Ugh. I thought this was SUCH a good idea, but it really just didn’t work out.
The idea behind this model was to paint up a Tyranid Lictor that was mirrored. I don’t know what I was thinking – I was hoping it would have some kind of Predator vibe to it. I assembled the model and primed it black and then hit it with a nice heavy coat of Krylon Chrome spray paint.
I will say that the execution on this model was perfect. It turned out exactly like how I wanted it to. The only thing is that it just doesn’t look good. There is not definition or shading on the model and I have no Idea how you would add any.
The best part about this model to me is the base – though when I showed it to Jester he asked if it was piloting a time machine. I used pieces from the Bastion and Aegis Defense Line as well as a bit of textured plasticard for the base.
I thought about stripping this model and starting over but it is just so bad that I have to keep it around. Who knows – maybe the mirror Lictor while stalk onto a Warhammer 40k battlefield some day soon.