I managed to finish the second Hive Guard brood for my client last night. To add some variety, this time I mixed up the scheme a little. The patterning is different, and also I added some additional freckling to the tails and shoulders.
Some close-ups of the individual models:
Then some shots of the carapaces - each has an individual pattern on the back.
So what's left to do? Only a spore pod (not yet delivered), 16 gants and the flyrant... I've been saving the flyrant as a painting goal, but I think I'll do that next...