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Hello Everyone!

So with my resurgence of the hobby, I decided to make a new account and have a somewhat fresh start. I will be posting my work on my main Necron force (1850 points for casual play) and hopefully this will help me stay motivated to keep on with the project at hand.

I still need to obtain some models to fully complete it, but I figured I will add them as I paint. Anyway, my list is:

Decurion Detatchment:

Reclaimation Legion-
Overlord
5 Immortals
10 Warriors in Ghost Ark
10 Warriors in Ghost Ark
3 Tomb Blades

Canoptek Harvest-
Canoptek Spyder
3 Canoptek Scarab Bases
6 Canoptek Wraiths

Destroyer Cult-
Destroyer Lord (Warlord)
3 Destroyers
3 Destroyers
3 Destroyers
2 Heavy Destroyers

That should cover everything. I'm going to be doing a bit of conversion work on some models (mostly just updating the gauss weapons to be consistent across the board with their new look.

To start off, Here's my Destroyer Lord warlord, equipped with his Voidreaper! I still have some work to do to give him a shroud, so any suggestions you have will be appreciated, preferably pre-existing cloak type things as I would rather not model one out of greenstuff. I'll be posting more pictures as we go!





Thanks for reading! Hopefully this goes well :)
 

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Welcome (back?) to Heresy! :drinks:

Loving that model, really think you should try your hand at sculpting a cloak for it. I've perused a couple bits retailers selection of cloaks from both the 40k and WFB range and I don't really see something that wouldn't need GS work anyway. I've got a ton of information from this site for various projects, follow that link to a tutorial on how to make cloaks. I might roll the whole thing with a cross-hatch pattern (or whatever makes you happy) before it cures so that when painted it has some edges you could use to help make it look more metallic. Alternately you could indent geometric patterns with a hobby knife and patience. It might not work the first try but you can always moisten up the GS, ball it up, and go at it again provided you haven't burned out your patience.
 

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That is a great looking Destroyer lord.
Yeah, ntaw is right, he needs to have a cloak. All the great Necron Lords have cloaks.
 

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Yeah thats a really nice conversion you have combined the bitz really well. A lot of necron conversions I see fall into the trap of 'lets see what we can cut up and stick together and lets just say its a special weapon' but you have created a part that looks like a useable weapon but is unique to represent the relic. Can't wait to see it painted! As for the shroud might I suggest something a long the line of King Settra's cape from the Tomb Kings army? I'm not quite sue whether it would scale right but it has a load of scarabs along the bac that I think would suit the model quite nicely. Though you would have the issue of having a £30 character just for a cape.....
 

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Thanks for all the kind words all! I will definitely be adding a cloak to the Destroyer Lord, just gotta look for one/practice the sculpt. Thanks for those resources ntaw, really helpful!

Sorry I've been a bit slow to start this off, but I have come with some goodies! Here are some pictures of the destroyers I am converting for the army.

They are all being magnetized at two spots: The arm's "Wrist" area (where the gun meets the arm) and the torso to the lower body. This is purely for storage purposes, as I don't want to buy new foam for them and I have slots they can fit just fine this way :)

Anyway, here we go!

How the body is magnetized


All finished



Since I hate the flying stands (they always pop off when moving the models!) I decided to use a brass wire, drilled a hole into a 40mm base, and stick the wire into the base and shaved a little off the wire so it fit snug into the hole under the destroyer (which i drilled out fully) so friction holds the wire firmly in place.


Also, as a side note, as I'm sure you have seen, and will continue to see many... many times, my desk is a bit of a mess, Organized Chaos!

Hope you guys like this update, Next on the table, I'm gonna take a break from building these guys and throw some paint on one of my Spyders!

Until next time!
:drinks: Seppy
 

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I managed to get the Spyder done over the weekend and took a few pictures of it, the lighting isn't the best but there it is!

Since this is the first showing of my scheme for the necrons, I'll give a quick run down on it.

It's quite simple really, I wanted something relatively quick to paint, but not the normal silver 'crons. I like muted, subtle schemes and I think this one works pretty well. It's just Bleached bone ran through my airbrush (I'm switching to Army Painter's Skeleton Bone since there is a primer/spray and a 100% match paint to go with it, again, for sake of ease.)

I was going to do thin white edge highlighting but I messed up on a few edges, so I decided to thicken the line and see how it looked, and liked it, so kept going along the whole model, and viola!

As for the other bits, a bit of silver on the balljoints and sockets (as well as the elbows/knees for when I get to bi-pedal models) to break up the bone. As for sight lenses I will be doing them yellow and any life support type orbs (at least that's what I interpret the non-weapon related orbs and such) and the gloom prism will be that pale blue.

As for the weapon orbs and gauss rods, I'm not entirely sure what I will do for those, or for the actual weapons themselves for that matter. I might keep with the blue and carry it through to the gauss and weapon orbs.

Overall I like the pale appearance of the scheme and want to keep it to a minimum with the color palette, so carrying the bone/blue to the weapons may be the way to go.

Anyway, without further a due! I present Mister Spyder!





 

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Very crisp painting and nice colour scheme, Good job!!
 

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That looks very tasteful. The one change I'd suggest is to add more contrast to the spinal column looking assembly. I think the inner area should either be a black like the insets or silver like the ball joint. Otherwise keep up the good work!
 

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That spider is looking crisp and cool. Really liking the pale blue, but I do think it needs a little more contrast on the top. I would suggest considering having the core of the spine be that same dark metal you are using for the joint areas, I think it would help bring out the white armor a bit more. Fantastic work!
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys!

I was thinking of doing something with the smaller sections between the spine-like structures but wasn't sure what. I quite like the light color scheme of the overall model and thought that the silver or black would dominate the model and would bring the overall lightness/subdued colors down, which I was trying to shy away from.

Anyway, I managed to get an Immortal (I converted into what would be the Parryah Eternals for Anrykar the Traveller when I play him or could be a standard Immortal) Painted up somewhat in the scheme. I also played aroundwith basecoat colors for the weapon, but hated how they looked so just ignore the weapon :)

Anyway, Enjoy!


 
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