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Salamanders

ETL III Brayarth Ashmantle Pellas Mirsan Harath Shen Salamanders Chapter Badab War

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#51
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@GrandMagnus

 

Thank you. It is mostly patience and practice, though the right tools help to make things easier.

 

@TerraZero20

 

Thanks, the pictures in the first post are actually the closest colour-wise, to how they look in reality, the later pics came out a bit too bright.

 

@Lexingtom

 

Thank you.

 

Progress is still rather slow, but with the ETL here I hope I can up the pace a bit.

 

I Ashmantle rise to the challenge of E TENEBRAE LUX and vow to complete One Assault Squad, consisting of 5 Marines, 2 armed with Flamers, one a Veteran Sergeant armed with Thunderhammer and Combat Shield from Codex: Space Marines of total value of 140 points on or before August 1st, 2015. Success will bring eternal glory to the Salamanders Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes and failure will doom me to bear the Badge of the Oathbreaker until the year-end.

 

Unto the anvil, brothers!

 

Picture to follow as soon as I can manage.

 

Edit:

 

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Link to my WIP topic: http://www.bolterand...75-salamanders/

 

As you can see I started work on a Sergeant, since I am out of running legs (I used the last pair on my conversion of Pellas Mir'san), I am attempting to convert a pair using a part from the vehicle sprue as a base.

 

The Thunderhammer is originally from the Vanguard kit, with the lower part of the handle cut off and replaced by a brass rod covered in green suff.

Not yet sure what I will be doing for the pommel, I am leaning to something similar to Coteaz' hammer, but if you have a suggestion I would love to hear it.

 

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Work on the Flamers continues:

 

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That's it for the moment.

 

C&C welcome as always.



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Again, your green stuff'in skills make me jealous because this is what I want my Salamanders to look like, but I've usually failed pretty hard trying to do the GS myself.  Usually ends up too thick in most spots.  

 

Keep going on the 5 man squad though, because at the end it will look amazing!

 

For the hammer, I'd suggest having a dragon tooth at the end.  Might not be 100% practical, but would be a good sharp edge to stab into someone on a back swing.



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That flamer, daaaaaaamn


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That's it. I quite!


Wait, no, I don't. Must. get. better. Seriously strong sculpt-fu you've got going on. You are in my top ten inspirational hobbyists Group now.

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@Acez

 

Thank you, I like the idea for the hammer, I will see if I can make it work. Please do keep trying!

 

@GrandMagnus

 

Thanks.

 

@Bloodbath

 

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Pictures:

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The Sergeants legs slowly take shape.

 

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A bit more ornamentation for the second flamer.

 

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Some progress on the hammer, the other side of the head is still bare.

 

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This dragon got some scales.

 

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The chainswords pommel got some filigree added.

 

 

C&C welome.

 



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WHAT ARE YOU!?!? jawdrop.gif


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This entire thread makes me want Sallies. Well done, they looks great!

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Wow, no kidding this is some amazing sculpting work!  I'm happy when I can just get my green stuff to fill gaps or hold my magnets.  This is grade A self-made conversion work, here!  biggrin.png


Seems like these models will never end!

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Your skills are really incredible. That dragon on the leg !! wub.png



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so wait, I praise, THEN you get better! what madness is this.

 

 

well done man!


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@eetdestroyer

 

All signs point to normal, unaugmented human msn-wink.gif

 

@Charlo

 

Thank you.

 

@Vel'Cona

 

Thanks. As I mentioned earlier, patience and practice can go a long way. I imagine filling gaps is where most of us started with their green stuff work.

 

@One-eye

 

Thank you.

 

@Bloodbath

 

Thanks. Wait, you mean that isn't how it works normaly? msn-wink.gif

 

 

Progress! Still far slower than I would like, but at least it's there...

 

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Still pondering if I should do the greaves as mk iv or mk vi.

 

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The foundation for the dragontooth is done, as well as the flame ornament on the head. I might have to revisit the flame on the other side, it's a bit flat in comparison.

 

 

C&C welcome.

 



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Amazing, you just seem to be getting better and better! The finished army is going to look incredible.


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When people work with green stuff tools do they use any liquid to reduce the friction between the tool and green stuff? I just lick the tip of the tool every now and again.


Personally, I'd say it makes a lot more sense to keep putting them on the right. Anyone who questions your decision is a Communist.

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I use vaseline or chapstick. I wouldn't lick it - you never know what's in those polymers, they may be toxic until they harden.


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@HardCoil

 

Thank you.

 

@Zeller

 

I just use water. In general I have yet to hear from someone not using some kind of liquid when working with green stuff, though if they use some other, less sticky kind of putty they may not need to use anything of the kind. 

 

Small update:

 

The hammer nears completion.

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The pommel still needs some more work.

 

I built the foundation for the combat shield, represented by two small shields mounted on his forearms:

 

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I also added some ornamentation to the armor on the elbows, not sure yet if that will stay, get reworked or completely removed...

Quite far from being done yet, but it is a start.

 

 

C&C welcome as always.



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For the moment updates will probably continue to be small and slow, since I have to wait for the green stuff to cure before I can work further unless I want to risk messing up and having to re-do previously done stuff.

 

Progress on the sergeants legs and one of the shields:

 

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Not much else to say at the moment... lots of little corrections to be done once the green stuff is fully cured. I might add a piece of salamander hide like the one one of the flamer equipped marines has.

 

C&C welcome as always.

 



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REALLY NICE. 

 

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Fantastic green stuff skills fella well done indeed
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Very nice stuff, the finer detailing really shines but I love the flamer. :tu:


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@Brother Sgt. Steine

 

Thanks.

 

@Grizzly_bear

 

Thank you.

 

@Doghouse

 

Thanks.

 

 

Small update:

 

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And a little experiment for a Librarian I want to build at some point:

 

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C&C welcome.

 



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Wow man. You can really work the green stuff.

 

Phenomenal work. Those Sallies look amazing and that LotD work is just awesome.



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@SickSix

 

Thank you.

 

 

Another small update:

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Not much to say at the moment, I built the foundation for the salamander hide, which will get another layer on top, before I will add the scales.

Currently trying to decide what kind of details to add to the ablative armor plates on the legs. Anyone got a suggestion?

 

And another little experiment:

 

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C&C welcome.



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that horned skull on the helm is cool, BUT, the frikkin teeny tiny detail on the chainsword pommel is just plain epic.


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@Bloodbath

 

Thanks. smile.png

 

 

Update:

 

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The second shield is finally taking shape, other than that I just added some small rivets.

 

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A possible helmet for the sergeant, inspired by one of the artworks from Greyall, still very much wip.

 

And some more experiments:

 

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Some helmets for Librarians, and the beginning of a missile launcher inspired by Forgeworlds Legion Destroyer Squad.

 

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It is based on the hunter-killer missile from the vehicle sprue.

 

C&C welcome.

 



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Progress, slow but it is there:

 

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Added scales to the piece of hide and dragonheads to the elbow armour.

 

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Smoothed out the faceplate, currently trying to decide if I should add little flames coming out of the space between the faceplate and the pipes. Something like the flames in this post.

 

C&C welcome as always.