Hobby Factory: Finalised – Tyranid colour scheme

Yes, I have been doing some hobby lately!

In between clearing out the spare room (which is also where I store my models, paint my minis and also doubles as the office space with PC), I’ve made a few trips to GW Sydney and also Good Games (Town Hall). I’ve tried to focus my efforts on finishing a colour scheme for the nids, given their re-release yesterday. Speaking to Dave at GW and Francesco at Clockwork Pirates (Commission Painting) about a video I saw about painting a Poison Dart Frog pattern from Kris at the MiniWarGaming YouTube channel. I liked Kris’ technique and the blue was something I was tossing up to use as the Carapace colour so I went with a slightly darker theme.

I think the result is pretty good, its more subtle against the midnight blue background, but what I was after and easy to paint. The body colour is a combination of Cadian Fleshtone, followed by a purple wash (Leviathan or Druchii), then Cadian Fleshtone again as a first highlight and finally Kislev Flesh as the final main highlight. I did try a different technique on the left side of the body before settling on this combination, using Cadian Fleshtone, then purple wash, then Kislev Flesh and finally a mix of Kislev Flesh and Bleached Bone, but it turned out too dry looking. Below are some photos to show the difference.

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The first two photos are using the initial Cadian, purple, Kislev and Kislev/Bone combo. It turned out to be a more contrasting effect on the body segments to the purple. Not my cup of tea 🙁

 

Termagant_Theme-IMAG0766The second photo is with the final Cadian, purple, Cadian then Kislev combo. I like it better as the Kislev is better as a final highlight instead of a main colour over the purple.

I’m now batch painting another 9 to make the brood to see how easy/difficult the method and scheme is on a few models.

 

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