However one thing I clearly remember is White Dwarf giving away a classic Necron warrior model and although I was'nt sure on the general aesthetic of it I was certain it had the capacity to be something cool. When eventually I got into the hobby for myself I was curious as to what had changed since I last went inside a GW store. It had lost a lot of it's 'cheesyness' which I kind of liked to be honest, No chunky barf yellow paint anymore or swear words like Znort in White Dwarf, one change I did like though was the new Necron range (which is actually quite old now but frankily has lost nothing, it's cool and that is not something that's up for debate). After being told that the Necron Battalion is pretty much an army in a box minus a HQ choice I was'nt completely sold on the idea until I said "what is a HQ choice?" and although the Necron Lord Model is impressive the thing that placed me firmly in the robot killing machine camp was 'The Deciever'....
Although these necrons were my first models even at that time I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do in terms of colour scheme. In order to save time I compromised and used them as a platform to practice general brush control and beginner techniques like drybrushing and washing on. Shadow grey and space wolves grey are still as prevalent on these models as I intended for the whole army however I was'nt so keen on the dark metal look.
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Tomb Spiders like Ogres make great models purely because they are a big handful of metal at a fairly inexpensive price compared to others. Now I know a lot of you will say "how can you compare that to an ogre! an ogre has way more character!" well they do, however metal ogres tend to take up 90% of the base just so they don't fall over leaving anything creative entirely down to the model itself. It's hard to modify metal models to give them placement within an environment which is something I like to do. Although this flying stand is a general one I use in photographs whilst my bases are still works in progress it greatly illustrates my point that the Tomb Spider as well as being great in of itself it also gives you the opportunity to create a unique custom base for it, imagine a carpet of tiny scarabs and necrons emerging fronm the earth beneath it! Also the tomb spider has plenty of smooth spaces giving the more creative of you a fantastic opportunity to practice your freehand painting. I'd love to see a Tomb Spider covered in glittering scroll work with the occasional Necron Rune in choice places.
Typically Necron destroyers come in teams of three, i'm hoping that in future i'll be able to buy another three and have one team in my old colour scheme and one team in the more recent colour scheme. Again as with the Tomb Spider I'm going to create a custom flying base for each one of them but at the moment I don't have anything in mind, if you guy's happen to have any suggestions please post them in the comments section!