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Offline Calamity

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #360 on: September 20, 2019, 12:29:47 PM »
Hi guys!  So sorry for the complete lack of activity here.  Thatís real life getting in the way again.  ;D

Iím aiming to get back into it asap.  So with that in mind, I got all these:



And Iím not aiming to leave them unmade for ages, so I got right on it:



I should have wiped the table down first.  ::)

Anyway, Iíve also got some that are very nearly finished in the painted department too, so expect them very soon.  :)

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #361 on: September 20, 2019, 12:41:14 PM »
Huzzah, glad to see you back, Calamity ;D, you were definitely missed! Loving the sight of all of those Gitz!!! The assembled ones are looking great!

Cannot wait to see some of this stuff painted!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #362 on: September 21, 2019, 03:30:52 PM »
Nice to see you back Calamity and with great little gitz. I still haven't finished painting mine and can't wait to see yours.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #363 on: October 1, 2019, 06:05:53 PM »
Thanks guys!  I missed you lot too!  ;D

Just some quick updates; I finished building some Squig Hoppers and Fanatics Iíve had laying around for entirely too long:




And I can now show off nearly the whole army as it currently stands:





Not pictured, the Cauldron, the Spiderswarm, and my Squig Gobba.  Thatís going to take some serious prep to do right.

Wow, so much grey plastic needing painted.  :o

Oh, and something else too.  Iíve preordered the Cities Of Sigmar book, and itís inspired me to go dig out these guys:



Some old metal Dogs Of War I bought years ago, in the days of 5th ed 40k.  Specifically, Pizarroís Lost Legion.  Always wanted to do something with them.  Now I might get my chance!  Only problem is, theyíre rare and expensive. And I recently missed my opportunity to get some more, which have now all sold.  Definitely a one off I think.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #364 on: October 1, 2019, 08:07:38 PM »
My my my....wish you lived around here. We could so team up. I even have a colossal squig.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #365 on: October 1, 2019, 08:59:27 PM »
Brilliant army, Calamity, you're making me jealous that I sold mine lol!!!

Cannot wait to see you paint some of them up, especially the Squigs.

Everything is looking glorious!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #366 on: October 1, 2019, 09:22:05 PM »
love the squig and fanatics :)

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #367 on: October 2, 2019, 07:30:32 AM »
My my my....wish you lived around here. We could so team up. I even have a colossal squig.

Weíd be unbeatable!  8)

Is the colossal squig any good?

Brilliant army, Calamity, you're making me jealous that I sold mine lol!!!

Cannot wait to see you paint some of them up, especially the Squigs.

Everything is looking glorious!

Thank you MyeníTal.  ;D  Yeah I canít wait to get painting them up too.  I think Iíll try the new technical paints for the squigs.  Actually itís a shame that they came out literally just after I bought all the regular paints, otherwise I think Iíd be using them on everyone!

love the squig and fanatics :)


Thanks magenb! ^^

Still pondering if I should use or sell those Dog Of War minis too.  Theyíre great, unique, but kinda impractical because I canít really buy any more.


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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #368 on: October 2, 2019, 11:44:39 AM »
It's always nice to see some of the old dogs of war, and those goblins look like a lot of fun to build as well.

Getting more DoW miniatures could be difficult, but perhaps you could mix in some other miniatures? If you don't mind 3rd party stuff I'm sure you can find spanish pikemen in a similar scale.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #369 on: January 13, 2020, 06:09:06 PM »
Sorry for the lack of activity folks.  Itís mostly due to work.  Itís consuming my life atm, but Iím working on changing that asap.  In the meantime, Iím wondering if I can get some advice.

With the release of their new book, Iím looking to bring my overlords out of hiatus.  I was patiently awaiting it for years.  And that means painting them again.  But I need to speed up the process, and that means contrast paints.

It should fairly easy to switch over to them yes?  If you can remember my scheme itís metallic green plate over grey overalls for the troops, metallic green and ivory hulls for the ships, and the glowing bits are blue. 

