Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Unforgiven: Dark Angels Kill Team Sergeant

The Crimson Blade.

Last month I built another Dark Angel for my growing Kill Team, but rather than using another Primaris Space Marine, I used one of Paul-Friedrich von Bargen's 3D printable Space Marines. Although the model was pretty quick to build, being that it was primarily just a 3D print, it took me a while to get around to priming and painting it. When I did finally get out a brush, I followed the same procedure I did for the other models, which centered around drybrushing/stippling to achieve the green. The model fits nicely alongside the other Primaris-based models, making me consider building and painting a few more. Regardless, that is one more Dark Angel painted!

The model is primarily based on a 3D print of Paul-Friedrich von Bargen.

The power armor was painted via dry-brushing, using Caliban Green and Game Color Glacier Blue.

The Dark Angel’s plasma pistol was painted similarly to the plasma cannon Dark Angel I painted last year.

I used the following paints to successively highlight the energy coil on the plasma pistol and the earlier plasma cannon: Model Color Black Red (70.859) and Burnt Red (70.814), Citadel Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet, and Pro Acryl Orange.

The Sergeant alongside other members of a Kill Team.

- Eric Wier


  1. Phenomenal work! Really impressed by everybody's heraldry, and that Paul von Bargen marine is just delightfully proportioned. I swear between him and that guy who modelled all of the shoulder-mounted heavy weapons I'm going to end up buying a 3d printer before the end of the year.

    1. Yeah, 3d printers get more and more attractive every year, due to price decreases and design work from people in the hobby!

  2. Very nice. I really like the stippled green armour - I will have to try this technique. The 3D printed marine is nice but it is sort of lacking a torso and the legs are very thick, but having said that it is well posed and probably realistic in the sense that to actually match the lore about how well armoured marines are the armour would have to look more like that than the leaner Primaris style armour which just wouldn't offer that much protection (unless made of some imaginary wonder-material).

    1. The technique is really worth trying, as it is really easy and quite quick too.

      Yeah the model is incredibly bulky and thick. Like with most Power Armor, it isn't really designed to be flexible and allowing for movement, ha ha.

    2. Indeed - I sort of think power armour would in reality be more like wearing one of those suits that bomb disposal soldiers/police wear than wearing a flexible suit you can easily move in!