Friday 26 September 2014

Rogue Trader Salamanders Tanks: Update

It's been nearly a month since my last post and I do apologise for the delay. It has been caused by a mixture of circumstances, initially I was away on exercise for a few weeks with the Army which obviously precluded any hobby activities on my part. However upon returning I have found my desire for the hobby somewhat diminished and simply motivating myself to do 'stuff' has been a struggle.

That said I have finally forced myself into my 'man-cave' in order to engage in some Oldhammer activities; as stated my muse has been lacking, and so instead of starting a new project I have pressed on with an existing one in order to bring it closer to completion... Namely my Rogue Trader Rhino Fleet for my Salamanders Space Marines.

The lion's share of work on these models has actually been done for some time but I have been pulled in different directions and so the finishing touches have not yet been applied...namely the remaining banners/flags; thus I have pulled out the graph paper and set about finishing these...

As you can see there are now flags for the remaining tactical squads vehicles (5&6) the assault squad rhino (8 only as seventh squad have jump packs) and the command vehicle.

Overall these took a few days to do, but were fairly easy to complete and were a good way to ease back into the hobby after a break. Once complete I just had to remove them with a very sharp knife, PVA them and apply them to their respective vehicles....

Overall I'm very happy with how these classic vehicles have turned out, and I really feel that the hand painted banners and detailing adds something special to the models. So with the banners added I parked them alongside the rest of my Salamanders armoured fleet...

Next up I need to finish off my 1992 late Rogue Trader Whirlwind that is currently about eighty percent done...

I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. Good to have news of you again! And glad the exercise went ok. But of course, the best part of this is to see those beauties! You are right, the handmade banners are really a thing. Good work, lookin' forward to see more!

    1. Cheers mate,

      It's good to be back. To be honest the exercise was horrific!! I can't wait to get the whirlwind done!

  2. You're right, the "handmade" iconography gives them a special quality.
    That shelf is a very impressive site mate!

    1.'s my shelf of love! I aim to have the only Apocalypse army made from Rogue Trader models!!

      The hand painted banners are fiddly at first bit after a few they become easier! I can't praise graph paper enough!