Monday, August 2, 2010

Tyranid Trygon/Mawloc

I've finished painting my Trygon/Mawloc! As I've mentioned before, my concept for the paint scheme for my Tyranid army is that as the creatures age, their skin gets darker. I figured a creature as large as a Trygon much take a while to grow to adulthood, so I made it fairly dark. I think I'll go with the same color for my Carnifexes. It was done by base coating with Foundation Red, highlighting with Blood Red, and covering the whole thing with Leviathan Purple wash.

I did magnetize the arms and tail of my Trygon/Mawloc, and painted all the optional pieces. Below you can see pictures of a few of the possible configurations.
It's a little difficult to get the arms in a position that works well. The top two sets of arms are positioned very close together, so they can get in the way of each other. And the top set of arms gets tangled up in the many spines coming off the head, so there aren't many options for where to position that set. But with the five different sets of arms, I'm sure I can come up with options that work okay.


  1. It looks even better in person. Granted.. I don't think I ever want to see it in person again... especially not eating all my blood angels...

  2. Very nice brushwork and a fine looking model.