Firstly, big thanks to everyone who commented in my last post, you guys really helped me to keep picking up the brushes. I’ve been a bit negative about this project. I’m going to be way more upbeat in this blog post though. Read on to see how I’ve motivated myself.
In my last post I discovered it took a week to paint a single corner. After that realisation I decided to batch paint the last three corners together. I started by painting the interiors. The interior is really quick. It’s leadbelcher, agrax earthshade, rust effect and then runefang steel sponged on. Then I painted all the scarabs. This took around 3 nights of painting. Now this is where I change my approach, instead of painting all of the red on each corner I’ve decided to break up the corners into smaller areas. So I painted all the canopies leaches first. Then the blue orbs and now I’ve started the area around the corner guns.
I really like batch painting these smaller groups of areas. With every little completion I feel like I’ve achieved something. I’m aiming to complete this before the end of the month now. I’m feeling doubly inspired after seeing Stahly complete his squad of Wyches yesterday. Check them out here, they’re incredible.
Before I forget, It’s Sigur’s birthday today. Be sure to wish him many happy returns in the comments below or on ourFacebook page.
Nope, not painting one anymore. Finished it yesterday with one last big 7 hour push.
Wow that was fast! A couple of questions:
How many different colors do you use in the red lines in edges and necron anagrams? Maybe three?
How you do to keep the anagrams inside red lines dark/black? With washes?
I use Khorne Red to paint a thick solid line, then I use Khorne Red + Lahmian Medium (75% should be the medium) to create a glaze which i use to paint a translucent band to soften the edge of the first thick line. Then I paint Evil Sunz Scarlett as a line with half the thickness of the Khorne Red line. Finally, an edge highlight of Fire Dragon Orange is added. You can use Red Glaze to further tie it together but it dries funny on flat surfaces so I didn't bother on this piece.
Oh and the neatness around the black lines is due to practice and skill. I can paint long straight lines.
its an amazing accomplishment either way.
I am sure the T-vault will be your main Army centrepiece once you complete it.
Cant wait to see the big picture of the army when you and Sigur finally finish your Army challenge.
Good Luck with the rest of it and may your paint brush never cease in quick painting goodness 🙂
Really appreciate the encouragement. Thanks.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole, finished model. So far, it looks terrific 🙂
And Happy Birthday to Sigur!
Shouldn't have long to wait. Showcase post should go live this week.
looking good! I'm not sure I'd have the strength to batch paint all three remaining corners.
You see, I was the opposite, I didn't think I'd have it in me to paint 1 corner this week and still be faced with 2 corners left to paint.
Wow. Looking great dude.
The interior I thought was quite poorly done on the studio version and you are showing there's actually a lot of detail if you are willing to bring it out.
Still not a fan of the model but damn it will be impressive with the rest of your force. You just need some allies so you can take them against your Ultramarines. That could be the most picture perfect Apocalypse battle yet!
I cheated on the interior. Airbrush Leadbelcher, wash agrax earth shade, stipple rust effects and then sponge rune fang steel. Quick and simple but the eroded metal is a nice contrast and contradiction to the polished sides. Helps make it more alien if you can't explain it.
I don't know if the Necrons will ever make apocalypse size. In fact I don't know if I'll ever paint another apocalypse size army ever again. My painting habits have definitely changed.
Garfy, this is magnificent! Can you explain your rust technique please??
Hey J.Mike. I airbrush Leadbelcher, wash agrax earth shade, stipple rust effects and then sponge rune fang steel.
Rust effect guide is here http://taleofpainters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/review-liquid-rust-by-modelmates.html
Necron Tutorial here
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Glad to see that your progressing along on this! And Happy Birthday to Sigur! Hope for many more to come! Maybe Garfy will send you a Tesseract as a present.. I hear he is painting one up these days 😉