With the Family in bed, and energized with the excellent work Badger Zak was producing in grabbed the stash of brushes to begin on what i will call an exploratory journey of painting the hive.
Opening the boxes i found that the hive had not been fighting among them selves but laid dormant.
Selecting three of the troop choices i thought i would experiment with these before making my final decision.
With the models selected i grabbed some Nid images for inspiration and started.
My choice of base colours were Haumagaunt Purple, Merchantile Red, Skull white, Chaos Black and a purple wash.
Spot the stealer trying to get into the picture!!
With base coats and a brief wash applied i wanted to see this simple result – they were not dry so the impression was a little fake but they were “ok”. I grabbed a Gargoyle and Tyranid from the box to try different and bigger models to get a better impression.
Without any details, dry brush or highlights i’m happy with the base coat and washes.
Tonight i plan to add some details and dry brush along with picking a basing for them to get the right impression for the hive.
I think the basing needs to be have some Bright colour, maybe a light grey rock and barren gray giving the impression of the Hive stripping the land.