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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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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