My current Nid colour scheme is dour, dull, boring etc.
I toyed with the idea of continuing The Voice's pink nid colour scheme from the Hive Tyrant he has sold me..
But I have always wanted something that looks close to nature.
Hence my current green/bone scheme.
But nature does not have to be boring nor dull.
Nature can be bright.
I "researched" - read: Googled 'colourful lizards/snakes/toads/frogs' to see what I could come up with.
I am airbrushing the base coats onto the Nids this weekend and though to myself.. "What if I were to use the airbrush to put on a detailed/graded colour scheme as the base?"
I can always add detail at a later stage, but this would get the army looking striking, quickly.
Very simple to airbrush, blend etc.
Chitin is the big issue..
But there is no reason why the chitin cannot develop the same colour as the rest of the animal..
Or is there? Back to Google..
Hmm... more searching..
Well, no.. it seems there is no issue in nature that defines the density of a shell or any of that nonsense with the colour or patterning that it can develop..
This funky ass crab for example rocks a nice purple/orange combo on its shell and claws..
Think my Nids can manage the same..
Doesn't the FW paint job for the Crusher Claw Carnifex thingy have something kinda similar..
OK, so can't find that.. Anyone know what I mean? Think I have seen it in a FW book? Any clues peeps?
Is this a good idea? Natural but Funky? Nature Funk Nids. NFN's. lol.