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Deacis
06-04-2006, 16:53
Hey all,

Well, as you might have guessed, I'm starting my first WH40K project log ever and it's about my new Necron army.

Nothing too fancy; trying a drybrush theme for the whole army, starting with a black undercoat, drybrush dark angels green and a drybrush highlight of scorpion/snot green (since the lack of emerald green).
Some boltgun metal highlights for the heads and probably black/gray drybrushed guns… I’ll see how it works out.
Instead of using the standard green tubing, I’m going to use red tubing, to make them stand out more from the standard necrons.

The list looks solid to me, but not sure if I’m to keep it this way. Probably try some games with it and maybe changes some things here and there. But for the moment, here it is:

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Necron Lord - Resurrection Orb, Veil of Darkness (200)

9 Immortals (252)
9 Immortals (252)

12 Necron Warriors (216)
12 Necron Warriors (216)
warriors1 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1281.jpg)
warriors2 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1284.jpg)

5 Destroyers (250)

7 Scarabs - Disruption Fields (112)
scarabs1 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1270.jpg)
scarabs2 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1274.jpg)
scarabs3 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1275.jpg)

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My first update later today will be my WIP scarabs (hey, start small! ;))


Till later!

no-use4a-name
06-04-2006, 17:29
Valejo makes an emerald green. They happen to make a counter part for every GW color that is and was. Try 'em out.

And, as far as the tube is concerned, I would recommend that you try out both the red and green tubes and see how they look. You may just like the look of the green. I've seen an army close to what you've described and he used the green tubes. It looked really nice. Usually, Necron tubes compliment the armour color/tint.

Deacis
06-04-2006, 18:09
Valejo makes an emerald green. They happen to make a counter part for every GW color that is and was. Try 'em out.

Nice, will search the local hobby shop for some Valejo...


And, as far as the tube is concerned, I would recommend that you try out both the red and green tubes and see how they look. You may just like the look of the green. I've seen an army close to what you've described and he used the green tubes. It looked really nice. Usually, Necron tubes compliment the armour color/tint.

Will try that; will post both versions on a warrior and let's see how they look :)

TiltinTim
06-04-2006, 19:21
But the red is a complementary color to the green, I would go that way.

Deacis
06-04-2006, 22:36
Ok, first update; scarabs and the red tubing I'm planning to use instead of the green ones.

KayvaanShrike
06-04-2006, 23:52
Looking good, never seen anyone who puts the scarabs on the ground, rather than on the stalks, looks good, they look more beatle like. Good. Get some pics of the warrioes etc when they done?

Deacis
07-04-2006, 12:15
Valejo makes an emerald green. They happen to make a counter part for every GW color that is and was. Try 'em out.

Well, got meself a nice bottle of Vallejo Emerald from the local hobbyshop during lunch break.
Thanx for the tip!

no-use4a-name
07-04-2006, 14:53
No problem. I'm just happy that some one is doing an alternate color scheme on their Necrons. I have to agree with KayvaanShrike, the scarabs do look cool crawling on the ground. Good luck and keep those pictures coming.

tomorrowseer
07-04-2006, 14:53
I agree the scarabslook great like that !

eldarlordx
11-04-2006, 14:19
scarabs look great hoping for an update soon

Gae'Mot
12-04-2006, 11:50
I'd give a little white highlight on the scarabs' "eyes", but it looks cool anyway^^

Deacis
12-04-2006, 11:59
I'd give a little white highlight on the scarabs' "eyes", but it looks cool anyway^^

Ya, will do that. I finished all 8 scarab bases yesterday and only have to finish 'em off with some static grass and the highlights/varnish on the lenses tonight.
Added some arms and skeletal remains to a few bases to make them look a bit more interesting.

So, more pics tonight!!

Deacis
12-04-2006, 22:58
As promised:

scarabs1 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1270.jpg)
scarabs2 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1274.jpg)
scarabs3 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1275.jpg)

I hope you like 'em!
Next are the warriors... so stay tuned!


Mental note: have to buy a standard for my camera so I can make more steady shots...

asmodai_dark86
12-04-2006, 23:05
Little tip I read awhile back in Adeptus titanicus.

