Greetings. I suppose an introduction is in order. I am a long time Blood Angels painter of over 20 years, with very little to show for it. I find it hard to motivate myself to begin and finish projects, procrastinate a lot, I am rarely satisfied with my work and tend to strip and repaint things on a whim. A couple of years ago I started a similar blog for my Blood Angels to motivate myself to paint more, paint better and stay satisfied with the results, and it worked quite well. Unfortunately, having children detracts from hobby time a lot, so things slowed down quite a bit in the last few years.
With my daughter turning four, I believe it is now time for me to start a project I have been delaying for quite a while now; my Primaris marine force. I had long ago firmly decided on keeping my Blood Angels as oldmarines only, and my Primaris marines would be a new army. I'm a sucker for punishment, so I decided to go with the only color that I know is more frustrating to paint than red - it was Imperial Fists then. So in this thread/blog I will share with you my progress in modeling and painting my Imperial Fists (which I have lovingly nicknamed Mustardial Fists) and I hope you enjoy seeing them enough to give me feedback and help me get better.
Without further ado, here are the fruits of a whole week of on and off painting - my two first completed models:
I will base them together when I finally have the first batch of five completed (the others are at various stages of painting from basecoated to shaded). In the meantime, I am open to ideas about what kind of bases work best for Imperial Fists. My Blood Angels have rather cookie cutter woodland style rock/flock/grass/moss bases and I was considering going with rock/sand/paint/grass/snow (with baking soda) this time around..