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oCoYoRoAoKo
31-12-2009, 12:07
OK so the new codex is just around the corner and it looks for the most part that the majority of players will want at least one Tervigon in their list. So i pose you this question:

How will you make your Tervigon?

Statswise they are similar to trygons so we are looking at something in that size range. Im sure that alot of people will be converting them out of carnifex but i want to do something a little different. As i really like the new pyrovore model but dont plan to have any in my army, i may be attempting to either scale up one into the tervigon or convert a giant pyrovore-fex. Apart from the gun on its back it certainly looks the part with the piping and fuel-sac but its a bit small.

Cy.

AmasNagol
31-12-2009, 12:09
Are there any pictures in the new codex of what one looks like? they are meant to be made using 2 kits right?

Dreachon
31-12-2009, 12:13
I think that a trygon torso with a carnifex head will be a good start, I know that Hydra from warpshadow has made a stunning tervigon conversion.

librerian_samae
31-12-2009, 12:18
I'm using my babyphant carnifex conversion, as it seems to be reasonably similar in aperance to the art work.

Plus its a nice model and dosn't fit in with my oher fexes, and dosn't have a gun big enough to be used as a counts as tyranno(sarus)fex.

polymphus
31-12-2009, 12:20
The malanthrope (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/malan.htm). Accept no substitutes.

oCoYoRoAoKo
31-12-2009, 12:41
ah i totally forgot about the malanthrope. I guess i can use one of those. A little light converting work though. maybe a head-swap (always wanted to make a super-lictor-tyrant). Come to think of it, it looks like the body can fit onto a pair of tyrant of fex legs very nicely. If not i guess i can coil the tail up some more to make it a bit closer to the ground.

Cy.

Brendi
31-12-2009, 13:08
Well, I havenīt seen the artwork yet, but I was thinking of using my Tyranid-stegadon conversion. Itīs not quite canon since it has 8 limbs , but I donīt think people will mind.

bluenova
31-12-2009, 13:11
I got the impression from the rumours that the Tervigon was a Carnifex body on a Trygon 'tail' and a Tyrannofex was a Trygon body on Carnifex legs - not sure about heads and weaponry, but as the basic model it's a case of buy a Trygon and a Carnifex and swap the bodies.

Waiting to see if there's any artwork to show examples :-)

Dreachon
31-12-2009, 13:19
well there is artwork on both creatures but it's vague at best, the tervigon looks like a big carnifex with scything talons and the tyrannofex looks like a mini hierophant with a gun sticking from it's mouth.

Killgore
31-12-2009, 13:30
Id imagin the Tervigon would look like a Carnifex but with a huge Sag Bag belly, maybe slivering like a vast slug

kaimarion
31-12-2009, 16:23
I'll be using my carnifexs as proxies till I fork ot for a new fex kit and convert it, I'll be making mine look like the one from hive fleet hydra if I can. Equipment wise I'll probably give one of mine regenerate as it will be an utter pain to kill since you roll for every wound lost which means if it gets lowered to one wound you roll 5 dice :D.

I'am still a bit peeved that it stops producing on a double though.

Lord Cook
31-12-2009, 17:28
Get a group of transparent plastic balls like this (http://www.craftmill.co.uk/epages/Store.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/CraftMill/Products/tcb01/SubProducts/tcb01-0001), open them up and stick a termagant in the centre. Probably using clear plastic rod to hold it suspended in place. Paint termagant in white undercoat, maybe with a red ink wash. Seal the ball. Drill tiny hole in ball and fill with some sort of clear pink liquid. Seal hole securely.

Stick two or three of these balls under a Malanthrope's (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/malan.htm) body. Remove the arms and replace with larger tendrils that surround the balls and help to hold them in place. Attach feeder tubes and other organic details, probably with thin, clear rubber piping from an old Lego Technic box set. Add more details to taste.

Find some smaller balls, at around 20mm diameter. Get some rippers. Repeat process, to show baby termagants at earlier stages of development. Ripper balls can be mounted lower on the body.

Check that all the balls are fully sealed before putting them in a carry case. ;)

Not my original idea, but I'd like to go with it.

