Friday, August 26, 2022

The Unforgiven: MKIV Tactical Space Marine

Despite the MKIV Space Marine (right) being a much newer model than the Rogue Trader Marine next to it, it retains much of the awkward anatomical elements.

Over the year or two, I have been slowly painting Dark Angels, initially for a Kill Team, but then expanding to painting a variety of Dark Angel models that don’t necessarily fit neatly into a Kill Team, such as a Rogue Trader Space Marine and a converted Lunax7070 model. Having recently built one of the new MKVI Space Marines, I thought it would be fun to paint one of the older plastic MKIV Horus Heresy Space Marines I have had sitting in a case for years, with the hope of comparing its scale to some of the other Dark Angels I painted recently. Look forward to seeing one of the newer MKVI Space Marines painted soon too!

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

Checkers were added to the knee pad to add a little interest to the largely green model.

After painting the majority of the model, I applied a dark brown oil wash to the model. I removed most of the wash with a small makeup sponge, leaving it mainly in the recessed areas.

From left to right: MKVI Rogue Trader Space Marine, MKIV Space Marine, and Primaris Space Marine.
- Eric Wier