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    ​Love your posts! And your minis!

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    The Crimson Fists are getting reinforcements, hand over fist. My 1980s Rogue Trader Space Marine grows with the addition of another 5-man Tactical Squad composed of vintage metal and plastic Citadel Miniatures from another era.



    Squad Huerta, ready to put the huert on.

    To my amazement and envy, in the time taken to finish this second squad of Battle at the Farm Crimson Fists, Nico has painted every Crimson Fist for the scenario, plus he’s modelled an evocative scenic base, plus he’s painted all the Orks and – if that wasn’t enough – some Ork reinforcements. I feel like Falcon running round the park and being lapped repeatedly in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

    Freehand & Crimson Fist Icons

    Again I had some fun adding freehand chapter icons and armour graffitti to the squad. “THE TRUTH HUERTS” is just punning off the Sergeant’s name. “INFINITE PLASMA” is a reference to the Battle at the Farm scenario, which Zhu points out gives the Space Marines unlimited Plasma Missiles (as they normally cost 1 point each, it technically means the Marines outclass the Orks by INFINITY POINTS).



    I now need to paint a second Missile Launcher so I can reference Elton John’s Rocket Man.

    “FOR NOW WE SEE BUT THRU A SCANNER DARKLY” on the Marine with scanner is a 1 Corinthians 13:12 / Philip K. Dick reference simply because he’s holding a scanner. “FIST OR FAMINE” is from my handy stockpile of fist-based puns. It’s a treat at the end of the painting process to choose some scrawly handwriting to give the battle-brothers an additional touch of the Rogue Trader era

    Crimson Fists Grand Plan

    To fit in to my planned 1,000 points (using the Whitescars army list from the Book of the Astronomican) the five Space Marines come out as:

    SQUAD HUERTA

    1 Marine Champion [9], Power Glove [15], Bolt Hun [2]
    26 POINTS

    3 Marines [3*8], 3 Bolt Guns [3*2] and 3 Frag Grenades [3*1]
    33 POINTS

    1 Marine [8], Missile Launcher [30], 12 Plasma Missiles [12] Targeter [5], 2 Suspensors [2*2]
    59POINTS

    Basic Equipment (all models): Bolt Pistol [1.5], Knife [0], Powered Armour [6] (with Communicator [0.5], Respirator [0.5], Auto-senses[0.5])
    45 POINTS

    TOTAL: 163 POINTS

    Here are the two squads in action alongside each other, with a sneaky eleventh Citadel Miniature tucked away somewhere … can you spot it?



    Squads Huerta and Onan fighting in the ruins of Blas in the Gallego system.

    Crimson Fists Painting Tutorial

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I paint Crimson Fists, so I photographed a Marine inbetween each step of the blue power armour process.


    If you want to see these steps broken down, with the techniques and theory behind them spelt out the tutorial is available on Patreon. The skills you’ll learn are transferable to all colours of power armour.

    Coming soon – more vintage Crimson Fists to creep the army closer to game legal.

    More of my miniatures at: http://www.ninjabread.co.uk/
    Tutorials at: https://www.patreon.com/ninjabread/
    My miniatures blog: www.ninjabread.co.uk

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    I am so obsessed with your collection of goodies.

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    Thanks for the comments!

    It's Age of Sigmar time! Here's a nine-strong cluster of Grot Scuttlings from the modern (gasp!) Warhammer Quest Silver Tower game. There's only eight in the box, but I painted a bonus one as PRAISE BE TO TZEENTCH.



    Spider-Grots, Spider-Grots, manufactured in Notts.

    Mashing together Night Goblins with sp-sp-spiders puzzles me – Forest Goblins were the spider-flavoured Goblins from Warhammer, so it's confusing the themes. Like mashing up High Elves with leafs. Or Khorne Berserkers with sonic sex-weaponry. It seems Gee-Dub haven't continued the arachno-trend with the subsequent Night Goblin (or "Moonclan Grot" as they're now called) releases, and these spider-hybrids ("sp-ybrids"?) are confined to Tzeentch's Silver Tower. Moonclan have found their feet, and it's not eight-a-grot.



    Spin a web any size, catch Orruks just like flies.

    To emphasise the Tzeentchian nature of these Scuttlings I avoided the classic Night Goblin black-robes-green-skin scheme and went for pale blue flesh and vivid purple robes. My Silver Tower 1990s project will feature Scuttlings converted from the classic Kev Adams Night Goblins, and they may borrow this scheme to reinforce how they're not your standard Night Goblins.

    Normal Oldhammer service will resume shortly with some charmingly vintage Bob Olley Tzaangor. Have fun!

    More of my miniatures at: http://www.ninjabread.co.uk/
    Tutorials at: https://www.patreon.com/ninjabread/
    My miniatures blog: www.ninjabread.co.uk

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    As always Curis, I am equally astounded by the painting and the background knowledge. Top stuff!

    Not sure how I never realised these guys existed!

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    So fun to see your work and learn about your collection of vintage minis. The story you’ve created for your Fists is also great. I look forward to all your updates!

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