I've been playing my Tyrinids again and looking for something to improve my force. After some thought a Tervigon seemed to fit my needs and as I like to scuplt stuff I've put one together.
Here's and early picture.
The rear legs are sculpted from epoxy putty over a wire armature. Making the body I used modeling clay for the bulk and then covered this with epoxy putty detailing as I went. Scything talons are made by taking two lengths of sprue and gluing them together. Then with a file I shaped them, drilled a hold in one end and glued a wire armature in place which was then used to support and shape the rest of the arm. At this stage my intention was to add lots of egg like spheres on the chest, but then the Aracknarock conversions started showing up and I like this idea much better.
So I cut off most of the tail and started building a rear abdomen? Heres the picture.
The abdomen is again made from epoxy putty, but I wanted it to be lighter than the main body so I used foam as the bulking material. This build has taken at least three weeks, I had put off building the remaining two arms as I didn't know what to put there, scything talons, crushing claws, or something else. I the end I took the easy option and used the large scything talons from the Warrior sprue I think.
Any way thats my story, comments and criticism welcome.