Termagants are relentless Tyranid predators that attack in overwhelming swarms, armed with organic weaponry that launches flesh-consuming organisms and venomous spines. Initially bred to navigate the labyrinthine passageways of hive ships and repel intruders, Termagants relentlessly pursue their targets with a relentless barrage of firepower, constantly maneuvering to encircle and overwhelm their adversaries while depleting their forces.
This versatile multipart plastic kit allows you to assemble 10 Termagants and expand your chitinous horde with a Ripper Swarm. Each Termagant can be equipped with one of three biological armaments: a compact fleshborer, a beetle-infested devourer, or paired spinefists. Additionally, the kit offers specialized weapon options for three Termagants: one can wield an explosive shardlauncher, another a long-barreled spike rifle, and the third a mucous-spewing strangleweb.
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What’s in the Termagants box
- x79 plastic components that make 10 Termagants, as well as a Ripper Swarm.
- x10 Citadel 28.5mm Round Hex Hole Bases.
- x1 Citadel 40mm Round Hex Hole Base.
How to paint the Termagants set
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- Step 1: Priming – The Starting Point
Begin by priming your Termagants with Wraithbone spray primer. This step creates a solid foundation for the paint to adhere to and ensures a consistent surface.
- Step 2: Base Coat – Chitin Armor
Paint the chitinous armor of your Termagants using Naggaroth Night. This deep purple provides a rich base color. Allow it to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
- Step 3: Shading – Adding Depth
Apply a shade of Druchii Violet over the chitin armor to create depth and shadow. This enhances the menacing look of your Termagants. Let the shade dry completely.
- Step 4: Layering – Highlighting the Armor
Next, layer the chitin armor with Xereus Purple. Focus on raised areas and edges to add dimension and highlights. For a final touch, use Genestealer Purple for the brightest highlights, ensuring the armor looks vibrant and organic.
- Step 5: Base Coat – Skin
Moving on to the Termagants’ skin, apply Rakarth Flesh as the base coat. This color provides a suitable starting point for their biological features.
- Step 6: Shading – Enhancing the Skin
Use Reikland Fleshshade to shade the skin. This adds depth and brings out the details in their physiology. Allow the shade to dry completely.
- Step 7: Layering – Highlights for the Skin
Layer the skin with Flayed One Flesh to create highlights and accentuate the alien texture. Pallid Wych Flesh can be used for the final touches, adding brightness to select areas.
- Step 8: Painting Details – Weapons
For the Termagants’ weapons, use Mechanicus Standard Grey for the base coat. This creates a neutral base for any additional colors you may want to add to their armaments. Shade that with Nuln Oil and then layer it with Dawnstone Dry to lighten up the mood.
- Step 9: Adding Small Details
Paint smaller details, like holes in their armor, with Abaddon Black. This adds depth and realism to their appearance. Additionally, paint their eyes with Yriel Yellow to give them a menacing, otherworldly look.
- Step 10: Painting the Bases
Enhance the overall presentation by painting the bases. Use suitable texture paints, such as Stirland Mud or Astrogranite Debris, to create a realistic terrain effect. Ensure the texture paint is applied evenly across the bases and allow it to dry thoroughly.
- Step 11: Varnishing – Protect Your Work
To protect your beautifully painted Termagants and give them a finished look, consider applying a varnish. Varnishes like Munitorum Varnish are suitable choices. Ensure the miniatures are entirely dry before varnishing.