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gimli182
09-08-2012, 07:07
Hey!
We are starting pretty big project - Necron Fleet. Package with models just arrived so this is gonna be just intro post :)
Its gonna be pure 6th edition Warhammer 40k army based only on flyers - we've tested it and its sick good. Its gonna be around 1700 points roster that includes:
- Overlord in Catacomb Command Barge
- 5x5 Necron Warriors in Nightscythes
- 3x Tomb Blade
- 3x Doomscythe
In the first turn on the battlefield there is only Overlord and Tomb Blades. They are for scouting and luring the enemy :) In round two Night and Doom Scythes start to arrive and annihilate the enemy. Almost everything hits them on 6+. No one can assault them - they are really good :)

Now the visual part. Army is gonna be white + metallic with rust and weathering and desert bases (we are planning something special with Brovatar (http://brovatar.blogspot.com/)). We are gonna show some progress soon. Hope you like the idea - the army might go on ebay :)

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1269/28753282.jpg

2 days it took but...

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9206/79211223.jpg

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/972/73573086.jpg

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HereBeDragons
10-08-2012, 06:38
That is a sickening list, I hope I never have to face anything like it (I am yet to figure out how to deal with flyers/necrons :p). Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you not limited to having at most half your army in reserve at the start of the game?

I'm looking forward to seeing your white painting, its always a challenging colour but looks great when done well.

nosebiter
10-08-2012, 06:44
With lists like that, 6th will sink faster then the Titanic

Chaos Reigns
10-08-2012, 19:09
As for the reserve question; you can only start half of your army that isn't REQUIRED to start in reserves off the table. Thus, things like flyers and drop pods that must start in reserves, are not included in this count. Also, the units that are designated to those pieces do not count. That means that only 2 of his units (barge/lord and the tomb blades) are included in this count; the scythes and their occupants are not.

The huge weakness to this list is if someone manages to kill the tomb blades and the barge/lord out right first turn, you auto lose for not having any models on the table. So denying line of sight first turn should be considered a priority here lol.

gimli182
11-08-2012, 10:13
Hey!
I started with Scythes. First - GW Chaos Black Primer.
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6972/4necronblack.jpg

First layer of rust - scorched brown mixed with blood red. There are gonna be 2 more layers before white.
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3350/5necronrust1.jpg

Brovatar (http://brovatar.blogspot.com/) almost finished modelling bases so I'll show you progress in those soon.

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Jonke
12-08-2012, 19:10
Looks promising. Subscribed.

gimli182
12-08-2012, 19:29
Hey!
Finally I finished rust part on scythes. Here we have second layer. I used here Valleho Air Rust.
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/9306/8necronrust2.jpg

This is the final layer - fiery orange mixed with rust. Please note that photo is too bright.
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4629/9necronrust3.jpg

Final effect on all vehicles:
http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1405/9necronrust4.jpg

Brovatar (http://brovatar.blogspot.com/) finished modelling bases, Im gonna do them fully magnetized to make them easier to transport. There is also a spot for a model to show embarked unit. Now I need to find cool colour scheme for those desert bases. Any ideas guys?
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3821/6necronpodstawka1.jpg

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Cap'n Facebeard
13-08-2012, 10:23
That rusty effect is really cool.

JasoX
13-08-2012, 10:46
Really liking your scythes with rust effect. Keep up the good work!

gimli182
13-08-2012, 19:42
Thank you! I focused fire on Command Barge atm :) As always I forgot about the pictures. I'll make them tommorow morning with day light.

gimli182
14-08-2012, 20:01
Hey!
I didn't take pics of all steps but hope to make it clear. I did all the sponge steps on Catacomb Command Barge. Then covered it with Worn Effects Acrylic Fluid using airbrush.

http://nokautimg1.pl/p-8c-f0-8cf078583a7a2b9ff2e8ac2c6063dc44500x500/ak-interactive-ak-88-worn-effects-acrylic-fluid-35ml.jpg

After that I sprayed whole model with GW Skull White. Then using brush I wetted parts of the model - which I scratched using toothpicks, brushes and hobby knife.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4791/10necroncatacombcommand.jpg

Next I'm gonna make metallic parts and use Rust Wash to make it more realistic.

http://nokautimg1.pl/p-4b-e1-4be1c8c828e3b0d60dc6e915ebb233f4500x500/ak-interactive-ak-046-light-rust-wash-35ml.jpg

There are gonna be sandy and black pigments, green OSL etc... much work ahead of me.

