Hey everyone, Silvernome here back with more Chaos Legion goodness!
I’ve always been a fan of the Chaos Legions, but since I mostly play Death Guard and Thousand Sons I never really have had the chance to paint the other Legions without building out a force. I’ve always had a soft spot for dreadnoughts, they are just so iconic to Warhammer, so I decided to start collecting Contemptor Dreadnoughts from each legion to give me that chance to paint them all. When I’ve eventually collected and painted them, the grand plan is to make a small diorama to show them off.
The second Dread is one for my Thousand Sons. As I shared in the Death Guard post, I fully magnetized the dread (you can find my quick tutorial on the Brookhammer website) so I could hot-swap weapons on them all. I also magnetized the feet of the dread so when I eventually do a diorama, it can look at home on that display as well as a base themed for my army.
I wanted this dread to match my blue color scheme I’ve already used. I won’t be able to use this as the fully bad-ass 30k version in my 40k games, but it just looks so cool! I also wanted to use this model as a chance to give weathering pigments another go, with sand/dust on his base from the terrain he’s walking on and he’s partially leaking it out too. The shoulders I wanted to try something different from what I’ve seen others do and went with a sandstone effect on them. My reasoning is that he took chunks from a broken Prospero temple as they had extra powers imbued in them.