Necrons Painting Guide
Now, this isn’t necessarily the best or the fast way. But it’s fairly quick and yields nice results. This was rushed a little so feel free to take more time if you want. My setup is pretty simple. A tile (or in this case, plate), some water, some tissue and some paints.
I’m using standard GW brushes and the following paints:
Blood Red, Scab Red, Bleached Bone, Codex Grey, Skull White, Chaos Black. I’m also using Gryphonne Sepia wash.
Step 1, White and Black
After a white undercoat, water down some Black and paint the whole base. Also paint the whole gun. Don’t worry about going over the rest of the model, we can cover it up with white after.
Step 2, Washes
Get your Gryphonne Sepia and wash the whole model with the brush straight from the pot. If you get some on the gun, it doesn’t matter. Make sure it flows into the cracks in the armour on the chest and neck. Wait for this to dry. Go make some tea.
Back? Now do it again, except this time try to focus only on the joints, spine, pelvis, chest symbol and neck. If you get some on the armour plates, don’t worry. Wait for this to dry completely.
Step 3, Armour Plates
Slightly thin some Bleached Bone and cover all the armour plates, including the back of hands and hips. I left the fingers brown. I decided to do the front of the head (the face) only, giving it a skull mask look.
If you were careful with the 2nd Wash, you should only need one coat – two at most.
Get the Skull White and mix a tiny amount of Bleached Bone. Paint this on the extreme edges of armour sparingly with thin lines. I did the collarbones, edges of the head and brow, edges of the shoulder plates and the top of the hips.
Step 4, Gun
I wanted to keep the paint job simple, so highlights were minimal. Use Codex Grey to highlight the sharp top edges of the main areas, shaft and head of the gun.
Painted the tube feed Scab Red. Wait for it to dry then paint over it with Blood Red.
Step 5, Finishing Touches
At this point I drybrushed the base twice. Once with Codex Grey, then with a very light drybrush of Skull White. Tidy up the base edge with black. The few pieces of slate rock or ruin were done the same. By using a dark and relatively simple base, it emphasises the colours of the model.
I used Water Effects here, but any Gloss would work. Pain the tube feed of the gun a few times then let dry to make it shine.
I then cut a section of rod out slightly longer than the green rods. Compare it to the gap in the gun and then file down the ends to get them smooth. Add a small bit of PVA on the ends and carefully slot it into the gun. Polycement (plastic glue) would work but PVA dries completely clear.
Job done! Hope that was clear and possibly helpful for anyone