Hello mate, I posted at your site but I have a request now. Could you please show a conversion of a Tervigon and a how-to use him in battles?
Thank you very much. I am planning on buying 2-3 carnifex kits and make them tervigons because I think they will be better than T-Fexs, what do u think?
My pleasure mate. I'll see what I can do. I'm not really hardcore with my conversions and my tactics are still evolving, but I'll share what I can.
Lets start with the Tervigon conversion. Mine's not fancy, but I did do it with a couple things in mind:
1. It needs to fit the Tyranid look and feel. This means not a lot of sculpting or buying other random toys to bash them together. The Nid sprues are so amazing with all the extra bitz that I'm hoping I can scavenge some pieces to help maintain the right feel.
2. The theme of my army is bugs. The paint scheme is a combination of a jewelled beetle and a wasp. However it ends up, I want it to fit the army feel.
Like I said, I tend to keep my conversions simple (for now) so here's what I ended up with:
The result: Well, I'm happy with the bug like appearance. It kinda looks like a beetle with crab claws and spidery legs. I put the scything talons down like they are in the codex, used like legs. It's not so much a conversion as a kit bash. I used a full carnifex kit with a trygon headplate and some extra antenna. They give more of a buggy feel and give them impression of broadcasting the synapse web. I liked it enough to build my second the same way. I orignally based them on foam core ovals, but have since ordered proper GW ovals. Here's the second in a slightly more dynamic pose:
So it was quick easy, and effective. I believe I reached my goal of keeping the Nid look, the feel of my army, and easily identifiable and different from my other units. I know they're lacking the signature breeding pouches or egg sacs, but that for a later day. Once I get more of the army painted, I'll go back and sculpt more on. I'm thinking a long dragging egg sack like a termite queen.