Painting: Necron warriors

Necron squadAlthough I had a number of boxes of Necrons on my shelf, it was not my intention to start a new army for some months—until I decided to host the “Pyramids of Stigmata” game at FALL IN!, a wargaming convention in Lancaster, Pa. So, as the game focuses around the unintentional awakening of a Necron tomb world, it’s appropriate that the first of this ancient race to arise from the painting table was the humble Necron warrior.

Necron singleAs is usual for TheGM, the paint job is nothing to write home about—yet it’s still one of my best efforts. I relied significantly on the recommendations of the video, “How to Paint Necron Warriors,” by Warhammer TV.

While perhaps a bit bright and shiny—it could be argued that the Necrons would look a little more worn after 60 million years of sleep—I went for a paint scheme that would “pop” on the table, and these do. As per the video, the base color is Leadbelcher, followed by a wash of Nuln Oil, then a touch-up with Iron Breaker.

For the glowing bits, Caliban Green, Warpstone Glow, and Moot Green provide a nice contrast, along with some red cables.

One thing I’ll say for the Necrons. Although the paint scheme involves more steps than this all-thumbs painter would normally include, the completion of these figures was relatively quick—and they look great. I can see this army growing very quickly … at least as quickly as my wallet allows.

I needed another dozen of these for the Pryamids of Stigmata event—as well as some other allies—but that’s for another blog. — TheGM

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    • Thanks. I was pleased with how they came out. I also like the fact that, unlike my Imperial Guard, I can build up a sizable army without painting lots of figs. And there are some cool minis. More are coming, heh, heh, heh.


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