Hi Everyone, it’s Tom again – you may remember me from my recent posts about miniature Titans and a beefy Stormcast. In today’s post I’m going to talk about a converted Crimson Fist Primaris Captain, and the Secret Sanguinius model swap behind it.
Every year either around Christmas or New Year, my friends and I travel from around the UK to Nottingham to play games and exchange our version of Secret Santa – Secret Sanguinius. The rules are simple: £25 limit, requests by the person are allowed but not guaranteed, and no one should know who is giving them their model.
The year before last I made and painted this Crimson Fist Captain. The model itself is pretty simple – the body is an Assault Intercessor, the head an eBay purchase from the regular Intercessor kit and the power fist from the Imperial Fists accessories kit. Add in a decapitated Ork head and a plate from a Custodes kit and voila – a thematic, one of a kind model.
The painting was also relatively simple – I followed the Citadel Colour guide for most of the model (including the ork head, fist and armour), spending more time on the head than I would normally to try and make the skin tones as smooth as possible. The detail would take a long time to type out, so the simplified version is Bugman’s Glow, with Cadian Fleshtone and Kislev flesh as highlights and Mournfang and Rhinox Brown as shades (and mixes to smooth out transitions). I added weathering onto the armour and dust on the boots to make the model seem deep in the action of fighting at Rynns World.
More of the Secret Sanguinius models I have painted over the years can be seen in this post, I enjoy how it shows my painting ability and modelling confidence grow. Want to see more of my painting and modelling? Leave a comment below, and follow me on my Instagram.