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Lychguard

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The Lychguard stand as the devoted guardians of the Necron nobility, demonstrating an unparalleled commitment to their duties. Diverging from the norm, while most Necrons don a form of living metal, the Lychguard don immense suits of ancient armor that evoke a sense of historical significance.
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Immersed in intricate details, the Lychguard models captivate the eye with the resplendent iconography and Necron dynastic symbols that adorn their formidable attire. Whether gracing their ancient armor or emblazoned upon their weighty coffin-shaped shields, these design elements exude a sense of grandeur. Encompassing the traditional skeletal framework, their ensemble also encompasses segmented metallic loincloths, creating a harmonious blend of aesthetics. Embracing their roles as stalwart protectors, they wield substantial weaponry, ranging from the imposing heavy-bladed warscythes to the graceful hyperphase swords and protective dispersion shields. This rich assortment showcases the versatility of the Lychguard, each version offering a unique approach to battlefield engagement.

What’s in the Lychguard box

  • x111 plastic components with which to build five Necron Lychguards or five Triarch Praetorians.
  • x5 Citadel 32mm Round Bases. 
  • x2 Necron transfer sheets.

How to paint the Lychguard set

  1. Step 1: Apply the Base Coat to Armor
    Using Leadbelcher, paint the armor plates of your Lychguard. Ensure thorough coverage, as this forms the base color for your metallic armor.
  2. Step 2: Add Depth with Shading
    Employ Agrax Earthshade to shade the armor sections. Focus on the recessed areas and corners to create a sense of depth and realism.
  3. Step 3: Enhance the Metallic Shine
    With Stormhost Silver, layer the armor surfaces. Concentrate on the raised parts of the armor to achieve a polished metallic sheen.
  4. Step 4: Detail Work
    Utilize Abaddon Black to paint the handles of weapons and intricate armor details. This step adds definition and contrast to your model.
  5. Step 5: Basecoat for Blades
    For the weapon blades, apply a basecoat of Waaagh! Flesh. This sets the stage for the vibrant glowing effect you’ll achieve later.
  6. Step 6: Build Layers on Blades
    Layer on Warpstone Glow, focusing on the center of the blades. This creates a gradient effect, transitioning from the basecoat to the brighter center.
  7. Step 7: Intensify the Glow
    Further enhance the glowing effect by layering Moot Green over the Warpstone Glow. Gradually build up the intensity toward the center.
  8. Step 8: Inspect and Finalize
    Take a moment to review your work. Touch up any missed details or imperfections to ensure a polished and professional appearance.
  9. Step 9: Seal with Varnish
    To protect your masterpiece, apply a varnish. Choosing Ardcoat will not only safeguard your paintwork but also accentuate the metallic finish.

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