If you've been following me for any time at all, you may know one key fact about me:
I don't paint.
I love building, converting, sculpting, but when it comes to painting, my hobby fire tends to dry up. I mean, I managed to grind through painting an entire Genestealer Cult force (helped mostly by an airbrush and a deadline), but, given the choice, I'd rather be sculting!
But then Contrast paints came along. And though they're not the be all and end all that the marketing campaign may have had us believe, they're a neat little hack for skipping a couple of boring steps in the painting process. And I firmly believe that they're the reason I've actually painted some Tyranids for the first time in a decade!
It all started with these two warriors, which I converted up to look a little smaller/slighter than your average warrior so that they could be used by my buddy Matt in our introductory game of Shadow War Armageddon (yes, I know that game is older than dust, but I had the rules and had an understanding of it, so we dusted it off when we played our first game in December of 2019):
What's the story with "Angrboda"?
For now, I'm just thrilled to be painting Tyranids again, and am really inspired by my scheme. And coolest of all is that the Games Workshop Community team decided to feature my fleet on their hobby roundup!
You can look forward to seeing more of my nids painted in the Angrboda scheme soon—likely my Tyranid Killteam, the Viridian Stalkers of Casavant Prime.
Let me know what you think of the new scheme?