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Battlefleet Gothic Necron Fleet, Resurrected

2016-01-16 18.37.47

You may recall that last year I painted a Cairn-class Tomb Ship, which inspired my to repaint the other ships in my fleet. Well, there they all are!

The colour scheme is based on the same bronze and gold scheme I’ve used on my Epic- and 40K-scale Necrons, so there is consistency across all three games.

More pics below.

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Scythe-class Harvest Ships.

Scythe-class Harvest Ships.

Shroud-class Light Cruisers.

Shroud-class Light Cruisers.

Jackal- and Dirge-class escorts.

Jackal- and Dirge-class escorts.

The assembled fleet.

The assembled fleet.

Bray’arth Ashmantle, Venerable Dreadnought of the Salamanders

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It’s kind of silly that it’s taken me more than four years to paint this model, but I’m so glad that I finally did! Soon after I bought it, I primed it using Army Painter Army Green, the same as all the other models, but I quickly realised that it was a mistake and that I should have primed it black instead; and it’s taken me this long to get round to stripping it and re-priming it using the airbrush.

Bray’arth is a great centerpiece model and counts as an HQ choice for Salamanders army. I’ve designed my Salamanders army around Vulkan He’stan in that I have a lot of meltas, but there’s no reason why I can’t take both models as long as the points limit allows.

More pictures below.

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Adeptus Mechanicus Gorgons

2016-01-03 20.31.36

Here are some Gorgons for my afore-mentioned Assault Company. I need another model for the HQ, but these are done and ready for the table.

More photos below.

Adeptus Mechanicus Assault Company

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1109-Copyright Games Workshop, Imperial Guard, Jump Pack, Retro Review, Rogue TraderHere is my company of Assault infantry for my Epic Adeptus Mechanicus/Tech Guard army. Yes, they have jump packs! Imperial Guard Assault infantry were equipped with jump packs back in the days of Rogue Trader (they also had access to Rhinos, Land Raiders and other stuff that are nowadays reserved for Space Marines).

These troops will be deployed using either Gorgon assault carriers or Valkyries, depending on the mission. Those will be the subject of a future post.

Classic Necron Lords

2015-12-05 16.08.09

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.

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Adeptus Mechanicus Thudd Gun Company

2015-10-17 20.59.47

Here is the Light Artillery Company for my Adeptus Mechanicus army. The NetEpic rules say that these units contain both Thudd Guns and Mole Mortars, but mine is just Thudd Guns. The artillery pieces themselves are from the now-defunct Exodus Wars range, the infantry models are forumware.

Troublemaker Games Novan Dictum Command Centre

2015-09-16 21.54.46

The Novan Dictum Command Centre from Troublemaker Games is an excellent proxy for the Imperial Guard Leviathan. Here’s mine. More photos below.

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Capitol Imperialis

The casting of this model isn’t perfect (neither is the paint job I gave it) but you can’t deny it’s a got a lot of character! More pictures below.

Kitbashed Adeptus Mechanicus Ordinatus Armageddon

2015-08-17 12.38.31

Here is my kitbashed Ordinatus Armageddon, which has been sitting in my to-do pile for several years. I rebased it (on three Flames of War bases glued together) to match the Orginatus Golgotha and the Capitol Imperialis.

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Battlefleet Gothic Necron Cairn-class Tomb Ship

2015-07-05 21.31.33

I picked this model up for a (relative) song on eBay. A couple of days ago I had a catch-up session with the airbush, to prime a bunch of models that had been sitting there waiting to be painted, and the Cairn was one of them.

I have been thinking about repainting my BFG Necron fleet, which currently has a rather uninspiring paint job, so I tried out a new colour scheme on this model. The scheme is based on the same bronze and gold scheme I’ve used on my Epic- and 40K-scale Necrons, so there is consistency across all three games.

More pics below!

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