My third marine army.
My first army was Space Wolves circa 2nd edition, and a project Intend to one day get back to. I have all the old models still, plus a bunch of old limbs and shoulder pads, its one of my long long burning projects that may one day see light. But I get distracted.
My second marine army was the Blood Angels, circa 4th Edition. They were fun, and I was able to baptise the fresh new Apocolypse game with a Battle Company of these guys. Was fun. Then the 'new' codex came out. Saw the new models. Saw my models. Realised I would have to scrap everthing as I really liked the new models. Motivation for painting red at this stage was at an all time low. Eventually I sold the army and its motor pool (cept for a few choice bits).
Finally, the third army, Imperial Fists. I have attempted to paint Imperial Fists for a very long time. I think since 2nd Edition. I never got far. I was envious of all those wonderfully talented people with Imperial Fist armies, and I wanted to field my own set of yellow marines on the table top. Finally, after many failed experiments, and after the waning interest in Blood Angels, I did it. I painted some models I was proud to show people.
Here is the first squad I every did, led by that limited edition sgt.
2nd Squad and then a few characters.
This is one of the first models I did. This model alone is responsible for me in the early stages of painting to keep coming back to the Imperial Fists. A model I am proud of to this day. Based off Sicarius and a few extras, this inspired me to have small heraldric shields for all my characters, veterans and sgts.
Before I knew it, within a year I had made it to this.
Thats a lot of yellow. Finally to cap it off, I made a fellblade. I'll do another post sometime about the full journey, you can at least witness the finished piece.
That didn't last as long as I thought.
Here I have a set of Sterguard I have wanted to do for a very long time. I usually get ideas and inspiration for projects years in advance and then just let the peices simmer for that appropriate motivation to strike. Last night, it struck for these guys. Let me know what you think.
A mixture of marks and limited edition figures makes this unit rather unique. Which is what I like. Inaddition its going to be fun to do their heraldry as well. The drum magazines are from Anvil Industries, and were very easy to use. Fit perfectly. All the other bits are from my bits box. The sculpted pads are a conscious choice for me, as this army I wanted no transfers, and to look like they are on an extended campaign in a ruined city. Hence all the trappings and such on all the models and tanks. I really like the feel of it. Plus they look awesome on the tabletop.
Hoping I can get to these ones soon, as I want to make more, though the Dwarf miners have precedence. What do you think?