View Full Version : Raimo is teh logzor! Imperial Fists, Red Scorpions and Tau

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
06-03-2008, 01:13
Warning- If you are looking for a log with any sort of coherent pattern of updates, or, indeed, any updates at all, look elsewhere. Actual updates come perhaps monthly, and everything else is random chatter. You have been warned.

Yay! another project log. *rolls eyes*. By Raimo, no less. Oh well.

As the title suggests, this log will document my purchasing, converting and painting at least 1k each of Fists, Tau, and Red Scorpions. Eventually. Hopefully. updates will quite possibly be infrequent, but stay tuned.

blah blah blah. Raimo talks too much. 'ere we go...

The Imperial Fists I own, and have assembled-appx 650 pts.
Tactical squad- the painted half
slightly dark, but shows colors well.

and...the unpainted half.

Devastator squad-conversion in progress (nothing exciting, just forcing a BFM bolter (stolen) and a pair of normal marine arms to play nicely). He had a pistol and chainsword, but a bolter makes more sense.

more to come...

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
06-03-2008, 20:58
Apologies for the threadomancy, but I do need to post updates. Especially if everyone hates me so much that they refuse to post *cries*.

A Black Templar veteran- finished him awhile ago, but thought i might as well post pics

Tau come in the mail, concealed in giant cardboard boxes.

Raimo converts Shas'ui (s)
tiem for surprise markerlights!

The devastator sgt.

C&C welcome, as always.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
07-03-2008, 00:28

obligatory workspace pic-

As for the Tau-
my trial scheme- the firewarrior who everyone hated

A slightly disturbing detail-
the base of the model is still very much wip.

C&C welcome, and, in fact, invited.
(dear god, why do i bother?)

07-03-2008, 00:44
I like it so far. The eye is very creepy :D

One small criticism- it might be because the pic is a little dark, but the yellow on your Marines seems to drown out the rest of the model. They just look like a solid wall of yellow. Then again, it might just be the pics.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
07-03-2008, 01:00
thx. As I said, the pics are teh suxors- the yellow seems to fry the inside of my camera, washing out the highlights, and screwing with the colors. Better pics soon.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
07-03-2008, 22:24
Added better pic to first post. Much more true to life now

Cheers. Hope to start on some scorpions soon...

07-03-2008, 23:23
Are those steel legion models oon the workshpace? Nice IF bit the yellow need some work, and would like to see the BT vet with both arms on

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
08-03-2008, 02:03
Good eye, man- that particular squad is getting a bath of brake fluid in the near future. I believe I've mentioned the yellow, but it can be uneven in places, epically under some lighting. The arm will come...someday.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
08-03-2008, 14:39
Another little update- no Marines today (God-Emperor Forbid!), but other stuff aplenty. Nothing painted, tho : (.

My old steel legion- soon to be stripped and repainted, still deciding on a scheme

my old color scheme


Kroots! Used to belong to kishvier- scored 12 for $14, not bad.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
08-03-2008, 14:42
More Kroot- Shaper and Long Rifle

Greenstuff detail on the shoulder pad. all Kroot either have the T'au symbol or some Tau lettering.

C&C,as always, welcome.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
09-03-2008, 05:57
Anyway, I was thinking (about Red Scorpions, in particular), and realized I have no idea how to go about painting them. being the persistent sort, did some research, and discovered some ideas. My plan- 4-1 Adeptus Battlegray (or the other one- the dark blue-gray, anyhoo.) to Necron abyss, highlighted w/ 50-50 AdBg mix-Shadow Gray, shaded w/ 75-25 Black ink-AdBg mix(with some water). yellow- illyden darksun, hightlighted w/ 50-50 darksun-golden yellow, shaded w/ watered down 50-50 darksun-some sort of brown (uncertain-have to take a peek at my browns). rest as normal. stoned atm, but c&c welcome.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
10-03-2008, 02:21
Blah! Haha, got you, didn't I? god, my life is so sad...

Anyway- started on my Tau today- guess what? my test model failed. horribly. while he takes a bath in Simple Green and contemplates his sins, I'm left with another painting problem- what scheme? I'm thinking urban colors, perhaps a very dark olive drab and dark cloth, or dark gray and lighter cloth (brown? bone?). suggestions welcome, as i am off to acquire a (borrowed) copy of DoW, complete with army painter, to save me some trouble. Any and all opinions on anything above, c&c, flames, praise, offers of free food, random unhelpful blather from Kishvier, whatever. please- post. something. It's really quite lonely out here.

Seriously- 600 views and only 2 posts not my own? Why, Warseer, Why? :cries:

11-03-2008, 11:22
The yellow on the painted half of your Fist's tac squad looks nice and even.
Your sergeant looks like he has a couple of white bits on his helmet, around one side of the front vent and eye socket.

Try and photograph in good light, not too bright or it'll look radioactive.

A post for you :)

11-03-2008, 16:06
I agree with the captain, nice fists! And this is another post for ye. Hope to see thsoe kroot painted ;)
cant wait for more!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
11-03-2008, 19:37
Thanks! tasty posts... :)

The light dose make some of the highlights on the Sgt (the most heavily highlighted/shaded of the squad so far) look nearly perfect white. those bits are actually highlights above the eye and on the rebreather. oh, well. such is a digital camera.

settled on the above formula for my Scorpions. test model soon. ish. maybe. whenever i get my hands on some spare marines- either a tactical squad or the new metal veterans. they = roxors your soxors.

decided that i didn't like the strange pose of the dev. sgt's arm, so changed him again.

Concerning the Tau- Darkseer's Tau have really grown on me (read-they rock), but they're, well, his. so that's out. realistic, camo-y schemes really suit the tau, imho. still looking for a scheme.

keep it coming! ;)

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
13-03-2008, 01:10
Time for another bit of thereadomancy!
Anyway- i've narrowed down my ideas for Tau paintschemes to several choices-
-a shameless copy of Darkseer's Tau (yes, they are that cool)
-an urban-y scheme involving dark gray armor, and bone-light brown armor.
-heavily weathered, mainly black Tau- black armor, dark gray cloth, squad markings and choice panels in off-white/bone.
-Drab green, black markings, tan cloth
-Light gray-white armor, drab green markings, glowing blue bits much.

