Friday 1 September 2023

'nids part 352 - Tyranid Leviathan - Psychophage white pics

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Psychophage. And the pictures on a white background.

Not a huge amount to add, although I will concede it looks a lot better on the white background than the red one.

You can pick out the creature a lot more.

And the feeder tentacles in particular look more impressive.

As does the abdomen and it looks much more disturbing for it!

I've also spotted some elements I didn't end up painting, like the rebar on rubble on the right as well as the pipe in it's tentacles.

I may add some Dirty Down Rust to these at some point, seeing as the rest of the model is varnished and sealed.

You might be able to pick out on some of these close-ups that the matt varnish has slightly 'frosted' in the recesses. It's not really noticeable, but zoomed in you can just see it.

Gloss up of its glossy abdominal sack.

It's unfortunate that applying the matt varnish, particularly on the basing sand just makes the varnish foam a bit.

This in turn dries with those bubbles trapped in the creases, creating the slight frosting. Annoyingly, that's the least important place for varnish to be - you don't need protection in the creases.

However, it is where the dust will settle, so inevitably it will always end up like this eventually.

Still, the varnish really makes the chitin plates  look great.

It's not quite a matt finish, maybe satin, but it balances out all the washes on the blue somehow and makes them much deeper.

My Screamer Killers are much more patchy with their washes on the chitin so I am fascinated to discover how those will turn out in comparison - we'll just have to wait for #DreadTober.

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