Well its been about a week or so now since the new Tyranid models and codex appeared. So far I have managed to paint up the Haruspex, the Exocrine and a Hive Crone. But I’m certain by the time this is posted I will be adding a Harpy to the list. What can I say, I have always been a huge fan of everything Tyranid. If I did not play Chaos I would be a Tyranid player. Even with the new codex, which I personally think is not as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be. Out of all the new models released the Haruspex is definitely by far my
favorite. I think he/she has a certain disgusting charm and the rules
are pretty fun as well. What do you think? Have you tried the model out?
I used vallejo model air flat tan, then model air skin tone sprayed downwards, reikland fleshshade followed by gw reikland fleshshade. I then used the new ge blood for the blood paint.
All of these Tyranid made with this color scheme really are works of art. If you don't mind me asking what do you mean by 'ge blood'.
Is the carapace and claws just black with varnish added for natural highlights?
I want to throw up…I like it lol
Beautifully disgusting, love it!
One cheeky question though, did you highlight the blacks with varnish? Looks awsome 🙂
I used black, followed by dry brushing silver lightly and then a varnish.
How does this scheme translate to a Termagant or even Rippers, would be nice to see if you have any available.
Hi Dave, I've got some photos from Tyranids that my wife painted in a similar colour scheme that I'm planning on posting up for later in the week. I think the scheme translates pretty well with smaller models.
good God, that is so perfectly repulsive.
You nailed it, great job!
Hello ThirdEyeNuke, this is yet again a stunning model! The work with the new GW Blood paint is very well done, not over used and all the stronger for it.
Would you possibly share what colours you used for the grey/white skin? It looks like a mix of vallejo air white and grey/greens over a grey or black undercoat – would that be close? I've been trying to work it out with each new Tyranid you post!
I do love the model, but I would like to ask about your basing theory.
When I paint, I feel that if I have a dark miniature, I need a lighter base in order to make the model stand out and not blend into it as I feel yours does. So I would like to ask what makes you chose to do your bases in this style?
To be honest I've not really thought about that before. Usually I just paint them according to what I think will turn out best at the time. I think just do what you like 🙂
Wow! Now that is more like it! Excellent.
Cheers Tim 🙂
I don't like it at all, sorry… :-/ looks completely unfinished as in not painted and the blood on the flesh parts is not realistic…
Well I tried 🙂
While I would have to disagree with the last part of his statement I feel a strange compulsion to side with the unfinished part. Far be it from my area to correct a better painter than myself I hope to at least spark an ambition to better the model. While the idea for the stark contrast is a great one I feel that it is negated by the fact that the two colors seem to stray from their boundaries rather often (the white skin seems to have specks of the black on it) which bring about the image of it being primer. While most likely not true this is what it seems to evoke. It might be a better idea to make the two colors much more clean when it comes to staying in their respective zones (i.e. black to the carapace and white for the skin). This brings up the idea that the black stretches seem rather bland and dull compared to the fleshy bits (not bad in itself because they are supposed to be like that a bit) but I feel they could be done up in a manner, with highlights at the bottom of each plate or a design done in a natural animal looking way (http://www.necrotales.com/necroTutorials/tut_paint ing_tyranids_01.php) such as this guy did. You could also choose to do a fleshy/red glow coming from the inside such as from the skeletal ribs or the pipes on his back. Again this is just my opinion and I would never dream of saying that my way was better than some other artists unique style (seeing as I still think that this model looks beautiful and I would love to see how it looks in a large swarm). Even if these thoughts of mine are completely inane I hope that you find some inspiration in these ramblings -_-
In addition it might be nice to see a heavy weathering effect on the shell, give it that same realistic edge that the biomass part captures so perfectly. Maybe put a heavy gloss or varnish and then chip it a bit and add blood around those areas.
I'm in love with this scheme, by the gods could you please do a tutorial? Maybe even a video tutorial?
Really like the simple scheme. Is the grey/white parts just white sprayed over black?
Amazing work. I second the request for a tutorial please, either for this version or a (slightly?) simplified one that could be used to paint an army reasonably quickly.
I would kill for a tutorial.
This is great work, fantastic use of colours.
Any chance for a tutorial? The colors look amazing.
Tutorial would be awesome 🙂
I will be doing as part of a video cd for sale on this.
I am just a fan !
I am creating a Tyranid army. May I ask you what colors you used for the skin ?
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Simple yet complicated at the same time. Beautiful mate.
What's your recipe for the fleshy bits please.