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Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






As is my wont, I rocket back and forth between things. After my hands got tired with green stuff panels, I aaaaaalmost finished my set of warriors. Just need to do the gun highlights (should I go grey or steel for edge highlights?), and body highlights (currently it's just base and wash)

I know one is missing the barrel of their gun, and the other has a painted barrel rather than the green (I have a pile more with painted barrels further down the line), but I'm wanting to experiment with gun barrel effects later so it's useful to have a barrelless gun right now.

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Shortly after this I got a quasi-lightbox set up, so look for better pictures in the near future!

Edit: Uh, the picture looks pretty terrible in the smaller version, click through for a better version.

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Made in gb
Dakka Veteran




Purple is the go to colour for Necrons to me, at least mine were. I really like the bone coloured faceplate, and kudos on your use of the Nighthaunt character as a really good counts as. The Monolith looks intense, really interested to see where that goes.

Painting Warhammer 40,000 Conquest a P and M blog : https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763491.page 
   
Made in gb
Boosting Space Marine Biker





Scotland

I like the colours you've chosen. It reminds me of some of the ceramic Necron colour schemes from the very first Necron codex.
   
Made in be
Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

That monolith is looking very promising. I'll be looking out for more updates on that.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Thanks for the kind words everyone! I got in a 1k battle yesterday, and spent the 2 days before the battle hurriedly painting the models for that battle that weren't yet base coated. That's 5 Immortals, 8 Warriors and 1 Overlord all from stripped to at base coat, not bad in my opinion. Obviously they're below true tabletop quality, but at least it meant I didn't have a strange motley of grey blue and black models on the table along with my actually painted models. This is also my first attempt at a quasi-lightbox, now that I got a second table lamp for painting and photos. Much better!

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Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






The full 1k painted up (at least vaguely) for battle! You can see in behind my old style, with block colours and silver faceplates, contrasted with my newer models with the bone faceplates. Finally a chance for Szeras and the Kromlech swordverlord to see battle!

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Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






The battle went well, my first win in 8th edition! 1k is a good level for Necrons, RP feels more like it did in 7th at that level. Also getting 4 Tomb Blades return from RP over the course of a battle, in a 3-model unit? Not bad.

I only remembered to take a single picture though! This poor Blood Angel marine, about to be dismembered by the Kromlech Overlord on the centre objective.

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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Congratulations on the win! They look good on the tabletop.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Great looking force you have there. Also congrats on the win .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Remember my D&D character from the first page? Well, he's hit level 6, which means when he kills a humanoid he can rip their spirit out to serve him for a day as a slave ghost. Not sure how our cleric, with his odd relation to life, death, and undeath, will respond, but this means I needed a new miniature!

I've only done the base coat for most of it, and the first layer-coat for about half of the cloak, but so far I think it's coming along well. You can tell which areas are still only base coated because a lot of the paint has already chipped off on edges where I haven't hit it with the next layer yet. Looks like I'm gonna have to get a varnish to seal this one in, it's much more likely to chip than my Necrons! Will have a purple wash eventually to match the magic smoke on the D&D character's mini.

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Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Aaaand, finished! Only a few days to do the whole mini, not bad. Not very happy with the hands, they didn't come out quite skeletal enough, but the rest of the model came out perfect! It's slightly large to realllly be a spectre in D&D, and a bit small to be a Nighbringer Shard in 40k, but I'll just use it for D&D and look at building up a scenic base to mount it on for WH40k.

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Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Finished modelling the Monolith! Took a whole pile of green stuff (I ended up losing less and less per stone block as I got on), but I think it looks like a lot of fun! Right now I gave it a quick rinse to get the last dust out of it before I prime it, then it's on to the fun of painting!

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I also updated my cheap home-made lighbox by building something wild out of printer paper and scotch tape, as you can see in the pictures above. I think it looks so much better!

   
Made in be
Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

This looks like a fun project. The monolith will look great I bet.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Painting begins! The grey stone is the mass of the piece, with the obvious green power glow, and a silver for the engine pieces. I'm likely to dullen the silver more than usually, as the grey stone will be dirty and weathered (I'm thinking same technique I did for the base of the Grim Reaper, dark grey than a brown wash than a more sandy stone dry-brush).

