HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders & Reaver Titan

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HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders & Reaver Titan

Post by DaveB » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:57 am

Well decided to give it another go this year. Last year was out the question due to family problems. Successfully completed 2013 challenge with Iyanden Eldar, 2014 with my Heresy White Scars (Which have only increased in size). I've just started on a 2nd Heresy legion, Salamanders.
I will just decide what I want to do first and then post in the commitments. I need to get the dreads and Titan finished next but know they won't class for this as i'm well over half way through both.

So far I have 20 Breacher Marines and 5 Pyyroclasts complete. I seem to be getting through at a good rate, these took a week doing a few hours a night.

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and i'm getting there with 3 dreads (have started on trim:

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I have a load of Imperial fists being stripped for the new army, gonna rebase them to 32mm bases as well. I started on the Lascannon squad and i'm not happy with them so they will be stripped.

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Basilisk has a few details left to do

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Wife's mechanicum models photo bombing the assault ram

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Oh yeah and we have been blessed with some pretty good fire support:

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To assemble:
Salamander Dread FW character model (Cassian Dracos - most OP unit in ZM)
Spartan
5 Fire Drakes
3 Comptemptor Dreads

Purchases I know I'll make to increase size:
20 more breacher marines
5 more pyroclasts
5 more Fire Drakes
Another Basilisk (battery of 3 then)
Maybe 3 land raiders Proteus (look so cool)
Probably more MKIII infantry

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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by DaveB » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:12 am

Few close ups
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Titian Legion is going to be Fire Wasps, just waiting for masking tape to arrive and then I'll be able to paint should pads and leg guards (yellow and black hazard stripes) Then I'll hit up the top of the body in colours to compliment. Then the weathering starts.

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The Void shields are all magnetized (along with the legs to body and weapons). I can't decide on colour for the missile launcher but gonna do it last so it fits.
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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by PlagueReaper89 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:15 am

What is that green you use if I may ask?

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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by DaveB » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:20 pm

No problem mate,

It's a bit of a build up that I used a few other peoples tutorials on then wasn't happy with certain bits. Kept experimenting until I was happy. Use an airbrush as there is so many layers

Infantry are:

Black undercoat
Tamiya flat green
Vallejo Midouri Green - hit the areas where it'll be in the shade
Vallejo Zinc Chromide - hit hit lighted areas
50/50 Zinc Chromide & Escorpena Green to add a high light
Dreads I then hit a very small Escorpena Green high light - this is too much on infantry
wash biel-tan
hit up the rest of the details across the model
wash of 50/50 seraphim sepia & agrax earthshade
weathering as you see fit

Sorry it's not a one colour answer. The tank is done same way but was undercoated grey and have pre shading and high lighting.

Hope this helps
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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by FrazUK » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:17 am

Awesome looking XVIIIth models you've git there Dave, good luck this year.
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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by DaveB » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:13 pm

Ok so tonight's update. After cleaning the marines up and re-basing them all to 32mm yesterday I layed the black undercoat down. Next I hit up the Tamiya green on them all. Unfortunatly this took me all night as I was having airbrush trouble. Eventually found the tiniest bit of resin had flicked off something and gone down inside the air brush clogging it up. All good now though.

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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by DaveB » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:14 pm

Cheers FrazUK, much appreciated
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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders

Post by DaveB » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:56 pm

OK tonight's update. Laying the next layers of green down:

First layer down just hitting up the areas where the model will be shaded
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Next layer of green hitting the light areas. This looks ok in the picture but actually drys quite flat still
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Further highlight to light areas but not covering as much as before. Not easy to get a good picture but it's mainly hitting the most raised areas
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The green wash now. Now this is the point I first got to and thought oh crap what have I done, but its ok after the next wash:-)
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Tomorrow I will hit up all the details with the brush - black shoulder pads, gold/ bronze trim, lenses. Transfers after that then the final wash, varnish and then sponge on weathering

I've just realized I haven't ordered the new Salamander transfer sheet yet as well just getting onto that.
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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders & Reaver Titan

Post by DaveB » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:21 pm

Been working on the titan, this isn't for the hobby challenge as it was already under way but thought you guys may like to see

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Re: HPC 2016 - 30k Salamanders & Reaver Titan

Post by DaveB » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:25 pm

Ah this sucks, will upload images in photobucket when it comes back online, pictures seem very small.
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