Quick post sharing my Necron Royal Warden today. I originally painted one last year in 2020 when I got my Indomitus launch set. This new Royal Warden came with issue 1 of the Imperium magazine. I wasn’t going to paint the model as I didn’t see much point in owning a second one but I changed my mind because the scheme is pretty fast to paint and I got this done in a couple of days. It’s also an excuse to get the camera out and take a new photo.

Talking about the photos, my smoke machine is still busted and it’ll be another week before I hope to have it repaired. However I’ve found it kinda liberating not using smoke for my backgrounds. It’s made me have to think of other ideas. The shot above is a very different take on what I usually post. This one is set during the daytime where most of my shots tend to use dark skies with colourful smoke. To get the daytime sky background I sprayed a light blue card with a can of white undercoat to make clouds. I also used a shallower depth of field to blur it out more. Kinda like it, reminds me of Terminator Salvation with a lone Terminator walking through ruins in a dusty desert area.

I changed a few things on this Royal Warden compare to the first one. Mostly switching bone cape and necklace to dirty dark metals. I also painted the gun’s bayonet with metals instead of glowing blue.

Click on the link above if you’d like to see the painting tutorial for my Occiputek Dynasty. And click the link below if you’d like to learn more about the Imperium Hatchette Partworks magazine. Stahly has written some cracking reviews.

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