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 mythical, rarely seen mythical figures.
Miniature painter, Warhammer nerd, Female Marine enthusiast.