Thoughts on the painting of, and playing with, toy soldiers.

Salamanders Tactical Test Model

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Here’s the first completed model from the two Tactical Squads I’m working on for my Salamanders army. He was painted in basically the same way as the Firedrakes: Army Painter Army Green basecoat, washed with a mix of Thraka Green and Devlan Mud, edge highlighted with AP Army Green, and so on.

There are a couple of points to note:

  1. Despite several attempts, using both Revell Decalsoft and Microsol, to apply the Games Workshop Salamanders logo to the shoulder pad, I couldn’t get the transfer to apply smoothly without wrinkles. I blame this on the crappy quality of GW’s transfers. Therefore I’ve had painted the logo, which looks pretty crappy, but hopefully my freehanding skills will improve as I’ve got another 24 to do!
  2. Realising that a simple green and black colour scheme would look boring, I painted a flame effect on the other shoulder, which seems to work quite well.

More pictures below.

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