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The preview today has me pumped to dig out my chump 6th/early 7th edition Crons and add some stuff. . .like all of the new stuff times 2, at least. If the rumors of the starter set are true I will be getting at least 2. Finally a starter set that I can use both sides of! Good for my Crons and good for my Blood Angel's (see signature for BA and Dark Mech).

Place holder for existing army pictures.

 

Edit: Step by Step on Page 2!


Edited by NiftyVT, 14 November 2020 - 09:43 PM.

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I am with you, I will be buying at least two of these sets even if I can't find someone to buy the Primaris half (I have some Primaris but I do not play them).  They're just too cool not to buy!



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Alright here are some of my existing force. Notice they are all very clean and crisp. Well my new Crons are going to be pretty much the opposite. . . Grim Dark Horror manifest!

 

The back story I am going with is that my current force are much (couple million, 10-40? msn-wink.gif , years or so) newer makes that have been going in and out of hibernation much more often over the millennia. They are just a simple vanguard that has been distracting enemy forces from the main tomb worlds/systems. They are are a scout force collecting data and sending it back to their much more ancient masters still in hibernation. The Grim Dark Crons (GDCs) are truly ancient. Some may have even disappeared with the Silent King Himself but have now returned.

 

Ok, picture time. Here are some of my existing Crons.

Overlord, currently in command of the vanguard.

26662654141_0aeb171a29_c.jpgDSC02837 by nifty, on Flickr

His cryptec plus some warriors and immortals. Sometimes I use the old metal warriors as Deathmarks. The old metal immortals are tesla immortals or gauss as they are good stand ins for both.

26455992010_216a9bc9cb_c.jpgDSC02880 by nifty, on Flickr 

Their personal guard. I have 10 of each weapon (5 shield guys still need painting).

26455995780_4cb7a30973_c.jpgDSC02924 by nifty, on Flickr

26662515681_9053480fa2_c.jpgDSC02910 by nifty, on Flickr


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Like the colors!
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I have 10 Pratorians.

26124897003_12f0cce41b_c.jpgDSC02890 by nifty, on Flickr

2 Spiders and 20 metal flayed ones.

26702794486_8238040c12_c.jpg12967385_10104248878570143_3714673432402491438_o by nifty, on Flickr

Regular immortals-cant remember the number. But I use blue rods that I cut to length. I will probably still use the blue rods on the new Crons. But I have to see how they are built first.

26124887743_31d82c2397_c.jpgDSC02697 by nifty, on Flickr 

Ghost Arch - This way was badly damaged when it encountered a rare space Canine (aka my dog). So I had to cut all the ends off the ribs and the crescent shape rear hull.

26124893233_93bc4e4914_c.jpgDSC02840 by nifty, on Flickr

26728566645_0a13039e95_c.jpgDSC02839 by nifty, on Flickr

Old school warriors

26728562965_4e424b7bd1_c.jpgDSC02700 by nifty, on Flickr

Current, soon to be old school mk2, warriors.

26728557715_48a96e157c_c.jpgDSC02694 by nifty, on Flickr


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6 wraith

27811527567_3481a7a7ca_c.jpgP_20180608_175630_BF by nifty, on Flickr

27811527677_dfe721d9bb_c.jpgP_20180608_175646_BF by nifty, on Flickr

Old school Szeras, a lord and 2 destroyers. I got the destroyers buy rummaging through my FLGS bitz box and finding enough random loose parts to make 2. Got them for $5 total!

39136048790_bdeb6a6bbf_c.jpg20180321_173936 by nifty, on Flickr

 

Not pictured is my Monolith and a Stalker and probably some random other things that I am forgetting about like lots more warriors.

 

Things on the painting desk (just dusted them off a few min ago!). 5 shield guard, the flying cryptec and a fail cast Orikan.


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Most excellent! Always love a blue Necron scheme and these are very crisply painted.



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Most excellent! Always love a blue Necron scheme and these are very crisply painted.

Thanks!

In the big overview picture I counted at least 10 new Necron kits! Oh, my wallet feels a disturbance in the warp already!

I have been browsing MIG enamels (it's what my FLGS carries) to try and figure out my Grim Dark scheme. Here is the scheme I have in mind.

Base coat (airbrush) vallejo Metal Color Airbrush Colors Exhaust Manifold

Very light dry brush of 50/50 Exhaust Manifold and Silver

Blue is Vallejo Game Air Magic Blue

Fill all the blue lines

Paint any white, other blue, and any copper/gold. Copper and gold are also from the Metal Color Airbrush Color line from Vallejo.

Wash entire model with either Mig Dark Streaking Grime, Dark Wash or Black Wash. Not sure on which one I want to use yet.

Wipe off excess and make them grimy and streaky as I go.

Go back and brighten up any blue energy lines as these would be nice and bright because they are powered. I will probably need to practice doing very slight glowy effects in all the recessed lines. Good thing I just got my Badger Patriot Extreme in. 😀

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Quick paint job done on the last of my Cron backlog! All ready for the new hotness to arrive!

