So, my first tournament ready army was a Necron army which I built nearly 12 years ago after the first codex had been released. It wasn't my first choice of army as I had started with Space Marines and had begun painting them in 1987 while in college. I began the Necron army when friends of mine encouraged me to paint up an army to go to tournaments with them. I was reluctant and told them I could not finish my Space Marine army in time for the next tournament. They suggested that I build a different army - they told me what they thought I could get done, and suggested Necrons as they were relatively new, and they had a simple paint scheme. I agreed and figured out a paint scheme - so I started them. With the release of the new codex, I have updated my army with some of the new figures and painted them in a similar style. My tournament army has been retired for years now, but I brought them out for special occasions to show them off, but they lacked flavor. Winning wasn't everything, playability and character was missing. So the new codex is both welcome to some degree and distressing in another degree. However, the painting of the new figures has been enjoyable as well as finishing a cast-away Monolith rescued from the scrap heap and donated to my cause. It was missing all of the clear green parts except for the portal. I finished it up and made some necessary repairs, sanded, puttied and converted it into the form it currently takes. It looks pretty good. So, enjoy the photos:
I hope you enjoy the photos and have a Happy New Year!