However firsly, I thought I might explain myself a bit. I started my Imperial Fists at around the same time as 5th Edition came out. At first it was only the limited edition sergeant and my converted commander. Very early on, I decided I didn't want any transfers, and use moulded pads only. The reason for this is I didn't like the look of the decals when they went on a curved surface (this is before I knew about Micro Sol and Set). Hence my decision. I also wanted to have battle damage on the marines themselves as well as the vehicles, as my intention was to represent them in the midst of a campaign, and not having time to polish up. This also explains all the extra trappings on the Marines and vehicles.
I was also heavily inspired and influenced by this awesome piece of artwork.
This first part will just be my infantry, and perhaps later on I'll do the motorpool as well. Some of these models haven't been seen before, but for the majority of the others, they have been posted in my threads on the Bolter and Chainsword forum here and here.
First up are my Tactical Squads. I wanted to use as many different parts as I could, hence why there is Blood Angels, Assault marine, Black Templar, Space Wolf and Dark Angel bits used throughout. Also I used as many purity seals as I could find. Hope you enjoy!
Tactical Squad 1 (the first squad I painted)
Tactical Squad 2 (The Sergeant is actually the Blood Angels Vanguard Veteran Sergeant, I just like the pose)
My favourite conversion. Kept me focused in the early days.
Old school backpack. I guess its not that big a deal, but I notice it. The cloak trimming is inspired from the old Imperial Fists Index Astartes Article, along with the heraldric shields on all my Veterans and characters.
My boarding marine Veteran squad. Inspired by the cover of Shadows of Treachery. I had a lot of fun doing them. They are for my Heresy Era Fists as well.
Rogal Dorn himself. Again for the Heresy Era stuff. Who wouldn't want to use a Primarch?
My slightly converted He'stan. This was a real pain to do, as at the time he was metal, so there was a lot of Dremmeling. Also my first attempt at power weapons.
These are my Huscarls, body guard to Rogal Dorn. Each of them have the nice pelt to show there station, and Lysanders shield. I spent a lot of time getting the poses right for them.
That is the end of the infantry. Next I'll try and get some current shots of my motorpool. Thanks for looking!