Friday, March 23, 2012
Here is another unplanned addition to my Fist army. These guys were also an added unit from the Rynn's World Challenge. A full 10 man tac squad with a flamer and rocket launcher, straight out of AoBR. The squad came out real well, and I have already begun work on a Rhino for them to ride in. The 10 man squad will be handy to add more troops to my original list of only 2 scout squads.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Next up is my new Termiantor squad. Not something I planned for the army, but when I jumped onto the Rynn's World Challanege I had to paint up a termiantor squad so here they are. I actually had a blast working on these guys, so much so that I have already picked up 5 more Termies to make it a full 10 man squad with 2 heavy weapons. So reineforcements are on the way for this squad. I my many games of Zone Mortalis these guys will come in handy too!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The first unit I finished as part of my Rynn's World Challenge the Dreadnought was a lot of fun to try the paint scheme out and get a good piece of armor painted up for the army. I have yet to give it a name but I'm sure one will come to mind in the future. Let me know what you think.
Monday, March 12, 2012
A month ago today I split a box of Assault of Blackreach starter set, and I set myself a goal of painting the marines in that box in the scheme of the crimson fist. While the store event ended on the day the 25th anniversary model came out, and I won that goal I gave myself a month to finish as much of what I had waiting for my crimson fist army and see my results. Well it's a month later and I have a fully based and painted army of Crimson Fist marines waiting to game up!
In the end I changed the captain that came with the box for the Captain Cortez model instead. While it is an old bad model I think my paint work came out well. In addition I was able to finish the scout squads I have been working on and off for the last year when I had time for the army. I have also pulled the marine sternguard unit I had somewhat finished a while back and am in the process of rebuilding them with new gear. Its been a fun and intense project and one I have been waiting to get into for a few years now since I chose this chapter as my vanilla marine choice. I got a few other piece now waiting on my workbench for the army and in the coming days I will give each unit types a separate post to show some better pics. I will also have a gallery for the army up soon too. Let me know what you think of the results!
Crimson Fist Space Marines Army List
Total Points: 741
Cap. Cortez (+Power Fist +Artificer Armor +Hellfire Rounds)
1 Termie Sgt
1st Marine Squad
1 Marine w/ML
1 Marine w/Flamer
1st Scout Squad
1 Scout w/ML
2nd Scout Squad
1 Scout w/ML
Monday, March 5, 2012
This year I plan on putting together a display for Armies on Parade. The entries I saw last year at my local store left me shaking my head and wondering why I hadn't entered. This year I plan on changing that, and I have begun work on my display board. This also provides me with a perfect excuse to work on some of my terrain sitting around unpainted and unfinished, in addition to getting some new toys and doing some converting.
I chose my dependable 199th Valhallan as the star army for the display this year. Finished a few years ago, the army is one of my best ones I have built and painted and I have a lot of IG terrain I can employ for the army.
The above shot is from 2 months ago when I began the process of painting some defensive terrain and getting an idea for how I wanted the board to look like. The following shot are from a month ago with the final winter board ready to go, now I just need to get the terrain finished. You might notice that I am using one ForgeWorld's newest terrain pieces for my display. I have also converted some FW Pillboxes with some planet strike bits to make them able to mount the defensive guns. I still have a few more additions to the army and terrain before it's all done....so more to follow!