So, when I was stationed in Hawaii, I brewed up a Space Marine chapter called the Storm Fists. Obviously an Imperial Fist successor, they had grey armor with black shoulder pad trim and red weapons. At the time I was also collecting Empire from WHFB, so I stuck on all sorts of spare sheathed swords as well. I liked them, and spent a good amount of time painting on individual details. But Im sure some of you have seen the problem with these guys already.
Codex Grey Space Marines are either Space Wolves, or just not interesting to look at. So, I moved on to the Imperial Fists and the rest of the horde.
Fast forward a decade and change. Ive set my Red Scorpions aside, and set up the mass of assorted Space Marines up, trying to decide what to do with them. Out of one box that has been hidden for a few years, I find the old Storm Fists, and an idea forms. I want an army that has substantial heft to it, wears dark armor, and I wont have to spend too much money on... Why not repaint what I have? So, I am looking at alternate color schemes... Right now, this is my idea:
New and Sexy!
Obviously this idea is not set in stone, or Id be showing you painted models. One thing I am considering changing is making the shoulder trim grey, as a homage to the original grey. Another idea I had was blue helmets. But this scheme is a bit bolder then the original, and easier to paint. I am thinking the company colors will go on a kneepad, and the squad number on top of the unit badge.
Comments, suggestions, ideas?