Some additions of Tyrant Guard Lash-whip/Bonesword and Rending Claws. I certainly felt the lack of some minus AP modifiers when I took my Warriors with Scything Talons out last time. Having at least one special melee weapon in the group is worth the extra points I think, we'll see.
I had used some Fairy Power Spray to strip the bulk of the original paint off these. I know Dettol would have worked better but the spray is a bit quicker and perfectly clean models aren't a priority, they'll look good regardless.
Like the Primes I primed the bases with my truly awful Simoniz Red Oxide Primer. I used a toilet roll tube to mask off the model itself and just spray the base. Then I went on with my standard Red Planet Base process. I've also added Bahama Blue to the chitin and Khorne Red in all the fleshy bits. Sepia Washes next.
My original Warrior bases were left as is. Some are slightly different with their highlight tones but I'm hoping it won't be too noticeable when they're fully updated. I also painted over their guns, which was more disheartening as they weren't bad. I considered keeping the original maroon weaponry, to help identify different broods, but some still had frosting from Purity Seal varnish. The faces in particular were going to be repainted and as I go with the warmer red here it made sense to just start from scratch.
I had a spare metal Spore Mine knocking about too, which I thought could do with being finished. I've got loads of them but it's just knocking about and annoying me for it's incompleteness.