For the Kingdom of Britannia, I knew I wanted something historically realistic, a camouflage scheme to break up the large flat areas, and a dirty, smoky, weathered look. But I couldn't make these ideas gel into a completed idea.
The Spartan Games community website really helped me get started, especially once I saw Maestro's work:
Maestro's KoB Fleet
Seeing these miniatures immediately got me going. This was the first camo scheme I really liked and the colours fit my dull, grey, dirty, realistic ideas. I knew I couldn't come up with anything this good, so I unashamedly copied it (thanks Maestro). I added more metallic colours, which made it a little more steampunky, and glowing green sturginium engines. Here is the first result, on the Tribal Class Cruisers.
I'm looking forwards to painting the rest of the fleet.