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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #160 on: April 16, 2018, 09:42:08 AM »
How about this; the hulls are mostly green with a line of cream, but the big faces at the front (Iím sure they have a name) and the balloons are the brass colour Iíve been using, and to get the grey of the troops in there too, perhaps more conventional iron could be thrown in too?

I have just been looking at pictures of Ironclads and I did not realise they were so detailed. I think your suggestion of painting the figurehead and the balloons your brassy colour and the hull green and cream would work brilliantly.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #161 on: April 16, 2018, 01:28:29 PM »
+2 for the green/cream/brass. Sounds like a killer paintscheme :)
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #162 on: April 17, 2018, 07:41:35 PM »
Thank you for all the advice and support guys.  :)

Iíve got another update.  I finally finished my Khemist, whoís probably the single most important model in the army:






Well, when I say finished...thereís still the base to do.  Also I need to research old industrial pressure gages because heís carrying a couple of them.  But heís now tournament ready at least.

The bases are the last peice of the puzzle of this army.  I hope to figure it out asap.

Next in line is another batch of Arkanauts, then itís on to the Endrinriggers.  Then itís on to the ships.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #163 on: April 17, 2018, 09:07:24 PM »
Looks good! But he looks overall pretty dark. I'd recommend trying to bring up the brightness on his uniform, or some element of the model as its all fairly uniform in tone. Brighter eye lenses could help too!

They are fantastic models. I can't wait to see how you tackle the ships.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #164 on: April 17, 2018, 11:33:53 PM »
I'd second that. Looks great, but a bright splash of colour here and there would do wonders. Adding in some bright blues or reds just to pick out some cabling may help, or, if you want to stay fully metallic, use a bright silver to pull out some small bits to add highlights. Check out Looshkins plog for his Belisarius Cawl model which he's able to take a fully metallic paint job and give it levels by using small little bright colour highlights.

By no means is this a criticism of your paint job, which is truly superb.

That little bit of blue you added to the base of your character is a perfect example of that little punch in colour elevating the mini. If you prefer, maybe just keep the paint job as is and just add those bright colours to the base.

Either way, you force is looking awesome and I'm dying to see how you tackle those airships.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #165 on: April 18, 2018, 06:26:25 AM »
Hey Cap. I personally like him just the way he is. I dig the darker scheme... it gives them a fantastic Grimdark fantasy vibe I've not see anyone do. Everyone typically goes for big bombastic color schemes... these guys remind of the Dwemer from Skyrim. Ancient, mysterious and somewhat ominous. Stay the path! lol.  But thats just me. Love it bro. Keep rocking!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #166 on: Yesterday at 02:52:11 PM »
Again, thank you for all the support guys!  :)

I will meet you all in the middle and probably just add a little bit of highlighting to the overalls and lens to distinguish the detail.  Just a little bit.  ;)

I'm currently painting my third arkanaut company.  At this point it's becoming a little bit of a chore.  :P  Which is why, when they're done, I'm going off in a more dynamic tangent.  I think it's time to start the ships.  8)

But I need some help.  I've only recently got back into the painting aspect of the hobby after a ten year hiatus, and I have no idea what paints are like these days.  I still think in "snot green" and "boltgun metal".  And we say green ships.  What kind of green exactly?  The same as the ship pic I posted earlier?  Or go with this kind of shade of green instead:



Since the brass is pretty dark, maybe I need a bright green.  Oh, and how do I paint the cream bits?  See I know that proper white is to be avoided as that doesn't suit the Victorian aspect of the Overlords.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  ;D

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #167 on: Yesterday at 04:03:54 PM »
I like them. I do agree with the others but pictures often make things look darker so leave them alone. If anything add some soot to the gun snout. Also a brighter base can help lighten them up. Maybe some light grey stones or slate slabs.

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