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    My nids

    Ok my painting skills aren't really that good so im going to post these picks of my flyrant and ask for some help. Really guys what could i do to make them look better. Also the scheme is simple midnight blue and red gore.

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    My first suggestion is to go to your store and nab the colors that are one shade lighter than what you have. Blood red for the red gore, and probably enchanted blue I think for the midnight blue. Then mix a bit of that with a small amount of water and use it along the raised parts, and the edges. This will give it a bit more deapth. Do this all over the edges of the red and the blue. Just this alone will make the model stand out much more and be much more noticable.

    I would try this on some gaunts, to see how you might like the carapace design to be for you. And to get used to testing your highlighting skills. Then apply it to the big guy.

    Also, try to not glob your paint. On the broodlord he looked like he has really thick paint on him. Thats not good. Water down your paints when they get globby.
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    First off, nice Flyrant there, looking particularly vicious and ready to reap biomass for the hive!
    What you can do to make it look even better is to use a method called drybrushing. There's a link to it here but the jist of it is that you paint a model in a dark color and then using a very little of a lighter color you brush the model. Using this method you highlight raised areas and create a nice effect.

    If you'd do that with both the red and blue color you'd instantly have improved the look of the model and drybrushing is a great technique to get good looking minis in a simple way.

    Oh and another thing. Bases!
    Basing is a great way to make a good model look even better. Using some sand and PVA glue and then just painting the sand in a color of your choice is enough and you can really appreciate the difference it makes. Or you can do something more crazy with it! Your tyrant just stomp a marine? Excellent, add it to the base. Did he just slice aparat a guardsman? Put a bit of him right there!

    Anyways, you came to the right place to improve your painting skills and I hope we see more of your 'nids around

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    If you want to paint more guys in the scheme of your broodlord, may I suggest you take a look at this thread. Lots of good info and a step-by-step for exactly that paint scheme.

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    He looks good. I like him . I want to see more pictures of your Nids.


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    Thanks guys! Ill take any more advice you can give me. And thanks meeshie

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    looking good;Y
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    I like it.
    Its clean and its "solid" looking.
    Maybe the blue could be more blueish? Its lookin purple to me.
    That broodlord doesnt look to bad either.

    Btw thats a sick Flyrant ;o

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    Here are some more!!!!!8Y Btw i did some dry brushing on the skin and some really nice dry brushing on the crapace. The teeth are not good, but how do you honestly do teeth right?
    Then there is that adrenal gland, what colors shoul i paint it?

    Thx!

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    I agree with stormwind, get some more blending in there (however, stormwind is sort of bright color happy when it comes to tyranids )

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