Friday, June 30, 2017

Imperial Fist Primaris WIP

I got some more work done on the Primaris Marines last night. all models are in sub assemblies (body, back packs, helmets minimum) depending on the kit.

Backpacks/ bits, inceptors, Heads (non Yellow) , Heads (Yellow), Ancient and LT

Here are a list of some minor conversions so far:

Primaris Ancient:

1-Helmet moved to belt, helmet is being pinned so later i can remove it and an exchange it with the LE Captain helmeted head.

2-  Using the Ultramarine head shown below:
Primaris Ancient Head

Gravis Captain:

1-  Gave him a belt and more embellishments

Still Waiting on a few parts to arrive before being able to prime them. And I want to try to get some more built too. 

Current Primaris count: 6 of 35 WIP status

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Inceptors WIP part 1

So last night I started working on the Dark Imperium Primaris Marines, starting with the Inceptor Jump Troops.

Less Assault Marine more Attack Helicopter

Landing Skiffs and twin heavy bolters yeah interesting models. The models honestly remind me of the Destro's Iron Grenadiers T.A.R.G.A.T. Action Figure from G.I. Joe

One of the first issues I ran into was the shoulder Shapeways logo was to big to do what I wanted (shown below).

So I had to move the brass etch to the knee......which means bending flat brass to a to rounded surface....I think I spent more time looking for the 2nd etch then I did putting the 3 Inceptors together. 

So the squad is built into sub assemblies for painting: Head, back pack, lower exhaust thrusters, and body/ Legs/ Arms. They still need their Fist Shoulder pad logos and some more brass etch Fist Icons on them. 

I think I'll try to start on my Intercessors next

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Imperial Fists Parts arriving daily

Bring it scum

The Imperial Fists are being let loose. Friday I received my Primaris marines from the Starter along with an additional Interceptor, Hellblaster, and Intercessor Squads. Sunday GW announced the new non gravis armor Captain, Librarian and Reiver Squad.

Yesterday I received my Secret Weapons Roman Numerals Brass Etch and these little beautiful things from the Awesome Matt S. with Pop Goes the Monkey form
10 each of Command, Troop, Fast, and Heavy

shown with Primaris Interceptor arm

Shown on LT shoulder pad
I ordered 2 of these sets for a total of 20 Troops, 20 Fast Attack, 20 Heavy and 20 Command. I also ordered 60 Imperial Fist Logos from him also. I am still waiting for the second set and the Imperial Fist Logos. 

Still Waiting on my FW Imperial Fist Brass to arrive. But I did find all my older Decal sheets and my 30k FW Imperial Fist decal sheets. Paint has been purchased and everything is coming together slowly. 

I have friend across the pond that maybe able to pick up this model for me too....

Bring it Xemos Scum
......unfortunately it is a made to order and wont be available until September. I should be starting on these models soon......

Friday, June 23, 2017

Next project or the Unveil

So I been around 40k for 20 years now and have had lots of armies and mostly imperial. In all my year of 40k, I  have learned a few things.

  1. I hate Xenos- Crimson Fists, Sisters of Battle, and Space Wolves over the years have made me really hate Xenos Armies especially ORKS
  2. I serve the Emperor- I have bought, built a few xenos armies (tau, eldar, nids) and sold them very quickly without playing them. I have played Chaos armies in the past but got bored (Black Legion and Emperors Children).
  3. I like 30k- yet to play but I love the look of the Emperor's Children during the their turn to traitor. This is why I have a 30k EC army that is being worked on.
  4. My favorite Army is Sisters of Battle- as old as the old sculpts are I still love them.
  5. I like niche armies- Deathwatch, Grey Knight Terminator, Sisters of Battle, my Raptors Scout army. They just look cooler
  6. 8th edition looks exciting. 
  7. Ultramarines still suck......

While I love the Viking look of the Space Wolves I played them for years and finally got burned out on them. During 3rd edition I built Black Templars and played them for a while then got bored of them too. During 4th and 5th I played Crimson Fists a lot. I still like my Crimson Fists but there was nothing holding me to them. 6th edition I played 3 games....2 of those were with my GKT army and 1 one with my crimson fists. All 3 were victories.  7th edition 0 games played but started working on my Raptors Scout army which I had back in 5th but sold. It wont be a solid army for bit but it is nearing completion  well everything is bought for it. 

8th Edition.......looking at the rules and the new primaris

I am still working on my Hidden Hands of the Emperor Vows but I decided after seeing the Repulsor Tank that I wanted a some....

sadly the tank is only able to transport Primaris marines and we don't know if it is a dedicated transport yet. Then seeing this monstrosity

I knew I wanted a Primaris Marines. My issue is this. I do not see Kantor taking in Primaris into the ranks of the Crimson Fists. It does not fit his style or  his legacy. The Trials of the Bloody Hand is what makes the Crimson Fists who they are along with the events of their past. 

I am a Son of Dorn tho......Rogal Dorn is who should be leading the Imperium not Robot Girlyman. So do I change my idea of Kantor's acceptance of the Primaris marines?

Then I re watched the Lord Inquistor trailer and saw this....

My ultimate 40k Hobby Goal is  to have a massive Imperial Army lead by a Lord Inquistor and with multiple armies represented (Scions/ Inquistorial Storm Troopers, Mordian Iron Guard, Crimson Fists, Sisters, Grey Knights, Death Watch, Raptors, Support Staff, and Custodes). How Could I build this massive army and Not have the Defenders of Terra Present.......I couldn't. 

