Imperial Fists Captain

As I mentioned in this post, I clamored together $120 worth of online purchases so that I could get the Limited Edition Web Exclusive Space Marine Captain as a free bonus.

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I didn’t want to make an Ultramarine Captain, I wanted to make a Imperial Fists Captain! He would fill a needed HQ slot for my Imperial Fists army.

I started by painting his parts in the sprue.  

Space Marine Captain's parts still on the sprue
Space Marine Captain’s parts still on the sprue

I like that he came with a storm bolter. It’s a versatile weapon and still allows him to charge the same turn as firing. The power fist is good, but I wanted something more iconic. For the game Warhammer 40,000, I thought it was fitting that the Space Marine Captain carry a Warhammer! Fortunately, a Stormtrooper model I bought on eBay had been modified to carry a Thunder Hammer. That model can’t carry it in-game, so I removed it and gave it to the Captain.

I also switched out the head it came with for a space marine sergeant head. I figured he should be yelling and not so stoic.

Almost completed Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain
Almost completed Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain

I’m really happy with how he turned out, especially the cape

 

Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Left view
Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Left view

 

Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Front view
Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Front view

 

Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Right view
Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Right view

 

Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Back view
Imperial Fists Space Marine Captain: Back view

 

I made use of the power fist that came with the sprue and gave it to the veteran sergeant of my tactical squad.

Veteran sergeant now equipped with a power fist and my Captain
Veteran sergeant now equipped with a power fist and my Captain

I’m looking forward to having the Captain lead an allied detachment of Space Marines, or as an independent army!

 

Space Marine Captain leading a small tactical squad of Imperial Fists Marines
Space Marine Captain leading a small tactical squad of Imperial Fists Marines

 

 

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