Color Guide: Necron Nihilakh Dynasty Skorpekh Destroyer Lord

Howdy Y’all TheJTJ here with a painting guide for Nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer Lord.

 

I started my Necron army about 10 years ago when I purchased a large “old style, but not the metal old old style” Necron lot from a friend. I wanted to paint them in an Ancient Egyptian color scheme using gold and turquoise. I also based them with a simple sand theme to really emphasize the dessert aspect. I always loved the idea of hundreds of Necron warriors rising out of the sand like a pack of mummies moving forward with grim purpose.  It was not until the 5th edition codex came out that I realized gold and Turquoise was the Nihilakh scheme. Throughout the last few edition the Nihilakh have also had decent dynasty rules on the tabletop and that has made playing the army as painted more enjoyable.

 

The Paint scheme is easy and fast. You can easily complete 10 Necrons warriors in one evening of painting, “long as they are built and primed”. It usually takes about 2 hours if you are diligent. The Skorpekh Lord took a little less that 2 hours. This is a down and dirty way to get your models, “battle ready” and on the table. If you wanted to take them to higher level I suggest really focusing on the turquoise parts with some dry brushing. The one thing thing I am not 100% excited about is how the Tesseract Glow came out. To be honest I have been playing around with various power blade colors/techniques for year and have never been overly thrilled at any. I think the Tesseract Glow Technical paint has some good things going for it and could be enhanced with a little edge highlighting.

 

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

necron nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

 

Color Guide: Necron Nihilakh Skorpekh Destroyer

  1. Prime: Retributor Armour – “This is very expensive paint, but if you want to save lots of time it is worth the money.”
  2. Gold body
    1. If you need to touch up the gold: Vallejo Gold
    2. Wash
      1. Nuln Oil
    3. Dry
      1. Vallejo Gold
    4. Spot  “damage”
      1. Leadbelcher
  3. Turquoise parts
    1. Base
      1. Hawk Turquoise x2
    2. Edge
      1. Lothern Blue
    3. Wash
      1. Nuln Oil
    4. Spot “damage”
      1. Leadbelcher
    5. “If you wanted to bring the level of painting up a notch follow these steps”:
      1. Base
        1. Hawk Turquoise x2
      2. Wash
        1. Nuln Oil
      3. Dry
        1. Hawk Turqoise
      4. Edge 
        1. Lothern Blue
      5. Spot “damage”
        1. Leadbelcher
    6. Green Cables and Power Cells
      1. Base
        1. Warboss Green X1 or X2
      2. Wash
        1. Nuln Oil
      3. Dry
        1. Warboss Green
      4. HL/Edge
        1. Moot Green
      5. Layer
        1. Ard Coat – or any gloss coat
    7. Green Blade
      1. Base
        1. White – Ceramite X1, Vallejo Blanko X1
      2. Tesseract Glow
      3. Layer
        1. Ard Coat- or any gloss coat
    8. Basing
      1. Ring
        1. Ushabti Bone X2
      2. Ballast
        1. Woodlans Scenics buff
      3. Stone
        1. Base
          1. Karak Stone
        2. Wash
          1. Nuln Oil
        3. Dry
          1. Ushabti Bone

 

Thanks for reading, Y’all be good.

 

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