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Hello Tomb World, I just thought since I fiiiinally got a camera from a friend I can start taking pictures of my 40k work and I wanted to share my Necrons so far with you. I'm currently painting a Battle Force set and I leave the arms off the Warriors so I can work on the chest first, then I'll add them later. I base them black, then brush on Mithril Silver over the whole thing (worked as a intermediate step to the finish stage as I could field my all silver necrons if I had to and not feel bad about bringing just a primed army, haha). Then I do Bleached Bone on the chest, followed by two coats of Goblin Green for the ribs and eyes. The Blazing Orage for the symbol, neck supports, and the spine (but didn't get a pic of that). I follow up with another round of those paints to make them stand out more, and then end with another Bone pass on the chest to seal the colors in. The original plan was to continue on with some midnight blue on the legs and arms, but my prototype model I painted that way didn't impress me, but I like the current look as is. The flayers will probably be a standard look, and I'm using the normal green rods. For now, my Destroyers are painted the same way.
And here are my scarabs. They are a bit of the same idea as above, with the blue legs I mentioned. I think they're my best looking units because of the contrasting colors. From the outset I wanted a unique looking army and bam, those guys fit the bill for me.
My Lord and Lith aren't painted yet as I want to increase my skills first so they're just waiting for me to get better, haha.
Anyway, hope you guys enjoy what I have so far. I've caught the painting bug and and working on a buncha projects right now that actually impress myself and that's hard, lol. Oh, and as a shameless plug, you can check out more pics and more background on my Necrons on my blog: On Death's Wings... I'll pretty much be making a blog entry and posting on here in the appropriate forum for most things I do, with more details for each on my blog.
Ooh, yeah, I haven't tried a was on my guys yet and I have the full set. I would defer to the sepia master Ravendove, lol. Maybe a wash and then go back in with green in the ribs?
Ohh missed this thread by a week, but hey if a thread can Be Back in any forums it's gotta be this one...
I like the scarabs, keep the scarabs like that, but I just can't imagine the blue working on the Warriors arms and legs. I'd suggest trying to make the arms and legs the same colours as the chest, I find that a unifying colour between shoulder plates, arm plates and leg plates (or the joints) can work quite well.
Seeing stuff like this keeps on making me regret my earlier colour scheme choices (almost a decade ago, in boltgun metal ), and I cannot be arsed to strip over 30 minis to start again. At least I'm now adding extra colours to make them more unique, your work there is inspiring me to perhaps add a bit more than I've already done (so far metallic green).
Hopefully this will prompt some more pictures
Yeah, i decided to go against the norm and be colorful. Sorry I don't want to be another boltgun metallic swarm like everyone else, but Necron are so easy to paint, it's a cop-out to not try something different. I just wish I had the skills and time to make conversions like the Steampunk Necron I've seen around, now that's awesome stuff! But even stuff like Ravendove's bone/sepia wash ones are pretty cool, using red instead of green for the rods.
There's nothing wrong with the ceramic look. I went with a metal then added a blue wash over the top and used dulcote to remove the metal affect.
I like the Petina affect idea. That would be cool for an army themed to look old. However that style isn't for me, they self repair so in my mind once awakened they would repair...but i still LOVE the idea!
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