I finally finished my Crimson Fist Sgt. I originally planned his construction and look for my Command Squad I posted ages ago. I didn't think it would take so long to paint him at the time (I even tried to get him done by the end of May...but work conspired against me!). Anyways, I finally completed him! For the too lazy to click on my link, here's the pic of the Sgt pre-paint job. Bits from various sets and I used cuts from index card to make the neck armor. To harden the card, I brushed on a light layer of crazy glue. Really stiffened it up!
For painting him, I used my standard Crimson Fist colors:
Mordian Blue Drybrush over Black Gesso
Ultramarine+Mordian drybrush to highlight
Straight Ultramarine for highlight.
Extreme highlight = Ultramarine+White
Mecharite Red Fists w/ Badab Black Wash in recesses/Baal Red wash on higher parts.
I quartered the shoulder icon...I'm going to have a few units with this quartered icon somewhere on them to represent their having fought with Black Templars. I plan to have a green half badge on my Sternguard to represent veterans of Rynn's World. I know the Fists don't cotton to elaborate badges and icons, so I'm hoping to keep it simple.
I'm gathering up the courage to try and freehand a design on the Banner, though in looking at this picture, I think I might have to clean up the highlight/lowlight colors. It's pretty stark how fast it goes from white-grey-dark grey! I also forgot to detail up the Purity Seals. Tiny things you don't see until you actually post the picture!