This is another model that has been in the Loft Full Of lead for ages, when I say ages, I mean years and years. I think this was the first Contemptor Class Dreadnought released by Forge World.
I have magnetized the weapon mounts so there is plenty of scope for weapon combinations using the three I have and possibly adding more in the future.
I really like the model, but having it for years, I was not sure how to paint it, Blood Angels red or perhaps a gun metal and silver finish. I already have four Blood Angels Dreadnoughts so did not really need another. So I went down the metallic route as a Dreadnought for the Grey Knights.
I ordered a few models from Wargame Exclusive a couple of weeks ago after spending a week or so drooling over the eye candy on their website. They have now arrived and I have been distracted from the current project.
There are several models I like the look of on their website, one of which was an alternative Space Marine character that I fancied using as a Grey Knights model.
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The casting is just fantastic with only a little cleanup worked required. There are several very small bits, I thought I lost one bit when I was washing it, but they all seem to be there. I am not sure where some of the very small bits go, I may leave some off.
When he is done, he should look like this…
Wargame Exclusive are base in the Ukraine with an expanding range of really nice models. Shipping is reasonable at a flat €4 rate across Europe.
Servo Skulls seem to be quite rare, not a lot of models come with them and eBay prices are a bit excessive. So I thought I would have a go at making some. I have a Silly Gum mould of a couple of skulls and a good supply of green stuff skulls. I added some bits in the eyes and mouths. The real test will be to see what they look like when painted.
I also needed to add a Multi-Melta to my Land Raider and due to lack of spares of that particular weapon, I had to make one. I added one of the Servo Skulls to the weapon, looks okay for a first attempt.
The Reaper range of figures covers just about every genre, I have a good few from most of the collections. Their sci-fi range includes some armoured troopers that I have used in several different game systems, most recently in a Grey Knights Retinue and a Rogue Stars Space Cops crew.
These refreshed Mortificators should mean I have enough to use as a Brotherhood unit in my game on Thursday. Not particularly impressed with how theses turned out, black is the most difficult colour to paint. And white.
Refreshed original Warzone Fury Elite Guard that I use as Sacred Warriors, just a quick touch up on the paint and a rebasing.
A friend was rummaging through his Loft Full Of Lead (or should that be Loft Full Of Plastic) and found these three old GW models from the last century. The original Land Raider, Rhino and Predator. I have now inherited these and will have to see what I can do with them. I originally painted the green Land Raider a long long time ago back when you could buy two Land Raiders in a box. Back in those days before there were loads of Space Marine Chapters with bright colour schemes, I always thought it better to have some sort of camouflage and painted my first Marines and tanks green! Of course these days, most of the old Marines have been repainted red for my Blood Angels…
I must take a few pictures comparing the size difference of the current and original Land Raiders and Rhino, the original Rhino looks so small.