The Tervigon, a colossal and living incubator, holds a grotesque secret beneath its imposing carapace—dozens of dormant Termagants slumber, awaiting the moment to be brought to life. This awe-inspiring creature embodies the nightmarish might characteristic of the Tyranids and makes a stomach-churning addition to any Tyranid collection. With four limbs, two of which are hoofed and the other two barbed and sharp as arrows, the Tervigon boasts an outer carapace adorned with chimneys and a long, segmented chitinous tail. But the true horror lies beneath, as its underbelly oozes with ichor and swells with the emergence of Termagants, spawned from its twisted flesh. Prepare to witness the monstrous power of the Tervigon as it unleashes its broods upon the battlefield.
What’s in the Tervigon box
- x76 plastic components with which to build one Tervigon or one Tyrannofex.
- x1 Citadel 120mm Oval base.
How to paint the Tervigon set
- Step 1: Basecoat the Carapace
Begin by applying a basecoat of dark purple paint to the Tervigon’s carapace. Opt for a color like Naggaroth Night to achieve a deep and rich hue. Make sure to cover the entire carapace with the purple paint, leaving no gaps.
- Step 2: Shade the Carapace
To add depth and dimension to the carapace, apply a shade like Druchii Violet over the basecoat. Focus on the recessed areas to create shadows and enhance the overall appearance of the carapace.
- Step 3: Paint the Skin
Next, paint the Tervigon’s skin with a pale white or flesh-tone color like Rakarth Flesh. This will give the creature a more organic and lifelike look. Ensure to cover all exposed skin areas.
- Step 4: Shade the Skin
Apply a shade like Reikland Fleshshade over the painted skin to add depth and realism. Concentrate on the creases and contours of the skin to create natural shadows.
- Step 5: Paint the Belly
For the Tervigon’s belly, use a green, slurpy alien color that represents the spawning Termagants. Examples could be Warpstone Glow or Caliban Green. Be creative and experiment with different shades of green.
- Step 6: Add Details to the Belly
Paint the spawned Termagants on the belly using suitable colors. Use a darker green shade to define the outlines and add some depth to the individual Termagants.
- Step 7: Highlight the Carapace
Once the shade has dried, use a lighter shade of purple like Genestealer Purple to highlight the edges and raised areas of the carapace. This will make the purple color pop and add visual interest.
- Step 8: Highlight the Skin
Similarly, use a lighter flesh-tone color like Pallid Wych Flesh to highlight the raised areas of the Tervigon’s skin. Concentrate on the face, muscles, and other prominent features.
- Step 9: Final Touches and Details
Add any final touches to the Tervigon, such as teeth, claws, and other small features using suitable colors like Abaddon Black for dark details or Wazdakka Red and Wild Rider Red for the creature’s blades and other red details.
- Step 10: Varnish (Optional)
To protect your beautifully painted Tervigon and give it a professional finish, consider applying a layer of varnish. Some suitable varnishes are Stormshield or Munitorum Spray, thanks to their matte finish. Varnishing will help protect the miniature from chipping, fading, and general wear and tear during gameplay and storage.