As you probably know, this is just a massive model. I don't have a comparison shot for you, but hopefully by next week I'll have the whole army for the FTN Seasonal on a display board. Anyway, into the Tyrannocyte painting.
As normal, I started out with using my Stynylrez Gray Primer. I also primed the Dimachaeron while I was at it. As you can see in the pic, I kept the Tyrannocyte in several pieces, including the top and bottom halves. The theory being that I can also use it as a Sporocyst should I choose.
I also magnetized the weapon options, though for this time around I only painted the deathspitters as the other options are pretty pointless given the LVO/ITC FAQ ruling that they are hull mounted.
I did a little bit of preshading for the green sections by creating a red wash and going over many of the recesses and creases. Then I went back to the airbrush and applied my Jade Green, with highlights of Jade Green and Snow White.
I also went back and added some darker sections by mixing in some black with the jade green. Then I moved onto the carapace, which was Minitaire Angel Blood and then Nebula Red. Again, I went back and added black for the recesses.
After attaching the carapace plates, I decided that the top bits were far too green for my scheme, so I went over them with a very heavy black wash, knocking most of it back down to nearly black. Then I went back in with Angelic Blood and Nebula Red to paint the smaller chitin plates. This was followed by feathering Mephiston Red on all the Chitin bits.
I rounded out the night painting my Putrid Green fleshy bits. Black Wash and then bringing it back up. I also painted up the base, working on some Marble schemes for the tiles.
So, what do you think of the drop pod of doom? Thanks for checking it out.