|Most of the boxes, this isn’t even everything.|
[So]Rice back with another tale, detailing my team’s progress with one of the largest Warhammer 40,000 armies ever painted.
Chris, a long time customer of Lazuli Miniatures Studio called me up and asked him to come over since had a “big job” for me us to do. I drove over expecting something along the lines of the work we usually receive from him. Previously we had painted Apocalypse sized armies of Chaos Space Marines, Necrons, and Vampire Counts for him.
When I arrived he took me upstairs and I saw what looked to be all the Necron merchandise in the state of Texas. It literally took the two of us four trips to the car to load them all in. The craziness did not end there though, he had an additional 2,000 points that were already assembled that I would pick up later since I did not take anymore room in the car and we ordered him another Necron Phalanx set. In total he told us that we had about 40,000 points of Necrons with upgrades.
|About 200 unassembled Necrons of batch 1.|
I tallied up the total figures, the list ends up as this:
Necron Overlord x1
Trazyn the Infinite x1
Necron Cryptek x6
Necron Lord with Resurrection Orb x7
Necron Triarch Stalker x4
Necron Lychguard / Triarch Praetorians x45
Necron Immortals / Deathmarks x45
Necron Flayed One x20
Necron Warriors x374
Necron Night Scythe/Doom Scythe x6
Necron Ghost Ark / Doomsday Ark x 6
Necron Catacomb Command Barge / Annihilation Barge x3
Necron Tomb Blades x15
Necron Canoptek Wraiths x15
Necron Destroyer x32
Necron Canoptek Spyder x9
Necron Monolith x7
Necron Scarab Swarm x106
|Lynn and White Phanda basing Necrons.|
I called up bunch of friends since all my artists were tied up with other projects and gave them jobs. Note that before this project, with the exception of my brother, none of them had any experience with painting or even wargames in general. I didn’t really have a choice and I had a deadline to meet so we were going to do this project sweatshop style.
|Sweatshop Day 1|
Day one involved assembling nearly 400 Necron Warriors along with 100 Elite troops. We went through almost 8 tubes of Plastic Glue and 6 bottles of Super Glue on the first day.
|Spray painting the Warriors.|
|Remember to take your paint fumes seriously.|
After the assembly was complete, we sprayed all the infantry figures with Krylon Matte Aluminum, this color is similar to Citadel’s Fenris Silver. I went through 10 cans of this for the entire army. We were asked to stick with the color scheme of Chris’s original Necrons of black and silver and to make the vehicle painting faster, we sprayed the silver and black in sub-assemblies.
|Necron Flying Croissants.|
From start time to end time on the painting, it is about 10 minutes per vehicle. We used a sponge to apply Fenris Silver onto the black areas to give a sense of weathering. The silver parts were washed in Army Painter Strong Tone.
We used the Army Painter Strong Tone can to dip all of the infantry figures.
By this point all of us were pretty sick of Necrons, I’m pretty sure the girls were sick of little toy soldiers in general, but we committed to finishing everything.
|This is what happens when you a let the girls put together tanks.|
After 4 sessions of 12 hours each put in by 8 people, we ended up with this. There are actually a ton of figures missing from the photos because it is impossible to fit everything on one table.
|40k points of 40k.|
|All boxed up for storage.|
That’s it for now everyone, we will be back soon with a showcase of the entire completed army, thanks for looking!
-[So]Rice, Kobayashi, m3ndo, Kameron, artie, sivooo, Lynn, White Phanda, and Mandrake.
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40,000 points of Necrons is turning out to not be so bad, we challenge anyone out there to commission something along the lines of a 50,000 point Tyranid Army or an entire Space Marine Chapter! So what’s the biggest army you’ve ever seen built all at once?