Grimbad
31-12-2009, 17:47
Get an Armorcast Malefactor off ebay.
Giant, armored gaunt transport of olde. Fits the new rules pretty damn well, matches the second edition carnifexes I have lying around. Now that I think of it, tyrranofex=exocrine works too. googlefindspictureshere! (http://www.nugax.com/WH40K/Malefactor.html)

Bolter Bait
31-12-2009, 17:57
When FW sent me my Trygon a couple of years ago, the torso and upper tail were miscasts. I contacted them about this and they sent me some replacement parts. I'll probably use some bulk-putty and cover up the miscasts, turning them into a giant maggot body with some vents and carapace exposed. Then, using bits from the miniphant style CC-fex that I'll be ripping apart, I'll give it some scything talons to drag itself along with. Not sure what to do about the head, though I'll probably just modify a Carnifex head ala Hydra's "Swarm-Tyrant" (http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4135_resize.JPG.html).

catbarf
31-12-2009, 18:42
A Malanthrope is too frail and too small to be a T6 W6 Monstrous Creature harboring dozens of Termagants.

Veloxnex
31-12-2009, 20:15
I'm using the carnifex body and tail, no legs.

Leg openings with talons,
middle arms with large talons,
front arms with a converted venomcannon as a spiker-weapon thingy and a cut up barbed strangler pouch and barrel with an old metal ripper body being squssed out, like a big tentacle grub like thing

Dreachon
31-12-2009, 21:00
May I suggest these.

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4147_resize.JPG.html

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4148_resize.JPG.html

Shadowfax
31-12-2009, 21:42
May I suggest these.

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4147_resize.JPG.html

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4148_resize.JPG.html
This conversion is gangster, except imo the forward limbs seem a little hastily designed and kind of conflict with the Tyranid look.

Vepr
31-12-2009, 21:50
This conversion is gangster, except imo the forward limbs seem a little hastily designed and kind of conflict with the Tyranid look.

They do look a little different but I think it fits with something that is birthing termagaunts like a demented gumball dispenser and needs 4 solid limbs to keep from crushing the babies. :D

WH40KAj
31-12-2009, 22:26
This conversion is gangster, except imo the forward limbs seem a little hastily designed and kind of conflict with the Tyranid look.

It is cool though, im gonna have my gaunts coming out like that, maybe several breeding tubes like that

Shadowfax
31-12-2009, 22:36
It is cool though, im gonna have my gaunts coming out like that, maybe several breeding tubes like that
That's easily my favourite part of the conversion. Much cooler than the other suggestions for an egg-laying Tervigon, imo. It will look even better after a paint job, once the Gaunt looks like a slimy little newborn colt.

Gutzmek
02-01-2010, 22:25
How about this idea? use a carny torso, mount it on a trygons hips, repose the sything talons to look like they are bracing its body, repositon the tail, and add a modified Mawlok head to it. My idea is that there are some fish that protect there young by keeping them in there mouths, maybe tervigons keep them in there stomach instead.

sayles78
02-01-2010, 22:33
May I suggest these.

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4147_resize.JPG.html

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4148_resize.JPG.html

Somebody make me 2 of these....


Please...

Da Black Gobbo
02-01-2010, 23:24
May I suggest these.

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4147_resize.JPG.html

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4148_resize.JPG.html


Such an awesome conversion, i'd hate to kill that beautiful model...

Pinocchio
07-01-2010, 10:13
does anybody know how a terivogn is supposed to look like? i cant find a pic of him :(

bluenova
07-01-2010, 11:43
How about this idea? use a carny torso, mount it on a trygons hips, repose the sything talons to look like they are bracing its body, repositon the tail, and add a modified Mawlok head to it. My idea is that there are some fish that protect there young by keeping them in there mouths, maybe tervigons keep them in there stomach instead.
I like that - vomitting them up. Have a few slime covered gaunts on the base too, just to finish the effect :D

Dead Man Walking
07-01-2010, 12:33
I made a Giant spider for fantasy goblin spider rider army and I will use that.

I took 8 scything claws (large for front pairs and smaller for middle sets) and used a carnifex upper torso. Then I took one of those squeeze balls they use to suck snot out of an infants nose and cut off the long thin neck leaving only the round part. I then placed the cut end up into the chest cavity and glued it into position.

The legs will have to be pinned. This isnt difficult as its plastic and easily hand drilled but the legs have to have 1/4th inch of exposed metal to be able to fit the legs properly, cover the exposed metal in green stuff and then paint.

I will post a picture of it later if I can find my wifes camera.

