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    necron colour scheme help

    Hello all, as the topic states I am currently stuck for a colour scheme for my new army, well, I am having a hard time deciding between two different ones

    First, my initial idea was to have a sandstone themed army with the armor plates obviously looking like sandstone tiles and having some kind of dark stone or something else for the joints and other parts (weapons being NMM copper or bronze if I had the time). for vehicles I was going to make them mainly the same sandstone look except for the gost arks which would be some form of wood. I.e. a rather Egyptian, deserty looking army
    Now, the main problem with this is that I have no idea how to paint a yellowy orange sandstone and what would look good for the joints,

    Second, seeing that I had no idea how to paint the first scheme I looked to a more asian influenced theme with terracotta plates, some sord of obsidian for the joints and other bits and some form of jade for the normal green rods of the warriors
    The main problems I have found with this so far is that the brighter orange terracotta looks terrible so I am taking a darker approach and goinng by that, the vehicles will look rather boring unless I add something too them, maybe even make them jade

    however, currently i am leaning towards the dark terracotta, the only problem is, how does one paint jade?

    Please any advice, ideas, tips and guides (especially for the jade) would be much appreciated

    Thanks

    Fear the Wrath of the ANZAC Clan



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    Jade is generally painted in the fashion that gems are. There is a really good walkthrough available on coolmini that will show you (I'm on phone so can't link sorry).

    I like the idea of doing necrons akin to the dwemmer guardians from elder scrolls games. Beautiful mixes of bronze for the skeletal shell

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    Try Vallejo, P3 or Coates D'arms for a jade since GW got rid of their jade green in the 1990's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cat
    Try Vallejo, P3 or Coates D'arms for a jade since GW got rid of their jade green in the 1990's.
    Yeah they tell you to mix dark angels green with enchanted blue or something stupid now...

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    I think the jade theme sounds like the most interesting of the two. Do consider how the faces of the Necrons will look. The masks they have can strongly influence the outcome of the paint job. White would work well.

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    so i decided to go with the terracotta theme, and after playing around and stripping the models twice, a 1:1 mix of mechrite red and scorched brown works best as a base, now i just have to figure out the highlights. also the joints and non armored bits were going to be 1:1 chaos black and charadon granite but it looked odd so i found that just drybrushing the granite before anything else works much better and i have less chance of erroneous painting

    hopefully it all works out
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    Dark Flesh, wash with devlin mud, reapply dark flesh then hilight by mixing in some flesh colour or vermin fur.
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