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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Crimson Fists - Casualty - Painting Guide


So I'm still paint testing here, to figure out how I'm going to paint the rest of my Crimson Fists units. You might have seen my last test, but of course I didn't write down any directions for that one....I'm a moron.

So I've been painting a couple of figures and paint stripping them the past month, until I remembered that I had this fine figure laying around so I thought I might as well paint it.

I used mainly Vallejo colors for this figure, actually I think I only used Vallejo colors :-p

For the Power Armour I used the following colors:

Base coat:
  • 72.019 - Game Color - Night Blue (It's very dark, a lot darker than GW Regal Blue (Or whatever its called now))

  • Night Blue (See above)
  • 72.022 - Game Color - Ultramarines Blue
  • 70.902 - Model Color -Azure (Most likely a paint in the Game Color range that match this one aswell)

  1. Night Blue base coat
  2. Night Blue 6(7):1 Ultramarines blue ratio + a few drops of water to thin it down
  3. Azure 1:1 water mix added to above mixture
  4. Repeat the above highlight if needed. Depending on how much time you wanna spent.
  5. Finish of with a fairly fine edge highlight of pure Azure (probably thinned down slightly)
  6. Depending on how much you have highlight it might be needed to tone down the recesses of the armour. I used a black wash to pin wash where needed.

For the cloak and Fist I used the following colors:

  • 72012 - Game Color - Scarlett Red

  • 70.909 - Game Color - Vermillion
  • White (any white will do to be honest, but I used a white from the Vallejo Model Color range)


  1. Scarlett Red base
  2. Apply black wash, I used Vallejo Model Wash - Black (You could also just do the base coat with Scarlett Red and add drop of black and then continue from there with highlights)
  3. Scarlett Red + water highlight
  4. Add a few drops of Vermillion to the mix
  5. Repeat step 4 if needed.
  6. Add a drop of white to the mix for the highest edges.

For the rest of the gear you can use whatever colors you want :-)

Finished figure (Still missing base)

*Update 25.10.23* - Base Done
So I manged to get the base finished. I should probably have used a 60mm Dreadnought base, but sadly I didn't have one laying around.

Hope you like it.

Feel free to comment below

- Chris

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Crimson Fists - Pedro Kantor - Chapter Master

Hello everyone

So today I slowly started working on the Chapter Master of my Space Marine army, the figure is a metal figure from Games Workshop (Pedro Kantor), I bought of Ebay a long time ago, but never got around painting. But now it feels like the time is right, since I'm taking a small break from the WW2 projects, got bugged down abit, and doing some Warhammer helps keep things fresh.

What can I say about the figure, it's made of metal and the details are exellent, I think GW started making this figure a part of their FineCast range, so if you bought a new one, it would probably be resin, but since I'm a cheap skate poor student, I bought it used of Ebay, which I would recommend to anyone wanting to start a cheap Warhammer army, since GW prices could ruin you rather quickly.

Onwards to the painting and pictures!


So like all my other Space Marines I started priming the entire figure black, then painting it blue (GW Regal Blue, think it's called Kantor Blue now after they decided to rename everything...). At the same time I also painted all the bling and weapons gunmetal, on alot of pictures I've seen of this figure people use alot of gold, but I for some reason just doesn't see that fitting for a Crimson Fist army, but then again I'm abit "special" ;-D

When everything was dry I gave it a heavy wash of black, I usually use the GW Badab Black wash (which is brilliant, probably also called something else now) but since I had run out I used a Vallejo Black ink diluted with quite alot of water, which gave pretty much the same result. It did turn the model a tad to dark in my humble opinion, so I decided to just highlight it slightly with the base blue.

Well that is what I've done so far. Here have some pictures.

Next up I painted the different red parts, in this case the fists and the vax on the seals. I used GW Scab Red as the base color, then washed with black and highlighted slightly with base red again.


So for the first highlight I went with a mix of Regal Blue and Ultramarines Blue, and applied it fairly generously around the edges of the armor and on some of the upper parts where there would be more light. Then I added a few drops of Ice Blue to the mix and applied this lightly on the edges. As the other GW colors used, these probably have new names aswell now :-P

Considering an even lighter shade just on the upper most prominent parts and edges, but right now I'm actually pretty satisfied with the result, so might just keep it as is.

So I decided to do a very light highlight on some of the most prominent edges, for this I used GW Icy Blue, might have added abit to much on one of the shoulders, but will just fix redo it later.
I also did some highlights on the gloves using Scab Red, Blood Red and some white to build a couple of layers ending with a fairly pinkish color on the edges, think it looks ok.