The large arch will be gold, and the corners will be purple with gold accents. Should make a striking model without being an eye-sore.

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I've since noticed that I forgot to put the green in the crevices of the emblem on the front of the model. That was a quick fix, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see it fully base-coated. I'm also seeing that my pictures managed to perfectly obscure the crystal. I painted it in the same green as the tendrils, so they'll blend in.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Nice work on the monolith mods, just the grey added really helps to bring the model more depth.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






I agree! I hate seeing those plain black panels. They need SOMETHING to break up the silhouette, and I don't have the steady hand yet to free-hand on them (I've seen some beautiful pieces with people painting Egyptian-style friezes, this one linked here jumps to mind, which also inspired me to do the energy arc effect), so making them 3d was really the only other option. Plus I've never seen it done before, so it seemed natural.

Anyways, here's the base-coat, with all the colours blocked out. I think the scheme looks good like this. I was originally going to do the big arc in purple as well, but my girlfriend said gold would look better, and I think she was right!

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Next I've been working on all the green, bringing it up to a glow and seeing what I can do with the central crystal. That'll be a new thing for me, all the gems I've done thus far have been round, not angular!

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Gold was indeed the better choice .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






It works well! She noticed a bit of the red from the previous paint job still hiding underneath the arch: she really hated that red so much. I kinda messed up with a flesh wash on the gold: doesn't work so well with large flat surfaces without the detail for the wash to pool... Will have to fix that!

But I did all my washes and fixed up the green! First angular gem I've done, I think it came out ok. I need to learn to blend next, get the transitions between each shade a little finer.

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Question: Do you think I could benefit from a second Agrax Earthshade wash on the stone? I think the dirtiness of it is still a little underwhelming, especially once I Karnak Stone highlight all the ridges...

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I like the gem, I would not add any more dirt it as the energy has wiped most of it away. At least that’s my pseudoscience explanation of it .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

The gem came out well! I think that the stone could use more shade, it does still seem a bit flat.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Thanks for the input! I think I'm gonna put it off a minute, get the easy flat panels painted first, and then go back and see what I can do with the stone.

With that in mind, I got all the Metallics finished (with exception of the guns, which will be black with metallic edge-highlighting. The gold isn't super exciting, but the iron with silver edging looks very nice!


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What's left? Purple panels (lighten and edge highlight), stone (wash and drybrush), guns (fix up the black and edge highlight), and then lastly try for a little bit of OSL.

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Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Aaaand, we're done! The attempt at OSL kinda failed, but not badly enough to ruin the rest of the model!

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Not entirely sure what I'll paint next. Probably either my Standard Bearer, or some random model that my girlfriend selects off the shelf for me.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Well done! It has to feel good to get something that impressive finished!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






It does! The locals are having a "build a small list around a centrepiece unit" themed battle day this week, so I wanted to try and get it done by then. Probably 1k or 1.5k doubles, so I'm thinking the Monolith and just a whole pile of infantry should do ok, a very OldCron army: Immortals, Warriors, Scarabs, a Monolith, and few characters.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Sounds like a pretty fun game to me, and it'll look quite nice as well.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in be
Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

Some nice progress. I'm liking the green a lot. Nice transition of tones.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






So like last time, my list included a couple of models that were still only primed, so I whipped them up to a quick and sloppy base coat in a day. One classic cryptek, and one standard bearer lord conversion!

Classic Cryptek
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aaaand a picture with his older cousin Cryptek, Illuminor Szeras



Standard Bearer Lord Conversion
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aaaaand a group picture with all of the Overlords!



   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Group photo of the army that I’m going with tomorrow! Decided to drop the Cryptek in favour of more bodies. Ready to fail horribly!

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Sorry

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






Whatever for?

Anyhow, my next project was GOING to be these zombie figures from the board game Last Night on Earth, but my girlfriend wants me to paint her D&D character's mini, so these will have to go on hold for a minute. I think the skin tone came out pretty good! It's warboss green mixed with a flesh tone. Half of the models are mixed with Kislev Flesh, the other half with Flayed One Flesh. The difference is pretty miniscule, and is a lot clearer after I've put the second coat on. I'll have a picture later of the ones that I put the second coat on, and 3 of them I've finished base coating.

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