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Space Fink
28-12-2011, 18:44
Alright So this is going to be my first thread on here (The Damned Artificer convinced me to give it a go. ). So here's my current project my Imperial fists. There's no army list as I get most of my pleasure from modeling and painting. I tend to go with whatever catches my imagination at the time. Saying that there will be a general nod towards the codex in case I do ever need to field them in anger. Hope you like what I do. And I look forward to sharing techniques and learning new skills along the way.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6589117801/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6589117787/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6589117787/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6589117757/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6589117757/

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 09:56
Still haven't worked out how to embed the pics so they show up straight away.

the damned artificer
29-12-2011, 10:18
Great to see that you got a thread posted mate! ;) To post pictures directly on the thread you should use the little symbol in the wysiwyg editor when you press the 'go advanced' button or simply put an image tag around the url to the picture, like this:

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It's very simple when you get into it but it is usually what new users struggle the most with :)

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 10:29
Cheers chief. I'll get it eventually, but I am truly rubbish with technology. (which to be honest would probably make me perfect for serving in the imperium ;). The next part of this I'm working on is the Captain. Will post some progress shots as soon as his legs arrive via Ebay.

BeatTheBeat
29-12-2011, 10:35
Remember to thank the Damned Artificier for persuading you to post those! Great Imperial Fists, damn you folks for getting me closer and closer to shelling out for FWs kits.

The source lighting could do with a bit... less. At the moment it looks like paint, not light, due to the darker green at the fringes of the light which looks darker than the surrounding yellow. I'd suggest painting the dark green areas of the light yellow again, keeping the bright green areas closest to the eyes.

Cheers,
BTB

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 11:15
Cheers fella. Will bear that in mind for the next ones. I don't tend to go back to minis once there done. But will take the advice the next. I'v name checked him everywhere. And we chat on face book. But If you want a public one on here then that's cool. Cheers to the Damned Artificer for the intro to the group..:)

vlad78
29-12-2011, 14:36
WOW, I love them.

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 14:49
Thanks Vlad. Glad you like em. More to pics soonish.

Hermanesq
29-12-2011, 17:29
Now that is an Imperial Fist army...

Gearhart
29-12-2011, 18:21
Wow your fist are beautiful, great job! You are certainly extreamly talented

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 18:34
Well whilst I was a shadow in the background, following some logs on here. Yours was one of the ones that gave me the inspiration to tackle the project. So I'm stoked that you like em. Got a ways to go to catch up to your force though.;)

BrotherTearz
29-12-2011, 19:06
These Imperial Fists are hot!!!

Gearhart
29-12-2011, 19:50
Well whilst I was a shadow in the background, following some logs on here. Yours was one of the ones that gave me the inspiration to tackle the project. So I'm stoked that you like em. Got a ways to go to catch up to your force though.;)

haha im glad you were convinced to start your log, it would have been a shame to not see these :)
and if you truely want to do 3 companies or a full company i will surely be here to comment the entire way....but i have to say you put mine to shame xD hopefully after some more time i will learn how to tackle painting mine.

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 20:43
Full company....Probably but it'll take a while. I have the full 4th company Dark Angels. Started putting them together when the Angels of death codex first came out. Very much a gaming army and looks its age.lol!

Gearhart
29-12-2011, 20:54
Full company....Probably but it'll take a while. I have the full 4th company Dark Angels. Started putting them together when the Angels of death codex first came out. Very much a gaming army and looks its age.lol!
a force to be scared of im sure...ive been tempted from the beginning to use dark angels rules for my 1st company. but who know have to get the army done before i can play xD

Alsharoth
29-12-2011, 21:41
I've just given you a 5***** rating as those Imps are excelent, I'm not a fan of the armour mark but I am a fan of your painting.
Well done!

shaw3029
29-12-2011, 21:53
Very nice! Keep up the good work!

