and Blood Angels
By Jon Simpson
Tyranids and Blood
Angels have been standing shoulder to shoulder (chitin
to ceramite) on my paint station this week. I’ve
been trying a few new speed painting techniques to
try and pick up the pace a bit and get more of my
models up to a tabletop standard.
For the Tyranid paint
scheme I’m going for Hive Fleet Kraken. This
starts with an all over coat of Bleached Bone, then
I’m painting all the chitin, claws and talons
with Mechrite Red and washing the whole model heavily
with Brown Ink. I’m not sure how well this is
going to go on the bigger models, but I’m really
pleased with the results on the Hormagaunts I’ve
done so far.
For my Blood Angels
I've gone with a Skull White undercoat, followed by
a coat of Blood Red. I’m then painting Chaos
Black rims on the shoulder pads and Dark Angel Green
in the eyes. Bolters and Backpacks are being done
with Chaos Black and a dry brush of Boltgun Silver
on the metal bits. After a sepia ink wash, to give
some definition to the lines and dull the red down
a bit, they’re all done.
I'm hoping this approach
will work quite well both in the short and long term.
I’ll be able to get my figures painted and out
of their birthday suits fairly rapidly, while also
preparing them for me to add on the details at a later
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