Monday 12 October 2015

Pimp My Ride

44 magnets, 20 nail heads, 3 steel plates and just a smidgen of aluminium putty.  My fully magnetised Necron Pimpmobile is built.  If I ever tried to take this to another country and went through airport security they would probably blow it up in a controlled explosion. "Whats in the bag, sir?  Never mind, we're going to detonate it, just to be sure."

Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battlestation

Drilling all the magnet holes had to be done by hand because I broke my Dremel.  This was fun.  My hand is still aching.  I used this YouTube tutorial (sans Dremel) as a guideline if you are foolhardy enough to want to repeat this experiment.

Oh, I'm afraid the Quantum shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive

I doubt that my opponents would allow such a travesty to make it to the tabletop but I'm sure the argument over points cost would be interesting.  So, I will reluctantly have to use it as either a Ghost Ark or a Doomsday Ark.  This is good because I can now run an Annihilation Nexus formation.

Drive me closer, I want to stop pointing at things

Do Necron players ever run anything except formations in a Decurion?  Seems inefficient to me but it does dissuade you from using some of the funky named characters (unless you want to take multiple HQs in a Royal Court).  I'd quite like to use Illuminor Szeras instead of an overlord as he potters around on spider legs and pokes around inside the brains of Eldar.  I think his rules are quite good too.  But then I would lose the army wide 4+ reanimation protocols which is a huuuge debuff. It occurs to me that everything is cheese unless you are running it in your own army.  Having said that, I've only won 1 game so far with a Decurion.

Been spending most our lives, livin' in the gangsta's paradise

Oh well, after all that faffing around, I'll probably only ever use it as a Ghost Ark.  The futuristic take on a human spine and rib cage is very clever I reckon.  Death motifs, gotta love 'em.  We should be thankful. At least they aren't skull faced warriors sculling about in a giant skull boat.

The ability to remove and/or fold the guns from/into the carriage makes transporting the model massively less frustrating.


  1. having built two of these, I can't imagine the effort needed to magnetize them, youtube tutorial or not. but then, I'm speaking to the guy who created a carnifex in utero, simply because he could.

    1. It only took eleventy twelve hours. I wasn't doing anything else that weekend.

  2. Crikey.... how many magnets, Well done looks really good.

    1. Thanks. Yeah, this amount of magnets might be a bit OTT