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I recently assembled my Monolith, and thought about giving it a Monolight, but opted to not do so for the length of the project. However, I am not sort of underwhelmed by the crystal. My idea was the paint the inside of the crystal with a very bright, possibly neon or fluorescent green paint. Has anyone attempted this? What kind of brand of paint could be used? Anyone think this would just look bad?
Aside from the crystal, I was thinking about using it to highlight the lines on my Monolith (and other necrons) under Boltgun Metal (possibly mixed with Ultramarines Blue, havn't decided yet) drybrushed with Mithral Silver.
Finally, I havnt totally set on my color scheme yet, would what I said work well? I like the sort of "gunmetal" color of the blue/boltgun metal mix in the codex. Does anyone know if that would just be a 1:1 Ratio? Are there any 3rd party metallics like this? I dislike mixing paint if I don't have to, since my painting habits are so random it always dries out on the pallet.
This is alot of questions so I will be happy for any help!
Well GW's own Scorpion Green is prettymuch neon, so there's that. I don't know what the model looks like, but it sounds like the effect you want to acheive with the crystal is what is called 'object source lighting,' or OSL. I would do a search for that term and check out some tutorials. That's all I got.
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That sounds like part of what I'm going for. A search for the term even turned up some cool desert necrons! Thank you, I wasn't aware of it. And I'll look into scorpion green unless anyone else has any other suggestions.