View Full Version : Winged Tyrant?? Where do you get your wings

15-03-2007, 22:44
Morning all,

Just a quick query on winging a Hive Tyrant. I have looked high and low for some wings for this lovely lady. Can anybody suggest any way to obtain a set of appropriate wings to model onto the umm .. model.

Green stuff isn't an option for me. I can hide gaps and smooth over cracks etc, but making wings is out of the question. I'm also not that keen on buying another large creature (dragon , demon, etc) just for the wings.

Am open to any suggestion.


15-03-2007, 22:46
The forge world sells a beutifull winged tyrant.
you should check it out, its really nice..
if not pepole are just using wings of old figures they dont use any more..

15-03-2007, 22:50
You can order dragon wings from the GW online store. The ones from fantasy dragons fits quite well. Don't know if it's the american or british online store who has it but they have something like "winged hive tyrant conversion kit" which is much cheaper than buying a whole dragon.

15-03-2007, 23:03
You can order the wings seperately (unless GW changed that); there is no need to buy a whole dragon for that.

Other options are the Balrog-wings, the wings of the Bloodthirster, or the mentioned winged Tyrant made by FW.

15-03-2007, 23:05
I particularly like the Blood Dragon Nightmare wings. You can order all sorts of wings from the GW online store.

15-03-2007, 23:38
Cool, I'll look on the GW website then. Thanks for the advise


15-03-2007, 23:41
I used the dragon wings you can find a pic in the link in my sig.

15-03-2007, 23:46
i made my own out of greenstuff. for buying wings, i would shy away from the dragon wings personally, they look rather dull, unless u mod them to a good degree. cjeck out my winged tyrant in the modeling section for some ideas.

15-03-2007, 23:55
For mine, I had an old citadel dragon that had fallen apart. A touch of green stuff and they worked great for me.

16-03-2007, 00:10
IMHO, the Dark Pegasus wings are decidedly the most Tyranid-looking.

The Dragon Wing sprue just looks like... dragon... wings...

16-03-2007, 00:20
The wings from the Bloodthirster model also work rather well. I've seen two winged Tyrants with these and both looked good.

16-03-2007, 00:24
IMHO, the Dark Pegasus wings are decidedly the most Tyranid-looking.

And they are nice for Warriors (but quite expensive... you get the FW ones for less); but they are way to small for a Tyrant.

I still prefer the dragon wings. Cheapest option, and I just like the look. I think most people only have problems with those, because they are so common.

16-03-2007, 00:34
I just threw some Balrog wings on my HT and it looks pretty nice. Takes a slight amount of cutting and modeling with some greenstuff but not too bad. The tricky part is gonna be keeping him in cover with the enormous wingspan he has.....*pictures cartoon hive tyrant hiding behind a small tree*

Da Reddaneks
16-03-2007, 00:54
balrog is awsome.

max the dog
16-03-2007, 01:28
Check out one of the larger toy stores. Some of them carry plastic toy dragon or pteradactyls who's wings could work out very well.

16-03-2007, 01:32
Max, I've looked in a few shops but nothing really jumped out at me. Will keep looking .. cheers

16-03-2007, 02:49
I used the plastic dragon wings from GW (bought just the wings), and I love 'em. I'm now sure why other people knock on 'em - I think they look fantastic.

Biff Gunhed
16-03-2007, 04:49
I modelled my Hive Tyrant using the Dark Pegasus wings from the Dark Elf range. Zedric above mentioned these would look good, and I agree. I went with them because they fitted the Tyranid spikiness better than dragon wings.

16-03-2007, 07:30
the Balrog's are big very tyanidy andcomparatively cheap

16-03-2007, 13:17
i used the plastic dragon wings. cheaper and more importantly, lighter!
mail order them.