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I know this might go in the Painting forum, but actually I wanted feedback on the 'Necron-ness' of the scheme rather than the paintwork, which is shody at best..
What do you think?
It's a PITA job:
- Prime with skull white spray - heavy to get that lovely sand texture spray can produce.
- Wash heavily with Gryphonne Sepia around joints and 'bone' sections. Twice!
- Basecoat the armour plates with Chaos Black.
- Dry brush armour with Mithril Silver.
- Paint the gun with Boltgun Metal.
- Wash evrything with Badab Black.
- Feed tube, eyesockets, chest emblem and gun barell interior with Blood Red.
- Dab Chaos Black for the eyes.
- Highlight armour and gun with Mirthril Silver.
- Ard' Coat over hightlights, eyes and emblem.
- Chaos Black under Skull White drybrush for the base.
- Rinse and repeat.
It's a kind of rotton-human under battered armour look. I'll spend more time on weathering larger models; for troops the black wash really makes them grimy.
Thoughts? It's my first mini paint scheme, so be gentle! They will have red gauss rods as soon as they arrive!
That looks fantastic! Seems like it would be a lot of work, but it's worth it. Bravo! I can't wait to see your lord, destroyers, Tomb Spyder, etc. Are you painting a Monolith? Now THAT would be impressive!
Really nice job, I personally think it's pretty fluffy. The metallic grey and red compliments the 'crons (I was gonna order the red rods too, but I'm cheap and had another idea I'll get to in a minute). The joints don't really get in the way as that color, if you had painted the faceplate like that I would have to change my opinion. It's pretty good.
Now for my scheme.
I basecoated everything flat black (bought my acrylic paints at Walmart)
Then I painted all the joints, back of the skull, neck, fingers and feet metallic black.
Next I painted the back plates, shoulderpads, rib cage back of the hands and plates on the arms and legs with a cracking medium (makes the top coat look cracked so you can see the base)
Next I painted the cracked parts dark red to give it a ceramic plate look, with metallic limbs underneath.
I painted the gun and guts of the 'cron ancient metallic copper, including the segmented hose and ridges, and barrel.
I painted the ax blade metallic silver.
I highlighted the blade's edge with metallic white and painted the faceplate of the skull metallic white.
Then I painted the feeder tube metallic green and the eyes metallic green.
Then I sprayed the figure with a clear glossy sealer.
The reason I went with the copper and metallic green gun is I painted my scarabs copper and metallic green.
I'll take some pics and post.
Dark Lord of the 'Crons
Sithcron Lord - I'd love to see that scheme! Also - what's the cracking medium? I'm not in the US but if you can give me a name I'll hunt it down here!
Not sure about painting a 'lith. For starters, I don't have one - I'll be getting one later this year so will post if I get it painted soon. The heavy destroyers are begining to look very cool though.
Narkboy those look slick. Make sure you get some pics out when they're complete.
I...suppose I could dig up my pics.
1. Basecoat Black
2. Paint shoulder pads, forearm braces, thighs, calves, ribs and head Dark Angels Green
3. Paint spine, elbows, knees, shins, forearm struts, shoulder and hip joints, and gun tip/blade chainmail
4. Paint chest icon Mithral Silver
5. Paint gun tube and coils goblin green
6. Paint eyes white.
And that's how Lost Ascension is colored. I've considered drybrushing and basing them. but I am rather very lazy about my painting.
The brand is Folk Art and it's called "Crackle Medium". I like the folk art paints, the flat and metallics are both pretty good and they have a similar medium called parchment or fabric I can't remember which (I will warn you, the crackle medium tends to make the brush strokes stick out and when it's drying if you brush it, the pain clumps but that is the way it works. 2 ways to deal with it. One, the brush strokes compliment the effect and if you have a dark base coat it darkens the effect. Two, get more paint and dab on an even coat, this will make a color closer to the original and a smooth surface with cracks in it, also the clumping is easily fixed, just the way the paint handles)
I finally figured out how to compress the pics the way I wanted to...Darn windows pic viewer...needed photo editor. Enjoy my first mini painting experience, I did learn to paint the scarabs before you glue the stick thing to the base, and to attach the gun muzzle after you finish painting.
Last edited by Sithcron Lord; August 4th, 2009 at 02:42. Reason: Needed bigger pic.
Dark Lord of the 'Crons
I like the scheme, red gauss tubes are a nice touch. If you're going for a really 'weathered' look then they could maybe use a bit more of this, perhaps some more Black wash in the recesses as the joints look a little clean. Look at drybrushing some mud or dirt on the legs to really emphasise the weathered look.
Everyone seems to be jumping at the red rods at the moment, I love it!
The multiple layers of Gryphonne Sepia is a good technique and one that I've used extensively on my own Necrons, it's nicely carried through so well done - it can get very messy very easily.
Heh - small admission Ravendove - your guide was the inspiration for this. I have noticed that you can't have too heavy a sepia wash, but too light turns grey after the black wash - it can look horrible! I'm also thinking about doing a second black wash around the joints to darken the cracks; I'll try one first. Your scheme is much cleaner overall so the black looks excellent but I'm not sure if I'll tip mine over into too dark... We'll see!
Thanks for the guide btw - very very useful, helpful and inspirational!
My colour scheme was
Basecoat in Chaos Black,drybrush everything in chainmail,then basecoat heads,shoulder pads,destroyer bodiescorner panels of Monoliths on Merchrite Red,over that I put Red Gore.Goblin green for the tubes and scorpion green for eyes and necron symbols.
I then paint over everything with a wash of brown and yellow Inks allowing the ink to run to give a streaked effect akin to polluted water dripping off them.
They are based on a red sand base for a martian like planet surface.
that's a very very unique color scheme, applause!
makes them look like upgrade/space tomb kings
i really like it. i love any necron where someone tries to make it more unique. necron can be boring if you dont.