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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #22 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
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #23 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)
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2017, 11:43:45 AM »
So quick update.  First some good news.  I have almost assembled my ironclad:



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.  If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.  :)

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #25 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!
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #26 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.

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.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #28 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!!

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #29 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.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #30 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, and I was wondering which one I should go with?  My gut says go with the helmet.
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #31 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?
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« Reply #32 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.  It's so much more ominous and cool looking.  8)

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2017, 06:44:50 AM »
Nice! The helmeted version looks sweet. How are you gonna paint them?
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #34 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:

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
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #35 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!
 

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #36 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 ;)
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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2017, 03:10:45 PM »
Look guys, Thunderers!

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.

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« Reply #38 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?

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Re: Captain Calamity's Kharadron Overlords
« Reply #39 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.
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