I have been slowly increasing the size of my Necron army, and decided to paint the Nightbringer model that I recently purchased. Here is how I went about it:
I basecoated the model with Vallejo Black, purchased from http://www.modelsforsale.com and chose this black as it is as easily applied as Chaos Black, but has a matte effect rather than the gloss we have all come to know and love. I preferred the matte paint as the Nightbringer I feel is a very dark entity, and what better to show its darkness than a paint that doesn’t reflect as much light!
I then moved on to his cape, choosing a grey colour scheme to stick with the dark colours he suggests as being a ‘Reaper of Souls’. I carefully drybrushed the cape with Adeptus Battlegrey foundation paint, before highlighting with a thin layer of Codex Grey. Once that had dried, I applied a further edge highlight of Fortress Grey to the very edges of the cape, and then finally a tiny touch of Skull White to the extreme edges, as again, I didn’t want to give the appearance of reflection, just a void of darkness.
I then moved on to the body, and started by picking out the muscles of his form with Regal Blue. I made sure to leave a thicker than usual line of black in the recesses to again compliment the dark aura of the model. Once the first layer had dried, I highlighted the outer edges of the muscles with Shadow Grey, followed by Space Wolves Grey. I chose to go for the blue-hued colour scheme for his body as I didn’t want to drift away from the fact that it is still a Necrodermis (living-metal body), and thought that the pristine colour that a variation of blues could provide would be perfect to represent this metallic feel, blended with the strength of a Star God who would shape and colour the metal with his inner power.
The Nightbringer’s face and scythe were painted in the same way, leaving the dark recesses as mentioned above, and I left his eyes completely black. Once complete, I glued him to his base, following the same dark sand scheme as the rest of the army, minus the Scarab Swarm base provided as he doesn’t need to be any taller for Snipers to pick out with the new TLOS rules! I sprayed him with a matte effect varnish, and left him to dry for 30 minutes. He is now battle ready, and expect to here of the horror he provides on the battlefield in the next few weeks!
As usual, any comments are appreciated!