Hive Fleet Kronos Termagant

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Hive Fleet Kronos Termagant

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    20 Dec 2023
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    20 Dec 2023
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How I painted the Kronos 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. If you'd like, you can apply a coat of Matt Black over all of the skin to help with clean up and blending.
  2. Add a rough highlight with Eshin Grey , using thinner paint than usual to build up the highlight. You can also drybrush here to help save time.
  3. Add a second smaller highlight with Dawnstone . Again, drybrushing is fine here, just go lighter than the previous layer for this one.
  4. I then did an all over wash with Matt Black mixed 1:3 with Contrast Medium . I wanted a thin filter over the skin to unify my very rough highlights, though this is optional if you'd rather just move on!

Note: For characters, you might want to add a dot highlight of Administratum Grey for extra punch

Inner Flesh

  1. Carefully pass over all the splits in the skin and joints with Screamer Pink . If you overspill, cut back over with your previous greys as necessary. Might get quite messy, but stick with it!
  2. Wash all those areas with Carroburg Crimson .
  3. Relayer any ridges in those splits with Screamer Pink and a thin brush.
  4. Add a dot highlights of Kislev Flesh for some sheen.


  1. Block in all of the carapace with Mephiston Red .
  2. I then washed Agrax Earthshade towards the adjoining surfaces of each plate, feathering the paint towards the ends.
  3. Carefully draw on striation lines with Evil Sunz Scarlet . 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 Wild Rider Red on the striations

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

Weapons, Claws and Hooves

  1. Relayer the whole weapon, claws and hooves with Matt 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 Dark Reaper . I did this as a glaze on the hooves and claws.
  3. Edge highlight with Thunderhawk Blue .

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



I'm a casual mini painter who's fallen into the tutorial space. Documenting my progress and recipes as I go!

Citadel Painting System 18
Base 4
  • Averland Sunset
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Screamer Pink
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Carroburg Crimson
Layer 11
  • Administratum Grey
  • Dark Reaper
  • Dawnstone
  • Eshin Grey
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Thunderhawk Blue
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Yriel Yellow
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
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Acrylic 1
  • Matt Black
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