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Title: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on June 13, 2017, 12:17:53 PM

I wanna share details of My Overlords, the coolest models GW has made in years.  8)

Right now I have an Admiral, Khemist, Navigator, Endrinmaster, 20 Arkanaught Company fighters, a Frigate and an Ironclad.  A decent minimum sized force, I have no idea what skyport they'll belong to.  Back in the day I had a red and white coloured dwarf army (now long departed via eBay  :'(), so I'm tempted to go with Barak Thryng as a tribute to them.  But the temptation to make my own is too strong.

You'll be wanting pics!  So here they be.  The frigate (currently in sections for ease of painting):
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1535_zpsh9qbigjl.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1534_zpsk9njv48f.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1533_zpsirscdyi4.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1532_zpsbxel8icj.jpg)

The chief himself, the Admiral:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1536_zps6ycx58qt.jpg)

and the currently assembled fighters:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1538_zpsk3svvjvo.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1539_zpssw4kioly.jpg)

Even though the Volley pistol is a better choice, I went with the flare gun with the Captain for fluff reasons.  He can send signals with a flare gun. 

Stay tuned for more very soon. ;D







Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Killersquid on June 13, 2017, 11:15:42 PM
Such freaking cool models! Have you decided on what skyport you're going to play as?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: dog_of_war on June 14, 2017, 04:37:01 AM
Very cool models. I can't wait go see some paint on these bad boys.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Looshkin on June 14, 2017, 06:18:54 AM
The Kharadron range is one of the best that GW has put out in a long time. Very, very cool. Can't wait to see what you do with these guys!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Alienscar on June 14, 2017, 10:41:04 AM
I am definitely in the minority here but I am not a fan of the new Kharadron range. The models look like they are the usual quality produced by GW but I am not a fan of steam punk in general. I am still looking forward to what you do with them though.

Carry on at this rate and you will have to consider changing your username.fifteen models and no reported calamities. I hope your good fortune continues.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 14, 2017, 11:10:26 AM
Such freaking cool models! Have you decided on what skyport you're going to play as?

When I first saw these models via a friend's text message I was so blown away I literally gasped.  :o  The last time I was waiting this anxiously for GW models it was the impending release of Mordheim.  That's how significant they are to me.  :D

As for my choice of skyport, like I was saying, back in the day I had a red and white dwarf army.  So I'm tempted to paint them up as Barak-Thryng as a tribute to them.  But the temptation to do my own skyport is strong.  And Barak-Zilfin look so pretty...

Very cool models. I can't wait go see some paint on these bad boys.
The Kharadron range is one of the best that GW has put out in a long time. Very, very cool. Can't wait to see what you do with these guys!

Thank you guys!

I can share with you guys more Overlords too!  Here's all the Warrant Officers:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1546_zpsx4ohfrbo.jpg)

and my Frigate fully assembled (but still not glued):

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1540_zpsylacyqip.jpg)

I am definitely in the minority here but I am not a fan of the new Kharadron range. The models look like they are the usual quality produced by GW but I am not a fan of steam punk in general. I am still looking forward to what you do with them though.

Carry on at this rate and you will have to consider changing your username.fifteen models and no reported calamities. I hope your good fortune continues.

You might have spoken too soon Alienscar.  ;D

Just too small issues.  I think I should have left more off the Navigator and Endrinmaster, for ease of painting.  And look:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1541_zpsrr32bwqi.jpg)

My ship has a gap in the hull.  Filling it with green stuff might be tricky.  I don't trust myself to not ruin the detail.  Oh, and I think I was wrong to stick those carbines in before painting.  These two issues might come back to haunt me later.  :-\

But...neither are a calamity just yet.  Yet.  :P

Question.  Those new ball joint flying bases.  Once you stick the model on them, can you take it off?










Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: dog_of_war on June 14, 2017, 03:11:45 PM
If they're the same as the dark eldar raider's, then it should be no problem.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Ynneadwraith on June 15, 2017, 04:22:15 AM
Ooh nice :) the more i see these guys the more useful little greebles i see for 40k conversions. They almost seem made for it ;)

Looking forward to seeing some paint on these guys :))
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 15, 2017, 03:58:16 PM
Ooh nice :) the more i see these guys the more useful little greebles i see for 40k conversions. They almost seem made for it ;)

Looking forward to seeing some paint on these guys :))

Did someone say Squats?  ;) :D

And look, more Overlords!

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1547_zpsmoqbapqv.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1548_zps6loqfyqk.jpg)

And as a treat, here's a not so great pic of the entire fleet in it's current...entirety.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1549_zpsmyyudb49.jpg)

Tomorrow I'll be building the Ironclad and holy amphetamine parrot does this thing look massive.  Then next week I hope to start painting them.  I'm sure I'll have a scheme worked out by then.

One small issue...it turns out that I have actually glued the flying base of my Frigate on backwards.  But it's not a calamity because it now means that the ship angles up, making it look more dramatic!  Having said that, if I can swap it around or replace it I probably will.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 15, 2017, 05:16:48 PM
G'day Captain Calamity!
Wow; They look really nice. Can't afford another hobby, so I won't be going into AoS. However If I did, these boys would be my choice of army. You've done a great job assembling them, mate. Looking forward to living vicariously through you to enjoy the Overlords of Aos.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 18, 2017, 08:27:46 AM
You're very welcome Saim-dann!  :)

At present, I've not started the ironclad because I forgot about the release of new 40k.  And speaking of new 40k, here's my Primarus Marines in their current form:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1550_zpsyhzgziug.jpg)

I've not yet attached them to their bases because I'm thinking of doing something special with them.  My friend is going to town with the death guards bases (rocks and bubbling goo) so I feel obliged to put the same amount of effort into mine.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 18, 2017, 08:35:41 AM
Hey Captain!
Their coming along nicely. Won't be receiving mine till Wednesday, so your getting a head start on me mate. What chapter are you painting them?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 18, 2017, 08:41:18 AM
Ah, now that is the question!  Like my Overlords, I'm struggling to pick a chapter to go with, but two keep coming back to me; the Raptors...and the Rainbow Warriors.  So maybe one of them.  Maybe.  :-\
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 18, 2017, 08:46:28 AM
Marines that size would look imposing as Raptors, Captain. Big honk'n mean green fighting machines!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 18, 2017, 09:06:48 AM
That is true, but I am going to be fighting death guard most of the time, who are also green.  Not much of a contrast.  Unless my friend paints them in that bone white scheme you sometimes see them in.

My gut says Rainbow Warriors...I don't know why but they just seem cool to me.  Even with a name like that.  ;D

I am thinking of painting the Overlords green though.  None of the named sky ports seem to use it.  But is the colour of their eye pieces.  So it's only a thought at the moment.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 18, 2017, 09:38:14 AM
Well Cap,
With rainbow in their name you know they learned to fight earlier than most. What is their fluff. Maybe go with the background that appeals to you.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 18, 2017, 09:53:07 AM
The Rainbow Warriors are vague enough for me to fill in the gaps. (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Rainbow_Warriors)  ;D

There's also the Death Strike chapter, (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Strike) which is very similar.  I'll be honest, it's that be-atching chapter symbol I'm most interested in.  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 18, 2017, 10:02:51 AM
Yes, I see. It's very striking isn't it. Do they have transfers for of that badge or are you going to have to paint it on eeeeevery model?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 18, 2017, 10:21:23 AM
As far as I know, there are no transfers for either of these chapters.  So I will have to paint that symbol by hand.  It'll be a hell of a test of my painting skill.  :o

Also, I'm starting to formulate a scheme for my Overlords.  Space age silver and grey.  But is it suitable?  Maybe I should be painting them brassy antique colours.  They are steam punk after all.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Cavalier on June 18, 2017, 01:30:00 PM
Looking good so far Tangi. Glad to see you back on the boards with two awesome new factions. Love the new Dwarves... absolutely legendary. Also a big fan of the Primaris Marines.

The scheme you mentioned with grey and silver sounds awesome for the Overlords. However I can highly recommend Balthasar Gold if you want a more classic steampunk look. I used it extensivley on the World Eaters stuff I did.

Also I vote Death Strike chapter. What a badass name and their chapter badge is sick. Death Strike!!! Keep up the great work bud. Glad to see you working on models again  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 18, 2017, 04:04:19 PM
Thanks Cavalier!  I'm glad to be back!

Thanks for the advice too!  I was inspired by classic sci fi space suits for this scheme, but I don't know if this is striking enough.  Since the Overlords use aether gold my instinct says to use gold on them in some capacity.  I don't want to straight up rip off your scheme but red and gold are very nice together.  ;)

And yeah, the death strike chapter is a cool name.  A cool name with a cool badge.  But is it too similar to the death guard?  Death guard versus death strike?

Also, I do plan to return to the scions, but only once I figure out what it is I actually want to do with them.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Alienscar on June 19, 2017, 07:15:40 AM
I am thinking of painting the Overlords green though.  None of the named sky ports seem to use it.  But is the colour of their eye pieces.  So it's only a thought at the moment.

I think green would be a brilliant choice. Steampunk is often linked to the Victorian era and they used colour schemes that were predominantly green, brown or grey. They had a bewildering choice of greens to be honest. As for gold I think you should stick to the more traditionally used bronze, brass, or copper colours. As you said an antique brass colour would be a fitting steampunk colour just as green would be.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Cavalier on June 19, 2017, 08:07:01 AM
@Tangi- Hey Tangi first off.... RIP OFF MY SCHEME! You have my total blessing. Half the reason I post all the time is to help people with painting and what not. Please rip it off all the way. I think it'd look great. Retributor Gold is absolutley insane! Its so easy to work with and I highly recommend it. I dont even bother highlighting it. I just put a Reikland Flesh wash on it, then a little clean up and call it a day. The recipe is simple: Retibutor Gold + Reikland Fleshwash for the Gold. Khorne Red + Nuln Oil. Then clean up, Mephiston Red, Evil Suns Scarlet for highlights (Wild Rider Red if you want to take it up a notch). Done!

As for the Death Strike name. No way! Its not too similar at all to Death Guard. Besides those traitors dogs are Plague Marines now lol. Besides they are so visually distinct from them. Plus those badass yellow markings are freaking killer! If I ever go back and do a new band of Corsairs I'm gonna paint them in a ultra dark blue (almost black) scheme with yellow markings just like the Death Strike chapter. I say Death Strike all the way. Badass name, awesome colors and a sick chapter badge.

Also about Scions... I hear they are borderline BROKEN OP! Can you believe it? I heard they are crazy awesome on Signals from the Frontline (right from the playtesting dudes). Roll those dudes out there and do work! lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 19, 2017, 09:50:05 AM
I think green would be a brilliant choice. Steampunk is often linked to the Victorian era and they used colour schemes that were predominantly green, brown or grey. They had a bewildering choice of greens to be honest. As for gold I think you should stick to the more traditionally used bronze, brass, or copper colours. As you said an antique brass colour would be a fitting steampunk colour just as green would be.

Well it's settled then!  I'll go with green with brass, brown and grey as my scheme!  I should embrace their steam punk nature and just roll with it!  I might paint their googles a near black shade of green, unless blue is the standard or something.  That would look nice against the brass.  And the benefits of doing brass means I can save on paints when doing my bloodbound too.  ;D

@Tangi- Hey Tangi first off.... RIP OFF MY SCHEME! You have my total blessing. Half the reason I post all the time is to help people with painting and what not. Please rip it off all the way. I think it'd look great. Retributor Gold is absolutley insane! Its so easy to work with and I highly recommend it. I dont even bother highlighting it. I just put a Reikland Flesh wash on it, then a little clean up and call it a day. The recipe is simple: Retibutor Gold + Reikland Fleshwash for the Gold. Khorne Red + Nuln Oil. Then clean up, Mephiston Red, Evil Suns Scarlet for highlights (Wild Rider Red if you want to take it up a notch). Done!

As for the Death Strike name. No way! Its not too similar at all to Death Guard. Besides those traitors dogs are Plague Marines now lol. Besides they are so visually distinct from them. Plus those badass yellow markings are freaking killer! If I ever go back and do a new band of Corsairs I'm gonna paint them in a ultra dark blue (almost black) scheme with yellow markings just like the Death Strike chapter. I say Death Strike all the way. Badass name, awesome colors and a sick chapter badge.

Also about Scions... I hear they are borderline BROKEN OP! Can you believe it? I heard they are crazy awesome on Signals from the Frontline (right from the playtesting dudes). Roll those dudes out there and do work! lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D

You're really convincing me to do death strike.  ;D. And thanks for allowing me to use your colour scheme, but I think I'll be going green and brass.  I gotta go full steam punk!

And I've heard all about the scions.  Four plasma guns or flamers deep striking is brutal.  I never thought I'd see the day when the IG had anything that could be described as broken!  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on June 22, 2017, 11:43:45 AM
So quick update.  First some good news.  I have almost assembled my ironclad:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/cass2111/IMG_1551_zps8ftlrzi9.jpg)

I've left off parts that will hinder painting it, and the 'balloons' can be taken off too.  So painting and transporting it shouldn't be too difficult.

But now for some bad news.  The thing is too front heavy to stay on its flying base!  That's why I'm holding it in the image.  Now I don't know if it'll even itself out as I add more parts to it but I'm not hopeful.  Especially since there's a bit of a gap in the socket and I'm worried that this might be screwing the whole thing up.  If anyone has any advice on rectifying that I'd be very grateful.

God, if I've beslubbered this expensive model up too :o >:( :P :'( :-[

But on a lighter note, my own Skyport is beginning to take shape.  I'm going with green as their main colour, but I haven't decided if they'll mostly be steel or brass for the metal work.  Hell, maybe I'll even try oxidized copper.  For their fluff, I'm focusing on making the city a fun place to be; booze, beer halls, casinos, vaudeville...almost like Las Vegas or Atlantic City in the sky! 

There's just one issue...I can't quite figure out a name for it yet.  It's obviously going to be Barak-something.  There's a dwarf word, 'Gorog', that means ale, high spirits and a drinking binge.  That was one idea.  Another one was 'Hazkal', again meaning ale but also meaning a fiery young warrior.  Then there's 'Valdahaz', meaning brewery...see, so many options!  :-\ ;D
 
Here's a handy dwarf dictionary that I've been using. (http://www.bugmansbrewery.com/tutorials/article/114-dwarf-language-khazalid-a-definitive-guide/)  If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Cavalier on June 23, 2017, 08:43:54 AM
Looking good bud! Sorry about the flight stand... not worked with those kind before so can't give any advice. My Storm Eagle is a little wobbly on mine but its doing just fine and I can't push it across the battle-mat without any worries. Hope it straightens itself out in time!

Yeah I can vouch for that Oxidized Copper paint... its super nice and adds a ton to the models.

Like the idea for your Skyport too. Sounds awesome.

Can't wait to see some painted dudes. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on July 14, 2017, 11:40:58 AM
I've got good news and bad news.  Bad news is, still no painted minis.  I've not had the time to get the new painting equipment.  :P

Good news is, I'm still assembling stuff.  Check out the first of my elite bloodreavers. (https://imgur.com/gallery/hfeEd)

Why elite?  It's my plan to eventually have 120 of these guys arranged in three units of 40 (that I can change about as needed).  Two units will be made up of the easy build reavers armed with reaver blades.  The third one is this one, made up of the full multiparts and armed with meat ripper axes.  Fluff wise they'll be like the first tribe, above the other two but below the blood warriors.

Also see how photobucket no longer allow free third party posting?  Greedy buggers.  That's why I'm switching to Imgur.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Looshkin on July 14, 2017, 12:14:50 PM
Sorry to report Cap, but the link doesn't work for me.

Great news that your still building; it's often the part of the hobby that really slows things down for me. Especially due to a somewhat chronic intolerance of mould lines.

Keep up the hard work and show us when you get some paint on things.

Also, I use Flikr. Works pretty well for me.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on July 14, 2017, 01:13:18 PM
G'day Cap!
Looking mean as. Your style of painting will have them looking even meaner, we're all sure. 120 models? Crikey Moses, mate! That's a lot of painting. Keen to see more. Thanks for sharing... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Looshkin on July 14, 2017, 02:27:17 PM
Ok, never mind, the link seems to be working fine now Cap. Looks boss! Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on July 22, 2017, 06:52:53 AM
Hey guys, update!

I brought even more Overlords (I'll get paints soon I promise!) and I ordered some custom space marine shoulder pad icons that should be here this weekend.

I also brought the awesome new Primarus space marine librarian.  Question,  he comes with the option of either a helmet or no helmet (https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Primaris-Space-Marines-Librarian-Epistolary), and I was wondering which one I should go with?  My gut says go with the helmet.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Alienscar on July 22, 2017, 11:14:50 AM
Personally I prefer the helmeted version. I suppose the real question is how do you feel about painting faces?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on July 22, 2017, 11:55:24 AM
Personally I prefer the helmeted version. I suppose the real question is how do you feel about painting faces?

Not good.  They're quite difficult.  Plus I'm not keen on the whole 'let's render my big suit of power armour useless by taking the helmet off' thing.  So I went with the helmet (https://imgur.com/gallery/Dgm4D).  It's so much more ominous and cool looking.  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Cavalier on July 24, 2017, 06:44:50 AM
Nice! The helmeted version looks sweet. How are you gonna paint them?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on July 24, 2017, 07:01:16 PM
Nice! The helmeted version looks sweet. How are you gonna paint them?

My gut tells me to go codex standard and paint them blue, just as a chaplain would be black, an apothecary would be white and a tech marine would be red.  To really make him stand out.

Also more good news.  My winged lightning bolt symbols arrived, and I've assembled my first unit of Skyriggers: (https://imgur.com/gallery/m058R)

That drill cannon should help against concussors, and as for the symbols? I hope to have some on the pads tomorrow.  It's all happening now! 

Except for painting.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on July 25, 2017, 12:12:25 AM
G'day Cap!
The Skyriggers are looking really good. Will be keen to what you do with them. Also looking forward to seeing the shoulder pads. You've taken us on this journey of choices and decisions... Be well!
 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Ynneadwraith on July 25, 2017, 07:50:21 PM
Add another vote to the helmeted dude looking great :)

Kharadron Overlords are looking great as well :) can't wait to see some paint on them, especially as steampunk stuff is right up my street ;)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on July 29, 2017, 03:10:45 PM
Look guys, Thunderers! (https://imgur.com/gallery/l77NJ)

Also, tomorrow I start putting the shoulder pad icons onto my marines.  Might get the whole lot done!

I've also decided to stop holding back and just get my painting equipment in.  I should have it by next week.  It's about time I took that plunge.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Saim-Dann on July 29, 2017, 08:19:44 PM
Those thunderers are nice looking models. Will be good to see some paint on them. Can you use Fantasy models in AoS?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Irisado on July 30, 2017, 06:12:16 AM
Fantasy models can be used in Age of Sigmar.  My entire Vampire Counts army doubles as an Age of Sigmar army, complete with square bases just because I can :).

There are some very impressive models in this collection Tangi, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on August 5, 2017, 08:06:01 PM
Hello again folks!  Minor update, but I've finished another Arkanauht Company (https://imgur.com/gallery/WI1Gt).  This one features a minor conversion.  The captain has a spare sky warden's head.  The beards a little short but it's more armoured looking so I think it works out ok.

I was to do those Marine shoulder pads today but something came up.  I should be able to do that tomorrow.  And this week I should be able to get the paints in and start painting!  About time too am I right?  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Calamity on August 12, 2017, 03:20:55 PM
Before I commit to painting, what do you guys think of this scheme:

(http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/sm/bpe=FACB63&bpj=767981&bp=FACB63&bpc=FACB63&hdt=FACB63&hdm=FACB63&hdl=FACB63&ey=D03437&er=FACB63&pi=767981&nk=FACB63&ch=FACB63&eg=FFFFFF&sk=FFFFFF&abs=FACB63&bt=FACB63&cod=FACB63&ull=FACB63&lk=FACB63&lll=FACB63&lft=FACB63&url=FACB63&rk=FACB63&lrl=FACB63&rft=FACB63&slt=FACB63&sli=5F7FBC&srt=FACB63&sri=5F7FBC&ula=FACB63&lel=FACB63&lla=FACB63&lw=FACB63&lh=FACB63&ura=FACB63&rel=FACB63&rla=FACB63&rw=FACB63&rh=FACB63&bg=&rb=767981&gr=767981&wg=true&aq=true&slips=CC0000&ti=FFFFFF&rkg1=FFFFFF&blt=244588&/spacemarine.jpg)

That's actually the scheme of the Hammers Of Sigmar stormcast eternals.  It looks good on power armour doesn't it?  Also, the best thing is, the black armoured chaplains, blue armoured Librarians, white armoured apothecaries and red armoured techmarines would really stand out against the rank and file.  And that winged lightning bolt would look good on them too right?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
Post by: Alienscar on August 13, 2017, 03:19:42 AM
Before I commit to painting, what do you guys think of this scheme:

Don't know about anyone else Captain Calamity but I can't comment on your paint scheme as there is no picture showing. The link is obviously something to do with Bolter and Chainsword but I can't get it to work.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 13, 2017, 06:22:26 AM
Damn, sorry about that.  Try this link instead. (https://imgur.com/gallery/ACFSX)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on August 13, 2017, 08:19:49 AM
Yeah it'd look sweet man. I have only 2 bits of advice.... the Retributor Gold primer doesnt exactly match Retributor in the pot. But with a super quick and dirty dry brushing of Retributor from the pot you'll never know. It takes all of 30 seconds to do (no exaggeration). My other bit of advice... is that gold can look very loud over an entire army. Also check out the Custodes flyer from FW for ideas on balancing the colors on vehicles and the like.

