4 March 2015

Crimson Fists for Adepticon 2015

It started on the plane back from Adepticon 2014. As we settled into our seats for the long trans-Atlantic flight back east we were talking about what had been our favourite events at the con.

We'd taken part in a couple of tournaments, shopped as well as taken a handful of classes. We'd gone sightseeing the days prior to Adepticon kicking off, while our biological clocs were ajusting.

What we all agreed on was our Main Event, though, was the Team Tournament. Lots of cool people! Squaring off against cool, themed and good-looking armies. It was a blast, and we knew we had to do it again.

This time we'd do a couple of things differently, though...
We would take a properly themed force - and we would beware the Kraken! ;)

A few ideas were tossed around, but the choice quickly fell on Space Marine armies. We'd all choose a different Chapter and take thirty to forty models - mainly deployed via Drop Pods.

Over the course of the following year, a lot of list building took place. In-between a lot of sidetracking and procastination, models were bought, buildt and painted.

Now, just two weeks before we kick off again, I can present my Crimson Fists:
I'm taking a Codicier with a squad of Sternguard Veterans. There's also two Tactical squads. All three have Drop Pods. Finally there's a tank-hunting Devastator squad, backed up by a Techmarine with a Thunderfire cannon.

See you in a couple of weeks!


  1. So, finally finished – congratulations!

    I know, maybe more than most people, how daunting a task it is to paint a standard Space Marine army. So many details; is time consuming to paint, and it is difficult to make them stand out within so strict a pallet. I compliment the subtle high lights, and at the same time, crisp colour variation. The Tecmarine and Thunderfire Cannon really stand out.

    As a bit of constructive suggestion though; I would consider to make a strong dark outline around the lenses’. It is very easy to “go over the edge”, and a strong dark outline also makes them stand out even more. Of course, it could be the pictures.

    Looking forward to us deploying our boys in blue together.


  2. A bit late with feedback this time, but late can be good. I think you really got it, they look sharp and you managed to make them really dark, with nice details - like the iconography. The blue and the red is beautiful. Impressed with the result!

  3. Thank you, both of you. The praise is appreciated, at least as much as the criticism.

    There probably is a bit of 'bleed' with the yellow colouring of the eyes. I've tried to hide/correct it with a brown ink-wash, but if it's still noticeable in the pictures above I may have to go over again with black or dark blue.

    Perhaps as part of the edgeedge-lining job I probably will be doing eventually, anyway...


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