LonelyPath
07-01-2010, 12:55
May I suggest these.

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4147_resize.JPG.html

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hydra/broodfive/swarmtyrant/IMG_4148_resize.JPG.html

Now that is just awesome! I've been trying to come up with ideas for a Tervigon myself and that's by far the coolest I've come across. Mine will be different, but I will use these images as part of my inspiration.

dangermouse425
07-01-2010, 13:47
I made a Giant spider for fantasy goblin spider rider army and I will use that.

I will post a picture of it later if I can find my wifes camera.

Please do! I was thinking of a similar thing. A mini-Hierophant type thing, with egg sacks hanging down beneath it. Is that what you mean?

Getifa Ubazza
07-01-2010, 13:54
I would have to see the rules and background on it first, But I'm thinking a large pouch either over or under the carnifex body and removing most of the tail and creating a tube and turning it under the model, going between its legs. I would use the slime type head with the really long tongue. I don't know if it has a gun, but for the rear arms at least, I was going to use Warrior talons. Maybe the front ones too. If it has a gun, I may mount that on its back.

toddznidz
07-01-2010, 19:27
I was seriously considering making mine look just like a Sniper-fex... :)

Gutzmek
09-01-2010, 16:41
I like that - vomiting them up. Have a few slime covered gaunts on the base too, just to finish the effect :D

I can see a veteran squad coming across this thing. A Huge, armored beast wandering around, making your typical Hollywood giant monster noises(somewhere between cow,wale, and a moose). The veterans would try to take it out, but it would spot them, start retching, and the next thing they know a horde of angry gaunts are in there face.:D

Vampiric16
09-01-2010, 18:54
Maybe have termagants falling off it's hide, a la Cloverfield?

Rirekon
09-01-2010, 20:28
FW Scythed Hierodule?
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/shier.htm

catbarf
09-01-2010, 20:38
Way too big and already has rules.

Goatboy
09-01-2010, 21:11
Fex torso with rear facing barbed strangler barrel birthing tube and ammo sacs culled from spare heavy weapons protuding from under a raised spine bank back plate . For the rest i'm not sure yet if i'm going to use Fex or Tyrgon parts. Going to grab a Tygon kit with the Dex and see how they go together with Fex parts.

DarkstarSabre
09-01-2010, 23:03
I'll probably use the Carnifex as a base, converting a number of Barbed Strangler feeder arms to give it a fused set of 4 that link into the chest. Spore plate on the back, covert a head up, perhaps making it look blind with fleshy tubes running across the carapace and chest.

I can see the gaunts being born smaller and being forced to grow and mature rapidly.

Clang
10-01-2010, 04:39
I've been making a Trygon for my FLGS, and the central torso is very similar to a fex but bigger, so yes perhaps a bit more appropriate for a 'bug full of eggs' conversion than a fex. And I keep thinking it should be possible to re-use the Trygon snakey tail bits as a Tervigon egg-laying tube somehow, but I haven't worked out how yet. Of course a Trygon kit has no stompy legs, but I can't see anyone objecting to a Tervigon walking around on 6 ScyTals.

Using both Trygon and Fex kits could be good but would be horribly expensive, unless you can use bits of each for a Tervigon _and_ the remaining bits to make some other nid beasty.

Sudden thought inspired by the Aliens movie - perhaps the egg-laying bit of 'her' body should be a separate rear segment which lays until destroyed or out of eggs and then detaches? That could be good to model, as opposed to trying for the 'eggs popping out the abdomen' look...

anuburos
10-01-2010, 08:05
I got a conversion question.... anyone know the best way to make the vents on the back of the Tervigon? Looks like she's got 3 rows of them.

Scryer in the Darkness
10-01-2010, 08:21
I've been making a Trygon for my FLGS, and the central torso is very similar to a fex but bigger, so yes perhaps a bit more appropriate for a 'bug full of eggs' conversion than a fex.

Got any pics? Even of the finished product next to a Carnifex?


I got a conversion question.... anyone know the best way to make the vents on the back of the Tervigon? Looks like she's got 3 rows of them.
Well the "best" way is to chop them off a Venomthrope... not the cheapest way though. :D I think a lot of people will be cannibalising Carnifex(&Trygon) kits or just sculpting the central vents out of greenstuff.

anuburos
10-01-2010, 09:02
Hmmmm... greenstuff it is then. Problem is that my sculpting skills aren't really great. Wondering if there are some oval shaped plastic tubes to use as a base.

