I got a chance to stop in at the local Games Workshop to spend one of my gift cards and I noticed a Crimson Fist army on display. It, quite honestly, blew me away. I forgot how cool a fully painted Crimson First collection looks on display. The hobbyist (whoever he/she was) had a nice mix of plastic marines, metal veterans and some of the newer Forgeworld stuff throughout the force along with some cool conversions. I also really liked the shade of blue on the armor. I inquired and as luck would have it, the staff there had the color combinations used.
I ran home a painted up a test model. I was much happier with the way the test model looked as opposed to previous attempts at painting the army. So, I decided to begin keeping my resolution and got to work on my first unit of Tactical Marines. So stay tuned for more Crimson Fists stuff.