How to paint Hive Fleet Gorgon

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Tyranid Gorgon Miniature
Hive fleet gorgon miniature

How to paint Tyranids Gorgon was a small Hive Fleet compared to the others, but it had one significant difference that set it apart from all other member Hives in this fleet. 

Instead of having justships with various types and classes like most fleets would have at least one vessel equipped for combatting enemy fighters or engaging vessels carrying supplies.

Gorgon displayed tenacity by adapting quickly on biological level during conflicts against races such as Tau who are similarly adaptable and tough when fighting square off with technology.

Gorgon’s fatal malleability allows it to break through the defenses of worlds it targets. The invasion swarms feature a disproportionately large amount of sporecaster creatures

Which releases toxic clouds into space prior to attack in order to disseminate itself across these regions like wildfire spreading from bushfire hotspots.”

Gorgon’s first attack on the Tau Empire was in 980899.M41 when it destroyed an orbital perimeter outpost near its colony of Sha’draig, then moved onto shipyards at this moon where they were held back by defensive interceptor guns but with help from Gargoyles that had adapted mucous coatings to reduce damage received during attacks; these creatures overwhelmed them quickly and slew all remaining defenders!

The Tau outer defense lines were under attack by shas’la Vorcah, who had stocked Kroot auxiliaries in order to withstand the Hormagaunt advance. 

However many of these creatures became ensnared on their way towards Pechallai and village – a fate which would have befallen them if not for an adaptive breed more suited for fight against this type enemy force! 

These faster paced but still tiny foes proved themselves quite capable at tearing through Kroothide defenses until eventually they too met resistance from skilled leader Shaper Pechalliain leading his people into battle with courage displayed during all stages tandem attacks successfully pushed back latest waves yet again leaving alive few enough so that last stand could happen there very moment.

When Gorgon’s adaptive cycle began all over again, Hormagaunts and Termagants were soon deployed with near-total immunity to Pulse rifle fire. 

The creatures overwhelmed Sha’draig’s main village by overwhelming his soldiers who only had Kroot rifles as a defense against them; this caused Shas’El Vorcah (the commander) retreat into mountains where he gathered what few remaining Fire Warriors could fightback using Stealth Teams’ newly distribution gifts from Pechallai.

Those very same weapons that seemed useless now because of their resistance quality against standard issue Pulses.

Supreme Admiral Kor’O’Vanan saw that the situation on Sha’draig was irreversible and ordered a withdrawal in 843901.M41; however, Shas’el Vorcah stayed behind to cover their retreat when his fleet broke through the blockade and sought out any survivors left behind for evacuation by boat or air strike.

even if they were guaranteed dead due to rapid adaptation from Gorgon’s forces who had learned about this new advantage over them as well.

Contents

Chinavia Green

  • Step 1: Zenithal Prime 
  • Step 2: Ork Flesh Contrast
  • Step 3: Sybarite Green Dry Brush 
  • Step 4: Moot Green Dry Brush
  • Colors and Brushes used 

Leptochiton White

  • Step 1: Zenithal Prime 
  • Step 2: Skeleton Horde Contrast
  • Step 3: Zandri Dust Dry Brush 
  • Step 4: Wraithbone Dry Brush
  • Colors and Brushes used 

Chinavia Green

Step 1: Prime the miniature black. Then, spraying only from directly above and at 45 degree angle, use white in  a spray can or an airbrush to pre-highlight the miniature. This is called a zenithal highlight.

Hive fleet gorgon without paint on

Step 2: Apply Ork Flesh contrast paint to a medium sized brush. Carefully apply the contrast paint to the areas that are going to be Chinavia Green. Try to do this in a uniform fashion so that you don’t get any overlapping or spotting. 

hive fleet gorgon with first green coat

Step 3: Apply Sybarite Green to a dry brush, specific paintbrush or just an old brush if you don’t have one. Dry brush the Chinavia Green areas highlighting the raised areas.

Hive fleet gorgon with second coat of paint

Step 4: Apply Moot Green to a dry brush, specific paintbrush or just an old brush if you don’t have one. Dry brush the Chinavia Green areas highlighting the raised areas.

Hive fleet gorgon with third coat of paint on

Colors used:

  • Ork Flesh Contrast
  • Sybarite Green
  • Moot Green

Paint brushes used:

  • Winsor & Newton Series 7: number 2 and number 0
  • Arits Opus Small Dry Brush

Leptochiton White

Step 1: Prime the miniature black. Then, spraying only from directly above and at 45 degree angle, use white in  a spray can or an airbrush to pre-highlight the miniature. This is called a zenithal highlight.

Hive fleet gorgon with the first coat of  zenithal

Step 2: Apply Skeleton Horde contrast paint to a medium sized brush. Carefully apply the contrast paint to the areas that are going to be Leptochiton White. Try to do this in a uniform fashion so that you don’t get any overlapping or spotting. 

hive fleet gorgon with skeleton horde colour on

Step 3: Apply Zandri Dust to a dry brush, specific paintbrush or just an old brush if you don’t have one. Dry brush the Leptochiton White areas highlighting the raised areas.

Hive fleet gorgon with zandri dust on

Step 4: Apply Wraithbone to a dry brush, specific paintbrush or just an old brush if you don’t have one. Dry brush the Leptochiton White areas highlighting the raised areas.

hive fleet gorgon with wraithbone on

Colors used:

  • Skeleton Horde Contrast
  • Zandri Dust
  • Wraithbone

Paint brushes used:

  • Winsor & Newton Series 7: number 2 and number 0
  • Arits Opus Small Dry Brush

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