The plus side is you really don't need to highlight the Gold, hit with Reikland Fleshwash. Re-touch with Retributor and you are done. I'd hit it with just a little Liberator is you absolutley need to highlight something, but Retributor is a phenomenal paint. One of the best in the range and a dream to work with.

I still prefer the Deathstrike Chapter myself. The magcragge blue is super nice to work with and can look really sinister with a dark wash.

Either way it'll look great. Now get painting!  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Changeyname on August 13, 2017, 09:47:38 AM
Not trying to put you off doing it but that's basically a blue helmet and Aquila away from being the Celestial Lions Chapter  ::)

Linky link (https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/4/48/Celestial_Lions_Updated.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20170709200112)

I've considered that scheme if I ever did a Marine Army properly and have played around with the gold tones a bunch - no pics sorry as I lost my HDD when my PC went kerfluff last week :( - but they look really good with more stark gold as well as much warmer tones as well - it's all about balancing the blue with whichever tone your gold come out at
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 17, 2017, 03:09:17 PM
Update!  I bought the paints I need!  And after much much thought, I've decided to do the celestial Lions.  They tick all my boxes; relatively obscure, vague enough for you to fill in the gaps, nearly destroyed thus justifying large numbers of Primarus marines and they have a be-atching paint scheme. (https://imgur.com/gallery/hgHlA)

It does mean that those winged lighting bolts I bought will have to wait for a new project though.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on August 17, 2017, 06:18:20 PM
Celestial Lions are a great choice :) although I'm generally dead-set against most noblebright in the 40k universe I actually quite like their fluff. I think most of the reason I dislike noblebright is it tends to be implemented hamfistedly, whereas these guys seem pretty well done.

I would pay attention to how much of the scheme is dominated by gold (and that's coming from me who is pretty much Mr Mono-Colour). Not that it's a bad thing at all, or even something to be concerned about, but it's something to pay attention to. I've found you can actually get tons of variation in shades of metallics with very little effort (and very few paints) though :)

Gold with a Reikland wash. Gold with a Reikland wash and go back over with the base gold. Gold with two Reikland washes. Gold with a Reikland wash and a drybrush of a lighter gold/silver. Gold drybrushed over a black undercoat. Gold drybrushed over a brown undercoat.

All of that will come up with some really different textures of gold that you can use to break up and differentiate between different materials in a Marine's armour (like the main panels, pauldrons, trim and embellishment, flexible joints etc.), and all with maybe 5 colours. 80% of that can be done with 3 colours and a spray primer.

Oh, and I strongly encourage you to have a crack at weathering. It's something I've just discovered and it's both dead simple and would look awesome having these shining golden warriors looking battered and worn. Nothing but Rhinox Hide drybrushed upwards ;) can always paint back over if you don't like it :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 19, 2017, 06:19:14 PM
Awesome!  Thank you for the advice Ynneadwraith!  :)

Also I proudly present the first coat on the first squad (https://imgur.com/gallery/HbnmB).  They're primed in abaddon black and sprayed retributor gold.  I wasn't sure about applying two coats but I was strongly advised to do so.  They said the gold might not stick right if sprayed directly on.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on August 20, 2017, 08:03:18 AM
Looks awesome! The project has truly started. Good call on the chaos black undercoat. Highly recommended.

Now make sure you give a quick and dirty brush coat of Retributor from the pot (like just 10-30 seconds worth of brush painting on each dude) so the colors match, because there is a slight but noticeable difference between pot and primer.

Also...PRO TIP! You can use Reikland flesh to shade blue and you'll get a super deep black shade. I do it all the time and it looks great! Especially on the rim of the shoulder pads. Just run it carefully in the crease of the shoulder pad rim and you'll be all set.

Good luck Tangi!!!  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 20, 2017, 05:59:32 PM
Thank you so much for the advice Cavalier!  You're right, the potted gold is really different in tone to the spray!  And I didn't realise you could use reikland flesh on blue!  You saved me a trip to the store.  ;D

But now...crunch time! (https://imgur.com/gallery/fePxh)  My first painting project in years.  I sincerely hope I didn't balls it up!  :P

And sorry for the poor photo.  My camera isn't very good and it's dark here now.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on August 21, 2017, 06:58:44 AM
Looking really nice :) i know i bang on about it, but will look stunning with some weathering ;)

Thanks for the tip about reikland on blues. I'd never have thought of that!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on August 22, 2017, 08:02:25 AM
Looks soooo good! So glad this project has come together nicely for you Tangi. I know you've had modelling problems in the past. Look super good man. Awesome call on this chapter BTW, now that I see them as a unit instead of an individual marine I love it. Killer!!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 23, 2017, 06:36:46 PM
They now have guns! (https://imgur.com/gallery/3Obfs)  8)

That's the squad almost finished!  Just the purity seals, bases and minor touch ups to do.  Then I'll expand this squad to ten men! 

Thanks for watching!  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on August 24, 2017, 08:18:35 AM
Super super nice man. That blue is just amazing looking. Wow what a great scheme. So glad this project is going well for you Tangi. Can't wait for some bat-reps!  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on August 25, 2017, 06:45:33 PM
They are looking super fine CC. The gold is really lush and the blue has a wonderful richness and depth. Excellent work man!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 29, 2017, 03:22:34 PM
Thank you again guys!  I'm so happy the scheme and the style is going down so well!   :)

I do hope to provide a report on my next battle.  In the meantime, have an Overlord frigate! (https://imgur.com/gallery/G6hXw)  I now have a minimum sized Iron Sky Squadron!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 1, 2017, 05:57:09 AM
WOW Cap!
The gold and blue really go well together. Good call. Have you thought about painting the chest emblem ushabti bone? It would stand out a lot more against the gold than another metallic color. Enjoying your journey, mate... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 2, 2017, 01:37:34 PM
@ Saim-dann

Thank you, glad you like them! :)

I didn't think of that, but the standard colour for the Lions chest plate is black.  I'm following the rule book as it were.  ;D

This reminds me; sergeants wear black helmets, but I don't know what colour helmets lieutenants and captains wear.  I'll need to find that out!

In the meantime, enjoy some more Intercessors! (https://imgur.com/gallery/AH0X1)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 3, 2017, 06:33:12 AM
OH-MY-GIDDY-AUNT!!
They look amazing, Cap. They are going to be intimidating on the table. How are you going to do their transports? Gold with blue trim? Or blue with gold trim so the troop stands out on their own?
Thank you for sharing. Enjoying your journey... Be well!

PS: Happy Fathers Day... Assuming you are one.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 3, 2017, 07:04:35 AM
OH-MY-GIDDY-AUNT!!
They look amazing, Cap. They are going to be intimidating on the table. How are you going to do their transports? Gold with blue trim? Or blue with gold trim so the troop stands out on their own?
Thank you for sharing. Enjoying your journey... Be well!

PS: Happy Fathers Day... Assuming you are one.

Thank you.  :)  I forgot that other countries have their Father's Day this time of year.  We had ours months ago.  ;D

Good question about the transports!  This is an issue I have with marines...the brightly colored tanks.  :P  I think gold tanks would look silly, but blue would be OK.  Blue with gold trim.  I was even thinking of black but that's a leadership colour for them.  Which reminds me, I have no idea of what colour to paint the lieutenants and captain's helmets!  I'll need to find out how the Lions do it.

I'm also really happy you guys like the look of them.  Again, this was my first painting project in a decade so I was so nervous about doing it.  But I'm not making a mess of it (so far) so that's a plus!  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on September 3, 2017, 08:52:49 AM
Looking sweeeet. You must be happy man. What an awesome looking chapter. The models for the Primaris Marines really jive well with the scheme. Super bold... you are executing really nicely too. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 3, 2017, 05:32:36 PM
Many thanks Cavalier!  :D

I'm just glad I'm doing it right.  I was really nervous about painting.

In the meantime, more progress! (https://imgur.com/gallery/30NQ2)  I decided not to paint the dots on the eyes of the sergeants helmet, because I like to believe that they only light up when the helmet is put on and activated.

Does anyone have any suggestions for painting dark flesh?  And will red purity seals work with the gold and blue?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 3, 2017, 07:12:33 PM
Hi Cap!
The red and bone seals will be a nice touch. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on September 4, 2017, 07:45:15 AM
Hey Tangi looking good bud. You are rolling. Also red purity seals will TOTALLY work. Red, blue and bone will all look sick on your guys. I'd use the red and bone all day as spot colors. As for dark flesh, simply pick a shade that you like and pick the next appropriate layer paint and away you go. Its no different from using kislev flesh or cadian fleshtone. For the darker flesh tone though I'd use Nuln Oil as a wash... while on less dark I'd use Agrax. Check out the GW paint chart it'll point you in the right direction in terms of choosing the appropriate layer/base colors. Good luck bud and keep rocking
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 4, 2017, 12:45:12 PM
Awesome, thank you very much guys!  Especially for the advice Cavalier.  :)

Also for anyone who might be looking in on this thread but doesn't want to click on links, enjoy this direct link instead:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/8/23/898558_md-Celestial%20Lions%2C%20Primus%20Marines%2C%20Space%20Marines.JPG)

Although since that photo was taken I've touched up the sergeant a little.  You can see that here:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/9/3/900910_md-Celestial%20Lions%2C%20Primus%20Marine%2C%20Space%20Marines.JPG)

I might have leaned a little heavy on the grey though.  Nothing that a dab of nuln oil won't fix.  Oh, and for any marine who's not wearing his helmet, I'm not painting the yellows of their eyes.  I like to think they only light up when the helmets on and activated.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 4, 2017, 03:01:44 PM
Niiiiice!
These beasts will be something to behold once the detailing is done, Cap. With a big, honk'n, blue Raider in the background?..... Glad I'm not facing them!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on September 4, 2017, 07:53:58 PM
Looking really nice dude :) the depth of the blue really makes the colour scheme.

I do like the added grey on top of the black, and as I've discovered with my Corsair's wings a dash of Nuln Oil really does work nicely :) sort of blends the edges out a bit so they merge together a little more
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 7, 2017, 05:22:57 PM
@ Saim-dann

I certainly hope so!  I'm coming around to the idea of having big blue tanks myself.  ;D

@ Ynneadwraith

You're right, black on its own never looks right.  A little bit of grey really brings it out!

And look, more marines:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/9/7/901816_md-Celestial%20Lions%2C%20Imperial%20Fist%20Successor%20Chapter%2C%20Intercessor%20Squad%2C%20Primus%20Marines.JPG)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/9/7/901815_md-Celestial%20Lions%2C%20Imperial%20Fist%20Successor%20Chapter%2C%20Intercessor%20Squad%2C%20Primus%20Marines.JPG)

I would have finished the other two but it had to start raining, so no spray painting the guns.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 8, 2017, 03:20:56 AM
G'day Cap!
How will you be doing the bases? If you haven't decided yet, be sure to color match up against the gold and blue... Pointy ears forever!!   
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 8, 2017, 06:10:11 AM
G'day Cap!
How will you be doing the bases? If you haven't decided yet, be sure to color match up against the gold and blue... Pointy ears forever!!

Good question!  The boards I'd be playing on at my friends house and my LGS are both blackened wastelands so I'll probably go with that.  Might need something to spice it up though.

Also, I've got a potential problem on the way.  It's my intention to eventually get those chapter symbols from shapeways.  I already got the winged lightening bolt ones but that was before I settled on the Lions.  I've already painted the shoulder pads, so sticking the symbol on might mess that up.  And not in the way you might think.  I did the highlights assuming that the pads were a flat surface, and the raised symbols will change that.

I guess I can paint over them  again.  No real biggie.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on September 9, 2017, 08:12:23 AM
Looking great Cap; as I've said before, the gold is really well executed and the blue just has a terrific richness to it. These guys are really starting to look awesome!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 11, 2017, 08:26:15 AM
Looking great Cap; as I've said before, the gold is really well executed and the blue just has a terrific richness to it. These guys are really starting to look awesome!

Thanks Looshkin!  That really means a lot to me! :)

Again this is the first painting project I've done in years.  And I wasn't exactly good back then either.  Nothing more demoralising than the off duty store clerk picking up your gyrocopter and saying that it had the worst paint job he'd ever seen.  Just what every 13 year old needs to hear. :P

But I digress.  I've still got the hellblasters to finish, but in the meantime I still need to figure out what colour to paint the helmets of the captain and lieutenants.  I doubt it's just black like the sergeants.





Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 23, 2017, 02:53:11 PM
I'm back!  With more Celestial Lions!

See here the Hellblasters (without guns):

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/9/23/904981_md-Celestial%20Lions%2C%20Hellblasters%2C%20Imperium%2C%20Prunus%20Marines%2C%20Space%20Marines.JPG)

and those Intercessors who should have had their guns attached ages ago:

(https://i.imgur.com/lGwG5UM.jpg)

I think those Hellblasters came out a bit sloppy.  I should probably take another look at them once they're dry.

I've pledged to not buy anything else until all my marines are painted.  At this stage I only have 3 interceptors and five characters to go, not counting the things I need to go back and finish.  Things like faces and purity seals.  Nearly there then!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 23, 2017, 05:16:01 PM
G'day Cap!
If this is the quality of the troop, keen to see what you do with the characters, mate... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on September 24, 2017, 08:41:57 AM
Looking good Tangi. My only suggestion is clean up the shoulder pads a bit. Bring the blue closer to the rim of the shoulder pad and leave a thinned band of shading. Other than that they look awesome! Still really impressed by how sick the scheme is. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 24, 2017, 09:09:02 AM
G'day Cap!
If this is the quality of the troop, keen to see what you do with the characters, mate... Pointy ears forever!!

Thank you! :)

In all honesty I am apprehensive about painting the characters.  Especially the librarian as he's going to be blue.  And I still haven't found out if their helmets need to be different.

Looking good Tangi. My only suggestion is clean up the shoulder pads a bit. Bring the blue closer to the rim of the shoulder pad and leave a thinned band of shading. Other than that they look awesome! Still really impressed by how sick the scheme is. Keep it up!

Ah yes, the pads are a bit messy.  I'll touch them up, and I'll fix the eyes too.  Thanks for the support! :)

Also, someone commented on imgur that I need to thin my paints more.  Is the paint job in these marines too thick?  I do thin the paints down with water, and the blue sections typically have 2-3 layers per...well, layer.  The gold is just a dry brush and wash over the base so it doesn't require much.  Is that enough or should I be doing more layers?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on September 24, 2017, 01:06:31 PM
It doesnt look to thick to me. Not by a long shot. Take all advice with a grain of salt. Everyones a critic.  ::)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 21, 2017, 11:33:44 AM
So sorry for the lack of activity guys.  I've been a bad mixture of sick and busy.  But I'm getting back into the swings of things now.  I've broken a pledge to not buy any more models to buy some more models.  Some of which you can see here (https://imgur.com/gallery/x4gCv) and here:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/10/21/910679_md-Space%20Marines%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG)
(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/10/21/910680_md-Space%20Marines%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG)
(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/10/21/910681_md-Space%20Marines%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG)
(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/10/21/910682_md-Space%20Marines%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG)
(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/10/21/910683_md-Space%20Marines%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG)
(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/10/21/910684_md-Space%20Marines%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.JPG)

Enjoy! :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on October 22, 2017, 05:43:28 AM
Niiiiice!
Nothing wrong with more Primis's, Cap. Bought three different starter sets before I even put paint to plastic... Be well!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on October 22, 2017, 09:33:36 AM
Nice one bud! Those kits look like a lot of fun to build and paint. Gonna be a sick looking force when it's done. Next step, a repusler!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 22, 2017, 04:21:47 PM
Thanks guys.  :)

I am looking forward to getting a Repulser.  And maybe the dreadnaught too!

I've also been told to drill my gun barrels.  Think I should?  Of course I should.  But is it ok after painting?  Oh, and I ordered my shoulder pads from shapeways.  They're on their way, and I can't wait to stick them on!

I didn't assemble any more miniatures today but I did do a doodle of a primus marine.  I like doodling.  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on October 23, 2017, 04:02:14 PM
Sweet. Love this project Tangi. Yeah I'm all about that Dreadnought. I'm getting one 100% for my DA. Its a must for me. BTW are the old Marine shoulder pads Primaris compatible? I think the newer Chapter upgrade ones are.... Been wondering about that. Don't know anyone personally with Primaris
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 28, 2017, 04:46:03 PM
Thanks for the support Cav!  :)

Latest update, my 'roaring lions' chapter badges from shapeways arrived! (https://www.shapeways.com/product/2AFPRDQ25/60x-roaring-lions-shoulder-insignia-pack)  They look to be primris compatible, but they're clear resin, so I'm not quite sure how to stick them on.  Superglue?  Also, they'll be white, so if anyone has good advice on how to paint white I'd love to hear it.  Oh, and is it better to paint them on the frame and then stick them on, or just stick them straight on and paint them?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on October 28, 2017, 05:45:43 PM
Also, they'll be white, so if anyone has good advice on how to paint white I'd love to hear it.  Oh, and is it better to paint them on the frame and then stick them on, or just stick them straight on and paint them?

Celestra Grey is your best friend here Cap. Use a Celestra grey base for any white bits. You can then just use a couple of thin White Scar layers to build up the white. Leave any areas you want to be shaded with the Celestra Grey and you're pretty much done.

I would tend to stick them on and then paint them, unless to do so would make painting nay element of the model more difficult. I find if I try to paint something and then glue it together, I run the risk of damaging the paint work with either glue or my grubby fingers*


Best of luck with those shoulders Cap, they look great!



*Says the man who just painted a fully deconstructed Primaris Marine...
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on October 28, 2017, 08:39:40 PM
G'day Cap!
Oh my yes. They will look good. Agree with Looshkin with the grey. Experiment with gluing on the badge with just one model, then painting it. Paint the next one off the pad and then glue. Whichever is more comfortable for you, go for it. Looking forward to seeing the finished project... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 29, 2017, 07:45:44 AM
Thank you very much for the advice guys.  :)

Just one more question, to prime in black on the frame.  Yes or no?

Oh wait, something else.  Iím also working on the purity seals.  I was advised to use screamer pink on the seal for that Ďwaxyí effect.  What else should I be using on this?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on October 29, 2017, 11:15:21 AM
How dirty do you want the white to look? If it's pretty clean then Loosh and Saim Dann have you covered ;)

If you want a more dirty white then I've had success with Pallid Wych Flesh, Nuln Oil wash and then a drybrush re-highlight of Pallid Wych Flesh again ;)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on October 29, 2017, 01:00:32 PM
G'day Cap!
Nice suggestion, Ynnead
For the purity seal, am assuming you know to wash it first and are only talking about the colours afterward. Have been known to second highlight with the finest of white lines/dots on the top edges. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on November 1, 2017, 05:10:37 AM
Thank you very much for the advice guys.  :)

Just one more question, to prime in black on the frame.  Yes or no?

Oh wait, something else.  Iím also working on the purity seals.  I was advised to use screamer pink on the seal for that Ďwaxyí effect.  What else should I be using on this?

Depends what colour works for your minis. I think red, purple or pink may work for you well enough.

You can actually a shiny, waxy finish by using enough nun oil/agrax earthshade, or just by using the gloss variants. Just base colour, wash and a fine, subtle edge highlight (only the top of the seal, where it would naturally reflect light...same as metallic armour).

As for the undercoat, I'd go for a white undercoat before going back to it with Celestra Grey. It'll provide a far smoother finish and require fewer coats to achieve a nice effect. White over black is just hard work that you can probably avoid.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on November 25, 2017, 02:19:42 PM
So sorry for the lack of activity guys.  Hereís some more Grundstok Thunderers to make up for it. (https://imgur.com/gallery/5LtKU)  And Iím currently working on more skyriggers.  By the time Iím done Iíll have six endrinriggers and six skywardens.  Up up and away!  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 25, 2017, 03:10:57 PM
Niiiiice!
... and that's the cleanest desk I've ever seen from a gamer. Not one drop of paint or scratch from a scalpel... Be well!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on November 28, 2017, 03:45:16 PM
Thanks Sami-dann!  I do keep good care of my desk for sure.  :)

And look, more Skyriggers! (https://imgur.com/gallery/EZmgC)  Half way there with regards to them.  6 more to make!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 28, 2017, 04:03:13 PM
G'day Cap!
The Skyriggers do look nice, mate. They even have armour for their beards? How cool is that? Keen to see some paint on them, cap. Or is that how you keep the paint off the desk? You just don't paint them... Bwahaha! Be well! 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 29, 2017, 11:20:33 AM
Aha! That's where those cool steampunk orbs come from. Tha ks I've been looking for those!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on December 2, 2017, 01:48:48 PM
Oh yes, painting them.  Iíve been apprehensive about starting them.  The Primaris marines are a good starting point but these guys are more...important.  So Iíve got to get them right!  Still thinking of painting the green too.

Latest update, Iíve almost finished making all of my Skyriggers.  Just 3 endrinriggers to go. 

Oh, and in my last game, I practically had it in the bag, only to lose it suddenly on turn 3.  We were playing Ďinvasioní, and we each had an objective and if your opponent controlled it at the end of their movement phase they won. 

