Hello kind readers, a simple paint job multiplied by 95 can give a good looking result... here is my latest offering for the ever growing Necron Army. A great swarm of Canoptek Scarabs! 16 bases of them, all that lovely armour and tank eating goodness.
I didn't like the fact that a swarm of Canoptek Scarabs is often referred to as a 'swarm' yet the bases are all too often barren with 3 or 4 Scarabs at the most... well, I have 6 per base and I think the result is a much better look.
I opted to paint only a few Scarabs per base in the blue accent colour of my Army and overall it saved a lot of time and effort and the result IMHO is better than if I'd painted every one blue. I love the overal effect of the simple scheme with the glowing gauss energy eye in the contrasting red.
These will be truly frightening to come up against if I had some tanks like a Sicaran or Landraider Achilles for instance, but so far their only outing was against 2 Imperial Knights and because of their size, the 'Invincible Behemoth' special rule means they were immune to Entropic Strike :( ###edit### Scarabs got good again, just Glances now... Work on Imperial Knights once again! ###
Never fear (they are Fearless) they will have their day... unless I have painted enough Fast Attack slot Wraiths and they they might not get a look in!