Recently I posted about the backlog of miniatures I want to make a dent in.
Well, high on the spreadsheet are a bunch of Games Workshop Tyranid models that I had bought off Ebay.
I purchased them second hand and was going to throw them at my players in a D&D game.
Well I’ve just bought some of GWs new Contrast paints and wanted to try them out. I thought the organic surfaces of the Tyranids would work well.
So here they are, the first completed miniatures from my 2019 painting backlog.
Tyranid Painting Recipe
- Base Coat – Non-specific white spray paint,
- Green flesh – Contrast Militarum Green ,
- Blue Carapace Armour – Contrast Talassar Blue,
- Claws – Ushabi Bone, then coated with Contrast Darkoath Flesh,
- Tongues – Contrast Darkoath Flesh
After posting these pics of my Tyranids on Twitter, @harryaccused suggested using them as Ankhegs in Dungeons and Dragons. Perfect!
Nine miniatures done, that’s probably more than the last several years!
So, off to a good start with my painting challenge.
Next, maybe the Necromunda sprues (about 8 figures), a handful of Grey Knights or the final few stages of some WWII German Infantry from Bolt Action.
Stay tuned for more painting and less grey on the battlefields 🙂