Two of the above are blatant theft (top and bottom), but the rest are invention.
Most are plenty simple, involving similar colors.
suggestions and c&c welcome, pics of something coming eventually.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
13-03-2008, 22:14
here we go again... *rolls eyes*

another little update. Some time yesterday, I was struck my a thought, consisting of something along the lines of this- "God, a squad of pre-Heresy Fists would rock. Like, roxors your soxors. like, this kind of rock-

And so it begins- the next tactical squad I purchase for my Fist will be thoroughly M32, with mark 6 & 4 helmets in bulk, studded shoulder pads, black shoulderpad rims, and old school bolters! like, RT old school. observe-
as you can see, i've tried several styles. they're damn easy, and look pretty good. the one on the right was based on the bolter held by the Veteran in the Codex:SM entry. just thrown in there. they look a little messy, but that's been fixed, mainly with greenstuff.

the new Devastator Sgt.

All for now. any comments welcome. ;)

14-03-2008, 01:02
Steel Legion make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...

Good to see you're going to attempt to build a Pre-Heresy Marines army. We have far too few of those.

Good luck!

And btw, what was wrong with the tau test-mini? He looked good enough to me...

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
14-03-2008, 01:54
Yay! posties!
yeah, the 'Legion are missed sorely my all. :(
it's not so much a Pre-HH army as a single squad, mixed in with the others. Still, one can never have enough Pre-Heresy. :)
Personally, I have no problem with the Firewarrior either, but when I posted him individually, the response was near-unanimous condemnation. I have been told that that particular thread was a landmark moment- the first and only thread from MP&T to be moved to teh W@sT3z. Still trying to decide on a scheme for the Tau...

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-03-2008, 19:25
Hi! :) Probably thought I was gone, didn't you? Haha- no! Nothing can kill me!

Anyway, i've settled (yet again) on a Tau scheme, and have started another model. Still waiting on some paint, but you can enjoy my beautious WIP shots.



Only the cloth is really anywhere near completion- rest is still just undercoated.
More once I get my hands on some paints- namely Scaly Green, and Blazing Orange. Anyone willing to trade?

This idea struck me yesterday, and I felt like sharing it with the world.
They're coming out of the *******' walls!


20-03-2008, 19:29
Lol evil jelly babies.

More nice looking fists, the metalwork could do with a black wash of some sorts

20-03-2008, 20:11
I really like how my old kroot look.:D I wish I kept them though. Those gummy bears are truly a evil entity, and it scares me that I know you because of it!:angel::D Lol.

As you can see, I used one of your pics in my avatar too.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-03-2008, 21:37
Gah! Stupid camera! I managed to take a picture in which the yellow doesn't look retarded, and the damn thing goes behind my back and screws with the metallics. THERE WILL BE PUNISHMENT!! *ahem*
Technially, they're not new fists, as both models have been seen before, in better pics.
The boltgun metal parts do, in fact, have a wash of 4-1 H2O+Chaos Black.

Oh, and Kishvier- teh kroots are mine. All Mine!! Muhahahahaha!

First one who recognizes the gummy bear photo for what it is gets a cookie. ;)

20-03-2008, 22:05
those gummy bears are deffinetly squats!

21-03-2008, 11:51
Gummy bears are from some strange movie you have told me about at school like resident evil.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
21-03-2008, 12:19
I think Valo deserves a cookie just for that, but it won't be teh cookiez until someone recognizes the actual secne. Btw, it's cool that Valo is posting on my log, his Scorpions having inspired me to paint some of my own, and all. Keep it coming!

21-03-2008, 15:24
I think Valo deserves a cookie just for that, but it won't be teh cookiez until someone recognizes the actual secne. Btw, it's cool that Valo is posting on my log, his Scorpions having inspired me to paint some of my own, and all. Keep it coming!

Thanks Raimo!!I ha dno idea you even saw my log!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
21-03-2008, 16:13
Yeah, I've posted there. My apothecary is named after you, remember?
Expect a finished Tau firewarrior by Sunday.

21-03-2008, 18:29
after brownsing back through the log......I now remember...

any pics of that apothecary?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
21-03-2008, 23:46
He's up next for painting...maybe next weekend. working on Tau mostly atm. Scored a Devilfish and a single stealthsuit form Kishvier today- $20.00 total. not bad. The stealthsuit might be done by sunday. depends on what happens tomorrow. Btw, pray for Kishvier, as he is off to a tournament upon the morrow.
Cheers for now.

22-03-2008, 16:05
He's up next for painting...maybe next weekend. working on Tau mostly atm. Scored a Devilfish and a single stealthsuit form Kishvier today- $20.00 total. not bad. The stealthsuit might be done by sunday. depends on what happens tomorrow. Btw, pray for Kishvier, as he is off to a tournament upon the morrow.
Cheers for now.

We shall pray:angel:

new stealthsuit model or the old one?I love the newer ones,fantastic models.
I'm also pretty eager to see your apothecary!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
22-03-2008, 21:20
It's a new, plastic XV25, but just today, I happened upon a miracle (of sorts)- Two old XV15 Stealthsuits, hidden in the depths of my bitz. These will form an interim unit of 3 (a la DoW) until I pick up a box of 3 XV25s. Or maybe more XV15s.

23-03-2008, 01:35
Nice progress so far, on all the models Raimo!

The 'gummy bear' pic, is just too funny. :D

23-03-2008, 02:26
I've got a few of those xv15's lying around...

I'd trade em....plus some other tau stuff...heavily in your favour for any RS stuff..

I kinda gave up on my tau when I saw the FW stuff,that and as soon as I bought the codex,the tau empire codex popped up(right when I got back into the hobby).....So untill I can get all FW battlesuits...and the new XV25's,my tau will remain in their boxes.

