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ToEG 2013: Autopilot's Salamanders

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Hello my friends,

I'm -sort of- a newbie with a flaming desire: Salamanders.

Being a newbie and with very little experience painting (ok.. no experience at all) it took me a while to finnish my first rhino and here it is:

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The thing here is: the result was nice but... :-\ not quite the thing I was looking for.

So I decided to combine my experience as a comic artist with this painting thing and since I wanted something "hotter", I created this:

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These rhinos are important examples to me since they will determine the general aesthetics of the rest of my Salamanders army.

What do you guys thing? *fire or no fire*

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:51 pm 
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That fiery Rhino is really really nice! Always liked that song too.

Can't wait to see more!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Wow, they are sweet. Puts mine to shame.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Holy crap that's awesome! Great crisp details, good flames and symbols, etc. Love it. I'd not actually poo poo your first pic as that'd make for a fantastic rhino to schlep the gunts around in with your re-worked version is perfect for the commander! Can't wait to see more of this.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:44 pm 
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I like em both! the flames one is super awesome though and would really make the army pop if they all had such detail!

can't wait to see more!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:09 pm 
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You know this is a painting and conversion forum channel for 6mm models... i'd appreciate you taking your highly detailed nicely painted 28mm models to a proper thread.....



















Well done sir, im not a flamer but i like the flames myself :X


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Quality effort sir, looking forward to seeing more.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Great feedback :)

I'm more confident about the fire now. I'm currently working on my tacticals, I hope to show them soon.

..and still got some Land raiders to convert to helios and some whirlwinds to start painting, but really wanted to hear some opinions about this before touching anything else ;) .


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OHHH yeah do those LR Helios next! I can just imagine the flames now! :)


You building for fun or for play as well? If the latter kinda curious about your intended list :)

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I'm building this for fun and for play.
I was introduced to epic 40k last year by Settra, but since I had never played anything related to the GW universe (except Heroquest, lol) it took me a while to understand all of this .. in fact, I am still trying to keep up.

I am (slowly) building my army of Salamanders, got myself a Space Marines Battle Company, Rhinos, Whirlwinds and Hunters, and Land Raiders to convert to Helios.

In the meanwhile I've been playing with my friend's Ultra Marines, to learn about all of this.

Rastamann, I'll try to, but to clear any doubt, I can at least explain: I basically drew the yellow flame with a 4/0 brush, outlined the yellow (Citadel Flash Gitz Yellow) with the red (Citadel Evil Sunz Scarlet) again with the 4/0 brush and then, since the red would have "died" in combination with the green, I used one of my comic strips pen to draw the black outline ;D : a Pigma Micron 005.
For the lava effect on top, it's all in brush, but I watered the red so it would nicely transform into yellow... due to the scale I thought that in the flames this process would not come out ok, so it's stricktly red over yellow.


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Welcome aboard :) great rhino.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:21 am 
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Thank you Apocolocyntosis,

I took some shots of my salamanders tacticals.

I didn't want "lava" bases here because the playing table (general context) is usually woodland scenics, or urban scenics.. it wouldn't make sense to me to have little circles of lava territory... so I thought of the devastation they would cause on their path, and I got my inspiration from WWI battlefields.

These are the "simple example".. once in a while, in some bases, I think I will make small puddles, wooden paths.. they go along very well with this I think:

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(still got some finnishing touches to give, but it's ok to show already ;) )


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