40k Flashback- Tyranid Haruspex Gargantuan Creature

By |2012-05-04T15:07:00+00:00May 4th, 2012|Categories: 40k Flashback, Tyranids, Unboxing, Videos, Warhammer 40k|

Welcome to Flashback Fridayswhere I dig deep for something cool that I have from back in the day.  Which according to the comic Dane Cook was a Wednesday.

You always hear the question: “How did you get into the hobby?”, and for me it was getting bored with assembling fighter jet models.

I could never afford the good jet kits either. Plus those things had a ton of components, we’re spoiled by Games Workshop when it comes to piece count, believe me.


This week I dug out another old Tyranid Armorcast Models from back in the Nineties. 

For those of you that aren’t savy on the history of the resin side of Warhammer 40k, Armorcast had a license with Games Workshop to product large scale 40k kits back in the nineties that were mostly based of Epic 40k models.

And produce they did, from Tyranids to Titans, Armorcast cranked out these big boys for nearly a decade.

However in  the late nineties/ early 2000’s Forge World came along, acquired the licensing from Games Workshop, and started casting their own creations. For Tyranids we got Hierodules, MK1 Trygon, Hierophant, Harridan, Malanthrope, etc etc..

Today I’m featuring the Haruspex model, a sort of “Tank” for the bugs. It is similar to the current Hierodule models, that are just beaters in hand to hand.

This guy came out of the box in four pieces, torso, jaw, and two arms.  All the normal working with resin rules applied here, but strangely from the directions they advised against using green stuff to fill gaps and bubbles because “it shrunk over time”.

Along with the other Armorcast Tyranid models, this one is more “slug like” and not a member of the Hexapod family(six appendages) like all the other current Tyranids.  But I like him all the same!

Checkout my video review below, and have a great weekend gaming guys!

If you get hungry for more Armorcast Tyranids, check out their other kits: Exocrine, Malefactor.


Scale Comparison with one of my Waterbugs

What’s your favorite or least favorite Tyranid Big Baddie? -MBG

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Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Single Father to 3 Cats. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg