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Offline Calamity

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2018, 12:31:15 PM »
So I went ahead and brightened up the Overlords.  Hopefully now they donít look like a big solid lump of darkness.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #121 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.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #122 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!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2018, 09:23:50 PM »
G'day, Cap!
Very nice, mate. They are going to look magic on the table.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #124 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!!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #125 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.  Iím really happy with these.  The standard seems to be staying consistent.  This one here is my favourite:



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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #126 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!

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #127 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!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #128 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:





The lighting in those pics isnít so good but I think the armour came out pretty well if I do say so myself.  ;D

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« Reply #129 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!

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2018, 07:34:42 PM »
Looking good there boss! Makes me want to start a KO force too!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #131 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!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #132 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.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #133 on: March 1, 2018, 05:07:10 AM »
Yeah great stuff :)

What's the recipe for your bronzey brass colour?
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #134 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.

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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.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #135 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!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #136 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.




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

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #137 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! 

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #138 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.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords (And Other Things)
« Reply #139 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.

 


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