Tyranid Conversions - Biovore Launching Spore Mine
So I can't leave well enough alone. I decided that it would
be really cool to have a spore mine launching out of a Biovore.
- Xacto knife
with #11 blade (slim, fine tip) for cleaning flash
- Needle files
for cleaning flash
- 5-minute epoxy
- Pinning supplies
- Good lighting
- A spore mine - preferably one that is arcing in a fashion
that looks like it is being launched.
- Clean all of the flash off of the pieces.
- Think about what you are going to carefully before starting.
OK, now start!
chose this particular Bio-Acid mine because I thought
it looked like it could be launching out of the Biovore.
clipped up high enough to where the supporting tendril
was thick enough to drill a pin into.
the base flat and re-drill as necessary.
- As a small extra step, I took a cue from Historic Miniatures
folks. They will drill out their gun barrels to make them
look more realistic. I decided to do the same with the tubes
on the Spore Mine. It does not take long and I really think
it looks good!
- Pin the Biovore and mount the Spore Mine! Note: although
I gled the pin to the spore mine, I did not glue it to the
Biovore. I drilled the hole quite snugly, so friction and
gravity do the work for me. This also allows me the option
of pulling it off or swapping it out in the future.
boring Biovore without spore mine. If only I had a spore
mine to go on that pin.
cool Biovore with spore mine launching!