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How to paint: Neurolictor

The Neurolictor, a sinister tyranid creature that comes from the darkest corners of the Warhammer 40k universe, demands a paint scheme that captures its otherworldly essence. This guide will walk you through the steps to bring this nightmare-inducing model to life.

Step 1: Priming – The Foundation of Your Neurolictor

To begin, prime your Neurolictor with Wraithbone primer. This step provides a solid foundation for the subsequent layers of paint.

Step 2: Chitin Armor – Dark and Mysterious

Paint the chitin armor of your Neurolictor with Naggaroth Night. This dark purple serves as the base coat. After that, add depth by shading it with Druchii Violet. Then, layer it with Xereus Purple, followed by Genestealer Purple for highlights.

Step 3: Skeletal Body – The Undying Core

For the skeletal body, use Rakarth Flesh as the base coat. To give it depth and realism, apply a shade of Reikland Fleshshade. Next, layer the bone with Flayed One Flesh and add further highlights with Pallid Wych Flesh.

Step 4: Pink Spots – Sinister Markings

Paint the spots on your Neurolictor’s body, such as the endpoints of its limbs, with Carroburg Crimson for shading. Then, layer these spots with Emperor’s Children to make them stand out.

Step 5: Claws – Sharp and Menacing

For the claws, use Khorne Red as the base coat. Apply a shade of Agrax Earthshade to add depth. Then, layer them with Evil Sunz Scarlet, and finish with Wild Rider Red for highlights.

Step 6: Exposed Brain – Eerie Radiance

The exposed brain of the Neurolictor should have a pale, glowing blue hue. To achieve this effect, use Baharroth Blue as the base color and add highlights with White Scar for an eerie radiance.

Step 7: Painting the Base – Creating the Setting

Enhance the overall presentation by painting the base. Utilize texture paints, such as Astrogranite Debris or Stirland Mud, to create a realistic terrain effect. Apply the texture paint evenly across the base, ensuring complete coverage. You can use a texture tool or an old brush to sculpt the paint and add additional texture, such as footprints or debris.

Step 8: Varnishing – Protecting Your Work

To protect your beautifully painted Neurolictor, consider applying a varnish. Munitorum Varnish is an excellent choice for a matte finish that safeguards your miniature without altering its appearance. Ensure the miniature is entirely dry before varnishing.

Shortlist of the 18 paints used:

  1. Wraithbone primer
  2. Naggaroth Night
  3. Druchii Violet
  4. Xereus Purple
  5. Genestealer Purple
  6. Rakarth Flesh
  7. Flayed One Flesh
  8. Pallid Wych Flesh
  9. Carroburg Crimson
  10. Emperor’s Children
  11. Khorne Red
  12. Evil Sunz Scarlet
  13. Wild Rider Red
  14. Baharroth Blue
  15. White Scar
  16. Astrogranite Debris
  17. Stirland Mud
  18. Munitorum Varnish

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