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 with some special characters mixed in, and maybe a few light vehicles - I've never painted bikes at any point of my tenure with 40k!
I'm really getting into a good groove with painting the Brazen Claws and was able to knock out a few hellblasters with two more in progress. I am not a huge fan of how the plasma coils on their power weapons turned out (love the color, not necessarily the shading) so that might be something I adjust.
As always, I'm open to feedback and will share more soon.