Tyranid Mycetic Spore Capsule

Hey there, 

In this tutorial I want to show you how you can build a drop spore capsule for your tyranid army. The whole thing looks good to me AND its pretty cheap. Since Games Workshop released the current tyranid codex, players are forced to come up with their own concept for a tyranid drop spore. In this tutorial i will show you step by step how you can built your own drop spore.

What do you need?
- A vendetta Base from GW
- A big Shell
- Miliput
- Green Stuff
- Slate
- Superglue
- Modelling tools
- Basing Material

Step by step
First you go to your local decoration store and look for a big shell which looks like the one in the picture. Then you fix this shell to your Games Workshop Base. In this case I used some slate to put it around the spore to show that it pierced the surface and the slate keeps the shell grounded.

If the shell fixed to the base you can use miliput or greenstuff ( whatever suits you more) to line the inside of the shell and use a modeling tool to create an alien-looking structure. More on how you do this and which tool to use in our "Tyranid Ribcage" Tutorial. Let it settle until its completely hard, then you can take your greenstuff or miliput and roll ''sausages'' which get thinner in the end to sculpt your tentacles (Tentacle Tutorial) . You can put them into your shell and get them in the desired shape, then let them dry. Then you can do your basing as you wish.


With a little bit colour and some nasty Slime Strings your spore could look like this:


  1. Alles gut zum Weichnacht...und happy new year
    Mit freundlichen Grüßen