Hive Fleet: Artillery Bioconstructs

Exocrine

When the Exocrine was released, I initially wasn’t thrilled by the model. It just doesn’t look quite like I was expecting, most of the body is fine, but some parts just look…wrong.

Exocrine

I think it was because I was looking forward to having a proper frill, like on the old Epic model. For this reason I’ve drawn out a new backplate for the Exocrine, shown below in yellow. I’ll try to do this without moving the gun, then build up a plasticard/green stuff frill around the gun. Might actually build the head into said frill, as it is an organic artillery piece.

Dactylis and Exocrine (1)

Dactylis

Dactylis

As shown in the first image, I’ve also got some ideas for the Dactylis, another Epic model that needs some attention! The original model had two massive spore-throwing arms, but I’m not sure I could pull those off. I think I’ve seen Pekel on Warpshadow with an interesting conversion, but I’d be building mine as an evolution of the Biovore genus.

Dactylis and Exocrine (4)

What that means is a large gestation sac for some bigger spores, and a double cannon more vertical than the Exocrine. The body can also be elevated by extending its front arms so that the torso is pointed more upward. Leading to a design something like this:

Dactylis and Exocrine (3)

Hive Fleet: Artillery Bioconstructs
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