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25-10-2007, 14:28
Please note the title.
Fluff Nazis please look away now as I can't be bothered to go the whole hog right now!!

Anyway, after recently rediscovering this joyous hobby I've decided to throw together a force of Salamanders.

Not just any Salamanders...


Oh, and preheresy.

So, armed with greenstuff (which I've never used) and a shed load of Terminators (which i've never owned before) I set to work.

This is what I've come up with:

(very WIP and I apologise in advance for the poor picture quality)

The main feature I want to get across here is the scaled loin cloth. Firedrake veterans are supposed to kill a Firedrake Salamander as part of their initiation.
I thought I could represent this with the scaled cloth. I'm considering adding more scales over the rest of the model. I know the crux-terminus wouldn't have been there pre-heresy, I just haven't cut it off yet.

I'm still looking at ways to do the shoulder armour but these two pics are probably as good as I'm going to get. I need to lightly sand them when the green stuff has cured fully.

So, what do you think???

Any and all comments, critisism and advise are more than welcome.


Dave Megadeath.

Light of the Emperor
25-10-2007, 15:25
It's a really good start!

You can add some leather strapping hanging down from the top shoulder armor which will disguise the newer shoulder pad armor a bit more.
I like the scales on the tabbard. It's a good way to incorporate the fluff. It seems you have a handle on greenstuff so you could maybe sculpt a drake head mounted on the squad leaders shoulder pad. A fantasy dragon head could work too.

Don't forget to drill out the bolter and get rid of moldlines!

25-10-2007, 21:29
That looks pretty damn cool.

25-10-2007, 22:01
Wow Pre-Heresy Salies great.
Like someone said add the leather straps coming off the shoulders.
The loincloth is aces.

26-10-2007, 14:17
Thanks for your feedback peeps!

The leather straps could be a winner - I'll have to try that out soon.
As for sculpting a whole drake head, mmm. It would look great but I'm not sure I'm up to it.

I've cleaned the mould lines and drilled the barrels.
I've also added a pre-heresy(ish) head but I'm not too sure about the look of it. The 'holes' seem a bit pants.

Upto date pics: (again apologies for the pic quality):


The apparent mouldlines aren't actually there - for some reason my camera added them.

Anyway this is just a throwawayable test model - I've got 59 terminators and 7 dreads in the shed!!!


Rabid Bunny 666
26-10-2007, 14:53
Thats bloody good for your first attempt at greenstuff.

26-10-2007, 15:08
59 Termis and 7 Dreads in your shed? Nice. If they all look like this guy you will have one sweet looking army.

26-10-2007, 17:13
How did you do the loincloth? I'm looking to do something similar but haven't really worked out a method for it.


27-10-2007, 18:26
Wow, thanks for the posative feedback.

Sadly no update on the termi yet - decorating comes first!!
I hope to have made further progress soon and I've got 2 weeks off work very soon!

Handy, with E-Bay purchases being delivered soon (another 30 Terms and 4 dreads).:D

I find that green-stuff isn't too bad to work with - you just need to know what shape you want in advance - ie the curve of the shoulder guards.

As for making the scales, I found the easiest way was to press a blob of GS to about 1/2mm thickness and cut out some squares roughly 2-3mm square. These were then randomly hacked at to produce pent or hex-agonal (ish) scales).
I think that these are best having a non-uniform look.
I pressed these into a 1mm sheet of GS (with about 1/2mm gap between them) and then, when no longer exceptionally soft (50min) cut to shape and fixed to the model.

Oh, and I've found that a thin layer of Vasoline or similar on tools and work surfaces keeps GS from sticking!

Hope this helps and I'll try to update soon.

Dave K.

Colonel Stagler
28-10-2007, 19:49
you need some leather straps