Necron Flayed One clawed hand tutorial
Materials and tools:
.080 x .125” styrene strip
3/64” styrene rod
.030 styrene sheet cut into 1/16” wide strips
Pin vice with 1/64 and 1/16” drill bits
1/16” hole punch
I start out with the styrene strip; it is to square looking for the hand so I file the corners to round them off.
I then drill a small pilot hole in the middle with the 1/64” drill bit. I then use the 1/16” bit to enlarge the hole. This is where the hand will attach to the Flayed Ones wrist. It is a lot easier to drill the hole before you clip the hand off the styrene strip.
I then clip the hand section off. It should be about a 1/8” long.
I glue a small piece of styrene rod to the end of the hand (the side without the hole drilled in it). This will create the knuckles for the blades to attach. I use a piece of rod a little bigger than needed. I then clip off the excess and file it flush with the side of the hand.
For the thumb I file the end of the styrene rod to a dome, then cut it about 1/16” long. I make the cut at a slight angle so it just is not sticking out the side of the hand. I then glue the thumb to the hand, and the hand to the Flayed Ones wrist.
For the blades I start with some .30 styrene sheet that I cut into a 1/16” wide strip. I use the clippers to roughly cut the shape of the curved blade. I then use the file to round off the top, and file the bottom edge at an angle on both sides to create a razors edge. This step is easier if you shape the blade first before cutting it from the strip to length.
I then use a pencil to mark the length of the blade. I make the first one (pointer) about ¾” long with the next blade about a 1/8” shorter than the one before it. I then use the hole punch to make a cut for the blade to attach to the knuckle on the hand. I then cut the blade from the rest of the strip with an X-acto knife.
Here you can see the finished blade attached to the hand.
The finished squad.