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Ok so im trying to get my army painted and I do NOT want to go with the standard metal Necron. Below are a couple of very rough test models. My question is...what one is better and are they too..."Over the top?"
I was also considering the bleached bone necron look but im based in the middle of nowhere so to have access to that required paint I would have to order it online.
Please help me so I can stop playing with primed models lol.
The picture is really small, any way you can repost a larger one? But from what I can tell they look good.
The bleached bone look is great, it will be tough to paint but I feel they look the best out of the necrons.
typically you want to highlight with a lighter color than your base color, but I wouldn't jump straight to a white highlight.
If I were you, then I would start with a light base color on the whole model such as Hawk Torquise or Enchanted blue. Then I would wash the joints with a 2:1 water/black ink wash with just a dab of floor wax in the mix to break the surface tension of the water and make the ink seep into the cracks. Then I would come back and pick out the armor plates in a darker blue color like maybe Enchanted Blue or Ultramarines blue. Last, I would come back and highlight the edges of the model with Ice Blue.
Then pick out the gun with black, drybrush some Boltgun Metal over the black, then do an even lighter drybrush of Mithril Silver over that.
Then check the color wheel for the blue that you used on the armor plates and paint the Necron symbol on the chest and their eyes in that color. IIRC, the complimentary color for the darker blues would be a light orange.
Hope that gives you some ideas!
Kind of depressing feedback but I guess it's understandable. I think I'm going to give the bleached bone color scheme a shot.
My models are primed black already. Is it ok to reprime them white or do I have to go through the long process and strip them?
Last edited by Fayt; April 3rd, 2011 at 18:39.
yes and no, I've sprayed white over black before and although it does work you have to do at a minimum two coats and even then it'll look slightly grey or obscure the detail of the model (which is very easy to do on a necron).
As for stripping them; acetone free nail varnish remover/simple green and a few other products are quite effective as well as quick and cheap but myself I'd just work with what you've got. I've got about 3-4 colour schemes for necrons that work really well if you'd like me to write up a simple guide (it'd give me something else to post on my blog).
dit: just thought I'd leave some feedback on the pictures. In terms of general colour cleaniless the models are very good, all the paint is obviously where you wanted it to be as well as very smooth without it being too thick and gloopy, I can't see any visible mold lines or sprue marks anywhere and the chest symbols are fairly tidy.
Your highlighting is a bit OTT and is closer to an old technique called 'lining in' which is effective but there are more subtle ways of achieving the same effective, I'm no master at highlighing so I can't give you much advice on that
Last edited by lowelife101; April 4th, 2011 at 19:59.
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This is a slideshow of how I painted my Necrons. Ultimately I wanted my Necrons to look more like skeletons than walking terminators so I went with a white primer and then washed them with brown ink and then painted bleached bone on the armor bits and finally I highlighted using the edge lining method with plain white.
I think they look pretty good. Results may vary.
I think they look great, but you need to be less harsh with your highlighting - this is hard with red, so you might want to consider shading instead! Have the red you have now as the brightest colour and use a wash of badab black where you think it would be darker to shade it. By making it darker, it appears more naturally bright.. if that makes sense! Also get another colour on the models, perhaps a metal (silver with gold details perhaps). If you want to go with the blue, you can also shade is as above, but highlighting with a lighter blue would look good too. Just dont have the highlights too thick!
The figures are good but I LOVE your Monolith.
Very good bony-Crons. I really like them, got a Tomb stalker from my bro at xmas and I've been wracking my brains to get a scheme. I think that may be it but with deneb stone, if you don't mind me borrowing it. Reppy for you.