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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Hey everybody,

I started a Necron army and wanted to to do something a little different. I decided on a Steampunk / Victorian theme for several reasons. First, such a theme would allow me to do a lot of conversion work (something that apparently is pretty rare in Necron armies). Additionally, the steampunk look would give me an excuse to get away from the classic black/silver/green look Necrons typically use. Plus, I'm really drawn to the ramshackle look to a lot of steampunk creations and I think it could blend well with some of the Necron vehicle profiles and hull-shapes.

There's not too much fluff behind these guys other than that they're an assembly production (though I haven't quite decided whether it should be a commercial operation or more of an evil genius' army... any suggestions or thoughts?) Either way, the Army's name makes an acronym of NECRON: Non-Electronic Combustion Robots of Notorious Sociability. Needless to say, they're all gentlemen.

Enough of an introduction: ON WITH THE ARMY PICS!

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2012/10/22 00:47:57


 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







First up are some basic warrior designs. I haven't decided how to model a Guass Flayer yet. The FAMAS looking design is pretty neat, though I'm thinking about going with the more basic look to save a LOT of time! Thoughts?

Please excuse the poor picture quality... I'm planning to shoot more soon.
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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Here's my first Destroyer. At this point, I haven't quite settled on how to base the army so some generic ruins won't lock me into anything yet. I tried to make an engine on the back, complete with a smokestack for steam. Additionally, I threw on some gears, levers, pipes, etc. to bring it together. What do you all think so far?
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Tunneling Trygon





Bradley Beach, NJ

I really love this, especially the warrior on the left.

Hive Fleet Aquarius 2-1-0


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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks! I really like him too. I'll probably make the rest of the Warriors match him but I'm open to advice/critique/suggestions.

Here's that Destroyer primed. It's amazing how just a simple base-coat unifies the whole look. Painting soon to come!
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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







...and here he is all painted up.

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Gunblaze West

Damn this is beautiful.... they look amazing! they almost look like those dwarven machines from skyrim...... so i dont know if you want to take a look at those in terms of scarabs and whatever those HQs are called

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Wow good work man, I like both types of guns and I think it would be cool if you made each trooper slightly different, like a ramshackle bunch or robots.

I would maybe advise adding a more red or dark bronze on the destroyer, it looks a little flat with too much gold, not bringing enough attention to your cool conversions.
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I also think they would benefit from a little rusting up, but that's cause I like rusty things

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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Those are all great suggestions.

I never thought to make all of the Warriors look slightly different but, you're right, it would create more of a Ramshackle theme.

Also, in better light the gold looks a lot more worn-down and corroded. I start with a base coat of Desert Yellow and heavily dry brush on some Gold paint, then wash it twice with a Sepia color. Overall, the shiny parts are few and far between but, by catching some light and glimmering, it makes the rest of the model look old and faded. I may add some dark orange or brown corrosion spots to make the effect even more pronounced, though.

 
   
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Twisted Trueborn with Blaster






Somewhere in the Webway

Nice! I really like the idea, especially the warrior with the Big Daddy helmet! I'm following your CSM too - LOVE YOUR STUFF!

As some constructive critisism I think a bit more colour variation might be nice... maybe some... I dunnow

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






wow! those aree super cool!

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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks guys, I appreciate the compliments!

I've been thinking about adding some more color to these guys but can't figure out quite how to do it... any suggestions?

 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Next up is a Tesla Immortal. I used the basic Warrior model and converted it up, making it a bit bulkier. I threw on a CSM backpack (upside down) and some other parts to resemble some sort of power source for the tesla carbine. Also, I used really thin wire to wrap and twist around the front end of the gun which, when it's finished, should look like electric energy pouring out.

What do you think?
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 JeffyP wrote:
...and here he is all painted up.



It looks rather Dieselpunk to me . the Necron units are already streamlined



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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle




England

Backpack vent heads are a great idea here.

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I expect the Overlord leading these buckets of bolts to be wearing a top hat and a monocle. This is hilarious, keep it up!

Lord Judicator Valdrakh of the Atun Dynasty (6th Ed: W:3, L:4, D:0)

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Dubbfield, Kansas

Steampunk necrons? Why hell yes!


