This is a slightly unusual post for 2 reasons:
- I don't normally build or paint Games Workshop's sci-fi models. That's not because I don't like them (many of them are very fine indeed, though a few are just grotesque), but rather because they're so d***ed expensive. Occasionally I hunt out bargains on eBay though; I have significant numbers of older Tyranids and Necrons...
- Few models of mine are inspired by other bloggers, at least not in the short term. Usually my reaction to seeing someone else's work is to mull it over for a few months or years before deciding whether to do something inspired by it. However it's only been a couple of weeks or so (hmm, more like 4 or 5 really) since Clint of "Anything but a one" posted several articles on his "Rusty Regiment". This got me thinking that I have some Necrons of my own in need of some paint...
Now, I had painted this guy up some years ago. He's a Destroyer Lord - a regular Necron body, head and arms mounted on a large anti-grav platform. Presumably this platform provides the lord with much greater power reserves than legs would, so he's correspondingly tougher than a foot warrior.
The machine itself is an out-of-the-box build, but I've added some scenic elements to the base. In this case, he's crashing over some sandbags, coils of barbed wire and an unfortunate infantryman. The human casualty was built up from a spare EM-4 trooper head & torso with some crudely sculpted arms attached. He's not got any legs, since they would be covered by the vehicle anyway.
The New Guys
As well as the lord, I had built 2 heavy destroyers at the same time. However I never got round to painting them - until now!
There's nothing much to distinguish the 2 new Necrons apart from the details on the base. The first one is about to ride over a freshly-dug grave...
...whereas the second destroyer has taken a near miss from an unexploded bomb (bottom right, just behind the vehicle).
Looking at this picture makes it very obvious how the decals on the Lord (on the tail end of his machine) are badly silvered. I used a different technique on the 2 more recent bodyguards; maybe I'll scratch off the older decals from the first model and apply new ones?
Whilst I have no immediate plans to use these for any game, I'm glad that I've finished the trio. They're actually very simple to paint; few colours are used and there's not a lot of detail to be picked out. Hmm - I've still got quite a lot of Necron foot warriors to build - I wonder if I should get them out and make a start...