Oh yeah,and just so you know,My Apothecary has now been named Raimo.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
23-03-2008, 17:12
Cool! I'm an Apothecary too! Thanks, man.
Send me a few pics of your Tau stuff, and I'll see what I have to offer. Might have to pay in cash, tho... I don't actually own any Red Scorpion specific bits at the moment :(. Finished stripping my stealthsuits, but my paints still haven't arrived, so no Tau for y'all today...
Raimo never gets anything done :rolleyes:

23-03-2008, 23:49
I'll try and give you a suitably good paint job so I don't insult you!

24-03-2008, 22:05
$25 for the stealth suit XV25 and Devilfish not $20. XV15's were mine at one point though, same as Kroot. Lol 50% of your Tau were originally mine.:) Hey and I spilled the Black Ink:( but I have the green.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
24-03-2008, 23:11
Yea, it's true- a lot of my Tau stuff used to belong to Kishvier. Dude, you told me about the ink, but you have both the green and the orange? Teh Roxorz!
For those left out of the discourse, Kishvier is picking up a few paints for me at the friendly LGS, paints which I sorely need for my Tau. On a separate note, one of my most-used brushes recently died on me- another thing to replace before any progress can be made. Oh, well.

25-03-2008, 02:38
Hey raimo,just wondering if you got my PM,my messaging has been acting odd..

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
25-03-2008, 10:28
Yeah, I got the PM. On another note, various uncertainties (see above) have moved my painting schedule back at least a week. Sorry, devoted readers :(.

25-03-2008, 22:13
If you'd like I could post some pics of that Librarian we both painted.:confused:

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
26-03-2008, 00:05
Yeah. "We both painted*"
*Undercoated by Kishvier, painted in it's enterity by Raimo.
Sure, go ahead. Readers, be warned- this is still PiP, and not my best work anyways. :rolleyes:
still waiting on the replacement brush, and the paints. Sorry.

26-03-2008, 21:12
painted in it's enterity by Raimo.

My butt. I painted the shoulder pads, and most of the back and a bit here and there, touched it up all over and painted a fair portion of the rest.

But you YOU painted the staff head so terribly ugly!!! Heresy!!!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
27-03-2008, 00:28
The "black" is the undercoat. Good work. Still, I never saw the shoulderpads, so I may stand corrected. Just post the pics ;).

and yea, that was an early attempt of mine at washing with normal paints. not so cool.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
29-03-2008, 21:20
Cheers, all.
Been a while, hasn't it?

Still waiting on a number of things, but I decided to paint a Kroot. Just to keep y'all interested, y'know?

This is, to date, the only model I have painted to completion with the brushes I bought recently, to hold over until better tools arrive. Before the God-Emperor, those things are made of dog hair. Synthetic dog hair. Absolute crap.
Oh, well.
I'm particularly happy with the skin, especially considering what I was painting with.
There's a freehand T'au symbol on the other shoulder, and some squad markings in my Sept color.

That'll be all for a while, unless Kishvier posts some pics of the Librarian.

29-03-2008, 22:44
Cheers, all.
There's a freehand T'au symbol on the other shoulder, and some squad markings in my Sept color.

That'll be all for a while, unless Kishvier posts some pics of the Librarian.

Note the shoulder pad is on the side facing away on both pics.

I'll be getting the librarian up in a minute hopefully.

The "black" is the undercoat.


EDIT: The gods of chaos dislike me for painting part of a firewarrior today. Both sets of my camera's batteries do not work.:(
They charge as we speak.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
29-03-2008, 22:59
Note the shoulder pad is on the side facing away in both pics.

That's why I mentioned what was on it. I assume most of my readers are capable of basic sight.

Yes- I know. When you brag about the black, it seems rather pointless. Still needs to be highlighted, btw.

29-03-2008, 23:43
Well btw how are we supposed to say if we like/dislike if we can't see it? I WANT TO SEE THE FREEHAND SINCE YOU DID IT AFTER I LEFT ON FRIDAY!!!

Anyway, here be the librarian pics that we painted:





Brother_Chaplian Raimo
30-03-2008, 01:27
Um, dude- I hadn't started him on friday. I did the whole model after you left.
The freehand itself is intentionally rather messy, as benefits the Kroot, not known for their artistic skills.
Yeah, the Librarian is still pretty wip- I'll finish him someday. Face came out nice, tho.

01-04-2008, 19:58
Anyone gonna post anymore? It seems Raimo and I own the thread.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
01-04-2008, 20:39
Actually, I own most threads. Usually, it's own with a p, tho.

And yes, C&C is very nice.

Deus Ruinus
01-04-2008, 21:45
nicely done! those gaurd realy do need some work they do though. but the imperial fist are realy nice!

01-04-2008, 21:52
Can you give us a better lighted pic on the painted fists?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
01-04-2008, 22:48
Thanks. Teh guardz need some work- because they're 4 year old, half stripped pip.
Might get a better pic of teh Fists up with my next actual update.
Comments are cool...

Edit- Removed. You lot can wait until I get a firewarrior up ;)

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
03-04-2008, 01:22
Man, other people seriously need to post...

Anyway- my paints and brushes arrived today, praise be to the most holy Emperor of Mankind. The brush is rather good, especially for a GW product, and with it I completed the test-Firewarrior shown earlier. Without further ado-

I really like how the green looks, especially the highlighting.

the orange markings came out rather well, too.

comparison shot- the colors go together fairly well.

Cheers for now. any comments appreciated.

03-04-2008, 02:55
I like the FW,only complaint would be to maybe lighten up the clothe a bit,just to give it more depth,possibly use a 3:1 mix of scab red to codex grey,with a wash or 2 of watered down brown ink.

03-04-2008, 11:07
I'm with valo on that your Fire warrior looks pretty cool.

