REEEAL cool man. Like the Irony of a Salamander being burned too (by Phosphex no less...)!
Thanks dude - I wanted a physical reminder of Isstvan V, which becomes the symbol of the handful of Salamanders survivors who were on the ground which he leads. They're called 'The Branded' because each has a hand-print burnt onto his face in the same manner, in imitation of Ozymandius' - they super-heat their right gauntlet and scar their own faces, and leave the gauntlet burnt black.
I always thought Phosphex was like radiation in a fashion, only a hell of a lot more harder to scrub away (if at all possible outside of using a vacuum). If it melted the helmet, would it not also melt into his face utterly destroying the skull killing him? After all it was that one weapon that would utterly annihilate anything especially with the nature of the chemical weapon and spreading on movement.
Great to finally see more Salamanders though! loving the thread and looking forward to more!
Looking forward to seeing how the modelling sand cape turns out, Its an interesting Idea. Are there any examples of that being used? In the worst case, with your talents, I am sure you will be fine with green stuff!
As far as I'm aware, it's inspired by white phosphorous, napalm & greek fire, so the way I see it is that as soon as it comes into contact with something, the only cause of action is to cut it away to stop it spreading.
So the idea was that a tiny amount of phosphex splashed onto his helmet, which he removed immediately, but even in that fraction of a second, the residual heat managed to melt the inside of the helmet, so that even pulling off the helm (which probably started to collapse in on itself straight away) left searing hot ceramite fused to his flesh - his skin never actually came into contact with Phosphex.
I couldn't find any examples of the sand approach I'm looking at being used for this before, so it's a bit of a gamble, but not exactly an irreversible one if it doesn't work.