Way back in the 1990′s the newest wave of Tyranids models were originally hatched.
With the release of Epic series of games, a lot of models were created for each faction of 40k in to fill the vast tabletops of this game.
Chief among these for the Tyranids were the Exocrine, Haruspex, Dominatrix, and Malefactor models that towered over the smaller infantry stands.
This gave birth to the first “Gargantuan Creatures” for the game as the Tyranids got 40k scale Exocrine, Haruspex, Malefactor. And now it seems like technology closed the modeling gap, and in 2013 we have plastic versions of some of these big baddies.
Today was the Haruspex model, a sort of “Tank” for the bugs. It is similar to the current Hierodule models, that are just beaters in hand to hand.
This guy came out of the box in four pieces, torso, jaw, and two arms. All the normal working with resin rules applied here, but strangely from the directions they advised against using green stuff to fill gaps and bubbles because “it shrunk over time”.
Along with the other Armorcast Tyranid models, this one is more “slug like” and not a member of the Hexapod family(six appendages) like all the other current Tyranids. But I like him all the same!
Checkout my video review below, and have a great weekend gaming guys!