Friday, 18 November 2011

Necron Doomsday Ark

Its been a slow week on the modelling front, for two reasons; firstly I’ve got s prolapsed spinal disc which makes it very painful to do anything but lay flat on the sofa!  Secondly, the excessive sofa laying has lead to an obsession with ‘Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim’ that Mrs GunGrave kindly picked up for me to play over my 3 weeks sick leave!!
That being said, I did manage to get the finishing touches done on my first Doomsday Ark, as it was mostly complete before I was injured. 

Some more sinister engine-glowy-goodness!

The front of the Doomsday Cannon. I couldn't make the barrel glow with the same colour as the Gauss Blasters, because the paint is to thick and would kill my airbrush. A tiny glow of Scorpion Green was used instead.

Here's how the armies shaping up so far! Theres another Ghost Ark and Warrior squad in the post and should be here tomorrow (ordered before i hurt myself!) so the force is expanding rapidly. I hope for get some work done on them over the next 3 weeks.

I also received my Long fangs from eBay - eventually! Fortunately i only had to make a squad leader and the rest can stay as they are; albeit with a Space Wolf colour scheme. Gonna try and fit them in at some point soon.

That's where i am at the moment. With all this time off on my hands, I'm really hoping to hit the hobby hard next week, and even do some more work on the Apocalypse Terrain: Promethium Refinery project. Finishing the Aqueduct and Sewage Works Pump Station will be on the top of that list.

The GunGrave


  1. That Doomsday Ark is looking really nice. I do love your glowing effect on the engines and power-ball, I'm doing the same myself but having to do it with drybrushing as I don't have an airbrush and the effect just isn't as good.

    Hope you'll be well soon, a prolapsed disc must be mighty painful.

  2. Very, very nice Necron work there, looking forward to see what else you'll work on in the future.

    And also a typo - Elder Scrolls *V*: Skyrim. IV would be Oblivion. Hope your disc isn't too much trouble, and do remember to take it out and wipe it with a damp cloth if it's not working properly (roflcopterskates).

  3. Gorgeous work! I'm desperately trying to stave off the 'get a small necron army going' syndrome over here, your beautiful work on the Doomsday Ark is making it difficult! :)

    Skyrim has been eating up a lot of my hobby time as well, man it's a fun game! Hope the back is sorted out soon, get better!

  4. The glowing effect on the power engines and power piece are absolutely amazing. I wish I wasn't so intimidated by the airbrush. That really pops.

    Wishing you a fast recovery.

  5. Firstly @ GoldenKaos - Har-de-Har! And yeah, my bad, Elder Scrolls V it is!

    Glad you all like the Necron stuff, and thanks for the well-wishes. To be fair, i haven't really seen that much in the way of Necron's on the blogs. Not nearly as much as i expected to!

    @ Brian - the only way to learn is to jump in and have a go. Besides, its not nearly as hard as it looks! a few practices and you'll be away! Go for it!