03-04-2008, 13:14
Coll FW man! Looks really good, and an army of them would look even cooler.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
03-04-2008, 18:40
Thanks everyone! Finally, some posts :)

A bit of a lull atm, but Brother-Apothecary Valo should be finished by the weekend, and some Red Scorpions by next week. yay.

03-04-2008, 18:48
Neat, I'd love to see them.

Col. Wales
04-04-2008, 05:48
Looking good so far.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
06-04-2008, 23:43
Well, I had a race today, so no complete Apothecary. i do, however, have a sick, pirate-style scar on the left of my face, so it's all good. :(. :). I did finish a test model, trying out the Red Scorpions.
Only a 20-minute job, but it showed me how the colors work. Came out too blue, tho.

Maybe straight Adeptus Battlegrey? Or perhaps like Valo- 4-1 Ad Bg- Necron Abyss.



Brother_Chaplian Raimo
09-04-2008, 19:09
Damn. Just realized the above post contains exactly 0% of one's daily requirement of photographs. Better remedy that.

The abovementioned Red Scorpion. Rather blue.


My 'Fists, in a different light. Per request. Blurry, I know. Also not the real color.

Removed for ugliness- that light did not suit my fists.

I should probably paint something, but I'm far too lazy.

C&C welcome.


09-04-2008, 21:21
i do, however, have a sick, pirate-style scar on the left of my face, so it's all good. :(. :).

Yes, it made a quite nice addition to my monday morning in english.:D

09-04-2008, 21:50
hey, most of ur stuff looks pretty good. one question, how did you do the yellow on the libby's robe? it looks great.

keep it up

09-04-2008, 22:13
Red scorpian is looking good, fists still look solid, I especially like the detailing on the chainsword.

Keep it up.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
10-04-2008, 01:42
Thx, all!
The yellow on the libby is, in fact, that lightish, orange-brown color, successively highlighted by adding bleached bone.

Old fists, new light. Still need to paint more...

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
12-04-2008, 18:02
Well, seeing as I'm the only one who actually posts...

Update! Yay!
Not much of an update, actually, but Brother-Apothecary Valo is done. Rather pleased with how he came out. Origionally, the photos were too yellow, but the magic of photoshop fixed that, and now the yellow is nearly spot-on.



; )

As I have a full week off from school (*yay*), I've set aside a few models to finish over the course of said week-
One (1) Firewarrior squad, consisting of 12 models, three of them already finished.

Not really alot, I know, but I'm an extremely slow painter, so this is reasonable. For me.

Cheers for now


Edit: Damn. Still some touching-up to do. As you can see, these are unflattering photos.

12-04-2008, 21:01
rad,'m a marine!!!

if this keeps up there's gonna be a whole bloody armies of valo's going around!

13-04-2008, 17:24
looks good Ramio. just wondering why you arnt doing the classic black armour RS? either way it looks good.

Ps with your addition of a apothecary Valo and my Commander Valo were only a few marines away from a valo command squad. lol

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
13-04-2008, 20:30
In IA4, the Scorpions are, in fact, very dark blue-gray, which I tried to replicate. Need a new method, tho. Not really working.

13-04-2008, 21:33
you have a point but as im looking at it right now they seen to have a grey look, but then on the FW page they are indeed black. so theres your range right there either way he looks nice and crisp.

also the Imperial fists look great.

13-04-2008, 22:16
Your apothecary looks really good Raimo, needs a touch here and there but on the whole very good.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
14-04-2008, 20:14
I love compliments...:)

Thanks, everyone. Finished a couple of Firewarriors, realized how quick they paint, and decided to scrap the above list in favor of finishing the entire squad. Still might do the Kroot, tho.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
19-04-2008, 21:01
Evening, all. Been a while, hasn't it?

Well, I didn't finish the firewarriors. Not by a long shot. I have, in total, 4 finished, and the rest staring accusingly from the shelf.

My models try to kill me. I'm sure of it. At night, I fight them off with a knife and a jar of brake fluid.


Obligatory Pet Photo!

Some more finished Tau. I've ditched the orange markings, in favor of...something else. Still working on that part. :*rolls eyes*

Yesterday, I decided I was unhappy with the pose of my standard bearer, and scrapped him, intending to replace him with a suitable metal veteran (the one with the power sword and plasma pistol) at some point in the future. Gazing at the parts recovered, and my bitzbox, I realized I had the parts to build a marine with a multimelta. God knows why, I did it. But that's not the shocking part.

The Shocking Part-
I painted him as an Ultramarine.

Shoot me.

Viola- a devastator of the 5th Company.


He came out rather nice, imho. Still, an Ultramarine. Oh, well. I might have to start an army. ; )

C&C welcome.


19-04-2008, 22:38
Hey it's Buddy! That dog is great:D. Nice Ultramarine, you freehand the Omega symbol?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-04-2008, 01:03
Freehand it I did. One side is a bit lopsided, and there's a spot on the other that needs fixing, but it came out well. I went with the whole "5th company=dark, with glowy white eyes" from "How to Paint Space Marines"

20-04-2008, 12:12
oooooooo nooooooo an ULTRA MARINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

looks go though, i find ultra smurfs the easiest to paint so if you like em, stick with em.

PS. your now acting Chaplain of the Red Scorpions 3rd Company!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-04-2008, 13:22
's true. This fellow was damn easy. I'm sticking with my Fists, tho. Nothing says "badass" like yellow Space Marines. ;)

Oh, much obliged.:) That makes a total of 4 Raimos- Myself, Valo's apothecary, Ghostmaker's Chaplian, and something slated to appear later in this log.

And no, I haven't named a Titan after myself. Although that would be awesome.

20-04-2008, 15:57
lol, you (the chaplain) have done some serious damage to other armies since you have yourself a reclussium command squad all armed with jump packs! also i bet you did name a titan after you or something large like a thunder hawk. But since you are Ramio it could possibly be a drop pod or a teleport homer! lolz!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-04-2008, 20:40
Okay... I'm not sure I feel the "lolz" in that last sentence...

