I had a real fun game yesterday with a nice guy at the LGS. He played Tyranids and was sporting an amazing list. I really liked how he made the list work. Anyways he had a couple of unpainted models that i was eager to paint.
Its a nice change from painting so many marines heheh! And it reminds me of my own brood back home :)
Got the following models to do up:
From left to right: A Pyrovore (i think), Lictor, Zoanthrope, Gaunt and a Genestealer.
The above pics reminds me of the Tyranid profiles in the older 'Nid codex showing the guardsman where to shoot at to cause most damage. I cleaned and primed them soon as i got home.
Above is the owner's paint scheme. He wanted something Catachan green and also greenish and bone carapace. The Gaunt has Catachan Green flesh. Its carapace is a mix of Gretchin Green and Bleached Bone. Red Gore was used for the eyes.
Test Subject 001
I did a test model and tried to get as close to the owner's theme as possible.
I tried to also make the carapace the same green as the body but the model seemed too flat. I'm guessing 'Nids still look better with a contrasting color between the flesh and the carapaces.
Front view. Did a quick test model last night after i got home.
Other side view. I used the Gretchin Green on the interior parts of the flesh.
Top view. The camera flash is back on again :))
I gotta check with the dude if he likes the current scheme. Just a slight change in the carapace colors, but retained the Catachan Green flesh.
Have a good weekend all!