Space Fink
29-12-2011, 22:00
Cheers guys.:D

the damned artificer
30-12-2011, 00:04
Cheers fella. Will bear that in mind for the next ones. I don't tend to go back to minis once there done. But will take the advice the next. I'v name checked him everywhere. And we chat on face book. But If you want a public one on here then that's cool. Cheers to the Damned Artificer for the intro to the group..:)

Hehe always glad to corrupt my fellow geeks ;)

Hammer49
30-12-2011, 12:28
Fantastic work on the fists!

Breazer
30-12-2011, 23:41
these are looking very nice...
hope to see more soon!

Space Fink
31-12-2011, 02:13
Soon there will be a work in progress shots of the captain for these guys. Just waiting on some bits from Ebay.

Space Fink
01-01-2012, 21:50
Ok so work in progress shots of my heresy era captain. Lots still to do before paint.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6612749601/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6612749579/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73090422@N08/6612749571/

the damned artificer
01-01-2012, 23:45
Nice looking mate, still no luck posting the pics directly in the thread ??

ephrael
02-01-2012, 00:07
These are some amazing looking Fists. I love the helmet crests and the battle damage looks fantastic. The lightning bolts make me think of the Unification Wars veterans. Well done.

Space Fink
02-01-2012, 12:07
Nar mate. Still not sorted the photo thing. I was rushed for time a bit yesterday. Will start doing it proper with the next batch.

Yup wanted a smattering of Unification war vets in the force. Am toying with the idea of having some members of the honer guard with bits of thunder armor.

Space Fink
02-01-2012, 15:36
Think I have worked out how to post pics properly.

SDKFZ
02-01-2012, 15:36
Looking very nice. Hope you can get your pics. to work here. :)

/ SDKFZ

Space Fink
02-01-2012, 15:56
Cheers fella. Think I'v worked it out.lol! Love your work, before I joined yours was one of the logs I followed from the shadows..:)

Space Fink
15-01-2012, 20:08
Ok so these are some of the 40k era fists i have been working on. These came about as the experiment models for the heresy era stuff. Ie I would try things out on these first. Anyway I liked the way they looked so I made a squad out of them. There are a lot of old parts from the bits box.

the damned artificer
15-01-2012, 22:39
Looks great man, love the beakies :D Are the legs on the lascannon dude sculpted or are they from a 2nd ed devastator ??

mdeceiver79
15-01-2012, 22:49
Beautiful weathering. I assume scortched brown with a bit of chainmail?

red_merkin
15-01-2012, 22:53
oh, those look so good. I love dirty and grungy battle worn Spacemarines

Gearhart
15-01-2012, 23:13
THEY LOOK GREAT MATE! i hope theres more where these came from :)

Space Fink
15-01-2012, 23:43
the damneRd artificer
e: Imperial Fists. Pre & a bit of post heresy.
Looks great man, love the beakies Are the legs on the lascannon dude sculpted or are they from a 2nd ed devastator ??

Bob on fella, 2nd ed Devastaors. Paint stripped about 10 of em. There giving up there greaves for the cause.

mdeceiver79
Re: Imperial Fists. Pre & a bit of post heresy.
Beautiful weathering. I assume scortched brown with a bit of chainmail?

Silver not chainmail fella.

Space Fink
01-03-2012, 14:34
Quick update. MKII b Raider previously of my old DA army now re painted for my Fists.

Gearhart
01-03-2012, 22:40
Beautiful land raider mate! i really like the reds it contrast perfectly and makes it pop as a whole! and its always great to see you back :)

Space Fink
02-03-2012, 00:34
Cheers fella. Should be a few more updates over the next few weeks. Just on of them periods where life gets in the way of 40k for a bit.

sheep
02-03-2012, 03:57
Beautiful work mate, heresy era fists are always hard to pull off, yellow is such a hard colour to get right, but you're doing an amazing job and the weathering is adding a great seige of terra vibe too them.

Look forward to more.

