Saturday 28 January 2012

Rise of the Necrons

Like many of you, I can't resist starting a new army, and like many of you, Necrons broke through my self restraint barrier and began pillaging my supplies of money and hobby time.
They ticked all three boxes for me. They had cool miniatures (finally), they had cool background (finally) and their playstyle looked both fun and a change from my usual preference for glass cannon types.

Anyway, I received a load of boxes for Christmas, but I have been waiting to have everything I need before I get started. For the first time ever I am trying out resin bases (I finally got sick of glueing sand to stuff), and they arrived a few days ago. I've begun the slow process of assembling my robotic forces, so expect some Necrons to show up on the blog sooner or later.
Necron Ambassador. Look, he brought a gift! It's either a rez orb or a delicious red apple.

I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Most of my Necron army was a gift from my ever generous brother, and he included the following Lord, painted up in the scheme of his own Necron Dynasty. He also wrote a whole load of in character notes to go along with the gifts, because we are both huge nerds and that is how we roll.


Space Hulk Enthusiast said...

I like the light grey/white look to the armour. There's something you don't see very often.

Nice work.
Ron, From the Warp

Rob said...

It's actually bone in real life...I'm still not an expert when it comes to colour balance on my photos, hehe

phildodd said...

Resin bases are the future man, so much less hassle!

Space Hulk Enthusiast said...

Sorry about that. It actually happens to me in my pics too sometimes.

Ron, From the Warp

Rob said...

@phil I'm liking resin bases a lot so far! Drilling holes to pin necron warrior feet isn't too enjoyable (skeletal robot limbs so thin!) but the bases look great. Cost was the main factor keeping me away before, though.

@rob no problem, I'm getting myself a proper light box as soon as I have the space for it. You're right though, a white or grey necron army would look pretty cool