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khurasanminiatures14 Jan 2015 9:31 p.m. PST

You already know the Itu'a Immortals -- aka the Stikk Assault Crabs. Now meet the Itu'a Myriads, endless swarms of smaller Itu'a with long rifles, supported by heavy weaponsworms:


And the high command encased in a huge Satrap biomecha (provided with the suit and out of it too):


Group shot:


Still to be revealed -- the enormous Rukh warbeast -- large enough to carry several squads inside its gullet!

Quaker14 Jan 2015 10:47 p.m. PST

But … but I already have too much to paint!

When will these be available?

BaldLea15 Jan 2015 4:25 a.m. PST

Alien looking aliens!

Cyclopeus15 Jan 2015 6:06 a.m. PST

Very nice design and paintwork.

gundog Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2015 6:46 a.m. PST

For some reason, "Men in Black", comes to mind!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2015 7:28 a.m. PST

I'd consider that a compliment. ;->=


Johny Boy15 Jan 2015 8:14 a.m. PST

Awesome sculpts, got to have these……

John Treadaway15 Jan 2015 9:01 a.m. PST

Those are rather nice, I have to say.

John T

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut15 Jan 2015 9:05 a.m. PST

Those are wonderful! I *so* wish these were out in 28mm, my eyesight and nerves no longer allow me to paint 15s :-(

khurasanminiatures15 Jan 2015 10:56 a.m. PST

Ben Siens sculpted these, as he had the Assault Crabs. Still stuck in the midst of renovations but will release these when the full store comes back on….

Twoball Cane15 Jan 2015 5:09 p.m. PST

If one wished to proxy infinity,'s combined army these could fit a few.

Love them….I plan to use them w the horrids from ravenstar studios

Mad Mecha Guy16 Jan 2015 3:32 a.m. PST

"My Dear, you have a serious infestation of crabs there!"

Nice figures, good paint job.

Ron W DuBray16 Jan 2015 12:43 p.m. PST

I hope they have a goodly number cast up. I have a feeling there will be a big run on them.

khurasanminiatures16 Jan 2015 4:40 p.m. PST

Yes they're actually all cast up, just need to get life back to normal so I can return to taking and fulfilling orders. I shipped nine orders today actually but it was a Herculean task getting them packed, and they were all domestic. With all the construction still underway that's about the best I can manage for 1-2 weeks more.

Helena Bottom Farter16 Jan 2015 6:44 p.m. PST

So what not- is this one? Not-Tyranids?

R1ch4rd16 Jan 2015 8:58 p.m. PST

Shut up and take my money!

BlackWidowPilot Fezian16 Jan 2015 10:38 p.m. PST

Jon, brilliant, simply brilliant. evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

Logain16 Jan 2015 11:27 p.m. PST

Damn, those are great!

khurasanminiatures17 Jan 2015 7:13 a.m. PST

They might share the same inspiration as tyranids but I dont think the Itu'a are not- anything. I think they're their own cool thing. grin

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jan 2015 7:51 a.m. PST

They remind me of a cross between gremlins and tyranids, but a design all their own. Really a group of fun and cool sculpts.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian17 Jan 2015 9:16 a.m. PST

Biologically-based technology was a trope before Games Sweatshop came up with their Tyranids. These are self evidently their own unique take on that trope of sci fi literature.

I like 'em.evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

Mute Bystander17 Jan 2015 4:06 p.m. PST

H. B. F.

"… So what not- is this one? Not-Tyranids?…"

It seems more appropriate to ask what earlier imagery/tropes GW "borrowed" and declared original but let me just say that the whole bio-tech, alien infestation, DNA/gene stealing/copying, crab/insect like aliens have been around long before GW.

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