The Primaris Space Marine Librarian is a powerful psyker who wields the power of the warp to obliterate his enemies. This multi-part plastic kit comes with all the components required to build a Primaris Librarian, featuring ornate Mk X power armor with a multi-layered cloak and intricate wiring that leads to the psychic hood. Armed with a force sword in his right hand, and a holstered bolt pistol, this kit is complete with a padlocked book on his belt, large keys, purity seals, and an Imperial Eagle clasp. The Primaris Librarian comes with a choice of two heads, one helmeted with a psychic hood and the other bare-headed, and two shoulder pads with ram’s heads, the insignia of the Librarius. The left shoulder pad is left smooth and blank, allowing players to easily apply the markings of their preferred Chapter.
Primaris Librarian Datasheets
What’s in the Primaris Librarian box
- x20 plastic components to create The Primaris Librarian miniature.
- x1 Citadel 40mm Round base where it can be mounted.
- x1 Ultramarines-Character Transfer Sheet which can be used to add extra details to the miniature. The transfer sheet features iconography for four different types of Space Marine characters: Captain, Chaplain, Librarian, and Lieutenant.
How to paint the Primaris Librarian
- Step 1: Applying the Primer
Begin by applying a uniform coat of grey primer, such as Grey Seer, to the entire Primaris Librarian model. This essential step provides an ideal surface for the subsequent layers of paint, ensuring a consistent and smooth base.
- Step 2: Establishing the Armor Base
For the Librarian’s armor, use a vibrant blue shade like Kantor Blue. Apply this basecoat evenly, covering all the armor sections on the model.
- Step 3: Creating Depth with Shade
Enhance the armor’s depth and details by carefully applying Drakenhof Nightshade as a shade. Concentrate on the recessed areas, ensuring that the shade adds shadows and definition.
- Step 4: Layering for Dimension
To achieve a three-dimensional effect on the armor, layer it with Hoeth Blue. Focus on the raised areas, allowing the shade to show through in the recessed regions. This technique makes the armor stand out with depth.
- Step 5: Exposed Head – Realistic Flesh Tones
For the Librarian’s exposed head, apply Rakarth Flesh as a basecoat. Shade the flesh areas with Reikland Fleshshade, concentrating on the creases and contours. Finally, layer the flesh with Kislev Flesh to achieve a natural and lifelike appearance.
- Step 6: Robes
For the Librarian’s robes, utilize Zandri Dust. Ensure that this color covers the robe sections evenly, creating a contrast with the vibrant blue armor.
- Step 7: Gold Details
On the Librarian’s armor, identify and carefully paint the gold details, including emblems and trim, with Retributor Armour. Additionally, use this paint to cover the handle of the Librarian’s sword, giving it a regal appearance.
- Step 8: Sword Blade and eyes
Paint the sword blade and the eyes with Thousand Sons Blue, providing a distinct and mystical look to these parts, adding to that psyker look.
- Step 9: Adding Layers to the Sword Blade and Eyes
Layer the Thousand Sons Blue sword blade with Fenrisian Grey to create a gradient effect. Similarly, use Fenrisian Grey to add a glowing effect to the eyes of the Librarian.
- Step 10: Cables – Bringing in Brightness
For the cables on the Librarian’s armor, begin with Averland Sunset as a base. Layer these cables with Yriel Yellow, creating a striking contrast against the blue armor.
- Step 11: Purity Seals and Robe Interior
Use Mephiston Red to paint the purity seals and the interior of the robes. For the parchment sections, apply Screaming Skull. These colors add richness and detail to the miniature.
- Step 12: Shade and Layer
To deepen the gold details, apply Agrax Earthshade as a shade. Once dry, layer the gold details with Auric Armour Gold. For other areas like the sword blade and purity seals, apply Nuln Oil for shading and layer as needed, ensuring intricate details stand out.
- Step 13: Base – Creating a Thematic Terrain
Enhance the model’s base by incorporating technical paints such as Astrogranite Debris, Martian Ironearth, or even Valhallan Blizzard. These paints help create a thematic and textured base for your Primaris Librarian, adding depth and context to the miniature.
- Step 14: Varnish for Protection
To protect your meticulously painted Primaris Librarian and provide a glossy finish to specific areas like the armor and sword blade, apply a coat of Ardcoat varnish. This step not only safeguards your work but also enhances certain elements, giving them a polished appearance.