First - the good news. Quite by accident I came across a gentleman named Peter who is working on sculpting and molding 'alienoid' body parts, which can be used as alternate bits for Tyranids. Blame Google, and their cruel, heartless cancellation of Google Reader for this discovery. Out of frustration I've been spending more time with Google+ or Plus or whatever the hell you're supposed to call it (seriously.. a symbol?) and joined a 40k Community and a Tyranid community just to test things out. It isn't going to replace Pulse anytime soon as my newsreader of choice - but it does a much better job of presenting relevant content than Twitter from people I'm interested in. So enough about techstuffs - here's the part that matters: there simply aren't enough alternate Tyranid bits or models out there, so I was quite excited to see what Peter is sculpting, primarily some alternate Aliens/Giger-esque heads, another head style, and some positively wicked looking alternate "bone" swords. Here's the video - which would have led the article, but Blogger for some reason refuses to let me embed it (it's probably next on the chopping block!):
I was able to snap out a couple pics in case the video doesn't cooperate:
The "bad" news - he's not ready to sell yet or even picked out prices, packages, etc... I'm sure positive feedback and demand might speed that along! Peter is considering doing additional heads that will fit other MCs, alternate whips and tails, and is working on some eggs and drop pods. Coolest part: he's looking for suggestions on other bits or themes, and can even do custom work. Here's a video of some of his concept art - the insect style wings are fantastic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWnpq2XjEc
My first suggestion: with everyone and their brother running dakka flyrants, we're in dire need of some alternate bits we can use for quad devourers. I'd love to see extra plating that could be used for 'armored shell' tyrants too, and it would be fantastic to have some decent alternate bits for crushing claws!
At any rate - hit him up on his video page, or comment here (for now) with feedback and suggestions.