@ Saim-Dann & Killersquid
Thanks guys! If these make you want to do Overlords, then I'm doing it right.
Thank you! I really appreciate that!
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.
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.