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Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Termirons - 15/18mm Terminators / Necrons

Hello again all,
Here is my take on Terminator / Necrons.
Models are Kryomek Nexus Talos ( to be used as medium mecha ) , The Scene Heavy robots ( to be used as PA) , the Scourge ( to be used as Grunts) by Rebel Minis and Puppetwars cyber spiders ( to be used as repair droids )

I'm always on the search to paint minis as quickly & efficiently as possible, otherwise the lead mountain will remain just so.

These are metal minis so it would be counter productive to undercoat , basecoat , paint etc... so I said why not use the metal as a the final finish. Here's how to do it.

Blue / Black wash 
Then dry buff ( i.e. without a polishing medium ) to remove top most paint layer. Re do the wash if and where necessary.
Eyes and energy cell glow painted first with a GW Jade green + Vallejo Flo mix , then a small wash of GW Hexwraith glow finished by a light, light blue drybrush.

For the cyber spiders the buffing is not done as they're resin models.

I think they came out quite good and one good easily do an army very quickly.

Resistance is futile.....and they will be back 

Thanks for your comments.
Z














And here they are all finished , the funny thing is that I spent more time on the green glow effects than on the models themselves. Some of them took more than 6 thin coats to finish, Duncan Rhodes would be happy. Vallejo Flo Yellow + GW Hexwraith glow was used to build the glow bit by bit but the end effect is worth it.
Z


























5 comments:

  1. Good point. I heard of some studio painters, back in the day, that they were recommending this process too. It's silly, when you think about it, layering paint upon a metal mini to get a metal effect.

    They look great Ang :)

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  2. Love them, Zrune! Thanks for sharing those Kryomek stuff, I'll have a closer look at it. :)

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  3. More than nice! I like your take on these and how such an approach worked! Where I would have taken a classic, orthodox approach (undercoat, etc) you dared to do something new. I like it, sometimes you have to un-learn things to move forward!

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  4. Nice job. Never painted my Scourge. Found them woefully small compared to my other 15s.

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  5. Sorry for the very late reply, I was not aware I had replies pending.

    Thanks for the comments, glad you like them.
    Z

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