After finishing last week’s Rogue Trader Terminator Captain for my nascent Blood Angels force I decided that he needed someone to keep him company in the form of a Librarian clad in Tactical Dreadnought Armour.
I always wanted one of these guys as a kid but at the time I was intimidated by the large amounts of iconography scattered all over the model (which ironically when compared to modern space marines actually seems pretty sparse!)
I spent a considerable amount of time looking at assorted Rogue Trader material for reference and it seems that there was a bit of variety around the exact heraldry of librarians at the time.
Most sources seem to suggest a varying split between the warrior’s main chapter colour and a degree of blue armour panels. In the end I decided to go for the later interpretation of full blue armour offset with a red shoulder pad. I also gave him a nice yellow auxiliary shield complete with a couple of freehand blood drops!
Finally I finished him off with a traditional goblin green base to tie this formidable fighter nicely into his origin period of the late 1980s/early 1990s.
I’m really happy with how this project is shaping up.... and this Librarian is certainly a great model to end 2019 on!!