So next up i've started working with some of the details, still a bit of way to go, but progress is good. I'm not going to write alot about how I paint the different details and accessories, I'll just say I mostly use washes (usually brown and black) to create shading, and then I highlight with a brush using the base color and perhaps another layer or two lighter on top of that. I don't really any any specific colors I use everytime, because I forget to write it down :-p


I think I'm tempted to calling Kantor finished, well beside the banner which I will be doing next, but I quite look how he's looking now.

But I'm open to suggestions if anyone have some ideas for improvements.

Anyway pictures!

You can see the finished figure here :-) 


Comments and Questions are more than welcome, just post in comment section below.

Crimson Fists - Sternguard Veterans - Alpha Squad

The Assembling Process
So I started painting my first squad of my custom build Sternguard Veterans, and like the rest of my Marines are painted in the colours of the Crimson Fist Chapter, and so will these veterans.

I build them using all sorts of assorted parts I had laying around and some of them I purchased of Ebay, and I guess these 10 figures cost me roughly the same as 5 Games Workshop Sternguards would have cost. But since I wanted 10 figures and GW only make 5 different Sternguards, I decided to just convert my own using some normal Space Marines spiced up with all sorts of fancy parts.


For starters I just want to say that I use a mix of GW, Vallejo and Tamiya paints, but I suppose you would be able to find all the colours needed in one of the ranges, don't know about Tamiya (only use that for priming the figures black, since I don't really like the way they brush paint.) but Vallejo got a fantasy range too where you should be able to find all the colors, and they will be alot cheaper than buying GW paints.

I started by priming all the figures black and then giving them a coat of Regal Blue (or some other dark blue if you don't wanna buy the ridiculously expensive GW paints).
Then I painted all the metal parts Gunmetal.

Next I gave them a heavy wash of Badab Black (GW washes) which I use simply because it's ready to apply straight out of the bottle and just dries nicely for this purpose, I also got a Vallejo balck ink (or Negro Black as it is actually called o.o) which I guess could probably be used aswell if you diluted it abit more.

I applied the wash and left them overnight, so they were nice a dry. Next up is painting all the red things with a Dark Red (Scab Red for me, again GW line, but seriously any dark'ish red would do fine).

As you can see the wash as dried up nicely (A few touch ups might be needed, but still a good result and a thousand times quicker than applying shadows by hand, which I did for some of my first Space Marines.).

And thats how far I've gotten so far, red paint is drying as i'm writing this.

Stay tuned... next up red shadows and then Power Armour highlight madness...


So I finished painting the red things, atleast for now, some might change as I go along.
Next up is the armour highlighting...which is just pure pain, but atleast only 5 figures, so hopefully won't be to bad.

Finished the Highlighting of the power armour, the colors seem abit lighter because of the flash, but you get the idea. I also started painting some of the other gear they are carrying around and the eyes, but for now only the base colour.

Next up is the rest of the gear, eyes, guns and whatever is left.

*Update - 02/03 - 23:03*

Just a small update before I go to bed.

Did abit of work on the purity seals, the leather pouches and probably something else that I can't remember, still quite alot of work to do.

The cloth was base coloured with buff then giving a brown wash (In my case Vallejo Buff and MIG Brown Wash) and then highlighted with buff again.

Purity Seals was base coloured with a light sand (Vallejo Pale sand) and again same Brown Wash and then highlight with light sand. Just need to paint the text and stuff now, but that is for another day.

*Update - 03/03 - 10:15*

Had to get up early today since it is my fathers B-Day and I'm visiting, but I just managed to get abit of work done on these babies.

Added text to the purity seals and a stripe on the sergeants helmet for added pimpness.

Yes memes will still exist in the future :D

I still need to add more detail on the cloth some of the others got on their shoulders, but think about maybe adding the Crimson Fist logo on there, since I won't be able to make it on the shoulders (Can maybe freehand it on one or two, but lets see).

*Update - 07/03 - 22:02*

So with two sickdays I managed to get abit of work done, not as much as I had hoped, but got hooked on the new Spartacus season so that have taken abit of my time :)
But I'm glad to report that the 5 figures are almost done, pretty much only missing banner, weapons and varnish, so a few more hours and they should be done.

*Update - 11/03*

Well they are finished, atleast I can't think of anything else to add at the moment. They do still need a spray of matt varnish, which will be done next time I'm paying my parents a visit.

And here is a picture of my current painted forces. As might be able to see, the Sternguards shade of blue is not the same as the others, but this should be corrected once they have been given some matt varnish.