What’s better than Zoanthropes and Venomthropes? New plastic Zoanthropes and Venomthropes, that’s what. Even better, there’s three of them in a box and they’re available to pre-order now.
This new plastic set includes enough parts to make three plastic Zoanthropes, the psychic conduits of the Tyranid Hive Mind. Powerful psykers, they can zap a tank in half with the power of their mind, or boil a man’s brain just by flexing their synaptic nodes.
Zoanthropes are roughly 50% brain (or what we humans would call a brain), their atrophied bodies hanging beneath them as they float into battle. An extended carapace protects their synaptic nodes from incoming fire.
The middle of the three Zoanthropes above is actually another new Tyranid bio-form, a deadly Neurothrope. From the side you can see it’s grown a fourth spine, a psychic amplifier that it uses to leech the life from enemy warriors to empower its own attacks.
If you’re not into psychic alien monstrosities, why not build the models in this kit as Venomthropes instead.
Venomthropes float into battle held up by vast gas sacs that bulge from their carapace, their stunted bodies surrounded by a mass of writhing tentacles, every one of them tipped with razor-sharp barbs coated in hideous alien toxins.
There are three subtly different arm and head options in the set meaning that no two Venomthropes look alike. You could even build some of the models as Venomthropes and some as Zoanthropes.
Venomthropes have much larger chimneys than similar-sized Tyranid organisms. Not only do they help to vent the heat they generate, but they also produce clouds of choking gas that obscure their advance.
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