Necron basics

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    19 Jul 2022
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    10 Jan 2024
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How I paint my Necrons to start with


  1. Base coat with Chaos Black


  1. Heavy drybrush with Leadbelcher focus on the body parts and hit recesses lighter

More base colours

  1. Colour in the joints, spine in Black Templar
  2. Colour the parts (eyes, symbol on chest, orbs, tubes) with Corax White
  3. Hit the parts you painted white before with Tesseract Glow


  1. Shade all parts which are in Leadbelcher with Nuln Oil
  2. Shade all glowing parts lightly with Biel-Tan Green


  1. Light drybrush of all the shaded parts with Leadbelcher

Mathias Augustic


Started painting WH40k in February 2022

Citadel Painting System 7
Base 2
  • Corax White
  • Leadbelcher
Shade 2
  • Biel-Tan Green
  • Nuln Oil
Technical 1
  • Tesseract Glow
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Contrast 1
  • Black Templar
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