What are Imperial Comms Relays made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice, thats what little Comms Relays are made of.
What are Tyranid Comms Relays made of? Mawloc's nails and Trygon Prime tails, thats what Niddy Comms Relays are made of.
I was going for a grotesque parody of a satellite dish here with just a soupcon of exotic flower. I think I pulled it off. At the very least I won't be tempted to build another Mawloc, only to suffer the ignominy of it emerging 7" away from the intended target with its dick in its hand and about a million pulse rifles set to 'rapid fire' pointing at it. Assuming of course that my opponent is stupid enough not to put all his Fire Warriors in the first floor of a building with supporting fire and interceptor units nearby (he isn't). I think I've used all my spare Mawloc jaws in this conversion and they may well be put to better use ensuring that my reserves arrive in a timely fashion.
It was fun to build at any rate and might come in handy with my Aegis Defence Line (sorry, Wargamma Spawn Hive Linked Barricade set) which is also finished. Its more of a kit bash than a conversion really and needed minimum green stuffing. I melted the tendrils from the maws a bit to make them look like cables at the back. The 'stamen' in the middle of the flower were made from gardening wire and intended to look like antennae. I also had to heat and bend the feeder pipe from a Heavy Venom cannon around the stem. Apart from that its mainly just odds and ends from my bitz box.
The Defence Line has underperformed so far but I think that may be down to my inexperience and deployment of it. Hilariously, in its first ever outing (against Adepta Sororitas), it provided cover to the Battle Sisters on the other side whilst simultaneously providing no cover whatsoever to my poor Termagants against their flamers. To add insult to injury, the gaunts were forced to charge through difficult terrain as they clambered over the bloody thing. One day, I'll learn to play this game properly and then they will fear me!