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Standing Necrons - A Guide

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Hello all a year or so ago I converted some Standing necrons and a few people asked for a Tutorial. I promised to make one but put the Necrons away and never got round to doing one, so as promised a long time ago, here it is.

Why make Standing Necrons? They look much more intimidating for your opponent, even more so if you just tilted the head down a little more. They would also make a perfect squad for a Necron Lord to accompany, to make them look like his personaly retinue.

Tools Needed:

All you'll need for this is Plastic Glue, a file, Clippers or a knife and a Necron Warrior.

1. Gather your bits:

You will need the Necron Legs. These are the only part you need to convert but it can get pretty fiddly.

2. Converting the Legs:

You will need to cut or clip (depending on whether you're using a knife, a saw or clippers) at the top of the thigh, above the kneww, and below the knee. You should have the legs looking like this now:

Obviously you now need to clean them up using a file and whatever tools you feel necessary.

All you need to do now is glue them back into place but making sure that you keep the legs as straight as possible. It's trickier than it sounds, mainly because the knees are so damn small. Hopefully they'll look something like this:

3. Finishing Off:

Now all you need to do is build the top part of the Necron and glue the two parts together. The finished result will look something like this (only the legs on this one turned out to be very wonky looking, I'll also show some pictures of a previous one I made that turned out to be much better):

You can add imagination to this obviously. Create them in different poses, whatever you want. These are just bog standard 'We Are Legion' looking Necrons.

I hope this has been of some use.
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Thanks, below the knee looks way shorter in the first pictures but like I say, that Necron really didn't turn out too good :p

The one in the last picture gives you a much better idea of how it should look when done properly and the proportions are pretty much spot on with that one, which is why I included it.
Thanks Iron Angel.

I should really get a picture comparing the Standing Necron to a Hunched Necron.
I reckon you would be able to just about get away with pinning the knee. Don't know why I didn't try it myself now that you mention it...
I'd recommend the GW Razor Saw for that. It's one of the only GW tools I'd actually recommend among other companies.
Waaaaait a second... I remember seeing these as these funny mini-saws that were roughly the size of a guitar pick.
That'd do the job :)

Let me know if you find them please, I'd be interested in one of those :)
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