The Tomb Blade boasts an unconventional agility, distinct from the rigid trajectories of typical jetbikes and aircraft. Instead of a linear approach, it gracefully maneuvers through corkscrew motions across the battlefield. While this unorthodox movement might incapacitate human pilots, machines remain unaffected, enabling the Tomb Blade’s distinctive tactics. These craft often spearhead operations ahead of the main force, exploiting opportunities by targeting lightly guarded positions and supply convoys. As the Tomb Blade advances unpredictably, the telltale hum of its dimensional repulsors becomes the lone harbinger of its impending arrival. Discerning adversaries seek refuge, while others meet their demise in a cataclysmic surge of volatile energy.
Tomb Blades emerge as a pivotal asset for neutralizing the most vexing foes. In the eyes of adversaries facing your Necron forces, an unwavering metallic juggernaut may be envisioned. Yet, a tactical surprise awaits them—a fleet of swift, razor-edged Tomb Blades descends from above, unleashing a torrent of focused tesla fire that decimates their ranks. This juxtaposition of expectation and reality showcases the Tomb Blades’ capacity to disrupt and dismantle opposing forces with calculated precision.
What’s in the Tomb Blades box
- x162 plastic components with which to build three Necron Tomb Blades.
- x2 small flying stems.
- x2 long flying stems.
- x3 small flying bases.
- x2 Necron transfer sheets.
How to paint the Tomb Blades set
- Step 1: Apply Primer
Begin by applying a thin layer of primer to your Tomb Blade set. Primer is essential to ensure that the paint adheres well and creates a smooth surface. Consider using Chaos Black for optimal results.
- Step 2: Paint the Body with Runelord Brass
Using a brush, paint the body of both the Necron Bikes and the riders with Runelord Brass. This rich metallic color will serve as the base for their appearance.
- Step 3: Details with Abaddon Black
Focus on the finer details, such as weapons or armor plates on the Tomb Blade. Apply a black paint to these areas to provide contrast and enhance the mechanical features. For example, you might paint the guns, joints, and any other dark elements with Abaddon Black.
- Step 4: Apply Tesseract Glow to Details
Use Tesseract Glow to paint specific details that emit energy, such as the heads of the Necron riders or energy sources. This will give those areas a vibrant and otherworldly look.
- Step 5: Shade the Miniatures
Apply a wash like Nuln Oil to add shadows and depth to the miniatures. Focus on areas where shadows naturally occur, such as crevices, joints, and undercuts. This step enhances the three-dimensional look of the models.
- Step 6: Layering
Apply thin layers of paint to build up colors smoothly. For example, after the Runelord Brass base, you can use Gehenna’s Gold to highlight specific areas of the Tomb Blade’s body and the Necron riders’ armor. This layering adds depth and dimension.
- Step 7: Basing
Paint the bases of your miniatures to match your desired battlefield environment. You can use colors like Stirland Mud for earth, Astrogranite Debris for a rocky terrain, or Agrellan Earth for a cracked ground effect.
- Step 8: Final Touches
Review your miniatures and make any necessary touch-ups. Ensure that the colors are even and the details are well-defined.
- Step 9: Optional Additional Details
Feel free to add extra details using different paints. For example, you can use Warpstone Glow to create a radioactive glow on the energy sources, or Leadbelcher for more metallic accents.