Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Necron Weathering Test

Rather than risk one of the more interesting vehicles, I decided to test my weathering technique out on my monolith. Do I need to rub off more powder before it starts looking right? It just looks off to me. Basically all I did to get the powder on was take a GW tank brush and start scrubbing the surface downward. Is this a case of too much powder, bad technique, or something else? I was hoping it wouldn't hide all of my shading, but the powder kind of blows that away as well. Am I being too critical and it is more of me not seeing the finished product in the in-progress phase. Do I need to do more?

Any help is appreciated!


  1. I think the bottom corner looks fine and I'm pretty anal when it comes to painting, I'm trying to fight that tendency, maybe when I come out of retirement I'll be more of a minimalist.

  2. when applying it only place the powder where you want it, then brush it in :) Otherwise you end up with a very dusty model!

  3. I have no experience with weathering powders but to me, it looks like you've used too much.

  4. Personally, I think it looks cool, I really like it. Are you planning on varnishing it for game use? If so that spray will knock back a lot of the powder.


  5. I like it! Gives it a tomb look. Just be sure to brush Verticaly only or it will look like a mess.

  6. I think it looks great, like it just rose from the sand.

    I have found the easiest way to apply the powders, is to use water to make them into a mud, then "paint" the powder where you want it to go. Once it dries, it is back to a nice powder and can be spread, feathered and edited to taste. Hopefully you varnished the model prior to the powder. If you did, then set it in place with some alcohol.

    I don't know if this method would work best in this case, but it is how I generally apply powders to vehicles. Keep at it man, it really looks good.