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Hey everyone, as some of may know I recently started a 1,000pt Warhammer 40,000 Necron army [originally discussed in the 40K armies/Necron Army List forum section - http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...l#post1576357].
With absolutely no models for this army I began to shop around (on ebay)/traded models and bought direct from games workshop, resulting in obtaining the entire army for only £73.00!!!
This is what I’v bought…
-5 Necron Flayed Ones
-30 Necron Warriors
-11 Necron Scarab swarm bases
-2 NecronTomb Spyder’s
First off are the 11 Necron Scarab swarm bases. These guys were ALL bought pre-owned, glued to the flying supports, painted and base flocked grrr.
As I waned all my Scarab miniatures to be crawling (like the old-school ‘proper’ Scarabs) I had to cut them off the flying supports, hack the flying support bases of the movement bases, scratch the base flock off and black undercoat the Scarab miniatures/ bases before I even started doing any ‘real’ painting myself.
Here is the start of the 11 strong Scarab swarm (sorry for the naff photo quality, taken on 5megapixel phone camera).
Many thanks for reading. Keep your eyes open for steady progress!!!
Last edited by Linford; December 1st, 2009 at 14:43.
Ok, finally got all 11 Necron Scarab swarm bases finished.
I wanted to keep my painting pallet quite simple and uncomplicated for these models (as well as the entire army) so only using 6 paint and wash Citadel painting products.
These include Chaos Black (basecoat), Boltgun Metal (full model coat), Babab Black wash (full model coat), Devlan Mud (used for joint shadow/oil effect in some bold areas), Regal Blue (for eye lens) and Skull White (for eye lens highlight/definition).
I am leaving the bases until the entire army is finished. I plan to do a grey urban earth theme with snow patches as I believe this, combined with the plain silver/blue models, will create an eerie, simple and different colour scheme.
Many thanks guys
Last edited by Linford; December 1st, 2009 at 14:44.
I was thinking of doing a 2:1 ratio of two parts PVA glue to 1 part Games Workshop Citadel Modelling Snow. This way I can layer it and even put it on flat surfaces of the miniatures themselves...
i was thinking of green stuffing for uneven layers and slate for my commander models. then do the snow how the gws say to do on the packets and on the website.
can you try greenstuffing for uneven layers and possibly try making a necron look like it's trugging through thick snow? i would like to see the results before i try ^^. hope that i ain't asking too much.
Hey antique_nova, the 'trudging through thick snow' suggestion isn’t the look I really want to go for. I’m essentially doing my entire 1,000pt army for under £100.00, and green stuffing layers of snow would add horrendously to the total cost. I wanted my model bases to be light with 'blistery' snow, not 'think and uneven' if you get what I mean.
what might look good, is if you did the bases up as you would for a snowless base, with sand and paint etc, and then add your snow effects on after, that way you would have to worry about missing bits with the snow, as it would look as though snow has just dusted the ground
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V3xx you read my mind . Was going to sand the bases, ink wash it black and dry-brush Codex Grey to give the effect of an 'urban' environment. Then pva glue Citadel modelling snow in patches (similar to how grass flock would be applied). Also does anyone know if snow flock looks realistic resting on miniatures shoulders, boots and whatnot?
The next unit I’m painting atm is the big en', 30 Necron Warriors!!! Dun dun dun.
Hey guys more progress as promised! Here are 10 Necron Warriors I’ve finished cleaning up the mould lines on, removing sprue residual and gluing the green rod/barrel ends to. Similar to the Necron Scarab swarms, these tasks have been made a whole lot harder and longer due to all the models being pre-base coated black and painted silver (one of the down-sides to buying cheap off eBay).
Now, ready for the paint job…