Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crimson Fists: The Good, The Retro, The Artwork.

Counterfett here, bringing you another slice of the Crimson Fist artwork. For a second founding chapter that is in Games Workshop's favorite Codex, that goes all the way back to Rogue Trader days, there seems to not be a ton of artwork. Most of this is stuff you will find on Google Images, nothing from the private collection like with the Assassins.
 That being said, a lot of what is out there can best be described as...old school. Not that I mind, I sometimes think that old stuff is more interesting. Though the size of that power fist is somewhat comical.
This one I really like. Using a severed Ork head as a mace has to win you some extra cool points. I have never really decided what the Fist in the foreground is firing. I think it is supposed to be a gauntlet mounted Storm Bolter, but it's hard to be sure.


Gotthammer said...

'tis not a Storm Bolter, as such things didn't exist yet.

In the rules Pedro Kantor (that's him!) had a p-fist and a bolt pistol, so I assume that the weapon depicted is a mystery gun from the early-40k era.
I always assumed it was a special plasma weapon.

Two models were made that somewhat corresponted to the art. The first:
(bottom centre, also not the other mystery guns - you can tell they're very early designs by the legs)

The second:

He's #3 - though this time the pose is mirrored.

Still, definately one of the best 40k images after all this time!

CounterFett said...

Thanks Gotthammer!

Great links.

I didn't realize about the Stormbolters. My second guess was plasma pistol, bit it's probably just supposed to be a bolt pistol.

Dawfydd said...

To be fair though, this was the period where you had Marines carrying Shuriken Catapults, Eldar with Lasguns and, well, Zoates

Angelic_Despot said...

In all honesty, I doubt it's 'supposed' to be anything. That was very much from the time of bunging whatever cool stuff you had onto the tabletop, land speeders made from deoderant bottles, etc.

It's just meant to be a cool 'gun'.

The Happy Whisk said...

How about that. Using the severed Ork head has mace.