Imperial Fists Captain
This is a model I’ve worked on for a while, and I finally got it finished for our new-ish Nordic painting championship The Fang. It won the 40k Single category – not bad!
As much as I’m always in the mood to paint Space Marines, I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time.
A big, mean, proper lordly commander with a cape, a banner and massive weapons. There’s just something utterly 40k about that.
And what chapter to better embody that staunch, bone-hard nobility than the Imperial Fists? (Well, Space Wolves obviously, but work with me here.)
The bits were scavenged from a bunch of different kits. Legs, an arm, a cape and a halberd from the Deathwing kit, the head from the plastic Captain, a banner from the Commander, a power fist from the Devastator kit, some regular Terminator parts and a few Fist details from Forgeworld… and some other stuff.
The painting was very straightforward. The yellow is just a base of Averland Sunset with Doombull brown mixed in for shading and Screaming skull used for highlights, finished with a very thing glaze of Casandora yellow. The glaze really helps to make the yellow pop and bring all the colours together.
I started adding red as a spot colour, and figured he should probably be a 3rd company captain, so I added a “3” on his knee and put the name Eshara on the banner. Eshara is a 3rd company captain mentioned in the book Storm of Iron, where he gets killed by an Iron Warriors Warsmith.
All in all, really fun to do. Hope you like it!
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