Lessons & Tips

How to Paint Tyranids for Warhammer 40k (Painting Organic Models)

I’ve recently begun a new project painting an army of Tyranids, the swarming, all-consuming alien race of the Warhammer 40k Universe. Unlike my other projects, which have been vehicular or armored machinations, these Tyranid models are all organic, fleshy, scaly creatures of various shapes and sizes. In this article, I take a philosophical approach to describing …

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Speed Painting Tyranids (Tips and Process)

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Games Workshop produces some of the best sculpts I’ve seen on the market. No surprise given the company’s history. Of my several ongoing commission projects, my task with this Tyranid army (more than ~300 pieces) has been a lesson in patience, endurance, and (most importantly) an enlightening experience. In this article, I review some of …

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Practicing Non-Metallic Metal (NMM)

I’ve been painting 40k and Warmachine models for a few friends. And for kicks, I’ve been trying my hand (and eye) at painting non-metallic metal (NMM). For the less versed, this is the method for painting metallic surfaces without using metallic-containing paints. RELATED: 8 MUST-KNOW PAINT BLENDING TECHNIQUES FOR EVERY PAINTER The technique requires a …

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