Today I am going to attempt to make my first painting tutorial of a Necron Warrior. I am by no means an expert painter, but I personally really like the way my Necrons turned out so I thought I might share them with you all. Feel free to criticize my painting method or give me tips as well, I am here to teach and be taught.
To do this, this is the list of paints you will need. These are the old GW paints:
Burnt Sienna (This is not a GW paint. I use this to get a nice rusted effect, try to find a red/brown paint if you cannot get your hands on this.)
Step 1: Chaos Black Basecoat
I spray my models with a flat black spray paint while they are still on the sprue. I do this to get the paint evenly all over the model. After it is dry, I clip the parts off the sprue and glue the model together. I leave the colored rod and the end of the gun off the model until the end. Me clipping out the parts leaves little white patches over the model from where I cut. I smooth these out and paint them Chaos Black. In the picture I left one white to show you what it looks like.
Step 2: Tin Bitz Plates
In this step I pick out all the parts that look like armor plates to me. This would be the front of the head, the torso, shoulder blades, plates on the upper and lower arms, back of the hand (not the fingers), thighs, plates on the lower legs and feet, and spinal column. This may look a bit weird at first to have the colors arranged like this, but when you wash it with the burnt sienna, it will look nice. Try to leave the eyes and the eye sockets black because I want this Necron to look soulless. If you want to add personality go ahead and make the eyes a different color.
Step 3: Mithril Silver and Scorpion Green details
I pick out the axe blade on the gauss weapon mithril silver. Make sure to get all the sides of the weapon and not just the two large flat parts. I use the Scorpion Green to paint parts of the gauss flayer. My pot of paint is watered down because I had to re-liquefy the paint because it dried out. Dip your brush in, scrape off the excess paint and lightly drag it over a paper towel like you would prepare a brush for drybrushing. Then slowly paint the power core (or whatever you think it is) by dragging your brush over it. Do the same thing for the bumpy tube. On the smooth tube you can just paint it normally.
Step 4: Heavy Burn Sienna wash
In this step I use my Burnt Sienna color (again, you can use any rust colored paint that is red/brown in tone) to heavily wash the entire body of the model, but not the gun. You want a nice good flowing layer of paint to get into the recesses of the model, because that is where water would collect and make the warrior rust. Go over the entire model, because this wash will change the tin bitz into something that looks more realistic. The pictures below are right after I washed the model, so it is wet and shiney.
This is what my tube of Burnt Sienna looks like:
Step 5: You’re done! Take a picture of it and show it to all your friends.
This is what my finished models look like after going through these steps. You can apply this to any model on the Necron range, just make sure to pick out the details on other models. Below is a dried warrior and a overlord from the CCB box.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you enjoyed it and maybe picked something up along the way! Again, feel free to criticize this, I am by no means an expert. If you do use this method, or use some steps in your own painting process, post finished pictures below, I would love to see them!