Imperial Fist Space Marine

I like Space Marines. Dare I say, I love them. I adore the faction and its place in 40k and I’ve always loved the aesthetic and models. I’m less fond of their current oversaturation within 40k, and I wanted to revisit a bit of what made me fall in love with them over 15 years ago.

Instead of a squad of Marines, I decided to make a single warrior. And instead of a shinning paragon, I went with something a bit more weathered. The base for this model is one of the Plague Marines from the Death Guard range, with any mutations of symbols of Nurgle cut away. I used a few parts from across the Space Marine Range for the final look, including a MK4 backpack, MK3 shoulders and chest, and MK7 helmet.

I had an idea that this Imperial Fist would stalk the Underhives of Necromunda, searching out potential candidates for induction into the Chapter.

I had a blast converting and painting this Marine, and I’d like to try something like this again for another Chapter, perhaps the Ultramarines or Space Wolves. A single warrior that returns to the days when Space Marines were rarely seen mythical figures.


  1. Joe on July 22, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve seen alot of conversions making the Death Guard minis into loyalist space marines before, but this is probably my favourite so far. Awesome work.

    • Trysanna on August 6, 2020 at 12:16 am

      Thanks! The Death Guard stuff is perfect for that bulky, threatening vibe. I have some ideas to do a few more.

  2. Almarius on June 5, 2021 at 4:45 am

    I loooooooove this on every level. Stellar conversion, grimdark paintjob, great inspirational story. Too bad you don’t publish some of these older posts on your Instagram.

    • Trysanna on June 5, 2021 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks very much! I’ll have to get around to doing that, I forget what I have and haven’t shown off on various platforms.

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