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Hey, at the moment im really confused about how to paint my nids. Its a really big force, so i dont want to paint it all then want to do a different colour scheme.
So, i went onto google to get some inspiration, and i found 3 beetles that had very attractive colours:
1 had a mainly black body with a bright green coloured carapace(not too bright though).
1 had a mainly black body with a sky blue colour on its back, the two colours contrasted very well.
The last one had a black body but with a yellow carapace(very bright).
The last one i have done before and it doesnt look bad actually, but i want to try the others before i make a decision, especially the blue/black one.
So, i want some advice on how to do these colours. The blue beetle was called a longhorned beetle i think, so you might be able to get some pictures of it.
So does anyone have an idea on how i can achieve the colour schemes, i mean like listing some stages i can go through to achieve the colours e.g undercoat of black, basecoat of midnight bluse on the carapace etc.
Any help on this will be appreciated .
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I suck at painting but i'll try to help
I'd basecoat the whole model the lighter color then paint the rest the darker color so you keep the detail
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post links to the pics so we can help, because sky blue can mean anything, as the sky is always differant, but if it's a light sky blue, maybe try ice blue or space wolves grey.
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Ok Vorare, I'll give it a stab...here's how I'd do it:
- Undercoat your 'nid black or grey. If you use grey then give it some really heavy black washes until it's almost a black color...doing this brings out more of the detail in the model than just painting it black. I also find that putting just a little dab of color into my black washes IMO makes them look so much better...I suggest using a little liche purple in you black wash.
- Paint the hooves, claws, scything talons, teeth, etc., ice blue (or the lightest shade of blue you're using) & do a heavy drybrush of skull white so that the blue can only be seen in the nooks & crannys.
- I would then "edge" the carapaces (for non TMCs) with your lightest blue & try to assymetrically blend it a little into the carapace.
- For TMCs I would paint the general outline of my design on the carapace with my darkest blue. After that I'd repeat the process with my next darkest blue inside the lines of the darker blue I just painted, not perfectly mind you because you want some of the darker blue to show around the edges. Keep on doing this with gradually lighter & lighter blue paint until you reach the color you want. You now have a pretty realistic bug-like marking on the carapace of you TMC.
- I like to use a really bright, hot color for the eyes. I suggest you just "dot" the eyes with sunburst yellow...I think this gives your 'nids a "shark-like" look.
Hope this helped...Hope to see a pic of your finished brood!
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