I don’t know exactly how many Orks I’ll slay during my service to the Emperor, but ‘all of them’ seems a worthy goal.Captain Grimstone, Crimson Fists 4th Company
Meet Captain Grimstone of the Crimson Fists 4th Company, or at least the latest version of Captain Grimstone! This model is an update and replacement for my previous Primaris Captain. The LED in the plasma pistol on my old captain recently stopped working, most likely due to a dry solder joint or other loose connection. I could disassemble the model and repair it, but I thought it might be more fun to make an updated and slightly more personalised model for some of the narrative games that I hope to play soon now Covid restrictions are starting to ease.
Captain Grimstone uses parts from a number of different sources, but is mostly based on the limited edition Sergeant Jovan model. This kit has sat on my ‘Shelf of Shame’ for a couple of years now, so it feels good to put it to use. The power fist – most likely representing the relic ‘Fist of Vengeance’ in game – is made from a spare Pedro Kantor power fist. As you can see in the ‘work in progress’ images below, it took some careful cutting and gap filling to replace Jovan’s normal hand!
For the LED plasma pistol I used the techniques described in my LED Plasma Weapon tutorial. As you may be able to see in the picture above, the front half of the plasma pistol is cast resin and the back half is sculpted from scratch to hide the LED connections. The connecting wires then run through the hand, into the raised leg and down through the dead ork to the battery in the base.
With the defeated ork I wanted to give the impression that the greenskin had been killed with a head-shot from the plasma pistol, and the plasma flames were still consuming him, even as he lay on the ground. The ork skull is a hollowed out skull from the Citadel ‘Skulls’ plastic kit. The LED used in the skull is the same type as used in the plasma pistol and is connected in a parallel circuit with the same battery. The ‘plasma flame’ effects around the eyes and mouth were achieved with Water Splash Effect Gel, available from Green Stuff World, using the technique described in my Nighthaunt Candle tutorial.
That’s it for this week, I hope you all found it interesting. Next week the Crimson Fists 4th Company will be off on crusade, so I’ll be back soon with a look at a 50 Power narrative list!