Lictors represent a chilling adaptation of the Tyranid Warrior bioform, specializing in the arts of infiltration, reconnaissance, and silent elimination. Cloaked in their chameleonic skin, these predatory vanguards operate beyond the reach of the Hive Mind’s synaptic web, guiding the greater swarm toward fresh prey by leaving a potent pheromone trail in their wake. Lictors seize opportunities to strike, always vigilant for an opening to crack open an unsuspecting victim’s skull and siphon their secrets through specialized feeder tendrils.
This multipart plastic kit allows you to assemble a Lictor, an awe-inspiring Tyranid ambush specialist. This cunning creature emerges from shadows, scaling sheer vertical surfaces to rend its adversaries with distinctive mantis-like talons. The Lictor’s feeder tendrils not only incapacitate its prey but also allow it to ingest their memories. The kit offers two head options: one with trailing feeder tendrils and another with the tendrils aggressively flared.
This highly adaptable monstrosity comes with various interchangeable components, including legs, clawed arms, and scenic base elements. These enable you to craft different poses, whether your Lictor is hunched in stealthy stalking, coiled to pounce, or ominously upright, ready to strike. Articulated neck joints and scything talons provide further pose customization, allowing you to extend or retract each element of its wickedly bladed arms at will. This kit opens up a world of possibilities for creating a truly unique and menacing Lictor for your Tyranid forces.
What’s in the Lictor box
- x56 plastic components that make one Lictor Model.
- x1 Citadel 50mm Round Base.
How to paint the Lictor set
- Step 1: Prime the Miniature
Apply a thin layer of primer to the entire Lictor model. This provides a good base for the paint to adhere to and helps with color coverage.
- Step 2: Base Coat the Body
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a base coat of white or bone color to the skeletal body of the Lictor. For example, you can use Wrack White or Wraithbone to achieve this effect. Apply the paint evenly, covering the body areas.
- Step 3: Paint the Armor
Using a smaller brush, paint the chitin plates of the Lictor with a dark purple color of your choice. For example, you can use Naggaroth Night or Xereus Purple. Apply the paint carefully, ensuring good coverage and avoiding any areas you want to keep white or bone.
- Step 4: Highlight the Body
With a fine brush, add highlights to the bone-colored body by applying a lighter shade of white or bone to the raised areas. This technique adds depth and brings out the details of the skeletal structure. For example, you can use Screaming Skull or Pallid Wych Flesh for highlighting.
- Step 5: Paint the Spikes and Claws
Using a small brush, paint the spikes and claws of the Lictor with a vibrant red color. You can use Mephiston Red or Evil Sunz Scarlet for this. Apply the paint carefully, emphasizing the sharpness of the spikes and the claws.
- Step 6: Add Washes
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a wash of dark brown or black to the recessed areas of the model. This adds depth and shading to the details. Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil are always good for this. Be cautious not to let the washes spill over onto areas you want to keep white, bone, or purple.
- Step 7: Final Touches
With a fine brush, add any final details to the model, such as painting the eyes, teeth, or small intricate patterns. For the eyes, you can use a bright color like yellow or green to make them stand out. Take your time and be precise with these small details to bring your Lictor to life.