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First Founding: Imperial Fists
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:02:58 PM »
so, The First Founding Project ground to a halt along with other 54mm projects but found a pair of marine legs without a torso in the bits box so threw together a torso based off a deapool-marine i happened upon

as i debated Imperial Fists as the armour plate reminded me of the Siege-masters i was given some bits from the new Space Wolf Dreadnought...

i don't know which chapter he should be; would we like to see Fists or Wolves?
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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 08:32:02 PM »
Huh, those bits work really well at 54mm scale.
I'm sure you'd do justice to either chapter, but space wolves are always pictured in my mind as mor dynamic, so based on the pose alone I would lean towards Imperial Fists.
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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 07:02:04 PM »
as he's lying down it probably doesn't show, but he's almost as far forward as Artemis :)
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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 10:24:19 PM »
Ah, yes, I didn't really look at his feet properly.
As you say though, the armour style as things stand is more reminiscent of something the Fists would typically have, but the appropriate embellishments to wolf-ify him are hardly beyond you.
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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 01:57:45 PM »
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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 05:17:48 PM »
I agree with Euan that a more dynamic pose would suit a Space Wolf. I see this one as an Imperial Fist, perhaps with his warhammer held vertical in one hand as some sort of ceremonial weapon as he inspects a new bastion, or perhaps reads the Codex to new recruits from a scroll...

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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 06:43:46 PM »
thanks guys; good to have some movement in here! :)

i've pulled the legs around rebuilding them into a more stoic pose; i think his armour style is more fitting the sons of Dorn
was thinking maybe hammer held vertically (pommel on the floor), pointing forward as if "You! put that barricade there!" :)
of course, suggestions are welcome!

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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 11:02:29 AM »
That pile of Artemis bits reminds me that I really should get round to building the Alpha Legionnaire I've had planned for years...

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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 11:13:26 AM »
i'm pretty sure i've got the pad made, need the helmet and the inspiration for Alpha Legion!

i've got Blood Angels planned, just need to work out who this Imperial Fist is! :)

here's a mock-up of hte new pose; he's not glued as i'm rebuilding his toes; was always bothered by how Artemis' feet were different sizes!
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Re: First Founding: Space Imperial Wolf Fists?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014, 12:04:10 AM »
Artemis' feet were different sizes!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who fussed over that!!

I used a spare right foot to correct mine but might I suggest a Green Stuff press mould of the right toes? That would give you a perfect left toe to match the other; probably won't get the tread but then it really doesn't matter.

I like what you're doing with the chest plate and the helmet looks pretty nifty too.
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Re: First Founding: Imperial Fists
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2014, 12:51:07 PM »
so, financial difficulties have sapped my motivation and attention but here's where we stand:

the head is blu-tacced in place; it'll need the neck for casting, his will be cut to fit the collar!

im debating the pose; two of the three loyal marines i've got are in stoic, non-combat poses so was thinking of something different for this guy (who i've still not begun to think of background for, an integral part of the Project!)
here's a few options; what do we think?


i've got a pressmould of artemis' foot in place at the moment, will let you know how it works out!
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Re: First Founding: Imperial Fists
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 12:24:39 AM »
The hammer on shoulder pose works for me  ;D

The only thing I might change is the disc of Green Stuff beneath the Fists Symbol, it looks a little thick; not that I have much room to talk, all of my Chapter symbols end up huge but I guess that's what I notice these things!!
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Re: First Founding: Imperial Fists
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 09:37:23 PM »
I'll second the hammer on the shoulder pose. It's intimidating and versatile, could be striding through the battlefield or be sending a message walking into a meeting.

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Re: First Founding: Imperial Fists
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 08:15:16 AM »
Yes the hammer over the shoulder looks most natural and imposing.
Looking great though - how are you planning in painting him?

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Re: First Founding: Imperial Fists
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2014, 03:39:07 PM »
I will chip in that either the 3rd or 4th poses look the best.

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