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Deb's Necron Army project

 Post subject: Deb's Necron Army project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:00 am 
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I have started up a Necron army for my Epic Armageddon collection.

Since a previous source for rare epic miniature prints has been ruined by some idiot GW fanboy, I can not get them from that source.

Therefore I have resorted to a companyin the Czech Republic that makes decent proxies for the old G.W. models (different enough to avoid the cease and desist crap). So Trolls under the bridge has been my saviour for the infantry, and some of the vehicles that I can not 3D print and deflash without ruining the model.

They have proxies for the Ghost ark, Doomsday Ark, triarch stalker, Wraiths x 3, heavy destroyers/ destroyers x 3, a pack with 2 lords, 2 Crypteks, and a destroyer lord), Necron warriors x 15, Immortals x 15, Praetorians/ Pariahs x 15, Flayed ones x 15. Next to be designed are the Obelisk, the Pylon, and the Command Barge.

To compensate for the minis I can not get from Trolls, and that are not available anywhere else locally now, I have resorted to 3D printing. It took me over a month to finally get my new Creality CR10S5 PLA printer to work like I want it to with fine detail. I have to reset the bed now and then, and sometimes for printes that want to move about use glue stick, but I think the results are well worth it.

I have downloaded for free from Thingiverse most of the 3D prints and payed a meager fee to download the Warbarque, the Aeonic Orb and the Abbatoir.

I now have 3 Warrorior phalanxs, 1 Immortals Phalanx, 1 Praetorian/Pariah Phalanx equivelant, 2 formations of Destroyers, a Obelisk phalanx, sentry pylon phalanx, 9 Monoliths with 5 or 6 more on the way, a Nightbringer C,Tan, 2 Warbarques, an Aeonic Orb, an Abbatoir, a Tomb Complex, 2 Pylons and a Harvestor spaceship.

I have 2 more warrior phalanxes, an immortal phalanx, a Flayed ones formation, some Ghost arks and some Doomsday arks and more Temple Guards to be ordrered or already ordered from Trolls. I will be getting the Command Barge anbd perhaps a Pylon when it comes out.

I intend to print a heap of Tomb Spyders, Scarab Swarms, more Monoliths, Support Pylons and Obelisks. I also found some BFG Menat heavy raiders and Dirge class raiders that can be used for Night/doom scythes, and night shouds once I add some weapons to them. I intend to print 2 squadrons of the bomber, 3 of the fighter, 2 of the fighter bomber.

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The last photo contains my Necron Tomb Complex that I built from multiple 3d Prints and Plasticard. I have also found a 3d print for epic scale Necron summining cores, and greater summonong cores. I want to use these as objective markers, or perhaps make some Necron based terrain using them and the Necron Plasma Generators I used on the Tomb complex. I have some printable Necron objective markers useable for both Epic and 40K. I will be printing them in due course as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:32 am 
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My son has recently bought one of these printers (Anycubic Photon) and is also looking at a Necron army. It will be really interesting to see how you get on as there are some great designs on Thingiverse.

Best of luck with the army.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:54 pm 
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yeah the trolls necropolis line is aceballs. good choice.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Great stuff! I love seeing folks sort out a new army!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:51 pm 
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Looking good! Looking forward to see how they paint up.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:45 am 
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I was working with a few functions on the splicer multiply, scaling, and rotating, I could not find epic scale night scythe fighter stl files, so after locating only 40K scale files, I scaled down a Night Scythe file to 6% and it seems to be working. I have also found the 40K scale tomb blade STL file, reduced that one to 12%, but have not tried printing that scales down file yet.

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If the Tomb Blades do not print well, then the Anhhillation Barge, the Command Barge, the Night Shroud Bomber and the Tomb Blades are the only ones I will not have either 3D print files or a 3rd party manufacturer for.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am 
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Some more painting, and some more 3D printing and building.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:22 am 
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I have been building my Necron army for a tournament coming up next year in Canberra - CanCon 2020. I was trying to decide between the netea NEcron legal list, or since we are allowing Developmental lists, the Sautekh v1.1 liat.

I have been tinkering with a few lists, and have been able to get a hold of 24 6mm Necron Tomb Blades. (do not ask me where I purchased them - when they arrive - I will have to either lie to you or not answer you). My concern is whether for the Sautekh list whether I should drop one of my Monolith formations down to 3 monoliths and take a Destroyer maniple, or keep the 2 formations of monoliths at 4 each and take a blade maniple.

Blades have a 5+ armour save, fight light most bikes/jetbikes in that they can only CC or FF, and have no ranged weaponry. They thankfully move 35cm and are mounted infantry skimmers.

Compare that to destroyers, ans heavy destroyers that have a 4+ save, better FF stats, and have a 30cm range weapon. You do lose 10cm in movement, and they cost more, however the Destroyers can take a Necron lord, and also have the "Necron" rule, which will allow the destroyers to regenerate, even off board while in reserves.

I am trying to decide whether to take my 3d printed Night Scythes for the flexibility of extra portals, ground attack support, or to help with CAP. or more Necron warrior Phalanxes, which are generally cheap, and will have more bods on the ground, who can come back (regenerate), and might be annoying to the enemy.

I am slowly painting my army and will soon take some photos of the painted, but not based (as I have to decide on a basing scheme) minis. Currently, 1 Ghost ark, 1 scarab Swarm and Tomb Spyder, 2 Necron warrior sttands, one has a lord and cryptek, 2 Gauss Pylons with DC counters, and a Tomb Complex. I am now painting the remainder of the Ghost arks, and one squadron of Night Scythes.

I have 3 weeks holiday, so lots of painting time over xmas.

So do, I hold off on painting a second Destroyer maniple, and paint the Tomb Blades when they arrive? advice needed there.

Oh I am using the Nihilakh dynasty colour sceme - Steel, Blue and Gold.

Have had a lot of problems with my Creality CR-10 S4 with screws and screws on the print head falling out amking the print head wander all over the place, and with the grub screws that lock the chuck that move the belt that moves the print bed onto the spindle arm that protrudes from the small motor. These loosened then fell out allowing the print to bed to slip when moving, and the print moved out of allignment. I have had to replace lost grub screws when they fell out, and then use loctite 243 to stop the grub screws, and screws from loosening/falling out. Now after looking at at a video on the print beb and glass, it seems bth of mine have a small bow in the center, and need flattening out.

Oh well. I wanted a cheaper way to make minis, I could not find on ebay or from 3rd party companies. costs are rising with the repairs.

Good news is that the Monoliths are coming out perfect, so I will be replacing those I have with new ones for my tournament army.

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