The time has come to rebuild the Salamanders. I have been unhappy with them for some time. I've never been able to get a consistant color mix for airbrushing, thus most of the army shares a single base color but it shifts all over the place.
I've opted also to start with the heresy era mark 4 marine armor. The snout has a draconic look and I think lends well to salamanders. I've already played around with this when I built my custom sternguard some time ago. I'll be keeping that squad, the scouts, and a few single models here and there.
The core of the new force will be the models from a Betrayal at Calth set. I will probably be trolling ebay for some additional sprues to fill out three full squads with special weapons.
My goal is to build a demi company so I'll be picking up a dread and assault team at some point.
Look for changes around this site to reflect the rebuild.