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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-10, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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After 15 years absence, I've started converting some AoBR minies to Salamanders after reading the novels This entire series will be done with nothing but what I find in the AoBR box for Marines (no gutting da orkz), around the house and what I found sitting at the bottom of an old abrams tank box. The goal is to see what I could come up with given limited suplies ;)

Currently I lack a good lighting area and camera, so these are WIP pics. When I finish all of them, I will beg a friend for his photography equipment and do it right

Starting out: Basic marine w/ bolter to establish colors. Darker, OD green style salamanders. I will be modying minis as I can, I've never toughed greenstuff before but I will give it a shot. Worst case... AoBR stuff is cheap Enjoy!!




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Looks good. I like the out of the norm scheme for it. Might want to put some colour on the Eye lenses, though.
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Awesome, I'm going to be following this thread defiantly.

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Love the olive drab colour ... have always been a big fan of that. Guess it has to do with WWII Jeeps that I love. Lenses definitely need a colour like blue or orange or perhaps even yellow. And perhaps to drill the barrels out as well. Pet peeve of mine.
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Love the olive drab colour ... have always been a big fan of that. Guess it has to do with WWII Jeeps that I love. Lenses definitely need a colour like blue or orange or perhaps even yellow. And perhaps to drill the barrels out as well. Pet peeve of mine.
The barrels are drilled, just kinda hard to see Looks good on the bigger weps like on the dread for sure.

As for the eyes, they're red now but get washed out in the photo. I'm going to try and brighten them up so they really pop. I tend to make my mini's a bit more battle-worn, my dreads for example have bullet holes and scorch markes all over them One of the reasons I always loved painting heavy mech was making them look torn up and battle hardened.

I'll get more pics over the course of the day. Wish I had some decent paint
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+Hammer
+Salamander/Dragon skin cloak
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I'll get more pics over the course of the day. Wish I had some decent paint

What paint are you using? The colours are nice and the blending on the loincloth is great, but it all just looks a little bit flat to me.

Could also just be the photos, using some white paper as a background would help out there.

Keep the pics going, will look forward to seeing some more


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What paint are you using? The colours are nice and the blending on the loincloth is great, but it all just looks a little bit flat to me.

Could also just be the photos, using some white paper as a background would help out there.

Keep the pics going, will look forward to seeing some more
Embarassingly, some basic acrylics I stole from my wife ;) I'm going to see what I can find over the rest of the weekend. They aren't that flat in person, but they do lack the coverage of higher end paints. I'll try breaking out my good camera and set up a photobox tomorrow also to see how they turn out.

About to paint the dred
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Heh... pics look worse on white background. I swear, I need a decent camera LOL. When I get everything done, I'll get a decent cam and *good lighting for a change* for some final pics. You get the idea though.

Marine w/ flamer. Greenstuff (first time using it) for loin cloth and shoulders.



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