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    What do your Necrons look like?

    Ancient ceramics?
    Robotic metalics?
    Painted armor of centuries past?

    My first necrons were had Space Wolves Grey armor and Mithril joints. My current Necrons, yes I got rid of the originals and started them again, have Chaos Black armor and a Tin Bitz/Brazen Brass joints with Regal Blue power rods. Steam Punk FTW!!



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    I would love to see some pictures! My Necrons are coloured bone with dark brown joints, black weapons and red rods. I got so fed up only seeing metal coloured 'crons that I decided to go for something different. There's a post with more pictures here.


    There's a guy down at the local store who also has a kick-ass scheme going on. All his armour plates are turqoise, his guns black-purple and all his rods a bright purple-blue. It looks awesome.

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    I'm working on my army (will have res gauss rods, on order). But here's a mostly finsihed (still needs highlighting and detail work done, but gives you the idea). I went with a blue metallic since they are made of LIVING metal after all. I felt the bluish hue gave it an advanced metallurgy look. Ancient just doesn't do it for me, since they would have been in stasis...plus I'm sure they have a necron car wash, not like they can't repair! If you're wondering, my paint scheme is simple (by simple I don't mean quick, it's forgiving to mistakes...the wash darkens things and auto shades the crevices).

    Boltgun metal base, 1 or 2 washes of the GW Asurman wash (new wash is awsome, I did 2 washes to make it a darker metal), then the flayer is just the base boltgun metal, red gauss chamber/tube/rod/eyes, highlight with chainmail...takes a while, but very happy!

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    Here's a pic of some of my old crons. Picture quality could be a bit better, but oh well..

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    So far so good.

    Ravendove- I really like that scheme. IMO its tough to pull off a lighter scheme on Necrons but you've done it well.

    Dark Trainer- The blue hue looks awesome and makes me want to get some of the new washes. Do you have a C'Tan in the works? A Deciever done like that would look kick ass.

    Moob- I've seen so many people try to pull of a "unique" or "different" stlye of Necrons and fail. These look cool. The metallic colors are a nice offset to the oranges and yellows. My only complaint is there should be 10x Immortals!


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    Thanks! And I actually have over 20 immortals (and 15 destroyers / 9 heavy destroyers) painted in that scheme. :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by moob View Post
    Thanks! And I actually have over 20 immortals (and 15 destroyers / 9 heavy destroyers) painted in that scheme. :p
    I remember seeing the whole army of these a while back. Very nicely done. Mine are all metal with black metal weapons, but as you read this I'm planning a "makeover" for them, which will finish with a deep purple on shoulder pads and carapaces, highlighted and finished with 'ard coat gloss finish. Will match the monolith I'm working on.

    I'm curious what your recipe was for the orange. I know my highlights won't be as bright, but I like how smoothly they appear to be blended in. How'd you do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    I remember seeing the whole army of these a while back.
    Really, where at? Were you at Adepticon, the Big Waaagh, Maul in the Mall..?


    As for how it was done, it was actually pretty easy - Blazing Orange base to start (which is a pain, btw). After that, I just lined Fiery Orange on most edges followed by a thinner line of Sunburst Yellow. Nothing fancy, and the colors are naturally fairly close together. When you pick up the model and look up close, the lines are fairly obvious - but on the tabletop it looks good.

    For the guns, I did a heavy drybrush of a mixed Codex Grey & Chaos Black, followed by a medium drybrush of boltgun metal, with then a few lined highlights of mithril silver. The rest of it (joints and such) was just painted boltgun with lined highlights of mithril.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moob View Post
    Really, where at? Were you at Adepticon, the Big Waaagh, Maul in the Mall..?
    Oh, no, not in person (I wish!) just in pictures. I think it was somewhere on LO, actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by moob View Post
    As for how it was done, it was actually pretty easy - Blazing Orange base to start (which is a pain, btw). After that, I just lined Fiery Orange on most edges followed by a thinner line of Sunburst Yellow. Nothing fancy, and the colors are naturally fairly close together. When you pick up the model and look up close, the lines are fairly obvious - but on the tabletop it looks good.
    Yeah, I was planning on using Liche Purple (or whatever the VGC equivalent is), and just gradually adding white to it for highlights. Hopefully it will come out looking like yours, only purple
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    I made a Necron decked out in Space Marine regalia (shoulder pads, backpack, bolter, and combat knife), and used a really basic Chaos Black with Goblin Green trim (I'm thinking a gold color for joints, but that'll need to be ordered)... I'm thinking of painting black over the few minis I've completed so far and incorporating that. I'll get a good picture of my Necron Marine and post it later I think...

    The color schemes posted so far have been awesome though.

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