And no, you're thinking entirely alone the wrong lines.

On an entirely separate note...


There you go. Red Scorpions, and awesome music.

"If you are here raise your hand, and say 'Here I am'. By 'Here I am' I will assume you mean 'Here I am, rock me like a hurricane'"

Funniest. Television. Evar.

Your army could rock people like a hurricane too if you took some Crusaders with their hurricane bolters. lollerskate!

I seriously need to actually paint something...oh well.

20-04-2008, 22:35
Every time I hear that song I think of the Appleby's commercial.

Yaaaaaay for the planted associations of American consumerism bred into us from television...

The painting on your Red Scorpions has vastly improved since the Imperial Fists. Nice job mate! :)

20-04-2008, 23:05
SCORPIOWNED!!! Nice, I'm playing rock you like a hurricane right now. Keep it up Raimo.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-04-2008, 23:09
Praexes makes me sad now...:(...sad because he doesn't like my fists...but he makes my happy, because he posted:) oh, well...


Dude- that's totally my word. Fo'serious. Give it back.

20-04-2008, 23:10
great Song that is. also got any updates along the line of scorpions?

also Kishvier i might have to put that SCORPIOWNED!!! line in my Sig.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
20-04-2008, 23:15
Dammit! Seriously, I said that first.

For your quoting convenience- :;)


20-04-2008, 23:19
hey Ramio did you notice that you are currently a "chaplain" post wise? and we need more updates C'MON 40k is like heroin for nerds and i need a fix!

21-04-2008, 00:07
Of course I like your fists. Why do you think I'm subscribed to this thread? :D

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
21-04-2008, 01:37
Whoo! subscribed! My life is fulfilled! :)

BTW, Pre-Heresy Death Guard=teh roxors. Fo'serious.

And seriously- I did say that first. Ask Kishvier. Then sig me. ;)

21-04-2008, 01:44
lol... If I ever finish them. *rolls eyes*

21-04-2008, 02:36
alright bro. so c'mon with the updates!

21-04-2008, 21:06
I feel that more updates would cause the scorpions to be more SCORPIOWNED!!!
Sorry I took the word but you came up with it 2 months ago and didn't use it.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
25-04-2008, 00:18
Well, a little bit of an update...

I haven't been painting, but I recently picked up some of the new metal veterans. They = roxors your soxors.

New members of my command squad - the new standard bearer in the center.

All of these will be named after fellow Warseers- by request, or if I see something awesome and deserving of a named model.


This fellow. I have a plethora of options for him, and whoever lands him may choose. Also, I'm not sure he has a place in the command squad, so his color scheme is up for grabs.


25-04-2008, 10:05
Cool standard bearer conversion... copycat :p

25-04-2008, 16:44
hehe, I call the bitch of the squad: scheduled for first removal in event of casulaties: Bolter-toting Veteran Praexes. :P

25-04-2008, 16:50
Yeah, the bolter model really doesn't look like a veteran. And you're really giving your Standard Bearer a plasma pistol!?!?!? Madness! this is Madness! Nice conversion though. Am going to do one with the new vets, but with the lightning claw one. I hate single lightning claws.

Oooh! Can I be the other veteran? I am a fellow IF player..........


Brother_Chaplian Raimo
25-04-2008, 18:50
Madness! this is Madness!





Sorry. It had to be said. Besides, I don't actually game very often. Plasma = awesome win.

Cool standard bearer conversion... copycat :p

Oh. Sorry. I didn't know you had done that, too. Great minds, and all that...

Brother-Veteran Praexes, welcome to the Third.

Sure. Shadowphrakt is officially inducted into the Honor Guard of the Battle-Standard of the Third Company. Choose a veteran, and a name. Senoiris can be the Standard Bearer if he likes. Glad to see some enthusiasm...


25-04-2008, 18:55
Brother Veteran Kcik ass awesome and win... I mean, Brother Veteran Duffius. Can I be the veteran with the power sword an BP? The one on the right in the pic...hes cool!

25-04-2008, 20:01
You could name one after me, noting I live closer to you than anyone on the fourms and you call me around 10AM every Saturday morning. I really like the Vets.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
26-04-2008, 02:28
Hmmm. I think I prefer Brother-Veteran Kcik...interesting name...welcome to the Third. BTw, you has plasma. I like plasma...

And no, Kishvier has to ask nicely, and not exaggerate. Besides, followers of the Fallen Legions have no place in the Honor Guard of the Battle Standard. I'll think about it.

27-04-2008, 00:29
Come on! Give me something, a marine at least, I'll name you after one of my Termies!

27-04-2008, 00:38
cant wait to see those fists btw Vet. Sgt. Redquest sounds like a good vet sgt name?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
27-04-2008, 15:31
Sure. Brother-Veteran Kishvier it is. You get to choose your weapons- you have a bolt pistol, but your right arm could pack-
Plasma Pistol(:))
Lightning Claw
Power Sword
Power Axe

Sorry, Ghostmaker. The veterans have been used up. You can lead the Terminator Squad, if you like.

"Squad Redquest! Forward! For the Emperor!"

27-04-2008, 15:46
Oh. Sorry. I didn't know you had done that, too. Great minds, and all that...
It's back on page 5 of my log and more recently on page 11. I don't mind at all

Senoiris can be the Standard Bearer if he likes. Glad to see some enthusiasm...

I wouldn't mind the Terminator sergeant spot if Ghostmaker wants to bear your standard.

27-04-2008, 19:50
Liking the Fists dude. There everywhere now. Like coming out of the walls.

27-04-2008, 20:33
hell i need my terminator Armour that wimpy power Armour is much less good looking and with some a nice pimped out storm bolter or combat shield with spinners i might just pick up some lovely imperial ladies. lol

And Raimo It would be an honor to lead your terminators into combat.

27-04-2008, 20:51
Nice log you have here Raimo. Subbing.

Really like your revised Dev Sarge. Have you painted him up yet?