Cheers

Sheep

Space Fink
02-03-2012, 09:45
Cheers chief. It was a bit of a choir coming up with a technique for the yellow but I seam to be getting there now. Siege of Terra. Dame it, there meant to be liberation of Necromunda. lol! But I can see yellow paint being in short order so probably didn't get many touch ups between then and the siege

Space Fink
15-03-2012, 14:13
Some love for my 40k era Fists in the form of a new Ironclad. All magnetized.
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Gearhart
15-03-2012, 19:03
beautiful work as always, im thinking of adding a bit of wear and tear may i ask how you do the chipping? thanks mate :)

Space Fink
15-03-2012, 19:27
No worries. First of with this fella I hacked into him with my scalpel a bit. Then painted as normal. Dabbed on a darkish tone ie scorched brown with a small roughly torn piece of sponge. Then with a brush apply a metallic. Finally I add a shade line to the upper edge of the chip with some black. Hope its of some help.:D

Gearhart
16-03-2012, 00:21
yes this will help me greatly, cheers. btw how large do you expect the army will be?

Space Fink
16-03-2012, 01:37
Erm, blimey. Have not even considered that one yet. Well whatever I make that's heresy era. I'm going to make a 40k era counterpart. Probably around 2000/ 2500 for each. Half way through the next heresy era tac squad and captain at the mo. Then will be getting there transports sorted.

Khrangar
16-03-2012, 04:11
Lovely work so far. I especially like the one sergeant. Might want to get photobucket if you're having problems embedding images.

Khrangar

Gearhart
16-03-2012, 04:52
Erm, blimey. Have not even considered that one yet. Well whatever I make that's heresy era. I'm going to make a 40k era counterpart. Probably around 2000/ 2500 for each. Half way through the next heresy era tac squad and captain at the mo. Then will be getting there transports sorted.

ah sounds good, well im sure you may add points later on. For me when i started i just kept adding and buying and a few years later im a little over 10000 points xD NEVER DID I IMAGINED THAT MUCH YELLOW! but your models certainly help me keep on going, and its also fun to look at the older models compared to the new ones, and you can see how you improved. Well for me any ways your already perfect at painting haha cant wait to see your new stuff :) cheers matey!

Space Fink
16-03-2012, 17:36
Cheers guys. Nar no photobucket for me. Makes my buggy old pc crash every time. Gearhart everyone gets better with time fella. I recently dug out my old Dark angel army I finished around 5 years ago. And the progress I have made since then cheers me up no end. To the point where most of it is going on fleebay to pay for more fists.:D

Space Fink
22-03-2012, 13:09
Ok so this part of the army will only be updated every now and again. But its time for the Fists to get some big gun support. And probably down to my age whenever I read the fiction I just cant picture Lucious pattern. 136016 And I need to do a few scratch builds.

the damned artificer
22-03-2012, 14:47
If you are planning on building a beetle back mate, might I suggest you take in some of the design aspects from the mars pattern reaver by forge world as I honestly think that simply doing an upscaled version of the old epic model will look bad, kinda like the armourcast reaver, and not in style with the newer designs of 40k minis. It will mainly be subtle changes like more defined edges and a more angular main structure beneath the curved armour plates to give a more manufactured look :) This will also help you when you build it as curves are a lot harder :)

Space Fink
22-03-2012, 17:28
Cheers for the pointers chief.:D I do have a love of the beetle backs. And in particular the metal ones that never saw release. Got a bunch of the old plastics still.;) My plan is to modal my engines so they look like older variants prier to the ones that Forge World make nowadays. So aesthetically somewhere between old epic an the modern minis. Am not to bad on curves. Am going to take a fair bit of inspiration from the Forge World Reaver and Warhound. Especially when it comes to there power plants. As long as I retain the classic silhouette then I shall be happy.

the damned artificer
22-03-2012, 18:22
No problem mate, and it seems they were pretty spot on in regards to what you've planned yourself :p Will you be doing the interior of the head too ?? Or is that too much :D

Space Fink
22-03-2012, 19:31
Lol! Of course head detail. Have had a quiet day in work so have been sketching and planning. This always happens with me. I run low on cash for the pretty models I want so I turn to scratch building. Although this will be the first time I have shown the world the results.;)

StraightSilver
22-03-2012, 22:17
I have only just seen these guys, I second what everybody else has said, they are gorgeous!

