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 Post subject: my tervigon conversion
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:39 am 
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So this is a long time in coming, and most people probably already decided what they wanted to do about the Tervigon Dilemma. By that I mean, a need for a model in a vaccuum without an official model that gets determined years later by the release of an official model.

However, it is 8th edition time, so perhaps people will be re-evaluating whether to run a tervigon heavy list. Or, like me, they might not like the official model. So since my original inspiration source seems to have gone offline, here is this!

So I created my tervigon conversion from a carnifex. I had two carnifex, one of which was painted one was raw that I used. So the pics might look slightly different as I seem to have photographed them interchangably.

So with one, I was working with a model I could construct as I wanted as it came dissassembled. The other was overly superglued as well as painted in a scheme that did not match what I was going for. However, it turns out that if you put a model in a freezer, the superglue becomes fragile enough that a slight bit of pressure will fragment the bond and it comes right apart! It's a trick I learned from somewhere, so I figure that I ought to include it in here for anyone else attempting to disassemble a model without damaging the plastic.

So, I used plastic sprue in between the torso and the hips to elongate the body. I don't have a precise measurement, but you can get a rough idea of the length from eyeballing the pictures.

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After the greenstuff and sprue dried, then it was time to create the birthing sacks. I did this using aluminium foil to create balls, and then gluing them into the body cavity that I created. I stacked them to create a lumpy bulging belly.

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Here is another pic from a different angle

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The next step, my pictures actually skip around a bit. So I'll have to explain it, and then give the pics. The next step was creating flesh over the balls. I did this by mixing elmer's glue into water, until it became a soupy mess that was in between opaque and transparent. I then took Kleenex, double-layered, and cut strips and submerged them (horizontally and evenly) into the mix until they were soaked. And then, I layered them over the balls. I did my best to preserve a wrinkled effect while also ensuring that the balls appared to be pressing against rather than through the kleenex. Then, I let the whole thing dry. What this did was create homemade plaster-strips. I then spray-painted primer over it, and gave it a first wash. Unfortunately my pictures are after the first wash.


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So then I finished painting! I'll include a couple pictures of the model completed.

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Here are the two tervigons next to a couple other monstrous creatures from Hive Fleet Wendle.

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I should note, that both of the creatures are on round bases that are on oval bases. And both have stuff on the bases. The reason for that, is that the official tervigon came out. Fortunately, 3plusplus.net posted an article that included dimensions of the official model. So I changed up my base to reflect the dimensions of the official model in terms of base size as well as model size. This was to ward off accusations of modeling for advantage and ensure fair play on the table. The 3plusplus article I am referencing can be found here: www.3plusplus.net/2012/03/the-sky-isnt- ... ons-again/

Thank you again for sticking through a long post, I hope it is helpful. I've enjoyed restoring unloved and damaged models for Hive Fleet Wendle, and will continue posting soon!

Please post questions or comments!


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 Post subject: Re: my tervigon conversion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:05 am 
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I did a similar conversion way back before the model came out, what a surprise on scale. I do like the model though and given how much model you get for your £ [or $] compared to a Haruspex or Maleceptor I'm quite happy to have a few of them.

http://40kaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01 ... art-8.html

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 Post subject: Re: my tervigon conversion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:57 pm 
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Dwez wrote:
I did a similar conversion way back before the model came out, what a surprise on scale. I do like the model though and given how much model you get for your £ [or $] compared to a Haruspex or Maleceptor I'm quite happy to have a few of them.

http://40kaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01 ... art-8.html

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Yes! That is the article series I got the idea from! It's funny that I forgot where I came across it... I've been following your blog since 5th edition was at its' height. I am very thankful that it didn't close down after 6th ed came upon the scene...despite the battle reports often not rendering correctly on my stupid phone, I've quite enjoyed the game and hobby content.

I must say, it's a heady feeling having one of the blogger's I've followed for years commenting on my post!


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 Post subject: Re: my tervigon conversion
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:34 am 
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bubbaH0tep wrote:
Dwez wrote:
I did a similar conversion way back before the model came out, what a surprise on scale. I do like the model though and given how much model you get for your £ [or $] compared to a Haruspex or Maleceptor I'm quite happy to have a few of them.

http://40kaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01 ... art-8.html

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Yes! That is the article series I got the idea from! It's funny that I forgot where I came across it... I've been following your blog since 5th edition was at its' height. I am very thankful that it didn't close down after 6th ed came upon the scene...despite the battle reports often not rendering correctly on my stupid phone, I've quite enjoyed the game and hobby content.

I must say, it's a heady feeling having one of the blogger's I've followed for years commenting on my post!


Ha, ha, that's crazy, glad you like the blog, it's nothing without those that read it and then get inspired to do their own thing. I particularly liked the way you extended the model to make it bigger and give you more room for the birthing sacks.

Given you're not a fan of the Tervigon model does that stretch to include it's Tyrannofex counterpart? Although their save has become 3+, instead of 2+ it looks like their offensive capabilites are much, much better now. Again, for the cost of the model it;s still great value. I even picked one up for £15 on ebay, with plans to convert it into a Dimachaeron.

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 Post subject: Re: my tervigon conversion
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:16 am 
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Ah the good old days when it took GW...what? Six years to roll out the Terv model?

Here's mine:
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