I've been thinking of building a Tyranid army for years, but have never got round to it.
As I'm fully invested in my Death Korps of Krieg I thought it might never happen.
Then my group started playing Shadow Wars. My brother thought Nids looked cool so bought the
Start Collecting box (fantastic value by the way!)
I saw my chance and offered to paint them for him, so now Hive Fleet Mantis can finally be started!
I kept the scheme simple (as I always do) with a limit on the amount of colours. I used the yellow
because I saw some Locusts at Cotswold Wildlife Park (a great day out if you live close!)
The green was a mix of colours I had mixed up for a Sons of Horus project that never got off the ground.
For the bases I added some smaller critters, I wanted to drive the point home that this is a swarm!
As always I started with the models I thought were cool here are the results:

Tyranid Warrior

Tyranid Warrior

Tyranid Warrior

Tyranid Warrior

Tyranid Warrior

Tyranid Warrior

Swarmlord

Swarmlord

Swarmlord

Swarmlord

Tyrannofex

Tyrannofex

Tyrannofex

Tyrannofex

Hope you liked them!