I have a lot of respect for anybody brave enough to tackle Imperial Fists, probably the hardest Chapter to pull off properly (yellow is a nightmare!), but you have done them beautifully.

Just the right amount of weathering too.

I was wondering though, in the first pre-Heresy squad that you posted, where is the head and power fist from on the sergeant?

I recognise most of the other bits, but don't recognise either of those and they're very nice.

Trouble is you are now making me want to buy some early FW armour marks for my Ultras!! :)

Space Fink
22-03-2012, 22:41
Cheers Man. I'm really getting into this army. The head is a grey night head found on ebay, with hair sculpted on. And his power fist is the forge world command pack one. :D

StraightSilver
22-03-2012, 22:45
Ah ha, that makes sense now. :) It looks really good, may have to pinch that! ;)

And I didn't realise FW did a command pack, damn you, have now got my card out!! :)

Space Fink
22-03-2012, 22:59
Yup I feel your pain. Am now selling a bunch of old armies to fund these. Feel free to nic any ideas. Its all good.

Space Fink
22-03-2012, 23:01
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/SPACE-MARINE-CHARACTER-CONVERSION-SET.html

Breazer
22-03-2012, 23:51
I so love your marines Space fink....you really know how to use the yellow so well...
it is a really nice diverse force in look, poses and style...great work...i hope you will post some full army pictures soon...

Space Fink
23-03-2012, 10:10
Cheers fella. As soon as there are enough of the yellow perils to justify one then I'll post an army pic.

Space Fink
23-03-2012, 11:40
Ok so the captain is finished. Already want to start on a better version of him.
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the damned artificer
23-03-2012, 15:14
That's a nice captain mate! A better version you say, what would you improve on the new version then ??

Space Fink
23-03-2012, 15:33
The sculpt on the power fist. Think I'm going to use fine Plasti-card instead of green stuff. I like the way your Termies look. And you seem to get crisper edges. Also thinking of using the body from the limited edition boarding marine. going for a more subtle pose. his guy looks like me when I'v spotted the pub.lol!

the damned artificer
23-03-2012, 16:02
Sounds like a great idea, I must say I am also reluctant to sculpt anything if there's even a remote chance I can build it from plasticard :P The oarding marine would make a great base for a commander, I recently aquired the thunder hammer from the model which I'll be using on a veteran, unfortunately it's a rather expensive model to come by now as the average ebay price is 30+ and I'm simply not gonna pay that much for one, so I'll probably never include one in my own army. Sometimes I envy you British lads, it's a real bummer that FW doesn't attend any events in Denmark... Well, that's probably mainly because there's not that many events here but still :p

Space Fink
23-03-2012, 16:11
lol! well As I'm married I need permission from the boss to get to any events.;)

the damned artificer
23-03-2012, 16:25
lol! well As I'm married I need permission from the boss to get to any events.;)

I'm not married, but I still have to answer to the lady in charge as well seeing as we live together :p She also has a prominent seat on the financial council as well... But she's a sweetheart, and just last week she sanctioned a small purchase from forge world next month :D I need to bet my hands on that crisp looking decimater :angel:

the damned artificer
23-03-2012, 16:31
Okay maybe I need this one instead... http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff/SPACE_MARINE_RAPIER_LASER_DESTROYER.html :D It is so damn cool!

