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Space Marines: Painting Imperial Fists Is Hard Work


So this weekend I thought I would branch out a bit and explore, and decided to paint my very own Imperial Fist. My advice to anyone who wants to travel this path is… Don’t! Seriously, yellow is one of the hardest colours to get right. Here is the fruit of my labours (painted whilst watching a really dull England v Scotland rugby match):

Armour Colour:

1) Undercoat Chaos Black
2) Basecoat Foundation Iyanden Darksun
3) Another Basecoat Iyanden Darksun
4) Wash Gryphonne Sepia
5) Heavy Drybrush / Highlight Sunburst Yellow
6) Gloss Varnish

And I still don’t think it goes beyond a muddy looking gaming standard. All in all, pretty hard work for not much satisfaction. I think if I were to do this again I would simply get some gloss yellow spraypaint to use as an undercoat / basecoat and work up from there.

On a positive note, I did use some decalfix (decal solvent) to stick the decals on with. Games Workshop produce some nice flat decals to fit a nice curvy shoulderpad and I’ve always had trouble getting them to fit. Decalfix basically melts the decal into the pad giving a much better fit. I think in future I will be using a lot more decals to add details.