Salamanders Terminator Squad by Burning Beard Studios

At the end of last year, I came to the sad realisation that, due to the challenges of a change in job, moving to a new home, and the birth of my youngest child, all during a global pandemic, the amount of time I’ve been able to spend on the hobby had plummeted, and was unlikely to improve in the near future. And, to make things worse, I had been still been adding to my grey plastic pile of shame, meaning that my backlog had reached ridiculous proportions: it would have taken a decade of no new models to get it back to a reasonable size.

So I made the decision to (a) sell off a lot of the stuff I didn’t think I’d miss, and (b) outsource the painting of the rest, so I found a couple of commission painters who could reproduce my colour scheme at a reasonable price.

Last week I received the first couple of batches of painted models, and will be posting pictures of each unit over the next couple of weeks.

The first is this squad of Salamanders Terminators, painted by Darren of Burning Beard Studios. He’s done a fantastic job of matching my colour scheme for the Salamanders, and has augmented the models with some 3D printed accessories.

This squad will take its rightful place alongside the two other Terminator squads of the Firedrakes in my Salamanders army.

More pictures below the fold. If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable painting service, I can thoroughly recommend Darren, so check out his website.

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Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan

Here’s a Reaver titan to go with the Warlord titan I finished late last year. Definitely much easier to paint! I managed to slightly mis-position the feet and toes, meaning that the armour plates on the leg are a bit wonky, but thankfully it’s not too noticeable. I won’t make that mistake again!

I’m now working on some Cerastus and Acastus knights. Rather than going for a homebrew House I’m going to paint them as House Malinax.

More pictures below the fold.

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Salamanders Intercessors

I’ve finally finished my ten-man squad of Intercessors! The squad is set up so that I can split it into two five-man squads: one of the battle-brothers has a Forge World shoulder pad so he’s easy to “upgrade” into a Sergeant.

Of course I’ve pre-ordered Adrax Agatone, so expect him to make an appearance on this blog in the next few months!

More pictures below the fold.

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Necron Seraptek Heavy Construct

As soon as Forge World released this model I knew I wanted one! My amazing other half bought me one for Christmas, and I’ve just finished it.

It has the same basic colour scheme as my other large Necron models: I used a piece of firm sponge to stipple Warpstone Bronze over a black undercoat, and then drybrushed with Brass Scorpion, finished with a highlight of Vallejo brass. Simple but very effective!

More photos below the fold.

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