Dark Angels Librarian Gadreel, 2nd Octavius Crusade Company.

Dark Angels Librarian, Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40k

Today’s model is another Dark Angel. One that is – once again – a long, long time in the making. The model itself is one of the original Space Marine Librarians from 1990-1 – right around the time of the “Death Eagle Marine” variants, and like those figures, sculpted by Mark Copplestone. This particular fellow is imaginatively titled “Librarian with 2-handed Force Sword”. As you can see, he’s had a late-Rogue-Trader-era/2e Metal Jump Pack strapped (pinned!) to his back, allowing him to get stuck right into his foes.

Dark Angels Librarian, Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40k

Again mirroring the Death Eagle Marines, his helmet is a proto-MKVII helm underneath the psychic hood.

Dark Angels Librarian, Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40k

The trim comes from an old Epic transfer sheet, though he took a shelf dive at some stage and so one corner had to be repaired with paint. In the original small, DA force that I built in the past his job was (obviously) to join the Assault Squad and give them a more hefty punch in close combat. The transfers on his jump pack symbolise his twin allegiances to both the Dark Angels Chapter as well as the Inner Circle/Deathwing.

Dark Angels Librarian, Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40k

After sitting about 3/4 complete for a good decade or so, he’s now finally complete and likely to purge the Emperor’s enemies while hunting the Fallen.

Dark Angels Librarian, Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40k, Assault Squad

I mentioned earlier the plan of running him alongside the Assault Squad, so I snapped a shot of them together. They’ll be coming to the table soon!

10 thoughts on “Dark Angels Librarian Gadreel, 2nd Octavius Crusade Company.

    • Thanks! I recall I was particularly enamoured of them in 3rd edition. My Mentors force was led by a Jump Pack Librarian with Lightning Claws who personally led an Assault Squad.
      Look for a resurrection/comeback for them, hopefully sooner than later!

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  1. Very nice. I used to have this one (and the bare-headed one with book). Maybe I still do, who knows? πŸ˜‰
    Anyway, neat paintjob, as usual. Love the two different colored chapter insignia on the jump-pack burners. Sometimes, just a simple idea brings more life in our models.
    Also it looks more than fine among later models.

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