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FINALLY :grin:
Here is the Termagant I've painted:





I had problems with my camera so I could have taken the pictures only today, What do you think?
That's the first one for my army, I painted the Ripper just as a test.
 

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what colors did you use for the skin, cause in the pic I can't tell if it's brown or black.
Whatever color you want the skin to be (red, brown, purple, etc.), paint it the brightest shade of that color they have, then use Devlan Mud wash to darken it and give it shading. Right now, there's not much detail visible in the flesh.
You did a good job on the carapace, but I think the highlights might be a little too subtle. It could just be the picture though.
Same thing for the eyes and teeth. I can't tell if it's the picture, but i looks like you didn't paint them or painted them a dark color.
Try taking pics of the mini with a dark solid background instead of white. White causes the 'auto' to close the aperture to compensate for all the "light", causing your model to look darker than it actually is.
 

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The skin is brown.
I don't understand why everyone likes it when the skin is light and the carapace is dark.. I wanted to do the opposite and I think it's completely fine to do so :/
I know there might not be many details, I'll use dry brushing to highlight next time, in a video I watched it made a big difference :)
Also remember that this is one Termagant in a squad of 28, it's not in my intention to make everyone perfect, Termagants get detailed as a whole, you are not going to look at each and individual one at a game.
 

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It's completely fine to do the opposite, there's absolutely no right or wrong to do anything. You can paint your army, purple and green and call it hive fleet Barney and it's still not wrong.
The reason most people choose to paint the skin lighter than the carapace is that the carapace is essentially a flat surface so are no where near as many details on then. Where as the flesh has more details so you want to be able to see then, hence the lighter flesh and darker carapace color schemes.
As for detail, you can paint 28 nids in lighter flesh color and give it two or three washes and they'll look amazing. It don't matter if it's a horde army or not.
 

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I don't think it is a matter of the skin being dark or light, but the fact that there isn't enough of a contrast between the carapace and the skin. The colours feel a bit muddied as well, but that could be a result of the low contrast.

You might want to try increasing your highlights on the edges (or even lighten the base colour of the plates) in order to break up the overall tone.
 
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