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I started in 40k with Imperial Fists way back in 3rd Ed. I played them pretty-much exclusively until 5th Ed. when I took a break from 40k. Like many others, I returned to the game with the 8th Ed. Renaissance. I've been playing filthy xenos, but recently got the bug to bring my old buddies up to current standards. Here's progress so far:

 

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Hellblasters are currently on the hobby desk. 


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They looking excellent. I can’t wait to start my IF. Just waiting on my new airbrush. Probably going to do the second company with the gold trim I don’t see a lot of the so they need some love.


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I love it. What is it with Fists and really taking to medium-heavy weathering? Is it the yellow, makes it stand out better? Maybe the fact that the Fists are siege/fortification masters, so their stuff is rugged by design and weathering is more possible for this?


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I love it. What is it with Fists and really taking to medium-heavy weathering? Is it the yellow, makes it stand out better? Maybe the fact that the Fists are siege/fortification masters, so their stuff is rugged by design and weathering is more possible for this?

 

 

All of the above, I think. The contrast between the yellow and whatever weathering tone is used helps a lot for sure! 

 

I did over-weather the Redemptor though. Less is more. Next one will be better.


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They look really great. Have you used an airbrush for your yellow?

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Yes, basecoat, shade and surface highlights were all airbrushed.



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First Hellblaster unit complete. I rushed a bit on these and I'm not as happy with the result.

 

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Good job on the Hellblasters.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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They look great, even if you're a bit unhappy with 'em. Weathered just enough.


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Agreed; they look great! :tu: What is it you're unhappy about? And what can we expect to see next? :)


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Thanks! I over-weathered them a bit, it doesn't show so much in the picture due to clever posing ;-) They're fine really, I tend to be hard on myself.

 

I'm currently working on a Primaris Lieutenant who will be done soon... I was distracted by building and painting a Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy for my Evil Suns. I'm hobbying back and forth between the two armies so I don't burn out. Shelter in place sucks, but I sure am getting a lot of painting done. 


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I thought it'd be fun to post some pics of my original 3rd Edition Imperial Fists, complete with flocked Goblin Green bases biggrin.png Bonus Internet Points if you spot the janky conversion bit.

 

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Many an enemy has stopped to ponder the significance of the rear-facing storm bolter, only to concede - in that moment of confusion - a window of lethal opportunity to the Imperial Fists.

 

You've come a long way, mate.


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The Sentinels
Chapter Command ([1]), Throne Company, Grail Company ([1], [2], [3]), Lance Company, Sword Company ([1], [2]), Dagger Company, Shield Company, Sigil Company, Tome Company, Storm Company, Shadow Company.


Current projects: Lance Company - Land Speeder TYPHOOOOOOON


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Many an enemy has stopped to ponder the significance of the rear-facing storm bolter, only to concede - in that moment of confusion - a window of lethal opportunity to the Imperial Fists.

 

You've come a long way, mate.

 

Ha! That's hysterical! The Storm Bolter is on a pin so I can remove it for transport, didn't notice it had spun around in the pic  :-D

 

And thanks for the kind words.


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Many an enemy has stopped to ponder the significance of the rear-facing storm bolter, only to concede - in that moment of confusion - a window of lethal opportunity to the Imperial Fists.

 

You've come a long way, mate.

 

Ha! That's hysterical! The Storm Bolter is on a pin so I can remove it for transport, didn't notice it had spun around in the pic  :-D

 

And thanks for the kind words.

 

 

That wasn't the janky conversion bit?

 

Hmm... Then is it the Iron Halo that I don't recognise? Looks like it could be a button from some jeans or something...


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The Sentinels
Chapter Command ([1]), Throne Company, Grail Company ([1], [2], [3]), Lance Company, Sword Company ([1], [2]), Dagger Company, Shield Company, Sigil Company, Tome Company, Storm Company, Shadow Company.


Current projects: Lance Company - Land Speeder TYPHOOOOOOON


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That wasn't the janky conversion bit?

 

Hmm... Then is it the Iron Halo that I don't recognise? Looks like it could be a button from some jeans or something...

 

 

That's the one! It's flat washer and a lock washer glued together, then cut in half. 



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Primaris Lieutenant done:

 

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First squad of Aggressors done. Yes, I know they should have the bolters but they were built long ago. C'est la vie.

 

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Gives you an excuse to buy and paint a second box of Aggressors, this time equipped with the bolt weapons. :evil:


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Great work, and painting fists in 3rd ed when there was no reliable strong yellow colour from GW was no mean feat!

 

Weathering is really well done - is that sponged on? 



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Thanks! The weathering is almost entirely sponged on. There is one spot on the Redemptor Dread where I experimented with masking fluid weathering, but it isn't visible in the picture. The experiment ended up marginally successful, but I decided that experimenting on an expensive centerpiece model wasn't what I wanted to be doing so switched to the sponge.

 

...and yeah, there weren't a lot of yellow options back then. I went with GW Bronzed Flesh glazed with GW yellow ink.



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Aggressors are good. It never really clicks how many shots 36+3D6 is until you have to roll it... and then you realize it's half the dice in your Shooting phase. biggrin.png


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Knocked out another squad of Hellblasters. I'm closing in on 1500 points of Primaris, not far to 2k!

 

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Good time for it. I'm doing Orks and Thousand Sons while I wait for the world to reopen.


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Good time for it. I'm doing Orks and Thousand Sons while I wait for the world to reopen.

 

Nice! I love my Evil Suns, they're so much fun to play.






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