Brendi
10-01-2010, 09:17
I got an idea to get a fex and put the torso on reversed, then make a breeding tube/hole from where youīd traditionally place the head.
Then, you place the head on the back a little over the tube and make a crest/neckguard with a carapace plate and greenstuff.

Kymmerus
10-01-2010, 14:40
Here's a question about basing one... since the Trygon is a 6 Wound Monstrous creature and comes on one of those large oval bases, is it possible this will be the new standard for all of the 6 wound creatures? (Tervigons, Trygons and Tyranofexes?)

Scryer in the Darkness
10-01-2010, 19:13
Here's a question about basing one... since the Trygon is a 6 Wound Monstrous creature and comes on one of those large oval bases, is it possible this will be the new standard for all of the 6 wound creatures? (Tervigons, Trygons and Tyranofexes?)

Both the Tervigon and Tyrannofex should be on a large oval base (or larger) IMO. I know some people argue they should be on a 60mm base but they are clearly between Carnifex and Heirodule size. Getting a Tervigon body even close to the correct size will be barely able to fit on a 60mm, as somewhat illustrated in this conversion by Goatboy:
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And that's really just because he's been able to stand it on its six spindly legs. If you go with proper rear legs like in the artwork, you've got no chance in hell at fitting it on a 60mm without looking ridiculous.

But, y'know, most people will just be modding Carnifexes and putting them on 60mm, but I argue these are really Minitervigons rather than the real thing. ;)

EDIT - Link to Goatboy's blog on how he made his Tervigon and more pictures:
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2010/01/goatboy-new-bugs-and-how-i-made-them.html

dangermouse425
10-01-2010, 19:30
Both the Tervigon and Tyrannofex should be on a large oval base (or larger) IMO. I know some people argue they should be on a 60mm base but they are clearly between Carnifex and Heirodule size. Getting a Tervigon body even close to the correct size will be barely able to fit on a 60mm, as somewhat illustrated in this conversion by Goatboy:
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And that's really just because he's been able to stand it on its six spindly legs. If you go with proper rear legs like in the artwork, you've got no chance in hell at fitting it on a 60mm without looking ridiculous.

But, y'know, most people will just be modding Carnifexes and putting them on 60mm, but I argue these are really Minitervigons rather than the real thing. ;)

EDIT - Link to Goatboy's blog on how he made his Tervigon and more pictures:
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2010/01/goatboy-new-bugs-and-how-i-made-them.html

That's what I was thinking! Spider-Tervigon!

Clang
10-01-2010, 20:43
I agree a Tervigon would look better on a Trygon-sized base, but then so would a carnifex :) The GW website is selling large oval bases at the same price as 60mm round bases, if anyone's considering buying just the bases. IF GW eventualy give us an official Tervigon, I wouldn't like to bet what size base it gets...

Brendi's idea of reversing a fex torso is worth considering, I did it a while back for a tyrant conversion and it does help avoid the 'converted fex' look.

Scryer in the Darkness
10-01-2010, 20:48
The GW website is selling large oval bases at the same price as 60mm round bases, if anyone's considering buying just the bases.
While the products are priced the same, you actually get three 60mm bases as opposed to a single large oval.


IF GW eventualy give us an official Tervigon, I wouldn't like to bet what size base it gets...
I would - large oval. :D

thanoson
11-01-2010, 04:25
I'm thinking about using a carnifex with a brain bug from Starship toopers. Gonna make the body look like a termite queens white pasty body. It's the one in the center.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/90860/starship-troopers-miniatures-game?size=large

Falkman
11-01-2010, 04:48
I'm gonna base mine pretty heavily on the Carnifex model.
Gonna reposition the legs so it's leaning more forwards, and having it lean on a pair of scything talons, and I'll use the Mawloc head minus the tongue to simulate it "puking" up Termagants. Front limbs are gonna be a pair of the smallest Trygon/Mawloc scything talons, making them look atrophied, T-rex style.
Might use the Trygon torso if it suits the idea better than the 'fex torso.
(Imagine the whole conversion looking somewhat like a drunk guy leaning over a toilet retching, and you got a general idea of the pose).

