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Old 22 Nov 2006, 10:22   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Im planning on making a nids army(just ordered two starter armys)

Ive decided to give a them reptile or snakeskin style pattern on the carapace.

After thinking of the best way to paint scales, i came up with the idea of using a fish net and stretching it across the carapace and then airbrushing over it, giving a scale type effect.

Highlights would then be added by hand.

What do you think?
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Old 22 Nov 2006, 15:31   #2 (permalink)
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Better find a real small fishnet for it to look right. It's good in practice, but really only works well on large areas. Also, it really only works on smooth areas, which a Tyranid model is not. Hate to say it, but I don't think this is gonna work for you.
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Old 22 Nov 2006, 21:43   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dal'Yth Riyon Mal'Caor (Orion549)
Better find a real small fishnet for it to look right. It's good in practice, but really only works well on large areas. Also, it really only works on smooth areas, which a Tyranid model is not. Hate to say it, but I don't think this is gonna work for you.
Don't listen to him. :P

The Carapace of a goo ole' 'Nid is much smoother then he implied, and, with a lot of time and work, you could produce a snakeskin pattern on the armor. It would be very, very cool. So, if you know what you're doing, you could get it done, but I want to see pics!
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Old 26 Nov 2006, 07:48   #4 (permalink)
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Sure, i just bought my nid army:

1 x Battle Force

1 x Tyranid Warriors

1 x Gaunts

1 x Carnifex

so, i have 32 gaunts 6 warriors 2 carnifexes and 8 stealers.

Ill try to find a fishnet, and hopefully buy a cheap airbrush soon.

Thanks for the comments

Pics coming in 4-5 weeks
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