28-04-2008, 20:14
Lightning Claw is the weapon I'll take, since it's my favorite weapon in the game.

BTW if I can, model some salami on his base (Lol) :)

also Kishvier i might have to put that SCORPIOWNED!!! line in my Sig.

Aw, come on you used him! I used it first!!! IT DOES NOT MATTER IF HE CAME UP WITH IT I USED IT!:( :(


Brother_Chaplian Raimo
28-04-2008, 21:27
All right, people- please stand in an orderly line, and, when called, say "Here I am."

By "Here I am", I will assume you mean "Here I am, rock you like a hurricane."

Named Members of the Third-

Valo- Brother-Apothecary Valo, attached to the Command Squad of Brother-Chaplain Raimo

Ghostmaker 12- Brother-Veteran Redquest, Attached to the Command Squad of Brother-Chaplain Raimo- 2 Lightning Claws

Shadowphrakt- Brother-Veteran Kcik, Honor Guard- power sword, plasma pistol.

Praexes- Brother-Veteran Praexes, Honor Guard- bolter.

Kishvier- Brother-Veteran Kishvier, Seconded from the First Company*- bolt pistol, other weapon by request.

Capitan Senioris- Terminator Sergeant Senioris, honored veteran- power sword, stormbolter.

Konrad- Veteran Sergeant Konrad, attached to the Command Squad of Brother-Chaplain Raimo- Powerfist, Plasma Pistol, Combat Shield

Significant Marines yet unnamed- Apply at the door; first come, first serve. To apply, please provide Marine name; position; and (optional) any personally heraldry or markings, to differentiate you. Within reason. All models are helmeted unless stated (Scout Sgt is exception, Tactical Sgts may be unhelmeted by request), Wargear is final. Sorry.

Brother-Veteran, Standard Bearer of the Third- plasma pistol, combat knife, Company Standard.

Brother-Ancient, Dreadnought- magnetized

4 Tactical Sergeants- bolt pistol and chainsword

Scout Sergeant- sniper rifle

Devastator Sergeant- Bolter and Chainsword

3 Land Speeders- Crew names and vehicle names.

That should do for now...

*Kishvier- do you really want a Lightning Claw? The new veteran one is really ugly. Perhaps a Power Axe/Sword?

BTW- I said it first. It's my word. I made it up. He sigged me, because it's mine. 'nuff said. Next awesome win I come up with, you can have. Deal?

28-04-2008, 21:34
I call Vet Sergeant

28-04-2008, 22:07
c'mon man i got bumped down to standard!? low blow. also if i do i want to be a suicidal one so give me a lightning claw (the raised one from the commander sprue)

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
28-04-2008, 22:23
Sorry. Listed models are finalized. Also, in my book, standard bearer = awesome win. Besides, I checked it out, and the Cap'n beat you to Terminator Sgt.

Oh, and Konrad? Please follow standard procedure. Much obliged.

Ghostmaker? U, sir, have excellent taste. ;)

29-04-2008, 06:38
Standard Procedure??

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
29-04-2008, 10:39
Take a closer look at the above post. Again, just to clarify-

To apply, list-
Marine name
Desired Position
Any personal heraldry or markings to differentiate you. Within reason.

Much obliged. Glad to see some interest.


29-04-2008, 21:39
Name: Konrad
Position: Vet Seargent Command Squad
a sorta goatee beard

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
29-04-2008, 22:36
Welcome, Brother-Veteran.

Sorry. He can has helmet, as does everyone, unless otherwise noted.

29-04-2008, 23:25
I want a captain of an Imperator Titan.

And yes, the titan must be included. You also need to convert it so that the top comes off to view my marine, and give him three exchangeable heads: Helmeted, un-helmeted, and un-helmeted with a scruffy beard.

Do it or I'll hate you forever.


30-04-2008, 00:39
Name: Redquest
Position: Company Standard
Wargear : Lightning claw(s) cuz im Crazy :o

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
30-04-2008, 01:10
Both Redquest and Praexes are already set. Please read the entire post, people. Named Members of the Third are those positions already reserved. If your name is there, you're good. To reiterate, wargear is final. If you don't like what you've got, there are other open positions. Sorry, people.

Praexes- would you like your beard ginger, perchance? ;)

EDIT- added new Veterans to above list.

30-04-2008, 01:44
what combat knife? i want lightning claws.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
30-04-2008, 09:56
Sorry. The Standard Bearer is a metal model, and he has a plasma pistol. If you want lightning claws, choose someone else.

The available positions above are finalized.

Damn. I really need to paint or something, Oh, well.

30-04-2008, 11:38
which vet model with the plasma pistol are you using? i'd rather a power sword (i give all models that have my name one) but whatever you see fit, also are you going to have a company champion? if you are i'd rater be him since he gets a cool shield and big **** power sword

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
30-04-2008, 20:30
If you know what you want, check out the list of available models. I don't have a company champion for my Fists (yet), although both my DiY marines and Red Scorpions will have one. The closest thing to a champion in my Command Squad is the Veteran with two lightning claws. The veteran standard bearer is the one with the banner pole in the pictures (:rolleyes:). He's usually in the center.

30-04-2008, 21:14
What? And I don't get the Titan Commander?

WTF Raimo?! I thought we were friends...

30-04-2008, 21:26
well then its time to make a company champion for your fists because thats what i want to be! :) or i'll be a champion for the red scorpions. whatever floats your boat!

30-04-2008, 21:34
Come on Raimo, get painting again! :D

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
30-04-2008, 22:14
I know, I know. It's not like I have anything better to do. Like school. Or social life. Damn social life...

C'mon, Ghostmaker- make up your mind! There is, as of yet, no Imperial Fist Company Champion. There is, however a veteran, in the command squad, with 2 lightning claws- the closest I've got. There *might* be one (a company champ) in the future. The Red Scorpions will have one, but I'm still deciding whether to name them after Warseers. My DiY chapter (more in a while on that) will also have one, but they're a theme army (of sorts), so no Warseers. ;)

Praexes- dammit, man! Can't you see I'm busy? I've got, like, stuff to do. Other than build a Titan. Get out of my head! Go make more pretty Pre-Heresy Death Guard.

