Friday, October 23, 2009

Tyranid Color Scheme Archetype I

tyranid colour scheme 1

I chose to test my color scheme on a single ripper.  It didn’t come out exactly as planned, but none the less I like the results.  The shell was supposed to be brown with a yellowish hue, not brown with a red hue.  I’ll need to do another test with a different base color and see how that goes.

Archetype I

GW Skull White primer > Painted the shell Scorched Brown > Gryphonne Sepia wash over the whole model > Devlan Mud was into the recesses of the shell > Chaos Black on the claws followed by a high light of Codex Grey > Lastly the little base was done with Graveyard Earth

The scheme is meant to be as easy as possible while yielding good table top results as I plan on doing a sort of Iron Painter chalange.  Next I think I’ll try a green shell with a whiter body.

Comments, criticisms and suggestions are more than welcome.


  1. It might not have been what you wanted, but it looks really good. I like the contrast, and the mix of warm colors with the cold black and grey. This is a very nice model.

  2. Isn't this the standard Hive Fleet Kraken color scheme?

  3. Thanks Drathmere, that's spot on what I'm trying to accomplish.

    tahrikmili - It's very close to the Kraken scheme, but was not my intention to make it such.

  4. One of my buddies did the same sandy/natural color scheme and I think it looks great. Here is his after the dip, although slightly more dark.

  5. i like that scheme. it steers away from the typically bright and cartoony scheme of most of the studio tyranids.


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