Put red ink on the eye, varnish it, then red ink again, varnish and slowly build it up - those look fantastic scarabs but the red looks flat, this red should give them the glassy effect they really need (in my opinion of course)

Deacis
12-04-2006, 23:08
Little tip I read awhile back in Adeptus titanicus.

Put red ink on the eye, varnish it, then red ink again, varnish and slowly build it up - those look fantastic scarabs but the red looks flat, this red should give them the glassy effect they really need (in my opinion of course)

Thanx, will try this!

Deacis
13-04-2006, 21:11
Ok, first necron warrior ready! It's actually not the greatest paintjob ever, but hey, I want to finish my army in a reasonable amount of time with table quality and a coherent look on the battle field.

Also, I think the red tubing work out ok. So, CnC appreciated!

*edit*
After some closer inspection, maybe I should just drybrush metal over black for the blade at the ending of the gun...

Zactar
13-04-2006, 21:17
the Red Rods look superb, but the only thing I would change were the tubing so it would match the rods.

Deacis
13-04-2006, 21:43
the Red Rods look superb, but the only thing I would change were the tubing so it would match the rods.

Good improvement!

Wolf Scout Ewan
13-04-2006, 21:49
Where did u find the rods? Sorry, this has probably been asked 100's of times hehe.

Deacis
13-04-2006, 21:56
Where did u find the rods? Sorry, this has probably been asked 100's of times hehe.

At the local hobby shop specialized in model trains and scenery. The rods are about 30 cm long and cost around 1 euro a piece

Herkram
13-04-2006, 22:05
Wow, they look really, really good. o_o

If you've got a spare test mini, I can't help but wonder what they'd look like after being hit up with a layer of green ink...

Wolf Scout Ewan
13-04-2006, 22:17
I bet you that eurodollar I cant find them in the uk.

asmodai_dark86
13-04-2006, 22:43
No problem deacis, its just I thought the red looks a little flat when compared with the normal rods in necrons but i dunno. Hmmm itd be a shame to paint them really.

I dunno its worth testing out on the necron warriors just to see how it looks but other wise keep it to eyes - it'll look funky :D

Kotobuki
14-04-2006, 01:25
Lookin pretty good. And, while I applaud you for doing something other than Boltgun necrons, it seems like you've gone a bit too far in the other direction. Seems like at least some of the parts should be metal, with most of the armor plating being in the green. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's just a bit too green right now. Also, the Red Rods are nice... If you're planning a monolith though, you'll need a different sized rod for that, and then you've got the problem of the portal and crystal.

Red Skullz
14-04-2006, 07:08
The necron looks really good, the only thing is that you could perhaps have had more metal on the model as a contrast to all of that green. But still it looks great.

The red rod as said before look superb!

Deacis
26-04-2006, 22:30
Thanx everyone for all the C&C!

Made some more progress btw:

warriors1 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1281.jpg)
warriors2 (http://www.deacis.nl/necrons/IMG_1284.jpg)

Kotobuki
27-04-2006, 04:25
Again, whilst it's nice to see some 'crons that aren't all metal... I still think you've maybe gone too far the other way. I just threw together a rather quick Photoshoppery of one of your images. And, I promise this will be the last time I bring it up. I only did one guy, and left the others as you've painted them. Personally, I think it's an improvement... but that's only My Opinion. Obviously if you like your guys the way you have them, that's great, and I fully support you leaving them exactly as they are. Like I said, it's a definite improvement over the Boltgun horde.

Deacis
27-04-2006, 09:20
Again, whilst it's nice to see some 'crons that aren't all metal... I still think you've maybe gone too far the other way. I just threw together a rather quick Photoshoppery of one of your images. And, I promise this will be the last time I bring it up. I only did one guy, and left the others as you've painted them. Personally, I think it's an improvement... but that's only My Opinion. Obviously if you like your guys the way you have them, that's great, and I fully support you leaving them exactly as they are. Like I said, it's a definite improvement over the Boltgun horde.

I would be a fool if I would deny the fact that they do look better with your improvements.
The problem is that I only have so much time to paint and want to get playing with a painted up army soon, instead of putting black coated miniís on the table.

Though, you convinced meÖ As soon as I have my first squad of warriors finished (6 of 12 done now) Iíll do another pass and paint up de metal parts

To be continued :)