During a recent eBay trawl I came across a couple of metal Dark Angels veterans untouched in their blister pack. I am complete sucker for metal models in their original packaging because it reminds me of the good old days. I bought first, and asked questions later... In the end, I decided that these would make excellent additions to my Salamanders army with the right paint job. Here is the first one that I have finished:
In my version of the Salamanders scheme, red is the standard contrast colour for the green armour. I use it for things like jump pack harnesses, block colour on tanks and for details on weapons etc. I already knew that it would work for a robed model because on of my other veteran sergeants had already had the same treatment.
The Power Axe Sergeant used all GW paints: Mechrite Red, Devlan Mud, Blood Red.
For the one that started life as a Dark Angel, I replaced the Blood Red with Vallejo Model Colour Scarlet and was very pleased with the results. I find that the Vallejo paints are really nice to work with, and the eye-droppers are so much more practical than the wasteful, messy GW pots. I am currently considering switching over to Vallejo completely for my Tau detachment.
My Dark Salamander (or Salamander Angel perhaps) will lead one of my four tactical squads. My standard weapon loadout for these squads is melta, multi-melta, combi-melta. I tend to call these "Vulkan" tactical squads for obvious reasons.
Here are all my combi-melta wielding sergeants:
One last kitbash:
Note: I had just based these models hence the stray bits of static grass on the power armour and other places where it shouldn't be! It's not glued down and will not be a permanent feature!
As usual, here are some bonus pictures: