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I'm thinking about doing a paint scheme to make my Tyranids look like Alien from the Alien franchise. I'm thinking about doing something like this http://www.bcrireland.com/ebay/pics/...oanthrope1.png but I want to make it look more like Alien. How can I do this? Thanks.
thats just a basecoated zoanthrope right?
I recommend trying painting boltgun metal and wash it heavy with badad black and then gloss varnish(gives slimy shine) for a dark metallic look, and then just try adding colors untill your satisfied.
also might want to try a darkblue wash.
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This topic just came up with some nice models and a step by step process to get them that way. It is about halfway down page two http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-scheme-2.html
I hope this is what you are looking for.
If you want to know what two coats of badab black over boltgun metal looks like, take a look at the carapace on my trygon...
but if you look on google images you will see plenty of pictures of the H.G Giger alien to use for inspiration. I think all you need is various metal colours, then badab black washes, then some metal highlights and a gloss varnish
Last edited by Roboute Guilliman; December 6th, 2010 at 00:05.
its explained in the thread nichodemus10 mentioned in that 3rd post
Oh right, ok. I'll have a look now.
Would yellow look nice on it instead of blue?
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I think that you should not forget the Facehugger and it's egg. It has a gross, pale skin colour and isn't all black and metal. The Tyranid adrenal gland upgrade is obviously based on the look of the Facehugger. Try to include some of those fleshy colours even just a wee bit for more variety. The inside of the egg used cow intestine to make it look real. Look at the details like that to help get yourself going.
The original Alien (the best and most sinister of the Alien designs in those flims) also had a big shiny head which was not black. You can help to make your Tyranids look like the Alien if you make sure that the carapace on your Tyranids heads is a lighter shade than the rest of them.