The colour scheme reflects the smaller Tyranid infantry, but as they grow bigger the monstrous creatures in this fleet develop patterning on the carapace. For the synapse creatures, I intend to do even more complex patterning. This was my client's idea, and I think it was a really good one - I've painted plenty of Nids, but never done freehand patterns before. The result certainly makes for a unique army.
For the Prime's tail, I chose to paint it similar to a power weapon but reflect the carapace patterning. It always strikes me as odd that the standard Trygon has a more threatening and detailed tail than the Prime!
Quite pleased with the finished set piece, which is pinned to a Secret Weapons resin base. These bases really add to the finished model.