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    Loving the Alien

    An infrequently updated thread to show my incidental Xeno's

    First up an old Eldar painted many years ago...


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    Re: Loving the Alien

    I've recently acquired these chaps (+small army) as a surprise for my son as he loves Necrons



    I've started 'sprucing' them up a bit by putting a glow in their guts/ribs but was toying with trying out some 'crackle' paints on them, I have zero experience using these so I have two questions for the Warseer community - what brand should I use and what colour (thinking off-white but open to suggestions)?

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    One of the troops



    I managed to pick up some Agrellan Earth technical paint today from the 'local' GW store so hopefully I can experiment with crackle paint effects at the weekend here's hoping it works

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    Re: Loving the Alien

    For crackle effects you might want to try Vallejo - they have crackle glaze/medium that you add to your paint. Haven't tried it myself but I do use their gloss medium and a few others to add to my paints. I usually just get mediums through eBay [I prefer buying paint in store if its a new colour so I can see what I'm getting!]. You could add some washes to give the models more depth - Nihilakh Oxide and Typhus Corrosion are both good for the weathered look.
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    Re: Loving the Alien

    Quote Originally Posted by silverstu View Post
    For crackle effects you might want to try Vallejo - they have crackle glaze/medium that you add to your paint. Haven't tried it myself but I do use their gloss medium and a few others to add to my paints. I usually just get mediums through eBay [I prefer buying paint in store if its a new colour so I can see what I'm getting!]. You could add some washes to give the models more depth - Nihilakh Oxide and Typhus Corrosion are both good for the weathered look.
    Many thanks silverstu I'll give it a go

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    Re: Loving the Alien

    nitromors,

    I have done some crackle/lightening effect on some Tau Stealth Suites (you can see them in my Tau PLOG on page 3)...I simply painted the lightening effect with the darker colour and then did a zigzag of a blend inside the first and then a white line in the center is a roughly similar pattern, not minding if I went over the edge of the first dark colour.

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    Re: Loving the Alien

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown View Post
    nitromors,

    I have done some crackle/lightening effect on some Tau Stealth Suites (you can see them in my Tau PLOG on page 3)...I simply painted the lightening effect with the darker colour and then did a zigzag of a blend inside the first and then a white line in the center is a roughly similar pattern, not minding if I went over the edge of the first dark colour.

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    Thanks CB I'll have a look at your Tau thread again to refresh my memory

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    Re: Loving the Alien

    Guess who's coming to dinner?

    Some new reKroots.....badaboom tish (Lucky win on ebay!) A quick clean up, some stones from the roadside and some superglue later...



    and these are some of my sons Necrons, I've spent the last 3 weeks assembly hordes of them these being the last few for now


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    Re: Loving the Alien

    Lucky you being done with putting together the Necrons then. These lighter ones in the front - are those resin minis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigur View Post
    Lucky you being done with putting together the Necrons then. These lighter ones in the front - are those resin minis?
    He's just told me he's bought some more Tomb blades GAAH! The Kroot hounds are resin. Hoping to get some more Kroot made this weekend.

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