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I am in the middle of assembling approximately 3000 points of nids and I was browsing through ebay when I found this...
Tyranids Warhammer 40k Pro Painted - eBay (item 260266872210 end time Jul-31-08 18:410 PDT)
Tada! I think they look beautiful and I wanted to copy them in the meantime. Could someone tell me exactly how he achieved this? I read his description but they don't really seem to be detailed enough to produce these nids.
Thank you in advance,
Not too tricky to be honest. I'd recommend various levels of white drybrush over a black undercoat, then wash with Asurmen Blue.
Should be quick, too.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
As Mr. Paintmonkey said, not too hard to mimic. In fact, the dry-brushing used on those gaunts is a very quick and efficient technique. I'd imagine that an experienced painter would spend less than 10 minutes on each model.
I'd also like to boast of one of our veteran Nid painters named Leech. He uses washes and produces some of the most spectacular Nids you'll see. Try here: Member Profile - Librarium Online Showcase
EDIT: You may also want to do a search for Leech's painting threads. There, you'll find more detailed example of his work.
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Drybrush and wash works well on rank and file gaunts but larger models, especially TMCs would do better if layering was used.
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