Salamander Movie Marines

This is a commission from a friend of mine, Thor. These are 10 of his Movie Marines, and a Rhino for them. These guys were a fun piece to do, but challenging at the same time. For the metalics and washes, I used some new products that I am quite happy with. The metalic paints are the Formula P3 from Privateer Press, and the washes are the Army Painter Quick Shade. The Quick Shade is a perfect replacement for Badab Black and Devlan mud, so it was a must-have for me. The bases are a deep red, to add some contrast to the bright green highlights. I had a lot of fun with the flames, bones, and the cape on the Sargent. If anyone wants to know how I painted anything, feel free to ask.

And without further ado, here are the Movie Marines.

And here is the final piece of this job, the Rhino. I won’t lie, I had a lot of trouble getting this to look right. First, I don’t own an airbrush, so I had to use many thinned layers to get a decent base coat of green. Second, I don’t have a lot of experience painting vehicles, so this was a learning experience. But I think it turned out pretty good in the end. I am happy with it, and so is the customer.

And here is a shot with the Sargent, just to show the scale and how they look together.

That’s all for now. I hope to have a post up in a few days, with information on my next piece. Until then, cheers.


  1. Nova on October 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

    How did you do the layers? 2 or 3 colors?

    • Trysanna on October 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

      I basecoated with Snot Green using a few thinned layers to get a smooth goat, then highlighted with Scorpion Green. When that was dry, I washed the whole Marine with Thraka Green, and then re-applied the Scorpion Green to the more raiser areas, such as the tops of knee pads and so on.

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