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oki i come up with this scheme that i paint my necrons blue and dry brush them with bultgun metal. i do the same with the gun. only use a ligther blue color. i tried highlighting them with light blue. ( was ugly i think). and alsow washed them with black to make them look more realistik.
so what i wonder is what kind of painting teqnuiqs is beeing used out there.
- how do you highlight them. ( mine just got ugly)
- should i paint them or just drybrush them? (notced alot of ppl just drybtushi8ng them after sparying them black)
- alsow should i assambly the unit whole befor painting or should i wait with weapon and body?
- what color could work good with a blue body drybrushed with boltgun metal. for the weapon? i tought the ligthetr blue color just got to simular after i drybushed it..
anything im doing wrong ?
I just assemble the whole model and base it, then coat it black. I brybrush the whole model (including gun) with boltgun metal. Then I do a lighter drybrush of chainmail. I paint that little hose scorpion green, the acceleration chamder (I think) dark green ink. Finally, the chest cret regal blue with a gold or silver emblem depending on squad. I base them with a codex grey highlight followed by skull white light highlight.
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For the basic warrior, I fully assemble it, base it with black primer, and go to work. First, the entire body is drybrushed with boltgun metal. I then drybrush the black gun with white, which basically leaves it black with hi-lighted edges. The insignia on his chest I paint a light blue, and then paint out the raised part that looks like an ankh (sp?) with boltgun metal. The tube on the gauss weapon I paint a neon-darkish green, and then hi-light it with yellow. The final step involves a light drybrushing of white over the boltgun metal of the body, to make it look less metalic, and possibly hint that light is shining off of it.
They are pretty boring, but once I gravel and flock their bases, an entire unit looks pretty impressive.
To answer your questions:
Q - how do you highlight them. ( mine just got ugly)
A - Use chainmail or mithril silver for your highlights. Don't go overboard with the highlights...concentrate more on the hard edges of you mini rather than an overall highlighting scheme.
Q - should i paint them or just drybrush them? (notced alot of ppl just drybtushi8ng them after sparying them black)
A - Your call but personally I like drybrushing (a great but often unappreciated technique.) If I was painting your 'crons I'd base paint it totally midnight blue and then drybrush with your boltgun metal.
Q - alsow should i assambly the unit whole befor painting or should i wait with weapon and body?
A - Personally, I like to base paint as much as I can unassembled and then assemble prior to washing/drybrushing/detailing. Don't get too detailed prior to glueing everything together as you'll more than likely damage the paint job some with the glue...I found this out the hard way!
Q - what color could work good with a blue body drybrushed with boltgun metal. for the weapon? i tought the ligthetr blue color just got to simular after i drybushed it..
A - Black...It works with everything. Your paint scheme is pretty neutral so virtually any color would work.
Hope I've helped a bit.
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oki this is what i got now..
i tried and faild alot.. dosent mather to much since they are my first troops and well.. dont excpect tjhem to be perfect
so now i first spray them black,
then i drybrush the body with ultramarin blue
then i drybrush the weapon ice blue,
then i drybrush scorpion green on the weapon,
then i drybrush the entire figure with boltgun metal.
then paint the rest of the detalis with my fine detal brush, (like the cabels and stuff)
lastly i highlight with ligthning blue.
but still im feel like im missing a big part since the weapon still seems to look so much like the figure.. (probely cuz of the boltgun metal) but i dont want it to go out of theme not using metal.
alsow feel i need alot more practice with painting detals and getting the paint well disturbed.. so fare they are not buatiful
edit:was alsow concidering instead of dryburshing the model with ultramarin blue and boltgun metal.. why not just mix the two together... hmm wonder what would be best? anyone got ant experiance here ?
thx for all advises.
going to do another batch tomorrow and see how that goes
Last edited by eladmir; June 19th, 2005 at 01:12.
You could try to first drybrush boltgun metal on the weapon, then the other colours. That way the other colours will be dominatnt, but the metal will shine trough. If you can, I would like to see some pics.
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I just basecoat my warriors black and drybrush steel. I keep the gun black and paint the tubes on the gun green.
For your color scheme, I suggest you do a black undercoat, a tin bitz drybrush, a heavy boltgun metal drybrush, a light mithril drybrush, and then you simply add 4/5 blue ink-1/5 black ink mix to whatever parts you want to have blue. If your mix is too thinck, add some water, and it'll create a very nice impression with very little effort.
If you want the guns to look different from the models just paint them a different colour like mithril silver instead of boltgun metal.
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Another thing you can try is to mix the blues with your metal color. I'm thinking 25% boltgun and 75% either Ice or Ultramarine blue (maybe even higher blue ratios). Then paint a flat coat down on the model and dry brush boltgun over that. If you want more of a departure between the gun and Necron, try switching to Regal blue or darkening the Ultra a bit.
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