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    My nids paint scheme

    Hi all, ive been away from 40k for about the past year and have recently gotten back into my nids. I finally decided on a color scheme, sprayed on blood red, bleached bone for chitin/bone, and finally dipped in minwax antique walnut gloss finish. I have to get pix posted but i wanted to know if you guys thought this might look good when the army is on the board as a whole.


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    uhhhh... that is the kraken colors.
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    actually my nids are the reverse of kraken colors. They're blood red for skin and bleached bone for armor/chitin. They are also much darker than kraken colors because of the dip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkRaven03
    Hi all, ive been away from 40k for about the past year and have recently gotten back into my nids. I finally decided on a color scheme, sprayed on blood red, bleached bone for chitin/bone, and finally dipped in minwax antique walnut gloss finish. I have to get pix posted but i wanted to know if you guys thought this might look good when the army is on the board as a whole.
    First welcome back to 40k. I think it's good you know where you are going with your paint job, you know where to begin and end. My concern would be with shading and highlighting. If the skin or as I call it exoskeleton of your Tyranids is only sprayed on blood red it will look sort of blank. I suggest you try to either drybrush a lighter colour onto them or ink wash them. This will provide your models with much more depth and bring them to life. Doing both the ink and drybrushing will look good.

    You should also consider the joints on your models. That is the strange tubing and the bits at thier joints unsurprisingly. Try applying a stronger darker shade to these areas. This can be done in an alternative darker shade of red or you can use purple which is close to red on the colour spectrum. This method to change the colour is called staining. I you haven't stained your models before remember to only have your brush wet with a little ink. Don't have it loaded up with drops of ink as it will get all over the place.

    You also mentioned you colour scheme is the reverse of Hive fleet Kraken. One of the mistakes GW made with this colour scheme was to paint the eyes red. There is already a fair amount of red on the models so the eyes didn't stand out. I would suggest you try bright green on the eyes for an alien look or bright yellow for a more fierce animalistic look. Well I hope this helps.:blink:
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    Sounds good, can't wait for the pics :w00t:
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