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Hey, I just bought my first Warrior box (I'm gonna get the Phalanx later), and I've been assembling the warriors and scarabs. Does anyone have any general advice? I know this kind of thing should be under the painting and modeling stuff, but I can't find any necron stuff. It's mostly Tau, SM, GK and IG. I've tried using a clear drying adhesive, but it takes 24 hours to harden enough to handle and (might be doing it wrong) I'm trying to assemble the whole warrior and letting him dry. I got the scarabs and two warriors done with super glue, but that stuff can get messy. Any general advice for assembly (any necron units at all), or painting later would be appreciated.
I find some gel superglue, or gel plastic cement/glue is most effective. There's also certain brands of modeling specific glue that work well. Necron warriors can definitely be a pain to piece together, I find putting the arms and head and torso together, then placing the whole lot of it on the legs, can work rather nicely.
Loctite Super glue or Elmer's Modeling and Hobby Cement are both very good.
I use plastic glue like this by Games Workshop, but I don't like those bottles and find other types of the same stuff, what you can get will vary depending on where you are.
For assembling sometimes I like to do them one at a time, especially when making a cool looking half blown-up one, but if you just want them all done quickly, do all of the torsos first, then the legs, ect. step by step like that.
Remember not to put the green bits on until you're done all painting, and to be very careful with them so as to not ruin the shinyness.
I'd love to help you with painting advice, but I suck at painting so
Thanks a lot guys. I got the plastic cement and that is working AWESOME. It isn't as runny (and messy) as superglue, and still dries quickly. I was really mad when the rod that goes between a scarab and the base broke, but I got some old dental wax and that's holding it up while the glue dries. I'm still trying to decide if I want to use the green rods or buy red ones. I might just paint them though, I have a Lego lightsaber blade that is almost identical, I can try it on that. The colorscheme for my "sithcrons" is metallic black guns and limbs, cracked (found this stuff that you coat the base coat with and then put another color over it, makes it look like there are cracks in the top coat) red ceramic for the face and plates and probably a red feeder tube (or green if I keep the rods), green emblem and eyes. I'll do a blood effect on the blades for the different models and blood flecking on the CC guys. I'll probably add some ancient copper or gold detailing to some of the bigger units like lords and destroyers, and make the immortals and wraiths get some silver detailing. I'll have to post pics when I'm done.
I've got the pics of my 'crons assembled. I haven't got a chance to paint them yet, but I'm documenting the whole process and I'll post them. Any advice on how/where to post the pictures?
If anyone wants to see the pics, They'll be on the profile.
Last edited by Sithcron Lord; July 24th, 2009 at 15:53.
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Thank you CBrate, I forgot the name for it, but it is called cracking medium.
Thank you for letting me know about the profile album Ravendove, I'll put them up.