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29 April 2012

New Necron Wave - My Thoughts!

Nick speaking,

Just a few of my thoughts on the new wave of Necron models...

The HQ's look cool, shame they are Finecast! As the cloak of my Stormlord has broken off three times already, I can see no hope for the cloak on this dudes arm at all!


The new Spyder does look sweet, but I already have six old ones already! I still haven't decided if I should splash out for three new ones or find three old ones on eBay for the last unit, I think I will wait and see them in the flesh before I make my mind up. Not sure why they have put them on small flying bases though? I see the Tomb Blades are on small bases as well? I think I will up size all mine to match in with the rest of the army. The Tomb Blades look exactly like everyone has converted them to be, which is great all round.



Same for the Stalker really, all those ghost Ark conversions were spot on. I have to admit, I never did like the idea of the Stalker walking on the spine things, I am not a fan of the model design really, I would prefer something hovering like the rest of the army.


Again the Wraiths look nice, but the Whip Coils look like such a weak point and very vulnerable, at least they are not Finecast! I will again, wait to pass full judgement until I see them in the real. I already have six old Wraiths, so another unit of the new minis is not out of the realms of possibility.


So what do you think? Will the new Wraiths and Spyders match in with my old models? Or is it time to start stalking eBay?
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27 April 2012

Necron Cities of Death Battle Report

Nick speaking,

Cities of Death battle report against my son and his Space Marines!

My list...

HQ
1 x Necron Overlord/Warscythe/Phaeron (120)
Royal Court:
1 x Cryptek Harbringer of Despair/Abyssal Staff/Veil of Darkness (60)
1 x Cryptek Harbringer of Destruction/Eldridge Lance/Solar Pulse (55)

ELITES
1 x C’Tan Shard/Spirit Dust/Writhing Worldscape (240)
5 x Flayed Ones (65)

TROOPS 
5 x Necron immortals/Gauss (85)
5 x Necron Warriors (65)
5 x Necron Warriors (65)

FAST ATTACK
3 x Canoptek Wraiths/2x Whip coils (125)
8 x Canoptek Scarabs (120)

Points 1000






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25 April 2012

100 Followers and Blogroll Update!

Nick speaking,

Well, well, I finally made it to one hundred public followers, thank you so much for all the support you have given me so far. I have really enjoyed my Blog and I love the way it encourages me to keep going with all my hobby projects. I know that public following doesn't mean a great deal really, as I can see from my Statcounter how many people are looking at my blog, and are following it by other means. Even so, it's really nice to have hit the one hundred milestone...

So once again, thanks for all the support and if you do follow my blog but haven't hit the follow button yet, please do so now to help me on my way to two hundred! I am happy to put anyone on my Blogroll who has me on theirs, or my linked logo on their site. Just add me to your Blog and stick a comment below with your Blog address and I will gladly add you to mine. 

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24 April 2012

Doom of Malan'tai Painted!

Nick speaking,

Now painted and ready for action, my Stinger Hive Fleet, Doom of Malan'tai conversion...






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21 April 2012

How to magnetise a Necron Ghost/Doomsday Ark

Nick speaking,

Here is a little tutorial on how I made my Ghost Ark/Doomsday Ark interchangeable. I know there is an easy fix, with just keeping the Ghost Ark as it is and then magnetising the Doomsday gun to the top of it, but I wanted to go all the way with turning the spines over. This then gives you the problem of the Gauss Flayers being upside down as well though. So here is what I did, with my main criteria being the spines the correct way up for both models, and keeping the Gauss Flayers the right way up as well...

First is the front section, fill in the front with green stuff (I use grey stuff here, but it's the same) and then super glue a 5x1mm magnet (you can get them off eBay) to sit flush with it. I then filled in the front spine with green stuff to match the depth of the front piece, and glued a magnet into that...


Next, build the rear section as much as you think you can without hindering your painting, here you can see I left my driver and the side struts off mine. Then, use some green stuff on the back section where the Ghost Ark spine sits, bringing it flush with a magnet on it. Next, fill in the rear spine and put a magnet in that, again to the correct depth. In these sections, I used the same 5x1mm magnets, but I used two magnets on each side for some extra strength... 


Repeat the process on the top rear section where the Doomsday spine will go, and stick a magnet on the back of the cap that covers the hole when it's a Ghost Ark...


Now for the Gauss Flayers. If you don't glue the sections that the Flayers glue onto into the spines, they will freely rotate around, perfect for getting the Flayers the right way up as we want. Take that section and the Flayer, and cut them down with a 3x0.5mm magnet on each side as pictured below, again use a bit of green stuff first to help hold them into place...



Now we have a gun that will be the correct way up on both Arks...



Time to glue all the spines together, it's worth noting that it's best to glue the four stoppers to the ends first, and let them fully dry before hand. You don't want any glue sticking the moving section when you put it all together...


OK, so that's the Ghost Ark complete, without the Warriors, which is great for standing your actual minis on the model so you know what units are in which Arks, but I am also going to magnetise in my Warriors, just for the hell of it...


Pretty simple really, using a small blob of green stuff first of course, stick one magnet onto the Ark and one onto the Warriors as pictured below...


Now for the Doomsday Cannon, start with a magnet on the rear of the cannon...


For a bit of extra support, I also magnetised the top of it. I used a 3x0.5mm magnet with a 2x1mm magnet on the top of that and in the hole where it sits on the spines, this gives it some stregth and fits them nicely together...



Doomsday Ark done...


I got two of these for my Birthday, so I have one more to build before I start painting them. I hope the tutorial was useful, let me know if you have any question...
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18 April 2012

Doom of Malan'tai Conversion

Nick speaking,

As I already use the old Zoanthropes model as Zoanthropes, it was pretty obvious how I was going to go about making a Doom of Malan'tai model! I had already bought and used, a metal version of the new Zoanthropes model for DoM, so this was going to be a nice, easy conversion. First, here is a picture of my Zoanthropes...


I never really liked the tail of the new Zoanthropes so that was my starting point. I cut off his tail and pinned on an old Gargoyle tail in it's place. From then on it was just a case of adding some unused Mawloc spines, gluing a coin under the base so that it didn't topple over, and then going back over it with a spray base coat of black ready for painting...








See him painted up in a few posts time...
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15 April 2012

Mercer Canoptek Spyders done!

Nick speaking,

Before and after pictures of the two Spyders I got from Mercer over at Imperius Dominatus. I hope you like what I have done with them mate.

Before...




 


After...







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12 April 2012

Necron Scarab Farm - 63 Scarab Bases Done!

Nick speaking,

Been very busy with the Scarab making, here are my three units of twenty one Scarab bases, ten to start on the table, and eleven for spawning. I have one unit of original GW Scarabs, and the other two rock and rubble units are all made from my single green stuff cast...






Now for the Tomb Spyders
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