Ive been putting it off for a while now while i finished up other stuff but i finally made a star on my tyranid dactylis for Apocalypse since there's no model out for 40k other than the armourcast one (which I'm not too keen on) I'm starting from scratch.
Ive had an idea of what i would want one to look like so here's a general outline of the idea:
hes going to be standing on two legs unlike the biovore with a huge cannon in each hand, he'll be about the size of a hierodule but in a more upright position using 2 scything talons as anchorage against the recoil of his guns, his carapace is much like a biovore's and his legs will be chunky as hes holding a heavy load other than that i just hope to make him look nid like enough to not be laughed at lol.
so heres what Ive done so far:
i started with some paper clay just to get a basic body shape
then i used plasticard to form a spine and edge to the carapace pieces
each piece of the carapace was filled in and just put into the rough shape for the min
this is all 3 pieces on
and this is it with the tail...
all the pieces need to dry then i can add greenstuff to smooth each piece of the carapace wait for it to dry sand it down rinse and repeat until i get the shape i want before i move on to the tail piece.
lots of work to do but its going to be fun. more pics tomorrow.....