When the 3rd edition tyranids were released, I wanted to go on with the idea of the hive queen. A friend, Wan, did it for me again.
But after I hade remade myself hive queen 1 and Hive Queen 3, I had to redo the #2 myself too. She is based on the 3rd ed. Carnifex body and zoanthrope head. Some details are worked to show some similarities with my overal concept of hive queens : the legs and feet, feeder tentacles, wings, elongated head to evoke high psychic abilities... The thing on the back is a separate entity responsible for the flying, it's a symbiote, like bioweapons and other biomorphs. The tail is bloated with eggs. I've gone for a natural, wild paint scheme. Here's the result :