||The challenge of painting Imperial Fists is,
of course, how to make yellow look cool. I used lots
of black, used medium blue for trim color (instead of red),
and use a brown wash to dirty up the yellow. This
scout sergeant is a converted Space Wolf sergeant- I added
an auxiliary grenade launcher onto the bolter. I love
the grenade throwing pose of this model.
|This is one of the old metal scouts- similar
in style to the old plastics, but just a little nicer (plus
you get some variety in the pose). I prefer the
old style scouts to the new ones only because they look
younger, like raw recruits (okay, the real reason is that I
already had tons of them painted by the time the new scouts
came out, and I'm too lazy to upgrade).
||My impression of the Imperial Fists is "lots
of heavy weapons" (Milton Bradley's Space Crusade has
something to do with that, btw)- so instead of a stock
bolter, I upgraded this Captain model with a heavy
stubber. I spliced a chaos marine bolter belt feed and
front end onto the original bolter, and added a large muzzle
brake from an ork shoota. The Power axe is also a
minor conversion. This model had lots of trim
detail to paint, and shows off the color scheme nicely.
|No real converting here, I was just really
happy with the way this devastator came out. The
barrel of the Heavy Plasma Gun was painted gold, which
stands out nicely against the dark grey of the gun
itself. The feet, hands, and kneepads are painted
black, forming a nice contrast with the yellow armor.
Since the Imperial Fists shoulder pads were not available at
the time, I used any decals I could find. This "fist
and crossbones) is from the Epic Imperial forces decal set.
||My shoulder mounted Multimelta, made out of a
Space Crusade Dreadnought weapon. I ground out a slot
for the shoulder pad, and added a grip from the Las
Cannon weapon. For it's time, I felt it was a pretty
nifty conversion- of course, now there is an actual
Multimelta available (in the "low slung" style).
This model's legs show off the brown wash nicely.
|I still love the old "Mk. 6" style plastic missile
launcher, and did not hesitate to use one with the Mk. 7
devastator models. The only trick is painting up the
arm so that it looks more like the modern Mk. 7 arms, rather
than the old Mk. 6 arm. Now there's a devastator-sized
|Keeping with the heavy weapon theme, I equipped the
Imperial Fists terminators all with heavy weapons (flamer,
assault cannon, etc), including this... heavy plasma
cannon? Yep- I spliced a plasma gun and plasma pistol
front end onto a heavy flamer back end for an all-plastic
terminator conversion. I figure, if the Ultramarines
(of 2nd Edition) can take an artifact along these lines,
surely the Imperial Fists could too... Besides, I
wanted lots of variety in the terminator weapons, rather
than just kitting everyone with assault cannons.
|I really like the new Cyclone missile launcher, though it
took some getting used to it's bulk. In the
interests of survivability in melee, I gave the model a
power glove in place of the Storm Bolter. Where to
find a right handed power glove though? I stole this
one from Marneus Calgar after shaving off the built in