I have been running two conversion projects at once, to fill the down time while waiting on green stuff to cure.
I am going to be using a Trygon torso and 2 Trygon head plates (not pictured), plus a set of Carnifex legs and tail, standard Carnifex head and standard Carnifex armored plate (not pictured either).
I removed the 2nd and 3rd ridges from the armored plate, I would later go on to remove the first two back vents as well.
Torso modifications step 2:
Here you can see the Carnifex armored plated and additional green stuff vent that has been added to the torso. The Carnifex tail section has been lengthened so that the torso and tail/waist will fit correctly. The tops of the Carnifex legs have been widened and Trygon head crests have been cut into armor plating for the thighs.
Leg conversion process
|Thighs removed from legs|
|Thighs cut in half|
The Carnifex thighs were removed with a jewelers saw, the cut in half with a standard hobby razor saw. The thighs were then widened by gluing the halves to a 1/8 inch thick piece of plastic card and sculpting/sanding it down to match the original contour. Your can see the white plastic card in a photo above this.
Beginning to blend the Carnifex armor plate into the torso and have added the first 2 green stuff vents.
Waist & Tail extended and armor plate added
Torso & Tail dry fit
The last two pairs of vents still need to be extended with GS.
|Current edition Hive Tyrant tail|
Legs about %85 complete
I need to fatten up the thighs a little bit, going for that softball player look.
Making the primary horn
Built up with brass rod and first layer of green stuff.
Those wonderful mouth claw thingies
Resin Leg casts are finished........ Wooo
So it looks like Swarmy is gonna be shorter than a Trygon / Mawloc and taller than a current Tyrant. That is an original hive tyrant up front, I now use them as either tyranid primes or tyrant guard.
The torso still needs 4 more spore vents and the small chest plate claws.
Current hive tyrant, custom leg set, carnifex.