Tervigons seem to be very popular at the moment as no sooner have we purged the What's New Today inbox of them, another one travels across the Void (also known as the Internet) and invades our systems. This gory beastie was painted by Edwin Deverill, who's also sent us a fair bit of information about how he modelled and painted it.
Edwin: When I started this model I decided to paint it in sub-assemblies. The main body and birthing sack were glued together, while the head and legs were left separate for ease of painting. Once I was done assembling all the bits I undercoated all the parts with Skull White.
The first stage of the model was to wash all the fleshy areas with Seraphim Sepia. One this was dry I then drybrushed it with Screaming Skull and then White Scar. The carapace was painted with a basecoat of Mephiston Red followed by a wash of Reikland Fleshshade. I then highlighted the raised edges with Evil Sunz Red followed by a further final layer of Wild Rider Red. The talons and claws were basecoated with Mechanicus Standard Grey, followed by a wash of Nuln Oil and highlighted along the edges with Dawnstone and Administratum Grey.
The egg sack (my favourite part to paint) was painted using Screamer Pink followed by a wash of Reikland Fleshshade. I then applied a layer of Bestigor Flesh before washing it for a second time with Druchii Purple. Two last layers - Cadian Flesh and Kislev Flesh - finished the skin off.
The green goo was achieved using Mourn Mountain Snow texture paint to get the lumpy, gunky effect. I then covered it in several layers of Waywatcher Green and smothered it in 'Ardcoat to make it look wet and sticky.
Dan: What Edwin didn't mention when he first sent us his pictures was that the Tervigon is actually part of a diorama that he made for a painting competition at Games Workshop Bournemouth*. Fortunately we managed to get a few shots of it in-situ as it prepares to devour a couple of unfortunate Space Marine Scouts.
The two scouts where painted using the Aurora Chapter painting guide in the 'How to Paint Citadel Miniatures' book. Edwin also used a lot more 'gloop' on his diorama - check out the freshly birthed Termagants mewling in the wake of the Tervigon as it advances.
*For those of you outside the UK, Bournemouth is comparable to the Costa del Sol or Hawaii. We're amazed that Edwin finds the time to paint models in between surfing, sailing and enjoying the great British sunshine...)