So I finished my first squad of hormagaunts. Trying really hard not to have any backlog with my nids, so as 1 squad/box is finished I can then pick up another. I really like the end result (they are still sans grass). The pristine basing and bright colors clash with the gore and blood. Going for sort of a pristine battlefield look, so fresh logs, flowers, grass, trees. That kind of stuff, a break from typical mud, blood, rock, and rubble. Because I am not very heavily read on nid fluff, I am operating under the working name of “Purple People Eaters” for army name. Also…cuz it’s funny.
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So I have long been fascinated by Tyranids, especially as I enjoy the underdog army. Since daemons have become the powerhouse that they are, I have been sort of drifting from them and painting legions of power armor is tiring. SO, I decided to investigate the gibbering masses. I REALLY like non-traditional units form the codex (well maybe some people use them, but they aren’t typical to see in uber competetive lists). Things like biovores, Lictors, Pyrovores. Ironically I have little desire to run a hive crone or harpy because I just don’t like the models. I LOVE the nid elites though…all of them, So, the first thing I had to do was figure out a paint scheme I like, so here it is:
The skin is layered like this: Hormagaunt purple, Genestealer purple, Leviathan purple wash, Emperor’s children drybrush, changling pink highlights (need to pink a pink with more pop, may just use the emperor’s children to highlight areas so that they are a little brighter).
The Carapace and sub-carapace are Loren Forest base, Warboss Green, Biel-Tan green wash, Snot green dry brush (up to start creating streaked effect), waywatcher green glaze, scorpion green to accent the streaks on plates. The streaks are not heavy enough here, will redo them or highlight the entire plate with green and then use pink to make the streaks.
Eyes are simple, they are golden yellow with sunburst yellow centers. Big monsters will be more complex, with a black cat-eye center.
Blood is the GW Technical Blood for the Blood God.
I like how it looks, and it is surprisingly simple. This guy took a long time because I was figuring things out, but I want a scheme I can crank out gribblies at a rate of 1/ 30 minutes so I can crank out a good size blob in a day of painting.
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