   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Both a top hat and monocle are on my list of inclusions for the army!

Here's the first Immortal all painted up.
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The backpack on the immortal looks awesome. I will be watching to see what else you can muster.

Lord Judicator Valdrakh of the Atun Dynasty (6th Ed: W:3, L:4, D:0)

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Well GW were mostly responsible for the Berlin Wall, so it's natural for some people to harbour resentment towards them.
 
   
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Gunblaze West

this is extremely nice cant wait for some scarabs

 Kilkrazy wrote:
We moderators often make unwise decisions on Friday afternoons.
 kestril wrote:
Page 1: New guard topic
Page 2: FW debate
Page 3: Ailaros and Peregrine fight. TO THE DEATH
I swear I think those two have a hate-crush on each other sometimes.
 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Wow! Actually, I'm getting close to finishing a batch of scarabs! Here are some shots:
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Gunblaze West

hmm they are painted like the rest of your army but not quite as steampunky... i guess its hard to make something that small and smooth look more steam punky but overall i like it

 Kilkrazy wrote:
We moderators often make unwise decisions on Friday afternoons.
 kestril wrote:
Page 1: New guard topic
Page 2: FW debate
Page 3: Ailaros and Peregrine fight. TO THE DEATH
I swear I think those two have a hate-crush on each other sometimes.
 
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Next up is a Monolith. I really want this to be the centerpiece of the army. Of course, it's gotta be a big, flying fortress of mechanical doom!

To start, I know I want to make it as Victorian as possible. I'm thinking a bridge on the back like a pirate ship, maybe with some stained-glass windows. Also, there's going to be a wrap-around deck towards the top of the model to allow the Robots to patrol, giving the whole thing a much more "ship" feel. On each corner of this deck will be a Guass gunner shooting a mounted gun (instead of the Guass cannons sticking out of holes).

Not sure what to do about the Eternity Gate nor the Huge gun on the top deck. I would like to make a multi-tiered deck with some stairs and railing.

Any other suggestions?
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Northampton

For the eternity gate, you could add a portcullis with a steam winch ro open/close it, and then maybe try a trick of false perspective for the gate itself. A very very long tunnel vanishing into the distance complete with pipes and gears.

For the particle whip you could go for a simple large gun with armoured shield, the victorian era did after all see the rise of the ironclads and pre-dreadnaught battleships. and not to forget speaking tubes on the different levels for ease of communication.

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Gunblaze West

^ i agree with this guy, IG basilisks are basically the same as WW2 cannons so mabye you could pick up one of those for it, you could also use the IG peices to make it look more steampunky and add treads to it and stuff

 Kilkrazy wrote:
We moderators often make unwise decisions on Friday afternoons.
 kestril wrote:
Page 1: New guard topic
Page 2: FW debate
Page 3: Ailaros and Peregrine fight. TO THE DEATH
I swear I think those two have a hate-crush on each other sometimes.
 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Those are really great ideas; I'll have to steal a few for this Monolith!

Finished a bit more on the Monolith:
The back-end will basically be a cabin for the whole vehicle. I'm thinking about running an LED in the center of it so the windows on the back will glow... maybe even making an interior scene and just having transparent windows.

Also, I made a raised platform in the center to create a multi-level deck, though there's still a LOT of work to be done!
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Gunblaze West

Looks good cant wait for more info!

 Kilkrazy wrote:
We moderators often make unwise decisions on Friday afternoons.
 kestril wrote:
Page 1: New guard topic
Page 2: FW debate
Page 3: Ailaros and Peregrine fight. TO THE DEATH
I swear I think those two have a hate-crush on each other sometimes.
 
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







I started on the railing for around the lower deck. It's taking FOREVER!
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Gunblaze West

Keep it up man its looking beautiful so far!

 Kilkrazy wrote:
We moderators often make unwise decisions on Friday afternoons.
 kestril wrote:
Page 1: New guard topic
Page 2: FW debate
Page 3: Ailaros and Peregrine fight. TO THE DEATH
I swear I think those two have a hate-crush on each other sometimes.
 
   
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Interesting conversion so far. I look forward to see what it becomes.

Lord Judicator Valdrakh of the Atun Dynasty (6th Ed: W:3, L:4, D:0)

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