Sunday, July 8, 2012

Imperial Fists Stormtalon

Hello to everyone!

So here I am, getting dynamically back on track, rebuilding my Imperial Fists force (or rather adding more choices to my existing army) since all this 6th edition goodness came out! I must say that I am quite excited about the new ed. Although not having a lot of experience with the new rules yet, I played a game last night with a good friend of mine and I must say that I came to some nice conclusions. One of these is that Flyers are something really cool! :P

Having all these in mind, I decided to add some flying punch to my Fists... starting with the brand new Stormtalon! I don't know about you but I love the Apache-meets-Space-Marines feeling of it. and this little fella packs quite a few punches in his arsenal.

Overall I'm quite happy with the result, although I had an accident with the varnish, that destroyed the clear plastic of the cockpit... :S In the end I had to paint it over and lose all the painted details on the inside ... oh well, I will be more careful with the next one...!

Next thing would be also a flyer... something I was planning on doing a long time... stay tuned ;)

I would be more than happy to hear what you think and maybe leave me a vote in CoolMiniOrNot?

As for the tunes accompanying me in this build .. well summer time Flogging Molly all the way! enjoy! XD


  1. That's beautiful, absolute pro work. Yellow is the true test of any painter as its such a horrid colour to get right and you nailed it.

  2. Thank you so much Dalinair! Really appreciate your comment!

  3. Lefteris AntipopeJuly 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Sweet! I want to peel it and eat it. The base is awesome too, you should make a tutorial :P

  4. Haha, sweet comment! Thank you! I'm awful in tutorials though, but I will try!

  5. We both know I hate yellow, but WOW, you make the Talon beautiful!!! So glad to see you back to work.

  6. Haha, thank you Loq! I'm back for sure! More to come soon!

  7. This is the second IF Stormtalon I see (first one was in a white dwarf). I've been trying to resist it, but I think I will have to get me one, nah, two of those chubby flyers.

    I think they will go well with my green trim 4th company ;)

  8. Yellow isn't as hard as many say, the trick is to forgo the "build up from a darker color" way of painting and go for the "start with bright white" school of thoughts.

    Recently I've started to use a white, yellow wash (the new GW wash), white highlight, yellow glaze method that is super simple, super fast, and gives super nice yellows.

    And for vehicles an airbrush is a must. I can't get an even coat with a brush on something that big:)

    That said, Mr. Skalkos paints wonderfully, I truly enjoy seeing his IF! Even if they make me a little jealous :)

  9. I agree. Yellow has become easier to paint over the latest color releases, especially with the foundation range of Citadel. I haven't seen the latest GW colors but I have been using Iyanden Darksun for quite a long now with great results even over black undercoat.

    Another truth is that airbrush is a must for vehicles. I used airbrush here too, although I still have to learn much about it!

    Thanks once more Flekkzo for your comments! :D

  10. I would love to see your versions! Green will definitely be a good match! I will keep an eye for them!

  11. Dimosthenis PapamarkosJuly 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    If I did not already know that you are the master of all things with wheels, wings, rivets and motors, I would have said that I am impressed. Still though, I feel that even being accustomed to your exceptional standard, this piece needs to be praised. E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T ! ! ! ! ! !

    It's so nice, that being shot by such a machine is the death I wish for! Bring it on!

  12. Hehe thank you so much Dimosthenis for another inspiring comment! More flying menace coming up so stay tuned! ;)

  13. Try basing white, you will be amazed at the results :) You can even pre shade with an airbrush and get quite nice results. Never again will I paint extra many layers for no good reason:)

    I have a Captain painted in the "quick and easy yellow" way coming up on my (poorly updated) blog btw:)

  14. I'm trying to decide how to weather the guy. I need a good color for chipping yellow armor (black is too much, metal blends in too much) and then add a little soot for the jump pack:)

  15. I would go with a brown for weathering yellow! then you can add some silver on top leaving the brown base below.