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Simto
16-08-2012, 00:03
Looks awesome!

gimli182
16-08-2012, 21:17
Hey!
I have finally finished bases. Really like those scarabs - wish I had more to put. Special thanks to Brovatar (http://brovatar.blogspot.com/) for modelling and sculpting. Those are magnetized - both the place for Scythe and embarked unit.

http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/5396/12necronbases1.jpg

Below some WIPs, Warriors and Blades still need a lot of work. Weapons for Scythes are almost done - some washes here and there and a little highlight and should look awesome :)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4711/14necronwarriors.jpg

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1042/13necronblades.jpg

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5360/11necronweapons.jpg

Next update should be about Scythes. At the end of the project I'll definitely make better photos of the whole army.

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system-syn
17-08-2012, 22:52
Looking really good :) But it looks like your missing the weapons for the last Doom Scythe. Is one finished already?

Mega Nutz
18-08-2012, 07:03
A fantastic looking scheme, and great execution. Looking forward to seeing this army in all it's murderous glory!!

zoggin-eck
18-08-2012, 09:56
How are you getting that "wavy sand" effect?

I enjoyed going through your site, by the way.

Student
18-08-2012, 21:05
Looks cool, I like the rust effect with the peeling off white bits.

bravey
19-08-2012, 01:01
Very cool stuff! The rusty white worked out quite well-though I would have gone for a more Bleached Bone color myself.

Also, your army list is just mean.

~Bravey

gimli182
19-08-2012, 18:05
Looking really good :) But it looks like your missing the weapons for the last Doom Scythe. Is one finished already?
Yup, forgot about that one. I'll upload more pics tommorow morning.


How are you getting that "wavy sand" effect? I enjoyed going through your site, by the way.
Brovatar modeled those sand dunes using greenstuff, white glue and sand. Then we casted it and put on those some scarabs and GW Desert grass. Thank you for visiting our website!


Very cool stuff! The rusty white worked out quite well-though I would have gone for a more Bleached Bone color myself.
Also, your army list is just mean.
~Bravey
There are gonna be some sand pigments on those Scythes so I hope they are gonna look even more realistic :) Thanks for the "mean" comment - mean was our goal :D

TimLeeson
20-08-2012, 01:45
Damn, that is one of teh best rust effects I've ever seen. it looks shockingly real. the contrast with the white just makes it look even better. This will be a great looking army.

zoggin-eck
20-08-2012, 12:34
Brovatar modeled those sand dunes using greenstuff, white glue and sand. Then we casted it and put on those some scarabs and GW Desert grass. Thank you for visiting our website!


Thanks very much for the reply. Silly me, I always try building up layers of sand/textured paint (and often after the model is already painted!) when really the answer seems quite simple, just needs a little effort and skill. Casting it seems like a good idea, and explains how it's so consistent.

gimli182
20-08-2012, 12:52
Hey!
Here are some new WIPs of Scythes. Its a stage just before green OSL and glueing weaponery. I've added Black and Rust Wash and used black pigment on the engine exausts and Sand Pigments everywhere to make them look like they were just risen from the desert.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8840/dscf5792.jpg

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3946/dwag.jpg

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TimLeeson
20-08-2012, 20:28
Wow, that looks insanely good.

Brovatar
21-08-2012, 09:53
Army list is killer, But the models are just a different kind of awesomeness. "Do you see what you get when you mess with the warrior?"

xedric
21-08-2012, 20:04
Im loving this blog. Really good stuff.

