In today’s post, I share with you a complete step by step photo tutorial guide on how to paint a Necron Warrior from the Indomitus set in a paint scheme I devised for my Occiputek Dynasty. More after the jump!
This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of how to paint. For the beginners, I will explain the techniques as I go along. Each picture below shows four chronological steps. Underneath each picture are the corresponding instructions. Each step shows the paint I used during that step.
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
Castellax Bronze (Layer)
Contrast Medium (Technical)
Nuln Oil (Shade)
Agrax Earthshade (Shade)
Brass Scorpion (Layer)
Mechanicus Standard Grey (Base)
Celestra Grey (Base)
Kantor Blue (Base)
Teclis Blue (Layer)
Lothern Blue (Layer)
Corax White (Base)
Skeleton Horde (Contrast)
Screaming Skull (Layer)
Snakebite Leather (Contrast)
Temple Guard Blue (Layer)
Ulthuan Grey (Layer)
Necrons painting guide
1. Undercoat the model black.
6. Highlight the torso and limb armour by reapplying Leadbelcher. Just do this on the upper parts of the armour where it would naturally catch the light so you leave some of the two previous steps showing through. If you’re painting a lot of Necrons you can lightly drybrush this stage.
7. Highlight the skeletal pistons and joints with Brass Scorpion
8. Fine line edge highlight the metal and bronze areas with Stormhost Silver.
9. Paint some thick highlights of Mecharius Standard Grey on the black weapon
10. Apply thin edge highlights of Celestra Grey over the previous step. .
11. Mix 3 parts Nuln Oil with 1 part Contrast Medium and wash the entire weapon to help the blend the layering in.
12. Paint barrels of the weapon with Kantor Blue.
14. Paint a thin edge highlight with Lothern Blue on all the edges of the barrels.
15. Water down Corax White and paint the head and chest emblem. This might take up to 3 coats.
16. Paint the head and chest emblem with Wraithbone.
19. Paint Snakebite Contrast into the deepest recesses like the mouth and nose. .
20. Edge highlight the head and chest emblem with Wraithbone.
22. Paint the eyes, chest icon, between the ribs and power cell with Ulthuan Grey.
To finish the bases, PVA glue sand to the base. Once dry, paint the entire base with Steel Legion Drab, then wash the sand with Agrax Earthshade. Once dry, drybrush the sand with Karak Stone. Add static grass and grass tufts to decorate.
Thanks for checking out my tutorial. A tutorial for painting Flayed Ones in my Occiputek paint scheme can be found here.
And here is another one for speedpainting the characteristic brass armour of the Szarekhan Necrons dynasty:
And check out this super easy Gauss glow effect by using Nihilakh Oxide technical paint:
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