How to make Necron Flayed ones and Immortals from Warriors.
aloha. Most know me from the Scenery forum , where I live, lurk and terrorize. I came up with a nifty idea to get around spending way too much money for pewter Models, while still fielding believable and good-looking models. Not sure if it's been done already, but to me, it's original! Two things my Necron army lacks, are Flayed Ones, and Immortals. Both of these are pure pewter lines and if anyone knows, these are some of the more expensive models in the necron Army.
This is a tutorial on how to make both of these types of Units from basic Warriors..
Yes, normal Necron Warriors. 12 Warriors and some scarabs are in this box. It will instead make 6 Flayed ones, and 6 Immortals!
First thing I did was find a box of these:
Basic Necron Warriors.
So I cut one of these Necron Warriors out and set him up:
Then I took the Knife to it. I cut the gun off from the one hand, and cut both legs from the pelvis:
This is how the pelvis normally sits on a model:
So when I reattached it to the legs, I tilted it like this:
I glued the legs back on in an approaching pose, and since the spine was tilted forward, the head had to be tilted up, (to look forward). I cocked it to the side to give it a more inhuman, more creepy feel.
Now for this next step, you could use anything. Greenstuff, other minis, even basic sprue bits. The right hand/fist from the gun arm is there, but the left hand is molded to the gun. We need to make a replacement for the left hand.
For myself, I fell into a huge collection of terrible, unused Heroclix© figures.
So I found a model within the box and cut myself a nice left hand/fist. A bit of drilling and some superglue and our new Flayed One-to-be has a left hand!
Next step, I cut some basic plastic card. 40mm worked here, but I guess you could go thinner, but the 40mm give the "fingers" some strength from being handled and stuffed in foam.
Rinse and Repeat six times, You will have yourself 6 Flayed ones. Don't forget to get some greenstuff and make the flayed skin on them!
Section 2. Now you have 6 warriors left, and 12 guns.. What can we do with that?
We can make 6 immortals is what!
Step one. Cut em free.
Next, grab that plasticard or thick card or whatever you want to simulate this part. I used .40mm plasticard. Cut yourself off a thin strip, maybe a 1/4 of an inch.
Make yourself two 1/4 inch squares from the card strip and then bend the two pieces like thus:
Glue those two strips on top of the warrior shoulderpads, and then move to the guns.
Take a solid arm/gun and one of the cut off guns from the new Flayed ones. Clip the one bottom-hanging pipe off the loose gun, then fit it atop the arm/gun combo. Make sure you file/cut down the molded left hand on the loose gun (the one on top)The guns won't fit together without removing this hand.
Once it's together, it should look like this:
When completed, it should look like this:
That's it! Rinse and repeat 6 times, with the remaining warriors and loose guns and you have yourself 6 Flayed ones and 6 Immortals. Plastic, cheap, and very WYSIWYG. Don't forget the greenstuff layed over the Flayed Ones for the human skin. How to? That's a different tutorial.