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khaine
01-01-2009, 09:12 PM
For my tale of eight gamers entry I shall be building and painting a crimson fists army. I have chosen the "fists" for a number of reasons, these being.. I love the fluff of how the chapter has been brought to its knees and its struggle to return to its former glory. another reason being i love Pedro Kantor, I used him in a friendly battle once as an experiment and have used him in ever since. i also think sternguard are the best new addition in the marine codex so i like to field lots of these guys so making them scoring is really the sensible thing to do.


my aims for the next few months is to hopefully get motivated to paint a whole army and maybe learn some new tricks to help improve my painting but most of all i hope to provide a log that you will all enjoy and will check in regularly.


and finially good luck to all others competing, I hope that come June we will have eight fully painted armies with lots of fiction and battle action...


cheers
k

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
01-01-2009, 09:17 PM
Can't wait for some pics to see what you have done matey!

Silver
01-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Indeed....the points system is not there to see who's better, but rather to urge everybody to have lots of fiction and fully painted beautiful armies at the end of June for some serious gaming during the summer holidays ;)

Good luck to you too, Khaine!
-Silver

khaine
02-01-2009, 10:12 AM
okay quick update, I have assembled and basecoated the first 10 man tac squad, I cannot take pics ATM as i am still waiting for my camera to arrive, hopefully that will be in the next few days. I had hoped to post a pic of them just assembled but i am itching to get on with it lol, maybe the next lot..

Nomad
05-01-2009, 05:05 AM
Best of luck to you too, Mate.

I look forward to the developement of the army, I am sure it will be worth the wait.

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
05-01-2009, 06:31 PM
Any idea on the company colours? Just interested...

Hephesto
05-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Really looking forward to this one, big Crimson Fan as well! So anything else in particular planned for the army, beside Pedro Kantor and some Sternguard of course?

khaine
06-01-2009, 07:01 PM
hey guys just another quick update, unfortunatly there is still no pics available yet as im still waiting for my camera to arrive (to be delivered by thursday at the latest so fingers crossed). I have fully painted one of the tactical squads and i must say i am rather pleased with the results and how quickly i have rustled them up, I am going to start on the other tac squad tommorrow so lets hope i can whip them up as quick.

@Fire harte, I dont have any company colours in mind just painting them like they are shown in the codex and on the gw site.

@Heph, Yeah the fists are a really cool chapter and I also like their fluff on how the fortress monastery was destroyed, i mean what are the odds of one faulty missile falling back at you and just happening to hit the one weak spot in the whole damm place lol... I have no real plans for the army ATM im just going to build it bit by bit following the FO allotment for each month, although i think i am going to base the army pre blow yourself up as i really like drop pod armies with dreads and termies but as the months go past we shall see what happens.


cheers
K


PS, @Fire harte, i have seen your banner and you shall pay for your heresy.....

Silver
06-01-2009, 07:33 PM
PS, @Fire harte, i have seen your banner and you shall pay for your heresy.....

aah I see anti-Iron Warriors banners coming up :D

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
06-01-2009, 08:01 PM
aah I see anti-Iron Warriors banners coming up :D

Will have to do something anti-tau! :D

@ Khaine: I actually went ahead and painted the banner as you know!

Heresy? Just appeasing the gods mate with a bit of cloth.

Silver
06-01-2009, 08:43 PM
Will have to do something anti-tau! :D

@ Khaine: I actually went ahead and painted the banner as you know!

Heresy? Just appeasing the gods mate with a bit of cloth.

Actually I kinda like the whole idea. I mean - all of us live too far away to go over to each other's places and play with the armies, so doing something like this instead does shorten the gap a little bit :D

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
06-01-2009, 09:04 PM
I intend to incorporate a bit of everyones' army then! :D

The only true test will be Nomad, I guess I won't bother with him! :D

Kishvier
06-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Will have to do something anti-tau! :D


Anti-Eldar better not pop up...

