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I Am Legion's Salamanders MKII

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Way back in the day I began a Salamanders army, as they are my second favorite army next to Blood Angels.  However due to a GW painting contest I couldn't attend, I had my friend go in my place, and when all was said and done, they told my friend to take the models back in a plastic bag, and he forgot about them in his trunk, so they got horribly ruined........Keep in mind that my Salamanders were on display at the store for a couple months prior.  I don't know why they couldn't just stick them back into the display....

 

AAAAAAAAANNNYYYYWWWWAAAYYYYYYY

 

So 5 years later, I really want to restart the army.  Hopefully I can do an even better job on the painting as well smile.png  I plan to make it super fluffy, but playable, so magnetizing everything obviously.  I just ordered Vulkan He'stan, and I got the new tactical squad, along with the new sternguard.  TIME TO KITBASH!!!!! RRAAWWWRRRR

 

I will post a few pics sometime tomorrow morning of the 5 Tactical dudes I got started.  Now, I ask my fellow Brothers to give me any ideas on campaign markings and such.  Oh yeah, by the way, this is going to be a campaigning force, so lots of gear, dusty armour, and ripped dirty cloaks!  Also, what sort of bases should I do?  I was thinking of a nice white sandy beach with jet black rocks with bright green foliage smile.png  Or a nice tundra sort of look.  I did the lava thing last time, and don't really want to do that again, but I am open to any suggestions!!  I was also considering doing the second company, as it looks nicest.  

 

These are my old Salamanders from 5 years back:

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Well, let me know, and hopefully this long weekend I can get started and hopefully finished the armour at the very least.


Edited by I am Legion, 10 October 2013 - 03:45 AM.

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The pic is a little small, but it looks like you have some nice conversion work going on their.

 

Any chance of some close-ups?


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When I first started researching salamanders years back I saw those on a google search and have always thought they were really awesome. Can't wait to see the new stuff man.


Miniatures of mine that I have managed to snap pictures of. http://s776.photobuc.../?sort=3&page=1


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Sure thing smile.png

 

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Wow, thanks Skawolf.  Nice to see a fellow BA here :)


Edited by I am Legion, 10 October 2013 - 04:09 AM.

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Jon Woo with true grit??

 

hard to top that really... well we could get a land raider redeemer and some pyrotechnics... running over some heretics... oh yeah feel that purging goodness



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ok so this is my first 5 Tactical Marines.  Only 2 special weapons (Melta and flamer), and sergeant has a bolter, Combi-Melta, Combi-Flamer, Bolt pistol, Power Sword, and Power Fist.

 

No need for a lightning claw since any close combat weapon becomes master crafted! :D 

 

The next 5 Tactical marines will have the cloaks.  Not all, but like 3 or 4 will.

 

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I would say that it is more need for a lightning claw as you are now re-rolling 1 failed to hit and all fails to wound they become way more effective than a powersword... especially if you're giving your sgt. a combi-weapon of sorts :D 


Miniatures of mine that I have managed to snap pictures of. http://s776.photobuc.../?sort=3&page=1


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Oh right.....duh....

 

Too bad the new left handed claws aren't in a nice pose for what I need :/

 

I'll have to figure something out...or just make it ugly lol


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Yeah I used a space wolf right hand lightning claw on a Sgt. for a tac squad I have been working on and it looks pretty good.....Man I gotta find my camera and get my Salamanders successors (The Inheritors) on here :D


Miniatures of mine that I have managed to snap pictures of. http://s776.photobuc.../?sort=3&page=1


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Where did those cloaks come from?  They look amazing.  Please tell me that they are bits I can buy somewhere and not just amazing green stuff skills.



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They look to be well executed greenstuff cloaks to me.


Miniatures of mine that I have managed to snap pictures of. http://s776.photobuc.../?sort=3&page=1


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Actually, they are green stuff. But it was really easy to make. Go buy a small almost toy like rolling pin (I found one in a kitchen supplies store). Then place big ball of green stuff between 2 pieces of wax paper and then roll it flat with the pin. When its 2 mm thick, cut out a square and you got a plain cloak. After that you can add scrunched up rolls and so forth with tiny strips.

Man I can't wait to get started on the cloaked guys :D
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