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    Purple Necrons

    A while back, I bought the Necron Battleforce. I started painting them boltgun metal/mithril silver like every other Necron Army out there, save the few original ones. I quickly got bored of them (even if I had only painted a few), and stopped. A few months later, I have gotten them out again, and painted a couple of samples purple (one with a Gloss varnish coat, one without).

    Without gloss varnish:
    Purple Necron

    With gloss varnish
    Necron Warrior with Gloss Varnish

    Which one do you think looks better? Should I give them all a gloss varnish coat, or leave them without it?
    Also, what color do you think the base should be? What about the rod and eyes?


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    I think the gloss varnished Necron looks better. I think the color scheme in your test model looks fine, but maybe add a black ink to darken the gaps in the plates would add some contrast.
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    I agree, the gloss one looks the best. I love that scheme. Are you using the standard green rods?

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    I'm not sure about the rods. I'm still wondering what color they should be. I don't want to buy a bunch of them that then turn out not quite right.

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    I like the gloss version as it has a shine as its reflecting light of the armor. The one without the gloss the color looks a bit flat.
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    I think that they would have a good contrast with green rods, purple ones would look wierd.

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    I on the other hand like the unglossed one. I also think green rods would be fine.

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    i made my necrons purple aswell although they're metallic purple

    it looks awesome. i can't decide if i like the gloss more or not.

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    The gloss one looks better, But to be honest, i think you need to break up the purple a bit, he is pretty much all purple, I'd try going with some different colours on maybe his joints, or under armour, or something to break up all the pruple.

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    MUCH better with the gloss, but I'd suggest before putting on the gloss finish to give them a bit more depth. It wouldn't hurt to give it a good wash, either in black (badab black or thinned down Chaos Black) or purple (Leviathan purple or, if you don't have that, mix your basecoat with black and thin it down), then a light drybrushed highlight to make it "pop" a little more. Then hit it with the gloss.
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