Space Fink
23-03-2012, 16:36
Cool.:) Is it joining the ranks of you Mechanicum force?. I still have half a tac squad to finish then its either get some forge world rhinos or start on the assault boys. However in the mean time I need to get some bulk body filler and start on my engines.

the damned artificer
23-03-2012, 16:44
Well, I need to decide if I want the decimator or the rapier now... Damn it :P But If I buy the decimator it will most likely join my iron warriors :D But damn that rapier laser destroyer is cool...

Space Fink
23-03-2012, 17:48
I know man. They keep bringing out shiny versions of my favorite toys.

Breazer
24-03-2012, 09:56
he looks really cool fink....if you start on a better version please just make another one :D

Space Fink
24-03-2012, 18:56
Parts have been ordered for captain mk2.;)

LokkoRex
25-03-2012, 12:29
that captain is brilliant!

Space Fink
25-03-2012, 14:38
lol! Cheers man. But when the new ones done he's probably gonna end up on ebay.:D Just not happy with him.

Space Fink
27-03-2012, 09:41
Also. Selling off some old DA stuff on ebay to fund more fists/ Engines. Has a look if you want.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251025894022?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

Sneezy
27-03-2012, 10:05
This is an awesome thread...great use of the plastics and colours

Breazer
18-08-2012, 20:42
Are you still coming back with some updates Fink...im honoustly waiting for more marines from your end!

the damned artificer
18-08-2012, 20:49
Yeah mate, get some fists done ;)

Space Fink
27-08-2012, 10:29
Well its bi a while. I''m a Roller Derby reff. it eats up a lot of my time but here are some more offerings.

Space Fink
27-08-2012, 11:36
And the replacement Captain.
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Atia
27-08-2012, 11:39
Looks nice :) some siege-mantlets or land raider achilles/helios would be cool. Or Sigismund and his Templars (Pre-Heresy). Keep it up! For Dorn, for Terra, for the Emperor!

Space Fink
27-08-2012, 11:43
Cheers fella. Next on the list is another Rhino. Then my terminators. Got my eye on a Mk1 Land raider after that. Just really looking forward to the FW HH books now. Wonder what goodies they have in store for us. Hopefully Sigismund may actually be a modal on there to do list.:D

Space Fink
28-08-2012, 10:00
Terminators are go....
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the damned artificer
28-08-2012, 10:17
Great stuff mate, it's almost time for a group shot ;)

The termi is boss! Gotta love the fw tartaros kit, they are beautiful :D

Space Fink
28-08-2012, 10:39
Cheers chief. The last tac squad took forever to complete. Felt i rushed this guy a bit. But the rest of his squad will be better.:)

unwanted
28-08-2012, 21:09
These are some very nice Imperial Fists, although some of the chips are a little too big for my liking, but it's seriously nit-picking!

Space Fink
28-08-2012, 23:41
Glad you like em. Actually the ridicules level of damage on my Fists started as a joke between me and a friend. ( His army's always look like they are fresh from the parade ground) So mine got the massive chips. Its going to be a bit less on the rest of the command squad. But all bets are off for the assault guys.;)

Breazer
29-08-2012, 12:03
very nice....i like the fluffs on the helmets....but i do wonder what happened to the face of the captain?
all together nice work Fink...if you have some time check out my log...im curious what you'd say... ;)

Space Fink
29-08-2012, 14:12
Yup still not happy with the captain. Can make a bunch of excuses but I'll probably end up remaking him and demoting that one to a Sargent..;)

tcraigen
30-08-2012, 00:35
Yellow always looks so good weathered! Great looking squad, I love the blue on the thunder hammer.

Gearhart
30-08-2012, 04:04
fantastic stuff mate! your stuff is always fantasic excited to see it all together

Space Fink
30-08-2012, 09:11
Going to knock up a display board (ala armies on parade) then get some group shots. But as I take my sweet ass time over everything it could be a while.lol!

