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Last Remaining Whole C'Tan






Pleasant Valley, Iowa

I am taking a break from all the other unfinished models I'm taking a break from, and did some Necron Scarabs last night at work. I really liked how they came out. I tried airbrushing the eyes to give them a glowing effect, but I dunno about it.
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Necron Scarabs

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Necron Scarabs group


 lord_blackfang wrote:
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Sword-Wielding Bloodletter of Khorne




Salt Lake City, UT

I think the drybrushing does look like OSL. Good job! I like the crystals too.

   
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WA state USA

Looks really nice, I like the green crystals on the basing.

The glowing effect I think is good, just you may want to put a lighter shade on the eye part for a highlight. same color mixed with a portion of yellow or white? It's tough to experiment when they are so nice looking. You don't wanna mess with a model that is finished or nearly finished and find out you don't like it.

Otherwise top notch man! Post more of your necrons? I imagine if these look cool, the other troops do as well.

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Feasting on the souls of unworthy opponents

OSL?

   
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Canada

I suggest doing the eyes in a gem effect. Aside from the flat eye colour, they look great.
   
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WA state USA

Dashofpepper wrote:OSL?


Object Source Lighting.


ssREV wrote:I suggest doing the eyes in a gem effect. Aside from the flat eye colour, they look great.


That is what I was thinking of, Kinda depends on the airbrush a little too. If it does not go that small of a point may have to use a brush. But yeah, otherwise I love them.

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Under the couch

Looks good. I like the crystals on the base.

The glow on the eyes is good, but I would agree they could do with being made a little more gem-like.

Even just a white or very pale green dot on the centre would pick them up a little.

 
   
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Everett, WA

Use white and light grey to make a standard gem "pattern" and then coat it with green ink to give it the green gem color.

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OK, I took your guys's advice, especially J-Roc, and added a scorpion green highlight, and then highlighted that with a dot of 50/50 scorpion green and skull white. Actually, it wasn't "skull white" so much as it was "Generic Hobby Paint White", because that was in front of me and actual skull white was in my bag. I don't think that mattered. On some of them, the effect came out quite nicely, I think. On others, I need practice with the airbrush still - specifically, mixing the paints to the right consistency so I get it to evenly leave the airbrush. Sometimes it gets "stuck" for a sec, and I need to ratchet the trigger back all the way to get it to go again.

J-Roc77 wrote:
Otherwise top notch man! Post more of your necrons? I imagine if these look cool, the other troops do as well.


Heh, funny thing about that. See, my first army was the AOBR ultramarines, and those were hideous. My second army was Necrons, and those were not that much better. I was experimenting with dipping into floor polish then, and while the results weren't horrid, they certainly weren't fantastic. I then did random other stuff before doing these scarabs, so actually, my necrons are my second-worst troops... but I'll post them anyway. I think I could do a much better job if I did them again today.

The crystals on the bases are pieces of sprue washed with Thraka Green; specifically, the sprue that the warrior's green rods come on. I cut the sides off, since the tops and bottoms of the sprue have writing on them, and then snipped them with my hobby shears, and then used a dremel tool with a sander wheel attachment on medium to grind out the facet points. I found it's best to do it on medium rather then low: on low, it tends to leave a fog on the end that's been ground down. On medium, the sprue melts slightly as it's ground and leaves a nice smooth finish, you just have to plug off the melted bit and clean the edge with a hobby knife. Then position, glue, add sand, then do the base and wash them.

Anyway, here are the next-to-finished scarabs, sans only Dullcote:
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Necron Scarabs, airburshed eyes for faux-glow effect

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Necron Scarabs, airburshed eyes for faux-glow effect

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Necron Scarabs, airburshed eyes for faux-glow effect


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Wow - those eyes look amazing!

   
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The crystals looks very convincing !

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Kintnersville/Philadelphia, PA

Wow! You did a great job with those - I love the way the eyes and crystals really spring out at you!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Much better on the lighting. Remember that when doing OSL, the reflection is darker then the light source. Very nice scarabs, I might have to give that a try on my nephews scarabs. The kid suddenly has over 1500pts of crons now and a boat load of scarabs lol
   
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how did you do the crystals. great job.

 
   
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Much better. Good job!

 
   
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All of thos eyes are scary. great job

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Burtucky, Michigan

superman1950s wrote:how did you do the crystals. great job.



It looks to me like he used the left over sprue from the templates (flamers and blast templates) and gave them a wash.
   
 
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