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Starting 30k Salamanders

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Skilgannan

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Hi people,

 

I'm going to be starting a 30k Salamanders legion in three weeks time. At this time I just have a quick question about painting them. What sort of green does everyone use? 

 

Many Thanks

 

Tim



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I use a muted green, other people run the GW bright green scheme.

For my scheme I use:

FW Nocturne Green base, FW Vulkan Green layer, wash with Biel tan green, highlight with straken green then, nurgling green,

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When I'm painting 30K Salamanders, I usually go with a base coat of metal ('silver' or 'bronze', depending on what I'm going for), followed by numerous washes of Biel-tan Green.

 

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Skilgannan

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Thank you very much. I love the look of your Sallies. I will do a test model and see. Thanks again.



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Imren

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Forgeworld paint them like this:

 

1. airbrush Tamiya flat green XF5. or VMA Green zinc chromate 71.094
2. blend in a highlight of loren forest green.
3. wash with 50/50 Lahmian medium and Biel Tan green
4. (brass parts) Warplock Bronze and Runelord Brass
5. wash brass with Agrax Earthshade and Seraphim Sepia 50/50
6. shade with Drucchi Violet
7. Brass edge highlight. 50/50 Runelord brass/runefang steel.

 

 

 

 

One sallie player I know do them like this:

 

--- Armour:
base: Reaper pine green
highlight 1: Reaper leaf green
highlight 2: Reaper pale green
highlight 3: VGC livery green
edge highlight: VMA white and VGC livery green mixed 50/50
wash: Druchii violet (sprayed 4:1 dilution into the shadows)
glaze: Reaper leaf green (6:1 ratio)

--- shoulder pads and backpack:
base: VMA black
Highlight 1: P3 coal black
highlight 2: P3 Meredius blue
highlight 3: P3 underbelly blue    

--- gold/bronze areas

base with Reaper earth brown and then the Forgeworld method on top of that



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This is how I do the Salamander green armour:

 

1) Basecoat Abaddon Black

2) Several coats of Warpstone Glow to get a solid green

3) Recess wash with Coelia Greenshade / and sometimes Nuln Oil on the characters / vexilia

4) Hightlight with Moot Green

 

Flames are painted thus:

1) Mephiston Red

2) Troll Slayer Orange

3) Dorn Yellow

 

Regards,

Master Ciaphas


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