|Crimson Fist tactical squad and a new ride|
|Mix of RT-era metals and RTB-01 plastics|
The squad is a mix of metal RT-era sculpts and good old, classic, RTB-01 plastics. It was really, really fun to build them and paint them. A great nostalgia exercise. Boy I wish I had another few boxes of those things. When I think of all the plastic ones I ruined when I first started out...
|That melta gunner looks serious|
The Chapter symbols are all freehand painting, which is why they look a little all over the place. The decals do not work at all on these old figures - they are too big, and too fiddly to cut. So freehand scratching it is!
|Who would mess with that Sergeant?|
The officer has "Terminator Honours", a power fist and a bolt pistol. I generally dislike Space Marine figures without helmets (you have power armour - WEAR IT), but it's a cool figure, and he has his helmet handy - I like that they at least thought to sculpt it on to the model's gear.
|Multi-melta gunner is second from the right - love that figure|
The special weapon figures are two more RT-era favourites. Both the melta and multi-melta gunners look like they mean business.
|These guys would actually fit in the newer Rhino!|
I have been using plastic vehicle kits from the contemporary GW range for both the Crimson Fists (as well as my Rogue Trader guardsmen). The old models are expensive and hard to find, but I have to admit I really prefer the newer models - they are really, really sharp. Plus they look more in scale!
|Rhino has a bit of weathering to show some time in the field|
|Helpful symbol adorns the top access hatches|
Pedro Cantor's original command of 15 survivors has now expanded to a 40-man detachment - three tactical squads and one devastator squad, as well as some affiliated command models, a Predator and even a fancy company commander. Sadly this squad represents the final reserves of my hoard of Rogue Trader era marines, originally acquired for the Rogue Trader Anniversary Project.
|Techmarine near the beginnings of a Crimson Fist armoured column|