I have tried lightening the bellies of the tervigons to give the perception of severely stretched skin. It appears that they are just glowing instead, which still kind of works ofr me. I will be adding numerous ink washes into the darker recesses to give some color and better definition. Currently you can see the effect of the first of these which used the Leviathan purple ink that GW no longer sells. Soon to have blue, green, and ogryn flesh added to the mix. Doing the armour plates is going to be tedious, and I am still not 100% happy with the teal on the body. So I will be doing some more work on those areas as well to clean them up and hopefully blend some of the shade transitions better.
Also included is a shot of the tablet of monstrous creatures with which to terrify enemies. There are still a lot more coming for this army but this is a taste of what I am wanting to get done for this force. And yes that is the slowly evolving (hah!) hierophant biotitan at the back, along with his two hierodule buddies..
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
And the Hive Guard are now table ready. Not sure why but I have had a real desire to paint recently, to the detriment of everything else unfortunately. Still another unit under the belt and a tervigon on the block. It will require some prep work first but it will be minor before I can prime it. Not sure I will leave them with the satin finish. Its a little too glossy for my liking.
Sunday, 22 September 2013
So plans change again. I was asked to join the xenos horde faction for the beer league so I elected to field my tyranids instead of the Eldar. The league requires a core list between 300 - 500 pts that includes one HQ and troop that will always be in you game list. I selected a flying Hive Tyrant and a Tervigon/Termagant combo to serve as my core, requiring a flying Tyrant model. So I caved and bought one. It is the first thing off the table and has already had a successful debut against my first league opponent.
So it looks like I am committed to Nids for the foreseeable future. Now back to work.