This kit allows you to construct three Tyranid Venomthropes, each equipped with toxic lashes that strike fear into the hearts of their foes. With the option to choose from three distinct heads and a variety of left and right tentacle arms, you have ample opportunities for customization and personalization. Unleash the insidious power of the Venomthropes and watch as your enemies succumb to their lethal touch.
What’s in the Venomthropes box
- x80 plastic components that make 3 Venomthropes. Alternatively, you can also assemble this kit as three Zoanthropes or a combination of two Zoanthropes and a Neurothrope, providing versatility and flexibility for your forces.
- x3 Citadel 40mm Round Bases.
How to paint the Venomthropes set
- Step 1: Basecoat
Apply a basecoat of Genestealer Purple or a similar to the carapace of the Venomthropes. Use a medium-sized brush to ensure smooth and even coverage.
- Step 2: Skin Tones
Paint the skin areas using White Scar or a pale grey. Focus on the face, hands, and any exposed skin areas. Apply multiple thin coats for a smooth and natural look.
- Step 3: Details and Highlights
Add additional colors for details and highlights. Use Screamer Pink for the tentacles, Ushabti Bone for the teeth, and Administratum Grey for smaller details. Apply these colours with care to bring out the intricate details of the Venomthropes.
- Step 4: Eyes and Mouth
Paint the eyes and mouth using a contrasting, such as a bright red like Evil Sunz Scarlet or a vibrant green like Warpstone Glow. Apply these colours with precision to make the eyes and mouth stand out and add a touch of menace to the model.
- Step 5: Shadows and Depth
Create depth and shadows by applying a wash, such as Drakenhof Nightshade or a similar Citadel Shade, to the recessed areas of the carapace and other textured surfaces. This will enhance the overall appearance and bring out the details of the model.
- Step 6: Fine Details and Highlights
Add fine details and highlights using lighter Citadel Colours. Use Pallid Wych Flesh or White Scar to create highlights on raised areas, such as the edges of the carapace or the tips of the tentacles. Apply these highlights sparingly for a subtle but impactful effect.
- Step 7: Bases
Paint the bases to match your desired theme or battlefield environment. Apply texture using sand or small rocks, and use texture paints to paint the base accordingly. Enhance the bases further by adding grass tufts or other scenic elements for a finished look.
- Step 8: Varnish
Once you are satisfied with your paint job, protect it by applying a layer of varnish. Use a varnish, such as Ardcoat, to ensure the longevity of your work and protect it from wear and tear. Choose a matte, gloss, or satin varnish based on your preferred finish.