Cassor’s auto-servos kicked into life and spun the Dreadnought’s chassis on the spot as the Beast of Phodia thundered through the darkness, kicking up plumes of smoke and knocking rubble and debris flying. Numerous worm-like organisms splattered harmlessly against the raging Dreadnought’s adamantium armour. Raising his blood talons, Cassor’s hydraulics braced for impact. After the jump there are showcase photographs of the Dreadnought and some variant cinematic shots.
This is an excellent model to paint. A skull faced Dreadnought with huge clawed fists just looks amazing. I decided to paint the whole model by hand and chose not to use my airbrush. I carefully glazed the armour with Eshin grey and then Russ Grey. Fenrisian Grey was used to add some subtle edge highlights. This has created a very natural look, that still looks black.
The claws were also carefully blended. I plan to use the same recipe on all power bladed weapons and plasma weapons for my 2015 Imperial army project (Dark Angels, Blood Angels and Space Wolves). I’m also thinking red weapon casings for everyone as well. But not sure how that will work with the Blood Angel Terminators.
The Dreadnought also features some freehand. There is a white Blood Angel Chapter symbol on a shin pad and the shoulders feature a skull and a big red cross. I also sponged on some silver chipping to show the armour is a little battered.
Above, you can see the size difference between the Carnifex and the Dreadnought. Perhaps more interesting the size comparison of the 60mm Dreadnought base and the new oval base only seen on the Carnifex model so far.
To finish off three more variant cinematic shots. I always post these on my Facebook and there are some on there that never make it on to the blog. So check it out and feel free to send me a friend request.
Any of the tutorials I've used glazing in have explained how I do it. it's basically mixing in loads of Lahmian Medium to create a glaze and then applying it in thin layers and allowing it to dry.
I guess a video would be useful, but there must be hundreds of videos already out there explaining it.
Something for me to consider I guess.
Ah okay, fair enough I shall take a look. Yeah might be worth considering, tips and tricks are always useful.
Fantastic work, Garfy!
Would you share with us the colours and their succession that you used for the claws on the dred?
They look amazing…
Thanks a lot!
Here's a full tutorial. Enjjoy.
Garfy, thanks a lot!!!
I am going to try to follow the tutorial…
I hope I'll get to the level of painting where I would dare posting some of my work on this awesome blog 🙂
Wow. Just wow. You never cease to amaze with not only your work, but your presentation. The name on it's left breastplate, "Enosh" – human being?, or something else? I like the last photo BTW.
Enosh is on the eavy metal version. I just copied it. I don't know it's meaning.
I'm really glad you appreciate and enjoy the extra effort I put into my presentation. I think the cinematic shots are really special and I enjoy doing them.
I need to work on my writing really.
Yeah, 'Enosh' Googled means human being. Irony for a dreadnought.
I love it man, both models!
foreground, middleground, background FTW!
The only word that got through my mind while checking the post was "Sweet". That jet black look is awesome.
The dreadnought model is such a good subject of battle damage, I'll be sure to follow your example when I get to build and paint mine!
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Looks great! Is there the possibility for you guys to make a glazing tutorial at some point?