I’ve finished the Haemonculus and while I’m waiting for the varnish to dry, I started assembling the plastic Contemptor Dreadnought from Betrayal at Calth. No, I won’t paint the whole set or delve deeper into the Horus Heresy, but I got myself the Contemptor to add to mypost-heresy Blood Angels army.

This model is pretty strange. The posability is pretty limited and the arms aren’t compatible with FW’s Contemptor arms, you’ve probably all seen the Calth sprues by now. There are very visible seams all over the leg armour that need to be filled. Also the shoulder armour of the assault cannon arm has a trim like the left arm, while the multi-melta arm has not (see picture). I guess I have to chop up both arms to fix this.

I guess this specific Relic style Dreadnought won’t be sold seperately and will only be available in the Calth box set, like the character models. Maybe we’ll see a fully articulated plastic Contemptor kit someday, but I guess they’ll choose a more basic Contemptor design then. What do you think? Are you into Betrayal at Calth as well?

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