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    Necrons advice?

    Hi everyone, this is my first post here.. I think I stumbled over the website on a google search for necron painting ideas.

    I've not got very much experience with painting, did it about 5 years ago when I got Gorkamorka for Christmas (the horror) and then left it till about last year when a friend and I got back into it and went for fantasy Warhammer doing Dark Elves. This Christmas my friend bought me a box of Necrons and I've been quite taken by them.

    Had a flick through a codex in a GW and saw a nice ceramic scheme that I've had a try at (didn't want to do the same old drybrushed necrons). This is the first time I've painted in a little while, so I'd like any advice or opinions on how to make my models look better please!

    Necron Warrior
    http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7624/dscf1171yu8.jpg

    Scarab Swarm
    http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4388/dscf1174kx5.jpg

    Neither have really finished being based.. I'm not too sure what to do with the colouring of it.


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    Hey, nice choice of colours but i would do the green the same way you didd the SWG leaving black in the recesses, it will make them look alot better. Relly good schem, looking forward to seeing the rest.

    Oh for the head i see its a bit bumbpy i would water down a bit.

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    Hey Bicko, welcome to LO!

    Nice to see some non-metallic necrons, makes a nice change. I would say that you have made a good start, I really like the scheme. One way you could improve is to thin your paints slightly. If you add some water the the paint you will find it gives a much more even covering of the model. You might need to apply a few more coats, but the end result will be better for it. If you wanted to you could also add some more depth to the green sections of the model by drybrushing or layering, but what you already have is pretty good.

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    Welcome! Good advice given by all. I also really like the color combination. IMO the colors are very "flat." I'd wash with a darker shade and drybrush/highlight with a lighter shade of the colors you've used in order to give it some depth.
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    Advice as above, i really like the colours.

    For my advice id say try and keep your lines between the black and blue straight. Also try doing some shading as they look really bright but flat. Mix a little black with alot of water and paint it over. The Mix should run like water and pool in the recesses, making it dark, but leaving the high parts their natural colour.

    Great work so far and i look forward to seeing them progress.

    If you ever get stuck for idea's, take a look around this site, theres plenty to see!

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    Hey, welcome to LO.

    I like your scheme- it's pretty similar to the one I chose for my own Necrons. I've only got pics of the lord-






    This guy took about 6-7 hours to paint, including the spider part of him so it shouldn't be too tricky to produce reasonable numbers of warriors. I started with a pale base coat- Rotting Flesh, I think. I worked up to white by adding white to the Flesh colour. You could probably get away with only 2 highlights, white as the final one. I undercoated this chap in black but for the rest of the army I might try white and pick out the joints in black- this will also help with thinning the paints but keeping strong colour.

    Nice work so far, keep them coming.
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    Thanks for the advice guys, will be trying out the highlighting with a bit of skull white later. Done some more work, grabbed a Lord (which I needed) and a Monolith (which I just wanted to paint!) and I've been playing around with them a bit.

    Keep in mind the Lord is a WIP, he needs a lot of cleaning up with messy lines (my 000 brush is knackered and I need a new one) and I experimented with the cloak with a mix of Liche Purple, Regal Blue and Blood Red which I think has worked quite well! Still needs basing, and I can't decide on what to do for colouring the staff grip.

    One big problem I'm having is getting the bits to glue together, the arm refuses to stay connected to the body and the gauss tube wont stay stuck to the staff. Any advice when I can get some crazy-ass strength superglue? GW metal glue dosen't seem to cut it <_<

    http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7554/dscf11757cq.jpg Lord Front
    http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2883/dscf11766tc.jpg Lord Above
    http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7696/dscf11779hf.jpg Lord Side
    http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7049/dscf11783pb.jpg Lord Back

    I was quite worried about the Monolith and the paint scheme I've chosen, but I think it's going to look good when brought together so I'm pleased with that. Only grief with it so far is the transfers, which are paintfully obvious. Will this disappear when I purity seal it?

    http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6563/dscf11802or.jpg Monolith Overview
    http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3711/dscf11794mc.jpg Monolith Turret
    http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9493/dscf11813xs.jpg Monolith Door

    C&C welcome =)

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    Purity seal will help get rid of the carrier film to an extent, you could also use black to help blend the decal into the paited surface, just carefully paint over it where its visible. Also trimming away as much of the carrier film as possible.


    Nice scheme, makes a change form the usual.

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    i like the color scheme but i dont like the base, it looks like hes standing in a pile of dog doo
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