Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#Dreadtober Update

I snapped a few pictures of my Dreadtober project this afternoon. I was going to leave the model a secret until the end (not like it's a unique conversion or anything), but since the other participants are sharing their progress, I've decided to do likewise. I opted to go for something simple, classic, and relatively unconverted this time – here's my Death Guard Contemptor.

he doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus

That's my interpretation of a butcher cannon, which sounds to me like it should be a brutal, ugly weapon. The bit itself is from an ork flakk gun, I believe. While I didn't want to go too crazy on conversions, I physically can't put stock models on the board, so in addition to his armament he'll get a new head.

And here's a closer look at the base, also in progress:

I'll spare you the Meghan Trainor jokes

Since I've been antsy waiting for the final parts for the Contemptor to arrive, I took a small detour to work out a basing scheme for 2016's first project. I was so happy with the outcome of the initial test that I started assembly line production:

all hands on deck

That's it for now. back to watching the mailbox.


  1. Nice man.. Love Contemptors.. The bases are looking good!

  2. Thanks Todd! I regret airbrushing the contemptor base because even though that's just the undercoat, it came out looking a little too clean. I'm happy with the deck plating bases, though (the two orangish bases in the background will get the drybrush, wash, white line treatment)

  3. You can always dirty up a base Jason! You should know that :).

    I love the ork flakk gun used here...it's the perfect scale and size!