I was blasting them away, slaughtering chaos lords and knights left right and centre.  But a Tzeentch sorcerer on a manticore survived to cast a spell that utterly destroyed the unit I had guarding my objective.  Then, in flew the demon price to take it and boom, I lost.  I never even got to deploy half my army it was that sudden.  Itís a real kick in the dongliz.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 3, 2017, 07:27:23 PM
Bummer about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, but on the positive side your sky-dwarfs should take to washes really, really nicely making painting not as tricky as it could be ;)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 5, 2018, 06:40:38 PM
Iím back!  :D

Please pardon my absence.  Itís been a crazy few months there.  But things have settled down again and I can resume all my projects detailed here!

First up, Iíve assembled all of my skyriggers.  Hereís the force in full, and all held on to their bases by blue-tac:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2018/2/5/929645_md-Age%20Of%20Sigmar%2C%20Dwarves%2C%20Kharadron%20Overlords.jpeg)

Endrinrigger Unit One:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2018/2/5/929646_md-Age%20Of%20Sigmar%2C%20Dwarves%2C%20Kharadron%20Overlords.jpeg)

Endrinrigger Unit Two:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2018/2/5/929647_md-Age%20Of%20Sigmar%2C%20Dwarves%2C%20Kharadron%20Overlords.jpeg)

Endrinrigger Unit Three:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2018/2/5/929648_md-Age%20Of%20Sigmar%2C%20Dwarves%2C%20Kharadron%20Overlords.jpeg)

And the Skywardens:

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2018/2/5/929649_md-Age%20Of%20Sigmar%2C%20Dwarves%2C%20Kharadron%20Overlords.jpeg)

All I have left to assemble is a frigate and 3 Gunhaulers.  Then I can start painting them.  Oh boy!  :-\

On the 40k side of things, painting my Celestial Lions has been hampered by the weather.  You canít spray paint out in the rain and sleet!  But Iím sure weíll get one day of sun soon.  ::)

Again, sorry for the lack of activity, and Iíll be back with more updates very soon!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 5, 2018, 11:52:06 PM
Niiiiice!
Those sculpts are Micky Mouse, Cap. Keen to see some paint on them. Still the neatest gamers table EVA in the history of gaming. Pity there's not a Golden Demon award for that... Be well, Cap!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on February 6, 2018, 03:20:12 PM
HAHAHA floating dwarves! awesome.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 11, 2018, 05:36:17 PM
Wouldnít you know it?  I get back to work only to catch the flu.  the Udders of Thoth.  :P

But hereís the thing; Iím signed up for a tornament in March so I have to hurry up and start painting these Overlords!

I always wanted to paint them green.  Because itís quite steampunk and because it hardly features on the named skyports.  However, I was never quite sure how to go about it exactly.  I was searching around for inspiration and I found this:

http://nerdmerge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BS2FirstRosieMultiplayer.png (http://nerdmerge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BS2FirstRosieMultiplayer.png)

Thatís a Big Daddy from Bioshock, with a greyish uniform and copper armour with a patina.  Could this be the way to go?  I quite like the idea of green ships with grey or white suited crew.

Would anyone have any advice for how to go about painting something like this?  Obviously this example is a lot more Ďdirtyí than my finished examples would be though.  Iím also open to suggestions for other ideas!

Image tags removed to avoid hotlinking - Iris.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on February 12, 2018, 06:23:27 AM
Hey bud, I think it'd be really simple. I'd go with a Mechanicus Grey spray primer for your base, then throw Balthasar Gold on for the bronze metal bits... with a heavy Nuln Oil Wash over the whole thing. You could even due a slight bit of green washes or glazes (emphasis on SLIGHT) to give that patina look.

In fact if you are intersted in going for patina look on your ships, I'd go Balthasar Gold on them, Heavy Nuln Oil wash and then a little green wash glaze.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 12, 2018, 07:57:34 AM
G'day, Cap!
Read your post this morning and was thinking about it during the day, however, Cavalier nailed it. Didn't come up with anything that good... Be well!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on February 12, 2018, 09:48:42 AM
I think it looks like a fusion between heresy era Death Guard and their modern equivalents (with toned-down grime).

I reckon thisíll look boss on your dwarves. Thanks for sharing your ideas Cap!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on February 13, 2018, 06:29:10 AM
Thatís a Big Daddy from Bioshock, with a greyish uniform and copper armour with a patina.  Could this be the way to go?  I quite like the idea of green ships with grey or white suited crew.

I think green will be a great colour for the Frigates and Ironclads and it will contrast really well with a grey suited crew.

Thatís a Big Daddy from Bioshock, with a greyish uniform and copper armour with a patina.

Would anyone have any advice for how to go about painting something like this?  Obviously this example is a lot more Ďdirtyí than my finished examples would be though.  Iím also open to suggestions for other ideas!

For tips on painting you should check out Warhammer TV. Have a look At This (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3iLEW1P2o) Youtube video  Or This (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T4o-5HUFrx8) one for some good tips on painting verdigris on copper using Nihilakh Oxide technical paint.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 13, 2018, 08:18:44 AM
Thank you everyone for the awesome responses.  :)

I think I finally have a game plan here.  Hereís another pic that probably better displays my idea:

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/bioshock/images/5/5e/Bigsister004.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101023183323 (https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/bioshock/images/5/5e/Bigsister004.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101023183323)

Itís the two images in the top left that are of interest to me.  Theyíre like a cleaner version of the first pic.  But one question; the named sky ports have very striking colour schemes.  Bright blue, bright red, purple etc.  Do you think this green and grey/white combo will have the same effect?  Actually, we probably wonít know that until I put paint to model.  ;D

One other question; having seen both pics, would you guys recommend white or grey for the overalls?

Image tags removed to avoid hotlinking - Iris.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on February 13, 2018, 05:08:00 PM
The colour schemes on GW Webstore aren't that bright so green/grey should be fine.

As for whether or not you should paint the overalls grey or white that is entirely up to you. The Kharadrons are generally considered to have a Steampunk aesthetic so I would suggest you go with grey or cream as the Victorians did not have access to a brilliant white paint.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 13, 2018, 05:14:12 PM
G'day, Cap!
Have seen some Biel-Tan armies green/white and green/grey. The green goes better with the grey, in my opinion. Particularly for that steampunk feel you'll be looking for. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 13, 2018, 09:23:23 PM
Again, thanks for the advice guys.  Itís very much appreciated!  :)

Grey or cream, but not white.  Sounds good me to me!

Tomorrow Iím committed to painting the purity seals of my marines, and possibly getting those chapter badges stuck on too!  Iíve got Rakarth Flesh, Ushabti Bone, Reikland Fleshshade, Screamer Pink and Nuln Oil.  Would they do or do I need something else?  And the badges.  Would nuln oil over a white base with fleshshade on top do?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on February 14, 2018, 05:17:44 AM
Games Workshop recommends Zandri Dust, Agrax Earthshade and Ushabti Bone for the parchment bit of the purity seals so I guess what you have is near enough.

The wax part of the purity seal is normally painted Screamer Pink followed by Pink Horror. Personally I think that you can get away with not doing the edge highlight but that is just me.

As for your badges Reikland and Nuln are both Shades so I have no idea if that would work as I don't think I have ever seen two shade paints being used before. Being lazy I would probably just dry brush them.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 14, 2018, 07:59:57 PM
So Iíve now got most of the paints I need, but I havenít started painting those purity seals just yet. 

Oh no.  Instead, I took the plunge, and started my Overlords (https://imgur.com/gallery/XUYjQ).

Please be kind.  :P

Hereís a quick sample:

(https://i.imgur.com/gfvTogz.jpg)

Since those photos were taken, Iíve dry brushed the armour again and added Nuln Oil to the details to bring them out.  And Iíve fixed the eyes too.  I will need some highlights to really bring them out though.  Thoughts?  Has it been worth the wait?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 14, 2018, 10:46:44 PM
Niiiiice!
This piece is so neet, mate. Cannot wait to see it finished.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on February 15, 2018, 04:40:39 AM
That model and the unit look fantastic so far Captain and the colour scheme lends a sense of harshness to the models. Much better than the pastel like colours used on Games Workshop Webstore. Looking at your models you could believe that your Overlords are still in touch with their Dwarven (Duardin) history rather than being full on traders.

Personally I think the copper/bronze could be a little brighter just to lift the overall look of a finished unit.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on February 15, 2018, 06:23:30 AM
LOOKS SO GOOD! Oh man I love the paint work Tangi. It seriously looks awesome. Its actually quite grim looking which I really like. I wouldn't change anything... I think you nailed it 100%. Great stuff... now you got 2 cool looking armies underway. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 16, 2018, 11:41:42 AM
Thank you so much for the words of support everyone.  Iím really happy to see that the scheme is going down well. :)

Iíve made further progress on the company too (https://imgur.com/gallery/m70qo).  Hereís a sample:

(https://i.imgur.com/hiHXxEC.jpg)

Iíd say theyíre about 75% done now.  Just to base them and attach those special weapons. 

I also need some highlights to really bring them out.  The armour is warplock bronze, washed in earthshade, drybrushed in runelord brass and with nuln oil for the details.  The leather is mournfang brown washed in earthshade and nuln oil, and the overalls are mechanicus grey washed in earth and oil too. 

Suggestions for highlights?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on February 16, 2018, 12:44:43 PM
Small highlights of runefang steel will help the armour pop. Just small bits on the edges to keep the armour from going silver.

Whenever you use a wash, it's a good idea to bring the colour back up afterwards. A layer of the base colour (leaving the shade in resesses) and then a small highlight of a brighter colour afterwards on edges and raised areas will make those spots pop too.

Looking good so far though. Just needs to be brought back up from the shades.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on February 16, 2018, 05:05:18 PM
Really sweet work Cap! I think the colour choices are excellent and this will look striking across an entire army.

I will, though, echo what KS said. Just bring the layers back to the fore to lighten the model a touch whilst giving it more depth. Also, add the touch of silver the the extreme edge of the bronze. Just the extreme edges though; this will help really bring the model to life.

Great work Cap, I'm looking forward to seeing how this project develops.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 17, 2018, 07:51:37 PM
Again, thank you for the support everyone.  :)

Iím happy to see the scheme going down well.  I know itís very different to the named sky ports, but thatís probably for the best.  If youíre going unique, go big or go home right?  Did I get that steampunk aesthetic down right?

Iím also thinking about how this scheme will look on the ships.  Does Warplock Bronze come in a spray?  I donít think it does but I might be wrong.  At any rate, I hope to have all 3 companies finished by Friday.  I have a tournament coming up and I need everything done by the 11th of March.  At this rate itís doable, but there can be no holdups.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on February 18, 2018, 11:48:48 AM
Iím also thinking about how this scheme will look on the ships.

I thought the idea was to paint the ships green!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 18, 2018, 01:03:51 PM
I thought the idea was to paint the ships green!

Oh it is!  Iím just wondering if I should be painting them metallic green like the troops or non metallic green, if that makes sense?  Probably not.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 23, 2018, 12:31:15 PM
So I went ahead and brightened up the Overlords. (https://imgur.com/gallery/Ke1gw)  Hopefully now they donít look like a big solid lump of darkness.

Hereís a few links:
(https://i.imgur.com/mwEUkd5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4yaga2o.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/p5q4ONO.jpg)

Hope Iím still on track.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war on February 23, 2018, 12:44:58 PM
There`s certainly a good depth of colour now, not that they were not great before. I think once you get them based, if you use a good contrasting colour, they`ll pop even more. It`s always difficult to judge how dark the model is when you have it sitting on a black base, especially if you`re painting things like black boots. I certainly would go any lighter than you have.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on February 23, 2018, 02:38:38 PM
No they look great Tangi. I just love the color scheme and the execution is really nice. Great work!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 23, 2018, 09:23:50 PM
G'day, Cap!
Very nice, mate. They are going to look magic on the table.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on February 25, 2018, 03:18:30 AM
Looking great Cap! I like how the transitions are working on the cloth, there's real depth to the miniature now.

What are you planning with the bases? I'd love to see a totally finished model, as sometimes you only know how well something works when all the elements are completed. I think they'll look great, but the style of base could make a good model great.

Great updates Cap, keep em coming!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 25, 2018, 05:53:14 PM
Thanks guys.  Your support is appreciated.  :)

@ Looshkin and dog_of_war

Oh, right...the bases.  Yeah, Iím still at a loss as to what to do with those.   :-\

They have to be good.  They have to contrast the models themselves and they should probably reflect the fantastical nature of Chamon as well.  Iím open to any suggestions anyone has.  ;D

In the meantime, enjoy more Arkanauts. (https://imgur.com/a/WJ6HD)  Iím really happy with these.  The standard seems to be staying consistent.  This one here is my favourite:

(https://i.imgur.com/7nwYmTN.jpg)

But this one has my favourite pose:

(https://i.imgur.com/qjaNZ5C.jpg)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 25, 2018, 06:13:25 PM
Amazing work, Cap!
I really like these models and you've made them shine. The leather strapping ties in well with the metal and the grey material. Most of the back and forth postings on the suggestions for these fellas is flashed back at me when I look them over. Well done, mate... Be well!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 27, 2018, 03:53:20 PM
Well that paint scheme couldn't be further up my street if you tried ;) looking great dude!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 27, 2018, 06:18:29 PM
Thanks guys.  :)

First, some bad bad news.  Iím behind schedule.  I was supposed to have all 30 arkanauts with their specials attached painted up by now.  But only 15 are fully done, with another 5 mostly done, and no specials attached. :P

But some good news; Iíve almost completed the admiral:

(https://i.imgur.com/1K9xZBl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OPwY0Y4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rOUjNzs.jpg)

The lighting in those pics isnít so good but I think the armour came out pretty well if I do say so myself.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 27, 2018, 07:24:18 PM
Oh, my!
Well done, Cap. Your painting technique is solid, mate. Think you've heard me mention before that if I ever went AoS this is the army I'd go for. Wouldn't come close to your painting skills though, Cap. This army is going to look spectacular when done... Be well!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on February 27, 2018, 07:34:42 PM
Looking good there boss! Makes me want to start a KO force too!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on February 28, 2018, 05:33:55 AM
Man! This looks awesome Tangi. Totally in love with your approach these guys. Wouldn't change a thing... these guys are quite Grim Dark which I really, really love. You are killing it man!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on February 28, 2018, 05:49:23 AM
I have said it before Captain but I love the way your painting makes the Overlords look like Dwarves rather than shopkeepers in the sky. The Admiral is the best example of this and, as Cavalier has said, he looks correctly grim.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 1, 2018, 05:07:10 AM
Yeah great stuff :)

What's the recipe for your bronzey brass colour?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 1, 2018, 10:39:21 AM
@ Saim-Dann & Killersquid

Thanks guys!  If these make you want to do Overlords, then I'm doing it right.  ;D

@ Cavalier

Thank you!  I really appreciate that!  :)

@ Alienscar

Awesome, thank you!  I trailed through tonnes of images of steam punk outfits to get inspiration for the look.  They had to look dark and grim, yet at the same time shiny and fantastical.  I was worried that painting them green would make them look like an IG unit.  That the green would look like mass produced spray painted military grade sci fi hardware, if that makes sense.  But I think I've avoided that.

@ Ynneadwraith

Thanks for asking! :)

You start with a basecoat of Warplock Bronze.  You then wash that in Agrax Earthshade before touching it up with Warplock Bronze again.  Then you layer on Runelord brass, before adding Nuln Oil to the deepest recesses of the model, especially around the grills, pipework and gun barrels.  Then you drybrush it all in Runefang Steel, with a final wash of Agrax Earthshade to really bring out the green.  It's quite involved, but it's worth it!

In other news, the snow is preventing me from spray painting anything else.  It's sad that I hate snow now, as I loved it as a kid.  I guess I could turn to the Celestial Lions for the meantime.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on March 1, 2018, 11:11:24 AM
Love the work Cap. I'd say that the Admiral could do with just a dash of colour so that he ties in with his brethren, but apart from that, he's terrific. The Bronze armour is perfect!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 13, 2018, 12:01:38 AM
Apologies for the lack of activity of late folks.  Iím back with the admiral now pretty much fully painted, who you can now see here (https://imgur.com/a/oa0VU).

(https://i.imgur.com/sfR1kM4.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/v06tZEw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pYwIMJz.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/QJbsaQH.jpg)

I still have to think up of a decent idea for the bases, and he needs touching up here and there.  I also donít like how his Ďquiltedí area came out.  Itís not to the same standard as the area, and I got a bit of it on his helmet which required fixing, but the mark is still visible to me.

Thereís always the back up admiral model on stand by.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Saim-Dann on March 13, 2018, 03:29:01 AM
Oh, my!
He's badass, Cap. If not for the plastic terrain on the base, we could believe it to be a lead model. You've mastered the metallic paint job, mate... Be well! 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 13, 2018, 06:45:08 AM
Apologies for the lack of activity of late folks.

Never mind the lack of activity are you on target to get everything complete for your tournament? I am really looking forward to hearing how you get on.

I also donít like how his Ďquiltedí area came out.  Itís not to the same standard as the area, and I got a bit of it on his helmet which required fixing, but the mark is still visible to me.

It is hard to tell from the photos but I think I agree with you regarding the Admiral's ruff. I think it just needs a bit of definition adding to it to better define what it is.

Other than that LRT this is a stonking model and I really like how the blue seems to glow on this model compared to some of the others.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 13, 2018, 11:15:58 AM
@ Saim-Dann

Thanks mate, glad you like it!  :)

@ Alienscar

At this rate, Iím on target to have all the troops painted by the end of the week, but the ships are a different story.  March 25th is closing in fast.  :-\

As for the quilt, would a highlight of flayed one flesh help?  Iím glad you like the blue though.  Iím particularly happy with how it came out.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 14, 2018, 05:08:06 AM
As for the quilt, would a highlight of flayed one flesh help?

It is difficult for me to say what would work as I am not a master of any of the painting techniques and for some reason it is difficult to see any detail in your photos when zoomed in.

In the picture on GW's Webstore you can clearly see that that the collar/ruff is quilted and based on that I would guess that instead of a highlight maybe a layer of something and a highlight would work to better delineate the quilted areas. I am probably wrong though and a highlight might work all on its own.

https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/920x950/99070205012_ArkanautAdmiral01.jpg (https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/920x950/99070205012_ArkanautAdmiral01.jpg)

Image tags removed to avoid hotlinking - Iris.

 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 14, 2018, 10:41:03 AM
I think I may have made a mistake in my choice of colours for it.  Itís Rakarth Flesh, washed in Reikland Fleshshade, layered in Zandri Dust and highlighted in Ushabti Bone.  Because they were the only ones I had to work with.

I probably shouldnít have used those last two.  Iíll need to do something, as itís letting the whole thing down.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 15, 2018, 07:06:17 AM
I probably shouldnít have used those last two.  Iíll need to do something, as itís letting the whole thing down.  :P

Not sure what to say to that. I know that Zandri Dust is base paint rather than a Layer paint and Ushabti Bone is a Layer paint rather than an Edge paint but I have no idea if it makes any real difference if they are used for other purposes.

To echo the legend that is GW Duncan did you thin your paints?

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 15, 2018, 07:31:58 AM
Did I thin my paints?  Yes.  Did I thin them enough?  Since your asking, probably not.  :-\

Iím trying to work out if itís salvageable, or if I need to start over.  Getting a headache over it.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 17, 2018, 12:00:56 PM
I am sure that in real life the quilted area looks fine but sometimes photos just don't work well enough. Once you are playing your tournament I am sure that you will be happy with your Admiral.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 24, 2018, 06:07:26 PM
Hey folks, tomorrow is the big day.  First tournament with the Overlords.  Iíve seen the other lists and I...ainít too confident.  :P

Hereís my list:

Barak Zilfin
2k
Thereís no trading with some people footnote.

admiral (general) with fleet master trait

aether khemist with Aethershock earburster

10 Arkanauts with skypike, volley gun and light sky hook.  Captain has aetherflare pistol.

10 Arkanauts with skypike, volley gun and light sky hook.  Captain has aetherflare pistol.

10 Arkanauts with skypike, volley gun and light sky hook.  Captain has aetherflare pistol.

9 Endrinriggers with light skyhook, grapel gun and drill cannon.

Ironclad with Great Sky cannon and aether aerofins

Frigate with heavy sky cannon

Frigate with heavy sky cannon

Not the most competitive list.  Itís mostly decided by what I actually have available to play with.  Here goes nothing.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on March 25, 2018, 11:33:24 AM
Certainly not an optimized list. I'd never rage weapon upgrades on endrinriggers, as their basic melee weapon is better.

For the company, you should try and find something skyhook bits on eBay or something. Skypikes and vollyguns are really bad on those guys. X3 skyhooks is the way to go.

I'd say in the future too, I'd probably drop one frigite, and add in more endrinriggers. One and an ironclad is enough boats (and points spent in boats!)

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 26, 2018, 06:09:39 AM
At this rate, Iím on target to have all the troops painted by the end of the week, but the ships are a different story.  March 25th is closing in fast.  :-\

Ironclad with Great Sky cannon and aether aerofins

Frigate with heavy sky cannon

Frigate with heavy sky cannon

Did you manage to get your boats painted on time then or did you have to play with unpainted models?

Hope you enjoyed the tournament.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 26, 2018, 10:05:39 AM
Certainly not an optimized list. I'd never rage weapon upgrades on endrinriggers, as their basic melee weapon is better.

