Next to join the ranks of my Necrons for Warhammer 40k is a Cryptek, accompanied by a swarm of Canoptek Scarabs. Carrying a chronometron, he can slow the flow of time, allowing his unit to evade incoming fire. Anything that makes Necrons harder to put down and more likely to get back up is a must have in my view.
Keeper of ancient technological marvels
Again I stuck with a mostly metal body and painted the back armour in black. Nothing too ostentatious on my tomb world.
Black plate armour protects the Cryptek’s metal spine
For the Scarab swarms I am using the old metal variety which I always liked. With their little skull faces and mandibles they look more aggressive than the newer models.
Scarabs swarm ahead of the army to attack enemy armour
The second Necron Lord is finished, leading a unit of Warriors into battle. This time the character model is a resin cast while the rank and file are once again metal.
The Resurrection Orb raises fallen Necrons to fight for eternity
The Warriors’ guns are from the time before the green plastic gauss rods and were painted with a sort of crackling green energy effect. That was the intention anyway. The bodies are kept in the original white metal with black wash.
Warriors of the Necrons absolutely will not stop, ever, until their enemies are dead
For the Lord’s Staff of Light I used the clear green plastic tube, for now at least. I might paint it over at a later stage, depending on what other models and weapons I’ll add to the army that are equipped with such parts.
They have risen to reclaim what is theirs
I started my Necron force with its first releases in white metal and back then decided on an unusual painting technique to mix things up (and which promised to be quick to achieve). Rather than paint the figures, I gave them a black wash and then scrubbed them after this was dry, leaving their bodies in their original metal state, which seemed quite fitting.
By the time the army had grown into a fully fledged faction for Warhammer 40k, plastic had taken over, so for the majority of newer sculpts my initial technique had to be replaced with a bright steel base colour and a black wash on top.
A Necron Lord with his bodyguard of Immortals
As the first of the plastic models I actually just finished (befitting their lore, they’d taken a long slumber in their dark tombs), this Necron Lord was painted in Runefang Steel and given a wash with Nuln Oil. Despite his style of armour being quite different from the old Immortals, I think they still make a decent fit. After all, the ruling elite had much more sophisticated materials and techniques applied to guarantee their immortality, while their soldiers were merely there to function according to their grand designs.
The Resurrection Orb swirls with alien energy
With his Staff of Light the Lord commands his forces forward
Heavy gauss blasters lay down a withering particle storm