Monday, January 6, 2014

Painted Heresy-era Salamanders: Librarian and Chapter Serf

Greetings once again InterWebs!!! It seems I am on fire with the updates recently! Well all I can say is that I have been painting a fair bit recently (every day for a bit since Xmas) and I thought I would share with you all. is everywhere these days and all I can think about! I think my fingers are started to get a black-green tint to them. The recent push to get 3000 points painted by the 16th leads me to show you my Salamanders Librarian and his Chapter Serf Shield Bearer.


Glowing runes of power on his leg armor:

Inferno Pistol. I did not want to say it was in his holster, something as nasty as an inferno pistol should be modeled and shown to your opponent (in my opinion):

Banner pole topper which I am pleased with how it all turned out. I really like how it is looking out over the soon to be added banner.

I use red drake scale cloaks for the general troopers but I thought it would be a nice touch to have a different color for the characters; I went with a blue drake skin for the Librarian which also helps show that he different then the rest.

Force axe (missing some paint it seems.....doh!), Librarian shoulder pad, and fetish ropes!
The Librarian is also equipped with a Storm Shield but I really didn't want him holding it which left hanging on his back which was not going to happen (cloak and banner pole). I decided that I would go with a native of Nocturne (Chapter Serf) who happens to follow the Librarian unto the anvil. I will always laugh at the horror this little guy will get exposed to during his gaming career while following the Librarian.

Shield Bearer Chapter Serf with native Nocturne skin tone as opposed to the Onyx/Midnight skin tone of the Legionaries:

Librarian's Storm Shield:

Scale shot of the duo which I think shows the height difference between a normal human and a post-human Space Marine:

Well, that was a nice enough little break from the painting. I am going to try and get some of this ink of my fingers before going back to the paint desk. I am getting closer by the day to having it all painted, now if the weather would warm up enough so I can seal these guys that would be awesome! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Take care!


  1. Beautiful work, man - love how the blue scale cloak not only signifies a nastier drake but also ties back to the blue of the librarius.

    ...And people say *I* paint quickly, hah! All the prep work really paid off, loving seeing 'em come together finally!

    1. Thanks! You nailed the exact reasons I went with the blue cloak.

      I hate painting this quickly but it seems to work. At least I will have 3000pts painted in just a bit. All of this has been done since Xmas, that is what blows me away.