Last of the big bad robots! I had to wait for the oil pin-wash to dry, and some washes… but other than that I think it took me just about two hours to paint this one! That has to be a personal record! I had the scheme totally down from all the previous ones, with that Drukhari Venom in the middle as a pallet cleaner, while waiting for the head of this one I had (wanted) to source after I had the one lost, and by now, sure, long ago vacuum’d away.
Some patches of crackle paint. A zenithal prime, drybrush bone, contrast black on the joints and gun, streaking rust, cleaned with mineral spirit, contrast medium and incubi darkness over the blades/talons, white over the orbs and glowy parts, purple and red transparent spray from each side, and a dash of green transparent rattle over the gun area. The body then, got light wash with contrast medium mixed with skeleton horde (contrast sepia) Then a pin-wash of white oil-paint over the ridges. Once dry, Vallejo transparent Blue or Warp lightning, white drybrush on the glowy parts, and a glaze over with either tesseract glow or more of the blue. Another round of a smaller white drybrush, and over, either more tesseract glow or a mix of the blue ink and matt white. At the top, some pure white. I manually applied, then, spare edge highlights and glazed shadows with either pale yellow or black patina.
I got the visual palette concept and crackle idea from Midwinter Minis’ Sandstone Necrons, but that recipe up there, is a different beast.
And with that, now that I know how to do it efficiently, this whole Necron army of around thousand-ish points could be finished in maybe a week? Maybe less, could even be a 24 hours kind of thing to this standard… But stuff has to dry, realistically. And models put together! It took me way more, bit over a month, I think, on real-life hobby-time. They look so “happy” together! Really bright and contrasty.