Plastic Tyranid Lictor Conversion Tutorial

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In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how I made my plastic Lictors using existing Tyranid parts and next to no sculpting work!

 

The list of parts are as followed:

  • Large scything talons (carnifex, tyrant etc)
  • Warrior legs, tail, torso,rending claws and flesh hooks
  • Tail scythe from Warrior Prime (not 100% needed)
  • Venomthrope head

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First step is to bend the tail upwards. This step isn’t totally necessary but makes it look less like a warrior. I use a heat gun to slowly heat the tail and curl it upwards. To finish it off I stick the scythe tail on the end, but on the reverse side it would normally be on.

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Next step is to cut the neck stump on the Warrior torso so it’s flush with the rest of the head gap.

Plastic Lictor Conversion Tutorial Warhammer 40k tyranids tutorials

Then you need to cut the bottom of the Venomthrope neck flat, somewhere near the flat area underneath, but as long as it’s flat it’ll work.

Plastic Lictor Conversion Tutorial Warhammer 40k tyranids tutorials

The head should fit nicely into the space on the torso and any gaps should be barely visible. I also add the flesh hooks here as they’re a bit fiddly.

Plastic Lictor Conversion Tutorial Warhammer 40k tyranids tutorials

Finally I join the parts together and add the arms. The larger scything talons won’t fit into the sockets but will attach to the outside of the sockets and to the underneath of the carapace.

Plastic Lictor Conversion Tutorial Warhammer 40k tyranids tutorials
Plastic Lictor Conversion Tutorial Warhammer 40k tyranids tutorials
Plastic Lictor Conversion Tutorial Warhammer 40k tyranids tutorials