Thursday, October 4, 2012

How to Paint Yellow Necrons: Part 2

Old School here with the second half of the How to Paint Yellow Necrons Tutorial. As I mentioned in Part 1, this paint scheme isn't designed to get you Golden Daemon results. This tutorial is designed to show you how to make an eye catching paint scheme that will look good on the table top and won't take you forever to pull off. Also, yellow is just a sexy color to work with!
In the last post, we left off at the Mournfang Brown sponge step to get rust weathering effects on the model.

As typical for me, I forgot to take photos during the step where I painted Blue on the weapons, so I will explain it instead. Basically, you paint all of the weapon parts like the Guass rods, cables, eyes and robo-guts in Ice Blue (or Temple Blue in the new colors), then you want to wash all of the blue parts in Gulliman Blue. It is important to do this after the sponge step as you would end up with brown all over your blue parts!

Next, as seen above, you want to go ahead and drybrush the base in Bleached Bone (I am not sure what the new color is! I have way to much Bleached Bone left to use). Then you paint the lip of the base in Abbadon or Chaos Black (whichever you have).

Once you have done that, you want to go ahead and paint areas you may have missed like the bayonet and guass tips in Mournfang Brown and while you are at it, cover up any parts you may have gotten a little extra blue on. Since there is so much of the random rust pattern, it is easy to hide your mistakes this way.

Once you have done that, it is time to add Boltgun Metal or Leadbelcher. What I did was use a size 0 brush and just paint it on inside the borders of areas that were painted brown during the sponge step, being careful to leave that brown on the edges to make the paint look rusted or scraped off in areas. I then paint the bayonet to look like the rust was scraped off while fighting and drybrushed the tips of the guass weapon to show wear. What you end up with is just enough weathering to look like you took a ton of time on the models and to create enough contrast to make it stand out against the Yellows, Blues and Whites.

At this point the models are basically done. You have taken a minimal amount of time to create something eye catching. From here, I might come back with a 00 brush and add a fleck of Ceramite White or Flash Gitz Yellow around the very edges of the weathering here and there, but it really isn't necessary.

There are points throughout the tutorial where if you wanted to, you could use an additional color to enhance the model (like Vermin brown inside some of the Mournfang brown to create depth ect., but that will add time to the overall project. It really comes down to what you are comfortable with.

For me, the only thing I do from here is add some static grass to the bases and call it a day, I meant to make this an easy Summer paint job to finish a striking looking Necron army quickly. So far, some people hate the yellow, but most of the time, folks think this paint job is something elaborate and comment on how impressive it looks on the table. For me: Mission Accomplished!

This paint scheme or variations of it can be performed on various other models, like Space Marines and really highlights what a person can do with a little time, an airbrush, some washes and really basic techniques. To see the first part of this tutorial, check out Part 1.

With all that said, your comments and feedback are always welcome. Let's hear what you think!

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