Rising imposingly to over 9 inches in height, the Necron Obelisk stands as a resplendent centerpiece within any miniature collection. And if its stature wasn’t enough, it’s accompanied by a flight stand, adding an extra dimension to its already impressive presence. This kit offers a choice between assembling a Tesseract Vault or the remarkable Obelisk itself. Should you opt for the Obelisk, an intriguing bonus awaits – a spare Transcendent C’Tan that can serve as a standalone miniature, expanding the versatility of your collection.
What’s in the Obelisk & Transcendent C’tan box
- x57 plastic components that make one Obelisk (or Tesseract Vault) and 40 Scarabs.
- x1 Necron Transfer Sheet.
- x1 Citadel 120 x 92 mm flying base.
- x1 Citadel 60 mm flying Base.
How to paint the Obelisk & Transcendent C’tan set
- Step 1: Basecoat with Abaddon Black
To begin, apply a thorough and even coat of Abaddon Black to cover the entire surface of the Obelisk. This foundational layer serves as the canvas upon which your masterpiece will come to life.
- Step 2: Evoke Ethereal Energy
Using Moot Green, carefully paint the glowing energy sources on the Obelisk. Apply this vibrant green to the designated areas that represent the ethereal manifestations. This striking contrast against the black backdrop creates a captivating and otherworldly appearance.
- Step 3: Layer for Depth
Use Tesseract Glow, a slightly lighter shade than the base coat, to layer this color onto raised surfaces of both the Obelisk and Transcendent C’tan. This technique introduces depth by emphasizing the textures and intricate details of the models, bringing them to the forefront of your creation.
- Step 4: Highlights for Brilliance
With Warboss Green, proceed to highlight the edges and prominent areas of the Obelisk and Transcendent C’tan. This strategic highlighting accentuates the edges and imbues the energy sources with a radiant brilliance, evoking a sense of otherworldly power.
- Step 5: Shading for Depth
Utilize Nuln Oil, a darker shade, to meticulously shade the recessed portions of the Obelisk and Transcendent C’tan. Employ this shading technique to deepen the contrast, enriching the visual experience by adding a profound sense of depth and realism to the models.
- Step 6: Refining the Energy
With Moot Green once more, refine the energy details on both the Obelisk and Transcendent C’tan. This meticulous touch-up rejuvenates the vibrancy of the energy manifestations, ensuring they resonate with an impeccable and eye-catching allure.
- Step 7: Basing for Impact
Enhance the overall presentation by creating a complementary base for your models. Using Astrogranite for a solid foundation, you can further enrich the base’s texture with elements like Martian Ironearth, capturing the essence of an enigmatic desert landscape.
- Step 8: The Final Flourish (Varnishing)
To safeguard your painstaking work and provide a polished finish, it’s time to apply varnish. Grab Ardcoat, a glossy varnish that seals and protects your models while enhancing their visual appeal.