Wednesday 27 November 2013

Necron Drive-By

I couldn't resist it.  I had to buy a Ghost Ark as well.  Its such an excellent model that my life felt empty and joyless without it. It was satisfyingly complex to build and paint too.  I dutifully followed the instructions right up to the part where it said "we recommend painting this assembly before the next stage".  Screw that.  I just glued the bugger together and blu-tacced the warrior carcasses in place.  I wanted to play with it, dude.  Its a toy, dammit!


Wednesday 20 November 2013

Hell hath no fury

The bases are dry at last and now I'm done.

A unit   cluster  pod  murder of Wraiths

Friday 15 November 2013


I believe that I may now be slow painting Necrons since it took 3 days to add the weathering effects.  In my defense, I do work full time and pay lip service to raising a family.  

Its fair to say that my army has a large yellow streak.

Monday 11 November 2013

Turning to Custard

Well that took freaking ages.  I never realised just how fiddly some of these models are.  There might not appear to be much difference in the photo but the green is now added.  Again, I had to paint it white first and then add Scorpion Green.  This proved to be too light, so I added a green wash.  This made it too dark so I added a lighter Scorpion Green.  It still didn't look right so I gave up.

Green.  Ish.

Sunday 10 November 2013


I put the washes on  (Reikland Fleshshade & Nuln Oil) which has softened the 'construction site' yellow a little and added more contrast to the silver.  I also put a heavy black wash on the guns (and tails!) with Tin Bitz overbrushed on top. 

Caption?  We don't need no steenking caption

Saturday 9 November 2013

The future is yellow

Second colour added.  One more to go and they are tournament ready!  Lol.  Like they'll ever compete in a tournament.  I think yellow is quite original for Necrons, but I have a horrible feeling that it just looks stupid.  Maybe some of that Iyanden or Tau shooty goodness will rub off though.

Transformers, Tau bots in disguise!

Thursday 7 November 2013

Speed painting Necrons

I've bitten the bullet and started painting psycho robots. Quickly.  In fairness, the plate metal primer makes the first part really easy. All models were done in under an hour.  I like painting and all, but basecoating an entire army is boring as hell.  This is waaay faster, gives a smooth finish, requires no preparation or cleaning and makes you high, all at the same time.  Aerosols for the win.

Oooh, shiny