Necrons seem to be a very popular army when it comes to painting object source lighting - maybe it's got something to do with all those glowing power cells, gauss flux arcs and transdimensional engines. When we were looking through the What's New Today Inbox, we noticed that several of the Necron models in there were painted using object source lighting and we decided to gather them together in one blog post of luminescent goodness.
The picture above was sent to us by the guys in Games Workshop Stockholm, who painted up a selection of miniatures for the Warhammer 40,000 25th anniversary celebrations the other month. This Command Barge was one of the miniatures painted by Roger Axelsson
Martin Peterson, one of the other Stockholm painters said about it: 'My favourite thing about this model is how alien it looks. The monochrome, cold colour scheme, the fact that Roger has used almost no metallic paints at all, and the contrast to the naturalistic base, gives the impression that this thing has very little to do with human technology indeed.'
We were also lucky enough to get in contact with Simon Elsen (AKA: Terrorfex on our Flickr pool) about a couple of Necron models that he painted recently - Imotekh the Stormlord and a Necron Monolith. The superb object source lighting effect was achieved using an airbrush and according to Simon only takes a couple of minutes. He painted the Monolith as he would any other tank and then sprayed Moot Green onto the areas that he wanted to give off an ethereal glow. He then added a little White Scar to the mix and sprayed over the area again concentrating on the centre of each light source. After several layers of progressively lighter green he got the effect that you can see here.
And to finish off we found this rather glowtastic Ghost Ark and Tomb Stalker painted by Arion Spyridis. We were especially impressed with the effect around the eyes of the Stalker - nothing makes a multi-limbed mechanical nightmare scarier than a face full of eerily glowing eyes.