I'm really fond of your rust effects. They are well done. Good work!
I'm really fond of your rust effects. They are well done. Good work!
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Originally Posted by snottlebocket
Thanks for all the nice comments guys!
@_dwarf_ I'm painting the Flayed Ones pretty standard for two reasons. One is that I still want that sort of creatures from the deep cohesion throughout the Necrons. I figure that the Pariahs will be the weird ones out... Second, and embarrassingly, I'm slowly running out of time to have my list done for my gaming groups big tournament. Each little guy is taking a bit of time to highlight. I also do have plans for a C'tan, but that's down the road
@isifos The bases are Plastruct sheets (product# PS-80), with like ten coats of paint on them! The sheets are excellent but in the future I'm going to take some fine grain sandpaper to them before painting... It took a long while for texture to actually show so gritting up the card might help. Colors are essentially a black basecoat, dark gray dry brush, light gray drybrush, and a dry brush of Bleached Bone. Add a ton of washes of Devlan Mud and Badab Black in different consistencies. Then dry brush some more!
@madd0ct0r & DapperAnarchist - Great ideas! I'm scared though that hooks and gore, would make the little dudes more Texas Chainsaw and less Lovecraft. I think his horror was less about physical trauma and more about mental distress. Guess that's tough to translate into a physical medium like little plastic men!
Anyways should have the squad done this weekend...
Very nice army, subscribed.
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This is the first time the grainy texture rough drybrushing leaves on models actually fits.
Gosh! I love this blog, if I ever start Necrons, I'd go with your rust scheme. Awesome work.
Any tips on bending the wraith lords tail? I started building one myself, and have not been happy with it's positioning.
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Thanks for all of the nice words guys!
@Bonzai, I mostly bent the tail by just pressing it up against some soft wood (a workbench) and just leaning on it! There was a bit of work with pliers and I wrapped some paper towels around the tool to stop it from hurting the model too much. But seriously a lot of leaning, and an inch by inch progression of bending!
I did finish the Flayed Ones a few days ago, and they're a bit bland like guys warned me of!
(I apologize for the bit of blurriness, my cameras macro function just doesn't like to focus where I want it to!)
Anyways, pretty much straight rust, some green eyes and the base. I didn't do much addition metal brushing after washing the models... More importantly is brainstorms on how to make them interesting in the future. Maybe green claws? Oh well. At least they're done for Saturday's Tournament.
Also finished the army's bases.
The leaves from Skullcrafts are awesome by the way. I'm very happy with the product.
Flayed ones in poor light with 'leafed' bases.
Honestly that's pretty much it at this point. I haven't played 40k in a long time so the event tomorrow should be an experience. I'll take some picture... and then afterward I'm going to need to start brainstorming my next few models for the army. Pariahs?
I love these necrons, they're so full of character. Scheme is very nice, i'd do something similar if i had 'crons. As for your flayed ones, i think they are a welcome change from the usual ones with flayed skin hanging off them, maybe a little blood on the claws would help them stand out?
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I will be starting a Necron army log soon and you're bases are a real inspiration. Not often you see Necrons on anything other than desert scheme or simple bases. Love the base for the Tomb Stalker as well. Keep up the good work.
The flayed ones look good. You've given them dynamic poses which suits them as to my mind they would be feral, bestial in nature. I don't think they look bland at all.
I agree with you that blood and spikes would take them into ShockHorror which isn't at all Lovecraftian. It is the idea of menace. Perhaps you could highlight their eyes a little more?
The overall effect of the army is amazing. I'm deeply tempted to copy your scheme for my Necron army!
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I'd been searching for ages for a good rust theme for a necron army, just as I give up and paint my scarabs ceramic, i find this thread!
Time for a repaint now.
These look fantastic, and I love the theme.
In fact after reading the necron fluff i'm seeing tons of Lovecraft influence, and when I do my C'tan it might have to be a big tentacle faced monster
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the base for your stalker looks very great, I like it a lot.
I just wanted to ask where you got the leaves for them, since I searched for something like this and didn't find anything.
Or are they selfmade? Thanks for the reply and go on with your nice necrons ,
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First off, thanks a lot for the interest and nice comments guys!
Skullcrafts. A very nice product, a nice price, and you can actually crush and shred the leaves a bit (a definite bonus over brass ones). Definitely recommended.
(Now where's my endorsement deal?!)
On a different note, this past weekend was tough for the Rusty Boys. I played with them in my club's tournament and basically got stomped three games in a row... who knew phase out was an issue? Oh well, I was just happy to play, and my opponents where good guys.
Besides getting beaten in game, the 'Crons also got hit hard physically. Stalky, the Tomb Stalker took a pretty brutal tumble...
He was in many more pieces before this photo! Somewhere while he was on the floor one of his joint pieces went missing as well. My opponent during the game was a great guy and helped me look on hands and knees but no luck.
So I've got to make a replacement bit. Thank Forgeworld for including four extra legs in the kit!
Anyways, as far as future modeling projects go, I'm gonna start working on some Pariahs. Lovecraft had some weird subconscious fear of the blending of races, and I think a soulless half man-half machine is right up his alley! The GW kits are cute but have some serious issues, and I'm going to see how far I can work with them before I let my inner Tinfoil out...
Thanks for looking, and sorry for the boring post!
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Hope the Tomb Stalker makes a speedy recovery.
I like the sound of the seaweed on the Flayed Ones.
seaweed, or mechanical feeder tendrils?
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I've only just done my first ever rust and whethering effects after 10 years painting [where has the time gone?] ... ADICTIVE isn't it?
Your army looks great mate. Makes me want to immitate it now I got the skill to pull it off.
Such a pity about Stalky. The bigger they come... but I'm sure you can nurse him back to health.
Keep up the good shizzle
The rims of the base-texture are incredibly ugly. I would touch it up with some black paint.