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Slithercannons- Tyranid Hive Guard Conversion

By Rob Baer | February 11th, 2010 | Categories: Conversions, Tyranids, Warhammer 40k, Waterbugz

Hey guys, well I was snowed in today so I managed to crank out some Hive Guard to match my Waterbugz theme. I’m tryin to have evverything look like its coming up out of the water, like they would have done during the first contact battle on Tyran Prime.

I have a lot of metal raveners lying around now that the new ‘dex is out so the plan is to convert them over to Warriors, Tyrant guard, and Hive guard.

I pretty much have my non competive 1850 list flushed out, and am working on a GT aggro style list.  Either way I’ll need the Hive Guard and Tyrant Guard for both lists so they are first on the conversion table.

Okay so first I started out with the metal bodies, the Impaler Cannons from the real Hive Guard, and the old Ravener heads. I knew right away the heads had to go. I really wanted people to see these guys and know they were Hive Guard from the feel, not just cause they have the gun.

So I clipped down the heads to make them more rounded, and re-postioned the rending claws from the Genestealer sprue.  I puttied up the heads to make them more Hive Guard like, and put an armor plate on the Impaler Cannon arms.  Simple but I think pretty effective.

I think these guys will work out nicely. Now to make 3 more lol.  What do you think about the conversion?

About the Author: Rob Baer

Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Cat Dad. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg
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