Funny you should mention that.  None of the special weapon endrinriggers survived long enough to even do anything.  It confirms that I was right to assemble them without them (it was actually Skywardens standing in for them).

More skyhooks is definitely the way.  I would have gone with those but it was wysiwyg for equipment.  And yeah, I will be dropping a frigate from now on.

@ Alienscar

I regret to say I didnít get the ships painted on time.  However, it ultimately didnít matter.  Nobody kicked up a stink.  In fact, as the only overlord player there they were more interested in just seeing them.  They were temporarily assembled to include the balloons and weapons.  Enough to give a picture of a complete ship.

As for the tourney, I had a blast!  And I meant a lot of great people too!  And Iíll recount it here.

My first game was weirdly against my usual opponent and his Stormcast, with predictable results.  It was the Total Conquest mission.  Thatís the one with the weird Ďsteppedí deployment zones.  I used my deepstriking Ironclad to launch an attack on the front and back of the enemy.  Unfortunately, thanks to a single gyrph hound, my opponent was able to shoot his judicators at me before I did anything, and destroyed my plan right off the bat.  And in a game were I made short work of his lord Celestiant with only a frigate and some fighters too.  Major major major defeat for me  with only 120pts worth of troops left standing.  Not the best start Iím afraid.

My second game was a mixed bag.  It was against Tzeentch, and initially it got off to a great start.  It was Knife To The Heart.  I used fleetmaster to throw my opponent off on deploying by moving the Ironclad right across the board to his objective.  On my first turn I killed a gargant, two units of marauders, a big chunk of pink horrors and severely injured the lord of change.  I was in a position to win by capturing objects on turn 2.

But I lost the roll for initiative, and then everything went to hell.  My opponent used his destiny dice for spell casting and demon returning shenanigans.  Oh, and the dice decided to say screw you calamity and fail me for the rest of the game.  For example, an ironclad, an admiral and two units of Arkanauts couldnít kill a unit of marauders in both combat and shooting for two turns.  My opponent then captured the objectives and I lost.  But had I won that initiative roll it would have been a clear win for me.  This game demonstrated that even great tactics canít help you with bad dice.  :P

My final game was against a moonclan heavy destruction army, and the mission was Battle For The Pass.  I gave my opponent the first turn.  They managed to send a gaint half way across the board in one go due to their alligance ability.  But I killed it, along with the Ironjaw on the Maw-Krusha, then launched an attack on both middle objectives at once.  But surprise, fanatics!!!  They did a lot of damage, and on one flank, were there was a unit of Ironjaw brutes backing them up, my frigate was destroyed and the fighters routed.  But on the other side, it was me who routed them, and then the Ironclad, using the Admirals master of the skies ability, I was able to put my Ironclad right into his deployment zone, shooting and destroying everyone around it, and with the embarked units eventually capturing his objective.  In the end, we tired on objective points (13 all) but I won a minor victory on points (I had 1360pts left, he had...considerably less.  ;))

I finished third from the bottom of the table, with 15 points.  Could have been worse though.  And at least I managed one win in the end.  It was a real learning experience, and great fun to boot too.

  Weíll be meeting up again in May, and Iíll be coming back with a better list.  Drop a frigate, take more endrinriggers, and spam skyhooks.  That should work.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 3, 2018, 10:08:57 AM
I regret to say I didnít get the ships painted on time.  However, it ultimately didnít matter.  Nobody kicked up a stink.  In fact, as the only overlord player there they were more interested in just seeing them.  They were temporarily assembled to include the balloons and weapons.  Enough to give a picture of a complete ship.

How are your ships shaping up now Calamity? Did you finally decide on which shade of green to go with?

I finished third from the bottom of the table, with 15 points.  Could have been worse though.  And at least I managed one win in the end.  It was a real learning experience, and great fun to boot too.

Sounds like you had a real cool experience and learnt a lot about your Overlords at the same time.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 3, 2018, 11:10:51 PM
How are your ships shaping up now Calamity? Did you finally decide on which shade of green to go with?

In terms of assembling them, theyíre looking a lot better.  However, unfortunately I havenít yet managed to decide on what shade (or ratio) of green to go with.  Itís the second last great obstacle for me to overcome (the last one being how to base the army).  Seriously, like the ships themselves, Iím up in the air.  :P

Sounds like you had a real cool experience and learnt a lot about your Overlords at the same time.

Yes on both accounts!  This was my first tournament in years, and only the third one Iíve ever attended.  Iím hooked now! 

Iíve learnt (even though Iíve been told before) that special weapons are to be avoided on endrinriggers, that the ships are a points sink, that you should only take skyhooks, and that I can win if the dice would just play ball!  ;D

Oh yeah, I meant to post these up sooner.  Itís every Arkanaut Iíve got painted so far:
(https://i.imgur.com/Xc1EpCi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s5nkN2N.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Hrc2Qad.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6rxjQpf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZxmCtYt.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/fmrCZ6V.jpg)

This is what I presented in the tournament.  By the time the next one rules around, I hope to have everyone painted.  Iím aware that the photos arenít the best though.  I need something better than a phone. :P

Those ships though...what am I going to do?  All green?  Would that work?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on April 4, 2018, 11:18:24 AM
Those Arkanauts look terrific Cap! I'm not surprised the folks didn't mind the unpainted ships at the tournament; not when the foot soldiers look so damn impressive!

I'm glad you had fun at the tournament and learned a lot about your army. I'm sure it's only onwards and upwards from here on out!

As for the ships...all green would be very, very, very bold. I think you'll need a counterpoint to break up the colours. Something neutral like a cream (It works for the Dark Angels, right?), then the metallic parts will contrast well with each of the neutral and green elements. Whichever way you go, make sure you get some pictures!

Great updates Cap.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 6, 2018, 10:46:58 AM
Thanks for the recipe on the bronze dude. Seeing more and more of them has just confirmed it as my favourite bronze I've seen :) must experiment more with highlighting bronzes with silvers.

Also, for your quilted section, could you take some of te highlighting technique for chequer patterns on harlequins to give each diamond more definition?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 7, 2018, 07:53:40 PM
@ Looshkin

Thanks mate!  :)

I think I found inspiration for the ships; the Alexander von Humboldt:

(http://horsesmouth.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb8069e2016763ea4bf4970b-500wi)

Imagine something like that.  ;D

@ Ynneadwraith

Youíre welcome!  Really happy you like it!  :)

And that sounds like a good idea!  I should check out the harlequins around here for ideas.  The quilted areas are just like the harlequins padding right?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on April 7, 2018, 10:29:56 PM
I really love the idea of painting those ships. They allow such a wealth of variation. But, they have a load of detail. You could get lost in them for a long time!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on April 9, 2018, 06:40:40 AM
They look amazing Tangi. You are knocking it out of the park with your metal work. Brilliant stuff... as a guy whose painted a lot of gold I'm super impressed.

Any thoughts on basing? Snow might look cool. Anyway great stuff bud
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 15, 2018, 06:06:49 AM
I really love the idea of painting those ships. They allow such a wealth of variation. But, they have a load of detail. You could get lost in them for a long time!

You said it!  These things are massive and detailed.  Especially the Ironclad!

They look amazing Tangi. You are knocking it out of the park with your metal work. Brilliant stuff... as a guy whose painted a lot of gold I'm super impressed.

Any thoughts on basing? Snow might look cool. Anyway great stuff bud
 

Thanks Cav.  :)

Iíve had a few thoughts on basing, and snow was one of them.  Iíve been looking at all the pics of the realm of metal that I can find and the standard is like a dusty grey stone.  But that wouldnít contrast very well with the uniforms.  But snow would. 

I think I missed a trick by not painting the rocks a sandstone colour.  See, Iíve gotten inspiration from the game Destiny 2.  Specifically, the surface of Io. (http://gameranx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Destiny-2_20170910183147.jpg)

I donít think you see any there but the surface is covered in Ammonite type fossils.  Itís all very strange, and would suit AoS very well. 

What do you guys think?  Regular snow, simple and safe, or weird other worldly sandy type ground?  :-\

Oh yeah,, forgot to mention, Iím signed up for another tournament on May 6th.  Same one as before.  Hopefully Iíll have at least one ship painted by then. :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 15, 2018, 06:29:53 AM
Imagine something like that.  ;D

I think something like that would look really good. Note though the ship in your picture actually uses three colours. Green for the hull and sails, cream for the deck and red below the water line. I think your boats would look good with a cream and green hull but I think the balloon things and their structure would look better painted so they look like some sort of metal.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 15, 2018, 07:16:43 AM
Imagine something like that.  ;D

I think something like that would look really good. Note though the ship in your picture actually uses three colours. Green for the hull and sails, cream for the deck and red below the water line. I think your boats would look good with a cream and green hull but I think the balloon things and their structure would look better painted so they look like some sort of metal.

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 wish there was a ship painter tool in the same vein of the space Marine one, to test ideas out.  Would be so handy.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 15, 2018, 10:45:05 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin 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.

+1

I think this army could end up being really striking. Can't wait for the next update!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 16, 2018, 01:28:29 PM
+2 for the green/cream/brass. Sounds like a killer paintscheme :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/PK0VLuT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uICNIUG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GEoUcAb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mgc70nO.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier 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!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity 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:

(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcdnimg3.webstaurantstore.com%2Fimages%2Fproducts%2Fmain%2F117557%2F151520%2Fwastecan-9gal-green.jpg&f=1)

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
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/WTbNWRA.jpg)

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:

(https://i.imgur.com/k9Q2F60.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/UCN2B5W.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/QzS7w8a.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Yl7RZwm.jpg)

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:

(https://i.imgur.com/X8vMOQn.jpg)

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:

(https://i.imgur.com/SEJqV7y.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/WqeZz3u.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HJeWPqN.jpg)

This will help me keep the right models together, because Iím ocd like that.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin 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!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal 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!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/WQzemSM.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/XlTmYos.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6itoEfX.jpg)

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? 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Grizzlykin 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on April 27, 2018, 02:00:05 PM
So far so good. Keep it up
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal 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!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity 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.

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread 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.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 6, 2018, 07:00:45 AM
Thanks Dread.  :)

I can give you a quick update; just played (and lost) my first game.  But it was only a minor loss, and I can put it down to the sheer raw power of my opponents army rather than any mistakes on my part. 

It was against a clan skyre army...mortars using those tokens to inflict horrible horrible levels of damage at long range.  Mortal wounds abound too.  It ended on 400pts left to me to 1240pts for my opponent.  But it was a great game and I learned to stay away from plague monks, who are the very definition of glass cannon.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on May 6, 2018, 08:17:46 AM
Skyre is tough. They are a mortal wound factory.

I do like your latest list though. Overlords are a tough army to play. You have to be cagey a bit. But, just keep practicing and you should do well.


The boat is looking good too!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 6, 2018, 11:10:06 AM
Thank you Killersquid.  :)

Another live update; I just suffered a major loss in game two.  Duality Of Death.  But I literally fought to the very end I did the best I could.  It was against a mixed order army.  Skinks, Grail Knights, Tempestadors, those Bretonian mages, that high elf lord on a dragon...and the high elf on the frosty phoniex whoís only 240pts and just...wonít...die!  2+ save followed by 4+ ward, with healing spells too.  Cheesey much?  :P

Highlights: killing the dragon in 1 turn of shooting and the Ironclad surviving.

Lowlights: failing to even wound the phoenix in 3 turns of fighting and the Endrinmaster failing a 3Ē charge. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on May 6, 2018, 12:00:09 PM
Duality of Death, is a hard mission for you, as your heros are squishy. Mixed order is quite strong. The Phoenix temple units are insane. There is a reason you see a frost phoenix in almost any mixed order list lol. Sounds like a tough army to fight, nice work making the guy work for the win though!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 6, 2018, 12:35:56 PM
Thanks Squid.

My last game was Total Conquest against Ironjawz...I donít want to talk about it.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 7, 2018, 06:47:52 AM
Yeah that's a gorgeous scheme :)

And I used to have the same issue of struggling for lighting. People kept suggesting getting a lightbox...and they were absolutely right. £12 LED lightbox from eBay. Works absolute wonders :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on May 7, 2018, 08:04:15 AM
Thanks Squid.

My last game was Total Conquest against Ironjawz...I donít want to talk about it.  :P

ha ha ha, Iron Jaws is where the 'eadcracker comes in handy. They have really low bravery. kill a couple with shooting, and erase the rest of the unit with battleshock tests.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 8, 2018, 09:14:15 AM
Yeah that's a gorgeous scheme :)

And I used to have the same issue of struggling for lighting. People kept suggesting getting a lightbox...and they were absolutely right. £12 LED lightbox from eBay. Works absolute wonders :)

Great idea Ynneadwraith!  Thank you for the suggestion!  :)

My last game was Total Conquest against Ironjawz...I donít want to talk about it.  :P

ha ha ha, Iron Jaws is where the 'eadcracker comes in handy. They have really low bravery. kill a couple with shooting, and erase the rest of the unit with battleshock tests.
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Their low bravery is a key weakness.  I think Barak Mhornar could be useful there. 

Also, Iím caving in and taking this list for next time:

2 Aether khemists
2 units of 9 endrinriggers
4 units of 10 Arkanauts with 3 skyhooks
Ironclad

Itís totally not fluffy.  Itís boring too.  But damn it, Iím tired of losing.  And nobody else pays any attention to fluff in list building  so why should I?  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on May 8, 2018, 12:17:05 PM
I think too, Kharadron Overlords are not an upper tier army, and require a lot of finesse to play. The endrinriggers are their best unit imo. Everything that is an infantry is basically dead the turn after it deploys, as ko models are often very fragile.

I think an Admiral is important, as his abilities are quite good. You probably don't need two kemists.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 9, 2018, 11:07:43 AM
@ Killersquid

Yeah, probably best to keep the admiral.

Also, heads up, the Celestial Lions (https://imgur.com/gallery/V8sYuDS) are back:

(https://i.imgur.com/epZGIAh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HjyKuPn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hvGwi8q.jpg)

The first is the before pic and those are the afters.  Theyíve been highlighted in ironbreaker, and the lion heads from Shapeways have been attached and painted.  I also did the purity seals as well.

The sergeantís little screen still needs painted, and they obviously need basing too.  And when I get the money, Iíll be buying and attaching the tactical shoulder pads on them too.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on May 9, 2018, 04:32:05 PM
I actually like the metallic paint scheme on these. Funny I usually dont. I think the blue really helps with that. Looking great.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Grizzlykin on May 21, 2018, 07:32:30 PM
This looks real nice the blue strikes a really strong contrast to the gold, it's a pleasure to watch.

Really well done. Is the crest on the shoulder pad free handed? If it is, it's really sublime.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 22, 2018, 09:32:10 AM
Thanks guys, I really appreciate that..  I personally consider the Lions to be my best work.  :)

This looks real nice the blue strikes a really strong contrast to the gold, it's a pleasure to watch.

Really well done. Is the crest on the shoulder pad free handed? If it is, it's really sublime.

I wish I could tell you it was free handed, but I cheated.  Theyíre actually resin peices I got from Shapeways.  But if they look painted on then theyíve been a success.  ;D

Another update; I managed to end my prolonged losing streak the other day.  A 2k game against Ironjawz using the Open War cards.  The same Ironjawz who inflicted my worst ever defeat in the last tournament I played in.  Using, appropriately enough, a Barak-Thyrng list.  Settle the grudges. 8)

It was especially satisfying because I won convincingly despite the dice and cards working against me every step of the way.  I lost all but one initative roll, I got the rather poor Ďinspiring speechí Ruse whilst my opponent got reinforcements, and I kept getting befuddled by mystical terrain.

But I still managed to win, with 13 objective points to his 8, and 920 kill points to his 520.  And had he not used his ruse to return his gore gruntas, I would have only suffered 120pts dead!

What really helped was the Twist of the game.  I canít remember the name of it exactly, but itís the one that spilts your force into three sections, with the latter arriving on turn 2 and 3.  He had his mawcrusha megaboss as his number 2, but when it came on it failed a charge.  So I countered it with my spare endrinrigger unit.  This same model single handedly devastated my whole army the last time we played, so it was particularly satisfying killing it so easily.  Turns out itís not so deadly when being charged after being reduced to 1/3 wounds.

My opponent then expected me to make a grab for his home objective (it was Take and Hold) and thus camped all his Ardboyz around it.  But nope, I placed my second line of reinforcements in the middle to go for the no mans land objective.  A frigate with 10 Arkanauts and 6 Endrinriggers onboard.  With one stroke, I took a third of his army out of commission.  Unfortunately he then jumped said reinforcements with his resurrected gore gruntas and destroyed them.  But the damage was done, and I took out his brutes, taking that objective and forcing him to concede.  Revenge!!!

Iím currently painting up more Lions too.  I think itís important to take a break from one faction to avoid getting sick of them.  Will post pics asap!

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 30, 2018, 11:33:21 AM
Hi guys.  Sorry for the lack of activity.  Iím trying to get back to work on my projects asap.  I have a question I hope you can all help me with in the meantime. 

Reactions to my dwarves in person have been lukewarm.  Theyíre said to be too dark, with not enough contrast between the armour and the suits.  I think getting the bases right will alleviate that (go bright?), but is there anything else you guys think I could do with them? 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on May 30, 2018, 11:52:32 AM
You should ensure that the tone between the two elements are different, to create contrast. Either brighten the armour or the suit. In other words, If you were to gray-scale a photo of the model,and it shouldn't all be the same tone.

Can you post a recent photo of a crew of the painted dwarves so I can get some context?

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 30, 2018, 03:01:20 PM
Sure thing Killersquid.  Hereís some recents:

(https://i.imgur.com/k9Q2F60.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/UCN2B5W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QzS7w8a.jpg)

See, compare them to Barak Mhornar (blue on white) or Barak Zilfin (Brass on Blue).  They have contrast and apparently mine donít.  I donít think I got the armour consistent either. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on May 30, 2018, 07:25:08 PM
In the third picture, it doesn't seem too dark, but the second picture all the colours seem to blend together in the lower light. I can see what people mean. 

I think the issues is, is that the colours are all too similar. Steel/grey/blue, so all the colours sort of blend together. The brass comes out being very similar in tone to the undersuit, almost grey/steel.

One possible solution, is to paint the armour pannels gold instead of brass. That'll add a nice orangy tone to the model, which will pop nicely against the undersuit.

Personally, I'd go bright good (like liberator gold/ retributor gold. I forget the order, but those two work well together as basecoated and highlight).

You do have great technique, which I want to make sure I mention. The models are painted very well, might need some experimentation on colour choice. *shrug*


Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war on May 31, 2018, 08:11:58 AM
I think killersquid hit the nail on the head about not having enough contrast in the colours.

I suffer very much from a similar paint style, as I personally don't enjoy painting with edge highlights, blending most of my colours gradually. I think they look great up close and in person, but they just don't seem to translate too well in a photo. The way I helped counteract this was as killersquid mentioned, by having more dramatic colour variations in my scheme. This also helps the paint job pop more on the tabletop from a distance and not have a muddy representation. As he also mentioned, brightening the armour plating should give you just the right contrast to really stand out.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on May 31, 2018, 02:03:54 PM
I know I just keep repeating myself, but I actually like the way it looks. I think the low contrast look is really cool. Its a nice cohesive batch of colors that draw the eye in and make the gear seem more ornate, but in a grim dark sort of way. That being said I'd like to see the basing on these guys be a bit more high contrast. The red martian cracked earth would look amazing.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on May 31, 2018, 02:41:26 PM
I like how they look. Could they benefit from a slightly brighter final highlight? I think they could and it certainly wouldn't hurt to try a test model. I think I'd look to bring the clothing up a notch rather than the metallics though.

That said, let's see them on a Martian cracked earth base! That could be exactly what the models need. A bright counterpoint. I think base one and see if it needs anything else, then maybe add another subtle highlight to one that is based...you want to love the army that you use, so you may as well spend the extra time and effort getting it right.

Great stuff though Cap, really enjoying your updates!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on June 2, 2018, 01:39:12 PM
Itís funny you guys should mention cracked Martian earth red, because in the early stages of this project I was considering having parts of the armour in red, which was often featured in the steampunk images I used as references.

Thank you for the advice though everyone.  Iím going to back off painting the Overlords for a while until I figure this out (gold on the armour and red bases are definitely worth trying out) and instead focus on assembling the rest of them. 

Also, I very nearly stepped on one Arkanaut that had become stuck to the underside of my foam carrier case shelf.  That would be have been awful.  Iím going to have to replace that thing.  :P

In the meantime, check out my lastest work on the Celestial Lions:

(https://i.imgur.com/JMQ3Khk.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/QiHgQau.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kCct7Mh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9XvqFK4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xf6Eyj7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PTG1YIY.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/kmlJuyZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kh6uN8F.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/VwfLfXX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GTyRi2U.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/QvCyzXI.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/L4C3z5K.jpg)

You can also find them here: More Celestial Lion WIP - Album on Imgur (https://imgur.com/gallery/xe6vR5u)

The sergeantís lion head is actually two.  I had to snap one in half (losing one half under the desk in the process and requiring a second one) and trim the top off before reassembling it in order to get it to fit.  It was a nightmare. :P

Right now Iím in a position where 40k the game isnít interesting me whilst age of Sigmar the painting project is interesting me a little but is requiring a major rethink.  Meanwhile, 40k the modelling project has gripped me tight whilst age of Sigmar the game is the only thing I play now.  Funny that.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on June 2, 2018, 03:02:56 PM
I really do like the colors as I said before. I can also see the highlights on these guys. I guess I just couldn't see the nice subtle shading on the dwarves as well as on the lions. I can really see it on the lions. Probably just lost in pic translation.

