HPC: Tyranid Vanguard Infestation

I’m not sure why, but I’ve really been struggling with a paint scheme for my Tyranids.  I don’t like to paint models the same as the book models.  I like to find my inspiration elsewhere.  I keep coming back to one image that really suits the mood and feel I want out of my nids.  Here is the lictor that I think exemplifies what I’m after, or at least what I think I’m after..


You can find my IC Hobby Progress Challenge thread here:






A few models waiting to get assembled and painted.  I decided to start spraying out a few test colors.  Not sure how I feel about them…  I used my new set of Badger Minitaire airbrush paint.  I’m planning on doing a full review on the set, which comes at a great price, but ultimately let me down due to high gloss on many of the colors.  Regardless, it was nice to quickly spray out a few colors to see if anything stuck.  Tell me what you think?


I like the organic colors on the left and on the right is my homage to Hive Fleet Leviathan.


A different take on Leviathan, with tan flesh and an inverse color scheme.


More blues and purples.  The blues just don’t capture the feeling of the lictor I posted above.  I’ll have to keep working on that.

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