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.

3 comments:

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

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  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)

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  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!

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