A weird thought tho, maybe you might do the grey on the dwarves in the blue like the lions. Just a thought. Those colors work soooo well together.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on June 3, 2018, 07:13:16 AM
They look great Tangi. Love the scheme and the shoulder pads look awesome! Any idea on the basing for these guys? I think something muted like grey rubble would look good myself... I'm really dying to get some Primaris Marines for my Dark Angels. My buddy asked me to paint a wrecked Eldar flyer in my paint scheme for a piece of terrain and I'm gonna try and trade the work for some Primaris Marines (if he has any to trade). The more I see of them, the more I like them.

Out of curiorisity have you played your Guard in 8th edition? They are absolutely savage. It'd be a good way of easing your Primaris into games as well.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on June 3, 2018, 01:45:44 PM
I really do like the colors as I said before. I can also see the highlights on these guys. I guess I just couldn't see the nice subtle shading on the dwarves as well as on the lions. I can really see it on the lions. Probably just lost in pic translation.

A weird thought tho, maybe you might do the grey on the dwarves in the blue like the lions. Just a thought. Those colors work soooo well together.

I never thought of that!  So like Barak-Zonís scheme but replacing red with green?  Could work...thanks for the suggestion!

They look great Tangi. Love the scheme and the shoulder pads look awesome! Any idea on the basing for these guys? I think something muted like grey rubble would look good myself... I'm really dying to get some Primaris Marines for my Dark Angels. My buddy asked me to paint a wrecked Eldar flyer in my paint scheme for a piece of terrain and I'm gonna try and trade the work for some Primaris Marines (if he has any to trade). The more I see of them, the more I like them.

Out of curiorisity have you played your Guard in 8th edition? They are absolutely savage. It'd be a good way of easing your Primaris into games as well.

Thanks Cav!  I havenít had a chance to try out the remains of my IG force in 8th edition yet but I would like to.  They are said to be powerful, which is great because I remember the bad days when we were a joke.

As for basing the Lions, I was aiming to go for grey rubble myself.  Grey would look great against the gold.  And I strongly recommend getting some Primarus marines asap.  Once you go Prime youíll never go back!  ;D

Also, Iím now going to present to you guys something very different.  In recognition of the (sadly underperforming) Solo movie, and two and a half years after I received the last parts, I finally started work on my Millennium Falcon model.  Hereís what Iíve got done so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/GPd1N2Z.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/g5N5ZCR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HojsZZz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ltfffDG.jpg)

Please excuse the poor presentation.  My desk is full of paint pots and Lions.  And in case you guys want to know just how big this thing is, check out the 1:1 scale blueprint:

(https://i.imgur.com/yWaiS5o.jpg)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on June 3, 2018, 02:09:05 PM
I've seen Solo twice now, people don't know what they're missing. The falcon is gonna be cool from what I see here.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on June 6, 2018, 05:31:40 AM
Reactions to my dwarves in person have been lukewarm.  Theyíre said to be too dark, with not enough contrast between the armour and the suits.  I think getting the bases right will alleviate that (go bright?), but is there anything else you guys think I could do with them?

I think you worry too much about what other people think. Do you like the way that your Dwarves look? If you do then I think you should relax a bit

I really like the way your models look and I appreciate the way your low contrast scheme matches what I think of as a typically Dwarven aesthetic. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on June 8, 2018, 03:12:06 PM
Reactions to my dwarves in person have been lukewarm.  Theyíre said to be too dark, with not enough contrast between the armour and the suits.  I think getting the bases right will alleviate that (go bright?), but is there anything else you guys think I could do with them?

I think you worry too much about what other people think. Do you like the way that your Dwarves look? If you do then I think you should relax a bit

I really like the way your models look and I appreciate the way your low contrast scheme matches what I think of as a typically Dwarven aesthetic.

Couldn't agree more with what Alienscar says. I may think that they're a touch dark, but if you like them...well, it's your army and who did you paint them for? Me, someone else, or you? So if you like them, beslubber everybody else.

One thing that I'll reiterate though; get them based! It doesn't matter how you base them, but do a test model. That will finish the model and only then will you be able to truly ascertain whether the paint scheme works well enough or needs to be lightened up.

Get. Them. Based.

!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

The word censor does the censoring, so that you don't have to ;) - Iris.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on June 11, 2018, 09:52:03 AM
Bah! 'Too dark', 'not enough contrast'. What do they want? Pint-sized Stormcast?

No, there are oily gritty steampunk dwarves. If they want shorter Stormcast I'm sure your guys will happily cut them off at the knees for them ;)

However, I did have a thought. Taking a bit of a wider view it's your whole army that creates the visual impression, not just one dude. You can leave your guys dark and low-contrast but play with the glowing blue for a 'pop' colour. Things like endrinriggers and frigates have those little luft-baubles chock full of little vents.

If you paint those glowing blue you could end up with a gritty oily army punctuated by glowing blue lights for contrast, like eyes peering out of the gloom.

As your painting progresses you can have a stab at doing some OSL as well :) that'd satisfy the visual pop requirement plenty
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on June 24, 2018, 04:56:48 PM
A belated thank you for all the advice and support youíve given me guys.  I apply for the lack of activity of late.  You can blame work and now the World Cup for that.  :P

I did however get some free time today, and this is what I managed to do:

Further progress on my hellblasters:

(https://i.imgur.com/vJxZ6Hk.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/NXCgU8I.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3uJM10I.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cukcjQM.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/aCOTEBz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/25074iI.jpg)

Including their weapons:

(https://i.imgur.com/T3h7xUN.jpg)

These are going to be really involved though.  In order to get the hands right they had to be sprayed in retributor, which now means everything needs lots of layers to get right.  Lots of layers. :P

The glowy bit is a cheat; itís gong to be white with blue wash applied.

I also managed to assemble some of my last Arkanauts:

(https://i.imgur.com/Na4Cnzg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/q9kMvqe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bykiD3G.jpg)

This squad is going to be the Ďcommand shipí of my Iron Sky squadron.  No game effect, just pure fluff.  This is why the captain is a bit more involved than the others, with a volley pistol, Sky warden head and two detailed shoulder pads.

Going forward, even though gaming wise Iím all about the new age of Sigmar, when it comes to painting Iím going to focus my attention on the lions.  Because theyíre easier, and itís a smaller army.  This helps to keep my moviation up whilst I plan the next step with the Overlords.

In the next week or so, Iím going to buy the symbols for the other shoulder pads (the tactical arrows and so on) and the basing gear.  Itís time to really finish something once and for all.  Iím thinking grey rubble.  Simple, easy to do and will really contrast with the gold.  Or maybe something red.  What do you guys think? 

Oh, and Iím finally painting their bare heads too.  If I had my way I wouldnít have had bare headed marines but thatís that.  I need to do some research for painting dark flesh. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war on June 25, 2018, 08:02:28 AM
I think the gray rubble would work well for the marines. The paint job is very bright and will stand out well against a muted base.

That gold and blue scheme is killer. They're going to look great as a completed force on the tabletop.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on July 16, 2018, 10:00:33 AM
Thanks dog.  ;D

Apologies for the lack of activity everyone.  I blame work, the heat, the World Cup, everything but myself really.  ;)

Iíve got a tournament coming up later this month.  For a change of pace, Iím going to be borrowing a friends army.  Probably either Stormcast or Ironjawz.  Itíll make transportation easier...and I might actually win something this time!  ;)

Now that the WC is over I plan to get back to work on both the dwarfs and the marines ASAP.  I hope to get both fully collected and painted by the end of the year.  With a little bit each week that is doable.

Iím still researching ideas for the bases of the Overlords.  Mars red landscape was one idea.  Another idea I had was something like yellow sand or bracken.  Iím just thinking of the grey stones on the admiral and navigatorís bases and what would look nice with that.  Another idea I had?  Blue sand.  Something to capture the fantastical nature of the realms.  Iím seriously.  ;D

We also recently played a test game were we used the rules for garrisoning buildings for the ships.  It really really really helps them out.  Ok, I still lost, but it was a narrow thing now rather than a massacre.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war on July 16, 2018, 10:43:54 AM
Blue sand would look sick, especially a bright, rich blue. That will make the brass/gold really pop off the base. A bright red could work as well, but I think the blue would make them look more fantastical and the red would be more alien and sci-fi. Either way a bright, colourful sand I think is the right way to go.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on July 16, 2018, 05:49:08 PM
Do you know what missions the tournament is running? Also, do you have the new Stormcast book?

A lot of the 2018 handbook missions really require you to take artifacts and/or Wizards, so with that in mind I'd take whichever army can take the most combination of those two things.

I think Stormcast have a lot of tools, particularly in objective games due to their ability to come in via deepstrike.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on July 17, 2018, 06:42:16 AM
That said, let's see them on a Martian cracked earth base!

If you are up for it I still think Looshkin's idea for the bases of your Overlords is the best idea.

Dwarves, even those that live on clouds, have a connection with earth, so a Martian cracked earth base would be more than suitable. You could even add a little blue into it if you wanted.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on July 17, 2018, 05:48:27 PM
Great progress on those Primaris, Calamity, they look so slick in that Gold-and-Blue color scheme, each color looks really rich and vivid 8). I am also a fan of the martian red earth or the blue sand bases, think they would look great on either army :).
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on July 24, 2018, 05:05:53 PM
Blue sand would look sick, especially a bright, rich blue. That will make the brass/gold really pop off the base. A bright red could work as well, but I think the blue would make them look more fantastical and the red would be more alien and sci-fi. Either way a bright, colourful sand I think is the right way to go.

Thanks dog!  That was exactly my line of thinking too!  :D

Do you know what missions the tournament is running? Also, do you have the new Stormcast book?

A lot of the 2018 handbook missions really require you to take artifacts and/or Wizards, so with that in mind I'd take whichever army can take the most combination of those two things.

I think Stormcast have a lot of tools, particularly in objective games due to their ability to come in via deepstrike.

I know that the tournament is running of the GHB 2018 missions.  I donít have the new Stormcast book but thatís ok because Iím using Ironjawz!  God theyíre fun to play with.  ;D

Itís a mawcrusher boss, foot slogging boss, warchanter, weirdnob shaman, 10 brutes, 20 ard boyz and 6 gore gruntas.  Iím running a...ironfist battalion?  I think thatís what itís called.  And I think rea of fire, to get the general that mortal wound saving trinket.

We played a test game; these Ironjawz versus the Stormcast.  I utterly devastated his army, except for the Star Drake, because by ways and means it had a rerollable 1+ save with healing and a 4+ mortal wound save.  9 brutes (1 causality) under the effect of 2 mighty waaaghs (one being the +2 effect) throwing out like 60+ attacks couldnít hurt it, at all.  Damn this unbalanced gameplay.  :P

That said, let's see them on a Martian cracked earth base!

If you are up for it I still think Looshkin's idea for the bases of your Overlords is the best idea.

Dwarves, even those that live on clouds, have a connection with earth, so a Martian cracked earth base would be more than suitable. You could even add a little blue into it if you wanted.

Good point.  Perhaps the blue could come from crystals?  Iím going to test these ideas out asap.

Great progress on those Primaris, Calamity, they look so slick in that Gold-and-Blue color scheme, each color looks really rich and vivid 8). I am also a fan of the martian red earth or the blue sand bases, think they would look great on either army :).

Thanks!  Really really glad you like them!  I think theyíre my best work yet!  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on July 29, 2018, 10:26:26 AM
So Iím at this tournament, with 2 out of 3 games done so far.  I was tabled in the first game by turn 3 and I was forced to conscede by turn 2 in the second. 

My dice rolling continues to appall me.  Rolling 6 1s out of 8 for saves on the Mawcrusher Boss, rolling nothing but 1s and 2s on the attacks for everyone, losing turn priority every single time...despite changing the dice set for every game too.

Nighthaunt can immediately attack if they get a good charge roll.  This is on top of their regular attacks.  They also return dead models like crazy.  The match ended with every single causality inflicted back on the board. 

Then thereís the Daughters of Khaine, with their ward saves and high numbers of attacks etc. etc..  And as Ironjawz I have to come at them so...

I donít mean to be glum but Iím not really enjoying playing the game anymore.  Iím a bit tired of coming all the way down to wherever, taking time to set everything up only to just start having to remove everything in mass before I even get a chance to act, then sitting around as everyone else carries on playing.  Knowing that youíve lost by turn 2 over and over again realky isnít fun.

And I canít even play any casual games because everyone I know uses them as test runs for their tournament lists.  Plus asking them to tone it down means accepting that you suck at the game too, which also sucks.

I donít mind losing.  I can take a loss when itís a close run thing that comes down to the wire.  Itís just this constant total and utter drubbing Iím taking every game is wearing me down.  Seeing your opponents get it so easy whilst literally nothing you roll for works no matter how secure it is, amphetamine parrot, if Iím honest.

I think Iím going to take a break from GW stuff.  For how long I donít know.  Donít see much point painting models thatíll never be used.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Partninja on July 29, 2018, 06:22:16 PM
You're not alone. I'm taking a break from 40k myself although we'll be playing some Kill team as soon as our books show up.

I keep failing required psychic tests and charges around 5-6". Not to mention all the Dark Eldar lists with 12+ command points countering my required stratagems I need to make certain things work (and then regenerating some back with the right warlord). I haven't gone first in about 20 games. A lot of which includes my opponent seizing the initiative. This is the biggest let down as I lose a few units and can't gain board control. On top of that the fun units and fluffy things aren't worth taking.

Very frustrating. Take a break and come back to it.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on July 31, 2018, 06:56:01 PM
Yeah tourney players are a different breed, the game takes on a completely different feel when you find a group that focuses on fun rather than winning. Might be an idea to see if there is a narrative group in your area.

If you are really rolling below average, try a new batch of standard GW dice.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on July 31, 2018, 09:44:55 PM
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If you are really rolling below average, try a new batch of standard GW dice.

I think that there is something off about some of the dice GW manufacture. Mostly the ones with skulls carved into where the '1' should be. I just don't think they are very well balanced compared to other dice like chessex (which is what I use). GW dice do look great, but I try to avoid any of them that have the skulls carved into the '1', call me superstitious lol ;D. I have two sets of GW Maelstrom Dice and 3 sets of chessex dice. The chessex dice seem more balanced on average when I try to compare them, but keep in mind I'm no dice master... Just eye-balling it on occasion  ;).

@Calamity, sorry to here about your rough experiences in these tournaments. I second mage that maybe some narrative or open play groups might be just the thing to kick some fun back into your games!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on July 31, 2018, 10:17:17 PM
I think some of your experience might be in bringing an army you're unfamiliar with to a tournament. It's often best to be very familiar with what you're playing, and what your opponents are playing. Iron Jaws got a boost in 2nd edition, as you can easily get +4 or more to charge distances with them, and you're a predominantly assault army. The boost shamans get too casting, is handy when trying to cast endless spells.

Overlords too I think are strong as well. Their navagators are one of the best dispelling units in the game, and they have awesome shooting. They are a finesse army, and you really need to pick your targets well. Enginriggers and rifle thunders are both fantastic units, as well as geared out company. The -1 to hit characters can be a thing, but you have enough shooting, that killing a 5 wound buffing character shouldn't be an issue. If you ally in a wizard, the soulsnare shackles could be handy in tying folks down.

Playing to the mission is critical, more so than in 40k. I really don't think you sound give up.

I also am not a superstitious dice person. I find it's easy to not notice hot dice when it doesn't matter, and focus on poor dice when it does. Just keep at it, and try to learn from the games you loose.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on July 31, 2018, 11:04:25 PM
I 2nd KS. I have refused to play AoS until now. Haven't played yet but like the looks of 2nd. Plus I have my Nighthaunt now. Supposed to play soon but life keeps interfering. Keep at it, it'll pay off in the end plus your army looks way cool!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on August 1, 2018, 06:52:14 PM
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If you are really rolling below average, try a new batch of standard GW dice.

I think that there is something off about some of the dice GW manufacture. Mostly the ones with skulls carved into where the '1' should be. I just don't think they are very well balanced compared to other dice like chessex (which is what I use). GW dice do look great, but I try to avoid any of them that have the skulls carved into the '1', call me superstitious lol ;D. I have two sets of GW Maelstrom Dice and 3 sets of chessex dice. The chessex dice seem more balanced on average when I try to compare them, but keep in mind I'm no dice master... Just eye-balling it on occasion  ;).

Yeah funcky GW dice have balancing issues, some of them have straight up defects like the blood angels dice were bubbled (multiple sets), we have noticed standard GW dice tend to be OK.

Watch out for chessex dice, some sets have a bias (can be to either end), it got so bad they have been banned from my local group.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 1, 2018, 08:43:52 PM

Yeah funcky GW dice have balancing issues, some of them have straight up defects like the blood angels dice were bubbled (multiple sets), we have noticed standard GW dice tend to be OK.

Watch out for chessex dice, some sets have a bias (can be to either end), it got so bad they have been banned from my local group.

Ah :-\, did not know that about the chessex dice. Maybe I'll look at some of the GW ones again then... Hmm, maybe the Idoneth and Daughters of Khaine dice aren't so bad? Definitely not saying that all GW dice are funky, but the one's that are noticeable are pretty noticeable. Haven't heard much about the Stormcast Dice, but the one review I've seen on the Nighthaunt dice aren't very positive :P.

@Calamity: Just curious, but can you share with us the Ironjawz list that you are using? I've actually scribbled down a few quick lists with them, just out of curiosity cause I think they're cool. Maybe some of us can give you a little advice on how to amp that list up ;D?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 2, 2018, 08:21:05 AM
Apologies for my last post guys.  Just venting, because it's so frustrating.  Funnily enough, my last game against rotbringers was much more to my liking.  Lasted 5 turns, came down to the wire and I put the hurt on my opponent too.  Only narrowly lost.  I can stomach this sort of game.  I wish they happened more often. 

You're not alone. I'm taking a break from 40k myself although we'll be playing some Kill team as soon as our books show up.

I keep failing required psychic tests and charges around 5-6". Not to mention all the Dark Eldar lists with 12+ command points countering my required stratagems I need to make certain things work (and then regenerating some back with the right warlord). I haven't gone first in about 20 games. A lot of which includes my opponent seizing the initiative. This is the biggest let down as I lose a few units and can't gain board control. On top of that the fun units and fluffy things aren't worth taking.

Very frustrating. Take a break and come back to it.

These are all serious issues with the game aren't they?  I haven't played 40k in a while but I hear that this is one of its biggest problem at present; cp spam. 

It is frustrating to say the least.

Yeah tourney players are a different breed, the game takes on a completely different feel when you find a group that focuses on fun rather than winning. Might be an idea to see if there is a narrative group in your area.

If you are really rolling below average, try a new batch of standard GW dice.

I would love that.  People who play for the game itself rather than winning.  There was one guy in a previous tournament who was a bit salty with me right up until turn 3 when the game swung around to him again.  Groaning and cursing under his breath whilst I tried to get through my shooting phases, and then declaring "right, my hero phase now" almost after I used every unit.  And not as a joke too.  I was smiling, but I wasn't really happy if you know what I mean.  He eventually mortal wounded my Overlords off the board, and it was obvious he just wanted to get that over and done with.

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If you are really rolling below average, try a new batch of standard GW dice.

I think that there is something off about some of the dice GW manufacture. Mostly the ones with skulls carved into where the '1' should be. I just don't think they are very well balanced compared to other dice like chessex (which is what I use). GW dice do look great, but I try to avoid any of them that have the skulls carved into the '1', call me superstitious lol ;D. I have two sets of GW Maelstrom Dice and 3 sets of chessex dice. The chessex dice seem more balanced on average when I try to compare them, but keep in mind I'm no dice master... Just eye-balling it on occasion  ;).

@Calamity, sorry to here about your rough experiences in these tournaments. I second mage that maybe some narrative or open play groups might be just the thing to kick some fun back into your games!

It couldn't hurt right?  :)

I think some of your experience might be in bringing an army you're unfamiliar with to a tournament. It's often best to be very familiar with what you're playing, and what your opponents are playing. Iron Jaws got a boost in 2nd edition, as you can easily get +4 or more to charge distances with them, and you're a predominantly assault army. The boost shamans get too casting, is handy when trying to cast endless spells.

Overlords too I think are strong as well. Their navagators are one of the best dispelling units in the game, and they have awesome shooting. They are a finesse army, and you really need to pick your targets well. Enginriggers and rifle thunders are both fantastic units, as well as geared out company. The -1 to hit characters can be a thing, but you have enough shooting, that killing a 5 wound buffing character shouldn't be an issue. If you ally in a wizard, the soulsnare shackles could be handy in tying folks down.

Playing to the mission is critical, more so than in 40k. I really don't think you sound give up.

I also am not a superstitious dice person. I find it's easy to not notice hot dice when it doesn't matter, and focus on poor dice when it does. Just keep at it, and try to learn from the games you loose.

I will admit, I am still learning the ropes with regards to Ironjawz.  They're simple to play, but they do require everything to go well. 

I need good dice.  This is half my problem.  All your tactics mean nothing when everything fails to hit or go off and every save fails, even when it's 3+.  Half the reason I play as Barak Thyrng is for the rerolls.  That's how much I need them.

