My top secret technique with which I am painting all my Necron armour is revealed in these photographs of my first Annihilation barge.
The ancient cracked armour, with hints of golden power circuits beneath, contrasts with the dusty ceramic pilot and crew.
I have already produced a Monolith with the same technique and three Destroyers have their carapaces in the same ‘cracked’ style. Again, I have used my limited pallette of grey, silver and green on the crew and weapons, with only the rather wonderful cracked armour in a stone colour. If you look carefully you will see that the armour has a golden undercoat that shows through some of the larger cracks.
So , what’s the kit like?
The Annihilation barge model is fantastic. Games Workshop really have got their act together now that their minis are designed using computers. The parts all fit wonderfully but this leads to a problem as the kit is complex. It seems that the designers realised they could squeeze more onto the sprue and decided to push it to the limit. It is even more complex to paint as I found that I had to paint most of the model in parts before gluing it together when almost finished. The kit also comes with extra pieces to transform it into a Command barge. Simply replace the twin linked Tesla destructors with a pulpit and Necron Overlord.
Overall, the model went together well and took a long time to manufacture only because I painted sub-assemblies separately and found myself waiting for elements to be ready before I could proceed. I’m looking forward to seeing this mini in action on the tabletop.