Necrons: Scarabs

Necrons: Scarabs

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    17 Sep 2020
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    22 Sep 2020
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Prime

  1. Gloss Black Airbrush Thinner [3-1] - Prime at 15-20PSI

Body

Metal Vallejo paints should be mixed with a 2-1-1 mix of paint-thinner-flow

  1. Gunmetal Grey - Base at 15PSI
  2. Dark Aluminum - Standard highlight directly from the top only at 15PSI
  3. Chrome - Light highlight directly from the top only at 15PSI
  4. Reikland Fleshshade - Wash any parts that will be bronze. These scarabs will have their interior back flap bronze. Will likely need 2x coats.
  5. Gloss Metal Varnish Airbrush Thinner [1-1] - Spray the entire model and don't allow it to pool. Let dry overnight as we don't want it to be tacky. This step will help the wash flow into the crevices without staining too much.
  6. Nuln Oil Gloss - Wash entirely, fluid should flow to crevices but ensure it does not pool on flat surfaces, be careful NOT to wash any bronze bits that may have been done beforehand. Give at least an hour to dry.
  7. VERY light highlight with Dark Aluminum at a 45 degree angle and from the top at 15PSI. Try not to hit any bronze directly, but it is OK if it gets a dusting.
  8. VERY light highlight with Chrome directly from the top at 15PSI. Try not to hit any bronze directly, but it is OK if it gets a dusting.
  9. Edge highlight with White Aluminum where light would hit from top. Do not thin down, use a small brush with very little paint on it.

Bronze Pieces

  1. Ensure these pieces got the same treatment as the body and if necessary wash it lightly with Reikland Fleshshade one time only as 2+ coats will darken too much.

Orbs

  1. Base with Warp Lightning using a brush
  2. Glaze 1: Warpstone Glow Lahmian Medium [1-6]. Apply glaze over majority of orb (75%). Will require multiple applications.
  3. Block glaze with Warp Lightning Glaze1 [1-1] using a small amount on brush, apply over area where previous colours meet to create a transition. Apply from outside-to-inside of orb. Will require multiple applications.
  4. Glaze 2: Moot Green Lahmian Medium [1-6]. Apply glaze over half of orb (50%). Will require multiple applications.
  5. Block glaze with Glaze1 Glaze2 [1-1] using a small amount on brush, apply over area where previous colours meet to create a transition. Apply from outside-to-inside of orb. Will require multiple applications.
  6. Glaze 3: Yriel Yellow Lahmian Medium [1-6]. Apply glaze over minority of orb (10%-25%). Will require multiple applications.
  7. Block glaze with Glaze2 Glaze3 [1-1] using a small amount on brush, apply over area where previous colours meet to create a transition. Apply from outside-to-inside of orb. Will require multiple applications.

Varnish

  1. Spray entire model with Gloss Metal Varnish Airbrush Thinner [1-1] at 15PSI
  2. Brush on Matt Varnish Airbrush Thinner [1-1] on the orbs to just leave the body with the gloss finish

Rakerburn

Note: All thinner/flow mixes and PSI pressures are mostly for me based on my airbrush and how I use it. They may not be ideal for your setup.

Citadel Painting System 7
Shade 2
  • Nuln Oil Gloss
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 3
  • Moot Green
  • Warpstone Glow
  • Yriel Yellow
Technical 1
  • Lahmian Medium
Contrast 1
  • Warp Lightning
Vallejo Auxiliaries
Base 2
  • 70.520 Matt Varnish
  • 71.261 Airbrush Thinner
Vallejo Metal Color
Base 5
  • 77.657 Gloss Metal Varnish
  • 77.703 Dark Aluminum
  • 77.706 White Aluminum
  • 77.707 Chrome
  • 77.720 Gunmetal Grey
Vallejo Surface Primer
Base 1
  • 77.660 Gloss Black
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