Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Goals for 2013: To Do Justice to the Astartes of the Imperial Fists Legion

Earlier this year Forge World did something fans have been waiting for Games Workshop to do for years, delve deeper into the story of the Horus Heresy, and finally fans have got their wish.

From the first moment I laid eyes on this iconic work by Adrian Smith I have been hooked on the story of the Horus Heresy.  Thanks to the amazing authors at the Black Library we have been able to learn a great deal more about the early events of the Heresy and now Forge World has made it possible for us to play out those events on our own battlefields.

 After giving it a great deal of thought I have finally decided to pull the trigger and start another army, this one being the most difficult and time consuming of them all. As you can see from the picture above I have my work cut out for me. All told I will have over 50 preheresy infantry and a Spartan Land Raider to assemble, and as many of you know resin is not an easy medium to work with as there are several steps to complete before painting can begin.
Here is my first assembled and base coated  Cataphracti Terminator. Not sold on the color yet so I am going to experiment some more. As my fellow Freshcoast members will tell you I have not always been the most diligent of painters preferring to spend more time playing the game than sitting down with a brush to paint my armies. I am very excited to begin painting my Legion, which for me is saying something. That’s why my goal for 2013 is to finish assembling and painting my Imperial Fist Legion. 


  1. I can't stress this enough; TEST YOUR SCHEME ON CHEAPER MODELS! Those Terminators are too expensive and resin is harder to strip if you don't like the results. Get a set of Black Reach marines or something to play with first.

  2. Already have, trust me have already had a somewhat bad experience. Using spare models to experiment with.

  3. Part of my problem right now is not having any idea how to paint them, by that I mean which colors to use an how to paint this armour.

  4. Check out dave taylors work on his lamarters marines he has a nice eye catching yellow scheme would work well on fists