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I'm not an active 'nid player, but I do paint them.
My color scheme (let's assume we're doing a Hormie.) is like this.
The carapace is black w. some Codex Grey highlight (1/4 Codex Grey w. 3/4 Chaos Black). I painted the skin w. Dark Angels Green and highlighted w. Bilious Green, those muscles that show through the skin (or whatever) are also Bilious Green.
The claws are painted with the same black as the carapace and have the same highlight. The teeth are black as well, although have a much greyer highlight so the detail shows better.
Eyes are red (classic)
So far no biomorphs.
This makes for a very dark Gaunt that comes out very nicely when grouped together. It also looks good as a jungle/ agri world camo scheme since if you look straight ahead at the gaunt it gets a natural camo pattern because of the black and green pattern. The Rippers look absolutely mad, like they've gone mentally inseane. I exaggerated the brightness of their eye color which is red at the moment and made the highlights more brutal so that raised areas stick out like a sore thumb.
So far I've only made Gaunts and Rippers. But my aspirations are to do a Lictor...perhaps scratch building one (I adore the Lictor idea... ).
The basic Hive Tyrant I'm not so interested in...looks too happy.
I'll post pictures once I get a decent camera.
So, what's your scheme?
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first I undercoat the model with chaos black
then it receives the first of 3 layers of paint
1.- 80% chaos black and 20% codex grey
2.- 50% chaos black and 50% codex grey
3.- a very smal highlight of rotten flesh
then several more layers
1.- SW grey
2.- 50% SW grey and 50% rotten flesh
for the eyes I use Scab red and then use Red INK to make the eyes look better,
the teeth I do first with codex grey and then bleached bone
smal things such as toxin sacs and other organs I use Liche Purple with afterwards Purple Ink on it.
The big models also have a purple line running along their spine
the first colour is Liche Purple, then Tentacle Pink and finally Purple Ink
Then if the models if the way I want it to look I'' give it a Gloss Varnish as to make them look all slime coverred like the Aliens from the movies.
black carapace liche purple skin brown ink wash
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Chaos Black Skin.
Fortress grey and codex grey chittin, which blends to skull white.
Red gore across the spine.
Bleached bone teeth.
Purple for details such as exposed gun parts or any exposed internal/external parts.... :blink:
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well im new to Tyrnaids but i think my color scheme is going to look somehting liek this.
chaos black undercoat
heavy drybrush dark angels green
light drybrush snot green
flesh wash thinned with future floor wax
final drybrush camo green (heavy)
chaso black undercoat
ultramarines blue drybrush
black ink wash
lightning blue highlight at the end of the carapace that blends into the darkened ultrmarines blue
my hive fleet just came from a planet where the destroyed a catachan regimebnt and stripped the jungle planet from all its water and plant bio mass.
its gonna look like the scheme in the tyranid codex (page with all the gaunts) up at the cornor on the left hand page in the left cornor, just with brighter carapace.
wat do u guys think?
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If you have the nid codex, look at the first page nids (red and blue). TheyÂ´re great :lol:.
And if your can you must see ythe new forge world hive tyrant http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/QUATE..._STUFF__11.html
most of my tyranids are painted like this:
1. chaos black - undercoating
2. bleached bone - drybrushing on the skin
3. dark flesh - on the chitin
4. snakebite leather - highliht on the chitin
5. flesh wash - on the skin
6. red ink - on the chitin
7. bleached bone - on the teeths
thats about it they have a very darkish look but i like them.
"I have seen you humans, trying to forge an Empire in the name of a corpse"
a great affect that I found while painted one day is to use water. First I paint the whole model terracotta and drybrush with.... well I can't remember. Then what I do is mix the colour of the armour plates (green) with A LOT of water. Then I put this on the armour plates. When it dries you can still see the base coat(terracotta) and it kinda looks like a natural camo affect.
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