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To me, this seems a little crazy.
I have just come across a wealth of Necrons - some as old as '95, others just after the release of the new codex. Anyways -
I have painted a few - pictures to come soon to give an idea..However, to briefly explain it..They are a very dark metallic blue. I basecoated them black, drybrushed skull white, only hitting the parts that light would hit them, hit them with a heavy coat of blue ink, and then finalized the basic parts with an almost noticeable dry brush of boltgun metal.
So, my fluff is to have them guarding an ancient passageway into some sacred Necrontyr land high high into the mountains. The world would be unbearably cold to all but the most resilient creatures. Think Pluto cold. Something happened where the planet fell out of orbit, or has a very irregular orbit, that puts it into an intense cold phase for billions of years.
As Necrons are very lumbering and patient, I want it to make it look like they have been getting snowed on for quite some time. Obviously my faster units will have little snow on them, Like my Destroyers, However my Tomb Spiders and monoliths will have much more snow on them.
Now, there are probably plenty of pictures of people being snowed on across the internet - however I don't quite know how to do this on a minature scale. I havent tried, but have read some tutorials on how to make snow bases..but wouldnt figures be different?
TL;DR: How would i make it look like my Necrons have been standing in the snow for a long time?
I've done something similar. I just drybrushed/stippled white on them, but that's not a very good solution really.
One way would be to adapt the snow base technique: Put small amounts off PVA glue (mixed with white If you want less transparent snow) where you want the snow and sprinkle bicarbonate over it. You could do a few test models (without the white) and if you don't like it you can just remove it with warm water.
I reckon you would be better off painting teh necrons to look icy using layered drybrushes to simulate condensate...And remember that snow tends NOt to settle on vehicles or machinery that is in constant movement - maybe layers of PVS snow on monoliths or along the recesses of Destroyers, but nothing more...
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