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I'm tackling an entirely different kind of creature... the Great Devourer of the Void! This is the first thing I have ever scratchbuilt, so I am fairly proud of it. I painted it to match my ground-pounding tyranid force, so that they will match during campaigns.

So without further ado, the fruit of my labor: My first BFG Hiveship





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That thing is cool, took me a while to figure out the parts in it as well.



 
   
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Fantastic work. Work like this pushes the boundaries of the hobby.

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Looks great! I'm not so sure about the tips of its tentacles, but apart from that, awesome work.

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This is great, I can't wait to see more.
I've seen something similar before, probably on the tyranid hive, where he used regular infantry guns (devourers if I remember) with some other tiny bits to make the fighters, and they looked pretty good.

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Woah. Threatening, yet very Battlefield Gothic. Very very cool.

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Alaska

Yes, the tentacles were inspired by Halo's 'The Flood'.

Thanks for the comments, I'll be adding my cruisers and escorts as I get them painted.

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What did you make it out of? That is one of the coolest scratch built models i have seen.

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Ahhh, I see now, why you wanted those bits in the Swap shop!

Keep up the good work!


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I like it alot better than the GW ones, this thing looks like it might actually rip a cruiser apart!

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cormz wrote:What did you make it out of? That is one of the coolest scratch built models i have seen.


Let's see... it was made with 3 carnifex carapaces, 2 deathspitters, 1 venom cannon, 2 flesh hooks (the long kind), 12AWG wire, 2 part epoxy putty (the cheap hardware store kind that dries in 5 min and costs only 3 bucks per tube), two spinefists and the base. A few extra gubbins here and there just spiced it up a bit, like the adrenal sac.

@sasori: yes.... my hive fleet must grow!

@megadave: I love that part of the BFG rules... where if both "massive claws" make successful attacks, it latches on like a pitbull and disgorges boarders into the stricken target... that is just freaking cool imagery!

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If people at my store ever start of BFG I'm totally doing this. Here's some more pictures I've collected for inspiration:








   
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Alaska

That is awesome! Thanks for those pics, they give me good ideas!

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those pics make me wanna start a bfg tyranid fleet.

including a HUUUUUUGE mothership made out of a trygon.

personal not:golden demon project XD

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I've started work on a shoal of Kraken. They're supposed to be escorts, so I kept them small and simple:

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Kraken


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What sort of Scale are you using for the ships? (Hive ship, Cruiser, Kraken, Drones)

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Crazy_Carnifex wrote:What sort of Scale are you using for the ships? (Hive ship, Cruiser, Kraken, Drones)

Scale? Pffft! That is entirely too technical for me. I just throw together things that look cool.

Basically: small flight stands are for escorts and cruisers of 2 spores and below. Large flight stands are for hive ships and for cruisers with 3 spores or more. That is how most fleets are designed, anyway.

I make the Hive ships from 3 carnifex carapaces. Cruisers are made with one. Krakens are built from a single deathspitter, a warrior head, flesh hooks, and spinefists. Vanguard drones are made from a scythe-tail piece, a hormagaunts' scything talon, and a devourer. Alternatively, I use all scything talons with the devourer, or one of those extended carapace pieces from the carnifex kit, but I always try to make the drones with 3 "wings" or "fins", two horizontal and one vertical.

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As promised: A size comparison picture:

Here is the Kraken in relation to a Styx cruiser (keep in mind that chaos cruisers are a bit smaller than IN-

(BTW, like my alliteration?)
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Kraken to Chaos Cruiser Comparison Compilation!


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Hmm very nice, they all look a bit like sharks

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