Necron – the new (well, old) and the old (well, very old)
With all the hype around the new Necrons coming out in the new edition of Warhammer 40k (if by any chance you live under a rock, here’s the trailer for the 9th edition of WH40K)
I dug up some pics from a commission I painted a while back (5 years!) – good old Necrons of which we might not see miniatures again! The custom colour scheme was something quite different, though with the passing of time i see how my skills have improved. Take a look, feel a bit nostalgic… and ready Your wallets for the HUGE amount of new Games Workshop metal skeletons coming within the next months!
This miniature is not really new, it dates back to late 2015, but I still haven’t posted the photos here until now.
The reason was that I was not quite happy with the quality of photos.
Unfortunately there was no way of re-taking them, so all I had was a batch of photos taken in quite sharp light, some of them slightly blurry, and so on. While you can see the kind of direction I took with this model, some subtleties are lost under what became a reflective glossy surface thanks to the strong light here.
Well, sometimes you cannot get what you want…
The general request was to take the Archaon model and turn it into a lord of Tzeentch, with a big cloak and huge banner, all decorated with freehand paintings. I think it was the last model I did in this theme, and in result of my escape from blue Tzeentch models I turned towards the Slaaneshi ones that I am still painting…
My inspiration for the freehands here were some occult symbols and pictures I had in my collection. I was pretty happy with this model and am still not really satisfied with the photos. Not showing this model would be a mistake though, so here it is in all its 2015 glory!