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 aren’t 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. I’m still at a loss as to what to do for the bases but that is one idea I’m considering.
Update, I did tinker with the khemist ever so slightly:
Just to bring up the detail. His suit is more detailed than the regulars and it would be a shame to hide that. Also, more Arkanauts:
This is almost one half of third company. The first model is the captain. I gave him a head from the Skywarden kit. My first Overlord conversion. The last one is the skypike user minus his weapon. They’ve taken me all day to do. I regret to say I’m finding painting these a chore now.
I have started work on assembling my last company too, to break up the monotony. Here’s the captain:
That’s another Skywarden head. Also, since this guy is going to be the leader of my iron sky squadron, I’ve given him a little extra. As well as having a volley pistol over the usual flare gun, I’ve 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 wasn’t right. Plus...I think it’s slighty too silly.
It bothers me that I’ve 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 I’ll get there, eventually.
Also one last thing. I’ve taken to numbering by troops bases:
This will help me keep the right models together, because I’m ocd like that.