The now ubiquitous Tervigon. A great unit in the Tyranid codex that until recently did not have an official model. Since I couldn’t wait when the codex came out almost four years ago, I dived in and created Tervigon Sammie...
Started the whole project with a Carnifex that I had kitted out as an assault specialist. After adding an extra set of Carnifex sized scything talons to simulate the third pair of legs on a Tervigon, I had to figure out the “womb.” The solution presented itself when I purchased some plastic models to simulate Mycetic Spores. Each came with a soft plastic “whatchamacallit”…it looked like some kind of small egg pod with a mouth. I cut one of these in half and stretched it out. I then attached it to the Tervigon’s belly. The final step was inserting a few Gaunts. Simply took some Gaunt heads from my bitz pile and glued them into the opening in the “womb.”
I am pretty sure I will be purchasing the new GW model in the near future. It is, IMO, a good representation of the Tervigon described in the codex. Having a second Tervigon in a list can’t be a bad thing. That all being said, Sammie will remain one of my favorite conversions and I will continue to use her as long as my opponents are ok with me using an “unofficial” model on the table.
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