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Gorgeous stuff, man. The Necron force is very impressive, both in terms of looks and the speed of it's muster. Genestealer familiars have always been great.
   
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July really was a purple period! awesome job smashing out so many minis, you’ll be wanting another colour next month right? Did you change up the green glow on the Necrons? Or did I just not notice the transition to white until now?

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@ListentoMe .... those Necrons are awesome. I am trying to narrow down how I want to base mine and the look you have is 1a to another idea I have/1B.

So the Martian Ironcrust is the paint that will crack/split a little and, then, the Ironearth REALLY splits apart.

Did you use some of each or just one?

Did you undercoat with a darker paint to get a shadow?

Also, on the troops ... did you glue them to the base, first, prime, paint, etc OR put them on after? If after, how? Those little legs do not leave much room to put in a "pin" and curious how you did it.

I am new painter and trying to learn. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello Spoons', happy to help. In answer to your questions:

I only use Martian Ironearth. The Iron crust is more of a sand/grit texture and does not create the same effect.

To get the shadow I paint the base a deep brown, Doombull Brown to be precise. Often two coats as if you have a metal layer underneath, as my necrons do from leadbelcher spray, the Ironearth can pull up at the paint to reveal metal underneath which you (probably) do not want.

All minis are glued to the base first, I have never pinned a miniature to the base either prior or during painting. The Ironearth is then painted on carefully around the painted miniatures feet. It is quite forgiving, if you get any mistakenly on a mini it can be rubbed or cleaned off as it takes a while to dry. I would just recommend a nice thick layer if you really want the crackle effect.

Best of luck with your hobby progress!


@Gobert I always do a final highlight of white, I just go bigger on the bigger orbs and the like. No real idea why though.


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ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
Hello Spoons', happy to help. In answer to your questions:

I only use Martian Ironearth. The Iron crust is more of a sand/grit texture and does not create the same effect.

To get the shadow I paint the base a deep brown, Doombull Brown to be precise. Often two coats as if you have a metal layer underneath, as my necrons do from leadbelcher spray, the Ironearth can pull up at the paint to reveal metal underneath which you (probably) do not want.

All minis are glued to the base first, I have never pinned a miniature to the base either prior or during painting. The Ironearth is then painted on carefully around the painted miniatures feet. It is quite forgiving, if you get any mistakenly on a mini it can be rubbed or cleaned off as it takes a while to dry. I would just recommend a nice thick layer if you really want the crackle effect.

Best of luck with your hobby progress!


@Gobert I always do a final highlight of white, I just go bigger on the bigger orbs and the like. No real idea why though.




AWESOME!!!

So those little dimple effects come from the Ironearth and you did use a deep under tone. Greatness!!!!

Thanks for the reply
   
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Yesterdays end of month post was posted in haste, not only was it a day early it also missed out the 6 miniatures that I got done last night/ this morning.

I have now painted 12 miniatures from Indomitus, given that it is a 61 miniature box I am already nearly one fifth of the way through.

First up is the Royal Warden, along with the Reanimator this is my favourite Necron miniature in the box. Had to do a head swap with one from the Triarch Praetorian/ Lychguard box as I somehow messed up the construction initially. Still not really sure what I did! Anyway I like the alternate head. It is nice if someone was stupid enough to buy a second Indomitus box as it means that "they" will not have the same miniature twice, ahem.

Tried something a little different on his little cloak thing with a waywatcher green glaze over the gold. I also need to tidy up a tiny bit of gold on the chest but he is done:







I also got 5 Necron Warriors done, so half a basic unit. This kit is such an improvement on the old one. These really give off a Terminator vibe with unveiled cybernetics, missing pieces and dents and dinges all over the place, love it. Like the Immortals there is minimal purple on these, just around the central Ankh on the body:









Thanks for looking.


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No harm in overachieving...

Warden is sweet. I, too, like the more shambling appearance for the Warriors.
   
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6 EXTRA! I didn’t manage 6 in July! Seriously impressive as per usual! The new warriors really do seem more shambling terminator esque, I cant wait to get my hands on them!

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Nice work all around. I love seeing models like the biologus familiar as I just haven’t looked at that range and it has such a fun vibe to it.

Titan looks great, fits right in with his Necron companions .

Necrons are awesome . The murderbots are another group I haven’t seen before and bring something interesting to the army.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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Wonderful stuff, and good to see more purple on models!

   
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Some more great progress ListenToMeWarriors.

Cheers,

CB

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Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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As always the speed and quality in your output is amazing. Those necrons look great, love the murder buckets, may hold on to mine instead of trading them off and mod them to be used as Death Cult Assassins. But my favorite models of your latest batch are the wraiths, they look so otherworldly and menacing.
   
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Managed to get a little bit done this week, namely 25 miniatures to complete the Necron half of the Indomitus boxed set. That takes me to 225 miniatures finished for the year, battering last years total of 208 with only two thirds of the year gone. I am very happy to have achieved that hobby goal.



First to get the duller stuff out of the way, the main chunk was 15 Necron Warriors, will just show 5 here as once you have seen one you have pretty much seen them all: (edit. Ha, looking at these 5 Warriors they are in fact my original 5! As I said they all look the same. However there is no chicanery going on as shown in the full set at the start of the page



Also got the other 3 Scarabs done:



I really enjoyed painting up the Skorpekh Destroyers and Plasmacyte, what a fun unit these are:











Always to be kept close is the Skorpekh Lord, what a beast he is. Love him, killer sculpt and just fun to paint up. I think he has 5 or so nanoscarabs on his base alone:











I like the Plasmancer as well, but he is a pain to photograph well:





Finally to complete the set is the Overlord...another great sculpt with lovely details everywhere:







Thanks for looking.

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That Overlord at the end is some stellar work. Congrats on smashing last year's total.
   
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A little bit he says, smashing out 25 minis, here was me all happy to finish 8 this weekend! . Awesome work as ever ListenToMeWarriors, they all look amazing! It’s really impressive how quickly you’ve built up you Necron Army from nothing to this in the space of a few months. Whatever next (please Indomitus Celestial Lions)?

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Congrats on finishing the Indomitus Necron half, I'm also halfway done... with finishing the space marines chaplain
Models look so great, love the Plasmacyte, it looks like the Necrons kitbashed a little robot out of leftovers.
And gotta second gobert, we need more Celestial Lions!
   
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I mentioned you in this YouTube interview I did, at around the 50 minute mark. I couldn't remember your damn name! It was you I was thinking of when I praised some Celestial Lions though.



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Cheers everyone!

@Youwasshock: I think the Skorpekh Lord is my favourite, but the Overlord is a close second.

@Gobert: Yeah, the size of my total Necron army surprises me as well. The worry is I have a second Indomitus box sitting in the house unopened, and I plan to keep most of the Necron stuff for that. Especially the 20 warriors with the shorter ranges flayer gun.

@Viterbii: Some Celestial Lions are indeed next. All of one box are built, the second layer of paint on their base is drying. As he has a sculpted base I have already started work on the Captain.

@Fifty:Thanks for the shout out. Who knew that a username based on a throwaway line in a 1990 odd Ultimate Warrior WWF promo would be so unrememorable!

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Blows through half a starter box in short order and at a higher skill level than most of us have . Well done sir

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

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Exalted ListenToMeWarriors, enough said.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
 
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