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Old 19 Jul 2008, 22:12   #1 (permalink)
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Default Necron Green Rods

Certain this was probably Talked about before but does anyone know how wide (in mm) the Green rods are

Prize to the Person who guess why (joke)

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Old 20 Jul 2008, 00:00   #2 (permalink)
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I think the diameter is 2.3 mm or 3/32". I just got a drill bit that size for my pin vise for the same purpose as you :P I found these awesome glass beads at a craft shop that fit the diameter perfectly. Unfortunately they're too long. After many shattering attenpts at shortening them I've found that the best way to shorten them is with a Dremel, which I don't have lol. Oh well. What do you plan to use?
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 03:55   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm.... slipping the rods within a bead??
For what purpose??
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 12:37   #4 (permalink)
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I know a place that will make custom sized and coloured Transparent acrylic rod and i quite fancy a blueish glow on on my necrons
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 12:39   #5 (permalink)
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Theres a site, ill dig for the link, that sells the rods pre-colored and at a set long length.
You trim as needed. Im not sure if this would be cheaper then what you have in mind or not.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 00:52   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm.... slipping the rods within a bead??
For what purpose??
I didn't mean slipping them over the rods, I meant replacing the rods. I got a
Dremel to cut them, it looks pretty cool:


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Old 22 Jul 2008, 01:56   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah it does, ive seen em done in blue to w/ the armor painted w/ lightning.
Looked hot. I thought about doing this, but remembered that black light ink glows green. ;D
Whats the fluff behind your Crons?? I think I remember reading somewhere in the fluff about the necrons glowing green.

Anyway, very nicely done.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 02:24   #8 (permalink)
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Well, when I was looking at the different colors of beads I could choose I decided I liked red the best, it wasn't until the ride home when I thought about the fact that the rods are supposed to be green.

I briefly came up with some fluff behind the red and decided these Necrons come from tombs on a planet with a high concentration of some sort of chemical compound that produces red gas, which has corrupted their Gauss weapons. But I haven't done the research to find out what chemical does this.

And thanks.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 02:45   #9 (permalink)
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Could start w/ Mars. The surface is a ruddy red color. If I remember from school (all those ages ago), its surface is a iron sulfide?? (iron and sulfur). Id be careful about making them from Mars though....

Hmm... Maybe something like.... They are the Dragon's chosen (or some of them anyway), and have been sent out into the galaxy to pave the way for its full awakening (or to punish a particular group/race for irritating him, say make a group/race he seriously dislikes because they....). And after eons of stasis deep w/in mars the iron sulfide of the soil has tainted the gauss power plants. Making them no less powerful, but producing a Evil red glow in place of the unnerving green one.

Though if you did this you should change their bases to look like a metal walkway (like the inside of the tombs) but dusted w/ a ruddy red (to represent the Martian dust working its way in). You would also have to 'dust' the model for this to work.

Not all together a horrible idea. What do ya think??
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