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WIP - Salamanders Istvaan V Survivors

Legio XVIII Salamanders Legion Istvaan V

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So now I've got my scheme down managed to get the base coat and airbrush highlight on my current infantry - couple of glimpses of their transports there too - pyros are having to hoof it till i can afford an armoured proteus so stuck a vigilator in with them for some scout goodness :)

 

Praetor & Drakes
Pyros with Vigilator
Squad 1
Squad 2

 

2000pt game tomorrow so wish me luck o7


"Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh." Catabar Ailithir Ben Jarus, Officer Commanding Jarus elements of the 451st Finreht Highlanders, the defense of Ulthor

Imperial translation: <+++The essence of a game is at its end...>+++

 

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Best of luck for your game. That green is rather unique, its not quite the FW green or the neon GW green. They will make a unique sight on the table top.



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Thanks Baz,

 

I'm reading unique as awesome msn-wink.gif 

 

Props again to Cos for the original recipe - tweaked it a bit but the whole job is done using Vallejo Model Air which I have to say i'm really impressed with - least my airbrush seems to like having airbrush paint rather than thinned down gw fired out of it.:

 

Armour:

Base - Black Green

Base highlight @ 45o - Gunship Green

Layer @ 25o- Green Zinc Chromate

Layer Highlight @ 0o - Cam. Light Green 4

Sealant - Matte Varnish

Oil Wash - 50/50 Nuln Oil & Army Painter Dark Tone

 

Still to do the oil wash on all of them bar the Vigilator who still needs a clean up with a cotton bud.

 

As for the game it went amazingly well - Highlights were

 

Making an 11" charge with my Praetor and Drakes out of their Spartan turn 1 - destroying an entire squadron of Predators cool.png 

Pyros wrecked his Scorpius after scouting forward 12" thanks to the Vigilator

Vigilator received a charge from his Contemptor and took it out with a Melta bomb - exploding it and killing two more troops in his nearby squad

First use of Volkite weaponry - when the Vigilator managed to get off a shot on over watch and killed two assaulting marines - the pyros took care of the rest with their S5 flamers

 

By Turn 4 it was all over - I lost 3 drakes, 5 pyros, 1 tactical squad and the Sicaran and secured the objective - 13-2 on VPs while he had nothing left on the field.

 

Good game and I'm getting a better grasp of the rules - shame the dice went so far against my opponent, at times it felt a bit one sided, but we did have a good laugh about it and i'm sure next game the boot will be on the other foot.


"Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh." Catabar Ailithir Ben Jarus, Officer Commanding Jarus elements of the 451st Finreht Highlanders, the defense of Ulthor

Imperial translation: <+++The essence of a game is at its end...>+++

 

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Work In Progress - 451st Finreht Highlanders

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A little bit more progress today - got the two tactical squads washed with armour mix - found another patch or two of primer :(
 
More practice with the airbrush needed to get those angles nailed firstpass - few pics below - c&c welcome as always
 
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"Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh." Catabar Ailithir Ben Jarus, Officer Commanding Jarus elements of the 451st Finreht Highlanders, the defense of Ulthor

Imperial translation: <+++The essence of a game is at its end...>+++

 

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Work In Progress - 451st Finreht Highlanders

Work In Progress - Salamanders Istvaan V Survivors


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First bash at the trim - looking ok so far..

 


"Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh." Catabar Ailithir Ben Jarus, Officer Commanding Jarus elements of the 451st Finreht Highlanders, the defense of Ulthor

Imperial translation: <+++The essence of a game is at its end...>+++

 

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Work In Progress - 451st Finreht Highlanders

Work In Progress - Salamanders Istvaan V Survivors


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More I see of this green the more I like it. Not sure on the trim, for me it's bronze/gold trim on sallies. More please...

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Cheers baz - yeah came out a bit too silver some sepia should help. Going for copper on pyros and brass/gold on draked.

Still happy with him as a test piece. Going to try out another couple of flavours then see.

"Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh." Catabar Ailithir Ben Jarus, Officer Commanding Jarus elements of the 451st Finreht Highlanders, the defense of Ulthor

Imperial translation: <+++The essence of a game is at its end...>+++

 

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Work In Progress - 451st Finreht Highlanders

Work In Progress - Salamanders Istvaan V Survivors