Today I present you my finished Death Company Dreadnought. It’s probably my favourite Dreadnought design ever, and it was a lot of fun to paint. Check our more pictures after the jump.
This is the first model on which I used sponge-weathering. I actally had never used this technique before, can you believe it. It’s really quick simple but looks pretty cool. How would you rate my first try?
Garfy has painted a Death Company Dreadnought a while ago. Most eye-catching of his paint job is definately the blue glow of the blood claws. I was wondering whether I should create a similar effect (though I would have gone for a purple glow), but in the end I went with plain silver claws (boo, boring). I felt there were already a lot of spot colours on the model, like the green and purple lenses and the yellow wires.
Next up for my Blood Angels is probably a Tartaros Terminator Squad. But before I get to these, I’ll probably rework another one of my Ultramarines squads and paint a Wraithlord.
How do you like the Dreadnought? Tell me in the comments.
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Fantastic job, really like it. It is so clean and sharply defined, yet well-underlined with the colourful details like the green and violet lenses and purity seals… Looking for more of your work, Stahly! The metalic claws are fine for me, as I tend to paint all weapons rather like metalic ones than energy ones.
Amazing work as always. Do you have a tutorial on how you do the black, highlighting and (especially) the chipping?
I did a tutorial for Death Company here: http://taleofpainters.blogspot.de/2015/04/tutorial-how-to-paint-blood-angels.html It's the same techniques on the Dread. The chipping is ripped blister sponge, first layer a mix of Boltgun Metal and black, second one Chainmail. Cheers.
Fantastic job Stahly! Its not an easy job making a black model to look interesting.
For a change i'd stay with the steel colour claws for this big boy. The scratching on the Death Company is ok for me, it blend well with the idea of a super aggressive warmachine!
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Crisp highlighting with a steady hand is impressive. I always like to see the claws painted in some energy style though (personal preference) rather than a metallic look. Make them stand out as extra badass!