I'm also trying to focus on following the Forgeworld IA 10 book as closely as possible with my decals and coloring. There are some things I just won't be able to do, like the lines on the rhinos - I just don't think I have the ability to do that.
These terminators turned out way better than I could have expected. I did some heavy highlighting (something I haven't done a ton of with Tyranids) and dry brushing and followed it up with badab black wash. I painted each one's helmet a little differently to provide some variation. I ended up using Iyanden yellow on their shoulder pads just because it is a foundation paint and it goes on so much better than regular yellow paints. I think iyanden yellow will be my go to for the rest of the army. (Thanks Cerberus).
Maxmini. The one thing I messed up on are the crux pads. They're not yellow like in the FW book. I think I can manage to deal with it... not every force will look the same.
|You can see the yellow on their helmets in this photo.|
|All of my painted Mantis Warriors, minus two drop pods.|
|Geneguard painted up a Chaplain for me for Christmas. You might notice that he is very similar to the one in our blog header :) He'll be based and decaled tonight!|