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
06-01-2009, 09:33 PM
It will! (Although eldar being cissy weaklings I don't think I will be able to make shattered paper mache armour look convincing :D)

Kishvier
06-01-2009, 09:37 PM
Okay...well remember, I may play Iorn Warriors but I'll just as easily make fun of yours.

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
06-01-2009, 09:41 PM
And how am I supposed to be insulted? :D

Silver
06-01-2009, 10:42 PM
And how am I supposed to be insulted? :D

iron doesn't like water

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
07-01-2009, 03:36 PM
Just a name mate!

Kishvier
07-01-2009, 06:55 PM
So? Armor and Weapons do an amazing thing called 'Rust'.;)

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
07-01-2009, 07:05 PM
Maintenance. ;)

Kishvier
07-01-2009, 07:11 PM
But you're not allowed to do maintenance on my banners and models. :P

LAZtheinfamous
09-01-2009, 12:18 PM
Eh, this came a little late, but I'm going to subscribe here. And all the rest.

khaine
11-01-2009, 02:19 PM
ok guys heres the first pics, just the tac squad sgt, i dont have much time for the rest of the squad right now pics on 2moz...

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/012.jpg

front view

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/013.jpg

side view

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/014.jpg

rear view

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/015.jpg

top view

Tallarn
11-01-2009, 02:27 PM
Khaine - im assuming you are taking these pictures up against a window ledge or something to get enough light...

Check out the article over at Minivault.com (http://www.minivault.com/Photography.htm) about taking photos, some of the tips might help out a bit with the fuzzy photos.

Hephesto
11-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Bit blurry, but a very fine start to your force. Can't wait to see how the rest will turn out!

khaine
12-01-2009, 11:40 AM
yeah its up against my wondow sill lol, unfortunatly there is a delay on the delivery of my camera so at the moment i am using my phone which is not the best camera around, hopefully cam comes soon so i can post some decent pics..

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
12-01-2009, 03:07 PM
Well, I hope you get a camera mate! I would love to see this guy. (beaky!!)

khaine
12-01-2009, 04:38 PM
NEW PICS!!!!

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009144.jpg

power weapon sarge


http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009143.jpg

side view


http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009142.jpg

full tac squad

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009141.jpg

lascannon and 2 bolters

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009153.jpg

first ever attempt at freehand

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009152.jpg

marine

khaine
12-01-2009, 04:42 PM
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009149.jpg

aobr marine

ok so thats all i have painted at the moment,

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/12012009154.jpg


I shall be tackling these guys next, hopefully they will be finished by the end of the week, so shall post pics, and that leaves me with 2 weeks untill the deadline to write up some fiction for you all to (hopefully) enjoy.


cheers

k

Silver
12-01-2009, 04:45 PM
We're all eagerly awaiting for ice-blue highlights!

LAZtheinfamous
12-01-2009, 05:34 PM
Good work on the freehand Khaine. Fantastic brush control. However, there was a slight paint bubble, so you might want to thin your paint a little. Other then that the only thing I could see on first inspection, was the AoBR marine had some stray blue on his metal back pack exhaust. Great work. Can't wait to see those scouts painted. Do you have a particular flesh scheme worked out?

khaine
12-01-2009, 10:00 PM
yeah i noticed tht after i posted the pic, so i shall have to go back and redo it cheers for the heads up though

khaine
13-01-2009, 02:38 PM
ok, after much deliberating, i have decided that a whole army of crimson fists is not gonna be exciting, so i have a simple solution, as the "fists" are struggling to rebuild the chapter, they cant afford to send whole battle forces out so what i am thinking is to add in some dark angel allies, namely just some marines a captain and a command squad, (all used from the sm codex) this i think spices things up and gives me plenty to work with when writing fiction... any opinions on this are greatly appreciated


cheers
K

Marticus
13-01-2009, 02:50 PM
i like the sound of that could be cool and makes a nice variety of painting for ye

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
13-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Sounds cool mate. I like the idea, but how about another chapter like Imperial Fists? You know, Sons of Dorn. :)

khaine
13-01-2009, 03:06 PM
yeah that wud be kool except i have a phobia of painting yellow, i fancy DA because they were my first steps into marines and i have some robed vets and a captain (unpainted) who are just sitting there taking a back seat or making cameos in appoc games.

