Necron Snow Bases Round 2

Thursday, June 7, 2012

So the first attempt at snow bases didn't go so well -- I placed patches of PVA glue on the base then applied some dry Gale Force 9 snow basing flock. After the glue dried, the coloring of the snow turned to a bleak shade of gray:

Not what I was going for. So I did a little research and came across this great how-to guide from MiniArmyHugeTimeSink. I never thought about making a wet mixture with the snow before then applying it that way, but I think they turned out great. Here's some of the army awaiting the second snow fall (as I get the mixture ready):

I simply applied the new snow mixture to the previous patches of snow from the first attempt using a toothpick. It's best to have a bunch of mini's lined up when you do this as it doesn't take much material and you can fly through a decent number of models and make sure your mix doesn't go to waste.

After the mix had been added, I sprinkled some more snow flock on top to give it that dusty snow look.

I let the bases dry overnight, then began to plan out the display board. I have a few ideas but first wanted to make sure that the 2000pt list would fit.

This isn't going to be the layout, but at least now I know what kind of surface area I'm working with and how much 'free' space I can expect. This lot doesn't include the remaining court models or the other 5 man Immortal squad, so space will be a little tight unless I can come up with a better way to arrange all those extra Scarab bases that are there to be spawned by the Spyders. I'm working on the last batch of models and hoping to have them built & primed this weekend so I can proceed with the display board. I'd like to have this army finished up quickly so I can begin on the new Dark Eldar toys that came in the mail this week!


  1. I'm glad my guide helped you out :D Looking good!

  2. Levels Joe...levels. Maybe the tard...I mean shard on a ridge above the necron warriors, or the spiders above a scuttling nest of scarabs.

  3. @Volt_ron It most certainly did! Thanks for making and posting the guide!

    @RobO Haha, yeah the shards aren't what they used to be, but they still look awesome and much scarier than they actually are. I'd like to incorporate levels on the board, maybe a snow drift or 2... we'll see what I can fit in.

  4. Your snowy guys do look badass. Much improvement on the gray side-of-the- highway-snow guys. Great job, hon! (Snowy Guys = wife speak for Necrons)

  5. Hey there!
    I have to say that you easily have one of the most stylish Necron armies out there.
    I really love the cold color-scheme!
    May I ask how you painted dark metal parts and the blue glow? :)
    And also, where did you get those funky blue rods?

    Cheers / Andreas

  6. Thanks Andreas! I appreciate the kind words! I'm really enjoying this paint scheme as it is simple to paint up in batches and therefore not very time consuming. The dark metal parts are simply a dry brush of Boltgun Metal over a Chaos Black basecoat. Then a quick wash with Badab Black to darken the metal (to brighten up the details you can hit them again with Boltgun or sparingly with some Mithril Silver). For the blue it's just a layer of Enchanted Blue followed by a dry brush of Ice Blue then Skull White to highlight. (sorry, these are the old paint names from Citadel color; I'm not sure what their new equivalents would be)

    The blue rods I purchased from this site: