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15 February 2015

Tyrannocyte Conversion (part 1)

Nick speaking,

I have been spending some time lately converting up my old Mega Blok Mycetic Spores into the new Tyrannocytes. I have eight of these pods, and I want to convert up at least four of them, but first of all I need to work out how to do it!


First off all I got some 100mm bases from eBay, £4.00 for six, so not too bad at all. I then got myself a plastic tube, which was from the inside of a finished paper roll (till roll). I then glued the tube to the base and started work on some green stuff. I don't have a tentacle maker, so it was the old fashioned rolling on a table for me. I plan on revisiting them again and adding in a bit of detail, but I think they look pretty good as they are...


For storage reasons, I wanted to magnetise the pod on, rather than gluing it, and in the end, this also dictated me not putting tentacles onto the pod itself, well, that and I didn't want to have to repaint anything. One magnet in the rod and some green stuff to give me some support with a magnet on the base of the pod, and that was that bit done...



Now all I have to do is work out how to add on some guns and maybe a top section. Updates on that soon, but for now, this is how it is looking so far...




5 comments:

  1. Thats looking really cool already. With the base of the old pods having little to no details I'd be tempted to have the guns emerging from under the bottom of the shell. That way you can model them round the top of the tentacles instead of needing to remodel any of the compleated old pod. It will also give a bigger platform for the main pod to sit on and be less likely to come off if knocked.

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  2. Also the larger area at the top of yhe stand gives more space for tentacles.

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  3. Thanks for the idea mate, I will consider them in the next step :)

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  4. Really nice work Nick. Great way of saving money and making wicked cool looking models! Also super smart way of transporting...i can't even imagine how people are transporting the GW ones!

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  5. Thanks mate, yeah the real mini a bit of a beast to transport lol

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