Smashing Plastic: Ogornid Tyrant WIP 01

I'm a bit all over the place with the blog still. I have backlogs of content that I'd love to put up here but I don't want to miss the stuff I'm currently working on either. So plz bear with me. 

If you've not seen anything from my Ogornid project, then this will be an interesting first entry. You can start to read more about their lore on the blog here if you're interested in learning how these two powerhouses of destruction (Ogors from Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Tyranids from Warhammer 40,000) got into a scuffle in the Mortal Realms, and who came out on top?

But for now, meet the start of my Gutbuster Ogor Tyrant conversion. As usually, we have to do some sort of photoshop mockup to see if the idea has legs. This is tricky because sizing is never perfect.

Ogor Tyrant concept.jpg
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I had already 'bought in' to the idea of mixing an Ogor Tyrant with a Tyranid Hive Tyrant...the names even beg to be mashed up. The question: What this tyrant was. Was it an ogor that had beat up a Hive Tyrant and was wearing it as a trophy? Or was it a living bug that was using it's psychic abilities to make the tribe think it was an ogor? There's this power struggle between bug and ogor in this army that you'll become more aware of if you follow me down the rabbit hole. 

In the end, I decided to make this an ogor tyrant wearing a hive tyrant's body as armor. It's definitely a more interesting conversion, and the stock tyranid kit would have been a bit out of proportion for the army...but maybe i can do that later too. With that out of the way, let's smash some plastic. 

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So currently I've assembled the Tyranid Hive Tyrant torso and source legs from an Ogor Firebelly. The yellow is milliput putty that i'm using to sculpt the main body. I've not done a ton of sculpting so i'm sure the anatomy is forked but I'm hoping to sculpt what i can create, well, and paint it in a believable manner. 

My philosophy isn't typically about perfect builds, sculpts or paints, but executing it well enough sot hat the idea comes to life on the table. Let me know your thoughts!

His weapon is going to be sculpted next, but I'm not certain if he'll have a 'massive ogor club' or a great gut gouger. Or maybe both so I can decide which to use when I need it. 

Picking out just the right head will be important too! I may have some other tyranid arm weapons hanging off the carapace too. Ooh and the hive tyrant head...where's that going?? More to come soon.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Are there any cool tyranid or ogor elements you think I should incorporate?