Thursday 20 April 2017

Kharadron Overlords: Arkanauts WIP

Hello Everyone,

Just a really quick post from me today (Busy day!) to show you the progress I have been making on my Arkanauts. I do really like this kit and GW have managed to include a lot of character in these sculpts!

So I have been toying around with a few different paint schemes for these guys over the past few weeks. I originally wanted to have the main colour of the army as a light blue colour to match my Dispossessed Warden King, however, once painted I changed my mind as I didn't think the blue really worked on the Arkanauts.


I chose to go with the main colour scheme used by GW which has the burgundy coloured clothing and tan coloured straps. I chose to go with this scheme because I am always wanting to find ways to improve my painting, so using the box art and other artwork I have been able to copy the techniques and colours used.

It is a tricky scheme to get right and I had to figure out how to get the straps to look as they do on the box art. I had to use a base of Zandri Dust, Seraphim Sepia Wash, a 50/50 mix of Zandri Dust and Ushbati Bone and then a edge highlight of Ushbati bone. I may also include a final highlight of Screaming Skull.

So I am hoping to keep improving on this scheme as I go and I'll hopefully have another Arkanaut painted by the next time I get to post!

Thanks again,

Aveinus Kaane


  1. Looks really cool! You've got more depth in your colours then the GW Barak-Nar. I believe that's Batak-Nar..... how do you like the rules/code?

    I have received my pre-orders; 3 Frigates, 3 Companies of Arkanauts and a Admirak. Starting construction today! My dream is to run an Irok Sky battalion with a Grundstock Escort wing....... I've got 2 boxes of Thunderers and 3 Grundstock Gunnhaulers pre-ordered.

    I'm leaning towards the Barak-Zon for my collection. I like their amendaments for the Iron Aky Battalion. I just have to wait for some Skywardens!

    I'm keen on the narrative! My force is going to be about an up and coming junior Captain who just stole his Admiralship after successfully leading a mutinee....... the former Admiral was found stealing shares....(convienently)

    1. Thanks Zak! Yeah I've tried to copy the box art and the models they have on display at warhammer world. There's a lot more stages to the scheme than they put in the books tutorial so I've had to use screamer pink with a nuln oil wash and then mix screamer up to the pink horror highlight gradually!

      I've mainly chose this faction for the colour scheme but I think the anti magic will be good against tzeentch or slyvaneth armies. Although if that doesn't work I'll just use the code table and make my own faction!

      Nice! A big order! I'll be running the iron sky battalion I think, being able to fire twice with the frigates in the first turn is pretty good. Other than that I actually prefer the erdinriggers with a drill cannon. Some good range and the saws are good in combat when they hit of course!

      Haha sounds like a great theme! I'm looking at adding in some dispossessed so I may come up with a narrative around that :)