Hive Fleet Behemoth detected entering the system

Yup. I caved. I bought Tyranids. I made the mistake of watching Starship Troopers and getting all excited about bugs in space.

Incoming first is the first 5 Gargoyles to test out my ideas for a hive fleet Behemoth variation. I think they have come out nicely and were relatively fast to paint because it’s all just red really.


I wanted to do something a little different on the carapace and I think this design works quite well and is fairly easy to paint – it’s also fun because each one is different so it definitely breaks up the monotony of painting troops. Maybe I can extend the idea a little further on the bigger beasts. I’ll get a chance to try it out when I do the Hive Tyrant next.


For the red skin I tried to add a little colour variety by using slightly purple shading and more orange highlights and I think it looks good. It’s not quite as dynamic as I would like but I don’t know how to push it much further without ruining the strong red colour.


Until next time, bye the noo!



4 thoughts on “Hive Fleet Behemoth detected entering the system

  1. They look great, looking forward to the onslaught of the swarm. The mottled carapaces are an excellent idea, and complementing the rich reds of the membranes beautifully.


    1. Yeah I love the way they turned out. I’ve already got some paint onto Tyrant, still a lot of work to be done but enough to see what it’ll look like and I love it. Not sure how quickly the army will grow I’m mostly painting for fun at the moment so hopping around between projects.


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