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Yeah, I was looking at some of the monsterous creatures that are in the pipe line for painting and wondering whether I was going to have to do something extra. Hopefully it will improve my brush work.

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Personally I like the vibrant blue with a green carapace. With bone weaponry that would work really well, and looks nice and Alien.

However, it does depend on what you want to do. And of course, I have a soft spot for bright colour schemes

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How about this one - I've altered the gun colour

Hey if you don't mind me asking what colour(s) did you use for the body? That was kind what I wanted to go with but I stuck around the bone-ish shades instead.

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Hey if you don't mind me asking what colour(s) did you use for the body? That was kind what I wanted to go with but I stuck around the bone-ish shades instead.

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It's a white undercoat, followed by an Administratum Grey undercoat, followed by a Strong Tone wash (by Army Painter). The large models ought to get a layer of Administratum on the more obvious places.

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Personally I like the vibrant blue with a green carapace. With bone weaponry that would work really well, and looks nice and Alien.

However, it does depend on what you want to do. And of course, I have a soft spot for bright colour schemes
The blue schemes were immediately disliked by the missus - looking at it partial light it was a little difficult to distinguish were the different colours were on the model. I started to use a colour wheel at one point for choosing colours (which is where the blue and orange came from).

I may have to do blue and green space marines (or imperial guard) just to use it. But that would be a different thread.

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It's a white undercoat, followed by an Administratum Grey undercoat, followed by a Strong Tone wash (by Army Painter). The large models ought to get a layer of Administratum on the more obvious places.
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Thanks man!

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No worries. Sometimes it's worth trying things out and seeing how it looks. I'm a big fan of undercoat and wash for the Tyranid flesh, so just try a few things out. I'm sure you'll find something you like.

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The blue schemes were immediately disliked by the missus - looking at it partial light it was a little difficult to distinguish were the different colours were on the model. I started to use a colour wheel at one point for choosing colours (which is where the blue and orange came from).

I may have to do blue and green space marines (or imperial guard) just to use it. But that would be a different thread.
I know where you're coming from with blue and orange - they work very nicely together. My 'nids are bone with blue and orange spots.

Gonna keep an eye on this one, I'm curious what you end up with

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I'll post an update a some point over the next week or so - I only get a real chance to paint at weekends...

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Have you thought about dipping them in wood varnish? I have a post of my scheme on a hive tyrant I have been working on that I then dip in varnish and let them dry. I wish I had gone with my original idea which was brown bodies black carapace with some light detailing and then dipping them in a mid-dark brown varnish to make them look like roaches.

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