I’m still rattling around, unsatisfied, with a Necron paint scheme that’s fast but isn’t terrible. At this point, I’m pretty sure I’m just not going to bother.
As a change of pace, I decided to knock out the Arcane Fulcra I put together back in July, when they came out.
Painting notes follow the picture dump.
I tried a lot of weathering here. For the most part, I think it worked out. There were definitely some problems with the Throne, though: the verdigris wasn’t thin enough and it definitely obscured some detail.
For what it’s worth, I tried zenithal highlighting on these guys. I don’t think it shows, though.
– GW Bestial Brown
– GW Shining Gold
– GW Burnished Gold
– Verdigris wash
I mixed GW Goblin Green, VMC Light Turquoise, VMC White, water, rubbing alchol. No good ratios… just go thin! I brushed it on heavily and then immediately dabbed the heck out of it with tissues. I think this bridges a good gap between verdigris-as-stuff-that-pools and verdigris-as-exposure-to-rain, which is sort of what I took away from this.
– GW Tin Bitz
– GW Boltgun Metal
– GW Mithril Silver
– Rust wash
This is a mix of GW Dark Flesh, GW Blazing Orange, P3 Armor Wash and water. Again, it’s all eyeballed here.
– Ceramcoat Charcoal
– Apple Barrel Pewter Grey
– Ceramcoat Quaker Grey
– Wash: 3:2:2:1 – Water : Badab Black : Matte Medium : Devlan Mud
– P3 Cryx Bane Base
– P3 Cryx Bane Highlight
– P3 Hammerfall Khaki
– Wash: 3:2:2:1 – Water : Devlan Mud : Matte Medium : Thraka Green
In case you haven’t noticed: the 3:2:2:1 wash mix is my special sauce. It turns the wash into more of a glaze, which makes the colors its washing over richer and more interesting, and cutting the wash 2:1 one color to another produces really neat results.
Also, this is a flip-flop from how I’ve been doing terrain. With the rest of my stuff, the Cryx-based colors are the natural colors and the more pure grey is for carved rock.
Finally: hot-damn, I’m still totally in love with the Cryx Bane Base / Cryx Bane Highlight / Khaki progression. It’s such an interesting, natural color.
I did miss a spot while keeping wash even, though: :(
– P3 Meridius Blue
– VMC Light Turquoise
– P3 Arcane Blue
– VMC Light Blue
– Turquoise wash
I really need to figure out how to replicate this, because I plan on using it extensively when I revisit my Tau army. It’s P3 Turquoise Ink, a lot of water, a lot of matte medium and a little GW Asurmen Blue.
– GW Dark Flesh
– P3 Menoth White Base
– P3 Morrow White
– GW Devlan Mud
Anyway, what do people think?