I had to make 8 3+ saves for my Mawcrusha.  I rolled 5 1s...and a 2.  This of course gutted it.  And this is typical too.  :P

I 2nd KS. I have refused to play AoS until now. Haven't played yet but like the looks of 2nd. Plus I have my Nighthaunt now. Supposed to play soon but life keeps interfering. Keep at it, it'll pay off in the end plus your army looks way cool!

Thanks.  :)


Yeah funcky GW dice have balancing issues, some of them have straight up defects like the blood angels dice were bubbled (multiple sets), we have noticed standard GW dice tend to be OK.

Watch out for chessex dice, some sets have a bias (can be to either end), it got so bad they have been banned from my local group.

Ah :-\, did not know that about the chessex dice. Maybe I'll look at some of the GW ones again then... Hmm, maybe the Idoneth and Daughters of Khaine dice aren't so bad? Definitely not saying that all GW dice are funky, but the one's that are noticeable are pretty noticeable. Haven't heard much about the Stormcast Dice, but the one review I've seen on the Nighthaunt dice aren't very positive :P.

@Calamity: Just curious, but can you share with us the Ironjawz list that you are using? I've actually scribbled down a few quick lists with them, just out of curiosity cause I think they're cool. Maybe some of us can give you a little advice on how to amp that list up ;D?

I'd be glad too!  :) Here it is:

Allegiance: Ironjawz
Mortal Realm: Aqshy

Megaboss with Choppa and Rip Toothed fist on Mawcrusha as General with Ironclad Command Trait and Ignax's Scales
Megaboss with Thermalrider Cloak
Weirdnob Shaman with Daubing Of Mork
Warchanter
10 Ardboyz with full command group, 7 pairs of choppas and smashas and 3 big choppas
10 Ardboyz with full command group, 7 pairs of choppas and smashas and 3 big choppas
5 Brutes with 1 gore choppa.
5 Brutes with 1 gore choppa.
3 Gore Gruntas

Battalions:
Ironfist
Bloodtoofs

Endless Spells
Chronomatic Cogs

It's designed to get as much out of the running and charge bonuses they have as possible, with plenty of troops for objective taking.  The Mawcrusha Boss is in for a lot of attention, hence the insurance placed on him.  And the other one has the cloak to help him keep him up with the troops.  It's a little bit fluff, little bit crunch. 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 2, 2018, 09:34:00 PM
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I'd be glad too!  :) Here it is:

Allegiance: Ironjawz
Mortal Realm: Aqshy

Megaboss with Choppa and Rip Toothed fist on Mawcrusha as General with Ironclad Command Trait and Ignax's Scales
Megaboss with Thermalrider Cloak
Weirdnob Shaman with Daubing Of Mork
Warchanter
10 Ardboyz with full command group, 7 pairs of choppas and smashas and 3 big choppas
10 Ardboyz with full command group, 7 pairs of choppas and smashas and 3 big choppas
5 Brutes with 1 gore choppa.
5 Brutes with 1 gore choppa.
3 Gore Gruntas

Battalions:
Ironfist
Bloodtoofs

Endless Spells
Chronomatic Cogs

Hmm, I think the Ardboyz and the Gore Gruntas are probably the weak link in this list. From what I've tested, 10 Ardboyz isn't really enough for them to perform great. I like that they have 2 wounds and 4+ save which makes them tanky. Personally, I would try to take a configuration of like 20 for tar-pitting units, and have them all wielding Big Choppaz for that -1 Rend across the entire unit.

Gore Gruntas, their mobile, but not that great compared to a lot of other cavalry units I think. Which is probably what they must face a lot on the field if you're using them for flanking / objective grabbing. I think I would try to switch those out with something with a little more kick. Here is a list I scribbled up a little while ago and made some changes to make it work in the 2nd edition, also changed some things to better reflect your given list:

Allegiance: Ironjawz - Mortal Realm: Aqshy
LEADERS

Megaboss on Maw-Krusha
- General
- Command Trait : Ironclad
- Artefact : Ignax's Scales

Orruk Weirdnob Shaman
- Artefact : Daubing of Mork

UNITS
5 x Orruk Brutes
5 x Orruk Brutes
10 x Orruk Ardboys
10 x Orruk Ardboys
4 x Ironskull's Boyz

BEHEMOTHS

Aleguzzler Gargant
- Allies

Aleguzzler Gargant
- Allies

BATTALIONS

Ironfist
Bloodtoofs

ENDLESS SPELLS
Chronomantic Cogs

You could drop the Ironskull's Boyz and the Ardboyz and add in more brutes instead, but I thought you still might want to use your Ardboyz ;). With the drop of the Gore Gruntas, War chanter, and Megaboss, you could fit in two allied Gargants, which in addition to your mega-boss on Maw-Crusha, will give your opponent much more huge threats to shoot at ;D. Plus they are all pretty good damage dealers, and I think Gargants are a fun unit too!

Also, that is a lot of points put into the battalions, is the extra charge threat more worth having another unit of Brutes / Ardboyz / Gore Gruntas / Gargant?

Also, buy some new dice and burn your current ones for the heretics they are ;D!

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on August 3, 2018, 12:15:48 AM
Ah :-\, did not know that about the chessex dice. Maybe I'll look at some of the GW ones again then... Hmm, maybe the Idoneth and Daughters of Khaine dice aren't so bad? Definitely not saying that all GW dice are funky, but the one's that are noticeable are pretty noticeable. Haven't heard much about the Stormcast Dice, but the one review I've seen on the Nighthaunt dice aren't very positive :P.

I don't like the size of the special dice, it makes it hard to roll a lot of them lol. T Plus they are twice the price of the normal set and have custom markings, when you are looking at lots of dice, having obvious numbers helps, but that might be because I'm old :)

I've been mainly in the 40k sphere so I haven't heard about them yet, most games I've seen played have been with standard dice.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on August 3, 2018, 07:41:39 AM
For a competitive list, I'd highly discouraged Aleguzzler Gargants, they are pretty terrible lol. I think the strength of Iron Jaws, is bonuses to charge, and hordes of 'Ard boys. Cheap 2 wound models with 4+ saves are very good. Slam them out quick, bully your opponent into their deployment zone, and score all the objectives.

If you can hold the majority of objectives for three turns, your opponent cannot win afterwards, doesn't matter what they do.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 3, 2018, 08:42:54 PM
For a competitive list, I'd highly discouraged Aleguzzler Gargants, they are pretty terrible lol. I think the strength of Iron Jaws, is bonuses to charge, and hordes of 'Ard boys. Cheap 2 wound models with 4+ saves are very good. Slam them out quick, bully your opponent into their deployment zone, and score all the objectives.

If you can hold the majority of objectives for three turns, your opponent cannot win afterwards, doesn't matter what they do.

Fair enough, good thing I never bought those Gargants ;D. But you would agree that the Ardboyz could use more bodies on them? I think two units of brutes is a good number of them. I would reinforce the Ardboyz by dropping some HQs and the Gore Gruntaz. But that's just my opinion (Also the opinion of someone who has not played AoS yet!). Take it with a grain of salt! ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 12, 2018, 05:19:09 PM
Hey guys, just a really quick update and a question.  I took delivery of my Ďtactical arrowsí from Shapeways this weekend, meaning that my marines are finally going to get their other shoulder pad finished.  I canít wait to start them!

But about their bases; Iíve decided to go for a grey ash wasteland effect that matches our usual board.  With hindsight I should have used the sector something bases but I couldnít afford them at the time and well, thatís that. 

Whatís the best way to do this?  Sand, painted up?  Itís been a very very long time since I did basing work.  ;D

I do apologise for the lack of activity.  Itís all down to work.  But I plan to take some time off very soon to get caught up on everything mini related.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on August 12, 2018, 05:44:58 PM
Gale force 9 has a grey ash flock, I used it for more of a lunar lanscape for Warzone models, but you could certainly apply it like an snow covering.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on August 13, 2018, 02:43:38 PM

But about their bases; Iíve decided to go for a grey ash wasteland effect that matches our usual board.  With hindsight I should have used the sector something bases but I couldnít afford them at the time and well, thatís that. 

Whatís the best way to do this?  Sand, painted up?  Itís been a very very long time since I did basing work.  ;D

I think Cav outlined how he did his bases in his thread quite a while ago. It may take some searching, but I've always liked the aesthetic of his bases and they seem to match what you are trying to achieve.

Otherwise, I'd probably consider GW's Astrogranite or Astrogranite Debris, follow it with a wash of Nuln Oil and then drysbrush it back up to pick out the highlights using something like Administratum Grey.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 14, 2018, 03:55:28 PM
Great suggestions guys, much obliged.  :)

Also, small but significant update, Iíve added the tactical arrows:

(https://i.imgur.com/Imza8TJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mjBysps.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TBjejft.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ynnthsd.jpg)

Iíve also brightened up their weapons:

(https://i.imgur.com/PMQiZWi.jpg)

And I painted the screen on the sergeantís wrist:

(https://i.imgur.com/kTaKWdw.jpg)

But this is a bit pants and probably needs redone. But howís the rest looking?  Any good?

Now to just do the bases and paint the sergeantís head.  I need to check out how to paint dark flesh.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on August 14, 2018, 05:18:26 PM
They look great especially as a unit. The only minor thing is I think the items on the shoulder pads are too thick.

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on August 14, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
They look great especially as a unit. The only minor thing is I think the items on the shoulder pads are too thick.

Is that the arrow and the lions head icons?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on August 14, 2018, 09:33:42 PM
Is that the arrow and the lions head icons?

Yeah, when you get close it looks like the stick out past shoulder pad lip.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Cavalier on August 23, 2018, 07:37:09 AM
Now this is a Marine Chapter I can approve of. Lots of gold and white lions = WIN!!! Great stuff Tangi. Really dig the paint jobs. The shoulder pads look great, so nothing to worry about there. Colors, paint jobs and now icongraphy are all together and looking great! Can't wait to get Primaris stuff for my DA in the future. Keep it up bud this force is looking excellent!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on August 29, 2018, 04:29:19 AM
Great work Cap. Speaking of the lions/Tac symbols...I think that if you can only tell that the symbol comes out past the lip of the shoulder pad, then you don't have anything to worry about. It's barely noticeable. I love how strong the white colours are for the symbols too...they really pop.

Great work Cap, I look forward to seeing how you go on to finish these models!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 2, 2018, 06:43:49 PM
Again I want to thank you guys for the words of support and encouragement.  Theyíre really appreciated.  :)

Big announcement; I have finally gotten the basing materials I needed to start finishing models.  And after only a year and a half to boot!

The bases of the marines you will be expecting; urban debris.  Thatís grey gravelly rock, which should contrast well with the golden armour.

The Overlords though, you might not have expected.  After checking out the pictures of Chamon in the core rulebook, I have tentatively decided to go for...red.  Bright, vivid red.  Like the surface of mars.  Because areas of Chamon are apparently like mars!

This red should contrast really well with the grey brass uniforms.  However, Iím not sure how it will look with grey rocks (admiral, navigator) and blue crystals.  Also, going off the citadel painting app, I got the ĎMartian Soilí combo (Martian Ironcrust, Ryza Rust and Tyrant Skull) but Iím wondering if I should have stuck with the ĎArid Martian Soilí combo (Martian Ironearth and Khindleflame).  The latter looks more Ďtameí and Ďsci fií, while the former does look quite fantastic, being proper red.

Also, I havenít forgotten the blue sand idea either.  What Iíll probably do is a test base of each idea before committing.  Iím hoping to start this week, but since Iím mad busy at the moment Iím not counting on it. :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on September 2, 2018, 07:19:10 PM
Awesome news, Calamity, cannot wait to see these bases up and running. Also really like the shoulder pads for the Celestial Lions. They are a bit big, but I think it emphasizes the gothic flair that most Space Marines think are flashy in the 41st millennium ;D.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 8, 2018, 02:28:54 PM
Thanks again for the support guys.  :)

And Iíve got some big news too.  Long time on the making this.  Moment of truth...Iím unveiling the bases.

First, the Celestial Lions:

(https://i.imgur.com/M93JG7X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6J8Ty3x.jpg[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/uPqM50O.jpg[/ing][img]https://i.imgur.com/ZNCRKYR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g18AXJk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RMBGVG0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5iB0SNL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IoSDGMG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xSXODi0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1PATPtT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hgNTAgz.jpg)

With a link:

Celestial Lion Intercessor Squad - Album on Imgur (https://imgur.com/gallery/1VmhQbx)

You might have also noticed that Iíve finally painted the sergeantís head too!  All these bases need, when theyíre fully dry that is, is a quick dry brush of Tyrant Skull to fully bring them out.  And thereís one marine who needs his back pack straps repainted.  But Iíd say that these minis are done!  And in less than two years too! :D

And also, there are the bases of the Overlords:

(https://i.imgur.com/g63VG4D.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5ceXQv9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BGj3pk5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/366TKn4.jpg[/img[img]https://i.imgur.com/21CcevE.jpg)

Now these arenít as far along as the Marine bases.  The Martian Ironcrust hasnít had a chance to dry and crack yet, nor have I applied the dry brush of ryza rust and tyrant skull either.  And the edges will need several more layers too.  But I am really really happy with the choice!  The red seems to make the minis pop (which theyíve been lacking) and conjures up images of a fantastical metallic landscape perfect for the realm of Chamon.

What do you guys think? :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on September 8, 2018, 07:41:59 PM
I'm loving those Overlord bases, cannot wait to see the end result on them ;D! I really like the texture on the Celestial Lion Bases that you chose, but I think they need a small bit of extra detail to make them pop out more. I think some Valhallan Snow would complete these bases really well! Other than that, congrats on reaching the basing stage for your armies! Big feats, keep us posted on your next efforts :)!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 15, 2018, 08:10:47 AM
Thanks MyeníTal!  I appreciate the feedback!  :)

Iíve got some small updates here:

(https://i.imgur.com/fiqWOeM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IVRCes7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BAYkYRp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8D5WIG2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/486qGPQ.jpg)

Iíve finished the bases of those Arkanauts.  Drybrushed Rryza Rust and Tyrant Skull over them.  Iíve also painted some areas of them in cloth.  And I donít think you can see it but I painted their pressure gages in an enamel colour.  Iím aiming to paint more blue glowing areas on them very soon too.  Oh, and the special weapons still need painted and attached.

But Iím feeling a lot better about them now.  There was a long period where I was worried Iíd made a mistake in my choice of scheme for them, but the bases really helped out in that regard.

Oh, and you probably canít see it but I also drybrushed Tyrant Skull over the Lionís bases:

(https://i.imgur.com/ciO6aYI.jpg)

And I touched up the details on the sergeantís face.  Like you said, they might still require some snow, but otherwise I think these guys are done!  And all within 2 years of getting them too.  Horray!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on September 17, 2018, 05:54:00 AM
Huzzah!

I'd second the idea of some patchy snow on the Celestial Lions' bases. The recipe I use is baking soda, pva and a blob of off-white (I use cheapy eBay paint rather than expensive GW stuff for this). Takes a while to get the quantities right as too much baking soda dries it out too quickly, but if you're doing big batches of the stuff it's much easier.

Just sort of heavily drybrush that over the rough surface will work a treat :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 22, 2018, 02:42:08 PM
Thanks for the advice Ynneadwraith!  :)

Iíve been very busy today.  First, I started basing the other Intercessors:

(https://i.imgur.com/Yd4rmOK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QZIS5Jn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2DoyePe.jpg)

Then I started basing my Admiral whilst fixing his quilted pelt collar as best I can:

(https://i.imgur.com/VpWRRjF.jpg)

Still not sure about it but it is tied in better with the others.  Detail is probably lost though.  :-\

Then I made more progress on my Hellblasters.  The sergeant most of all:

(https://i.imgur.com/JDCjZDA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gUBFLHK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7QdLMao.jpg)

Thanks for following!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on September 23, 2018, 04:26:44 PM
Those bases turned out quite lovely, Calamity, especially like how those martian red bases came out on the overlords. That rock with the mineral deposit on it for your admiral looks great! Also nice work on the Hellblaster Sergeant, he's looking pretty snazzy, love the highlighting on the plasma coils :).
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on September 30, 2018, 05:00:54 PM
 Thank you so much MyeníTal!  Really glad you like the bases!  :)

Today I managed to get the bases on all my Intercessors finished.  I also finished the base of the Admiral, and I made a start on the second company:

(https://i.imgur.com/3tusZJg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mvIBLK3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/f9Z1qWm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/16s0nuW.jpg)

Hopefully Iíll get started on the Khemistís base asap too.  Iíve gotten a lot of time off so Iím aiming to get a lot more productive now.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on October 3, 2018, 04:35:21 AM
I'm not going to beat about the bush on this one:

I love the concept of both sets of bases. I don't love the finish.

I think the bases need to be shaded down more, then dry brushed back up. At the moment they appear a bit 'flat' and 'soupy'. I'm sorry I can't be more positive, but I think you've painted some terrific models and the bases are letting them down a bit at the moment.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 3, 2018, 04:18:24 PM
@ Looshkin

Ah, I know what it is.  When I took those pics, the bases were still drying.  These texture paints look really blobby when drying.  I probably shouldnít have done that.  Plus, itís a really poor camera if Iím honest.

Here are the same models with the texture paint dry and the drybushing applied, along with more aetheric blue spots applied too:

(https://i.imgur.com/VFyNHhb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3Jz9Dqj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dwuo7q0.jpg)

Seriously, my crap camera isnít doing the detail any justice.  Theyíre much better in person I swear. :P

And while Iím here, Iím making progress on others:

(https://i.imgur.com/MzN7v3i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MzN7v3i.jpg)

Iím going to have a long hard think about my presentation on this blog though.  Itís so sloppy!  And I will endeavour to wait until the texture paint drys in future! :D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on October 3, 2018, 07:51:27 PM
Ah, ok. I see. They do look a lot better in those latest photos. They still look as though they could have a little more contrast, but as you say, crappy cameras don't do models any favours whatsoever!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 5, 2018, 08:10:20 PM
I'm still wondering if I need to apply another colour to the metal areas, to break them up a bit.  But at this stage I'm worried about messing them up.

On the gaming front, I've yet to win a game with the Overlords since before the 2017 GHB.  Last night I played Shifting Objectives against a Seraphon force laid by the Celestant Prime.  Good game.  Killed the Slann in turn 1, killed the Prime in turn 2, and only lost because deepstriking Ripperdactyls are lethal.  Final score was 8-11, with 1020pts dead to his 880pts.  Not too bad by my standards.

Tonight I played Total Commitment against the Ironjawz.  Dice totally let me down, again.  Rolled nothing but 1s and 2s, even with rerolls.  Except for bravery tests.  Only then did the 5s and 6s come out.  The few times my Skyhooks and cannons actually wounded the Maw Crushas (plural), my opponent proceeded to pass every single save.  Two whole turns of failing to kill anything.    Final score 4-11, with 1440pts dead to his...180pts.  Total massacre.  The Doppelganger cloak on a Mawcrusha Megaboss didn't help things, but when literally nothing in your army works on account of the dice, you're doomed regardless.  :P

Iíve decided to go nasty in future.  Iím throwing fluff out the window and building a super shooty gun line force.  Multiple khemists buffing as many skyhooks and endrinriggers as I can fit into 2000pts.  Iíve been resisting this urge for as long as I can, but trying to be fluffy isnít getting me anywhere. :D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on October 19, 2018, 08:13:14 AM
Yeah the dry bases are definitely better :) still think they could do with just a little more embellishment. You can get little packs of cogs and gears on eBay. A little sprinkle of those around (with a little texture paint tying them into the base) would really take them to the next level :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on October 29, 2018, 04:43:54 PM
Hello everyone!  Sorry for the lack of activity of late.  I blame work for that.  Iíve got a tournament in Wicklow this Sunday to go too, and Iíve decided to bring some magical back up for my Overlords:

(https://i.imgur.com/67rLl0i.jpg)

I canít believe this guy only costs a fiver, and that includes a big book too!

@ Ynneadwraith

Iíve been researching ideas for the bases, and a friend showed me a third party supplier who make grassy tufts in all colours, including red!  Iíll try to find a pic but they had potential.

Iím inspired by the surface of mars from destiny for these.  Itís still red, but now after terraforming it has vegetation.  Plus grey rocks.  No blue crystals though.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on October 30, 2018, 04:36:09 AM
yeah that one auto-dispel is awesome and then just do a karmakazi run in to nuke a champ :)

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on October 30, 2018, 09:08:10 AM
If you can pick up the Stormcast endless spells, I highly recommend adding the comet spell to your army with this guy. It's 100pts, but does a lot of damage.

I think a knight incantor and the comet is an auto-include in any order army.

Either way, the knight incantor is a great add. Especially with all the great realm-spells depending on which realm you play in.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on October 30, 2018, 02:42:18 PM
Nice, Calamity, I've been eyeing that model myself! Should have probably acquired him along with the Stormcast Endless Spells, but I opted for the Spells and some Dice Bags instead. The Knight Incantor doesn't fit in my current list anyway, unless I substituted my Lord Arcanums on Gryph-Charger and Celestial Dracoline for a Lord Arc. on Big Tarus Creature, then I can fit him in there. But I'm not in a hurry to go out and buy that bad boy  ;D.

Back on topic, the Knight Incantor is a reliable choice, I don't think you could wrong with him! I agree with Killersquid, the Stormcast Endless Spells are pretty solid, the all-star being the Everblaze Comet.

