My first two squads of Imperial Fists are finally finished. Here's a look at them and how I finished their bases:
The strike force is led by the Librarian from the Space Hulk board game. When I painted this model, I was layering the yellow by hand, and it took forever. I still use the same techniques for black lining and edge highlighting, but the spray-and-wash method for the base yellow is so much faster. You can see how I converted him into an Imperial Fist here.
First Squad (Intercessors):
Second Squad (Hellblasters):
These guys were fun to paint. I had finished the heads, backpacks, and arms when I painted the Intercessors, so it was just a matter of knocking out the bodies and then basing all ten models.
I based the marines on my Skull Forge Scenicsresin industrial bases, and filmed a tutorial for painting the rusty metal and caution stripes. You can see that on my YouTube Channel:
I'm so happy to have these finished; they've literally been in my painting queue since 2018! The hassle of waiting for Imperial Fist shoulder pads, and painting those fiddly icons was really starting to get to me. I thought these might be the last time I painted yellow Space Marines, but the second squad went much faster (probably because I didn't have to keep stopping to take pictures after every step), and I'm so happy with how they turned out that I'll definitely be adding to this army.