Wednesday, January 10, 2018

On the Bench: Necron Cryptek

Welcome to 2018 and a return to me posting on my blog.  To kick-off the new year, I have decided to dip my toes back into Warhammer 40K and see if I am interested in returning to the game after taking a leave of it a few years back.  Since I am a deep-end of the pool type of person, my return to the game will be in the form of playing in a small tournament this coming weekend.  Since the game has radically changed since last I have played, I decided I needed to do a bit of updating to my very old necron force if I was going to bring it out of retirement.  To this end, I decided to start the revamp by adding a fully painted Necron Cryptek.

When it came to officially adding a cryptek to my army, I had the option of either going with one of the Finecast models or creating my own using various bits laying about the Kaiju Lounge (aka my hobby room).  While I like some of the existing models, in particular Illuminor Szeras, I decided to start by just converting one and see where I am with things after a few games.

The conversion I settled on was a combination of parts from the Immortals/Deathmarks and Lychguard/Praetorians kits.  Specifically, I used the head and upper body off the Deathmarks kit and the legs and weapon from the Praetorians kit.  When it came to assembling the model, I elected to put together the whole body and prime it and the head separately.  Once everything was primed, I painted the inside of the "hood" and the back of the head.  Once those parts were painted, I assembled the complete model and finished painting it.

With the model painted, I need to now decide on a new basing scheme for my necrons as I would like to update the army a bit just to make it feel a little less dated.  I also need to build a first round display board that will be used until I have time to create a better one to go with the updated army.