Hopefully, I'll be taking that spell for a whirl this weekend, if I can get my stormcast in for a game this saturday ;D.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 7, 2018, 01:01:56 PM
Yeah some little grass tufts (and maybe a few mid-size rocks scattered around) would work perfectly :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on November 9, 2018, 09:16:17 AM
Hey guys, howís it going?  :)

Since we last spoke, Iíve been in another tournament, and played a couple of games too.  Ups and downs; I suffered one of my worst ever defeats, suffered another two defeats that came down to a single dice roll or shooting attack (major wins if they went my way) and also my first win in months!

Iíve abandoned ships in my lists, and Iím going full gunline.  Something like this:

2 khemists
1 knight incantor with everblaze comet
x4 20 Arkanauts with 6 skyhooks
x2 6 Endrinriggers

and Iím having much more success.  Although Iíve only scored 1 win, games have been much closer and Iíve been fighting down to the wire (with one exception) rather than weakly folding out.

On the mini front, Iím getting those little red grass tufts for my Arkanauts, and Iím planning to build and/or paint some more this weekend.  But thereís something else.  Look at what I found:

(https://i.imgur.com/axNZ0EX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Zmp2b4z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HbITdW6.jpg)

I found Pirazzoís Lost Legion!  I bought these guys years ago, with the intention of building an alternative Empire army, but I had to shelf them due to life commitments. 

But now Iíve dug them out of my dadís place and the project resumes, in AoS form!  I think theyíll make a great Freeguild force.  Ironically, what with their looted lizardman treasures, they actually suit the AoS aesthetic better than the Empire range imo.  ;D

Some issues though; Iíve only got 25 of them.  Iím short 5 crossbowmen.  And Pirazzo is missing his sword.  Oh, and thereís only one set on sale that I can see, and itís £145.  So...tricky.  :-\
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on November 9, 2018, 07:46:54 PM
Great to hear about your new found success with the Overlords, Calamity. 80 Arkanauts is quite a bit of infantry to chew through and a good amount of firepower to bring to bear on an enemy!

How is the Knight Incantor working for you? Is the Everblaze comet doing the good work for your Overlords?

Also, nice find, don't know much about the Legion except that their Dogs of War. Should be a good time painting them I think.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on December 25, 2018, 01:39:04 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!  :)

Sorry for the lack of activity.  Iíve been working and traveling around a lot recently, but Iím back to normal in the new year.  In fact, one of my New Years resolutions is to stick to painting at least one unit a week.

@ MyeníTal

The Knight Incantor is working out fantastical!  The comet is a real strategic asset, that helps me interfere with my opponentís deployment strategies.  Even without it, the Knight helps protect me from enemy magic, and heís actually a pretty strong fighter in his own right too.  I donít know how I got by without him!

Iím planning to post up pics of my near finished hellblasters tomorrow.  They just need their squad symbols attached, which Iíve yet to order.  I figured theyíd be a good place to start back on because theyíre easy to paint and are nearly finished anyway.

Oh hey, another announcement...Iím starting grots!  Iím sure youíve all seen the teasers, and Iíve been literally waiting for night goblins to drop since the game was released.  I even bought the totem from Battle For Skull Pass 2 years ago in anticipation of this release! :D

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 25, 2018, 11:21:54 PM
Awesome!!! Glad that the Knight Incantor is doing the good work for you. I've yet to use mine or my stormcast yet.

Good to hear about the Gloomspite Gitz, I cannot wait to see how you tackle those goblins ;D.

Looking forward to the Hellblasters :).
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on January 11, 2019, 08:40:31 PM
Thanks MyeníTal!  :)

Big apologies for not responding sooner.  First I was busy in work, then on my extra days off, I got sick.   :P

But Iíve managed to shake it off and get back to work.  Iíve now largely completed the hellblasters, but as the bases are still drying and are therefore looking a little blobby, Iíll save the pics until tomorrow.  But if anyoneís interested anyway, here they are. (https://imgur.com/a/BX2UP20)

In the meantime, thereís a bad moon on the rise:

(https://i.imgur.com/AJXlc7F.jpg)

Tomorrow the Gloomspite Gitz arrive.  Canít wait!  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on January 13, 2019, 07:43:42 PM
So I finally finished the Hellblasters:

(https://i.imgur.com/bkhTfCG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1VuNwn5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/02fOMrj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/luGAqb2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Aqc5GsF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/y8g7Gj0.jpg)

Weeks behind schedule but better late than never.  I do have right hand shoulder emblems to add but thatís a small job.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on January 14, 2019, 03:02:57 AM
Theyíre really nice Cap and well worth the wait. Really nice contrast of colours and I think that the simple base really helps bring out the qualities of the miniatures. Top job!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: dog_of_war on January 14, 2019, 08:27:41 AM
Love the colours Cap. I agree with Loosh that the simple bases really accentuate the models.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on January 14, 2019, 10:06:35 AM
Thanks guys!  I often have doubts and worries about the bases (and the rest of them), so your positive feedback really means a lot to me. :)

The marines are really starting to come together.  The goal with them at the moment is to build a fully stocked demi-company, with supporting characters and vehicles.  Even though my gaming scene is off 40k at the moment, if you can believe that! 

Still, itís handy to have at least one 40k army, and it is a very nice painting project to do.  I definitely think that the marines are going better than the Overlords.  ;D

Also, I had a bit of an impulsive urge over the weekend, and bought...these!

(https://i.imgur.com/x0o8SM8.jpg)

Got them from a friend of mine, for a steal!  Especially considering that theyíre ready painted.  Iíve been interested in the Skaven for years, and itís also handy to have an actual painted army for tournaments and so forth.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 14, 2019, 09:09:01 PM
Awesome job on those Hell blasters, Calamity, they look great! ;D Nice treasure trove of ratmen you've stumbled across too!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on January 15, 2019, 03:11:02 PM
Great stuff! Nice catch on the ratzz. I have a nice size plague monk army. Still needs some assembly and paint bit slowly getting there.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on January 15, 2019, 05:32:45 PM
So cool that youíve picked up some rats. I hope you enjoy painting them, I think theyíre amazing fun. Some of the best kits around.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on January 19, 2019, 03:27:55 PM
Awesome job on those Hell blasters, Calamity, they look great! ;D Nice treasure trove of ratmen you've stumbled across too!

Thanks MyeníTal!  :)

Iím always a bit worried about the final result of the paint jobs I do but no major mess ups so far.  ;D

Great stuff! Nice catch on the ratzz. I have a nice size plague monk army. Still needs some assembly and paint bit slowly getting there.

Nice!  Iíll have to check that out!  :)

So cool that youíve picked up some rats. I hope you enjoy painting them, I think theyíre amazing fun. Some of the best kits around.

Yeah Iíve head that theyíre very easy to put together and paint, which is just how I like it!  ;D

Also, more news!  Iíve made a proper start on the grots:

(https://i.imgur.com/qzkfPW7.jpg)

Skragrott the Loonking, a fungoid cave shaman and 20 stabbas, plus the Skull Pass icon.  Not a bad start!  ;D

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 22, 2019, 03:57:45 PM
Great start, Calamity! Nice to see the Moonclan on the rise! Is Moonclan going to be your sole focus? Or are you thinking about branching into Gloomspite Builds as well? Fungoid Shaman also looks really cool.

Keep us updated ;D.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on January 27, 2019, 08:52:42 AM
Great start, Calamity! Nice to see the Moonclan on the rise! Is Moonclan going to be your sole focus? Or are you thinking about branching into Gloomspite Builds as well? Fungoid Shaman also looks really cool.

Keep us updated ;D.

Thanks MyeníTal! :)

At the moment, the Moonclan is my sole focus, but I do plan to eventually have a little bit of everything; spider fang, troggoths and a gargant.  Theyíll probably be my sole destruction army overall.

Also, Iíve made some more!

(https://i.imgur.com/rcNwsPZ.jpg)

And Iíve also started painting my Intercepters:

(https://i.imgur.com/usS2wNA.jpg)

Taking it slow, to do it right.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 28, 2019, 04:53:08 PM
Great work on the Inceptors, they look brilliant, the Golden Lions scheme really looks cool on the jump pack units, makes them look like golden angels descending upon the foe.

Quote
At the moment, the Moonclan is my sole focus, but I do plan to eventually have a little bit of everything; spider fang, troggoths and a gargant.  Theyíll probably be my sole destruction army overall.

Awesome, I'm branching into two different paths for the Moonclans: All Moonclan and All Squigs. I thought about making a troggoth herd, but I've decided against it.

I could use that money to jump on the Dark Oath when they eventually get released ;) :P.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on January 31, 2019, 09:16:16 PM
Ah, the Darkoath!  Hereís hoping they get something sometime soon!  :D

Quick update, made further progress with the Interceptors:

(https://i.imgur.com/ekeGqbB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/J5LSC0l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lHwLxiV.jpg)

Iím taking them nice and slow, to make sure they turn out right. 

And after they arrived on Monday, I immediately attached the Ďdevastator trianglesí to the Hellblasters:

(https://i.imgur.com/D8sUXpA.jpg)

Sergeantís shoulder pad needs slight touching up but otherwise, theyíre finished!  Also pictured, the half finished Interceptor bases.

Finally, I actually bought more Primaris marines ages ago, but they still remain unopened.  Except for these Intercessors, who were made like, a year and a half ago:

(https://i.imgur.com/mCj7cFx.jpg)

Some parts are not yet attached.  I also bought some extra grenade launchers, and the plan is to use these guys to bump up the two squads to ten men.

Just one thing; one of them has slight glue damage to his hip (long story). Hopefully that can be covered up. :P

Anyway, check out my fully painted marine force so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/Sk169B9.jpg)


Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on January 31, 2019, 10:32:19 PM
That gold looks so smooth and the blue really compliments it. Now get the Grote going, need me some inspiration.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 1, 2019, 12:44:06 PM
Hell yeah gobbos and Celestial Lions!

One unit a week is a hell of a pace :) I've just counted up my output for the year and I was pretty proud with 107 models. Split down that's roughly two models a week :S
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on February 5, 2019, 09:48:39 AM
Celestial Lions looking exemplary, Calamity. Only thing I could suggest at this point is drilling out the bolters, but that's more of a preference thing than anything.

Cannot wait to see you tackle some goblins :).
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 15, 2019, 10:43:01 PM
Thanks for your words of support guys.  :)

Iíve managed to finish an Interceptor.  Wait, did I say finish?  Because actually itís not quite finished:

(https://i.imgur.com/Yy5JxZT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/68H5ZjL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ESwB7Yx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/poQMW6p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0rxYwjZ.jpg)

Iíve still to paint the purity seal.  And also, I made a bit of an error.  I didnít know that superglue was the recommended type for attaching them to their flying bases. 

After struggling for over half an hour I checked my phone and yep, Iíve been doing it wrong.  And now thereís glue damage on the paint job.  Itís all on the base and the little bit were the base tip is supposed to go. :P

Hopefully itíll all be easy to cover up once I actually attach them.  Thatíll require some new superglue.

Iíve also just assembled an easy build Redemptor Dreadnaught and a limited edition, but Iím too tired to post photos at the moment.  Will do asap.  ;D

I will also get around to the grots asap.  Iím really looking forward to painting them but since Iíve got a 40k tournament coming up soon the marines are the priority for the moment.  Such is the way of things.  ::)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on February 16, 2019, 04:36:51 AM
That inceptor looks brilliant Cap!

The additional bits of blue really bring out the model. I think the balance is superb. Hopefully any glue damage will be easily cleaned up.

Great work Cap!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on February 16, 2019, 10:19:23 AM
 8) super smooth ad I was saying. How are you going to do the bases?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 16, 2019, 10:47:17 AM
@ Looshkin

I think Iíve screwed it up.  :(

The damage from the polystyrene cement was a lot.  The whole join area is now Ďgooeyí and had to be scrapped away.  And my two attempts to superglue it have failed, especially because GW superglue is useless.  ĎStringyí and Ďjelly likeí is how Iíd discribe it.

Hereís how it looks:

(https://i.imgur.com/OClRhEA.jpg)

Can I salvage this?  :(

@ Dread

Same as the others.  ĎUrban Debrisí, although I might had a few accessories.

I hate these flying bases though.  Absolute pain in the ass.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on February 16, 2019, 04:02:31 PM
I know what you mean about those flying bases. As for the join area. Let it sit for a few days and cure out. Then it will be easier to work with. If you have a dremel, use a small round bit and careful trim away the glue. Or carefully use an exacto blade. Another alternative would be a pin vise and small drill bit. Good luck and be patient, you can do this.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on February 16, 2019, 06:29:11 PM
Ugh, sorry to see the damage Cap. I think it is recoverable, although it'll be difficult. As Dread said, a Dremel would probably be the best shout.

I really am not sure what GW was thinking with those flying bases. At the very least, you need an adequate recess for the base to fix into...and that just isn't the case with the models that I've worked on thus far.

Fingers crossed man, I feel for you!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 16, 2019, 06:58:16 PM
Thanks guys.  :)

Iíve got good news; it was salvaged:

(https://i.imgur.com/AqgssOh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rxQtsYV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fRrsEpJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6tdt1vD.jpg)

It was very touch and go there, but with a little bit of perseverance hey presto, heís airborne.  Itís currently getting downvoted on Igmur, but at least you guys like it! :D

And as a bonus, hereís the captain:

(https://i.imgur.com/fFWVDD5.jpg)

The limited edition one.  Feels almost a shame to take it out of the box.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on February 16, 2019, 10:04:43 PM
Yoo, glad you were able to save your Interceptor, Calamity! No idea who would downvote someone's hobby work, seems pretty rude to me. I like him a lot! Cannot wait to see that Primaris Captain painted up!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 20, 2019, 09:03:03 PM
Thanks MyeníTal!  :)

Maybe itís my presentation.  I know itís not the best.  :P

Some news; first, Iíd had to pull out of the 40k tournament next week.  Very annoying, as Iíve been trying so hard to get the marines ready for it.  :P

Second, Iíve got my first game with the Gitz tomorrow, so Iím trying to get them made up asap.  Got the endless spells and fanatics done so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/4xfc9ch.jpg)

Those guys will eventually be Spore Splattas, but tomorrow Iíll be using them as Loonsmashas, so the balls will remain off for now.  My actual Loonsmashas will use the hoodless heads.  All the better to hid among the rank and file. :D

Also, I forgot to say, I was in an AoS team event a few weeks ago, me using my buddys Stormcast, and we...came last.  Me especially.  Lowest scoring player there; major defeats in all 5 games.  Hereís the trophy I won:

(https://i.imgur.com/kirCbi4.jpg)

Better than going home empty handed, and something to build upon in future events.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on February 20, 2019, 09:42:35 PM
Link is broken for that last link, Calamity. Great to see you churning out more gobbos. Love that Mork's mighty mushroom. Fanatics are still my favorite kit from the entire Gloomspite range. An amalgamation of all the things that make Moonclan crazy!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on February 20, 2019, 10:43:33 PM
Thanks for alerting me to that MyeníTal!  It should be fixed now.  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 15, 2019, 05:44:52 PM
Sorry for the lack of activity everyone.  Iíve got two announcements; Number one, Iíve finished my Interceptors:

(https://i.imgur.com/LOarjYg.jpg)

And number two, Iíve dry fitted my Redemptor Dreadnought:

(https://i.imgur.com/5pdYaqs.jpg)

Experimenting with poses on that one.

Enjoy! :)

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 16, 2019, 06:46:08 PM
Congrats on finishing the Inceptors, Calamity! They're looking great! Oooh man, a Celestial Lions Dreadnought!! And a Redemptor at that, look forward to you tackle that one!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on March 16, 2019, 11:10:36 PM
Looking good Calamity! Is the dread a snap together? Are the joints ball and socket? Been thinking about getting one for my Deathwing. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 17, 2019, 05:27:47 PM
Your Inceptors look fantastic Calamity I really like the way you have managed to make a gold finish look 'grim dark'.

Other than the small gap on the Dread's right arm it looks like you could get away without gluing this model as it has gone together so well.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on March 17, 2019, 07:10:28 PM
The colour scheme just works, looking great Calamity.


Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 17, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
Congrats on finishing the Inceptors, Calamity! They're looking great! Oooh man, a Celestial Lions Dreadnought!! And a Redemptor at that, look forward to you tackle that one!

Thanks MyeníTal!  :)

Looking good Calamity! Is the dread a snap together? Are the joints ball and socket? Been thinking about getting one for my Deathwing. Good stuff.

Thanks Dread!  It is indeed a snap together kit.  Easy build ball or plug and socket style.  I put it together without glue to experiment with posing.  It doesnít have the rocket pod and only comes with the Gatling cannon and heavy flamer, but I still highly recommend it.  :)

Your Inceptors look fantastic Calamity I really like the way you have managed to make a gold finish look 'grim dark'.

Other than the small gap on the Dread's right arm it looks like you could get away without gluing this model as it has gone together so well.

Thanks Alienscar!  Iím really happy to hear that!  I was worried that gold was a risk, a little bit too much, but I think itís paying off.  Especially if it manages to be grim dark! :D

And yeah, it really came together well.  Iíll probably still glue it together...unless not doing that makes it easier to transport!

The colour scheme just works, looking great Calamity.

Thanks magenb!  :D

The next step guys, is to get cracking on with the characters; the two captains, the two lieutenants, the ancient and the librarian. 

Once theyíre done, I can start making more marines!  Iíve got a few extra multi part intercessors, Interceptors and Hellblasters to build.  Enough to build everyone up to full sized squads.  And the dreadnaught too.

Then when theyíre done, or at least assembled, Iíll be getting another Intercessor Squad, then a Primaris Apothecary and a Primaris Chaplain.  The plan is to build a proper Demi-company.

The KO are on the backburner until they get a new book.  Itís unfortunate I know, but I need to concentrate on an army I can actually win with!  :P

So with that in mind, Iím also going to start the grots very very soon. :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 19, 2019, 01:34:21 PM
Hey guys, sorry for the double post, but I want to keep the momentum going.  Hereís what Iíve done now:

(https://i.imgur.com/dCLCZ6d.jpg)

Primed all of my characters except for the librarian.  Since heís in blue armour, he might as well be primed in blue. :D

I have to take extra care doing these.  They need to be good. :D

Iíve got a couple of questions too.  First, what kind of badge should the ancient have?  Heís an elite choice, but being a character, would he have the HQ Ďskullí badge or the elite ĎIron Crossí badge?  Itís the skull isnít it?

Also, Iím wondering what colour the leaders helmets should be?  For the lions, sergeants have black helmets.  What about lieutenants and captains?  I canít seem to find out the information, so if anyone knows, Iíd love to know!  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 20, 2019, 12:18:24 PM
I like the look of them so far Calamity, nice and clean.

Iíve got a couple of questions too.  First, what kind of badge should the ancient have?  Heís an elite choice, but being a character, would he have the HQ Ďskullí badge or the elite ĎIron Crossí badge?  Itís the skull isnít it?

Also, Iím wondering what colour the leaders helmets should be?  For the lions, sergeants have black helmets.  What about lieutenants and captains?  I canít seem to find out the information, so if anyone knows, Iíd love to know!  ;D

No idea about the badge to be honest, but a 40kwiki says that the Lions mostly follow the precepts of the Codex Astartes apart from some specialist formations and officer ranks, so you could probably get away with whatever is normal.

Same thing goes for the colour of the helmets. Black is used for the Warleader (Captain) and I think you could get away with Codex Astartes colours for the rest of them.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 21, 2019, 01:17:34 PM
Thanks for the advice Alienscar.  :)

Even though Iím not 100% on their markings and badgers, I decided to jump right in and start doing the Lieutenants anyway.  Hereís todayís efforts:

(https://i.imgur.com/v5UNXdj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zXq2oZt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3KQA00m.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AutD3oQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/q2BsQpW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dGYh4AL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rJ7boLo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HotKAtk.jpg)

Wip of course.  Itís also quite overcast today, so sorry if the pictures are a little gloomy.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on March 21, 2019, 04:10:53 PM
so sorry if the pictures are a little gloomy.

Just adds to 40k setting :) Looking good so far.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 21, 2019, 04:17:16 PM
Whoa they might be WIP, but they already look fantastic. Shame there isn't a little more light, but the gloom somehow suits the subject matter 
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 21, 2019, 07:12:52 PM
Just adds to 40k setting :) Looking good so far.

Thanks magenb!  :)

Whoa they might be WIP, but they already look fantastic. Shame there isn't a little more light, but the gloom somehow suits the subject matter 

Thanks Alienscar!  Iíll be able to bring them back into the other room (with better light) very soon.  ;D

I also managed to finally base these minis, months behind schedule:

(https://i.imgur.com/B94qGsU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XYbxBJ1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E6CVmow.jpg)

Eurgh, sorry for the lighting.  I could have waited, but I just wanted to show that Iím still actively painting away.

Despite this however, KO are still on the backburner until they get a new book.  I played a game with them last night against the Deepkin.  It wasnít a complete massacre, but I was still doomed from the start.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 21, 2019, 08:37:41 PM
Man, I'm loving these Celestial Lions the more I see them. That command group have such a regal air about them, in no small part to the color scheme you chose. They might not be finished yet, but they look awesome!

I'm also loving those Kharadron Overlords. It's funny that you took those images in that low light, because the highlights that were hard to see before are definitely plain to see now.


