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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

*EDIT* - Going to keep this thread going post Salamanders as somewhere to post pics of other things I (very slowly) work on...

Thought I'd actually try a blog thread for my current army project - A 1500pt Salamanders army!

Aiming to make these some of the best models I've painted, so putting a little extra effort in. Going for Forge World Mark IV heads/torsos (the Red Scorpions conversion kit gives pretty good value) and Dark Arts lava bases.

The "fluff" for my army is a small but battle-hardened force accompanying Vulkan He'Stan in his search for chapter relics, I'm giving all the tac marines terminator honour shoulder pads to try and indicate some kind of veteran status, also to avoid too much shoulder pad freehand .

My first finished squad is a 5-man unit of scouts with Pig Iron heads (HATE the plastic scout heads, but the rest of the models are great):


On the painting table at the moment is an AOBR Dreadnought (WIP), tarted up with some FW brass Salamanders symbols:


After that I have lined up my first 5 Tactical marines:


Then a Rhino:


Also worth showing a pic of is my Vulkan He'Stan model that I bought on eBay a couple of years ago - No idea who sculpted it, but I love it - I have now replaced the head with a FW Mark IV head to tie in with the rest of the force:



Hoping that FW bring out a CC variant of the Tartaros terminator armour, as they will tie in beautifully with the rest of my Mark IV marines...

Hope to have a further update soon, any comments gratefully received!

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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Finished the 1st Dreadnought:





   
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Hard-Wired Sentinel Pilot





Usually somewhere in England

Very cool stuff - the Salamanders have a great fluff and your models are definitely doing it justice so far! Keep it up.

The pig iron heads are a really good fit for the scouts too (their heads work well for IG vets, but don't seem to work for Space Marines.

Cheers Laney
   
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Like it, look forward to more...




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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Got my first Tactical marine finished to act as a template for the rest:





Next job is to finish the rest of the combat squad...

   
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader






Reading, England

Really well painted i have seen lots of salamanders armies spring up recently, but this is one of the better ones, keep going

Young Logan

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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Thanks - Planning to stick at this army until it's done, unlike all my other projects

   
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Know how you feel nifty idea for the Scout heads have to admit they definitely benefit from it far more than the Cadians.

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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader






Reading, England

Slinky wrote:Thanks - Planning to stick at this army until it's done, unlike all my other projects


I do the same thing, but trying to stick to my wolves till i have at least a legal painted force, looking forward to more updates

Young Logan

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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Mini-Update

Have now finished 3/5 of the combat squad I am working on, no pics, will post pics once all 5 are done...

   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Update - Have now finished the 1st combat squad of Tactical Marines:



And here's a pic of what's finished so far:



Next up, the Rhino

   
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UK

Mini Update

Work has been slowed by the arrival of mini-Slinky #2

However I got back into the swing tonight and got some more work done on the Rhino, still a fair bit left to do though...

   
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Staying on target.....

Congratulations!!! Very good new indeed

The salamanders are looking very smart, keep it up!

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I concur, that a flipping great. I'd go as far as saying that is the coolest looking SM squad I think I have ever seen.

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I would hazard a guess, that this might be somehow related to your Vulkan? Nice looking stuff here btw. look forwards to seeing more from you.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/126544-Salamanders%2C%20Space%20Marines%2C%20Vulcan.html


   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Brother-Captain Scotti wrote:Congratulations!!! Very good new indeed

The salamanders are looking very smart, keep it up!


ceorron wrote:I concur, that a flipping great. I'd go as far as saying that is the coolest looking SM squad I think I have ever seen.


Thanks, guys

J-paint wrote:I would hazard a guess, that this might be somehow related to your Vulkan? Nice looking stuff here btw. look forwards to seeing more from you.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/126544-Salamanders%2C%20Space%20Marines%2C%20Vulcan.html



Yeah, that's definitely him in the process of being sculpted - thank you, will try to find out more!

   
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UK

Got my Rhino with Chapterhouse Studios door set finished:




Next up, the 2nd Dreadnought...

   
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UK

Mini-update - Been slow going but Dread #2 is prolly 2/3 finished, hopefully have finished pics to show off soon...

   
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Texas

Very nice lava effects. Its also nice to see more helmet scout marines. They cant always go to battle without a helmet of sorts, especially in hazardous environments

 
   
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UK

Haven't really had any time for painting owing to parental responsibility and general sleepiness

I have, however, managed to assemble the next 5 marines, and the Land Raider with added bling from Chapterhouse and Forge World brass:


   
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UK

Well, the mini-Slinky is now 2 months old, things are settling down a bit and I've managed to get the brushes out

Dreadnought #2 is complete:



Next up, 5 more Tac marines to complete Tac squad #1 - Hopefully the next update will be a bit sooner this time

   
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UK

Forgot to mention, had a slight panic last week when my ancient pot of Citadel Hobgoblin Orange (bought in about 1990 ) finally proved unusable (turns out there was a tear in the lid so it had dried out enough to be beyond saving). This was one of the main colours I was using for the lava bases

Got a pot of "Fire Dragon Bright", which seems a close enough match. Phew.

   
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UK

Mini-Update

3 out of 5 of the Tac marines are finished, pics to follow once they are all done...

   
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Netherlands

Nice painting, and I like that they all have mk IV heads. Keep going

   
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UK

They are done!

Struggled to get a good pic as the sergeant's white helmet kept reflecting the flash...



And here's a pic of what's done so far all together:



A massive 510 points!

Next up, Vulkan He'Stan.

   
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Thanet, Kent

This is just pure awesome sauce! Wow

Keeping an eye on this from now on

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Hawaii

It's a small force, but that is some nice painting. Looking forward to seeing He'stan painted up sometime.

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Lynnwood Washington USA

I am liking the lava bases. Dark Arts?

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UK

deathstreak2000 wrote:This is just pure awesome sauce! Wow

Keeping an eye on this from now on


Dicrel Seijin wrote:It's a small force, but that is some nice painting. Looking forward to seeing He'stan painted up sometime.


Thanks, guys Vulkan is progressing slowly, like all my painting, but I have made a start

Rabid Ferret wrote:I am liking the lava bases. Dark Arts?


Yep, I highly recommend them, and the painting tutorial on their website really helped me out too

   
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UK

Vulkan He'stan is done!



Next up, Land Raider (lascannon pattern as I felt my army needed a bit more long-range firepower).

   
 
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