Monday, July 17, 2017

The Salamanders Legion, in the fluff...

...were very slow to recruit new marines. So, can I use that as my justification for only finishing one, already half painted mini since my last post?

I tried to put flames on his shoulder pad, but it seemed like a lot of effort for only a 'meh' quality result. As such I don't think I'll try that again soon. :-/


James Ashelford said...

That metallic effect om the green has come out fantastic. I certainly envy that.

As to the flames, the yellow looks good and I think you might get a more satisfactory effect (if you don't mind the suggestion) by drybrushing the red effect on rather than as a flat layer.

neverness said...

Use more orange in the fire, blend between the red and yellow, and you might be happier with it.

I do like that your Salamanders scheme resembles the orignal one from early'90s. They look awesome with that darker scheme.

Da Masta Cheef said...

@ James: Nope, suggestions are always welcome. I'll give that a try next time I decide to go this route, however the basic grunts are far too numerous for such tedious decoration.

@Neverness: I had orange in there, but its more of a burnt orange and just disappeared into the red. I tried blending in some more yellow to lighten it up, but the reddish tone simply swallowed it whole with no visible improvement, and I didn't want to make a dedicated run to HT or Michael's for such a minute amount of paint.

And many thanks to the both of you for the compliments!

sonsoftaurus said...

Looks good to me. I am never satisfied with my flame attempts either.

Neat bolter!

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks! The bolter is from one of the new Primaris marines, works really well as a master-crafted bolter.