With the Tyranid Codex dropping on for the 8th Edition, we recently had the opportunity to paint up a couple of Tyranids from Hive Fleet Benemoth. Here are some of the features whcih we have included in this paintjob.
Being large army centerpieces, these Mawlocs draw tonnes of attention to them on the battlefield. It was logical and natural that we wanted to add details which tells the story of the Nid.
Firstly being a subterranean creature, we figured that travelling through the dirt, the carapace will definitely be nicked from friction. We added 2 layers of weathering onto the carapace. Thicker lines to show the age of the carapace , and friction lines ( the fine ones to show gradual wear and tear)
Secondly, we took inspiration from the Angler fish
Working in the depths , the Mawloc needed a light source to attract would be prey. We gave him glowing tendrils and a tongue to match just that. These features actually glow in UV light for an added effect.
Lastly , the most prominent featurerof the Mawloc is the Maw itself. What better way to draw attention to the maw than to actually give it realistic looking saliva strings!
Thank you for reading and show us your minis :)