Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Bronze Bull

My Dreadtober challenge is now complete with two weeks to spare. Hopefully this will go some distance toward clearing my reputation as a slacker... Thanks to Greg for organizing the event, and to Joe and John for the glamour shots!

The Bronze Bull, Relic Contemptor Dreadnought

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The Contemptor Dreadnought sardonically titled "The Bronze Bull" by brothers of the Death Guard was devised by Mortarion not as a means of rewarding faithful service, but as punishment for the legion's worst breaches of discipline. Beyond the standard motive, weapons, and life support systems, the armor carried a compliment of stimulant injectors, neural whips, and other pain inducers, so that every moment inside the suit would be constant agony for its occupant. In addition, the armor was fitted with an enhanced voxcaster that broadcasted the pilot's screams of rage and pain. In order to make room for these modifications, the armor's sensor package was diminished, so that in combat the pilot will tend to engage the enemy directly to his front in a thundering charge.

Not many wore the bull throughout its short history in the Death Guard, for it was a terrible punishment indeed. The armor was occupied at the end of the Heresy, however; abandoned on a backwater world, forgotten for millennia, now become a god of tyranny crusted in the grime of the ages...

I had a lot of fun painting this guy, I learned a lot, and it's my first Chaos Space Marine model, so technically I started a new army. Not bad for a few weeks of painting.

More angles after the jump:




12 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous job Jason! Love everything about this model. Pose, paintjob, conversion work. Looks great!

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  2. Thanks Greg! I don't think I would have tried this hard if not for Dreadtober.

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    1. Glad was able to push you with some inspiration! Now if only there was a mini nova to clash forces!

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    2. Hey, that's an idea. My group (most likely) isn't going to Adepticon this year. I don't know what you have planned and I'm sure you'll be busy with wedding preparations but I'm sure my guys would be willing to drive down for a couple of games this winter or spring.

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    3. Doh! No adepticon! Bollocks!

      Dan already challenged me to a mini apoc game with stompa and baneblade action, I had to delay until things stabilize a bit over here! But ya maybe we can setup a mini nova style event with some local guys, like a mini blog wars.

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  3. Very cool man! .. for some reason when I see it I get reminded of Time Bandits. Glad DreadTober got you motivated man.. 8)

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    1. Hey Todd that's not a bad thing! Thanks!

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  4. Brilliant work. The dirty whites are excellent. Well done. And the fluff piece just wraps the model up in a very good way.

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  5. Great stuff! Love the fluff and the weathering is pretty ace!

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  6. The fluff for this guy is really good. And also concerning. I'm worried about you, Jason.

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  7. Don't blame me, blame Phalaris of Sicily... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_bull

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