Tyranid Conversions (and Biomorphs)
Conversions tend to be one of the things that become the hallmark
of really getting into the miniatures hobby. Personally,
I like the way the Tyranids look, so the only real conversions
I am willing to do are those that involve adding a biomorph
that is not standard for the creature, such Rending Claws for
Ripper Swarms, or Bio-Plasma for a Carnifex. Terrain is also
a good creative outlet, especially Tyranid terrain and Space
Marine corpses and wrecks.
For simplicity, I have included biomorphs beyond those you
would see in a "stock" Tyranid along with conversions.
Relevant E-mails from GW
Adrenal Glands - If you have bought Adrenal
Glands +1 Initiative and Adrenal Gland +1 WS for a Tyranid
Mutable Genus, do you have to put two adrenal gland biomorphs
on the model or is a single adrenal gland on the model adequate?
yes one adrenal gland per model should be sufficient.
- Jim Baxter (GW Roolzboyz)
A single gland is sufficient (just make sure your
opponent understands exactly what they have), but
if you really want the acclaim you can do two!
- Promotions (Grand Tournament Organizers)
Enhanced Senses - Since there is no standard
bit for Enhanced Senses mutations (Tyranid Army), I was
curious what is acceptable as WYSIWYG for that. Could I
simply paint the eyes distinctively? Is it even necessary
to do anything more than pay the points for it?
|There are two ways you can tackle this:
1) Not do anything distinctive - you won't lose
any points or be penalized in any way as it isn't
a tangible piece of wargear per se.
2) Model something or paint it in a wild or distinctive
way that makes your opponents and staff go "Wow,
this is awesome!" and gain yourself fame and
Either way, we would suggest making your opponents
aware of which models do have the enhanced senses
mutations before the start of the game for the sake
-GW Promotions (Grand Tournament Coordinators)
Leaping Rippers - Would GW accept that Ripper Swarms were
Leapers if I just put the taller ones (the ones that come
with the Termagants and Biomorphs sprues) on the base and
no short ones (the ones that come with the Warrior and Monster
You could do that, just as long as your opponent
can easily tell which models have leaping.
- Jim Baxter (GW Customer Service)