The Necrons may be immortal but the rest of us are not and so whilst they may be content to take tens of millennia to fulfil their plans I’m going to have to work a tiny bit faster if I want to get my metallic legions painted. Now I fully intend to live a good long time yet (many, many decades if I have anything to say about it!) but even that won’t be enough to get this project finished if I don’t ever get on with it and actually paint something. The irony being that part of what attracted me to the Necrons was the fact that I could paint them up quite quickly, something I set out to do in 2020 before rapidly going into hibernation instead. 2021 I told myself would be the year of the Necrons, the year I churned out a host of robots at mind boggling speed. Alas the best laid plans of even the most megalomaniacal of undead android emperors sometimes come to naught and so it is that 2022 rolled around without so much as a single scarab disturbing the dust of the tomb worlds.
This year however I plan to do better and so, having settled at last on a fairly traditional colour scheme (mostly because it’s nice and easy to paint) I set about assembling my first squad of ten Necron warriors.
In terms of appearance there’s nothing radical here but they speak to a sense of nostalgia in me, and I’m trying to keep this project as straightforward and complication-free as possible! Best of all, by keeping things simple I managed to complete a whole squad in next to no time!
That’s not all however, I also painted a couple more swarms of scarabs to add to the one I painted back at the tail end of 2020.
Floating ominously out of the ancient vaults we have a Plasmancer who manipulates raw energy in ways so strange and arcane they might just be magic…
Of course we wouldn’t want some weirdo space wizard who doesn’t even have legs running the show so, until my Necron Lord is fully painted, his loyal bodyguard the Royal Warden will be stepping up to keep the legion in line.
Now that’s more like progress isn’t it? Needless to say I’ve got lots more space undead on the desk but hopefully, after two decades of aspiring to a Necron army, this is the beginning of the march towards finally getting them painted.