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Evasive Eshin Assassin

I'm relatively new here; this is my first post (look to the Rule Suggestions discussions for my next one), and I thought I could clear up something. I've read a lot of discussions detailing questions about the new Skaven A-bomb. Specifically, I've seen a lot of people ask how it should be modeled and what is is. I can offer a quick and easy explanation:

Throt the Unclean came back to Hell Pit after an expedition with one of the strange Blindwyrms, and soon the experimenting began. Force-fed warpstone until it could survive the grafting processes, the first Abomination of Hell Pit killed many clan-rats and slaves in its rampage. Throt was congratulated for his success and asked to make more of the beasts.

There you have it. If you want to model the Hell Pit Abomination in accordance with the Warhammer fluff, it's some kind of giant tunneling worm with lots of rat ogre parts stuck to it. Of course, I'm sure it wouldn't take ol' Throt long before he tried it out with some other poor beast.

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Most Glorious Grey Seer

Everett, WA

Use of the word "wyrm" in fantasy fiction usually implies some sort of dragon not fish bait.

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Evasive Eshin Assassin

Not actually sure on the spelling, actually...sorry about that.

Might be "wyrm", "worm" or "wurm". But yes, you are correct in that it is usually something draconic.

But the main idea here is that it is a giant, pallid, squishy, burrowing thing.
I guess I just wanted to point out that the description provides a pretty clear general image. The details are, naturally, left pretty vague, as each A-bomb is a unique mutant monster, but even the specifics they give aren't very helpful (fists the size of boulders, incisors as long as a horse's leg).
A lot of people just seemed to not read the description of it, so I figured I'd just point 'em to it.

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Fixture of Dakka

I decided I wanted something more ratty than wormy for my Abomb.

Best Abomb conversion I've seen thus far was Ratzilla - it looked like someone had taken a Godzilla toy and GS'ed fur all over it and modifying the face and tail to be more ratty... but leaving big G's back crests exposed. Simply magnificent...

My job here is done. 
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Evasive Eshin Assassin

Ah. It is "wyrm", after all. Here are some pictures of my A-Bomb, Mr. Shambles. He's an epoxy base with a lot of greenstuff, with Tyranid and Rat Ogre bits and static grass for hair. In reality, his fur is much more brown and gray than it appears, so he doesn't look quite as bovine-esque as these pictures suggest.

I originally put him on a 50 by 50 base, but since the FaQ suggested the monstrous 60X100, I'm using that. He's better in combat the more BtB he's got, but overall I'd say that being bigger is still a (slight) liability due to maneuvering and the like. This way, at least, it's harder to hide him, so my opponents get more shots at him.

He's pretty top-heavy now, so I'm going to add a tail and more body to even it out on the larger base. The model he's next to in the last picture is one of my roommate's dwarf Ironbreakers.
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