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Been Around the Block







Hey all!

I am taking a crack at Salamanders but I am finding it difficult to get a proper theory for painting them. Part of the problem is I don't have Warp Lightning or Nuln Oil and I can't go get more paints presently. I do have WAAAGH! green and Moot Green. Using Rajasthan Flesh for the base coat. I also have a non-citadel green but I feel like when I apply it to the guy it makes him look more dark angel, or at least not emerald enough.

I am thinking either of mixing that green with moot to brighten it up a bit, or fish through some cheaper acrylics I have.

Any suggestions?

The photos are with and without flash with low day light.
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"If your view life as a mission,
For truth and purity in vision,
You can become as the anointed,
And fade away from the disjointed."
- - I, Voyager by Nevermore 
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block







Actually I think I figured it out. How about this?
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"If your view life as a mission,
For truth and purity in vision,
You can become as the anointed,
And fade away from the disjointed."
- - I, Voyager by Nevermore 
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block







And here is the final product. Sufficient?
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"If your view life as a mission,
For truth and purity in vision,
You can become as the anointed,
And fade away from the disjointed."
- - I, Voyager by Nevermore 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Looks like a Salamander!

At the end of the day you need to find a system that gets you a mini that works for you. You don’t need to match the studio army exactly. Personally I paint my Ultras more of a rich sapphire blue than GW’s, but have seen people paint theirs from powder baby blue to almost black with blue highlights.

What I might suggest is going over him with some highlights or adding some shading. You say you don’t have access to new paints, so this is a step you could do later. Bang out a few squads now with what you have, and when you can grab a pot of nulan oil and go back and drop some in the crevasses. Or a brighter green and pop out the high points.

But while you wait for a supply drop, go forth and purge some heretics and xenos with a perfectly respectable paint job.

   
Made in gb
Rotting Sorcerer of Nurgle





Portsmouth UK

red can work well for shading green (& visa versa)

Check out my gallery here
Also I've started taking photos to use as reference for weathering which can be found here. Please send me your photos so they can be found all in one place!! 
   
 
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