By the Emperor, a huge thanks for all the comments! Really made my day!
Clouds wrote:Wooooow!!!!, mind blown, amazing work, extremely talented.
Thanks a lot Clouds, and welcome to the plog!
RobertsMinis wrote:Those space rats are great! Love the colours and weathering.
Cheers, I'm glad you like them! And thanks for taking a look!
IGtR= wrote:Rats looking fab and a great rag-tag little squad going on
Thanks for sharing
Thanks! My pleasure!
Really digging the group shot. And love all the different cloth colors with their scarves (?). Looks a bit, like they raided a washing line along the way
Haha! That's more or less what I was after
Though it's getting harder and harder to come up with new designs/patterns. Maybe the Skaven-y triangles? Or the classic "white-with-red-hearts-undies"...
gobert wrote:A stellar return and that group shot is awesome!
Much appreciated gobert!
Guardling wrote:Awesome rats, can't wait to see more!
Thank you very much Guardling, and welcome to the plog! I'm currently all out of assembled space rats, but they'll pop up again, hopefully before too long.
Ezki wrote:That is a wonderful collection!
These guys really ought to be an official kit!
Cheers Ezki! That would be neat! Maybe something like the ratlings or the ogryn. But, from the cost point of view, buying a box of plague monks and two boxes of cadians probably isn't too far of from what 20 new cannon fodder figs would go for...
MobileSuitRandom wrote:Oh wow, these are great! I like how they still look like legit Imperial troops while being gruesome ratmen at the same time, very 40k.
Much obliged! Yeah, it's really nice how the bits go together! And thanks for taking a look at my plog!
I've been trying to get my hobby mojo back and during the last couple of weeks think I've got it! I've had a lot of fun painting the first couple of models from the Indomitus box: two Necron warriors and two scarab swarms.
Now, I'll be the first one to admit that I'm not the most imaginative of artists, and the paint scheme on these guys is no exception. I was pretty close to going with the default Necron speed-technique of wash/drybrush/done, but when I saw Trovarion's tutorial
on "easy 9th edition Necrons" I knew I had to try them out! Trovarion's own take on the scheme was right up my alley - mostly neutral colors (steel, brown, cream) with one bright and bold accent color (orange). I wonder what the dynasty's called... Trovakh?
' Necron painting tutorial:
I actually started the models by painting up the bases. The bases I made for the Necrons are once again wasteland-style, but I wasn't sure on the color. I tried a reddish brown and my usual bone-recipe, and while both of them work (and are surprisingly close to the Necron's paint scheme), I'll go with the reddish ones. At some point I might experiment with some orange washes or pigments to make the bases more vibrant, but I think this is my starting point!
A note on making the bases: the idea was first to just do my default "sand and stones/skulls"-type of wasteland bases, but as I had more time during my winter break I thought I'd add "just a couple" of details to suggest a battlefield surrounding. In addition to rocks and skulls I put on various pipes, steel beams and barbed wire. I also had the idea to put on some left-over Necron arms and Space Marine helmets, but forgot about them.. I'll do those with the bigger character models! But all in all, I'm very pleased with the bases. I think I got a good mix of different textures and details (maybe a few too many pipes if you think about it...) and they didn't take all that long to make.
Painting the actual models was pretty relaxing, and for the most part didn't require much accuracy. Two basecolors (steel, cream), some dark brown chipping applied with a sponge, and then a lot of selective washes. After those a few quick highlights and painting the glow-y bits white (a mix of ink and paint makes quick and smooth work of this). Finally quite a lot of layers of orange fluorescent paint and a tiny bit of red (the normal kind) to finish the model off.
I'm mostly very satisfied with the result. More importantly, I enjoyed the painting process, which is great as I now have quite many Necrons to paint. The OSL
effects are not quite there yet (which is fine, it was my first try), but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it after a couple dozen models... I've now actually finished the four WIP
models in this post, and started working on eight more warriors and one scarab swarm. The bases are done and the metallic basecoat applied. I'll see if I can finish a couple more models during the week, before posting some showcase photos for you guys.