I am a Son of Dorn. 

Purchased so far



2 Lieutenants

3 5 man Intercessor Squads

2 3 man Interceptor Squads

2 5 man Hell blaster squads

Squad Markings from Pop Goes the Monkey

Chapter Markings from Pop Goes the Monkey 

Brass Etch Imperial/ Crimson Fists from Forge World

Brass Etch Roman Numerals from Secret Weapons. 

The list sits at 1484 pts with everything list above. 

Hidden Hands of the Emperor vow #1 day 4

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #4 getting closer to completing Vow#1

To do still:
Pouches, grenades, gear
Odds and ends (optics and such)



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Double post...ohhhh

so I decided I am gonna work on a side project, During my Hidden Hands of the Emperor ETL. Parts, models, and other stuff has been ordered and now I am just waiting for it to come in. This will be a small project that will lead into a Huge Project for my 40k armies leading up to a Massive Combined Imperial army.

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Post 3- Vow#1 day 2 and Day 3

I fell behind updating the blog a little....

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #2

Not much to report today did more black painting on the squads down to Squad IV needing there black paints and 1 member of Squad III remaining.


Squad V is seen at the bottom in this photo but does not count towards the vow.

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #3

Black paint completed, still need to highlight it.

To do still:
Pouches, grenades, gear
Odds and ends (optics and such)
Camo cloaks

But once that is done I'll have 25 scouts done for the Army.


And figure out if I want to camo paint the sniper rifles or do them green and black or green and brown

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Post 2- Vow #1 day 1

Day 1 down!

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #1

After work last night I took my "before" picture and submitted it for my ETL Vow. I then started getting some colors down on the scouts. I vowed to paint 20-25 scouts from 4 squads, but as I took them out of the display case I went ahead an pulled the squad that was started out too. This squad wont count towards the vow but it would nice to get them painted up too. I am hoping to get time to build and prime the other 10 bolter scouts for the 2 bolter/ missile launcher squads (5 each) but they are not being included in the vow as I did not vow them but plan on cranking them out as part of Vow #1.

What I got done so far:

Before Pictures:
Squad VII Venze to the Left and Squad VI Archlift to the right

Squad III Felk on the Left and Squad IV Tomez on the Right
After pictures:

Squad V led by Veteran Sgt Helios (not pictured/ not part of the vow)- One bolter scout was primed green and his camo cloak was Steel Legion drab. I painted parts to be metallic and black, abaddon black. The 2 other bolter scouts and the missile launcher scout were already this far and Veteran Sgt Helios is done. 

Veteran Sgt Hector Helios of the 10th Co Raptors, V Scout Squad

Squad VI led by Veteran Sgt Archlift (squad closes to the bottom)- Camo Cloaks based with Steel Legion Drab, metallic and black areas received first coat of abaddon black. Veteran Sgt Archlift also received his black Veteran stripe. 

Squad VII led by Veteran Sgt Venze (second from the bottom)- camo cloaks base coated, 3 of 5 weapons done in black base coat- this may change to a different color unsure currently. Fatigues and hair and other metallic parts are black on 3 of 5 models.

Squad IV led by Veteran Sgt Tomez (second from top)- Veteran Sgt Tomez received his black Veteran Sgt Stripe. 

Squad III led by Veteran Sgt  Felk (top squad)- Veteran Sgt Felk received his black Veteran Sgt Stripe. 

Hopefully I'll finish the black sections tonight. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Post 1- Vow #1 made

So the Hidden Hands of the Emperor ETL Vow is now Live!

Originally slated to start at midnight on June 15th, 2017 12:00 am and run until September 14th,2017  11:59 pm, Valaas the ring leader for this ETL said it was ok to start vows with midnight already hitting New Zealand and Australia.

 the Vows/ Challenges available 
  • HQ
  • Elites
  • Troops
  • Fast Attack
  • Heavy Support
There will also be three bonus awards available during the challenge:

  • Race Bannon Challenge - complete a model to represent our hard working Raven Guard moderator, it can be a character or a rank an file trooper. I know a few have done this already so rather than you making another one, you can post your completed Race. (easy win for those who have done one before).

    If a participant completes the Race Bannon Challenge a Laurel Wreath will be added to the unit type 'pip' i.e. If a Sternguard Veteran Sergeant is modeled as Race, the Laurel will appear around the Elites 'pip' on the Banner.
  • Flyer Challenge - A bonus 'Pip' will be awarded for those participants who vow and complete a Flyer choice, though this is not required to 'light' the Aquilla.
  • Lord of War Challenge - A bonus 'Pip' will be awarded for those participants who vow and complete a Lord of War choice, though this is not required to 'light' the Aquilla. (I will not be competing this one at this time) 
For my 1st Vow, I went with my 4 scout squads so this will complete my troops option. I may be upgrading my 2 bolter squads to 10 man during this depending how long it takes me to paint the other squads. Squad V lead by Sgt Helios will not be part of the vow as that squad was started and is not allowed to be a participant, even if I added the extra 5 men to it, but ill work on them along the others so I can have them all done.  

At this time I'm not sure what I'll make my 2nd vow....not the planned predator for heavy support tho.