Raven1
22-08-2012, 01:34
That list just nasty. The models look amazing. It will be interesting to see how the list does against Chaos Dragons are supposed to be flyer killers.

gimli182
30-08-2012, 15:07
Hey!
That was a busy week. I finished the army and attended the first major 6th edition national tournament - 3City Heresy in Gdansk, Poland. Army has won the "Players Choice" award and finished on 6th place (similar roster was first - it probably had better general)

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5125/armiachoice.jpg

Scythes have really attracted attention.
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9210/scythesp.jpg
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3425/randomscythes.jpg

Those guys were praying for their transport to survive. At the end they've held some objectives and almost never have died.
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6899/warriorst.jpg

It was my first tournament using Necrons and I never really had a chance to face Overlord with my Space Wolves but holy cow he is OP :) With mindshackles, 2+/3+ and Warscythe - no one could match him (except other Lords :) )
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/4244/lordnt.jpg

Who cares about them? 20 points, no value, no firepower etc. Super fast denial unit that's what those guys are - real pain to deal with them :)
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/394/tombblades.jpg

And another look on bases. People said those are cool - especially the "embarked unit" spot and magnetized sticks for easier transport.
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3195/basesoval.jpg

Finally whole army is on ebay now - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170903294421#ht_6264wt_1397. Time for new project!

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gimli182
16-09-2012, 19:24
Some new pics were taken today. Its hard to make a good photo of them - Scythes are pretty big :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img33/9781/img0448wm.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img26/3775/img0440sg.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img253/205/img0453h.jpg

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Tokamak
17-09-2012, 10:51
The sandbases are inspired. Never seen anything like that.

gimli182
17-09-2012, 17:06
Thank you Sir :) Necrons are on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170903294421?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649) if anyone is interested.

Tokamak
18-09-2012, 09:26
Nice. 2k seems like a fair price as well. Not that I personally would ever buy commission work, (I simply like doing it myself too much). Still, if I were a customer, then I think it would help if you could list the 'GW price' of the army (the total cost of the miniatures). People easily underestimate the production costs of an army.

gimli182
18-09-2012, 16:34
Nice. 2k seems like a fair price as well. Not that I personally would ever buy commission work, (I simply like doing it myself too much). Still, if I were a customer, then I think it would help if you could list the 'GW price' of the army (the total cost of the miniatures). People easily underestimate the production costs of an army.

Thank you for the advice! I did as you said :) Hope it will help with the sell as Im impatient with my next project - The Only True Deathwing :)

Loki73
02-10-2012, 04:23
Looking good. There are allot of people complaning about all flyer lists. Ignore it play what you want.

Tokamak
02-10-2012, 09:49
Congratulations on the sell.

This inspires me to pick up commission work when I'm done with my study. The idea of applying a rigid method and workflow to an army and create something unique is very appealing.

gimli182
25-10-2012, 19:28
Necron fleet the new beginning?

http://www.minion-studio.com/2012/10/rusty-necrons-20.html

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Garr
25-10-2012, 20:35
Outstanding work there! Very original colour scheme.

gimli182
27-10-2012, 23:34
Still workin on those Scythe bases,
http://www.minion-studio.com/2012/10/lata-late-show-with-ms-s01e02.html

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gimli182
29-10-2012, 15:27
Hey,
Finally finished the bases. Those scarabs took really a lot of time to complete. Now its Necron Warriors time.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x-W5aPtpCYs/UI6ZHMbhTsI/AAAAAAAABDs/4deShaZn2eI/s1600/desert+oval+bases.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JPSCE4YhtBE/UI6ZEsXX1PI/AAAAAAAABDk/4BJX00H1c6E/s1600/desert+20mm+bases.jpg

Guess what's commin after that commission... Yes, even more Necrons :) Already got the models.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aS1gGazXeoo/UI6amCCw7MI/AAAAAAAABD0/6ysN9CJcrIs/s1600/IMG_0493.jpg

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unwanted
30-10-2012, 10:53
Great-looking 'Crons.

gimli182
18-12-2012, 12:58
Now its time for Wraiths :) Those models are awesome, very big and it was fun to make them rusty :)

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/9178_503548783008723_621109216_n.jpg

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