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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:30 pm 
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I like the Carnifex playing catch with the Rhino.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:25 pm 
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Nice work on the gargoyle stands! I agree they suffer from how static their pose looks on the ground.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Love it; this is what I’d aspire to for a Tyranid army :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 pm 
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Ta all!

ForgottenLore wrote:
Sweet.

The ‘nids seem to have so much potential for conversions in epic.

Where are those eggs in the first post from?

They were from an early Nineties 28mm SF game called Kryomek, and are still available from Scotia Grendel:
http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/i ... ts_id=3508
http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/i ... ts_id=3509

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Looking great. Can't wait to see them across the battlefield.

They're currently only planned for club games, as the design philosophies of the EpicUK and NetEA Nid lists don't really gel for me. Although Ben's recent list looked interesting.

Carnifexes are a case in point - either we're looking at the 'modern' Carnifex from 2005 onwards, which is as much a ranged weapon platform as it is a CC monster, or we're looking at the old Screamer-Killer with it's Bio-Plasma attack - which was only slightly less powerful than a Heavy Plasma Gun/Plasma Cannon. Reducing that down to just FF5+ or 6+ just feels 'off' to me. So for local games I've started with the FERC list (being a lot more shooty, and more flexible) with a few tweaks.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Back to assembly! For the Biovores I was going to press-mould an Epic Gargoyle head, but then realised that I'm never going to use all fifty of the Gargoyles so simply cut some up. It was somewhat simpler...

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I also mocked up a Spaceship (another big difference in the FERC list is Spaceships and Drop Pod equivalents):

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Although I also have some bits of a 40k Sporocyst (the model in the stock photo is on a 40mm base) and an old Spacefleet Eldar ship that could be caught up in the tentacles...

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:12 pm 
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With some proxies and a bunch of blu-tacked models, Blip and I attempted a 3k game against his Black Legion, which went disastrously wrong for the Nids. This was partly due to the 3k list being a mish-mash to reach the points level, partly down to dice but also due to a big chunk of bad tactical decisions on my part with good tactical decisions from Blip.

But it made for some nice photos.

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P.S. By bad dice rolling, we're talking a pair of Hierodules with 8 FF5+ attacks getting one hit (saved), and in return suffering five hits. Three of those go on the Hierodule Prime with 5+ Reinforced Armour and an Invulnerable save. It fails all three saves and dies, leaving the non-Fearless Hierodule on it's own to die from hackdown hits... :{[] >:( ;D

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Next came some scavenged Lictors, and scratch-built Exocrines - going with the idea of them being big walking guns. They're made from a Tyranid Warrior head, Deathspitter barrel and the fingers of a Tyranid Warrior as the legs.

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Then it was Biotitan time! After scouring eBay for some time, I managed to pick up a 40k Carnifex for £11 including postage, and immediately started chopping it up and reassembling it.

This was for an 'AT2018'-size Hierophant.

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P.S. All the flat bases are from Renedra, and the holed bases from John/Vanguard.

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Reassembled with blu-tack:

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And glued:

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The gun arms and the head were magnetised, with a plan to have the 'short' gun arms in these photos and a smaller head without the tentacles for use as a Hierophant, and longer gun arms and the tentacle maw for use as a Hydraphant.

Then they had some Orks over for dinner.

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And then...

The other plan for a Hydraphant reasserted itself as I managed to pick up an unassembled and mostly complete Tyrannofex!

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KAIJU ATTACK!

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The Contemptor that's getting picked up involved silly amounts of cutting and reposing...

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I also got some paint on the big spine thing. Definitely terrain rather than gaming piece, and even then it's a bit big.

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Finally for now, and bringing the thread up to date, I got hold of some exquisite OOP forumware Carnifexes, and not so exquisite multipart Warriors:

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excellent bits use on the Exocrines

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Great use of various and pieces and I really like your bio-titans. The OOP fexes are probably the best Epic miniature I have ever seen.

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Ta and ta! Having some of the original Carnifexes is partly what prompted the army! Although I'm mostly using them as Haruspexes because they're so big.

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