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Broodlord

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With its towering stature, muscular build, and lethal claws, this creature strikes fear into the hearts of its enemies. Leading its devoted brood, the Broodlord leaves a trail of destruction in its wake, leaving no obstacle too great to overcome.
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Prepare for the terrifying might of the Broodlord, a fearsome leader who guides the Tyranid horde with relentless aggression. When the Tyranids strike, the Broodlord emerges from the depths, wreaking havoc upon unsuspecting enemies. Towering over its foes, this imposing creature exudes power and menace with its muscular frame and deadly claws. None can withstand the unstoppable force of the Broodlord and its loyal brood by its side. Brace yourselves for the carnage that awaits!

What’s in the Broodlord box

x17 plastic components that make one Tyranid Broodlord.
x1 Citadel 75x42mm Oval base
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How to paint the Broodlord set

  1. Step 1: Prime Your Model
    Start by applying a thin, even coat of white primer to your Broodlord model. This will create a solid foundation for the subsequent layers of paint.
  2. Step 2: Basecoat the Flesh
    Using a medium-sized brush, apply a basecoat of pale white to the flesh areas of the Broodlord. For example, you can use a mix of Wrack White and Pallid Wych Flesh to achieve a suitable pale tone.
  3. Step 3: Highlight the Flesh
    Using a smaller brush, apply a lighter shade of white to the raised areas of the flesh to create highlights. For example, you can use a mix of White Scar with a touch of Pallid Wych Flesh to achieve the desired effect.
  4. Step 4: Paint the Carapace
    Choose a suitable purple color for the carapace of the Broodlord and apply it using a medium-sized brush. For example, you can use a mix of Naggaroth Night and Xereus Purple for a vibrant purple shade.
  5. Step 5: Highlight the Carapace
    Using a smaller brush, apply a lighter shade of purple to the edges and raised areas of the carapace to create highlights. For example, you can use a mix of Genestealer Purple with a touch of white for the highlights.
  6. Step 6: Detail the Claws
    Using a fine-tipped brush, paint the claws of the Broodlord with a vibrant red color. For example, you can use a mix of Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet to achieve a bold red shade.
  7. Step 7: Paint the Tongue
    Choose a suitable pink color for the tongue and apply it using a fine-tipped brush. For example, you can use a mix of Emperor’s Children and Fulgrim Pink for a vibrant pink tone.
  8. Step 8: Add Additional Details
    Paint any other desired details on the Broodlord, such as the eyes, teeth, or other small accents, using suitable colors. For example, you can use a mix of Abaddon Black for the eyes and Ushabti Bone for the teeth.
  9. Step 9: Apply Washes
    Apply a wash like Druchii Violet or Nuln Oil to the recessed areas of the model, such as the folds of the flesh or the gaps in the carapace. This will add depth and shading to the model.
  10. Step 10: Fine-tune and Highlight
    Using a small brush, touch up any areas that require refinement or correction. Add additional highlights to bring out the details, such as using Pallid Wych Flesh to further highlight the flesh or adding edge highlights with White Scar.
  11. Step 11: Base the Model
    Consider adding texture to the base of your Broodlord model to enhance its appearance. You can use texture paints or other materials to create a realistic base, such as Astrogranite texture paint with drybrushed highlights using Administratum Grey.
  12. Step 12: Varnish for Protection
    To protect your painted model, apply a layer of varnish using a suitable varnish product. Choose between matte or gloss varnish based on your preference. This will help preserve the paintwork and provide a protective layer.

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