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Made in us
Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar





Southern California, USA

Well, well, well. After nearly 2 years I have finally finished my first fully painted 40k unit: This is a Salamanders tactical squad of the second company. Painted up to a decent tabletop quality.

Overall Squad:



Sergeant Petrakis:





Battle brothers:



Close up of the Plasma Gunner and the Grav Cannon operator:





The basing scheme is an arid scrubland. Most people go with a volcanic basing scheme for Salamanders but I wanted something more muted so it doesn't distract from the actual models. As for why there is a distinct lack of flamers? Well, it's because I glued the squad together before I knew what I wanted to do with the army haha. I assure you I have some tactical bodies in reserve and in the future there will be some burning goodness. Besides, Plasma is still a kind of heat weapon, no?

Next up is this Venerable Dread and this Lieutenant I kitbashed. I am now at the point with my bits where I can stick together a complete marine by digging around.

The reason the dreadnought looks minty green is because he was stripped after I botched up a primer job. Tip for you fine folks out there: Army Painter spray primers need to be held a lot closer to the model than most other aersol paint sprayers. I used the typical distance I do for GW sprays and it left a gritty finish.

Lieutenant "I point at things therefore I am in charge" Guy:


Minty Fresh Dreadnought:


Comments and criticisms welcomed! I won't be offended if you call out my mistakes. I always want to improve!

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2018/04/06 21:18:34


Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Sharp looking squad. How do you do your green?

Like the LT build.

Have you tried PCs on dreads in 8th yet? I was wondering if they were worth it now, they do look cool, but always underpreformed in the past.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar





Southern California, USA

 Nevelon wrote:
Sharp looking squad. How do you do your green?

Like the LT build.

Have you tried PCs on dreads in 8th yet? I was wondering if they were worth it now, they do look cool, but always underpreformed in the past.


Thank you! The green was done with a spray primer of AP Greenskin along with an overall layer of AP Greenskin. Then I washed all the recessed areas, cleaned up and then highlighted with moot green. It's a simple and effective paint scheme that I adapted from Duncan's Salamanders tutorial which I recommend any prospective son of vulkan to check out.

I haven't actually played any games of 8th yet. I'm waiting to get a small force fully painted before I do. But I've heard good things and... well, really if I wanted to go fully competitive I'd take an Ironclad.

I really like the lieutenant too. I'm glad Games Workshop brought them back because they present a fun modelling project as they are officers who aren't quite as fancy as Captains but fancier than tacticals. That plus their wide variety of options makes kitbashing them a real treat.

Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar





Southern California, USA

I've taken some better pictures of my marines using the lighting tutorial from GW. I think I should acquire some daylight bulbs and a second desk lamp because, well, the shadows are pretty heavy but for now this will do!

Plasma Gunner:



Sergeant:




Regular Brother Astartes:
















Grav-Cannon Operator:


I also did a lot of cleaning up in between the OP and these photos. Turns out a lot of mistakes will be exposed once you shine a desk lamp on them!


Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar





Southern California, USA

Holy lack of updates Batman! Yeah, this semester has been poop with a constant barrage of essays and tests. But I managed to sneak in enough painting hours to get this Ven dread done. I might get a flamer arm for him at some point.






This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/12/12 20:08:04


Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Good to see you still at it. Dread came out great!

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar





Southern California, USA

So, I got the bug to paint some historicals. Here is the humble start to my late war German army! An 8 man squad of Heer Grenadiers. They're WLG miniatures for those who are curious.








And here are new* additions to my Space Marine army!

Salamanders Lt.



Salamanders Scout Squad




Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
Made in nz
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Wellington, NZ

I dig your salamanders! Refreshing to see some not based on weird lava ground. Your paint work gives them a nice, traditional finish. Subbed (P.S Formerly Salamanders but still Salamanders had me going for a long while there )

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Made in us
Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar





Southern California, USA

@Nevelon

Thank you! It's just one of the four dreads I have to paint. I might do some other weapon arms too.

@LDP

I appreciate it! I thought about doing lava but I decided to do something a little different for my Salamanders. I based the basing on the local deserts in SoCal. Sort of an arid scrubland. The painting scheme is based on the WHTV painting guide to Salamanders. It was a huge challenge for me since this is the first army that I ever edge highlighted. Btw I'm a big fan of your Ultras.

Next up is a Rhino/Razorback. The model is 99% done I just have to apply a matt varnish to it because I gloss coated some panes to apply the decals. Then it's a tactical squad and a librarian.

Btw, my brush is kind of... not so good anymore. Can anyone recommend me some new brushes? Specifically one to do eyes because the army painter brush I got is kind sucky for it.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2018/04/07 02:30:58


Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
 
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