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.
My fifth dread in the series is the Word Bearers! As I shared in my previous Contemptor posts, I fully magnetized the dread (you can find my quick tutorial my Youtube channel) 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.
The scheme seemed pretty straight forward but I wanted the reds to be darker than that of my World Eaters dread.
But I felt like this dread was missing something. So I decided to create a staff for him with a mixture of a Chaos icon, bits from the Morghast (AoS) staffs and a clothes hanger. I also added some extra “purity” seals around the model as well.
I’ve also started to create video showcases, taking a closer look at my finished models. You can take a 4K look at this Word Bearers dread on Youtube:
If you like this model and want to see more, you can check out my site www.silvernome.com or follow my gaming group’s Instagram www.instagram.com/brookhammer40k. And don’t forget to leave a comment or reaction below!
Thanks! Yeah, I felt like he needed a little something extra.
- Marc van Holst
Fantastic work, I'll have to check out all of the other Contemptors you have painted 🙂 The staff is a really characterful addition; it reminds me of the loyalist Librarian Dreads… I wonder if this guy can summon daemons…
Thanks so much!
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Really neat conversion! Brings home the point of the Word Bearers being sorcerous priests.