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i have a tourney in about 7 weeks and therefore i want to start painting/dipping my Tyranids (it's not important to get anything painted for the tourney, that's just me). Even though this is my third army i don't have a single painted model and i want to change that. Here are my final 4 schemes. They aren't beautifully painted and i left out some details, but i did these just to see how the colours would turn out.
Three armies and zero painted minis?! The horror!
Anyway, for dipping, those all look pretty sharp, if too shiny for my tastes. I voted #3, FWIW, but they all are decent color combos. Any would look good as a completed army.
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Well here's my opinion for each scheme:
1. White, grey and Red just doesn't look right. They don't fit together, especially when so shiny.
2. Very similar to the kraken scheme. I like something different to what one would find in GW publicized books.
3. The yellow gets swallowed up by the brightness of the white. Might as well just have it white.
4. The blue and white fit well, so this got my vote. I felt the colors complement each other nicely, and fits with the shininess of the dipping.
Well thats it, hope that helps
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You can always go over the carapace, guns, and claws/teeth with a matte finish. Leave the skin shiny to make it look like slime.
I think they look pretty good, I'm preferable to 1 & 2 but I also think if you took the yellow trim on 3 and used that on 2. It would bring out the other colors better
then again I'm preferable to things be'ing quite bright so it could be just me
I like the contrast on N2 which is why i voted for that one.
N1 just doesn't work
N4 looks the smoothest but doesn't draw my attention enough
N3 is the second best, but only because I prefer red to black.
I like #1 the best. And if you don't want them to be so shiny when you're finished. Simply washing them with an appropriate gw wash will remove the shine and give the model an even better look, for very little extra work.
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I voted #3.....KILLER BEES = SWARM, NIDS = SWARM, perfect
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Another way to reduce the shinyness is to spray with purity-seal - this is a matt varnish and is a quick way of doing it. Problem there is that the entire model will be matt finish though.... I know a lot of 'nid players like the slimy look on parts of their models.