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Friday, March 20, 2015

Necron Immortals with Light Conversion

I decided I needed a break from the world, so I sat down and painted the five Immortals that I recently re-based.  This was a relatively quick job.  Since these are intended for regular play, I'm not wasting my time giving them a really solid paint job.  As I type this, it's 8:51PM on Thursday.  I didn't start these until at least 6PM or so, so you're looking at less than 3 hours of work.

You can see some light conversion work done on these models.  The "Sarge" model, i.e., the one with the brass face armor, was lucky enough to score a Deathmark torso.  This is mainly because I dropped, and then promptly crushed by stepping on, the Immortal torso.  I think it turned out fine.  All five have Deathmark heads with Tau Empire Crisis Suit antennas glued to the side.

In my head, these Necrons were awoken when a Tau Earth Caste Engineering Crew started screwing around with some old tech found in a cave.  They found these five defunct robots and wired in an antenna to patch them into the Drone network.  This had the unexpected side effect of waking them up!  Fluff is fun.  I like to give my models stories sometimes.

BUT...  some of you are just here for the pictures.  Here you go...

First up, a quick group shot...


Another group shot, standing on the small bit of terrain from my recent tutorial video...


A better angle...


This next shot really shows how well some cork and a 32 mm base makes an Immortal so much more imposing than a Warrior.  I'm really happy with this difference.  I think the little Tau antennas also help by giving the Immortals another 3-4mm of height...


And lastly, going into battle with a Lord.  This is probably how I'll field them...


I'm not sure what I'll paint next.  I think the next week might be a build week.  I need to assemble 8 more Warriors and 3 Tomb Blades to be able to field a Decurian Detachment.  That's sort of the end goal.  Build the Reclamation Legion Core and then start working an auxiliary detachments with the Destroyer Cult and Canoptek Harvest Formations being first.

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