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I am just starting up Tyranids and I was looking into several color schemes.
Ice tyranids image by yamabusha on Photobucket
For this one I was not quite sure about the colors used at all. It also looks to "chalky" to me so I would probably not do so much heavy drybrushing.
This one looks very interesting to me, I however cannot determine what color was used for the carapace. Also the highlights look to extreme to me for nids, so I would probably tone those down.
I am leaning towards the "jungle" scheme but as I said I am having trouble figuring out what colors were used. If anyone has any idea at all that would be a great help
Well, since Nids are called "bugs", Extreme highlights or patterns never seem out of place...
Go with the green.
The jungle scheme looks better in my opinion, it contrasts nicely and has a more natural, organic theme which fits nids really well. The extreme highlighting does look strange on the carapaces, but I've found that it works surprisingly well if you use a colour which is usually used for extreme highlighting to instead create 'markings' on the carapace, similar to the kind you usually see on insects. The colours are similar enough to the carapace for it to all fit in together and gives them a realistic and effective 'bug' look without too much work. Admittedly a lot of people tend to confine this to larger nids due to the amount of gaunts you have to paint, but it can work well and still be pretty fast once you've decided on the type of markings you want to use. Due to the jungle scheme looking similar to the kinds of colours you can see on real bugs, it might be worth examining some photos and either copying or adapting existing markings into your nids to see how it turns out.