I started work on this Dark Angels Tactical Squad with the release of Angels of Death in 1996 and finished it today. I think that’s my personal procrastination record.
The last model to finish was Sergeant Sariel who had been 3/4 painted but received a new backpack (and chopped off cultist head) from Dark Vengeance. This guy is one of my favourite Space Marine sculpts to this day. I especially like the grim, scarred face and the accessories, which clearly identify him as a Dark Angel without going over the top.
The other late addition to the squad is this Tactical Space Marine with plasma gun, which I’d taken from the Space Crusade board game. I tried to create a glowing barrel effect but it didn’t really work out. I’ll eventually repaint it in metal, unless it starts growing on me.
I used long lost art supply paints originally on the models so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to match the colours using my current Citadel paints, but they all blend together well enough.