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My first attempt...im glad i chose Necrons first, regardless of the difficulty at mastering thier game...they are blessedly easy to paint and a perfect army to cut your teeth on if your a beginner...im very happy with the way they turned out.

its suggested that a simple drybrush and detail is enough to field these little hooligans...but i just couldnt stop there...so far ive finished my warriors and scarabs and now moving on to the destroyers...

-complete drybrush with chainmail
-Mithril on the armor plates and weapon "pipe" (blade edge also Mithril, chainmail blade "body")
-joints washed with black
-gauss weapon is boltgun and washed with black
-any green part ("guts", eyes, weapon) first with snot then highlighted with scorpion
-gold on the symbol
-white for "spines" (i like the "appearence" of the spine denoting rank (size/length) between the diffrent units)
-red for one of the destroyer eyes (couldnt resist)
-bases are simple sand and black (for "shadow", and because ill worry about more detailed bases with other armies...keeping it simple for now ;) )

...the "living metal" intrigued me and so i decided to keep the armor shiny and clean...as the Necron takes damage or is completely trashed...the "living metal" repairs itself (WBB)...even after millenia of hibernation the armor would begin to repair itself after it was damaged again, returning itself to a luster as if first deployed (in my mind anyway ;) )...i also opted to make the face of the Necrons more of a "mask"...as per the detail on the heads, the back of the head is as dark as the joints, the front, shiney and "alive"...i think it makes a nice touch...and of course i couldnt resist highlighting the Necron "Guts", pulsing with green....whatever...Gauss power i guess ;)...simply brilliant models!
 

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I would pose them so they are a bit more hunched, makes them look much more menacing as well as meaning that their heads look all the way forward.
 

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Those look amazing, I also second the fact your a beginner :grin: I love the clean look you have given them, by using different silvers, and washes. +rep for you.
 

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lol, i swear im a novice! thank you for the kind words...i shall strive to keep my standards high!

@dlakertor, awesome tip! i will definately try that technique...the scarabs are alittle "mundane" in my opinion...this may be just the thing to step em up abit! cheers!

...posing was the first decision i had to make so i went for "variety" over "uniformity"...every single warrior has a slightly diffrent pose than his brothers...sort of a showcase as to what they might look like hefting thier weapon over thier heads for a melee strike...or slowly plodding foward...or raising thier weapon to fire..etc etc

thanks again for the encouragement guys...updates to come!

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All I can say is I wish I could of painted like this as a beginner ha, these are awesome, keep up the good work and keep posting your WIPS and completed models.

Unfortunately in 5th Ed Necrons are harder to play, so just keep cracking on at them, get your tactics right and you will start to do well.

And when the new dex comes out, they will be stronger (Hopefully!)
 

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Silver necrons often fall into the trap of being a little boring, but these look great. They definitely have a certain quality about them. Very nicely done :victory:
 
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