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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: April 20, 2018, 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: April 20, 2018, 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.

I'm jealous. I want those models too but just can't afford them.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #168 on: April 22, 2018, 04:51:16 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.

I'm jealous. I want those models too but just can't afford them.

They are sweet models arenít they?  Probably some of the best GW have ever made.  They are an expensive force to collect though.  I hope you can start them one day.  :)

Funny you should mention grey stones and slabs.  The realm of metal is said to be mostly made up of those after the ore streams.  Iím still at a loss as to what to do for the bases but that is one idea Iím considering.

Update, I did tinker with the khemist ever so slightly:



Just to bring up the detail.  His suit is more detailed than the regulars and it would be a shame to hide that.  Also, more Arkanauts:



This is almost one half of third company.  The first model is the captain.  I gave him a head from the Skywarden kit.  My first Overlord conversion.  The last one is the skypike user minus his weapon.  Theyíve taken me all day to do.  I regret to say Iím finding painting these a chore now. :P

I have started work on assembling my last company too, to break up the monotony.  Hereís the captain:



Thatís another Skywarden head.  Also, since this guy is going to be the leader of my iron sky squadron, Iíve given him a little extra.  As well as having a volley pistol over the usual flare gun, Iíve given him two of the detailed shoulder pads rather than one.  I was going to give him the anchor but the angle of that arm wasnít right.  Plus...I think itís slighty too silly.  ;D

It bothers me that Iíve technically not finished a single model, as they all need basing and a few touches here and there.  My admiral needs the safety values of his armour painted orange or something for example, whilst a lot of the guys have cloth tha my needs painted too.  But Iíll get there, eventually. :P

Also one last thing.  Iíve taken to numbering by troops bases:




This will help me keep the right models together, because Iím ocd like that.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #169 on: April 23, 2018, 02:50:29 AM »
These guys look great Cap. They look quite dark, but that's probably just the vagaries of photos, as Dread said. I'd get a few based however you think is fitting and then show us some photos. Of course, if your bases are quite a bit lighter than the models, they may have the effect of making the models look even darker.

Great progress though Cap, I'm really looking forward to seeing the boats in those Green/Cream/Brass colour schemes. Keep it up dude!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #170 on: April 23, 2018, 05:02:33 AM »
Agree with everyone else, loving those companies, Calamity! A much more natural and subtle color than I would have gone with (I like Barak Zon, if I recall their name correctly), but I like the no non-sense colors of their garb, makes them look like toughened veterans who have been plying their trade in the skies for many decades :)!

Also looking forward to that Emerald Dream you're planning for the Gunships!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #171 on: April 27, 2018, 11:44:21 AM »
I get a lot of feedback that says my Arkanauts are very dark.  I think the bases will balance that out, once I get around to them.

Can you guys make out the individual details of the models?  I worry that they just look like a dark solid lump.

Also, big moment here.  Iíve started painting the ships:




From what Iíve done so far, these things are going to take a long long long time to do!  :P

But what do you guys think? 

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #172 on: April 27, 2018, 01:09:35 PM »
That ship look fantastic! Really really well done the color balance is spot on and the details really pop with that copper color. That's a splendid piece.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #173 on: April 27, 2018, 02:00:05 PM »
So far so good. Keep it up
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #174 on: April 27, 2018, 03:44:06 PM »
Looking great. Love, love, love the colour scheme.

I think if you get a bright colour on your bases, your nauts will be just fine. Just needed something to contrast with and allow our eyes to distinguish the subtle  gradation of colours you've applied.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #175 on: May 3, 2018, 06:33:41 AM »
Can you guys make out the individual details of the models?  I worry that they just look like a dark solid lump.
Yes and no. Looking at the your pictures on my tablet they look dark and it is difficult to make out any of the detail. If I open the picture in separate tab so the picture can be enlarged everything looks a lot better. So your models are fine I just think you need to light your pictures better. Your most recent ones seem to have a strange colour cast to them as well. It looks like there might be a TV or monitor casting a coloured light onto your models.

Also, big moment here.  Iíve started painting the ships:

But what do you guys think? 

Wow I think they look fantastic so far. Your chosen colour scheme rocks.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #176 on: May 3, 2018, 08:21:30 AM »
I personally think everything looks great. The details are certainly visible on the infantry models. The color choices all fall within a tight range, so there is a little bit of blurring on the detail, but I personally love it. While at a distance you the details might not be popping super hard, it can also draw the eye in to check out the models more closely because they look so cool. I seriously wouldn't change a thing. These guys look really unique to me. Its something you came to naturally and hence I would not turn away from that.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #177 on: May 3, 2018, 07:13:10 PM »
Hi Calamity, I actually like the look of the infantry, didn't mean to say they that their color scheme was too dark. As was mentioned, could just be the camera work. If I liked the Arkanauts, however, then I certainly love that gunship! Would love to see a small fleet sailing over some battlefields in the future ;D!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #178 on: May 5, 2018, 08:35:12 AM »
Thank you for the encouragement everyone.   :)

If those pics have a strange colour cast to them then itís due to the poor lighting.  I should save the photos for daytime from now on.  ;D

Regrettably I havenít managed to get anymore work done on them, due to my Ďworkí work.  Ah well.  I am however off to another tournament tomorrow.  Hereís the list:

Barak-Zilfin:

Admiral (General)

Aether Khemist with Aethershock Earburster

Endrinmaster

10 Arkanauts with 2 skyhooks and 1 sky pike

10 Arkanauts with 2 skyhooks and 1 sky pike

10 Arkanauts with 3 aethermatic volley guns

6 Endrinriggers with 2 drill cannons and 1 aethermatic volley gun

6 endrinriggers

Ironclad with Aetherspheric Endrins

Frigate

Total: 1980pts

Iíve taken the lessons Iíve learned and dropped a frigate in order to take more endrinriggers.  If this list looks strange itís because itís born out of wysiwyg.  I only have 9 endrinriggers, and the only Skywardens I can proxy with are the ones with special weapons.  And since thatís all I have, this is all I can use.  Thankfully the endrinmaster might help keep the Ironclad alive, and heís not a bad fighter either.


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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #179 on: May 5, 2018, 05:35:41 PM »
Good luck! Wish I could give advice but don't know anything about them. Let us know how things go.
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