tu33y
11-01-2010, 08:52
Get an Armorcast Malefactor off ebay.
Giant, armored gaunt transport of olde. Fits the new rules pretty damn well, matches the second edition carnifexes I have lying around. Now that I think of it, tyrranofex=exocrine works too. googlefindspictureshere! (http://www.nugax.com/WH40K/Malefactor.html)

heh! he says "vulva" fnarr!

pretty ugly model IMO

Scryer in the Darkness
18-01-2010, 20:48
On today's GW blog post, they have Phil Kelly's Tervigon conversion, what a shame we can't really see much of what it's about due to the black paint scheme and general angle/size of the photos. Note it's on a large oval base.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/blogPost.jsp?aId=7300011a


For his Tervigon, Phil began by combining the body of a Lizardmen Stegadon and that of a Carnifex. The 'legs' were made using several sets of scything talons while the head and tail are also from the Carnifex set. To help bring it all together Phil used a lot of Green Stuff and several spare armour plates from the Trygon/Mawloc kit.

cthorpe
18-01-2010, 20:59
Hey guys.. Check out Sheeps blog (under Imperial stuff).. he's done a fantastic conversion for a tervigon..


http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59410&page=96

Especially look at post 1910..


Best wishes,

Carl

Souleater
18-01-2010, 21:03
I wonder if we will see a combined T-Fex / Tervigon kit. The bodies are fairly similar. Might be in two seperate boxes.

herr_nilzzon
18-01-2010, 21:36
Unless playing an Apocalypse game, I'll be using my Scythed Hierodule as a "counts as".

Shadowfax
19-01-2010, 02:09
On today's GW blog post, they have Phil Kelly's Tervigon conversion, what a shame we can't really see much of what it's about due to the black paint scheme and general angle/size of the photos. Note it's on a large oval base.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/blogPost.jsp?aId=7300011a
That looks like junk, but at least it gives us an idea of the intended base size for the Tervigon.

Though it makes me wonder, if a Tervigon, which is ostensibly full of squishiness and newborn gaunts, gets 6 wounds, wtf is the Carnifex still stuck at 4? If base size has nothing to do with wounds, the fex should have more than anybody else, barring the T-fex. Sigh.

starlight
19-01-2010, 02:25
On today's GW blog post, they have Phil Kelly's Tervigon conversion, what a shame we can't really see much of what it's about due to the black paint scheme and general angle/size of the photos. Note it's on a large oval base.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/blogPost.jsp?aId=7300011a

Interesting, given that I have several Stegadons somewhere, in addition to my huge pile of Tyranid Bitz... Have to dump the Bugs out and have a look... :D

3 0f 6
19-01-2010, 08:23
I would like to hope that they will actually release the models for the new things,as WYSIWYG would be an issue in tournies at present

Rift
19-01-2010, 09:09
Was thinking of Acid blood and catalyst, but not sure about the rules on Acid blood.

Vexbane
19-01-2010, 09:54
Ok after looking in the dex the tervigon looks like a carnifex screamer killer with a swollen belly. The pic in the book clearly shows a fex based model with 6 limbs. Two of the limbs are scything talons.

"The Tervigon is a massive creature with a towering spined carapace that shields a swollen abdomen. The Tervigon relies on all 6 limbs for support. However if the need arises it can shift it weight allowing it to use its claws to scythe back and forth"

So according the the book it seems it is a slightly bigger carnifex That spews gaunts from its belly. With scything talons for 4 of its 6 limbs. I am going to convert some of my now useless gun fexs into 2 of them. Not to say you could not do any of the other conversions mentioned here. I think GW will possible come out with some kits for the new beasts. I hope.

fwacho
20-01-2010, 03:53
i just finished my tervigon last night. sorry no pictures.

canifex body.
Tyrant head (I gave my tyrant one of the carnifex heads)
No legs.
I stole 4 more scything talons from other sets to use as spider like legs. (total of six scything talon legs)
I trimmed the bones of the lower body enough to raise it up. Filled resultant gap with air dry clay in medium size egg like balls. (kind of ripped two different ideas from bell of lost souls) Basically did a lot of thickening at the waist.
Posed it in a twisting pose to create feel of motion.
Went all out on base sculpt.
I modeled some cracking eggs to put under it.
Base is 90mm x120mm

edit... just realized I made mine look a lot like Phil Kelly's (minus the termaguants running out from under it.)