Friday, September 5, 2008

Mk VI Dark Angels Revisited

The other night when Mike was over I found a bag full of the old 1st generation Mk VI Corvus Pattern Power Armour plastic Marines.

I decided to paint one up just for kicks, this is the first type of mini I ever painted back in the mid 80s, I could have never guessed that I would still be up late at night painting away after more than 20 years.

Here it is with no fancy stuff right out of the box, with paint and basing.

Next I think I will cut one apart and try to pose it a bit differently. I want to see what I can do with a crap model to make it look good while still only using the original parts.

I decided to try a triumphant pose with his foot on a rock and helmet in hand



  1. I may be confused, but I thought old school Dark Angels wore black armor? Anyway, it looks good as is. I really enjoy seeing the old stuff painted. I recently ran across some old metal minis of Inquistors (and maybe a generic 'adventurer') in power armor. I need to strip and paint those soon.

    The repose turned out better than I ever would have guessed an RTB01 marine could! Nice work, I can't wait to see it finished!

  2. You are right, pre heresy Dark angels were black , but I painted him green like the old RT book had him painted, it would be fun to do some in black as The Unforgiven.

  3. Dude that Sergeant looks even better painted up! I can't believe the pose you got him to do. He may be the first RTB01 marine I've ever seen that doesn't look like he's about to use the bathroom in his power armor. Don't get me wrong, I still love those old plastics, I'm just blown away by the posing you've done.

  4. Oh, and by the way, I checked my Rogue Trader book, the Dark Angels were black in it. The heresy didn't exist yet, so I guess we could both be right and they were black pre-heresy, but that would be Rogue Trader era.