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A few pics of the beginnings of my redux necron army.

In this venture I would like to avoid finecast, nit because of a problem with the product, but simply because i feel there is enough plastic kit available to warrant converting the pieces that are missing.

So the beginning is this, an Overlord equipped to be able to count as Anrakyr should I choose, and a generic yet swanky enough cryptek able to substitute as Orikan or Szeras should the want arise.





And of course, the protectors; a squad of six lychguard.



I've not yet gone overboard on converting or kitbashing, preferring instead to let the painting be the drawcard when that time comes. Any ideas for more plastic stand ins are welcome.


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Looking good so far. The crypteks look great. And as far as i know I don't think there are a lot of resin kits unless your going to have some flayed ones and a C'tan shard



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Looking good so far. The crypteks look great. And as far as i know I don't think there are a lot of resin kits unless your going to have some flayed ones and a C'tan shard
Thanks.

Pretty much any named character as well as the standard cryptek and overlord are also resin. The flayers will be the biggest challenge if I decide to include them.


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Those look great mate. Love the cryptech.

How about these for some flayed one ideas?



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Thanks jac.

The hormagaunt talons might work, I do have plenty of them spare. I guess it's a matter of whether my green stuffing skills are up to the challenge of making the rest of the model look good.


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Some of those conversions Jacobite posted are pretty cool looking. A little sloppy flat GS'ing and you're golden! ...or blooded! Whichever suits you.

Serp, your conversions look great, and I understand your want to avoid the Finecast stuff. Personal feelings aside, I just don't like having all the same poses and those models are so expensive I don't want to convert them. Putting a Storm Shield on my Terminator Librarian was nerve wracking enough, with me not wanting to 'ruin' the model. Plus plastic to me feels a lot easier to work over with a knife. I've got a Necron Battleforce to get and then I'm on to doing the same things you're trying here. The Cryptek really stands out to me, how did all those bits fit together underneath the model's torso? It looks like you have some fancy cutting going on down there.

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Serp, your conversions look great, and I understand your want to avoid the Finecast stuff. Personal feelings aside, I just don't like having all the same poses and those models are so expensive I don't want to convert them. Putting a Storm Shield on my Terminator Librarian was nerve wracking enough, with me not wanting to 'ruin' the model.
Thank you, and let me be clear that I am not avoiding finecast because I dislike the product. To be honest I find it easier to work with than plastic, however in the case of the thin warscythe hafts and staves, I simply don't trust the material on that scale.

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Plus plastic to me feels a lot easier to work over with a knife. I've got a Necron Battleforce to get and then I'm on to doing the same things you're trying here.
Plastic is definitely sturdier.

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The Cryptek really stands out to me, how did all those bits fit together underneath the model's torso? It looks like you have some fancy cutting going on down there.
Not really. They're the extra cabling and wires from the ghost ark kit. I cut the necron warrior legs off and glued them all on in place. There is one piece of cable anchoring the model to the base, the rest are splayed out.

The extra arms are from the barge pilots, as I didn't use pilots on my old command barge.


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Looking good so far - can't wait to see some painted!

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**My own personal feelings aside
You made it clear that it wasn't anything you had against the product, I was just elaborating on some other aspects of it that I have issue with regarding the Necron product range. Imagine having a Royal Court with half a dozen different Crypteks but only using the one model they have...yuck. Though I suppose every range has models like this in their Finecast range. Are you going to try the Praetorians with Deathmark heads route at all for more Crypteks?

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Looking good so far - can't wait to see some painted!
Thank you, can't really give any sort of time frame on that unfortunately.

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You made it clear that it wasn't anything you had against the product, I was just elaborating on some other aspects of it that I have issue with regarding the Necron product range. Imagine having a Royal Court with half a dozen different Crypteks but only using the one model they have...yuck. Though I suppose every range has models like this in their Finecast range. Are you going to try the Praetorians with Deathmark heads route at all for more Crypteks?
Praetorian bodies I feel are far too big for crypteks. I'll probably stick to warrior bodies, for the heads it will likely be deathmark or destroyer.


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