Salamanders Complete! #thedailypaint

Finished up the Salamanders just in time to pre order this:

Codex: Space Marines Limited Edition (Salamanders)

Codex: Space Marines Limited Edition (Salamanders)

Really looking forward to the 6th Edition C:SM update!

I added the etched brass metal bits from Forge World to all of the Salamander units.

Squad 1 (4th Company) Banner

Squad 1 (4th Company) Banner

I also got all the guys based in cork with added vegetation.

Basing Complete

Basing Complete

Got the Razorbacks painted up to go with my other vehicles.

Razorbacks

Razorbacks

Shoulder pads and shoulder pads and shoulder pads…

Lots of Troops

Lots of Troops

Shiny!

Finished Sternguard

Finished Sternguard

Took a break to put together a Stormraven Gunship. An easy 230pts to add to the army come Apocalypse time.

Stormraven Break

Stormraven Break

Packing up for the tourney tomorrow.

Packing Up

Packing Up

Avistew finished up the drop pod fire for me and I added lots of brass bits.

Finished Drop Pod

Finished Drop Pod

Salamanders

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Salamander Army Update #thedailypaint

It’s another big update! Been working furiously throughout the weekend. Trying to get 1850 points or Salamander Space Marines table-quality ready for the tournament on the 1st of September.

First, I got the Razorbacks all primed up and the scale panels added and primed.

Razorbacks

Razorbacks

Secondly, I got the scales on thr Drop Pod painted on and added a couple of coats of Snot green to the ribs.

Drop Pod Getting Scaled

Drop Pod Getting Scaled

Drop Pod w/ Added Snot Green

Drop Pod w/ Added Snot Green

I wanted to show the progression from the Caliban Green to the 3 layers of Snot Green on some Marines.

Salamander Space Marines Getting Color

Salamander Space Marines Getting Color

Here are one squad of Sternguard from the 1st Company and three squads of Tactical Marines from 4th Company.
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Sternguard

Sternguard

Squad 1 w/ Multi-melta

Squad 1 w/ Multi-melta

Squad 2 w/ Rocket Launcher

Squad 2 w/ Rocket Launcher

Squad 3 w/ Rocket Launcher

Squad 3 w/ Rocket Launcher

Getting some black back pack action going.

Squad 3 w/ Black Backpacks

Squad 3 w/ Black Backpacks

Lastly, Just waned to show off my Salamander Librarian. It started with a Lord Inquisitor with a power sword; it ended up A librarian with a force stave made from his force sword and the bits from a Necron Deathmark rifle.

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave (Cape)

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave (Cape)

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Land Raider Update #thedailypaint

Got this done before getting to sleep last night. I think all that’s left are the muddy tracks and other dirt-slop up the sides of this beast.

Next comes the “ripped off side sponsors” debris that shows up when you remove weapons from the tank.

Land Raider Progress (front)

Land Raider Progress (front)

Land Raider Progress (close up on crew)

Land Raider Progress (close up on crew)

Land Raider Progress (angled)

Land Raider Progress (angled)

Land Raider Progress (rear)

Land Raider Progress (rear)

Land Raider Progress (side)

Land Raider Progress (side)

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Large Update (picture heavy)

I’ve been working on my Salamanders like crazy lately. First off, I received my Salamander shoulder pads from Forge World yesterday and I added them to the Sternguard. That should be the last pieces for the Sternguard.

Lots of troops and Sternguard

Lots of troops and Sternguard

Second, I added some “flat rounded stone”-textured plasticard to the recesses on the Rhino/Razorback tank hulls. (I also received some Rhino front panels from Forge World but they are not pictured.)

Adding scales to the Rhinos/Razorbacks

Adding scales to the Rhinos/Razorbacks

Lastly, I started working on the much-neglected Land Raider. This guy has been sitting, half-painted for over a year. The initial thing I did what cut out some “flat rounded stone”-textured plasticard and add that to the the tank’s hull. I then added some better struts inside the weapon doors with additional magnets to hold the side sponsons on. After that I painted the “scales” and then added some highlights to the rest of the tank and crew. I rounded it all out with some Boltgun Metal drybrushed onto the weapons, engine, tatical gear and sunk in hull pieces.

Scales added to the Land Raider

Scales added to the Land Raider

Testing my scale painting out

Testing my scale painting out

Masking and priming the scales

Masking and priming the scales

Adding some yellow

Adding some yellow

Adding some orange

Adding some orange

Adding some more orange

Adding some more orange

Adding some red

Adding some red

Finally, adding some black

Finally, adding some black

Backed off view of Land Raider with Scales

Backed off view of Land Raider with Scales

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights (angle #2)

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights (angle #2)

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Getting a Late Start

Not as far along as I would have liked this evening. (My new job is really kicking my ass.)

