Monday, August 24, 2009

Finished Ice Necron Warriors!

Hi, everyone!

Sorry for the delay in getting the pictures but. Here is a couple of pictures detailing everything I did in my finished Ice-Themed Necron Warriors. I only had 1 box of warriors to start but I am ordering a battle set so I should have a couple more posts of material once I get that in. Some more warriors, destroyers and scarabs.

The following was done to the warriors I am posting:

1) Base coated in VGC Gunmetal
2) Washed the body in Citadel Asuremen Blue
3) Washed the gun with Citadel Badab Black - also, painted the gun tube and engine with VGC Electric Blue.
4) Glued fine cork ballast to the base
5) Washed the balast in Badab Black
6) Dry brushed the ballast with VGC Cold Grey, Bone White, Electric Blue then again with Bone White.
7) Made a "wet snow" type mix using Baking Soda, PVA Glue, and some cheap hobby store acrylic white paint so I didn't use up all of my good VGC. Applie the snow in random spots on the base.
8) Used Liquitex Glazing Medium on the blue gun tube and gun engine to give it a glossed "frozen over" type look.
9) Replaced the standard green rods with blue plastic tubing ordered from

That's pretty much it. I still cant decide on what I want to do to the eyes, if anything. I can also try to do something with the rune on the chest but seeing as how this will be the army I play with, if I ever get around to it, I am considering them done!

So here ya go and as always if you have any comments or criticism, let it rip! (I liked the pictures from the internet when I suspected I should have uploaded them directly to blogspot. Ill be sure to do that next time. So for this time you will need to click to get a full sized pic. Sorry!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lets try this again!

Hello again, everyone!

Thanks for the views and comments on my first post. It was a very welcomed surprise. Most of the criticism was about the quality of the pictures. No surprise there. My fantastic girlfriend read the comments too and she brought her camera over so we could do something about that. In the following pictures the necrons have been based in VGC (Vallejo Game Color) Gunmetal, then washed in Citadel Asuremen Blue. The guns got a wash of Citadel Badab Black and the gun tube and gun engine area were painted in VGC Electric Blue.
The units themselves have made progress since these pictures were taken. I started the basing, the guns were finished and the blue rods were inserted to replace the standard necron green. Once I convince my girlfriend to come back over i'll get pictures for you!

Here is 2 shots of my temporary work area and a shot of my current paint lineup. VGC and Citadel Washes:

So there you have it! As always you are encouraged to leave some feedback, good or bad. I will throw some new pictures up in a day or two of either finished or near finished Ice Themed Necrons.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Getting started!

Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by the new blog. I am new to both Warhammer AND Blogging so please keep that in mind while reading over and checking out my very amatuer content. (Every photo taken for this entry was done with my phone. Sorry about the poor quality but this should be an isolated event - some pictures is better than none!).

I have spent the better part of a month watching videos, reading blogs, and researching supplies before I decided what it was I wanted to start with. (P.S. Thanks to YouTubers Terrainaholic, SwimmingInMtnDew, AGProductions, Natakue, and Jawaballs for all the fantastic resources).

Ultimately I decided that my first project would be Ice Themed Necrons. Several people mentioned that Necrons were one of the easier to paint 40k races and I wanted to add a theme I haven't seen too much of that would allow my to practice a little more than just drybrushing.

To get started I knew I was going to need paint. I settled on Vallejo Game Color because the price was right and the dropped bottles work better for me than the standard GW Pots. To date, this is my paint collection:

The next thing I bought was a box of necron warriors. 12 Warriors and 2 Scarab Swarms. $35 at a comic shop I had to drive 40 miles to get to. In the future I will probably order off, which is where I got my paints. I was desperate to get started so I just sucked it up and paid for it. We all know what a box looks like, and I don't have pictures of me drybrushing the Gunmetal on them but here is a picture of it before I use Asuremen Blue wash on it:

This set of Necrons were the first mini's I had ever painted before so the entire thing was a learning process for me. The blue wash dried a little darker than I anticipated but I still enjoy the look so I have decided to run with it. I painted the entire batch the same way, coating all of the body but leaving the gun untouched. I think I am going to wash the gun using Badab Black and then hit the slots on the gun engine with more of the blue that I used on the tube:

All of the wash was applied while I was at work (don't tell anyone!). One of the benefits to working the graveyard shift. I only brought the blue wash to work with me so once I get home and sleep, I will wash the gun in black, paint the gun engine, paint the eyes, and work on the basing. I did bring a couple of sprue bits, a sanding block and my exacto knife so that I could try to make some Ice Crystals following this tutorial:

I've got some Citadel snow basing material and some ballast that I will be using when I get to that step. So, this is where I am at currently. Check back in a day or two and hopefully I will have gotten a couple steps further and maybe even have a couple of them finished.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what would make these guys stand out a little more, or how to kick them up a couple of notches I am open to suggestions and criticism alike. Thanks again for stopping by, I am going to be updating frequently so check back again!