spore cyst. I have built a couple of carnifexes, with different configurations - so I have a number of carapace plates to play with. In any case, you should have an extra carapace to use - just depends.Originally Posted by king88mob
Tyranids: Hive Fleet Kohr-Ah