P.S.- Feel like suggesting a name for my DiY Chapter?
See, but don't be Seen; Trust your Battle-Brothers; Aspire to Glory.
Bone armor, company markings (non-codex style) in orange, black and white. Mobile, infiltrate-y, minor desert combat theme. Slavic, Russic names for characters, squads. Might post some fluff later. Test model someday. Maybe.

30-04-2008, 22:52
How about Raimo's Roughnecks?

30-04-2008, 22:53
i guess i'll take the dual lightning claws since they will "SCORPIOWNE!" any people who get close (sry i felt the need to quote you there)

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
30-04-2008, 23:11
How about Raimo's Roughnecks?

Woah. Wait a minute. Was my log just 'jacked by Starship Troopers?

And yes, I just realized how much I'm asking for it my requesting names. Oh, well.
And Ghostmaker- Thank you. All sorted now?

01-05-2008, 00:27
hells yea! and i also feel sorry that your log has be Star ship trooper'ed.

01-05-2008, 21:16
I know, I know. It's not like I have anything better to do. Like school. Or social life. Damn social life...

Dude, like doing french when mackey doesn't check:D

Ha, get painting, why are you doing your homework now!?!?!:wtf::D

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
01-05-2008, 21:43
Did I say I was doing homework? Honestly, what did you think? Do I ever do homework? ;)

I might be painting something in the near future...
Perhaps some more Tau, or Kroot. Defiantly a test model for my Chapter. Still no name suggestions?

01-05-2008, 22:07
Name for what? The chapter or a character?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
01-05-2008, 23:26
The chapter. Basic info further up the page. If you like, however, you can request a character still. Either one is cool. BTW, your fluff is really coming along, Zippy. ;)

01-05-2008, 23:33
how about BATTLE TOADS! if you dont know what BattleToads was an early Nintendo game that was awesome.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
02-05-2008, 00:04

I'm actually serious about this, people...

02-05-2008, 01:34
desert theme names - Cicadas, Golden Eagles, Sand Spiders (or some sort of arachnid name)

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
02-05-2008, 01:47
Yar! haha! Dust Eagles! Many likey! A complimentary, free internet to Ghostmaker for pointing out an obvious solution which had somehow escaped me, and providing a cool name. My IA article thanks you, as do my named characters. Now, to paint a marine. Someone- choose a number between 1 and 9!

02-05-2008, 01:50
desert theme names - Cicadas, Golden Eagles, Sand Spiders (or some sort of arachnid name)

Camel Toes:p
Hippopotami (actually kill more people than Crocodiles in some parts of africa)
rattle snakes

I could think of more but I'm busy right now

02-05-2008, 01:51
Sadly i cant say i would like a free internet (since its just a series of tubes and its not a big truck). How about another character named after moi? also just roll a d10 (if you have one) and just discard the 10.

02-05-2008, 01:51
Yar! haha! Dust Eagles! Many likey! A complimentary, free internet to Ghostmaker for pointing out an obvious solution which had somehow escaped me, and providing a cool name. My IA article thanks you, as do my named characters. Now, to paint a marine. Someone- choose a number between 1 and 9!


02-05-2008, 01:56
3.145645234534568937592842953058282648383021747292 0492984923... I can go on forever. How about 3, also I'm guessing this is for the company color?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
02-05-2008, 18:50
roll a d10 (if you have one)

Sorry, no. Anything of the sort in my house would be hunted down and burned.
3rd company it is. No, one marine per applicant- is Triggerdog, perchance, interested?

Paint, Paint, Paint. If everyone keeps repeating that, I might actually paint something. ;)

02-05-2008, 18:53

02-05-2008, 20:01
You must paint, and I am keeping my devilfish (but I still excpect $5 on the Stealthsuit I sold you and no you didn't pay me).

02-05-2008, 20:38
3.145645234534568937592842953058282648383021747292 0492984923... I can go on forever. How about 3, also I'm guessing this is for the company color?

One of the Maths teacher has a book of Pi to 5 million digits. The 5th million digit is 5.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
03-05-2008, 18:47
Well, it seems the clever subliminal messaging has some effect- Raimo actually did something. Shocking, I know.
I was going to paint a Dust Eagle of the Third Company (Brother Redquest, as thanks for the Chapter name), but I was in no mood to prime anything white. I hate priming white. Probably the reason I never actually paint my Imperial Fists. Seriously, under normal conditions, I do Fists at a rate of perhaps one a month, usually finished in a single session, often overnight. They take forever.
Anyway, I was up most of last night stripping steel legion, and I repainted the first one earlier today-



He came out rather nice, IMHO.

With flash-

I decided to follow the artwork, and went with mustard-yellow for the coat. Still have to base him, but he's about finished. edit: oh, damn. Forgot to shade the metallics. Consider it done. Also, his face doesn't look quite so weird in person.

C&C actively solicited...


P.S.- Praexes? You'll still get a titan, don't worry. I think I'll take Kishvier (he's short, it'll work), stick a 1/110 scale cathedral on his head, and give him a pair of paintball guns*.

*casualties caused by the Titan will be removed realistically, ie. by paintball.

04-05-2008, 03:39
steel legionnaire looks good. do you plan on any interesting little details to the dust eagles? like shemga's, sun burns, goggles?

05-05-2008, 00:00
He's a bit plain, but looks neat.

05-05-2008, 00:11
any updates Raimo?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
05-05-2008, 00:19
Of course he's plain- he's a Guardsman. Not everyone is a Chaos Marine, you know.;)

Extremely quick to paint- perhaps 40 minutes apiece. Not bad. I might have to start a guard army somewhere in the future...Mech Guard, tho. Screw playability, I refuse to paint any manner of horde. Plus, Chimeras are cool.

