Sunday, January 3, 2016

'Nostalgia' from StefanK - Dark Angels Space Marine Brother Nostalgico

Curt's call for a nostalgia figures was enough for me to dig into my old box with bits and pieces from earlier days. Inside I found a sprue of Space Marines by Games Workhshop. Since these were the figures I started wargaming with I found it appropriate for this theme round. Actually I started with one or two generations older Space Marines but no unpainted figures from the early nineties survived on my lead pile.
Anyway here we go for brother Nostalgico:

It's as far as I remember a piece of the third or fourth generation of plastic Space Marines. During this period of Warhammer 40K there were nice sprues with chapter specific parts. Thus brother Nostalgico is wearing a bone white gown as most veterans of the Dark Angels Space Marines do.

The paintjob was pretty straight. Meanwhile I don't have any Games Workshop colours anymore and employed Vallejo Model Colors instead. The green is based on Luftwaffe Camo Green and I applied it with my new airbrush gun. I even tried to do the highlighting with it but it didn't work on all parts of the figures. Finally I applied some blackish wash to underline the fine indentations.

The gown is based on a dark yellow tone and I highlighted it with a couple of beige and whitish layers. As you see on the back view larger folds are still not my cup of tea.
Although I gladly changed into historical wargaming a couple of years ago it was nice to go back to the roots for a couple of hours. Excellent idea, Curt !


  1. Lovely work Stefan! I used to have this very same figure (but not nearly as well painted). I've always like the Marines with the cloaks/tabards and I like the elegant simplicity of yours.

  2. Nice, smooth painting on this. The whites came out beautifully.

    Nice job!

  3. Nice work Stefan. The name is pure genius!

  4. As a Dark Angels player: how could I not like this, great!

  5. I still have my "Beaky" Marines. So models like this will always be young upstarts to my generation. But every generation creates its own nostalgia so I salute you. Excellent.

  6. Really nice work, Stefan! My nephew has most all of my Dark Angels now. He has gathered all the new stuff too.
    Really good work and I like the robes!

  7. I like your choice of figure. Nice work on this.