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About step 0, what would you recommend for someone who lives in the tropics? It's always humid here, and the powdered sand effect has been a bit of a problem.

   
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Northern VA

Hmm. The tropics can be a bit of a problem.

I have found that you can still prime even on humid days as long as you choose the least humid points in the day. I've no experience with dealing with tropical weather, but I've been able to get away with priming before the sun comes up or after it goes down. The sun can really add to a days humidity so you may be able to prevent some primer shenanigans if you avoid the sun entirely.

I wish I could be more helpful but that's all I can suggest.


Shawn G.

   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Soul of Iron wrote:@RiTides - The VMC Black is very close to the flatness of the primer so it can be used to clean up without marring the surrounding color. The problem with chaos black you described is exactly what I was describing. I'm sorry you had to deal with it.

I've found that flat paints work better for me in the long run and avoid the glossy/satin paints if possible. Vallejo Model Colors are my favorite line.

I've heard those recommended, might give them a try! I will definitely be trying the black and the primer you suggested. I just recently started using some of the Vallejo Game Colors line, to replace the recently OOP GW equivalents.

Soul of Iron wrote:It was good seeing you at Adepticon! How did you do? I'm looking forward to NOVA as it will be my first major tourney competition. We need to grab a beer at NOVA!

If you drink that is...

Haha, yes! Hardly, I usually donate my drinks to others . My team actually got Best Hybrid Team for our theme/appearance in the 40k team tournament. I'm using some mini-Leviathans from Dreamforge in my army, with converted Starship troopers models for the troops. I think it's striking... but the real reason we won is that MajorTom11 made us a killer banner and our theme score was super high

I don't know if I'll have my army up to points in time for Nova, and I think the 40k part is sold out, right? (If not, maybe I'll change my mind...). But if I am not there for 40k I will be there for Warmahordes, and come look at these in person

Our team also faced a Stalker at the Adepticon team tourney- that is one impressive model, and it looks like there's a ton of freedom posing it, too- I can't wait to see what the 2 of yours will look like together!


   
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Proud Triarch Praetorian





Yessssss! Thank you so much, good sir!
(although, I might a bit hard pressed to find the right corresponding types/colors of paints in Japan).

Looking forward to the video guides!
(and can't wait to see the full army assembled!)

 
   
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Bristol

Very very cool dude.
   
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Northern VA

@Skoffs - You should be able to do this scheme with GW paints. You'll just have to mix your paints some.

VMC Sky Grey - 2/1 mix of Fortress Grey (Administratum Grey) and white
VMC Ivory - 4/1 Bleached (Ushabti Bone) and white
VGC Magic Blue - Enchanted Blue (Caledor Sky)

These are just my estimations. You'll have to experiment to find a mix you like. The only color you may have trouble locating is the black. You may have to order that online. That is unless you find another black to match your prime.

@Vitruvian XVII - Thanks dude!

I've some more pics of the Canoptic Spider, and some other mini's that I forgot to post the other day!











I really like the way this turned out. I'll be starting the other 2 here soon.








First, the Tomb Blade kit is a bit of a pain to put together. The crescent body requires 3 clamps to hold it together while gluing as the frames have warped somewhat on the sprue. This equates to about one body every hour, as I only own 3 clamps. I’ll pick up some extra clamps and finish building the unit this week.

Assembly aside, I like the way it turned out. When my thin acrylic rod arrives from Amazon, I’ll make some custom bases for the unit.











A Destroyer Lord. I have no idea when I’ll use this guy as I’ve come to love Crypteks way too much in game, but it just didn’t feel right not having one in a Necron army.

He’s a kit-bash from the Command Barge, Triarch Praetorian, and Destroyer kits. I used the wrist mounted Res-Orb design again and mounted him on one of my 40x60mm bases.

I’ll tell you what, I am so damn happy I made those bases for myself. Having a wide variety of base designs has really improved the look of this army.

That's all for now.

Shawn G.

   
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Reading, England

Still looking great and you have done the new models so much justice, looking forward to seeing more

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*bursts though room with axe* HEEEAAARRRS JHONNY!!!

Sub'ed I love the illuminous blue ...

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Shadeglass Maze

The destroyer lord conversion is great! How many points painted are you up to now, at a guess?

...And is Tony happy with your list / have you guys worked that out yet
   
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Terre Haute, Indiana

Your necrons really are amazing. The hard highlights are beautifully done and, most importantly, not overdone. The colours match well and the end result is something really special.

My room-mate is making a necron army; I'll have to pass the tutorial on your glow effects and highlighting along to him. If his turns out half as well as yours, I'd be a very happy man.

   
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Northern VA

Thanks all.

@RiTides - I'm not too sure how many points I have painted so far. Just over 1k if I could fair a guess. And I havn't shared this list with Tony. I'm not going to NOVA for gold, just for fun. I will run it past him to see what he thinks.

Shawn G.

