Hive Fleet Gorgon Termagant

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Hive Fleet Gorgon Termagant

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


  1. Start with Wraithbone .
  2. Cover the whole skin with a layer of Deathworld Forest . I used Death Guard Green in the video but don't do that, it's a bad paint that covers badly and is bad.
  3. Wash back over with Athonian Camoshade .
  4. Pass over all of the skin with thinned Elysian Green , relayering the skin but leaving some of that wash in the recesses
  5. Highlight up with Ogryn Camo .

Note: For characters, you might want to add a dot highlight of Flayed One Flesh 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 greens 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. Relayer over the carapace with Wraithbone to tidy up.
  2. I then washed Seraphim Sepia towards the adjoining surfaces of each plate, feathering the paint towards the ends.
  3. Carefully draw on striation lines with Wraithbone . 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 White on the striations.

Weapons, Claws and Hooves

  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 . I did this as a glaze on the hooves and claws.
  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
  • Corvus Black
  • Deathworld Forest
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Screamer Pink
  • Wraithbone
Shade 4
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Athonian Camoshade
  • Carroburg Crimson
  • Seraphim Sepia
Layer 8
  • Elysian Green
  • Flayed One Flesh
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Ogryn Camo
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Skavenblight Dinge
  • Stormvermin Fur
  • Yriel Yellow
Spray 1
  • Wraithbone
FW Acrylic Ink 1
  • White
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