Ever seen a Tyranork WAAAGH? Well, now you have. This is just a little test mini I did to see if my Tyranid paint scheme idea will work or just look like a steaming pile of hot donkey. More after the jump.
So in a recent post where I discussed my thoughts on my upcoming Tyranid army, I discussed a possible paint scheme for my bugs. A quick copypasta reveals my original thoughts for painting the army.
One of the decisions I was struggling with was the colors to use for the skin and weapons. I originally wanted the bone colored skin but wasn't sure what color I would paint the weapons and such so I settled on black skin and bone colored weapons. Since then I have been thinking more about the issue and I have started leaning towards the bone colored skin with black weapons like polished obsidian.
|Perhaps slightly less phallus-y though|
I tested out both methods making my Tyranork look a little like Two Face but without the horrible scarring, although he may very well have the insanity part of the deal. I also tested out a green color and a couple shades of purple to try to see which ones would work or if I need to find some different ones. The placement of the green and purple seems random on the ork and that's because it is. To provide a little reference point, I present one of the best painted Hive Guard I've ever seen in the vain hope that my Tyranids might end up looking half as good.
|Via Dezmord's Hive Fleet Apophis featured in a recent Community Spotlight article here on Maximum Heresy.|
|These things. Don't tell me you've never thought of that before now you naughty rascals.|
Also from Dezmord's Hive Fleet Apophis. I added the circle. Go me!
Anyway, those are my thoughts on the matter. I'm not sure how well the metallic blue and bone go together as it makes a pretty stark contrast. I could add more wash to make the bone darker or tone down/darken the blue some as well. I'm really leaning toward the bone skin and black weapons. I'm looking for some advice and feedback so please let me know what you think. I'll leave you with the rest of the pictures I took from different angles. I didn't want to varnish my test model so you will have to use your imagination to make the black weapon and horn look all smooth and shiny. I anticipate having our first installment of our upcoming airbrushing series up soon so look forward to that as well. Until next time, this is Chaosheade signing off. Catch you on the flip side.