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McFarlane Space Marine - Crimson Fist WIP

McFarlane Space Marine Primaris WIP Crimson Fist Chapter

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Decided to upgrade the McFarlane Space Marine into a Crimson Fist Captain of some description... 
I have the old Forgeworld Imperial Space Marine model which must've been right before the mould failed as the joint lines are all over the place. The scale isnt the same but the accessories are almost perfect... 
 
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There are some serious mould lines on the McFarlane figure, so have to spend some time sorting these out

 

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Going to be cutting the skull away and replace it with a fist icon at a later stage. First thing first is the hot water trick to break the model down

 

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You can see how the forgeworld imperial space marine bits will work... the scale is perfect 

 

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Adding a skull to the back and some digging around in my bits box to add another to the buckle

 

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Very cool



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Added a skull to the helmet, and some brass details 

 

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Also want to try and add a bionic to the helmet similar to the primaris captain below

 

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I got started on upgrading the chest, removing the skull from the aquilla and replacing it with the old forgeworld imperial fist icon

 

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Its starting to come together at this point

 

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I'm also planning to add some sort of rope with a crux terminatus as well


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I'm really looking forward to seeing how this comes out. thumbsup.gif


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Chopped up half some sort of grav cannon from the centurion kit for the bionic... it has and end piece that resembles the glass orb, which was ideal.

 

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Also started messing about with the rope, but the wire Ive got is too thick, so will need to get a thinner one

 

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That bionic eye looks good, nice spot on that bit. The FW fist icon also seems to be the perfect size to fit into the wings on the chest. I like it when things like that happen.
One thing I noticed is that the brass eagle you used on the fauld seems slightly off-center. Was that intentional?

The project is looking great so far, keep up the good work.

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Looking great so far! Cool to see that the old FW marine parts are about the right scale for the new one. For the rope, I'd suggest getting some thin diameter solder to make it because I did something similar making my own tow cables for a Macharius. This is three strands twisted together. 

 

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Can't wait to see where this goes! I love how well the old Forgeworld marine bits and the brass etch fits. What's that little piece of brass etch on his hand?

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Looks like another Fist icon on the back of the hand. 


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Thanks very much! Excellent question about the brass eagle on the fauld... it’s definitely off centre and definitely not intentional! The plastic from McFarlane is flexible and soft, and there is almost no wiggle time when you’re glueing something... I didn’t manage to drop the brass eagles on bang in the middle and then didn’t want to risk bending or folding them trying to move them so just left them. They are symmetrical however, which just means they’re both off!

That bionic eye looks good, nice spot on that bit. The FW fist icon also seems to be the perfect size to fit into the wings on the chest. I like it when things like that happen.
One thing I noticed is that the brass eagle you used on the fauld seems slightly off-center. Was that intentional?

The project is looking great so far, keep up the good work.


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Correct, each hand has a small brass fist on the back which I was going to paint the paint the same colour as the fist so it is a more subtle detail. I have the same plan for the brass strip on the top of the helmet, it just to add some more details

Looks like another Fist icon on the back of the hand.



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Got over excited and tried a coat of primer on the chest piece to see how it came out... the paint doesnt take the exact same as the GW plastic, but it did a good job of highlighting how much more sanding I have to do!

 

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I then tried twisting some thinner wire, as per the suggestion above, and it worked much better!

 

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I've been loosely basing this model on the old school Kantor model from GW

 

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With this in mind I wanted to update the shoulder pads with some statement details

 

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I think the trim is a little too big, so might try and cut it down. Also cant decide whether to add studding around the edge or not... 

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Very cool!

 

I added one of the Mc Farlane Marines to my pile of shame and still can‘t decide on a chapter.  Was also wondering about a source and scale for some accessories. Sp I am curios to see what other people are using. I like the bionic eye bit idea — might have to steal that! Definitely going to follow this.


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Have been working on a crux terminatus for the right hand shoulder pad using some plasticard and a skull from the old FW kit...

 

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will be adding some more rope details as well


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Used the copper wire again to make some rope and then

 

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Then added some greenstuff to make the rope hooks and the tassels. Also added some plasticard detailing and studs

 

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I wanted to improve the close combat weapons so did some 3D modelling for a shield, hammer and axe

 

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First time 3D printing anything like this, so a bit of trial an error... 

the eagle on the hammer didnt come out properly, so will probably fill that in with green stuff and try something else. 

The axe is also a bit on the small side, but the shield worked out really well.

Lots of sanding required though!

 

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Those weapons look lovely, and the crux terminatus, rope, wnd extra detailing on the pauldron are excellent. Great work! Its fascinating to see how a change of scale lets you reinterpret old bits.

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Sprayed the shoulder pad black to see how the paint takes, and also to see what how much sanding was left... the black works great at showing up any marks or dodgy lines... 

 

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Also chopped the bolter down as I find it ridiculously oversized... its more like a heavy bolter... so chopping it made it feel more true to size

 

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I want to make it into a master crafted bolter eventually

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Until opening this thread I had no desire at all for one of these figures, now I'm seriously contemplating purchasing one! I love your creativity.





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