Friday, 11 October 2013

Heresy Era Death Guard: Contemptor Dreadnought Complete

Its been a quiet week on the blog because my router died, so Sky had to ship me a new one, and they took their sweet time! I have however, been keeping busy.

At Games Day a few weeks ago I picked up a copy of the new Horus Heresy Book 2: Massacre (which has some very nice additions in it!) and also a pair of Death Guard Contemptor Dreadnoughts. They have been the focus of my attentions this week.

This is the first of the two - armed with a Twin linked Lascannon and a Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon with Twin Linked Bolter.

The colour scheme follows the one used on the Legionnaires closely, with extensive weathering applied to the armour sections.

I attempted some heat distortion on the barrels of the Lascannons. This was done be first applying a heavy blue wash and then a lighter purple wash afterwards. You cant really see the effect well in this picture, but it came out pretty good!

I gave the base some attention, with some ruins and rubble to match the rest of the armies bases.

These are great models, I'm really looking forward to working on the next one! I may have to buy a third to make a complete Talon!

The GunGrave


  1. Sweet! That turned out looking fantastic, man - I am really looking forward to getting my hands on Massacre, sounds like there's all sorts of fun stuff in the new book.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Gorgeous paint job. Bravo!

  3. Cheers guys, they're a real pleasure to paint! The second ones shaping up nicely

  4. Nice work, These are turning out great. I am really tempted to try to paint one of these my self. The top of the arm guards do however look a bit strange, especially on the close combat arm. It looks like they have gotten a spray of dark green over the lighter green of the base. It is probably nothing , but it showed up in the close up picture, so I thought I would just mention it. I suppose that is the problem with close ups of models that will not be viewed that closely other wise. From a distance the shading effects look good but with a high resolution picture it all shows up. Any way keep up the good work.