I should be painting models, that’s what I am supposed to be doing. But I’ve got distracted again, its really not a surprise though. I stumbled across some really nice looking STL parts that would fit in really well with a Dark Angels force, and well I couldn’t resist printing and assembling them.
old enough a veteran hobbyist you’ll remember some metal space marine captains that had lots of cool details (for back in the 90s). Take a look at this page and you’ll see what I mean. In particular the veteran captain with the bionic leg. Now I am not right at this point wanting to build a Praetor/Centurion/Consul/HQ choice – whatever you want to call it. I just wanted to create a funky veteran sergeant to lead my tactical squad.
At this point it would be really cool to introduce you too “Sergeant Bob, a veteran of the x crusade, injured playing football” but as you can tell I have not yet procrastinated that much to avoid painting.
He isn’t on the correct size base, just a spare 40mm I had at hand to stand him on next to one of his future squad (that I should have been painting). If you’re interested* in printing/building your own I thought I would share the links to the various STL used.
- Legs, come from Mildseven’s bionic leg pack.
- Torso, is from OHM’s captain model.
- Arms, are OHM’s alternate arms.
- Shoulders – erm bugger I cant find these exact pads at the mo. If I do find the link I’ll come back and edit this post (I thought they were from here, but looks like they are not).
- Head, the current head is now been removed from sale, but I have not 100% decided on this head yet. There is almost limitless variety of styles out there to choose from (example, example, & example). I might even just use a head from the plastic mk iii kit.
I think he’ll make a cool little addition to the squad and add a little extra character (pun not intended) to them. Now back to painting these guys!
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*Its interesting to see how 3D printing is becoming more and more accessible, to the extent that gaming stores are starting to sell them.