Who ya gonna call… Iron Man! OK, so I got carried away with the Ghostbuster proton streams and the Iron Man pilot! I like to think I’ve managed to create something unique with the paint job. Read on to check out all the other pictures I took.
I’ve had so much fun painting fliers recently. The Doom Scythe is my 5th flyer! Will I pint a 6th? (Maybe my Thunderhawk should be my next one?
Necron models really lend themselves to extreme edge highlighting, so I thought I’d try edge highlighting with some airbrush blending. The results are quite satisfying and really add depth to what is literally a flat model. The red is so deep and rich.
I’m not overly keen on the bases, I like the alien feel of them, but this base is huge and just feels like I’ve stuck stuff to it. I need to think about the bases. Thanks to everyone with their suggestions in the previous blog post. I might just re do the bases to something simpler, like a desert theme.
The weaponry is one of my favourite areas of this piece. I feel like I’m really doing something different to the majority of the Necron players out there. No glowing green weaponry painted with an airbrush here!
Group shot so far. I really need to stop experimenting on the bases and make a decision. I think I might re do all the bases from scratch.
So, that’s another large kit completed. What’s next? Well as I write this, I’m not sure? I have a Clawed Fiend, Beast Master, Sniper Scouts or the Thunderhawk on my desk. I have a couple of ships left to paint for Deadfleet. I have Epic 40,000 to start. I have the Space Marine megaforce to open as well… I’m not even going to mention the 2000 tyranids waiting to be assembled… Maybe I should ignore it all and buy some more, that’s we all do right?
Love the models, the colour scheme is so striking.
I had the same problem with my DEldar years ago; red scheme on red desert bases. Hope you have more luck than I did and end up with something you like (I shelved mine).
Anonymous 1 – It's both. I airbrushed the blends but hand painted the highlights and details. I'm really pleased you had to ask which it is was. We was discussing this on the blog the other day that some of us don't like models that look heavily airbrushed.
Thank you Anonymous 2. I'm please you think the colour scheme is striking. Someone described it as garish the other day and I couldn't disagree with them more.
Just a quick side note, why don't you guys create google accounts and join our blog? Would be great to put a username to the anon. Cheers.
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Beautiful work! I really like this scheme for Necrons
Really nice paint scheme, looks great en mass. The blue glow of the weapons and eyes are also really well done.
I have been struggling with my airbrush to achieve the same level of blending as on the Doom Scythe, but I'm sure with more practice it will come.
This is really an outstanding colour scheme! Although I've never been a fan of painted lightning effects (even though they're well done in this case, the rest of the model is plain breathtaking. The combination of airbushing and "hand-painting" looks amazing, and especially the OSL is hands down breathtaking. But the lightnging on those gauss weapons, I don't know, somehow they don't appeal to me, really… but that's a matter of taste, I guess.
The overall look is very impressive, though! Excellent work!
PHiggins81 did you see the first blog post in this project. I go talk through the airbrush stage and show pictures of it developing. Might be useful.
First off I want to say that this is easily the best Doomscythe I have seen painted so far. Even like it better than the GW one.
My only complaint (and its only because I am super anal about this sort of thing) is how the tesla destructor and to a lesser extent the death ray, are painted. What I mean is on your infantry your Gauss based weapons have a blue and red lightning effect while your Tesla weapons have this awesome blue glow with just the blue edge high-lighting. I think the model would of been much stronger if you kept with your Tesla aesthetic and maybe painted the death ray like a large glowing blue crystal and left the red/blue lit effects to just the Gauss weapons. Again, its only a very minor complaint and the finished product looks amazing.
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was that airbrushed or hand painted?