Monday, 23 July 2012

Gloranthan Army Blog

I got back from Continuum 2012 earlier today (a weekend long general roleplay convention) and I was made aware of the "Gloranthan Army" blog created by a friend of mine. I urge you all to take a gander at the blog, there are some brilliant models on there by him, I especially love his Linux inspired Ork Dreadnought.

Also please be aware that the friend in question is french, and thus so is his site. It should be simple enough to navigate though.

Nemekh the Summoner

I've finally got the bits for my Necron Phaeron conversion. I have a few problems with the basic GW Overlords and I've decided not to use them except for conversion bits. The plastic one from the Command Barge seems too simplistic and I hate the pose the finecaste mini has. I did, however, took a liking to Zahndrekh, so I decided to use his model as a base for Nemekh.

The head and resurrection orb are from the Command Barge Overlord and placed on the body instead of Zahndrekh's normal hand and head (I wanted to differentiate between him and Zahndrekh, so the head had to go). The gauntlet of fire is just a Cryptek's hand heavily cut down and placed on Zahndrekh's right arm. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the outcome (although I will still need to green stuff the arm to fill in some gaps).

On top of this, I've been able to spray up some warriors now that the bright, firey orb in the sky has appeared (I've come to start worshipping this strange phenomenon) so I will begin painting them up soon.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Imhotep Dynasty

With 6th Edition out and my work finally underway on making a new Necron army, I've been purchasing models like mad trying to get a decent sized army that I can use in a standard force organisation chart. I've even found a solution to the problem with British summers (for those who aren't in the know, it rains here during the summer) by way of a Games Workshop store in the Wood Green area, who are letting people spray up minis out back. Excellent! I finished Trazyn the Infinite completely today, I'm fairly pleased with the results:

I finished the model off since the last post by giving the green bits of the staff a wash with thraka green (I wanted to try the new green glaze, but alas it hasn't arrived yet and I'm impatient), doing a few bits of cloak between the legs that were still black, did the base and gave the whole model a varnish with the Army Painter's Anti-Shine Varnish. The base was given a basecoat (pun not intended) of bestial brown, then the top was given a coat of skull white, the side of the base a coat of graveyard earth and then flocked using Woodland Scenics Snowflakes (I took these from the Scene-A-Rama Winter Effects). The Anti-Shine Varnish was a new experiment but I was pretty pleased with the results. Unsurprisingly it took away the shininess of the orchide shade basecoat, which I was happy about, but surprisingly it kind of blended some of the colours together and made it seem less artificial. Well worth doing.

As to the remainder of my force, I am theming my army on my own Necron Dynasty, the Imhotep Dynasty, which I've posted about before. You can read up on the fluff I wrote here.

So far, this is what my new force consists of:

Trazyn the Infinite (Complete)
Overlord - Nemekh the Summoner (Waiting on bits for conversion)
  • Kharimekh the First (Needs paint stripping and repainting)
C'Tan Shard of the Nightbringer (Needs snow base added and varnishing)
Deathmarks (Need assembling)

10 Immortal (Assembled, awaiting undercoat)
20 Warriors (Assembled, awaiting undercoat)
10 Warriors (Awaiting delivery)

1 Ghost Ark (Needs assembling)

Fast Attack
3 Canoptek Wraiths w/Whip Coils (Assembled, awaiting undercoat)
5 Scarab Bases (Need assembling)
3 Scarab Bases (Awaiting delivery)

Heavy Support
1 Canoptek Spyder w/Gloom Prism (Part assembled)
1 Canoptek Spyder w/Fabricator Claws (Awaiting delivery)
1 Monolith (Complete, may touch up the paintwork)
1 Annihilation Barge (Awaiting delivery)

I think this should do as the start of my force. Thinking Lychguard or a Triarch Stalker next...

Monday, 16 July 2012

The Collector Starts the Collection!

Wow! Been a while since I posted here, too much going on. Anyways, I said I was going to start my Necron collection when the codex came out, and now sixth edition 40k is out, I thought now would be the perfect time to go on a miniature purchasing spree! Unfortunately, due to British weather, I've only been able to spray up a single model, but what a miniature to start my collection! Probably not the best one to use as a test mini, but I'm thoroughly pleased with how it came out. Comments and criticisms are most welcome!