This is just an extraordinary model, and the perfect exemplar of just how damn good Games Workshop’s designers have become at sculpting using modern techniques. This miniature literally could not have existed five years ago!
It was also surprisingly easy to paint to a level that I didn’t think I’d achieve given the amount of effort I put in. It’s not much more than a zenithal basecoat with a rattle can, some pin washes, and a bit of drybrushing.
Two of the characters from the Indomitus box set painted by The Unrelenting Brush. I have lots of Overlords but I really like this model – like the Royal Warden, it’s a very macho pose, and a lot more intimidating than the other versions of this character.
Another model from Indomitus, this time the Skorpekh Lord, as painted by The Unrelenting Brush. I love this model, possibly even more than I love Illuminor Szeras. It’s hefty in a way many necron models aren’t, while still being extremely necrony. Looking forward to getting it into the table!
The Illuminor Szeras is a truly spectacular model, and a substantial improvement on the old Finecast version. As with the Terminators in my last post, I outsourced the painting of this mini, this time to The Unrelenting Brush. Check out his website!
As soon as Forge World released this model I knew I wanted one! My amazing other half bought me one for Christmas, and I’ve just finished it.
It has the same basic colour scheme as my other large Necron models: I used a piece of firm sponge to stipple Warpstone Bronze over a black undercoat, and then drybrushed with Brass Scorpion, finished with a highlight of Vallejo brass. Simple but very effective!
My birthday treat to myself last year was this, a Necron Pylon from Forge World. It was a fun challenge to get the paint job to match that of my other 40K Necron models, some of which are now over 5 years old, using a different palette of paints (since GW changed their paint range and I’ve started using a lot more paints from other manufacturers). But I’m very happy with how it turned out!
Here is a pair of classic metal Necron lords. I picked them up in a bag-o-bits that I bought from vidpui on Twitter, as a result I’ve customised them a little bit.
I’m rather pleased with how the cloaks turned out; although the effect doesn’t really come over in the photos. I drybrushed them with a sequence of greys of various shades, then mixed a glaze using the ancient blue ink I used on the C’tan shard with some Vallejo Model Air yellow and painted it over the grey. I then highlighted the raised areas with a bright, slightly metallic green.
Here is my Necron army (all 4,000 points of it), completed after nearly six years (I started it in late 2009).
Obviously, no army is ever really finished. I expect that I will probably buy and paint new pieces as the whim takes me, but I now have enough stuff that I can have a few options when playing at 1,500 points and higher (rather than simply taking everything I own).
Here’s the last of the infantry reinforcements for my Necrons. The Voidblades on these Triarch Praetorians were a bugger to paint and in the end I pretty much just gave up on them. But they look OK if you don’t look too closely!
Now I just need to paint the Night/Doom Scythe, and I can finish this project and get stuck into some Epic!
Here is my version of the new Necron Overlord released with the new codex. The new rules allow you to equip your Overlord with any wargear you like so I took a couple of bits from my bits box to make him unique.
He’s on a 40mm base which I think works quite well for characters. I’m tempted to rebase some of my other characters on the same size base so that he doesn’t stick out. He got the same basic paint job as all the other models in the army.
It occurred to me that his pose is somewhat reminiscent of Usain Bolt’s signature pose, what do you think?