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Im starting to paint my new wawve of nids now, and I found out that my old colour scheme is taking to much time. Now, does anyone have tips as to how paint my nids quick, preferably with pics, it would be much appreciated.
And, btw, no dipping, cant get my hands on what youre using. :cool:
My hate is contagious...
I'm not a 'nid player but I did a few hormagaunts to use as warpbeasts for my DE (as the current model sucks) so I know a bit about panting bugs. I found that trying to be really neat and precise got a bad look and as you said took awhile. So instead I tried drybrushing the entire model after the base coat and IMO its the only way to go if you have to paint a 100 of these buggers. Basically drybrush everything and then go back over the carapace with what ever color scheme your using.
Not the best pic in the world and the model needs to be cleaned a bit, but here it is..took all off about an hour. http://www.librarium-online.com/gall...=3&userid=1851 Essentially primed black, base liche purple, mix bleached bone into liche pruple and drybrushed, then enchanted blue carapace.
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trust me, if you want models that you're proud of, you have to spend time, sure, drybrushing is ok, but compared to real, old fashioned highlighting, it's nothing. take your time, my child, becausse you'll only end up hating them and stripping/re-painting them if you don't... i used to think like you "hey, i've got lot's of tyranids... maybe i should spend 2 minutes on each one and have an army ready for the table", but now i look back at those models and i feel sick, so i've started stripping and re-painting everything, over 100 gaunts, 20 odd genesteallers and you know the rest, and i'm spending about 5 hours on each one, and guess what, i love the buggers now! of course, you don't have to listen to my ramblings, and if you want to keep your sanity you probably should ignore me, but if you take all teh shortcuts and do it quickly, you'll know.
if you are reading this signature, then you are wasting you're time, and i am wasting my time by writing it, so run along now, jimmy, run along.