Necron Tesseract Ark
I don’t work with Forge World models often. My experiences with Angron years ago left me wary of ordering my own resin miniatures, as it was a big hassle trying to get them to send me one with all the detail in place and no parts miscast. I’m very happy to say that this model, once again done for my usual Necron client, was a much smoother process!
The model has already been ordered and, thankfully, everything was right where it should be. No miss casts, no warping, a perfect chunk of resin to assemble. Assembly was a bit of a challenge, as its quite a large model and some of the parts would have covered up important details, which led me to do some sub-assemblies.
I painted the hull in the usual black-green of the Necron vehicles, mostly drybrushing and glazing to smooth out and areas that looked too dusty afterwards. The while thing really started to come together once I began adding all the neon green, which made the while thing pop. I had a lot of fun with the Tesseract Arks main weapon, a Tesseract Singularity Chamber, which harnesses a sliver of a dying star and unleashes the energy at its enemies. To reflect this, I went with an incredibly bright sphere of energy, a bold neon green with arcs of white lightning playing across its surface, and a bit of green OSL around it.
The control panel was a lot of fun to paint. It’s not a super important detail, but one I still quite enjoyed. The orb in the centre has a small grid painted on it, as I thought it would act as a sort of tactical map display. I didn’t want to add any other colours to it, as I didn’t want to take away from the overall look of the vehicle with spots of red or blue, but I still like how it turned out. I also magnetized the two Tesla Cannons, making them easier to transport for the client, which is quite helpful with a model this size.
Miniature painter, Warhammer nerd, Female Marine enthusiast.
Hey, could you give me some tips on how to paint the orb, like you did it is amazing?!?!
No problem! I started with a solid white basecoat, super important for this kinda of effect. I glazed the whole thing with a watered down Flash Gitz Yellow, before hitting it with Tesseract Glow. I then used Warpstone Glow, watered down, to add wavy look at the back. There’s a fair bit of playing around involved in this, I went back a few times with white on some areas to brighten it up and such.