49957414438_5fb2932693_c.jpg20200531_102222 by nifty, on Flickr

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So I was rummaging through some of my hobby pile yesterday and found a bunch of old lasercutcard stuff. Well. . .Its all assembled and I started priming it too. biggrin.png

 

50039116276_b8cb99a32e_c.jpg20200623_204523 by nifty, on Flickr


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Wow, it's like you found boxes of treasure( i know that feeling as i'm currently cleaning out my game storage room and finding heaps of forgotten models and terrain)

Really great army you have and i can't wait to see this terrain painted up thumbsup.gif 

 

Cheers, Mithril 


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MajorNese-  In the grim darkness of the near future, there is only complaints. biggrin.png


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Wow, it's like you found boxes of treasure( i know that feeling as i'm currently cleaning out my game storage room and finding heaps of forgotten models and terrain)

Really great army you have and i can't wait to see this terrain painted up thumbsup.gif

 

Cheers, Mithril 

 

Here is a pic of an obelisk and some objective markers I finished up years ago. Plan is to paint them up in a similar fashion. 

 

50040397296_3b4dcf98db_c.jpg48036481638_9466f81eed_o by nifty, on Flickr

 

The objective markers are 100% custom except the symbols are the punch outs from the obelisk. The punch outs are super awesome extras from all the Necron terrain. I have bags of them! I made the objectives markers out of card stock and the bases are masonite that I cut out with a hole saw.

 

The obelisk and all the other necron terrain are from LaserCutCard.

 

Only thing is, all of the stuff I have is OOP except the obelisk. But the obelisk is no longer available as a single but only as a multi pack. But its only $11 USD for the multi pack so their stuff is insanely affordable. All the stuff shown previously is probably less then $20 USD.

 

I prime/base coat with a generic cheap black spray paint and the blue is whatever I have in reach. 


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Good job on the Necron architecture.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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I just finished up my Indomitus marines today (see BA thread in signature) so be on the look out because some grim dark Crons are next! I just need to finalize how I am going to paint them. teehee.gif I might just go all in on 10 warriors and see what happens then batch paint the rest.



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I just finished up my Indomitus marines today (see BA thread in signature) so be on the look out because some grim dark Crons are next! I just need to finalize how I am going to paint them. teehee.gif I might just go all in on 10 warriors and see what happens then batch paint the rest.

Check out the royal awakening for ideas.



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OMG! That Cron preview! faints. jawdrop.gif



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Did some color tests on the scarabs today. Tried a number of different enamel washes, brass and coppers. I think I have decided to use the colors pictured for the base color blocks. I want my new crons to be grimdark scary crons. 

 

Now the question is how do I base them. My old crons use a dark earth base but my new scheme might not contrast enough. Martian would be easy and match my AdMech but I really dont want to rebase the old crons. Hmmm. 

 

50338299887_448a94f153_c.jpg20200913_132359 by nifty, on Flickr


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Just canceled my 2nd Indomitus box order. Ear marking that cash for the new Crons. msn-wink.gif



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First 10 warriros and their scarab friends, plus the random plasmacyte complete. biggrin.png

50388996013_473e70963b_c.jpg20200927_095436 by nifty, on Flickr

 

I have some fun color ideas that involve off white (see the link to my mechanicum in my signature) and dark brass for the rest of the force. Plan is to increase color complexity as rank increases. So warriors = minimal to zero, Overlord = more elaborate.

 

I finished up airbrushing the base dark metal on the rest of my Indomitous crons so next up is to mask and spray in some of the off white and brass.   I still have no idea how I am going to do the bladed weapons. . .Chrome, Chrome with transparent paints, GW box art style except in blue, something else? 


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First 10 warriros and their scarab friends, plus the random plasmacyte complete. biggrin.png

50388996013_473e70963b_c.jpg20200927_095436 by nifty, on Flickr

 

I have some fun color ideas that involve off white (see the link to my mechanicum in my signature) and dark brass for the rest of the force. Plan is to increase color complexity as rank increases. So warriors = minimal to zero, Overlord = more elaborate.

 

I finished up airbrushing the base dark metal on the rest of my Indomitous crons so next up is to mask and spray in some of the off white and brass.   I still have no idea how I am going to do the bladed weapons. . .Chrome, Chrome with transparent paints, GW box art style except in blue, something else? 

Colour scheme kind of looks familiar. :P

 

I am curious how you will paint the higher ranks!


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First 10 warriros and their scarab friends, plus the random plasmacyte complete. biggrin.png

50388996013_473e70963b_c.jpg20200927_095436 by nifty, on Flickr

 

I have some fun color ideas that involve off white (see the link to my mechanicum in my signature) and dark brass for the rest of the force. Plan is to increase color complexity as rank increases. So warriors = minimal to zero, Overlord = more elaborate.

 

I finished up airbrushing the base dark metal on the rest of my Indomitous crons so next up is to mask and spray in some of the off white and brass.   I still have no idea how I am going to do the bladed weapons. . .Chrome, Chrome with transparent paints, GW box art style except in blue, something else? 

Colour scheme kind of looks familiar. tongue.png

 

I am curious how you will paint the higher ranks!

 

 

I painted the main metal on these warriors pretty much exactly how I paint the tracks on my mechanicum tanks. teehee.gif I just used a different color enamel wash.


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They look great, I love your bases and the overall look! Might've missed it but are you planning on redoing your earlier necrons to give them a similar grimdark look, or is silver part of the increased color complexity you mentioned?

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They look great, I love your bases and the overall look! Might've missed it but are you planning on redoing your earlier necrons to give them a similar grimdark look, or is silver part of the increased color complexity you mentioned?


Thanks! No plan to repaint anything. I barley have time to work on my pile o shame lol. Everything new will get the base dark metallic. Just accents and details will get more elaborate.

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I am taking step by step pics of the next batch of warriors (well one of them lol) plus the plasmancer (who will get some extra colors) with paints used next to the mini. No idea how long it will take me to paint these up but I will have a tutorial when I am finished.


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