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Azusa, CA

Alrighty then after some advice i decided to start my own P&M blog and since ive recently started a salamanders army with a detachment of dragon claws from the black dragons chapter. In my salamanders army i use alot of lizardmen bitz since there arent many salamander icons/gear besides FW or chapterhouse and I just dont have the money to spend atm, so without futher delay on to the pictures.....this is my captain/vulcan substitute not much conversion but ive removed the eagles from the backpack and replaced them with saurus heads for a storm shield i used a saurus shield and the bottom of the spear shaft to add to the power sword to count it as a relic blade


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And yes i know my lighting is bad all i have is a desk light and a regular ceiling lamp
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The lighting's not actually all that bad IMO. Love the backpack. I'm a Salamanders fan so I'm eager to see what you do with it.

   
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Azusa, CA

There are more pics on the way just need to load them

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Ok so most of the army is already primed the only other with a basecoat is my dreadnaught......the dreadnaughts heavy bolter was cut off and replaced with a saurus head to represent the heavy flamer and the banner was made from the banner pole from the sm captain and the standard from the saurus box the imperial eagle from a rhino and random scrolls and seals
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And here is my rhino not much conversion i just didnt feel like paying for forge world just a cold one head split down the middle and glued to the doors
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Nice cheap conversions! though I guess you have to buy a box of saurus and coldones but you will probably still come out on top.

Can I suggest cutting a circle out of 1mm plasticard to base cold one head on? It will bring it out from the door a little more and give you somewhere to paint the black surround for the symbol as well as a place to pin all those purity seals!

Love the suarus heads on the captains backpack too, very class

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Azusa, CA

The lizardmen were from a failed attempt at starting fantasy thanks to my son sort of a reverse godzilla thing happened so all thats left are some saurus and some cold ones everything else was destroyed or traded away in the aftermath....didnt think of the plasticard i will try that next time

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hmmm..maybe even try GSing a scaled rim around a the plasticard base?

I like the use of the suarus shield on the captain as well, very cool

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Azusa, CA

Thanks after reading the salamanders section in the Index Astartes I was inspired by the 8 days of trials between vulcan and the emporer and thier final test was to go out and kill a salamander so I thought why not take it further and before each major promotion they go out and hunt another salamander and its head would be like a badge of honour so all my sgt.s have 1 head and the captain has the 2


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Thats it for tonight sincemy painting areais in my room as is my lil 1 and its bed time but 5 sniper scouts basecoated pics will be up 2moro

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BLACKHAND wrote:Can I suggest cutting a circle out of 1mm plasticard to base cold one head on? It will bring it out from the door a little more and give you somewhere to paint the black surround for the symbol as well as a place to pin all those purity seals!



Agreed. That is a good idea and widens your options.

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You know I think it looks fantastic, the use of the Heads on the Back pack and the storm shield just ooze's Salamanders. I think you've got the makings of an awesome and army there.

I would recommend covering the whole of Rhino Door (before gluing yeah I know not much use now!) with a rolled out 1.5mm layer of Greenstuff. Let it cure for 45mins and then trim off the excess and score in a scale Pattern (just find one you like online and copy it) it would be really easy as you are gently pulling a toothpick or whatever around the surface. Let it cure and file it slightly to neaten it up. Stick the Head in the middle and you've got FW beating quality.

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Thanks everyone for the advice and compliments it looks like i better get some green stuff and learn to use it lol

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Ok the sun is out and the kid is out playing so thought i would upload the scout pics...so far the 3 units that have been basecoated have only had 1 coat should another be added?
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And my bikes are now primed...instead of adding the saurus head onto the backpack this time i decided to replace the headlight with a saurus head
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Ooh, these are looking really nice. Great use of the WHFB bits.

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Here is a DIY light box thing I found today. Hope it helps.

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What box are the heads on the backpack from? Saurus?

It looks really nice.

   
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Thanks i figured i might as well do something with them since they were just laying around not being used


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@endova yea those are standard saurus heads

@malganess thanks for the tutorial ill try it out once i get some income lol

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And here are 5 of my 10 man dragon claw squad the blades on the arms are from some spare nid bitz from a player at my local GW some of the head spines are as well some of the others are the back spines from a few saurus (they didnt have their heads so they wouldnt miss the spines)
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I would try and put some Scale or Chameleon type scale on the Scouts they would look awesome.

Here is an example i did recent, where I took a cloak and made it look like fur. I think you could do something similiar on the Scouts Cloaks in Scales or hide.


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It was alot easier than I thought, however scales will require neatness and precision which makes it quite a bit harder...Worth the effort tho I think. Look up "Xenite" he has a brilliant Website on how to do Green Stuff and I asked his advice on PM on Dakka (quelle surprise he is down as Xenite!).
Your assault Marines look absolutely amazing, i would be very proud of those as original models.

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I was actually thinkin since they are camo cloaks i would paint them in a lava looking pattern since nocturne is a extremely active volcanic planet but i think i will do the scales on the cloak for my captain it would go with the shield...the fur came out nicely too and the model looks great ill definitely take a look at xenites stuff...thanks it was a pain trying to get the forehead spikes straight lol but its worth having 6s to hit cause a wound :p

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Going to be keeping an eye on this thread now.

Whatever you did on that last pic, you need to keep doing. Good lighting helps people make constructive comments on your minis


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So far I like what we see.

I will agree that scales will make scouts look better but I think that scales make everything look better so I guess Im biased with that.

Your assault squad has my main attention, Im unfamilar with the spines you used and like what I see but Im not sure of what Im seeing so paint them quick and give us pictures please.

   
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i really like your work.get some power lines on that big guys sword though.


 
   
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Whoa guys, this isn't my thread I was just showing what POLARI could do with some GS. I'm going to remove that pic.

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Thanks wolfshadow, 1-i and shingouki....besides my desk lamp and ceiling light all i did was turn the flash on my camera lol (didnt realize it was off) the spines on the arms are from some nid bitz another player gave to me some of the head spines as well the other head spines are from the back of a saurus


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Have you thought of using the army painter coloured primers for your salamanders?


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And dark Elf corsair cloaks from bits places.

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Azusa, CA

Actually no i havent thought of that but think i will try n pick up a can when the budget expands...yea ive looked into those was thinking for the command squad/veterans

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Thanks! ok so its been a busy weekend and wasnt able to get anything done but hopefully that will change today

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