Hive Fleet Behemoth Termagant

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Hive Fleet Behemoth Termagant

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    20 Dec 2023
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    20 Dec 2023
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How I painted the Behemoth colour scheme, part of a larger video on painting a variety of Tyranid Hive Fleets.


  1. Start with a black primer, I used a cheap spray primer for mine.
  2. Cover the whole skin with a layer of Mephiston Red
  3. Wash back over with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Pass over all of the skin with thinned Mephiston Red , relayering the skin but leaving some of that wash in the recesses
  5. Highlight up with Evil Sunz Scarlet

Note: For characters, you might want to add a dot highlight of Wild Rider Red for extra punch


  1. Block in all of the carapace with black, I used Matt Black
  2. Glaze toward the back of each plate with Stegadon Scale Green . If you're not confident with glazing, you can either drybrush or relayer entirely with Stegadon Scale Green if you'd prefer, the idea is to get a hint of colour under the patterns
  3. Carefully draw on striation lines with Sotek Green . I pick a spot and draw the lines toward myself when doing this, evenly spacing where I can but not worrying if they're not - It's meant to be biological, and biology is rarely perfect!
  4. Add a second line highlight with Temple Guard Blue on the striations

Note: For characters and monsters, a point highlight of Baharroth Blue right at the edge of the plate where the striations meet will add a bit more punch

Inner Flesh

  1. Carefully pass over all the splits in the skin and joints with Bugman's Glow . If you overspill, cut back over with your previous reds as necessary. Might get quite messy, but stick with it!
  2. Wash all those areas with Reikland Fleshshade
  3. Relayer any ridges in those splits with Cadian Fleshtone and a thin brush
  4. Add a dot highlights of Kislev Flesh for some sheen


  1. Relayer the whole weapon with Corvus Black , being careful about overspill (Painting with the gun off the mini is -very- advised
  2. No need to wash back here, just an edge highlight and choice relayer with Skavenblight Dinge
  3. Edge highlight with Stormvermin Fur

Eyes and Teeth

Note: As this goes along side a video tutorial on a wider range of Hive Fleets, I'm using pictures of 'Gants that aren't Behemoth. Colours are all the same though!

  1. Layer over the whole eye with Averland Sunset
  2. Relayer again with Yriel Yellow . It's quite easy to run out of control on these small areas, so take your time. I found that adding a wash into the socket and trying again with Yriel Yellow works well if it goes nuts and I don't catch it in time.
  3. Then coat all the teeth with Rakarth Flesh
  4. Wash back with Agrax Earthshade
  5. A quick highlight/relayer with Pallid Wych Flesh , leaving some of that washed Rakarth Flesh near the gum line



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Citadel Painting System 19
Base 6
  • Averland Sunset
  • Bugman's Glow
  • Corvus Black
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Stegadon Scale Green
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 11
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Skavenblight Dinge
  • Sotek Green
  • Stormvermin Fur
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Yriel Yellow
The Army Painter Warpaints
Acrylic 1
  • Matt Black
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