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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had any experience or know-how about converting a carnifex into a tyrant. Reason I ask is because I like working with plastic better and a fex comes with the battleforce (which is a great deal if you think about it). Just wondering if anyone can help on this. Sorry if there is already another post.
To make it look more like the 4th edition Tyrant model, you would need to model him more upright, as opposed to how hunched fexes are. A longer, more whiplike tail wouild also be in order, which could be made easily enough with a paperclip attached to his butt, in the shape you want, and then add some meat to it with greenstuff.
Other random ideas: the tyrant has a bunch of mini-scything talons on his breastbone that you could add, you would need to give him a characterful head, and I would reccomend an extra-large horn sticking off his head... maybe a little 'chin growth' too (not sure what that thing on the tyrant is supposed to be)...
I think you're in for a pretty serious conversion project here, and I'm writing this assuming you've got some experience. But the fex is a sweet model, and I think he's more meaty than the tyrant too, so if you can pull it off then you're going to have a pretty enormous, hulking Tyrant... it will be a site to see.
Good luck - and don't forget to post pics when you're done!
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Thanks for the help guys. That like you gave was awesome!
Converting a Carnifex into a Hive tyrant is basically about the scale of the two models. A Carnifex is a stronger and once upgrades such as bonded exoskeleton are applied, a tougher beastie. You may need to slim down the Carnifex to make it look like a Tyrant.
I suggest the you remove the bulkiest parts of the Carnifex and try to give it a more intelligent feel if possible. Is the Tyrant to be winged. If so then yopu could remove those legs and have the thing with scything talons as legs. This will help to slim it down. You could pin the model to a flying stand to show that it is flying.
When converting a Carnifex to be a Hive tyrant you will need to make sure any opponent can see what it is. If it looks just like a Carnifex they may not let you use it. This is why a winged one is good, Carnifexes never have wings. Personally I would go with the metal Hive tyrant model. It may be harder to work with but it is very cool.