For the longest time I wanted to do a xenomorph scheme. The ones I tried didn't have enough contrast. While they looked ok, I realized I wanted some distinct contrast on the models. I still liked the idea of having some gloss, exotic feel. At the same time, I was itching to try some TurboDork colorshifting paints. A while ago, I did a couple of test models. One using their 3D Glasses (green to a red-black shift) and Blue Raspberry (blue to purple shift).
After looking at them, the green seemed interesting to me, but under certain light it looked flat. So I decided to go with Blue Raspberry and try it on a bigger bug - a Zoanthrope.
I tweaked the scheme to try and bring some highlight on claws and weapons. I generally like where this going. I am currently working on an exocrine to see how the scheme looks on it.
I'm still figuring out what I want to base them. I had thought about doing a dead world - similar to our moon, but I wasn't sure how that would look with the bone/alabaster tone of the Tyranid flesh.
My goal was to find an eye catching scheme that didn't require a lot of detailing work. I have over a hundred gaunts.
I would appreciate comments.
Edited by Reigart, 12 April 2021 - 01:53 AM.