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #370 on: January 13, 2020, 06:32:41 PM »
Should be simple enough! If you're wanting a metallic effect, base the parts of your mini that you want with that effect up to the brightest silver or gold possible.

Silver and gold produce different looks with the same contrast paint.

Remember you can thin contrast with medium to build up in layers (recommended), and you can also mix different colors to produce different shades. All of the Green Colors are distinctly different hues, and you may need to mix in some other colors to produce a particular shade.

For ivory, I am not certain, though I would recommend looking at videos that talk about Apothecary white.

Don't use water with contrast!!!

Good luck! Let us know if you have more questions! :)
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #371 on: January 14, 2020, 12:13:35 AM »
Hey, Calamity! How are you?... besides busy I mean.
Have never used contrast paints as yet so I am no help to you. You're going to have a hoot painting those squiggs, mate. can't wait to see the end results... Pointy ears forever!!
 

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #372 on: January 14, 2020, 10:17:02 AM »
My my my....wish you lived around here. We could so team up. I even have a colossal squig.

Yes sir, the colossal is a tank. Really love watching him go.

Weíd be unbeatable!  8)

Is the colossal squig any good?

Brilliant army, Calamity, you're making me jealous that I sold mine lol!!!

Cannot wait to see you paint some of them up, especially the Squigs.

Everything is looking glorious!

Thank you MyeníTal.  ;D  Yeah I canít wait to get painting them up too.  I think Iíll try the new technical paints for the squigs.  Actually itís a shame that they came out literally just after I bought all the regular paints, otherwise I think Iíd be using them on everyone!

love the squig and fanatics :)


Thanks magenb! ^^

Still pondering if I should use or sell those Dog Of War minis too.  Theyíre great, unique, but kinda impractical because I canít really buy any more.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #373 on: April 13, 2020, 05:33:14 PM »
Hi guys.  Hope youíre all keeping safe out there at the moment.  Again, sorry for the lack of activity.  Itís still work, but Iím working on that.  Hereís what Iíve been up to; painting my marine captain:



This mini demonstrates how rusty Iíve gotten at painting during this big lapse.  Iím not happy with how the blue came out, itís a bit too thick in places imo...and Iíve painted up his base in the wrong colour.  :P

But I think these can be rectified, and I hope to finish him tomorrow.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #374 on: April 13, 2020, 07:39:59 PM »
Nice to see you back. The colors on your model look nice and I know how to thick can be, going thru that on some of mine, old paints tend to do this to me. On another note, I got the gloomspite collect box, oh the models are exquisite, the trolls, so many options. The squigs all have their own personalities. I got them built and primed just need to start paint. Well back to TV show. Ttyl
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #375 on: May 5, 2020, 06:11:29 PM »
I look forward to seeing your gitz Dread!  :)

Also Iíve almost finished the Captain:




Just his base to finish.  There was a minor panic when some of the texture paint got on his leg but after some cleaning he now just looks dusty, which is actually kind of a bonus in a way!  ;D

Not happy with the chapter badge though:



Did not turn out well at all.  Might have went too fast with that one.  :P

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #376 on: May 5, 2020, 07:56:07 PM »
I think it looks good. Maybe put a light grey then come back with white, that's how I fix that problem.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #377 on: May 5, 2020, 08:25:51 PM »
Wow! Super nice I love it. Great scheme and super clean paint job. Keep rocking Tangi!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #378 on: May 5, 2020, 08:38:52 PM »
Agree with the others, he looks like he's coming along quite well.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #379 on: May 6, 2020, 01:57:27 PM »
Hey Cap, I'm glad to see your creative juices firing again. That Captain looks sweet. It's a terrific model (I hope you enjoyed painting him as much as I did!) and I think you've done it justice. The golds are really nice and the cape is well done. I know you were worried about the blues, but they look good. As for the chapter badge, it's not up to your usual high standard, but I think with a touch of edge highlighting to clean it up a little, it'll start to pop.

Great work man, I'm looking forward to seeing some more.
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