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Well as 'Handbag of Joy' has started a Salamander Project post I thought I had better start mine.
My initial 2000 point list has an expansion to complete a full company(2nd company) (120 troops for saly's) so I have had to consider this when creating this project.
My first purchase for this army was a tactical squad. At the start of October I raced off and started painting my first five troops before photographing the pre painted builds, however I hope to pop a pic of the other 5 troops unpainted on in the next few days.
The painting is going well but I am still looking for further inspiration for my basing, so far I have a lava theme, but want to extend this to incorporate other elements, any suggestions?
However in the meantime I am hoping that the postal strike currently affecting the UK does not hold up my order of some Legion of the Damned backpacks that I have selected to give my Sergeants a heavier feel!
Last edited by Zarlok Lyder; October 9th, 2007 at 12:53.
I like your eageness to convert and make the army look good Zarlock, I honestly can't wait to have two browser windows open so I can look at both our models and take notes on areas of your models I prefer over mine =D I'm sure I'll find lots ^^
For lava bases I would have no idea how to go about it, thats why I didnt bother myself too much with that department on my Sallies.
Good luck and please get pictures, any pictures, up soon.
Originally Posted by swntzu
Subscribed, cause I love Salamanders and having two armies being painted is going to be great. Best of luck on this!
For the bases i would suggest using cork underlaying you get from 'focus do it all' im sure there will be one around surrey. It costs around £5 for 6 1 foot square boards, its easy to cut and break up and gives a more rocky feel on the edges.
See below an example of cork basing i used for a mates xmas present last year.
Thanks for that I will be down to the diy shop first thing saturday, I tried the balsa wood and while it gives a nice effect for flat rocks it does lack that rough earth feel, and also when painted keeps too much of its wood effect. Watch this space for my adventures with cork.
Well I am still plodding along but now that I have my legion of the damned backpacks that I ordered for my sergeants I have no doubts I will make the 1st Nov deadline. I like the cohereance of doing a 40k squad, as previously I have only done WH fantasy where I always made my models very individual characters, the effect of watching a squad of space marines come together is cool. I will be getting some more pics up in a few days before the deadline which is now less than ten days away ;?
Anyway as part of this update I thought I would outline my 10 month breakdown, I have tried to stick to the 200 point rule as much as possible but when you have a 265 point LRC you have to play with numbers, so this is my plan to date:
Nov 1st - Tactical Squad Proteidae -210 points
Dec 1st - Tactical Squad Triturus - 182 points
Jan 1st - Rhino and Space Marine Captain Samandarun - (55+130) 185 points
Feb 1st - Land Raider Crusader - 265 points
Mar 1st - Command Squad Samandarun - 150 points
Apr 1st - Assult Squad Plethodon and Vindicator - (122+130) 252 points
May 1st - Tactical Squad Ozark Hellbender - 195 points
Jun 1st - Terminator Squad Torrent - 235 points
Jul 1st - Terminator Assult Squad Siren lacertina - 215 points
Aug 1st - Venerable Dreadnought - 135 points
Thankfully Christmas will pay for a lot of this, but this will be a tight schedule as I will be planning to run this along side my own similar project with the new Orks(which I will have another project log for).
Well thats it from me for now I am now off to paint my last SM for this months squad and then add all the finishing touches.
Well I have finished the core painting of all the troops so I now have a few boltguns to do, and some finishing touches, the lava work on the bases is working out ok just need to get it looking like liquid now. I think I am well on course for the 1st november deadline.
Using the Knaloc Green foundation paint has saved me a lot of coats of paint and I find it brings out the snot green more than when I tested it on dark angels green or the orkhide shade.
And I am really happy with the Legion of the Damned packpack that I have used for my sergeant, even though I have not yet attached it.
The Knarloc Green, like the red and yellow foundation paints, really are fantastic for saving you layers. Cheers to them.
Can't wait to see your finished squad.