No, the desert theme to the Dust Eagles is more minor- name and colorscheme. Perhaps homeworld, but it stops there. Most of the Fluff is written out already (Kishvier the Soulless, Rapist of Worlds, Devourer of Cute Puppies, ect, (a certain feared Chaos Lord) makes a cameo appearance), and I didn't want to go over the top with the desert thing. Maybe I'll write an IA sometime...


Edit: wow. Just like Valo's log, it seems Ghostmaker is now posting every 15 minutes, soliciting updates. Kinda creepy.

05-05-2008, 00:35
Edit: wow. Just like Valo's log, it seems Ghostmaker is now posting every 15 minutes, soliciting updates. Kinda creepy.

LoL yea i am always on his thread but thats simply because while im building my Red Scorpions i look to his and i will yours (when you start doing them) for inspiration. Also my computer is right next to my Model building station. And that wasnt 15 min ago it was last night! :)

05-05-2008, 20:16
(Kishvier the Soulless, Rapist of Worlds, Devourer of Cute Puppies, ect, (a certain feared Chaos Lord) makes a cameo appearance)

I like that...

05-05-2008, 20:35
How about Devourer of Worlds, Rapist of Cute Puppies?

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
05-05-2008, 21:16

I seriously didn't see that one coming...wow...reminds me of Primiarchs...

Seriously- no. Teh Wrong, right there.

05-05-2008, 22:39
Yeah, that's one of the times I need to redo my sig

Look down:

06-05-2008, 20:41
Hey, did anyone ever get the gummy bear thing? If they didn't I guess one of the chronicles of riddic movies, like Pitch Black.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
06-05-2008, 21:31
Kishvier wins the cookie. Pitch Black it is. Did you watch that recently?

On another note, the Dust Eagles, IA and all, are on hold, until I finish (assembling) at least 1k of Fists (fairly close), and some Red Scorpions. The Tau roll at their own pace, and there might be some Guard later on. Steel Legion seem too difficult to obtain, and I'm too jaded to expect plastic Steel Legion/DKoK/greatcoats, so it'll probably be Cadians. Heavily converted, and with lots of Karskin. I like Karskin. At some point, I might pick up some Cadians, and start that, but don't hold your breath. I still have a ton of Fists staring at me from the shelf, Red Scorpions to start, and a fair number of Tau/Kroot. Besides, I'm rather busy (applying for a job, ********** school, Homeworld (again :)), ect.). Still, no doubt Ghostmaker and Kishvier will supply enough random blather and pointless soliciting of updates to keep this log going until I actually post something.

Rockin' you like a hurricane,

06-05-2008, 22:26
Oh come on. Devourer of Wolds, Rapist of Cute Puppies has such a nice ring to to.

Besides... which do you think is crueler: eating an innocent puppy alive, or... well... yeah.

Ok, that is nasty as hell. But still hilarious. ;)

06-05-2008, 22:35
alright Raimo i'll help keep this thread alive with useless blabber. also if you want any steel legion i got some for trade.

07-05-2008, 00:30
Kishvier wins the cookie. Pitch Black it is. Did you watch that recently?

No, though I watched it over christmas break.

Hey I'll trade/buy any steel legion guys, I was going to start after I saw Raimo's a few years back, but they promptly went out of print after...

07-05-2008, 01:48
Sorry, no. Anything of the sort in my house would be hunted down and burned.
3rd company it is. No, one marine per applicant- is Triggerdog, perchance, interested?

Paint, Paint, Paint. If everyone keeps repeating that, I might actually paint something. ;)

Whoa! What am I supposed to be interested in?

sorry with all these numbers, gummi bears, and Pitch Blackings being thrown around I've gotten totally lost.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
07-05-2008, 02:02
I meant the whole "naming a marine after yourself" thing. You're certainly worthy of an Imperial Fist, and there are quite a few spots left to choose from. There's a list of named marines, and available spots, back on page 6.

Steel Legion for trade? Yes, please. How many, what kind, and what do you want for them? I'm mainly looking for ordinary Legionnaires, but anything will do, really. I can offer a couple of old metal Space Marine veterans, a pair of metal XV15s, 5 old Mobile Infantry Cap Troopers (fairly nice models, actually), and...not much else. I generally have a place for everything I own. Still, count me in. Unless, of course, Kishvier can make a better offer.

07-05-2008, 05:45
name: Canis Initiato
Position: Standard Bearer or Scout Sergeant
-Standard Bearer= MK2 Helmet/ Armor, holding and aiming plasma pistol as if I was at a firing range, banner stuck into the ground next to me. Must have Laurel shoulder pad, it says so in Insignium Astartes.
-Scout Sergeant 1= Rifle shortened and being held with one hand. Other hand holds a knife in a downward stabbing position. Head is the uncovered Eldar Head with the flippy hair. Camo cloak in black, white, and grey digital camo.
-Scout Sergeant 2= Rifle slung but knife is still held in the same way. Primary hand is instead occupied by a bolt pistol with a silencer.

I do not have any Steel Legionaires, I'm sorry if I may have mislead you.

07-05-2008, 10:08
i have got a squad which contains... 6 legionaries w/ lasguns, 1 with grenade launcher, 1 hvy bolter team, sgt with pistol and chainsword, and colonel with power weapon raised over his head. now i got to find these bloaks but thier somewhere around this place. also im looking for any SM bits. Preferably running legs, lighting claws or any other bits you can muster up.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
07-05-2008, 10:26
Welcome to the third, Scout Sargent Initiato. The scouts have digital-urban camo, and are helmeted, with Sam Fischer-style NVGs.

Sorry, Trigger. I was talking to Ghostmaker.

Hmmmm. I really only have the 2 metal veterans, and my bitzbox. There's not a hell of a lot of that coming from me. The veterans are the one in MKVI with a chainsword, and that one with a mace. It might have to be cash. Maybe Kishvier can make a better offer.