Gearhart
30-08-2012, 09:50
Haha no worries mate take your time, trust me ive been taking my sweet ol time with my mustard marines xD possibly way too much time haha but with some new paint on the desk and a bit of modivation i may just get something done haha

Space Fink
30-08-2012, 12:47
If anyone interested I am selling some of my (Very) old Da army on Ebay. Have a look see.http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kalico_jack/m.html?item=251142992443&viewitem=&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2562

Space Fink
19-11-2012, 11:50
Ok it take me a while but I get there. Latest additions my termies and the start of my 1st assault squad.:)157905157906157907157908157909

the damned artificer
19-11-2012, 16:23
HE'S BACK! :chrome:

Awesome stuff as ever mate :D How far away are we from an army shot??

Space Fink
19-11-2012, 16:38
I recon the new year. It'll give me time to finish the command squad and my second Rhino. Plus I have a realm of battle tile I'm making into a display.:)

the damned artificer
19-11-2012, 16:52
Nice :D If only I had more time for my own stuff :p I have a wodden 2x2 foot MDF board that should someday end up as a display board as well :)

Space Fink
19-11-2012, 16:59
Yup time is thin on the ground these days. Working on the house/ Trying to get one of my cars back on the road. And refereeing angry ladies on skates does not leave me much me time anymore. :b

the damned artificer
19-11-2012, 21:16
That's a lot of projects man :p I mainly just sit around and try to paint enough models to pay the bills :p

Space Fink
19-11-2012, 23:29
lol! Well I'm not gonna stop refing Derby. But once the house is done I should have more time. And at least a dedicated work area for my geek stuff. ;)

the damned artificer
20-11-2012, 00:30
I live in an apartment with my GF so I have had a permanent work area sanctioned in our living room :P I'd love my own room for geek stuff once :D

Breazer
22-11-2012, 09:55
Sad that you seem so busy Fink, they look great as usual. I really like your style and how it works on marines like that. id say keep up the good work!

Space Fink
01-12-2012, 13:25
Cheers man. Glad you like my style.:) I know its not to everyone's taste.

Space Fink
01-12-2012, 13:28
Ok so here's my latest addition. Actually got it 6 months ago but cocked up the canopy so had to source another of ebay. I miss the days when you could still order any bits direct from GW.

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Space Fink
01-12-2012, 14:41
And as requested by TDA.;)
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Gearhart
01-12-2012, 15:39
Wow, simply stunning mate! Fantastic job! What's next?

Space Fink
01-12-2012, 16:43
5 more assault guys then another Rhino. Then after that start on the display board for them.

Gearhart
01-12-2012, 21:02
5 more assault guys then another Rhino. Then after that start on the display board for them.
sounds great! im really looking forward to the board as i plan to make one as well :)

GlenMorray
01-12-2012, 21:22
...Simply THE best fists I've ever seen! Probably in my top 3 Marines, including Chaos.

I'd scuff the Fists logo on the wings of the Talon a bit more, but past that. Incredible work mate. Well done!

Space Fink
01-12-2012, 23:54
Cheers chief.:)

Space Fink
29-01-2015, 16:31
Wowza! last time I posted in my Fists Blog was 2012.. Anyway taking a break from my orks for a few months. So here is a Pred for the 40k yellow space men.

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Gearhart
03-05-2015, 16:35
Look at that glorious tank! Beautiful

Tybalt Andrus
04-05-2015, 18:18
That's a seriously weathered tank! I like the division of the Imperial Eagle across both front armour plates - that's never occurred to me before. It may have to feature on a future Imperial Fist tank of my own...

Breazer
04-05-2015, 19:02
Looking good fink.. Glad to see you are still out there... is there a log of your orks too?

Space Fink
10-05-2015, 21:04
Cheers guys. Yup still modeling away occasionally. Tbh lost a bit of love for GW. Ha! only taken me 25 years. Am sure it'll come back though.... It always does.
Have started some Dust stuff recently for a change. Still plugging away at my Orks though. :)


http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?360059-Space-Fink-s-Evil-Sunz-Kult-of-da-Moon-Eyez
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?406540-Space-Fink-turns-to-Dust