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Old 21 Dec 2009, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unusual Necron paint schemes

I have decided that my necrons are a bit boring with their paint scheme and would like some ideas of unusual schemes that look good. Maybe a bit brighter. I don't mind changing the rod colour either! Hopefully i would like something easy to paint.

My current scheme is:

(sorry only picture i have) The guns are actually a very dark blue but the photo makes them look black.

EDIT: Maybe a white scheme, white armour plates and the skeletal frame is mithril silver. Gun rod is red and the gun itself black. Highlight with white and shadow grey for the gun. a wash with a light brown to help pick out detail. Minor details picked out in scab red. What do you think?

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The armour didn't do well in photo shop and looks shit but you should get the idea. Also which rod goes best?
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 18:32   #2 (permalink)
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here's my scheme, i think it's unusual, as i've never seen a variant on it before:

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Old 22 Dec 2009, 10:14   #3 (permalink)
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You could base their fluff on an ice world or something and that would let you use whites and icey blues.
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Old 22 Dec 2009, 10:52   #4 (permalink)
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You could base their fluff on an ice world or something and that would let you use whites and icey blues.
Necrons don't actually use camoflague, they prefer to be seen as it is part of a terror offensive that defeats alot of enemies before they even begin the fight. However I do see where you are coming from.

I have also decides I like the red rod so I need to get them and also cast my self clear red resin monolith parts. >.<
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Old 22 Dec 2009, 12:00   #5 (permalink)
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My Nec warriors are washed in asurmen blue, with white on the central chest icon. The faces are dark blue, with all recesses bright green over white. All my necron weapons are black with mithril silver highlights for the grainy metal feel.

My lord has blue on all of his carapace pieces/destroyer body with a white face. same green on white for recesses and silver on black highlights even under the blue.

Destroyers/heavies, Pariahs, tomb spiders, all get standard silver on black but they recieve the Blue Carapace treatment, makes for a nice mix of colors and almost sort of a caste appearance
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Default Re: Unusual Necron paint schemes

Mine are boltgun metal on the hinges, spine, and the back of the head. Then white everywhere else :P
It looks good, and if you need 3 colors, you can do the chest piece gold, and it still looks cool.
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 17:46   #7 (permalink)
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I guess it's not all that unusual but I finally got around to painting some of my crons and I finished a warrior and 10 scarab swarms the other day (yeah I'm cheesy and only use 3 scarabs to a base, sue me).





Anyways Unholy my vote is for the blue. I personally would have gone with a blue scheme myself if I put the effort in to get blue rods for the guns however this army is a low priority for me right now so yeah.. haha
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Old 24 Dec 2009, 16:56   #8 (permalink)
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This is the sort of scheme but with the skeletal frame in mithril silver.

*Not my painting here
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Old 24 Dec 2009, 17:24   #9 (permalink)
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Agh yeah i've seen that before I think that's from a tutorial on painting Necron warriors right? Yeah I think that would look good, go for it! (Still think blue guns would be cooler though)
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Agh yeah i've seen that before I think that's from a tutorial on painting Necron warriors right? Yeah I think that would look good, go for it! (Still think blue guns would be cooler though)
yeah that is where I found it. I will look at the variation with mithril silver and see how it compares to the one in the guide. I have to be certain score repainting 2700points.
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