Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Old Stuff Wednesday - September...Grot V. Crimson Fist

I’ve forgotten how long ago I did this sort of diorama piece, but I do remember I had this idea and used it as entry in GW’s Gamesday Golden Demons – Duel Category. Now this was several years ago, and my paint skills were not as good as they are now, but it is still one of my favorites. I thought it was a comical piece, something a typical Grot would do, taking shots at a downed enemy combatant, and maybe not doing do well with his accuracy. They are after all a BS 2 right?

The Crimson Fist, was at the time the first one that I painted, but the blue paint scheme was right up my alley, since it was essentially the same paint scheme that I used with my Cerulean ( or Blue) Templars. I wanted to have a spacemarine that was all battered and pinned beneath some rubble, struggling to fight off this little twerp.

The grot, is one of the old metal ones. These models always have a lot of personality. I remember I was very happy with the way the greens turned out.
The basing was a combination of cork and sand. If there is one thing I look back on and I am not happy with, it’s the basing and rubble.
One of these days I plan to revisit this idea, but I want to make it more dynamic and attractive, with even more detail.


  1. Scary thing is, he could easily miss

  2. Wow, now that's a "blast" from the past. Funny, your older models are so much better than mine :)