Hi, back at least to work on my tyranid Hive Queen, I've been very busy at work and at home the last days, so sorry for the lack of update. Motivation was also a bit down because of the size of the beast to paint. This one will be painted in the red/bone scheme like hive queen 3, as this is a very original model, I want to paint it in a quite traditionnal way. The most boring part is applying the base colours, now it's nearly done, it's going to progress, at least I hope, I'm now on holidays for 2 weeks so this should give me time to paint. With the basecoat done, I'm very happy to see that the sculpted parts blend very well with the rest.
I'm going to keep the wings with their original deep red colour, and so they will still be transluscent, I love this effect too much. I've also decided not to glue the back spines, so I'll be able either to place them or to remove them at will. I've also received the carnifex kit, so the talons are going to be integrated into the forearms.