I had another game this weekend with 2 great guys at the local games shop. We played 500 points a side in a mini battle. I was almost tabled in the first game with Ray. I was totally tabled in the 2nd game with Marshall haha! But it was really fun and I got to use my Genestealers.
I decided to give them a re-paint for their sacrificial efforts on the tabletop. They charged in gladly towards succulent biomass. I tried the warlock purple Nids color scheme previously and tried to make it work. It was ok, but I decided to do a blood and bone scheme instead as it was more visceral and organic looking.
The test model took about 30 minutes as I was playing around with the new flesh tone as well as the reds on the body. I was definitely inspired by Silent Hill type monstrosities :) Especially the undead dogs.
For the fleshy areas on the head, hands and feet, I used a range of new paints. Bugman's Glow for base. Then wet drybrush of Cadian Fleshtone. This was followed by a wash of Reikland Fleshshade. Then some detailing using Kislev Flesh followed by a final very watered down wash of Khorne Red.
For the rest of the body and main carapace, I used a base of Khorne Red (my fav color of late). Then A layer of Khorne Red with Mephiston Red. I then added Ushabti Bone to Mephiston Red for the muscle like streaks on the body. For final highlight, I used Ushabti Bone with just a tiny bit of Mephiston Red added in.
For the most protruding parts of the model like the backbone, elbows and knees, I painted as if the bone was showing.
I had a great time painting this color scheme. Can't wait to do this for the rest of my army of 1850 points. I'll be fielding the Tyrant Node, Broodlord Hunting Pack and Bio-blast Node Formations as my army. Hope its still considered Battle Forged lol!
The weekend nears its end as I post this. Here's wishing all a great week ahead!