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    Tips for Tyranid model painting

    I saw the new pics on the Games Workshop site about the fourth edition Tyranids. They looked awesome!
    Now naturally I would like that my coming models would look the same. Atleast a bit the same but I know that they will not be even close. Still I will try my best but I'd like some tips how my models would look cool and how you do the shell edges look so real.
    Any other Tyranid collectors here?

    Excerpt from the memoir of Inquisitor Czevak
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    I'm here, been playing with the Hivemind for the last 3 years.
    also scroll down to the Tyranidforum, you'll get some morerespeonses.

    here's my gallery: http://www.librarium-online.com/gall...=3&userid=3958

    as for how to paint them like the GW scheme, pratice on something else untill you think it looks okay

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    Okay, well I have allready practiced a bit and it's getting better..I think...and btw your tyranids looked pretty nice. Especially the Hive Tyrant was cool. I myself use Liche purple and Chaos Black but those pics gave me new ideas.
    Excerpt from the memoir of Inquisitor Czevak
    ...We have given the horror a name to salve our fears; we call it the Tyranid race, but if it is aware of us at all it must know us only as Prey."

    - Inquisitor Czevak at the Conclave of Har,
    from the Har Transcriptorium.

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    Practice dry-brushing. It'll come in handy when you paint your seemingly endless supply of gaunts. Practice highlighting too.
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    also the use of ink can help a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreachon
    also the use of ink can help a lot
    Yes, ink can help quite a bit, but you have to be careful with it. You wouldn't want to put too much on, because then the effect is too watery and your mini gets very glossy. It's OK if you want that watery look, though. :p

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    Aha, thanks everyone. I never really have used ink and really don't know how to use them so I guess I'll have to survive with just the normal L P, S W and C B.
    Excerpt from the memoir of Inquisitor Czevak
    ...We have given the horror a name to salve our fears; we call it the Tyranid race, but if it is aware of us at all it must know us only as Prey."

    - Inquisitor Czevak at the Conclave of Har,
    from the Har Transcriptorium.

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    Inks are very easy to use and produce some very nice results. Just thin your inks with water or whatever solution you use. It is always better to apply several coats and build up the color rather than put one coat that is too saturated with color.

    What inks do is tint the underlying color and usually (in the case of darker inks) they will gravitate to the lower portion of the model and create "shadows".

    The best way to get rid of the shine is to hit the model with Testor's Dullcote or any other flat varnish (Testor's being my favorite choice!)

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    Thanks everyone for the tips. Maybe I'll try the ink sometimes.
    The pics on GW are just amazing! I wish I knew how to paint like that, but hopefully the new codex will contain some information how to paint with those color schemes. It just looks so real. I tried to paint the edges the same way but it wasn't even close.
    Excerpt from the memoir of Inquisitor Czevak
    ...We have given the horror a name to salve our fears; we call it the Tyranid race, but if it is aware of us at all it must know us only as Prey."

    - Inquisitor Czevak at the Conclave of Har,
    from the Har Transcriptorium.

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    If I understand what you are talking about - the "edges" can be done by taking sucessive lighter shades of paint and make thin lines over the surface. This will eventually create a striation effect. I haven't painted any Tyranids but I have used a similar effect before with my plague marines.

    Is this similar to the effect you are trying to achieve:



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