The tervigon has really brought back the need for termagants. You'd be surprised how many you can generate in a game, and you definitely don't want to run out of models before the tervigon runs out of steam I've worked out a method of speed painting termagants. This method brings the termagants (and any other gaunts, for that matter) to tabletop quality and meets the tournament criteria for 3 colors. It's nothing innovative, and this same technique is available in other guides, but I thought some of you would like another take on it.
My hive fleet colors are Bleached Bone, Gore/Mechrite Red, and Chaos Black. I do hooves and claws in black, and for the MCs, HQs, and elites, I have a bone body with red armor. All gaunts sport bone armor plating with red bodies. It's consistent and cohesive while breaking up the sea of bone.
First let's look at the materials:
Not pictured is the Testors Dullcote, which will be used to remove the shine that the Minwax will leave on the model.
A note on this part: I hate painting the fleshborer, and you absolutely must paint this before joining the two halves. If I was painting a Golden Demon contestant (as if THAT would ever happen), I would lovingly fawn over each finger and marvel at how the digits intertwined with the weapon symbiote. When you're staring at a line of 30 fleshborers, however, all you can see is a royal pain. Of course, you can add more at this stage in terms of detailing the weapon, but this IS a speed painting guide...
I use superglue because it is often reversible. Don't accidentally touch any part of the brush's bristles to wet superglue...you might as well throw the brush away. I don't go for total coverage on the bone armor...I think it ads a bit of realism to let a red tint show through.
This is my basing method. If the base fits snugly, I hold the model upside down and line the slot with superglue, being careful to not have any drip onto the model itself.
So there you have it. Total elapsed time 15 minutes, 30 seconds, excluding drying time. All that is left is basing and optionally filling in the eyes with a technical pen. As I mentioned earlier, this scales up quite nicely, so each additional model seems to only add about 5 minutes to the process. I can finish this box in a half hour.
I'll have my lightbox set up again next week, so I may replace these pictures with more detailed images then, but I hope you get the idea. Does anyone have bookmarks to speed painting CSMs? I'd love to see an easy but good looking way to do it.