I always loved the Szarekhan Dynasty paint scheme for the rich brass armour, but I always thought that the paint guides from Warhammer TV and White Dwarf were overly complicated. For this tutorial, I came up with my own technique that is really fast and easy to replicate, relying on basic techniques such as drybrushing and washing. It’s also a great alternative way to paint your Necrons from Warhammer 40.000: Imperium, so check it out.
This tutorial assumes you know the basic grips of painting Warhammer miniatures. Step-by-step I explain all the paints and techniques I used. You’ll find a list of all the paints used in this tutorial at the end of the post.
How to paint Necron Szarekhan Dynasty armour
Basecoat the armour with two slightly thinned coats of Warplock Bronze.
Overbrush the armour with Brass Scorpion. Overbrushing is similar to drybrushing, except you don’t wipe away as much paint.
Finally, add an edge highlight of Canoptek Alloy to the most prominent features such as the facemask, chest, hands, and knees. This is an optional step, for your rank-and-file Warriors you could even skip it while spending more time and effort on your character models.
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
Do you need some more inspiration for painting your Necrons? Check out Garfy’s tutorial for painting his unique Occiputek Dynasty paint scheme:
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If so, leave a comment or reaction below, and if you got any questions, leave them here so I can answer them for you.
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