Now that Games Workshop has made it official that all of the older battletomes are being updated, I'm curious as to how the Overlords will be treated. I'm hopeful, GW seems to be making a really good point to take feedback for their armies! :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 22, 2019, 11:04:05 AM

I also managed to finally base these minis, months behind schedule:

(https://i.imgur.com/B94qGsU.jpg)

I have said elsewhere how I do not like the Overlord aesthetic, but your colour scheme actually makes me look at them differently.

I have said it before and I will say it again, for me, your colour scheme really makes the Overlords look like what I imagine a dwarf would look like.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 22, 2019, 02:36:00 PM
@ MyeníTal

Thank you!  That really means a lot to me! :)

And I canít wait to see what they do with the KOís second book too.  Theyíre such a cool army imo, but they arenít performing the way they should.  But Iím confident that our time will come again!  8)

@ Alienscar

Iím chuffed to bits that my like my KO scheme that much! :)

Iíve had doubts about tuis scheme since the day I created it, but youíve helped me burry them. :D

You want to know the inspiration for these guys?  Tik Tok, from Return To Oz.  That green, fantastical, mechanical astheical felt like a natural fit for the Overlords.  Plus, thereís ĎVictorian Tilesí, green ceramic tiles that are often found in London.  Very steampunk.  Plus, green isnít really featured in any of the named sky ports, and if youíre doing your own, might as well go all out! :D

Also, another update:

(https://i.imgur.com/3qVTb8c.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ft3jCXu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LaA4LHg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pWPSHOj.jpg)

Heís nearly done.  Just the skulls on his relic, his lieutenant stripe, his sword hilt and base to do. 

Then three more characters to do, and the starter set models are all finished! :D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on March 23, 2019, 07:29:37 AM
Sometimes on these boards you see guys develop and blossom into really good painters. That normally stats with finding that *one* thing that they can just paint effortlessly and have it look brilliant.

For you Cap, that thing is Gold Marines. Brilliant, brilliant work. The colour balance is great, while all the metals look superb.

Terrific work my friend.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 24, 2019, 07:55:09 PM
Thank you so much Looshkin!  That really does mean the world to me! :)

Even though I havenít had much of a chance to play 40k, Iím still throwing myself whole heartedly into painting these marines, because theyíre just so fun to do!  ;D

So with that in mind, hereís what Iíve managed to do today:

(https://i.imgur.com/ynbl4xr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Yae2syI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lhUspyE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QedaXES.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1LCgYJm.jpg)

More work on the Lieutenants.  Theyíre very nearly done, although Iíll have to pick up some more paints in order to finish them.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on March 24, 2019, 11:21:04 PM
I gotta say how much I like your marines. Doing a metallic armor has always eluded me even with my Grey Knights, I used, well grey but am now thinking on silvers just because of what I've been watching here with yours. You've really got the worn look down now and the blue is the creme on top. Keep it up, teach us old dogs some new tricks.  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 25, 2019, 06:18:05 AM

And I canít wait to see what they do with the KOís second book

You want to know the inspiration for these guys?  Tik Tok, from Return To Oz.  That green, fantastical, mechanical astheical felt like a natural fit for the Overlords.  Plus, thereís ĎVictorian Tilesí, green ceramic tiles that are often found in London.  Very steampunk.  Plus, green isnít really featured in any of the named sky ports, and if youíre doing your own, might as well go all out!

Really! I didn't expect to see someone that used to love Land Rovers also like the Wizard of Oz.

I get the link now that you have pointed it out. The Overlords definitely look a bit round and they also look a bit like robots.

Personally I think that you have nailed the steampunk asthetic.

More work on the Lieutenants.  Theyíre very nearly done, although Iíll have to pick up some more paints in order to finish them.

There is not much I can add to what Dread and Looshkin have already said, but damn these look fantastic.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 25, 2019, 01:04:37 PM
@ Dread

Thank you mate!  Iím so happy I could be an inspiration!  :)

How would you go about doing the armour of your GK?

@ Alienscar

Oh I still love Land Rovers (and Jaaags...and Alfas), but I can vividly remember watching RTO as a child at my grans and being both fascinated and terrified by it in equal measure.  ;D

I felt like I was really taking a shot in the dark with that KO scheme, so itís a real relief to hear that you think that it works!  ;D

I canít wait to start the ships.  Will probably do them in the summer.

Oh, and hereís todayís update:

(https://i.imgur.com/Ex1qTAk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tnyWx7k.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PaHlAIU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ri8PB2E.jpg)

I tried something different with his gun; ivory covering.  I wanted him to really stand out, to look like a leader rather than just an unhelmeted Intercessor with a bigger base, hence the unique gun (which in my list is an artifact).  It does need some more work, but thoughts on the overall idea?

Then thereís the other one:

(https://i.imgur.com/rtGMzKy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Nd4nBQh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qtufmlb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TEwtUNM.jpg)

Iíve still to paint his helmet stripe, and skulls.  Iíve also encountered a problem with this one; I canít fit the chapter symbol onto the left side shoulder pad.  I tried cutting one to fit but it just broke apart.  This will require a bit of rethink.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 27, 2019, 12:16:18 PM
Hey guys!  Sorry for the double post, but Iím lean to share my latest work:

(https://i.imgur.com/Hg37zby.jpg)

Once heís done, and the ancient is done, Iíll have finally finished all of the starter set Marines I have.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 28, 2019, 06:08:35 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ri8PB2E.jpg)

I tried something different with his gun; ivory covering.  I wanted him to really stand out, to look like a leader rather than just an unhelmeted Intercessor with a bigger base, hence the unique gun (which in my list is an artifact).  It does need some more work, but thoughts on the overall idea?

I like the idea of the ivory gun and I can see its potential. You have said that you think it needs more work and for me it is a little too translucent.

Iíve still to paint his helmet stripe, and skulls.  Iíve also encountered a problem with this one; I canít fit the chapter symbol onto the left side shoulder pad.  I tried cutting one to fit but it just broke apart.  This will require a bit of rethink.  :P

Instead of cutting it to fit would shaving the underside of the symbol to make it thinner work?

Hey guys!  Sorry for the double post, but Iím lean to share my latest work:

Absolutely stunning work Calamity.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 28, 2019, 08:46:10 AM
Hi Calamity, great work on the Celestial Lions' command! The Lieutenants look primed and ready, but that Gravis Captain really stands out as the centerpiece of the army. Well done, that's how a Primaris Captain should look like! I think that's one of your best models so far! Maybe that's just my love for the model creating bias.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 29, 2019, 07:56:45 AM
@ Alienscar

Thanks for the advice!  :)  Iím working on making the Lieutenantís gun more Ďopaqueí, and Iím also going to see about shaving down the badge.  A round file might be best for that.  I can pick one up tomorrow.

@ MyeníTal

Thanks very much bud!  :)

Please enjoy the latest updates on the Captain:

(https://i.imgur.com/OfDahAx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9rayKY8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SpWRGDL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DFMReYM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VKoIDuZ.jpg)

I just need to base him, touch up some bits, paint his scroll and sword hilt, and then paint his cloak.  Which I canít decide what colour to paint.  Some friends recommended red.  What do you guys think?

Also, painting his right hand badge white seemed like a bit of a risk.  The way itís sculpted, itís attached to the edge, and should probably be the same colour.  However, it just didnít stand out enough imo.

What do you guys think?  Was white a good choice?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on March 29, 2019, 10:24:16 AM
I'd go blue on the Cape, keep the colors. I mean red would be fine, hanging a shoot me sign on him, but would still look good. The white on the badge is perfect too.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 29, 2019, 10:54:04 AM
I agree with Dread on painting the cape blue, but I'm also going to add that black is also an option. It looks like black is the third color for the Celestial Lions, so I think that could work too. If you did that, I think painting the inside of the cloak a cream white would look great too.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on March 30, 2019, 01:32:04 PM

I just need to base him, touch up some bits, paint his scroll and sword hilt, and then paint his cloak.  Which I canít decide what colour to paint.  Some friends recommended red.  What do you guys think?

Colour theory will tell you that red will work if it is part of a triadic colour scheme as will blue. If you only want to add one colour then colour theory suggests you use a complimentary or analogous colour. In the case of gold this would mean purple or yellow.

I like the colour of the cloak as it is now and I think that is because it is close to what colour theory calls monochromatic.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on March 30, 2019, 03:32:08 PM
Thank you for the advice guys.  Unfortunately, my phone was acting up last night and today, so I didnít get a chance to read them until now.  And in the meantime, I...had already started on the cloak.  :P

Iím sorry about that.  Iím actually in a rush to finish these before my new job starts proper, and I just jumped in head first.

And hereís the result so far:

(https://i.imgur.com/Lu6Xpya.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5UJX4Yr.jpg)

Looking at the Hammers Of Sigmar for inspiration (since theyíre identical in scheme) I went with this white cloak idea.  Iíll probably still wonder if it was the right choice for a long long time.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on March 30, 2019, 08:27:06 PM
In my book you get bonus points for a white cloak done that well :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on March 30, 2019, 09:31:48 PM
Definitely 2 thumbs up! I like the light contrast to the armor colors, really doesn't distract but compliments. Well done.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 2, 2019, 01:15:47 PM
Thank you guys.   :)

Hereís my latest update:

(https://i.imgur.com/0c4yfhk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1Zvk6x7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JP7W2bi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aIzj8cv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rfQmhUL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yIIx67X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/w4EvFOk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YEhNEjj.jpg)

Thatís the three officers done and dusted (managed to fit a badge on that difficult shoulder pad after all).  Now all thatís left is the ancient, and that is the Dark Millennium set completely finished!  And all inside 2 years...a new record!  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on April 2, 2019, 07:17:13 PM
Now all thatís left is the ancient, and that is the Dark Millennium set completely finished!  And all inside 2 years...a new record!  ;D

Are you painting your mini's in the order you get them?... I smell Heresy!!  ;)

Looking good mate keep it up.




Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 2, 2019, 09:19:22 PM
Loved how they turned out, Calam! Especially like what you did with the Gravis Captain, wonderful work!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on April 3, 2019, 01:09:46 AM
Beautiful! Now group shot on a table and you shall be complete. Battle report and such when you can. Groovy!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on April 3, 2019, 05:31:54 AM
That Captain is looking terrific. The choice of white is so, so good. It's what I've done with my guys. Anyone with a cloak has it white one side, red the other. They stand out a mile, but it's such a clean look and the natural colour doesn't throw off the balance of the painting.

Lovely work so far. I'm also looking forward to a group shot.

Keep it up!!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 3, 2019, 12:14:00 PM
Thank you so much guys!  ;D

Iíll get a group shot up asap, and when I get a game of 40k going, I will certainly report it!  :)

In the meantime, please enjoy this WIP ancient:

(http://]https://i.imgur.com/T4QJwwN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qFYzNhP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9UTP4a8.jpg)

The banner is a bugger.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on April 3, 2019, 01:45:00 PM
The banner is a bugger.  :P

I've been painting one this afternoon and can confirm. Horrible.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 3, 2019, 03:03:14 PM
The banner is a bugger.  :P

It might have been a bugger, but bloody hell it looks fantastic at the moment. How do you get your finish so smooth?
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 3, 2019, 06:38:09 PM
I've been painting one this afternoon and can confirm. Horrible.

Itís the tiny details you see.  :P

It might have been a bugger, but bloody hell it looks fantastic at the moment. How do you get your finish so smooth?

Thanks bud!  :)

My secret is that I thin the amphetamine parrot out of the paints.  Theyíve got the consistency of milk by the time Iím done with them.  Then, itís just about layering up.  Iím currently on 4!  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on April 3, 2019, 07:47:51 PM
The banner looks awesome!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 5, 2019, 06:29:32 PM
The banner looks awesome!


Thank you bud.  :)

Iíve made some further progress:

(https://i.imgur.com/d4aY0tK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XoFrOro.jpg)

A little messy...needs some touching up...but Iím getting there!  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 5, 2019, 08:58:31 PM
That's one glorious relic of the Chapter, I hope your Celestial Lions honor it in battle! Cannot wait to see that Banner finished ;D!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on April 6, 2019, 02:40:38 AM
You should put the Latin word for lion in the scroll panel. Looking great as always.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on April 6, 2019, 08:50:46 PM
that banner looks awesome!

I would consider putting your chapter symbol inside the big circle if you have a decal or can paint it.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 7, 2019, 09:37:27 AM

Iíve made some further progress:

A little messy...needs some touching up...but Iím getting there!  :)

I must say that I preferred how it looked previously. The wash on the back makes the banner look wet as it has pooled too much in some places.

Still looks good and hopefully once it is finished the wash will be less obvious.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 8, 2019, 03:16:36 PM
That's one glorious relic of the Chapter, I hope your Celestial Lions honor it in battle! Cannot wait to see that Banner finished ;D!

Thanks bud!  ;D

You should put the Latin word for lion in the scroll panel. Looking great as always.

Thatís a great idea!  So that would be leo, or possibly leones caelestis?

that banner looks awesome!

I would consider putting your chapter symbol inside the big circle if you have a decal or can paint it.

You read my mind!  :)

Iím actually considering that!  Thing is, Iím not so confident with doing it, so I might outsource it to someone who can.

I must say that I preferred how it looked previously. The wash on the back makes the banner look wet as it has pooled too much in some places.

Still looks good and hopefully once it is finished the wash will be less obvious.

Agreed.  I probably went too heavy on the wash.  However, Iíve made further progress which I hope rectifies it:

(https://i.imgur.com/MRkcumd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CDBwerN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ulcZqwx.jpg)

I think Iím very close to finishing him.  He has been difficult, let me tell me.  :P
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on April 8, 2019, 04:41:47 PM
wow that gave it alot more definition great work.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 8, 2019, 09:10:22 PM
I think the Banner is coming together splendidly, just needs a few more extra details picked out, which I can see you're planning to. I actually kind of liked the wet look, if you modeled the base correctly, you could have given the impression that the Primaris Ancient stands defiant amidst a storm. But it looks great now, onward to completion!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 11, 2019, 12:00:34 PM
Cheers guys.  :)

Hereís the latest update:

(https://i.imgur.com/T6uMJKc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oiWbEgN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fjlSRLV.jpg)

Heís very nearly finished.  Just little touch ups to do.  And then...itís goblin time!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 13, 2019, 10:53:33 AM
That is looking so much better now Calamity and I really like how the front of the banner looks. Once you have added your Chapter symbol it is going to look fantastic.

There is still a bit of a sheen to the back that makes it look wet, but I think this might be caused by your camera flash.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on April 14, 2019, 04:32:12 PM
Gobbos yaaaa! Banner looks great. You Spent more time on it then the whole unit, haha but worth it.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 14, 2019, 05:19:08 PM
Excellent Banner, Calamity! Eager to see if you can get a chapter icon on there somehow, but it already looks finished even if you don't.

I really look forward to seeing your Gobbos!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on April 15, 2019, 12:33:04 AM
That looks great Calamity, it'll look even more amazing when you drop your chapter symbol in there :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on April 15, 2019, 09:48:50 AM
Thank you so much guys. :)

I thought Iíd post the (near) finished mini now:

(https://i.imgur.com/uwaSyAb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/82NHpx2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ALVcI9M.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/As6f6Ol.jpg)

The next thing will be to be add a chapter symbol and company markings to it.  I might outsource that, because it seems quite difficult.  :P

In the meantime, Iím starting work on painting the goblins.  Plus, Iíve a few more of them (and marines) to build.  Stay tuned!  :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on April 15, 2019, 07:33:06 PM
Lovely Cap. Great colour balance and an excellent finish. Well done mate.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Killersquid on April 16, 2019, 07:36:39 AM
Looks great man! I just started working on my first primaris marines, and they are a joy to paint! I enjoy painting them far more than traditional marines.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on April 16, 2019, 09:42:48 AM
Looks fantastic Calamity, I especially like the way it looks like the mud/ash of the base has spread to cover the pole of the banner and the models boots. Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 21, 2019, 01:47:54 PM
Wonderful, Calamity, truly impressed by what you achieved with that banner!
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 2, 2019, 12:20:39 PM
Thank you for all of your responses guys.  They really do mean a lot to me, and Iím thrilled to hear that you like my stuff.  :)

Sorry for the lack of activity on my part too.  I recently started a new job you see.  But now Iím back...and I see a bad moon rising:

(https://i.imgur.com/EncqF97.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Bd7jQRW.jpg)

Word of advice, when spray painting grots, make sure you bother to stick them down, otherwise they will blow away into the garden.  Hence the arm falling off. :P

Also, check this out:

(https://i.imgur.com/bPEsYYr.jpg)

Have a guess what that is!  8)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on May 3, 2019, 01:35:02 AM
SQUIG SPITTA!!!! I have one too. It's a great model. Seeing all the night gobbos warms my heart. I've been painting on mine a little here and there. Trying to get a game in with mine soon.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 9, 2019, 05:23:20 PM
SQUIG SPITTA!!!! I have one too. It's a great model. Seeing all the night gobbos warms my heart. I've been painting on mine a little here and there. Trying to get a game in with mine soon.

Respect to my fellow Git!  ;)

Iíve made some minor progress (would have liked to have done more but itís a long story):

(https://i.imgur.com/yjIvqNs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OA5bZwh.jpg)

Oh, and the Dreadnaught is assembled!

(https://i.imgur.com/BZ9dUR1.jpg)

Well not quite.  Iíll probably leave him in sections for easy painting and transport.  But whatís important is that the individual sections themselves are assembled.

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on May 9, 2019, 05:28:02 PM
Great updates, Calamity, that Squig Spitta is 'uge! You've got a lot of goblins to paint, cannot wait to see how they come together! Also, glorious Dreadnought ;D!

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Dread on May 9, 2019, 09:25:55 PM
Cool dreadnought! Here's a little, I hope, inspiration.

(https://i.ibb.co/XJ4j4jJ/20190509-201517.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/LNYvfKX/20190509-201451.jpg)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on May 9, 2019, 10:09:51 PM
Looking good so far Calamity.

That squid spitta is hilarious
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Alienscar on May 10, 2019, 04:56:21 AM
Word of advice, when spray painting grots, make sure you bother to stick them down, otherwise they will blow away into the garden.  Hence the arm falling off. :P

Haha Calamity by name.......

Oh, and the Dreadnaught is assembled

Bloody hell that is a really bright blue.

Iíve made some minor progress (would have liked to have done more but itís a long story):

With all those Goblins to assemble and paint plus that huge Squig Gobba any progress is a good thing.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on May 12, 2019, 05:36:36 PM
Great updates, Calamity, that Squig Spitta is 'uge! You've got a lot of goblins to paint, cannot wait to see how they come together! Also, glorious Dreadnought ;D!

Thanks bud!  :)

Cool dreadnought! Here's a little, I hope, inspiration.

(https://i.ibb.co/XJ4j4jJ/20190509-201517.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/LNYvfKX/20190509-201451.jpg)

Awesome model!  After seeing this, I really canít wait to put mine together! :)

Looking good so far Calamity.

That squid spitta is hilarious

It is isnít it?  What a suitably wacky model for the grots!  In fact it was this model that got me interested in night goblins in the first place many years ago!

Word of advice, when spray painting grots, make sure you bother to stick them down, otherwise they will blow away into the garden.  Hence the arm falling off. :P

Haha Calamity by name.......

Oh, and the Dreadnaught is assembled

Bloody hell that is a really bright blue.

Iíve made some minor progress (would have liked to have done more but itís a long story):

With all those Goblins to assemble and paint plus that huge Squig Gobba any progress is a good thing.

Oh yes.  Disaster is always around the corner when it comes to my projects!  ;D

And Iím noticing more of the coloured plastics entering the range.  Mostly on easy build kits.

And speaking of progress, Iíve very nearly finished my first batch of gitz:

(https://i.imgur.com/OhwggXO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dfN5anU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4wfSTNE.jpg)

They just need a touch of Stormhost Silver on the metals and Gorthor Brown on the boots and spear shafts and I can base them.  And maybe some touching up too.  Iím not sure about the eyes for example.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on May 12, 2019, 07:20:03 PM
I think you've done a great job on the Goblins, Calamity. For the eyes, I'd try to do them like humanoid eyes, though to be honest not sure how to do that with the red variety. I would take a look at the Gloomspite Gitz battletome paint section for some inspiration. :)
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on May 14, 2019, 11:33:06 PM
The Goblins are looking good Calamity, I like the red eyes, gives them a bit of a creepy vibe :)

Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Calamity on June 5, 2019, 07:18:50 PM
Hi folks!  Sorry for the lack of activity.  Iím trying to get back into a routine of regular work.

I did manage to make a start on this today:

(https://i.imgur.com/U1wxv6H.jpg)

Got it done in time for a game today, which I won!  Ending a very long losing streak!  ;D

Also, I managed to get myself a nice new display cabinet:

(https://i.imgur.com/cwl7tYD.jpg)

It really helps encourage me to get the painting done.  ;D
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Myen'Tal on June 6, 2019, 01:32:50 AM
Nice work, Calamity, that Loonshrine is coming together nicely! Also love that painting shelf! I must content myself to store my minis in a box for now :P. I hope to get one of those crystal fortress cases and try those out.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: magenb on June 24, 2019, 12:43:08 AM
wow nice cabinet, the adjustable heights will come in handy too.
Title: Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
Post by: Looshkin on June 29, 2019, 04:29:52 AM
I'm super jealous of that cabinet. It'll look great once you've filled those shelves with painted minis.