"Hello Hyv3mynd!! hey I really love your battle reports really gives me some hope for my tyranids, now recently I've been painting a few of my models as hive fleet kraken, but I wanted a more natural look to them and recently watching Starship troopers at the girlfriends house I really liked the look of the of the flying scarab bugs and I realized thats exactly how yours are painted which I really dig, hope you dont mind me stealing your paint scheme haha, well last night I attempted to paint a Termagaunt in your color scheme, but I dont know if I pulled it off right, would you mind telling me how you did it?"
"Good evening synaps3
I was just wondering how you achieved the metallic tint to your
miniatures specifically the green areas of the carapace?
Thanks for your time."
I've never taken the time to do a painting tutorial, so here's my chance.
As I've mentioned before, I use very cheap craft store paints. When I get a new bottle, I open it up and fill it to the neck with water and shake it for a while. This changes the consistency from resembling toothpaste to that of white glue. Those are some of the colors I use (metallic emerald green, metallic sequin black, metallic amethyst, metallic garnet red, and wicker white). I also use a container for a wet palette, and a dry palette for blending and dry brushing. The brushes I use are Robert Simmons Sapphire brand sable.
Hope that helps guys! Thanks for taking interest in my painting style.