Silver
13-01-2009, 03:07 PM
Aye, I support Mr. Harte here. Not only do the two go very well together fluffwise, but i also tend to like the imperial fists color scheme. Oh and also: crimson fist + imperial fist = double fist madness!!! :D

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
13-01-2009, 03:09 PM
Well, Dark Angels are fine by me mate! :)

khaine
13-01-2009, 03:14 PM
yeah and with da it gives me extra incentive going after the cursed iron warriors just incase a fallen is tagging along with you lol,

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
13-01-2009, 03:19 PM
Fallen?
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/Fire_Harte/DSCF0869.jpg?t=1231863505)

:D

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I have a few dark angel heads with heraldry on my marines, no reason to add more taken from their corpses! :p

khaine
13-01-2009, 04:53 PM
hahah lol, you should (if you havnt already) put that on the funny 40k pics thread lol

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
13-01-2009, 04:54 PM
I did. :D

khaine
13-01-2009, 07:32 PM
quick update, i have painted 3 of the 5 scouts no pics as i have no decent light just now, i had to stop painting as i have a horrible cramp in my leg from the way i was sitting, i have also started writing my piece of fiction, i have a general idea of what i want to write about but its just actually writing it down thats stumping me lol, i promise to fin the other 2 scouts 2morrow and post pics ;)

Guzzlrr
13-01-2009, 09:32 PM
sorry mate im going to have to agree with Fire Harte, Imperial fist would be so much cooler im sure there will be a tutorial on how to paint imperial fists (or yellow), just my thoughts

GuZz

Kishvier
13-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Base white, then apply 50/50 yellow to water. Apply over model. Paint other colors, add some ink (Sepia or delvan, depends on preferance) to the yellow and your good.

Or ask BrotherChaplain_Raimo, I know he has a good way of doing it over black.

khaine
18-01-2009, 09:00 PM
right, I have painted all the scouts, it took longer than i though as i had a really busy week at work, I have never attempted to paint flesh before so this was a challenge for me,

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/008.jpg

seargent summers (i couldnt resist)

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/009.jpg

rear view

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/001-1.jpg

hvy bolter

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/006.jpg

rear view

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/002.jpg


1st bolter

LAZtheinfamous
18-01-2009, 09:02 PM
Arggh. Neck crick! However, they appear to be pretty good. A bit blurry, though.

khaine
18-01-2009, 09:04 PM
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/015.jpg

whole squad

I hope to have some better qualiity pics 2moz, I am pretty happy with the way everything has turned out, and now i have to wait untill next month to start painting again...

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/mrhippo3108/014.jpg

just a sneak peak at whats in store next month.


cheers
k


PS, congrats fire harte in completing all your models first, nearly got you lol, maybe next month....

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
18-01-2009, 09:10 PM
Maybe indeed...

Just one thing: You need to base your models as well to count as 100% painted. If you are too lazy to do that then just paint them a colour. :)

But yeah, on wednesday while frantically painting I was expecting you to pop up any moment and blam!! :D

khaine
18-01-2009, 09:15 PM
yeah im lazy, i started to paint the bases codex grey (see sarge and hvy bolter guy, if its clear enough) but i ran out, so i shall need to pick some more up 2morrow.

@LAZ, yeah i was lazy and didnt rotate them on photobucket lol, i shall be with my friend 2moz who has a much better cam than me so ill post some clearer pics....

Kishvier
18-01-2009, 11:44 PM
I too am quite lazy and are painting my bases. I just need to get more time to paint...

Nice work, the pics are a bit blurry but I can still see everything well enough.

Eodred
25-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Nice to know you haven't forgotten about clearer pics :p :D

This (http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2008/12/crusading-marine-force-at-1850-points.html) May be of some interest :)

Cheers
E