Thursday, December 26, 2013
Pedro Kantor is the Fist's current Chapter Master, and until recently I hadn't had the chance to work on him much. Now that I am caught up with the army to the point where I am satisfied with it's size I am able to put in some time adding the Chapter Master into my army. He has been sitting in my ToDo model case for a while in nothing but primer, now he has some paint! I have tried to paint him as close as I can to the current GW painted CF model. What do you think?
Friday, December 20, 2013
Here are some photos of some new scouts I am working on for the army. Since I finished the first 2 squads of scouts I have been planning on filling them out to 10 men each for a full squad. Now I have caught up and I am finishing these 8 new scouts for those squads. I can combat squad the other bolt pistol and knife scouts to the Landspeeder Storm and leave the bolter scouts with the rocket launcher scout.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Rapier Laser Destroyer battery is one of those few 40K items that have been around since Rogue Trader days, much like the Crimson Fist. When ForgeWorld released a new set of rules for these weapons I had to add some to my fist army. I had 2 old RT Rapier models sitting around for a long time, and this was the perfect time to add them to the force. The rules for these bad ass weapons are still on FW's site in the download area, here. The new rules have brought back a very deadly piece of gear to marine armies in 40K. The original plan was to make this unit useful in both my CF and Valhallan armies, but I chose to stick with fist only in the end. As for the crews I created a few marines with 2 extra marine I had sitting around with bolters from the starter sets, and the other 2 being made with auspexes in their hands as remote controls for the batteries. This was also the first time I used bits from the new marine tac squad box to build a marine for this unit. The one with a bolter one handed is made from the new box set bits, very handy!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Landspeeder Storm was one of those vehicle types that were new to space marines in the last edition. I liked the look of it, and it was also a transport for scouts which was handy since I was planning on building a scout heavy army. The speeder got better in this edition by becoming a dedicated transport instead of just a fast attack choice, now my FA choices were open for other things like scout bikes! I chose to go with a multimelta on this speeder to give my scouts a heavy punch while the scouts deploy forward either on the speeder or infiltrating. I still plan on adding 2 more landspeeder storms to the army since I will have 3 scout squads in the force. I may try some of the other weapons options in my other storms.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Chaplain Olmos is a recent addition to my collection when I was able to snag one of the very cool chaplain in terminator armor models. I had an extra HQ spot open and a chaplain is a handy upgrade to my massive terminator squad. With his leading them it gives the squad a better chance to land extra damage. I have had some great results with him so far in the few battles he has fought and the model is one of GWs best terminator characters they have ever made I think....
Monday, November 18, 2013
Finally the last piece of armor recently finished for my Fist army....A Predator battle tank! One of my fave tanks in all of 40K, when I began building the army FOC I placed at least 1 Pred in the intial army force. I had a lot of fun building and painting this tank and I'm looking forward to using it in my games. I packed as much firepower into this tank to take down anything heavy that I might run into. All lascannons with a HK for extra killing power!
Monday, November 11, 2013
As we trek thru the motor pool we come to my next new piece of armor, the multi role Razorback! This tank I put together to transport and support my Sternguard squad that I have already built. Again I have taken the FW armor add on, and as a bonus since this is going to be a special ride for my elite troops I picked up a FW Heavy Bolter turret. It gives the tank a unique profile compared to a standard twin linked heavy bolter armed tank. I also gave it the storm bolter upgrade for more Dakka!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Let's start off the return of the blog with a little armor! In the last year I have had a chance to 3 tanks which I will feature in the coming weeks. This week I will start with the humble Rhino transport. This one was built for use with my Tac Marine squads, and has the markings to go with it. I still need to finish another hatch with a second storm bolter to use as having 2 sets of twin link bolters, but for now this will have to do. Overall this model was fun to paint but the extra armor from FW required a little bit of work to conform to the body, but that's resin for you.....
Friday, September 27, 2013
Well it's been a while since I last posted anything on my blog. This month we got a new Marine codex and with it some new additions. The Crimson Fist have gotten a few additions like Bolter Drill, and Pedro Kantor is still in the book along with all his special rules. I have gotten the bug back again to work on my CF and I am working to get some tanks and speeders done along with a few new additions to the army. I also have a new blueprint on how I want the 4th company to look, thanks to Planet Strike I have a basic blueprint of what the CF have left to work with.....
Time to get to work!