This huge writhing mass of whip-like tentacles is complete! The model is a lot of fun to paint, because it’s not like any other Tyranid model out there. It’s huge and really dynamic, you can almost imagine the lashwhips are moving. After the hyper toxic jump you will get a whole host of different angles and some size comparison shots.
The Toxicrene is a really poisonous creature, this is reinforced with my bright paint scheme. It looks deadly to the touch. My Hive Fleet is actually called Dendrobates which is the latin name for poison dart frogs. I’m not sure anyone would want to lick a Toxicrene.
On a couple of my recent big creatures I tried a different way of highlighting the black carapace. It was just a grey edge highlight. It was simpler and quicker but far less effective. I’ve actually gone back to the original way I paint the carapace for this one.
Here’s the group shot with some different sized Tyranids for scale purposes. Now the big question, do I buy more Tyranids? I’m actually painting 9 Genestealers from my first Space Hulk box set. I mounted onto 25mm round bases and I’m painting them in this colour scheme. More pictures soon.
Garfy has that effect on people.
Very nice work! I agree with your reflections about the black carapace, maybe make thinner perpendicular lines would be more effective, like in GW's behemoth scheme?
As for your question, I'd like to see the genoraptor and other tyranids stuff since they're my favourite army, but if I were you I'd leave them for a while in order to try new things. For example, I really hope to read some posts about your Eldar Ghost Warriors boxset in 2015, and of course a tutorial of yours about how to paint Iyanden!
Thanks so much for the last photo, it really gives me a good idea about how an army "garfy's style" will look as a whole.
I agree with the striations on the carapace, I'm more fond of the thinner lines.
However Garfy has used this method on the Biotitan and other large Tyranid creatures as well, so I think it's to complete the big picture.
Thanks for sharing, it's a hell of a model!
Yeah if I EVER do 40k again I'm going Nids…This is inspirational.
Aw, man what a great looking bunch of freaky Cthulu-looking bastards! Came out great!
Good family picture! The size comparison really makes that thing look massive. Like I've said before, your painting scheme for your 'nids is what I'll be following. Great job!
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I didn't realize how big that model was… Awesome paint job. Makes me want to start nids.