Sunday, February 26, 2012

Necron Vehicle Conversions




Joedrache on the Apocalypse40K forum is a big Necron collector and posted these photos of his recent Necron vehicle conversions.   Here are his comments on his vehicles:
 
Triarch Stalker

For the stalker, I tried to make it look like the picture in the book (but found out later it has 3! legs in the fluff) I think 6 are much better than 3.  I started with the cockpit of the ghost ark, adding part of the fenders and the mount for the grav motors to be the joints for the legs. Each leg had to be notched to fit on there with some strength. I added an extra bi segment for the front legs to give it a more crabby appearance, and adding two arches beside the driver, I think intimates the quantum shielding it has. For the heat ray I fused 4 synaptic guns in a chevron formation. This model is definitely one of my favorite conversions.

Ghost Ark

The Ghost Ark would be my 2nd favorite. The profile shots show how you could cut each arch to make it fit with the gun underslung. First thing I had to do was toss that lousy flying base in the trash. Is there any way that could ever support this model?  Have you seen the DE flying bases?  WTF! I digress. I wanted it to have a more organic, bug, ribcage feel than the viking longboat look it did have. The odd heads in there are from Puppetswar. I could never quite capture the progression of damaged warriors at the rear, being repaired as they come up to the front. there was no room for the flayer attachments, so I just stuck them on individually, giving them a nice transitional arch throughout the sets


Catacomb Command / Annihilation Barge 1

My Catacomb Command / Annihilation Barge serves double duty of course, though its usually the sweep attack variety. The main thing to do was get that Overlord to hang off the side for lopping off marine heads. I use a heat gun extensively in my modeling.  It cost me a $ 100 at Sears.  Its pricey, but so worth it, especially for Nids or other organics.  But in this case, I just had to slightly bend legs and ankles, and the scythe arm to get the right pose. I wanted it to be even more drastic, but had to compromise. if you bend too much they start to look boneless!


Catacomb Command / Annihilation Barge 2
Catcom2 The Headless Horseman! The tricky part here was building it upside down. There is a sweet ball underneath that will never be seen. had to cut the male part off of the crescent upright to get it to work, and you can see, my angle was not quite right, but that's okay. I just love the way this Overlord looks while he's prowling the sleepy hollows of 40k. He did have a BA helmet, but it fell off so now he's hunting grey knight paladins.


I wanted a big Necrony crystal out there. This is a quartz pendulum, and it was very hard to get the paint to stick. The uv paint i'm using is pretty chalky, and generally bad paint, but it glows. I wanted the Doom Ark to look like its got a spinning matrix that charges up for the shot. Plus it seems the normal way you're supposed to build it (which I almost never do) just obscures the cool gun barrel, so I wanted to show that off. Then I wanted a more servitor feel for the driver.


Much thanks to Joe.

Loken

2 comments:

Warflake said...

The Catacomb Command Barge with the bad-ass hanging off the side is just amazing !!

AngryPanda said...

Can you recommend any color for that glow effect? I so need to get my hands on that!

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