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So, I was kinda bored one day and was really annoyed that all my buddies keep telling me to get a monolith. I really hate the Monolith model (reason to why I dont want to spend $62 on one), a monolith is a huge rock not a pyramid, I'd use the monolith for my Tomb Kings army if anything. But needless to say here is my $5 monolith. Please do not replicate :p
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Nice rock, the painting looks good...not a fan for what it's function is. As for definition of a Monolith...
Rock is just one definition, another is:
•Monoliths are fictional advanced machines built by an unseen extraterrestrial species that appear in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series of novels and films.
Another: A massive structure
And there are others.
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lol thanks, I know its rough, not trying to win an award by any means. Basically, you have a portal for summoning, a whip, and servitor heads (maybe they can be cannons...) I would easily spend $62 on a non pyramid model.
Ok. I vaguely understand your reasoning about the monolith being a rock, seeing as how Magic the Gathering did a card with a big rock on the front. However, the fluff behind the monolith is that it is an alien spacecraft that hovers, has gauss defences and teleports necrons to the battlefield. Be that as it may if the footprint is the same on your "monolith" then I guess some people would allow it as a proxy. Just not sure how a rock is going to hover around the battlefield or deploy from space.
Have fun and keep trying...
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Well, it's nicely sculpted, but it's, well, a rock. There's nothing about that model that says to me "terrifying war machine of a soulless race of living metal robots led by sadistic god-like energy beings for the purpose of scouring the galaxy of life." It says "kinda creepy looking rock." It would make a great piece of terrain, but actual model? Sorry. I think it would look better without the rubber hose on top, too.
Also, a monolith is not necessarily a piece of rock. It can be a catch-all term for a large imposing edifice. See 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Normally I like originality...but lets be honest here. You took what was supposed to be the nearly unstoppable war machine of one of the most technologically advanced races in the 40k universe, and turned it into a rock with a limp glowstick coming out of the top. It doesn't even fit in what we have seen of necron architecture. Necron architecture is supposed to be black(with green highlights), sleek, and imposing.
But seriously, the model looks cool, and I agree would probably be a better piece of terrain that an actual model. I really don't understand the green play-doh oozing from the top of it (I understand it's the Particle Whip, but it's not actually a "whip"). I think you would be better making your Monolith conversion look more like a large, green, "glowy" (?) crystal than a large rock, it would probably fit the theme you are going for and make more sense as an ominous, ponderous, advaced war machine that shoots green "lightning" that disintigrates even tanks atom by atom.
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yeah it will be terrain sooner than later. I just wanted a temporary unit so I could use. Something for fantasy I'm thinking
It makes me think of a Necron equivalent of a webway portal. Something they would drop from high orbit that would allow stuff to emerge from it.