   
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Cruising in my CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT

I love the scheme you're using.

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Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Amazing scheme dude. I hate painting black myself but you've come up with a very simple effect that looks totally cool. It's a very nice choice of colours as a whole across your army. What are you going to do with the necron warrior's green rods, I see you've undercoated them black?
   
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Northern VA

I'll just paint the warrior's rods blue to keep with scheme. I honestly don't know when I'll work on those warriors as I've grown so very fond of Telsa carbines.

Shawn G.

   
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Your army is sexy as feth. I love it. Keep up the good work.

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Harrow, Middlesex

Well I must say, what a fantastic paint scheme, looks amazing!!!

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Wiltshire, UK

I really like all the models in your last update, I think the way you've done the bases is very clever they tie in with models really well.

   
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Northern VA

Thanks! The Spider is one of my favorites so far.

January of last year I made a slew of custom bases to use for some abandoned project. My Dark Eldar I think...

I have to say, I am so damn happy I made those things. Having a variety of base designs has been more helpful then I could have imagined.

Shawn G.

   
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Shadeglass Maze

Another local player on here (Wehrkind) makes his own custom resin bases, and he swears by them, too. You guys can trade notes if you ever link up (I don't think you've crossed paths, yet). He's just west of D.C. right now but I don't think all that permanently.

So glad you'll be painting the rods on the warriors guns, if/when you do get around to doing those guys. Those cheesy green glowing rods and especially the "ring pop" on the monoliths are always such a turnoff on Necrons for me. They can look cool swapped for other glowing colors, but still... your paint scheme will make it glow a lot more convincingly
   
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That is a nice Destroyer Lord. Now that I think about it, it probably is a bit less expensive and frustrating than the Resin thingy GW provides. And, of course, great job with the Spyder and the Tomb Blade.

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Bay Area CA

You truly are inspiring!

   
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Fresno, CA

Awesome. I saw this scheme and painting guide on your blog and I'm trying my best to replicate it. Just noticed you had a thread on Dakka. Once I get some stuff painted I'll throw in some pics so you can see how much better you are at painting than I am

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Northern VA

Greetings all.

Sorry I've been so poor at posting lately, I've been kind of busy and have had little time to update this thread. But I do have new stuff comming!

Incomming:
Doom/Night Scythe
Re-designed Crypteks

Give me a little to come down from how good 6th made Night Scythes and I have some new pics posted today!

Shawn G. (SoI)

   
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london (all of it)

Dam, i am loving your scheme it is liturally ridiculasly cool, also i am really really liking your scarab swarms

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Carmarthen, Wales

Soul of Iron wrote:







firstly i am so subscribing to this and secoundly for your bases have you thought about having the fissures coming out from under the rocks/crystals

sort of as if they were buried necron structures trying to break out from under ground
   
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Northern VA

The preparation for NOVA continues.



First up, I knocked out 5 more immortals last week. Thins brings the needed model count down to 8. I used some Praetorian heads to represent sergeants for my squads. I know, I know; “Necrons don’t have sergeants!”. But I like it and it looks cool so shut up.

I’ve already started the last batch and plan to have them completed this week.





Next are my Cryptek redesigns. I opted to redesign my C’tek a while back, as I didn’t think they looked robust enough to be minor characters. I used the Praetorian/Liche Guard kit to make them look a little beefier, and I have to say I dig this design a lot more. I’m especially fond of the glowing orbs on their backs.







Lastly, I got my bases from Dragon Forge last week. I set them up as masters for my checker plate base design and casted the molds. I now can produce my own 150mm, 120mm, 100mm, and 80mm bases. Having a large variety of base layouts has been so useful!

I used a 120mm base to mount the flying stand for my scythe. I actually pinned the flying stand to the base as I didn’t trust glue to be strong enough on it’s own. The rock formations I made out of sculpey were really easy to cut with an X-acto so I got the look I was striving for.

I already said how much I love this kit, and I like it even more after it was painted. After adding the flying stand this model is likely now my favorite! It’s so damn sweet it gave me cavities. I must have more! And after the rules for flyers in 6th combined with the Necron FAQ, I’ll likely have at least 6 Scythe variants.

That’s all I gotz for now. More to come as I progress.

Shawn G. (SoI)




   
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Proud Triarch Praetorian





Pardon the drool, I'll clean it up later...

meanwhile, I don't suppose you've got a shot of the models finished thus far all together, do you?

 
   
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Northern VA

@ kencotter - That is a BRILLIANT idea! I'm going to build one using that concept today. Thank you sir!

@ skoffs - Here ya go. Just took this at your request and I have to say, I'm surprised at how far I've come in this project. The army looks pretty damn good so far.



Shawn G. (SoI)

   
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The army thus far is looking beautiful so far. I bet your opponents will probably say the same thing.

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Reading, England

Together they look even better together than they do when you see them by themselves. Where are you planning on going with it next?

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