Necromunda! Necro’17 Consoles & Levers

Necromunda! Necro'17 Consoles & Levers, Necromunda Barricades and Objectives 2017

We’re entering a bit of time where I’ll be switching from trying to have posts every second day to daily for a little while. That’s because I’ve finally (mostly) gotten over my winter illness(es), am feeling alright (if very tired) and have a bit of time from work to get painting between weekends, leave from work and a couple of public holidays. Since it’s already mid-September and I still haven’t gotten the August round-up done, if I stick to the 2-day posting schedule with what I already need to post, it’ll be the 21st of September when I post the stuff that already needs to be posted. Assuming I don’t finish any more models before then. And I’m planning on finishing several more models before then…

I do prefer to have more short posts with just a couple of models than more infrequent mega-posts, even if posting more frequently has far fewer views or comments, simply because it’s easier for me when I want to go back and check on things, though I will of course “stack” things that go together. I justy don’t want to be in the situation of spending half of October posting up September’s models…

Necromunda! Necro'17 Consoles & Levers, Necromunda Barricades and Objectives 2017

Anyway, meta-commentary aside, I finally knuckled down and made myself assemble (ok, glue down) and paint these small console pieces, originally from the Necromunda: Underhive boxed set released in 2017. yes, these simple things have been sitting around for 5 years… I’m ashamed. I used some Vallejo Smoky Ink on these to give a grimy, used look but that hasn’t come up well in the photos. I also used HIPS bases from the Sedition Wars Kickstarter, which were the only positive thing to come out ot that experience. When taking these pics, I found it funny to see the size of them when compared to normal humans as well as some marines. The only model that doesn’t look tiny compared to them is the Primaris. Perhaps they were originalkly designed to be used without bases, though without bases they’re the least stable things you’ll have ever encountered in your life.

These bits are currently available in the Necromunda Barricades and Objectives set from GW. I’ve painted …most of the other bits and pieces from the sets a lot closer to when I picked them up, and it looks like I’ve now only got the ammo crates, loose ammo, little shrine-things and objective markers to go. So if I ever find them and am in the right mood, I should be able to smash them out. See you tomorrow with more little bits and pieces!

Kill Team: Pariah Nexus – Necron “Barrels” and “Crates”

Kill Team: Pariah Nexus - Necron "Barrels"

Today I have some scatter terrain of sorts from the recent Boxed Kill Team expansion of “Pariah Nexus”. Truth be told these are pretty uninspiring little bits and I doubt I would even have gotten started on them if not for the fact that marouda and I decided to have a game of Assasinorum: Execution Force the other week. Having bought this particular Games Workshop boxed game back on release in 2015 for its intended purpose (discount model delivery system for the new plastic Assassin models), I’d never actually gotten around to playing it. In fact, while the Chaos Space Marines had actually been painted, the cultists had been put away in with other platic cultist sprues and the actual Assassins and Chaos Lord/Socreror frame had all been “lost” until I happened to find them by chance this week while cleaning up under the paint desk.

So it was metal Assassins, both completed and part-painted, Chaos Space Marines, A half-painted Iron Warrior hero in Terminator Armour, and a selection of metal Imperial/Chaos Cultists and WarZone Dark Legion zombified troopers who were selected. And with a “fuck this, I’m not reading new rules at 9pm, let’s go inside and play Far Cry for an hour and we can get back to this tomorrow night or the day after.” – that led me to select some bits that had broken loose from the Pariah nexus sprue to quickly paint to fill the red-square impassable space spots on the Execution Force board. if you’ve played Imperial Assault, you’ll know them well.

Kill Team: Pariah Nexus - Necron "Crates"

So with that, I quickly knocked out 7 or 8 of the single-square crates and barrels in an evening and part of a morning. Being of unlimited creativity, I followed the box art, since I would like them to fit in with the actual Pariah Nexus board, and even in these green tones they fit the board art of Execution Force pretty well. Since the first batch was pretty easy, I clipped a second bunch off a few days later and then also forced myself to knock them out as well. They’re pretty easy, but also pretty tedious to do. Mostly drybrushed, with the metal picked out and washed, and the crystals painted in VMC Ivory with Citadel Tesseract Glow over the top. That’s the newer Contrast paint that’s sold as part of their technical paint line so they can sell you a smaller pot of it.

Kill Team: Pariah Nexus - Necron "Barrels" and "Crates"

I’ve got a few (17) more of these to go, and then there are four doors from the set. Then there’s another entire set of two sprues, so I’m still trying to decide if I should paint the second set identically, so they’re all one nice consistent set, or if I should paint the second set in copper-brass tones – which would basically match the “New” official GW Necron colour scheme – that coincidently is pretty much exactly how I’d always pictured painting my own Necrons instead of T-800-silver – but never got around to doing any.

Oh, and this is another set of model bits for Ann’s second annual “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge…