Over the past 10 years I sadly abandoned them and tried my hand a few others (Iron Hands, Iron Warriors, Death Guard, Iron Hands again, Grey Knights, Imperial Guard, Blood Angels, Black Templars...) the list goes on, but I learned a few new techniques (i.e. not to just paint one colour and then apply flock...)
I read the awesome Helsreach and had this overwhelming desire to create an army, something which I thought would never happen again - so I dug out some old Templar parts, ordered some of the Forge World stuff and got cracking, however, something didn't feel quite right. I then read the Salamander novel whilst on holiday and it hit me, it wasn't Templars that I had the desire to build after reading Helsreach, it was the Salamanders - They were awesome.
Then a good few weeks ago I saw the new LPC thread and entered my vow - 1 Tactical Marine, 1 Assault Marine, 1 Sternguard Veteran and 1 Venerable Dreadnought (I know what you're thinking, but I'm most certainly not the quickest painter in the world!!)
So here is my progress so far...
My Tactical Marine is pretty much completed, may add a few extra flame details on him (Badab part 2 has some great ideas in it) There are a couple of other shots of him in my gallery (Back and side)
Next I'm painting my Assault Sergeant (at the moment I've pretty much completed the green, am now working on the metallics)
The Sternguard is next, he hasn't even been undercoated... After reading the article about Armour in the Badab book, I decided to give him the Mk 8 torso and shoulder pads to show he is a well honoured member of the chapter.
Finally the Dreadnought, again, he isn't undercoated and I've since added a front plate to the sarcophagus for extra detail.
As it was Armageddon that got me back into things, there will be some Ork parts on the base (but not so much it looks like I've just glued the contents of my bitz box to the base...)
All comments and critique more than welcome, especially areas I can improve on (The highlights look much better in real life, especially the scorched barrel of the Melta gun, it's just the iPhone camera is not my friend when it comes to taking photo's of anything GW related, damn you Apple...)
Edited by keith, 26 March 2011 - 03:46 PM.