One of GW’s special store anniversary models. A fantastic pose, which was nice and easy to customise with the Salamanders upgrade sprue. I think I finished this chap in a single sitting!
These are the last of the Salamanders models painted for me by The Unrelenting Brush. As with some of the other models, I added decals and flames once I got the models back.
The Unrelenting Brush did a great job of this model. I particularly love the flame effect on the shield. I added the flames on the shoulder pads and the decals after I got the model back.
This is two five-man Assault Intercessors squads, painted by Darren of Burning Beard Studios. As with the other models he painted for me, he’s added some 3D-printed accessories to make them distinctive. I really like the helmet on this sergeant:
These models have been languishing in my “pile of shame” for no less than seven years, so I was very happy that Darren from Burning Beard Studios did such a good job on them. He added some 3D-printed bits to make them a unique squad.
This is such an awesome model! After I got it back from The Unrelenting Brush, I decided to add some flames to the armour panels (I also added the decals) which helps to tie it in with the rest of the army.
Primaris Eradicators are a very Salamanders-esque unit, and I am definitely going to add more of these to my army. Another great paint job by Darren of Burning Beard Studios.
More models from the Indomitus box set, once again painted (and augmented with 3D-printed bits) by Darren of Burning Beard Studios. I love the flames on the main housing of the bike: it’s not something I’d have considered painting, but it gives them a Ghost Rider vibe which works really well.
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.