Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Salamanders Land Speeder Storm


When I hatched the plan to make a fast attack based marine army it was based entirely around a pair of Land Speeder Storms with 2 units of scouts. A bit later on, the new codex came out and it became possible to take bikes as troops (if your leader is on a bike) and they became a bit less essential. Not that it mattered as one of the things I vowed when I started the army was that it was going to include as many units that Chaos can't field as possible (otherwise there'd be no point as I have a large Chaos force already!).


The problem with scouts has always been the really ugly head sculpts. With that in mind I went to work with a box of spare parts; replacing and variously helmeting them up to make them look a bit more appealing.


As someone who got into Salamanders during the Second Armageddon War campaign, I've never liked the "coal black" skin tone that was later given to Salamanders. I just hate the look aesthetically, so I went with a more old school tan on these guys. For most of the army I've gone with helmets to avoid the dilemma, but on scouts a few bare heads was unavoidable!





I'm quite happy with the flames on the front and the freehand "IV"s all over it.

For those who are wondering, no I didn't paint this separately. I built the whole thing, crew and all, glued it all together and painted it all as a single piece!


Some more Pictures of the army for those who missed them:



The Scout Squad in action against Ed's Night Lords

Look through the window ... a dastardly Night Lord!


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8 comments:

  1. Those look pretty nice. The freehand IVs look very crisp so well done on thise

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    1. I'm always a bit scared of freehand, but numerals seem to be getting easier - it's all about keeping the lines as straight and clean as you can!

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  2. Beautiful work on them! While I agree the scout sculpts are a bit outdated, the space marine helmets are a bit confusing, not normally seen on scouts. I do like the extra bits like the sniper though :-)
    That captain is amazing. Great work on the army!

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  3. Thanks

    The helmets were kind of inspired by the Forgeworld Recon Marines that they do for Heresy.

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  4. Your greens are just...inspiringly beautiful. So clean and well executed (like everything you do!). Thanks for sharing these green beauts!

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    1. Thanks Greg!

      Your praise almost makes me feel guilty - they weren't that hard to paint! A black undercoat, 3 thin layers of warp stone green, a caliban green wash, a black wash in the recesses and then a moot green highlight. They're actually one of my easier schemes.

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    2. "They're easy to paint"

      lists more then two paints.

      :)

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    3. I know, right! *rolls eyes*

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