Tomb It May Concern – Part 4

Just to prove that my adventures with Necrons last month were not merely a flash in the pan I’m back on the tomb world once again, hauling yet more grumpy androids from their dusty graves. My first port of call was a leader for my army, an undead king in the form of this Necron Lord.

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As the commander of my legions he needed a suitably impressive title so I turned my attention to the naming table from the previous edition of Kill Team combined with the Dynastic Epithets in the current Necron codex. Rather than roll a dice however I just asked my wife to pick some random numbers, and we ended up naming him Anubitar the Unstoppable, Breaker of the Beings Below. Needless to say I’ve pencilled this in as a suitable name for our first child as well.

Next up, the oddly endearing Canoptek Reanimator.

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This is an impressively tall model, as demonstrated by the way it towers over this Necron warrior.

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Finally we turn from the very tall to the fairly small, and the diminutive Plasmacyte.

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Not quite as many models as I managed last time around but then again work is still super busy, and I’ve got a lot of other projects clamouring for my limited time as we hurtle towards the mid-year update. More mechanical men should appear in the second half of the year however.

23 responses to “Tomb It May Concern – Part 4

  • Alex

    Looking great mate, nice bit of faded bling on that Lord, and I love the Reanimator – your darker tones really give it an ominous looming presence. Very moody & very cool

    • Wudugast

      Thanks dude! I always liked the descriptions of Necrons that made them seem particularly alien and sinister; planets suddenly going dark, garbled astropathic calls for help, vid-captures of baleful skeletal silhouettes emerging from the gloom, that kind of thing – as opposed to quirky space-Egyptians. Moody and ominous is exactly what I’m hoping to achieve here! 😀

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Great work all round and love the leader of the gang. Meanwhile here’s hoping for a boy! 😉

  • Azazel

    That’s a nice bump to the old Necron collection! Great looking models!

  • Kuribo

    All three of these came out nicely! I don’t know if it was that specific Necron Lord (but I’m pretty sure it was) that I tried to paint a few years ago but it was a total disaster and I never finished it. So I think that means you’re a better painter than me! 😀

    • Wudugast

      Yup, that’s how it works right enough. I shall send off some photos of your models to Games Workshop with this comment appended and they should send me my Golden Daemon right away! 😀 Seriously, there is no shame in giving up with this Necron Lord – I sailed perilously close to disaster with him a few times. On the surface he looks pretty straightforward but there are hidden depths of screwing up there and I think I explored all of them.

      • Kuribo

        😀 I just wasn’t getting on with the mini and the colors didn’t match what I had in my mind so I tossed it in the bin. There is definitely an art to coming up with new or creative Necron color schemes. That was my main lesson from that experience 🙂

      • Wudugast

        You what?! You threw it in the bin?! Wow, that’s something I’ve never done. Not sure if I’m horrified or impressed to be honest. I mean, I guess if you knew you were never going to finish painting it, you were really unhappy with how it looked and you knew it was just going to take up space, create clutter and be a source of constant vague irritation as you looked at it and thought about how things might have been then there’s really only one thing you could do – put it in a box and trip over it for the rest of your life. It’s what works for me!

      • Kuribo

        Haha! Truthfully, I don’t like looking at failed sculpts so it wasn’t a hard decision. The Necron sculpt was cheap as chips as well. It was like ten quid or something like that so I just chalked it up to learning a lesson the hard way!

  • imperialrebelork

    Wow, super cool. I dabbled with the idea of getting into Necrons a while back but the idea never came to fruition. Now seeing yours I feel tempted again. Great project name too haha

    • Wudugast

      Cheers man! Aye, I remember that, it was around the same time as me as I recall. The difference is whilst you showed admirable self-control and willpower I spotted a good deal here, an offer I couldn’t turn down there and ended up with a box full of unpainted models before the idea fizzled out. For a while I was kicking myself but I’m kind of glad I did it now actually, they are really cool models to paint so I’m glad I’ve got them to work through – despite the hiatus.

      • imperialrebelork

        Haha I wouldn’t say self control at all mate. My bet is on that I got distracted by something else just as cool to throw my money at. Looking at your models though I’m thinking I could use some of the bits and pieces from an old dusty project I have called The Black Plague. Biomechanical beings and monsters etc.

      • Wudugast

        Sounds awesome – but don’t get distracted right now, according to the history books there wasn’t a single biomechanical monstrosity at Rorke’s Drift!

      • imperialrebelork

        The one I read said there were a herd of three legged robotic mountain goats that killed Michael Caine just after filming finished. The Caine we’ve known ever since is a lookalike pretending to be Caine.?

      • Wudugast

        He’s a clone of the original Caine sent back from the future to defeat the goats. The goats are moving around through time as part of their plan to invade the Earth and subjugate humanity. The spheres will align at Rorke’s Drift allowing them to move their armies through in force and change the course of history. Brits and Zulus will fight bravely back to back but ultimately the superior technology and numbers of goats will see humanity defeated. We got lucky last time, the goats attacked the set of the film Zulu, believing it to be the real Rorke’s Drift (they’re not very clever, they are goats after all). They won’t make the same mistake twice. Only Caine’s clone can save us now…

      • imperialrebelork

        That’s a movie right there. Preferably a musical

  • Faust

    That Reanimator is a beast! And a lovely one at that. I had to look up the original model…to my untrained eye, it doesn’t look like you modded it at all? All are stellar in their metal glory.

    Not knowing the lore of Necrons, I thought they were just a bunch of Terminator style robots. But it sounds like they are some sort of Egyptian-themed Undead Robots? Very weird.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Ah, no, none of these have been modified at all. In fact I’ve not been doing much converting lately, and where I have it’s mostly just been tweaks and head/weapon swaps. Turns out the name of the blog really was just a silly joke and not a threat of violence aimed at anyone who doesn’t chop up their models! 😀 That said I do have a bunch of converted/kitbashed models that I’ll be posting up tomorrow morning so I’ve not given up my old ways entirely.

      At the moment I’m really trying to clear my way through my backlog of unfinished models and so although I still enjoy converting things its not really my focus at the moment and I’m not feeling drawn to it to quite the same extent as I was in the past. I’m sure that’ll change back in time though.

      As for the Necrons they’ve gone through various iterations. When they were first released they were basically just Tomb Kings in space (in the very early days of 40k, as you probably know, most 40k models were just ported over from Warhammer with a few guns added in place of bows and swords). Then when they got a more expanded release they became sinister robot skeletons ala the Terminator. A while later (6th edition maybe – the grey matter fails me here…) they were “reinvented” with lots of background to make them seem more quirky and eccentric and less sinister. They gained a lot of personality but they became a bit silly in my view, they lost the “ominous and unknowable” vibe they’d had before. Now they seem to be going back towards being alien and genuinely menacing which I think is a good thing, I love the Orks but we don’t need two silly races in 40k.

      • Faust

        Ohhhh, and here I thought the blog’s name meant if Wudugast didn’t convert a model, we were all going to die!! Glad you cleared that up!! 😉

        Just two silly races? I thought they had Space Elves too? And Squats, but I guess those are rare? Thanks for the background on the Necrons. “Tomb Kings” in space makes sense, I guess. Though I kind of like the idea of them just being some crazy murderours Robot army, which was what I thought when I saw them.

  • patmcf

    Bloody big boy !! neat mate!

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