Carapaces are pretty straight forward. It looks more complicated than it is.
1. Start with a basecoat of Khemri Brown over whatever your spray of choice is.
2. Drybrush the section pretty heavily with Bubonic Brown. Leave the uppermost region as Khemri and try and make it mottled so it's not just a solid layer of Bubonic.
3. Splay the bristles of your brush out so that the brush is a flat edge, then streak Bleached Bone about a third of the way down to the edge of the carapace. Wash Devlan Mud into the section where the previous plate overlaps. You're after a line in the recess, not a wash of the surface.
4. Using Skull White, start with a line in the middle, then evenly distribute lines until you hit the edge. I'm a little OCD, so I actually counted out each one. Every single Gaunt has the same number of lines on carapace section. Finally, draw one last line around the edge of the carapace, then wash the whole thing in Devlan Mud, this time covering the entire plate. Just don't let it pool, push it back towards the recess if you've got too much on there.
Infinity really has it's hooks in me. I don't know if it's the models or the rules but it's pretty much all that's on my mind hobby wise (which is really hurting progress on my Nids
). So when I sat down to paint more of my B&C Nids... well... I painted this instead. It's no where near finished yet and the next step has me terrified. I plan to try some battle damage similar to Redscorps excellent work but I'm pretty happy with the model as it is and I know I'm going to screw it up somehow. Oh well. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.