Friday, 24 March 2017

Coils of the Hydra - Contemptor Dreadnought Complete

This bad boy is now complete, and i'm very happy with it! This is one of  the models I've been quite excited over for my Alpha Legion force, and it didn't disappoint. 

I tried to transfer some of the things I've learnt from painting Infinity, in this instance shading black. It was a bit different shading black on an area of this size (Infinity models are tiny!) but i think it worked, and it helped me look at the technique in a different way.

There's so much detail on this model, its one of the main reasons i like it so much!

The Hydra's are just awesome!

Another Infinity carry over i tried was shading the metallics a bit more. I pushed the contrast a bit with some dark Vallejo metallic grey (Gunmetal i think) to try and achieve a better level of shading. Some refinement needed i think, but pleased with the result on this model!

This was a cracking model to paint, and good looking to boot! Highly recommended!

The GunGrave


  1. Would love to see a how too for shading black your work is amazing

    1. Thanks Will! Keep an eye out for the next post where you'll see much better examples of that on an Infinity miniature.

      Will get a How-To on black up soon :-)

  2. Lovely work on him. The blue looks fantastic and I like how you did the blacks and metals

  3. Your painting has definitely improved bud. Love seeing your continuous progress, inspiring as always

  4. I'd leave my wife for this 😍

    Too misquote another franchise, the painting is strong in this one.

    Just out of interest, have you considered either Hawk Wargames dropzone or dropfleet, or halo Ground command as projects?

    1. Lol cheers Col, but stay with your wife, I'll just paint you one up!

      Yes I've been eying up Dropfleet for a long time. It will probably be the next game system I'll get into. Problem is I have a wedding that's only 6 months away now so the hobby budget is on forced to 'paint what i already have'!

      Words uttered by every hobby widow around the world I'm sure!

  5. Not sure how I missed this - that is a fantastic looking dread! Great pose, really has a sense of motion to it, and as usual you knocked it out of the park with that color scheme. Good stuff!