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eltanko
19-02-2010, 13:02
Those who know me will have heard me mention an army I am painting for a friend. And I decided that as I am giving very few updates on my other plogs, that I would create a new one for the Fists. So far I have painted a tac squad, and am in the process of painting a Veteran squad and commander. They are as you may have guessed a Imperial Fists successor chapter.

IN THE NAME OF DORN!!!!

Veteran 1

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1568.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1567.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1566.jpg

Veteran 2

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1565.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1564.jpg

C+C as always

ElTanko

Petay1985
19-02-2010, 13:09
I watched 'this' space as instructed...

...Nicely done, i normally run a mile from blue marines (nothing to with ultramarine hate or anything, i just don't like blue) these look good though. What was the base and highlight colour?

Presumably if you are painting them for a friend you have an army list / model list to work to? what else do you have in store for us?


EDIT: are those 'fist' pads with the laurels the new upgrade pack? i am planning on usign these for my veterans!

Emilio101
19-02-2010, 13:28
Really nice mate. The coverage is perfectly smooth and even.

Emilio

Dejay
19-02-2010, 16:50
Really nice mate, I'm usually not much of a fan of Blue Marines but hey, you've done a good job. Those pads look nice too. I think I'll have to buy some.

Keep it up!

eltanko
19-02-2010, 20:53
Thanks guys, finished the 3rd Vet and painted the armour of the 4th, so will finish it tomorrow.

@Petay: there's only 30 marines in all, the last remaining few of the chapter. So still to come are a tac squad, dread, ummm another vet squad I think!!

The pads, heads and backpacks are the fists upgrade pack. They are really good, and make it look a lot better than I would be able to freehand them!!

ElTanko

rhelsius
19-02-2010, 21:08
Well, I do like that shade of blue. How will you do the bases?

Bane_sword
20-02-2010, 00:19
Nice color scheme, smooth and even highlights and all details painted up really nicely, good job! One thing i dont like is the plasma on the plasma pistols, maybe a green wash and some lighter grenn highlights would do it?

eltanko
21-02-2010, 20:49
@Rhelsius, the bases will be pretty normal, sand and rocks, painted grey.

@Bane, I did try and make the plasma stand out a bit, bit giving it a coat of watered down scorpion green as a highlight.

ElTanko

eltanko
21-02-2010, 21:06
I found out today that the zoom function on a camera is not my friend!!
Why is it that models I hold in front of me thinking "they look pretty darned good", always look so bad when pictures are taken??

Anyway, heres some more

Veteran 3

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1557.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1558.jpg

Veteran 4

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1559.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1560.jpg

I have finished the Sergeant and the commander aswell. But I will leave a gap before posting those pics to get a bit of feedback on these guys!!

C+C as always.

ElTanko

Petay1985
22-02-2010, 07:48
looking good amigo, the chevrons on the chain swords are a nice old school touch!

eltanko
24-02-2010, 06:49
Another update, the last 2 of the command squad. The Veteran Sergeant and of course the Commander himself!

Veteran Sergeant

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1561.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1562.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1563.jpg

Commander

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1565-1.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1564-1.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/DSC_1566-1.jpg

Pretty pleased with how the cloak came out.

C+C as always

ElTanko

Emilio101
24-02-2010, 07:06
That cloak is really fantastic! So is the banner.

Emilio

Petay1985
24-02-2010, 08:03
nicely done fella, the cloak is exquisite indeed, what technique did you use? the blue look highlighting is very tidy!

eltanko
27-02-2010, 00:51
Tactical Squad 1

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0459.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0460.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0458.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0457.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0455.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0456.jpg


The shoulder pads are my attempt at freehanding both the Tactical squad symbol, and the Fists!

Double post to follow!!!

ElTanko

eltanko
27-02-2010, 00:52
Finally a picture of the Squad Sergeant, and a group shot:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0454.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s17/marktank03/Emperors%20Fists/100_0453.jpg

C+C as always

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
27-02-2010, 03:23
very cool shade of blue and the cloak on the captain is amazing. Good sTUFF.

My only critique is they look quite a bit like ultramarines. My suggestion would be to paint both shoulder pads White. Anyways, they look great.

Emilio101
27-02-2010, 05:13
New guys are looking great. The freehand is a nice touch. Have you changed the colour scheme from the original models or is it just the lighting?

The Laughing God
27-02-2010, 05:42
I really like the color scheme, the blue looks fantastic.
The white shoulder pads look nice too, I hate painting white but yours turned out great.

Keep it up,

eltanko
28-02-2010, 00:27
very cool shade of blue and the cloak on the captain is amazing. Good sTUFF.

My only critique is they look quite a bit like ultramarines. My suggestion would be to paint both shoulder pads White. Anyways, they look great.

Thanks much bmx, glad you like the cloak, I was pleased. I know what you mean about the colour. The friend I am painting them for is contemplating what to do about the shoulder pads!


New guys are looking great. The freehand is a nice touch. Have you changed the colour scheme from the original models or is it just the lighting?

Thanks Emilio, these guys were actually painted before the other batch! They are painted the same, think its just the dodgy pics that I take!!


I really like the color scheme, the blue looks fantastic.
The white shoulder pads look nice too, I hate painting white but yours turned out great.

Keep it up,

Cheers laughing. I hate painting white too, they aren't as smooth as they look in the pics, but for me they are pretty good!

ElTanko

Petay1985
01-03-2010, 16:21
looking good fella, is that the chaos plasma gun you've used there? it looks a lot more compact than the regular marine one, will have to consider that on future models!

you're free hand work is good, i will have to remember it for reference when i'm doing my Imperial Fists :)

Dejay
01-03-2010, 16:54
Looking great, the chainsword looks old skool.

rhelsius
07-03-2010, 22:39
Good Fist freehand on those shoulder pads. As usual, when there are quite a few models together it looks better as the little differences average out.

eltanko
07-03-2010, 22:55
Thanks for the comments guys, there is more to come. Though there will be a break before then whilst I paint up my Templar's.

ElTanko