Saturday, June 25, 2011

WIP: Tyracron Hive/Tyrant Guard and future project thoughts....


Just a quick post today, since Saturdays are for Dark Heresy. These two little monsters flew together last night in a burst of creativity. Since they'll pull double-duty as both Hive and Tyrant guard models, I've magnetized the right shoulder, and am currently figuring out some kind of fiddler-crab style shield arm. Maybe I'll use the arm/shoulder bits from this ungainly monster. Being Hive Guard though, that right arm gun had better be more substantial than a mere Necron Gauss Cannon, so stay tuned. Over all, these guys will make better companions for my forthcoming artillery Hive Tyrant than for Grievous, though.


Grievous had a person bodyguard composed of these fellows, if you'll recall. Hmm.... I wonder how tall these things stand? Time for a trip to the hobby store. 


The Warmachine range tends to be larger and smaller than you'd think it would be, which is a pretty effective optical illusion on their part. From a design standpoint, it makes their mecha seem rather topheavy and slow, and you'd think with that much weight on their tiny little legs, they'd all sink in the mud. Maybe combat in their universe happens on solid rock. I dunno. 


Happy Saturday, people. 

4 comments:

Mordian7th said...

Looking good - I like the sounds of the fiddler crab style arms! I'd imagine the tomb maiden model would be quite a bit too weedy in relation to your Grevious, but I can't say I've ever seen one in the flesh so to speak...

#2501 said...

Yeah, I just took a look at one, and while she's tall for a figure (and pretty cool) she's way too small for a Grievous bodyguard. I might get one in the future for a special model, but not for an army group.

SinSynn said...

Very cool.
I can tell you that Hive Guard stand about 2 1/4 inches tall.
Sadly, I know this because I built proxies myself (no more metal for me), and was called a cheater because ONE OF THEM was 1/4 inch on the short side.
I 'modeled for the advantage,' don't ya know....
All my proxies are considerably WIDER than the official model, but my accuser (who lost, natch) never mentioned that....
*le sigh*

#2501 said...

Ah, that sucks. I usually do friendly games, not competitive ones, so it's really never been an issue for me. That's good to know, though, b/c these are definitely a bit taller than the stock models.

I model to make it look cool. If that's an advantage, they can sue me. Honestly the entire Tyranid range is almost utterly unable to claim any kind of cover, so why anyone should claim that's a cheating on their part is beyond me.