Pewter is a surprisingly difficult colour to paint and you don't see many examples. The reason may be that they made models out of pewter in the ancient mists of time. You could just varnish it and call it done but you would be unlikely to win any prizes. A more likely explanation is that painting things the colour of lead is deathly boring. It doesn't help that the original model of this C'tan shard was cast in white metal and so most people at a tournament will assume that I'm just a slacker.
At any rate, The Nightbringer is finished which means that I have to include it in my list. Strategy is for the weak. I had to drop a Doom Scythe from the army to fit him in. This meant that there was little point in utilising the Sautekh Dynasty keyword which was mainly chosen because it allowed Doom Scythes to hit on 3s with the death ray. I chose Novokh instead because a dynasty trait called 'Awakened by Murder' sounded awesome.
Since the Novokh trait benefits units in melee only I decided to take more scarabs. So the Tomb Blades were dropped along with some warriors. By this time, my army was a completely untested, hot mess so I just submitted the list to the T.O. and to hell with it! If I can just finish the Heavy Destroyer conversion it will be worth it.
In other news, Rory created a digital model for 6 Necron objective markers and gave me a copy which is awesome. He threw in some Tyranid ones as well. How cool is that? They are currently at the printers. You can get stuff 3D printed at the library now. In fact, I'm not sure anyone actually reads books at the library these days. They mostly hang out in the cafeteria area or the IT lounge or avoid the library altogether and just download audio books on OverDrive.
Unfortunately these new mini monolith objective markers mean more things to paint before the tournament, so I'd better get a move on. I have to use them, it would be rude not to.