I have been working on some Space Marines now for a little while as my 3rd army for Warhammer 40K. Recently in both the Berks Warhammer 40K club as well as the Adventurer's Guild, I entered a "Tale of 4 Gamers" type of challenge. I had been making good work until life complicated things.
I had run a large tournament in April, the Berks Spring Assault. I was ill prepared for nearly 40 players showing up and that event took a lot out of me. Plus I was moving to a new house and that took time as well, so I had taken a break from painting and working on minatures.
My 8 year old son, who is taking a huge liking to Warhammer 40K wanted me to build Salamanders. Green is his favorite color and he liked how they were based upon dragons and preferred using flame weapons. So, in lieu of building (and paying for) two armies, I decided to combine them.
Now I have a combined force of Lamenters & Salamanders working together. The Yellow and Green units look great along side each other. Thus the combined project has been called: STRIKE FORCE: STEEL THUNDER.
I'm working on more units, but here's some of my highlights of what I am finishing off: