Legiones Astartes Imperial Fists

The twenty Space Marine Legions, also known as the Legiones Astartes, were created by the Emperor to take part in the Great Crusade in what was later known as the First Founding.

Having painted my Deimos-pattern Rhino in Imperial Fists colours,  decided that I would probably need some Space Marines as well. As it happens I have some Space Marines from the various Warhammer 40k boxed sets I have bought over the years.

The plan was to try out some paint schemes.

They are relatively easy to put together.

The first attempt was not successful.

I had given the model a white undercoat and then a yellow spray, but the spray was too heavy. Still I tried a wash and then realised I would need to start again…

So onto the next model.

I gave the model a white undercoat using a White Scar spray.

I then base coated the model using the new Imperial Fist contrast paint.

I think the next stage will be detailing the weaponry and other non-yellow parts of the model. Though probably a drybrush first, perhaps.