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Hello everyone. This will be my first paint job, and I'm looking to do something nice to not scare myself for doing more units in the future. I'm painting my Necron warriors, and since they are metal skeletons, they are hopefully going to be easy to paint.
I bought a Matt Black Spraypaint from my local Hobby Store and I bought the Citadel brand Royal Blue. I'm hoping to do a metallic black/grey with blue accents. I saw this color scheme in the necron codex, and I think it will look quite nice.
Now, my main question here is: Is there any reason I shouldnt paint the bitz individually as opposed as to when they are all glued on? Like I figure it would be 10x easier to spray down the bitz still on the sprues and IMO it would get a more consistent shade of black.
Also, any tips on another color I could use to complement the black and blue, that would be great. Also, with drybrushing, if I only want like the edges to be regal blue, do I still drybrush the whole thing?
And finally does anyone have a picture of their own Blue and Black Necron army? I'd love to see how it looks.
Thanks in advance!
the only problem you will find with spraying the bitz before gluing is that when you do glue, the glue will be bonding paint to paint.
So in reality, you are relying on the paint's strength to hold the pieces together..
I noticed this on a lot of my minis that I painted then glued.. if they got bumped a little too hard, the parts fell off. If you choose to spray first, make sure you scrape off the ends that are to be glued.
This will produce a much stronger bond.
it is easier in my opinion because you can get hard to reach places very easily, But as stated in the other post it is a paint to paint bond. I would recommend clipping all the bits off the sprues first as opposed to just spraying them still on the sprues and then spraying, once they are removed spray them all down with you primer black paint, after that scrape off the paint at the joint and paint each piece. If this is your first paint job just try to paint all your models, dont take alot of time on each one, just get color on the model. You will learn how to paint alot quicker that way than trying very hard on one model at a time
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Personally, I glue the figure together before priming and painting it. I find that it's much easier to paint it when I've got the whole thing in front of me. Only if it would impede painting certain parts would I do it seperate, and if then only that bit.
For example, I'd paint the Leman Russ Hull and Turret seperately.