Updates:

Unpainted Squad

Unpainted Squad

Sergeant with Combi-Melta

Sergeant with Combi-Melta


I am really excited about the new Space Marines. So Excited in fact that I picked up some more odds and ends from Forge World this morning.

ETCHED BRASS SALAMANDERS SYMBOLS

ETCHED BRASS SALAMANDERS SYMBOLS

SALAMANDERS RHINO DOORS AND FRONT PLATE

SALAMANDERS RHINO DOORS AND FRONT PLATE

SALAMANDERS MARINE SHOULDER PADS

SALAMANDERS MARINE SHOULDER PADS

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Adding Final Touches to Exorcists or The Devil’s in the Details

Avistew put together some really nice free-hand Fleur-de-lis and Inquisition symbols for the tops of my Exorcist Missile Launchers:

Fleur-de-lis and Inquisition Symbols

Fleur-de-lis and Inquisition Symbols

She also did some details on my Exorcist banners. I did the red corners and the Micron pen squiggles and Avistew did everything else.

Exorcists in Formation

Exorcists in Formation

Exorcists Banner 1

Exorcists Banner 1

Exorcists Banner 2

Exorcists Banner 2

Exorcists Banner 3

Exorcists Banner 3

I decided to add some gore to my lead Exorcist tank and I just so happened to have some extra bits from my Custom Sisters of Battle project to do just that.

Daemonette Chum

Daemonette Chum

Daemonette Chum on Lead Exorcist

Daemonette Chum on Lead Exorcist

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Mud Effects for Sisters of Battle (Updated) #thedailypaint

Added some Scorched Brown, Graveyard Earth and Skrag Brown (in that order) to the heavily muddied bottoms of my Sisters of Battle tanks.

At this point I’m gonna call them officially (almost) done and move back to my kitbashed Sisters of Battle.

Really, I just need to work on details as think of them.

Sisters of Battle Tank (Showcasing top highlights)

Sisters of Battle Tank (Showcasing top highlights)

Sisters of Battle Tank (Showcasing mud highlights)

Sisters of Battle Tank (Showcasing mud highlights)

Sisters of Battle Tank (Showcasing assembly)

Sisters of Battle Tank (Showcasing assembly)

Sisters of Battle Tanks In Formation

Sisters of Battle Tanks In Formation

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Exorcist Banners and Filthy Tanks #thedailypaint

Worked on some banners for my trifecta of Sister of Battle Exorcists.

Exorcist Banner

Exorcist Banner

Exorcist Banner

Exorcist Banner

Exorcist Banners

Exorcist Banners

Here’s the can I used to mix up my Russian Earth (PO34) MIG Pigment with Liquitex Resin Sand. I also added a swirl of Dark Mud (PO33) but you can barely tell that it’s there.

Can O' Pigment

Can O’ Pigment

I’m gonna be adding lots of layers of dry-brushed paint to the mud.

Filthy Tanks

Filthy Tanks

Filthy Tanks

Filthy Tanks

Filthy Tanks

Filthy Tanks

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More Tanks #thedailypaint and New Sisters of Battle (Greenstuff Robes)

Just sitting here watching Last Resort on Hulu and painting on my Sisters of Battle tanks.

My trifecta of edge highlighting colors include (All from the new Citadel line of paints):
Altdorf Guard Blue
Temple Guard Blue
White Scar

I also painted the iconography bits on the front and sides with Tin Bitz and all the trim on the tanks are in a few thin but opaque coats of Mephicton Red.

My previous project (New Sister of Battle figures) is on hold for a bit as I’m missing some bits. I have my heads on order from Hasslefree Miniatures.

The biggest gripe about the new minis is the greenstuff robes. Here’s a couple of pics to show the robs I put together for the minis.


Bear in mind that the back of the torso is still very much Dark Eldar but when I glue on a back pack all will come together.

What I rally need to find are just a boat load (60 or so) of the female Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior torsos (there are only 3 per box of 10) and the same goes for their legs. On top of that, there are only two Daemonette corsets that fit the SoB and lack the Slaaneshi iconography in a box of ten Daemonettes.

All told, the cost per mini sits at: ~$50
That doesn’t include about 1-2 hours of labor assembling each.

Itemized list:
Two boxes (Kabalite Warriors and Daemonettes): $30 each ($60)
Backpacks from the metal SoB troops: $17 for 3 ($5.75)
The heads from Hasslefree Miniatures: £4.00 + S&H ($12)
Bolters from Forgeworld: £11.00 + S&H for 10 ($3 each)
Greenstuff (when not buying in bulk) per robe/tabbard: $0.12
New bag of Styrene Plastic: $8

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