16 May 2012

Necrons - New Army Colour Scheme

Here is a shot of my new Necron Army colour scheme, as you can see I am not a fan of the glass green rods, they look too 'Lego' for me so I thought I'd be a little different and have a blue theme. I envisage the vehicles being black with a glow blue trim (Skink Blue Dry Paint) like the destroyer above, the more important the necron, the more gold they will have - these two are bog standards so no gold, Praetorians will have more, Characters more so.

The scheme was quick enough to do, basecoat of Army Painter silver, matches Chainmail (or whatever that is called - Runefang Steel) then washed with Badab Black (Nuln Oil) and Devlan Mud (Agrax Earthshade) and then highlighted with Chainmail. Blue is mainly Ice Blue (Lothern Blue). The bases are same as my Relictors (Calthan Brown, drybrush Kommando Khaki, Bleached Bone). I've drybrushed around the blue eyes too so suggest a glow.

Comments welcome...

I've got 30 more warriors washed and basecoated and a ton of purchases made (Monolith, 2 Barges, Ark, Praetorians, Immortals, Stormlord, Spiders, Wraiths, Scarabs...)


  1. Loving the 'crons! Didn't know you were starting a new army.

    Really liking the metallics/black combo - looks a bit different but cool.

    Maybe I need to start a new army with Pornstar doing Daemons now. I have been considering a heavily converted CSM army with the new codex coming up soon.

  2. They are looking really snazzy, in the pictures their skin has an almost oily, brassy look which is really nice, definitely gives them an other-worldly appearance.

    From experience, might I suggest a final bright highlight on the eyes to really give the effect of glow to them. I suggest this as right now (at least in the pictures) they don't totally look as if they are glowing, there doesn't appear to be a source for the "overspill" light you've drybrushed onto the surrounding area of the face.

    Can't wait to see more of these guys.

    PS: previous comment was me logged into the wrong account - D'oh!

  3. Cheers Guys, I may go back and do the Vehicles/Carapace Necron Abyss dark blue or equilivant new paint ' Kantor Blue' with the same blue glow drybrush edge to link the Blue theme a little more. And cheers Andy, I'll go back and highlight the centre of the eyes with a more Ice Blue/White mix to make them pop more. Thanks


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