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Brighter than I'd have on my lot, but there's no mistaking them for Aurora Chapter or Sons of Medusa!

I think the gradiation is the key I try to achieve when I've been heavy shading my lot- not quite sharp edge highlights to against dark armour (a la Dark Angels), but to have patches nearer the edges that evoke the colour, but with a lot of it dark because its in a sort of... Inky shadow.

Difficult to pin down, but I always imagine Salamanders as brightly coloured, but in poorly lit/dark room. Splashes of strong colour, but with deep darkness too, rather than strikingly dark armour.

But shading with ink seems to yield that result for me, and it sounds a bit like what you're aiming for with too. :)


Do you have a thread or pictures somewhere so i can see? That would be nice 😀

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Sternguard taking form. There will be 2 hvy flamers and the rest combi-flamers in a razorback.

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Good job so far. Did you sculpt the dragons on the breastplates out of green stuff, or order custom breastplates from Shapeways?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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@Bjorn: These are the Kromlech Dragonborn torsi. Pretty nice stuff, plus they come with matching scale cloaks. I have them as well, pretty nice sculpts!

 

Super nice Sallies, Johanhgg! Love the green!
 



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I hope you got the shoulder pads from Kromlech too. Their dragonborn line is the best thing out of Poland since Natalia Starr...
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Thanks guys! Yes i got the shoulders as well! I got sidetracked with my Blood Angels, had to prepare them for a fight that was played today (win against ultramarines and Guilliman)

Starting to focus on salamanders again tonight!

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I'm loving the darker color scheme, I just haven't been able to reproduce it. I'll have to try that 50/50 mix of nuln oil and beil-tan green. As a lore junky, I can tell you that yes, the Salamanders do not use squad symbols. It's just a flame with the squad number in it. Though they are still in standard battle order (Squads 1-7 are tacticals, 8 and 9 are assault, and 10-12 are devastarors).

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I'm loving the darker color scheme, I just haven't been able to reproduce it. I'll have to try that 50/50 mix of nuln oil and beil-tan green. As a lore junky, I can tell you that yes, the Salamanders do not use squad symbols. It's just a flame with the squad number in it. Though they are still in standard battle order (Squads 1-7 are tacticals, 8 and 9 are assault, and 10-12 are devastarors).

Cheers,
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Hey man! Thank you! Sorry for lack of activity. Im trying out a new colour-scheme. I want it more muted green, like the pre-heresy salamanders, will get back soon hopefully with salamanders im more at peace with!

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Do you have a thread or pictures somewhere so i can see? That would be nice


Be careful what you wish for. These are a bit... work in progress.

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As you can see, some serious work needed on sorting the whole lot, but it gives you the idea of what I'm aiming for (if not actually achieving...).

And anyway, a lot of that's repairing decades-old efforts from over the years. I'm getting there though. More effort, more patience.

Unto the painting station!




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