One of my favourite projects is the Necron warband I made for #Kitbashember 2018. In fact I enjoyed making them so much that after making something for each of the #Kitbashember prompts I went right ahead and made another model. At the time I even had a couple more ideas that I never got round to, and finally I've found the time and the right bits to make them work. Here's some new Necrons.
A Tomb Blade. The official GW versions of these are small aircraft operated by a single Necron. I've mentioned previously that the art of Zdzislaw Beksinski was a big influence on this project. His painting "V5" was the inspiration for this model.
|V5 by Zdzislaw Beksinski|
I wanted this to look somewhat like a plane, as if the wings stay fixed in flight. I thought of the Angel of the North. I find myself making things without visible weapons. How does this one fight? Let's say it shrieks like a harpy and tears at the opponent with its sharp wings.
The new Necron units in 9th Edition were really the impetus for revisiting this project. The Canoptek Reanimators introduce a cool new visual idea that I wanted to reinterperet in this style.
I imagine this "Reanimator" reanimates fallen Necrons by issuing a loud, lowing bellow that spookily rouses them back to life.
Beksinski's work was an indluence on this one too. In this case, one of his Untitled paintings.
|Untitled by Zdzislaw Beksinksi|
This one ended up being mostly sculpted from scratch with Milliput.
It originally had a rounded body. I didn't have the patience to produce enough legs to fill the entire body length so I broke off the back part, leaving a cracked surface that looks appropriately like stone. Milliput is great for evoking natural materials like this.
And lastly another idea that I sat on since Kitbashember 2018. I ordered the Tomb King's Dreadfleet boat from eBay with this idea in mind. And then I couldn't think of the right way to make it mobile. For a while I was thinking of multiple skeleton legs in rows. This was before the Ossiarch Bonereapers range came out and the Crawler legs would have been the same sort of thing I was thinking of. I also considered giving it insect legs and making it into a kind of modified giant scarab. In the end I gave it a prow "rudder", which cuts through the sand. I think the way it "floats" looks properly mysterious for the ancient alien Necrons.
The "Command Barge" bears the remains of a Necron king. Maybe he's too broken to sustain himself or perhaps he's simply enjoying the luxury of his funeral boat.
I have a handful more ideas for some more Necrons. Maybe I'll add to this collection soon.