Hobby Factory: Hive Guard and Tyrant Guard Conversion

Thoughts on converting/magetising Hive Guard into Tyrant Guard?

Hive_Guard-IMAG0703 Hive_Guard-IMAG0702I have left the upper arms off on purpose, I’m thinking of setting a small magnet in place for these. Then my thoughts are to find a spare pair of arms from the Tyranid Warrior kit and use them to carry chitinous shields. This is a similar concept to the old Tyrant Guard models. The old models look goofy, so I want to design something that looks alot stronger and broader.

As I have a great many other models to put together first, including the Warriors, I’ll need to set this project aside before I got pilfering bits from other kits (lest I go using bits that I need… :P)