The Mawloc was my first conversion. Sadly, I also think he's my best which means I'm not really getting better at this. When I was building him I was annoyed that he was looking downward. I thought that the mouth was his best feature and awesome modelling from GW. But you couldn't see all it's gory detail on the tabletop. Plus the tail, whilst nice, wasn't very dynamic. I wanted him bursting, nay thrusting, up through the ground like in the codex picture and rules. If you look at Trygon/Mawloc conversions in general on the internet you can see that lots of people had the same idea. So I started farting around with blu-tac (which is the best kit-bashing tool in the known universe) and re-posing him:
I bought a whole Basilica Administratum just to create the floor tiles (I stole the paper clips from work. Pro-Tip: Paper clips make awesome steel rebars for modelling. Painting them silver is optional) This was when I had more money than sense (and a better camera). Many weeks later, after chopping and sawing more of my fingers than the actual model I came up with this.
Feeling very pleased with myself I took him to the local wargaming club for an awesome "Terror From The Deep" narrative experience. He promptly did sweet F.A. for the entire game. My Eldar adversary blew him into steaming chunks of dog food from range, laughing gaily all the time. Ha ha-ha! All Eldar/Elves laugh gaily. Thats why I refuse to play them. That was 2 years ago and Mr. Mawloc was banished to the naughty shelf, never to be used in competitive play again. But now he's back, with a shiny new paint scheme (Hive Fleet Nidrot) and he's ready for the new and improved, 6th edition deep strike mishap table:
|Watch it baldy|
|Mawlocs have no sense of direction|
|Imperial Fists take it up the Gary|
|Wait until you can see the whites of their eyes!|