Tuesday, 23 February 2016

From ClintB - 28mm Arnie is getting Old! (50 points)

Yep the title says it. Yep the Terminator film first came out in 1984, in October, so it is nearly 32 years old. In those days terminators coming from the future were all shinny and new. However Games Workshop did an alien race (now protected by "Intellectual copyright!") called the "Necrons", whom they claim are the remnants of a long dead race.  Most people follow the GW look when painting these and make them all shiny and new looking. I on the other hand wanted mine all broken decaying and not looking like they belong in a showroom. The Current "Codex" claims they have been dormant for a million years. So mine have a liberal coating of rust!


These were bought second hand on evil bay and while they did arrive assembled they looked like they had been painted by a 4 year old who lost interest. So as I grow this force to fight my nephews Chaos Marines I am getting what I can cheap and weathering them like crazy! The gun tubes were painted Bright blue when I got them so I have tried to match them to the green clear plastic of GW. Not 100% successful, but close enough to get a game with without anyone complaining too much.


So here we have 10 Necrons ready to face the brave new world and kill everything in sight!


These robots look nice and rusty Clint. Fifty points worth of nice and rusty in fact :)

24 comments:

  1. Aren't these guys supsed to have straw hats?

    Nice looking robots Clint

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    1. Thanks Adam. I painted a straw hat yesterday so but these do not have them.

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    1. Thanks Brett. I was looking for something on the lead pile I could paint quickly.

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    1. Thank you Fran. It is even Better that my nephew does not like fighting Necrons.

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    1. Thank you Ray. Quick easy painting really. All one base colour a bit of highlighting and then cover in rust and pick out some details.

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  5. Great work, love the green, really clashes with the rust which really works for me

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian I just went for that colour as some come with green tubes and some come with painted tubes so it was jus to make them all the same.

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  6. I like seeing them painted this way as I get tired of seeing exactly the same paint schemes and techniques over and over again with GW figures. These are nicely aged, the green on the guns looks great and the minimal basing works perfectly.

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    1. Thank you Anne. My theory was that if they were to wait in "Tombs" for a million years they would not emerge in a Factory finish! But Really just something quick and easy to get a few games with my nephew.

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  7. Lovely rusty 'Crons Clint. You know you can buy replacement neon rods right? And they come in other colours too.

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    1. Thanks Millsy. Yes I know you can get replacement tubes, but I am too mean and tight fisted to buy them for this a "Throwaway project" knowing that my nephew easily gets bored and in 6-9 months will be into something new. So It was just buy something cheap on ebay repaint and get it on the table. It helps That I know he does not like fighting Necrons.

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  8. Good save on the green rods!

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    1. Thank you Barks. I have just found some more going cheap on eBay..... Necrons, not rods!

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  9. nice brushwork one more time, well done Clint!

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    1. Thank you Jester. Nice and decayed!

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  10. Nice work Clint. I like their wicked green zotters.

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  11. These Necrons are great Clint! I'v only recently re-read one of the Ciaphas Cain novels where he's encountering those fearsome constructs. Don't want to mess with these for sure.

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    1. Thank you Moiterei. I know my nephew does not like them either. Hee hee hee

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  12. Nice work on them, Clint! I like the aged rusty look you gave them! I can almost see some bolts falling off them as they advance! ;)

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    1. Thanks David. A million years is a long time and if that is how long they have been dormant who knows what condition they will be in. I am guessing they would not look like they have just rolled of of the production line.

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