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Winged Hive Tyrant

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Meet the highly mobile HQ choice for Tyranid armies - a deadly unit that swoops across the battlefield, equipped with lethal bio-weapons. Can also be built as a Hive Tyrant or the Swarmlord.
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Behold the Hive Tyrants, the massive commanders of the Tyranid swarm, enacting the will of the Hive Mind on the battlefield. Among them, the Winged Hive Tyrants are spawned to control airborne swarms and serve as mobile synaptic nexuses. With their nightmarish organic weapons and their monstrous forms resonating with the synaptic might of the Hive Mind, these dread swarmleaders instill terror and death wherever their shadowy wings cast.

This multipart plastic kit presents the awe-inspiring Winged Hive Tyrant, a dynamic leader-beast capable of fulfilling various roles on the battlefield. With its fibrous and ragged wings spread wide and serpent-like tail touching the ground, the Winged Hive Tyrant appears poised for flight or ready to pounce on its prey, making it a perfect centerpiece for any Tyranid army.
The kit provides a wealth of weapon options, including two scything talons, a heavy venom cannon, a stranglethorn cannon, a bonesword, and a lash whip. Additionally, it offers biomorphs such as adrenal glands and toxin sacs, along with other components for customizing your Winged Hive Tyrant to your preference.

Embrace the power and grandeur of the Winged Hive Tyrant, a relentless force on the battlefield, ready to lead your Tyranid swarm to victory and dominance!

Winged Hive Tyrant Datasheets

What’s in the Winged Hive Tyrant box

  • x59 plastic components that make 1 Winged Hive Tyrant. Moreover, you have the choice to build this kit as a wingless Hive Tyrant or the insidious Swarmlord, further expanding the versatility of your Tyranid forces.
  • x1 Citadel 60mm Round Base.

How to paint the Winged Hive Tyrant set

  1. Step 1: Basecoat the Carapace in Naggaroth Night
    Start by painting the Hive Tyrant’s carapace with a rich and bold color like Naggaroth Night or Xereus Purple. Apply the paint smoothly and evenly to cover all the carapace sections.
  2. Step 2: Shade the Carapace with Druchii Violet
    Add depth and shadows to the carapace by using a shade like Druchii Violet. Focus on the recessed areas and edges for a more textured appearance.
  3. Step 3: Paint the Skin with Rakarth Flesh
    Move on to the skin and paint the exposed areas with a flesh tone like Rakarth Flesh. Ensure the skin looks even and lifelike.
  4. Step 4: Highlight the Skin with White Scar
    Highlight the skin by using a lighter color such as White Scar on prominent areas like the knuckles and facial features. This will add definition and realism to the skin.
  5. Step 5: Paint the Wings with Flesh Tones
    Paint the Hive Tyrant’s wings using suitable flesh tones like Kislev Flesh or Cadian Fleshtone. Apply the paint smoothly to cover all the surfaces.
  6. Step 6: Shade and Highlight the Wings
    Create depth and texture on the wings by applying a shade like Seraphim Sepia. Once dry, use a lighter flesh tone like Flayed One Flesh to highlight the wings’ raised areas.
  7. Step 7: Paint the Weapons and Details
    Choose appropriate colors for the weapons and other details, such as Ironbreaker for metallic parts and Abaddon Black for dark details, or Mephiston Red if you want to paint them an organic red.
  8. Step 8: Highlight the Weapons and Details
    Highlight the weapons and details using lighter shades of their respective colors. This will make the weapons look more striking and detailed.
    For metallic parts, use a lighter metallic color like Runefang Steel to add highlights and make the weapons gleam. If you chose Mephiston Red, highlight it with a brighter red like Evil Sunz Scarlet to create a vibrant effect. This will make the weapons and details stand out even more and add depth and character to your Winged Hive Tyrant.
  9. Step 9: Paint the Base
    Don’t forget to paint the base of the Hive Tyrant with a suitable color like Stirland Mud or Astrogranite texture paint. Add some drybrushing with a lighter color like Karak Stone for added texture.
  10. Step 10: Varnish the Model
    To protect your hard work and give the model a professional finish, apply a layer of varnish. Consider using a matte varnish like Ardcoat or Munitorum Varnish Spray for a non-shiny appearance and added protection.

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