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I have decided it is time to roll my sleeves up and get the Necrons painted. The point of these Necrons is to serve as a study in OSL. This has made this guy pretty annoying to work on lol however, he is getting there but I think I shall use the airbrush to fix a few things most notably the headress area.

Let me know what you think and how this could be improved. Bear in mind that this still needs weathering.. pigments etc etc.





The troops will be a lot simpler so I shall work on the Royal Court first (all 2 of them) to get the formula down.

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Looks great so far! As far as the OSL goes, however, I think it looks a little off. Maybe brighten the origin points another level, or at least dot the eyes with a brighter yellow or something-- as it stands, it looks like it's in progress for OSL-- the soft glow is there-- but the source doesn't quite look like it's really glowing yet.

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Looks great so far! As far as the OSL goes, however, I think it looks a little off. Maybe brighten the origin points another level, or at least dot the eyes with a brighter yellow or something-- as it stands, it looks like it's in progress for OSL-- the soft glow is there-- but the source doesn't quite look like it's really glowing yet.
Thanks for the input. Your right. I have gone back in with an airbrush this time and redone the glow... next i shall add some brighter blends to the origin. Watch this space for an update

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I have finally pulled my finger out and started stomping through some painting for the Necrons.

First off.. apologies for the photos they are not my best work lol. I shall look at getting some better quality shots when the basing/pigments have been applied:







Some OSL work has been done but I shall be going back and doing the Gauss glow for the whole army in one go with the airbrush.

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Looking good so far. I would suggest that you break up the lords cloak with another colour somehow, make it pop more. Same with the Immortals guns, I would try and make them a slightly different colour as well to separate it out from the main body colour. It is the same problem I am having right now with my own weapons.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Looking good so far. I would suggest that you break up the lords cloak with another colour somehow, make it pop more. Same with the Immortals guns, I would try and make them a slightly different colour as well to separate it out from the main body colour. It is the same problem I am having right now with my own weapons.
Its a good point! The immortals will get a gereen glow on the weapons whcih should break that up. However, you are right about the guys cloak but I cannot quite decide where would be good to change on it and how.. perhaps the little dots centrally placed but what colour hmmm

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Take a look in my Necron log at my Lord for what I mean but the best section is the large one in the middle. I would go with either the steel colour on it or the white that you have on the rest of the model, probably the white would be best. That would make it look like the shoulder armour is continued down the back and the cloak hangs from underneath it.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Now my Necron army is finally finished and ready for upcoming tournaments I have been able to get the camera out and get some half decent photos. In this post I shall be showing off the Necron Destroyer Lord converted with parts from the Necron Wraith kit.




This army was an experiment in OSL as I tried to work out how to get the best effects with both airbrush and regular brush work. I learnt a great deal from this process and some of it worked some did not, however, I shall be able to improve on this next time I try something similar.



The actual conversion used parts from the Destroyer, Lych Guard and Wraith kits. As he will be leading a Wraith unit I felt he would look much better themed to fit in with them,



The crystal on the base comes from Gale Force 9 and I shall be using these on a display board that I really need to get done.



I shall be going back and adding pigments to the bases/models at some point but right now this Wraith Destroyer Lord is ready for varnish.



Just in case anyone has an issue with the dimensions of the Wraith Destroyer Lord conversion I have built a more traditional Destroyer Lord which I could use instead.

Keep an eye out for more of my Necron Army.

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Love what you've done with the blades. The wraith conversion looks great as well. Well done.
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Here is the usual warlord for my army Nemesor Zandrekh. Again some OSL work and this time some experimentation with the metallics.




The gold was started from a bronze and worked up to gold very slowly with some washes to knock it back down as the layers built up.



Some of the OSL was done with an airbrush (like the staff) but other work was done with a brush and glazes (the eyes).

His rules make him an auto include in my army lists as he adds a lot of extra tricks and combos to make the army more efficient.

Well we are half way through the HQs so keep a look out for Obyron and the Royal Court being posted in the near future.

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