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I recently rejoined the hobby in 2023 after a 12+ year break. This blog will cover my painting journey with my new primaris minatures for the Brazen Claws chapter. I am very much a novice painter and open to feedback and suggestions, please follow along as I think this is a really cool chapter that doesn't have a lot of lore or active players! 

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Hellblasters Update

Hey everyone. I've been able to make quite a bit of progress on the second Brazen Claws squad. The hellblasters are all painted and bases are done. I ended up taking a fairly simple route with the plasma coils, as my intention was just to get a nice contrasting color (Striking Scorpion Green) vs a more complex effort. Again, I only did one marine without a helmet as I am still working on upgrading my facial/eye painting skills.   I'll be doing the chapter icons and maybe additional det

Squad Two - Hellblasters

Last weekend I finished the bases and some of the detailing on the intercessors squad, so when the hellblasters package arrived I dove right in. My philosophy with the Brazen Claws is to build an infantry-centric army. According to the lore over 60% of the chapter was lost between the destruction of their homeworld and their subsequent crusade into the warp. What would follow (I assume) would be a rebuilding phase with a severe lack of vehicles and heavy armor. I'll be leaning in on infantry wit

Squad One Update...

It was a busy week and weekend with mother's day here in the United States, so my painting progress slowed a bit. I was able to get bases painted and done for the intercessors squad. I've still got to fix two of the faces (LOL) and then do some additional shading but the first squad is mostly done. I'm pretty pleased with the results and have learned a lot.   The first thing was finding a flow to my painting. At times I would assemble, prime and then paint through one marine at a time.

Intercessors WIP

I've been working on the first intecessors squad for a few weeks now and am making progress. As you'll see the marines are in a varied state of progress - a few are mostly done (sans shading and icons) while others still need to have their bases painted and terrain added. I'll also be doing the two helmetless marines last as faces are one area I really struggle with (particularly eyes). As always when you stare at models all day everything looks fine and then you notice all sorts of errors on bl

Why Brazen Claws?

When I left the hobby 10+ years ago, a large number of friends and peers here on the B&C were just beginning to explore DIY chapters vs painting traditional space marine chapters. So when I returned to the forum I immediately spent time scanning the Forge to see what people were working on and if anything immediately inspired me. I ended up test painting an old 4th edition mini as a Crimson Fist when I stumbled upon an old post by @SCCwho had a number of Brazen Claws he had painted. I had re
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