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.
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.
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.
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.