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I think the white needs more shading, although it might be the photos that hide the highlights. It looks like you're going for a warm white, in which case I'd hit all the white areas with a quite watered down gryphonne sepia wash and then highlight with bleached bone and skull white. If you want a cold white, try space wolves grey and highlight with skull white.
I do like the red skin.
I would take the chance of doing some freaky pupil in those big eyes, but you should do whatever you think works.
I was thinking about those eyes.....hmmm
The Carapace isn't white, It's Bleached Bone. My photgraghy skills isnt as good as my painting skills. Yeah i wanted a realitic carapace color so i went with bone.
Hmm... It looks good but seems unfinished to me. Even if you are painting the carapace bleached bone, you'll want to highlight it where it would get the most light hitting it, such as the rdges in the middle of the carapace and on the chimney-exhausts on his back. Some common sence is needed when you're deciding where to put the highlights. Another technique employed by many Tyranid players is feathering. Ill spare you the details but it is how they get the stripey effect on the carapace. LINK! I would also use white here.
I personally would paint the claws and scything tallons in a dark colour, or even black, to contrast with the brightness of the rest of the model, and to add a new colour. I would just use a mix of codex grey and black to highlight it, then codex grey.
And the red needs to be highlighted on the raised points with a mix of bone and red.
Mmmhh... Going to have to disagree almost completly. Let me explain.
When i was deciding the color scheme the bone color was choosen Because i wanted
a) wanted something organic. Carapace is practically Bone to creatures this size, so picking bleached bone was an easy choice.
b) Hive Fleet Manitore (fluff wise) is a very old hive fleet and rumored to have birthed Hive Fleet Behmoth. The Bone color gives it a very anceint feel to it.
-I am curiois about the Highlights, What color would you recomend i use?
-Is this feathering technique similar to the Marloc currently in the painting section?
The Red isn't actually paint. The model was Primed white. with a layer of Red ink, then a layer Chesnut Ink. This is actually perfect for me, It gives the model a very Organic yet dark apperance and it's extremely easy and quick to do. LOL, cool isnt it?
I think you could Black Wash or Brown it and it would duplicate the effects of shading. The Red areas probably don't need it, but the bone areas do.
I think I have to agree with the trend. The red of the body looks great but the areas painted Bleached bone seem to be missing something. A wash?? Some shading?? I am so use to Nid's being high-lighted to the extreme maybe I have just become jaded.....