Category: Salamanders

Salamander boarding Terminators 3

Salamander boarding Terminators

The first prototype Terminator of an intended 15(!) made his way to the painting table this weekend. I’m toying with the idea of a green-gold plate for the first company – Fire drakes. Currently the paint is more of a metallic green, but rather than blend it all further into gold, I’m hoping to pick out details and freehand patterns in the armour with pure gold.

All the models will be mounted on space hulk looking bases as the whole force is aimed at ship boarding games for various upcoming events. I’ll be doing a bit more research into base ideas after I’m happy with this first model, but for now a bit of CoD flooring did the job.

I intentionally used a chaos power fist for this model as it looks more bestial – something I feel the Salamanders could work into their imagery. The skull on the hand will be painted to look dragon-like.

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Rebooting old projects: Salamanders

Only 10 days have passed since I tried to outline my project plans for 2011. Already I’ve deviated from that course – not surprising!

I find the best motivation to be pressure from deadlines and upcoming events. It seems there will at least two pre-Heresy events that I’d like to attend in 2011:

1. Age of the Emperor (AOTE5), run by the Tempus Fugitives.

2. A strongly-hinted ship-boarding focused event ran by the Great Crusade.

Legion of the Damned as Salamanders 1

Legion of the Damned as Salamanders

I decided to put my money where my mouth…was. I bought a Legion of the Damned marine yesterday and decided to kit him out for my pre-Heresy Salamanders. Multimeltas are hard to come by with only 1 per Devastator pack, so the choice of model was easy.

Reluctantly I didn’t make any changes to the model, but did use a different backpack. To fit with the rest of my Salamanders I made him my usual backpack build and kept the metal pack for another project.