Saturday, October 24, 2020

DreadTober 2020 Week 3: Dread Hot Chilli Peppers

 



Hi folks,

With week 3 behind us, we are now in the final stretch to the finish. For some people, that means a lot of painting over the next couple days! For others, it may be just enough time to add a bonus Dread to their pledge. Let's take a look at what everyone has been able to achieve so far. If you see something that grabs your attention, please consider checking out the blog link/account and making a connection with the hobbyist.


Name: Dave

Project: Tyranid Tyrannofex (plus weapon options)

Blog: 40kaddict.uk


Dave has been cracking on with the highlights on his Tyrranofex, which is an enormous task. He has also started work on the weapons options as well.








Name: Dave

Project: Death Guard Leviathan (Redemptor conversion)

Blog: dadhammer40k.blogspot.com and@borsil1981 on Instagram


Dave finished his projects early this year, including a deliciously gribbly Death Guard Leviathan and some Blight-Haulers.






Name: DaveM

Project: 1st Legion (Dark Angels) Leviathan Dreadnought

Blog: http://262krieg.blogspot.com/


As promised, DaveM has been working on the finer details of his Dark Angels Leviathan, including some great work on the checkers that are so characteristic of Pre-Heresy 1st Legion figures. This is going to look amazing when it is finished.







NAME: Neverness

PROJECT: Black Legion Hellbrute.

BLOG: https://nevernesshobby.blogspot.com


Neverness has been wrestling with the new Blogger interface and piecing together this boss looking Hellbrute. It looks to me like it is close to being finished; fantastic!








Name: Rory

Project: Contemptor-Galatus (Custodes of the Damned)

Blog: https://steppingbetweengames.com/ and @macantsagart on Twitter


Rory has been working some free-hand into his Contemptor-Galatus and it is as creepy as heck. Hopefully, it will be all finished in time for Halloween.







Name: Ed

Project: Legio Fureans Warbringer Nemesis Titan

Blog: https://berserkerbladeblog.blogspot.com/


Ed has flown in under the radar and dropped this bomb on DreadTober. A fantastic display of firepower and free-hand artistry. Check out his blog for more photos!







Name: Siph 

Project: Space Marine 

Leviathan Blog: https://weemen.blogspot.com/


Siph has finished his Relictors Leviathan Dreadnought, and it is a cracker. I would hate to be on the receiving end of those twin Grav-Flux Bombards!







Name: Doc


Projects: Leviathan Dread and Reaver Titan for Titanicus

Blog: www.code40k.blogspot.com


Doc has already finished his projects for this year, so here are another photo of his amazing work. Enjoy!







Name: jabberjabber


Project: Contemptor Mortis for Shattered Legions (Salamanders)

Blog: http://warpstoneflux.blogspot.com


Jabberjabber has finished a Salamanders Contemptor Mortis and it is hot











Name: Joe

Project: Trio of Talos (tres bien!)

Blog: joesavestheday.com


If you have read the other weekly progress reviews, you will already know what I think about these Talos. The photos speak for themselves; check out the blog for more.











Name: David


Project: 2nd Edition Imperial Fists Dreadnought


Instagram: @3dfoundry


If you were playing 40K back in the 90's this project will be sure to hit you square in the feels. The bright colours, wonderfully saturated yellows, subtle shading, chunky assault cannon, the gorgeous banner and that goblin green square base... I think I may cry.







Name: Agis

Project: Custodes Achillus Dreadnought

Blog: http://agis40k.blogspot.com/


Agis posted a terrific Achillus Dreadnought last week, which I will feature again in the final round-up. To back up this effort, Agis has finished an Armiger Hellverin with some really cool free-hand patterns. This model is one of six in the collection, which I will also try to share with everyone when they get based.






Name: M4cr0Dutch


Project: Imperial Knight Preceptor "Achilles" Aeternum


Blog: http://oldschoolg4m1ng.blogspot.com/ and @m4cr0dutch everywhere else


This week I have been working hard on my Imperial Knight Preceptor. I have been focusing on the external armour panels and fiddly bits, including some free-had on the shoulder armour. All of my Knights have some kind of creature displayed on their shoulder; for this knight I have painted a stylised lion. The inspiration came from this quote from Homer's The Illiad:

Achilles glared at him and answered, "Fool, prate not to me about covenants. There can be no covenants between men and lions..."







Thanks to everyone who has finished their projects already (congratulations!), or those who have been posting progress during the week. As we make our final run towards the end of the month, I will be woking hard to include as many people as possible. If I have accidentally missed you, or there is something in particular you would like to bring to my attention, please leave a comment or catch up with me on social media. Good luck everyone!!



Friday, October 16, 2020

DreadTober 2020 Week 2: Red Dread Redemption

 



Hi folks,

Another week has gone and we are now at the half-way mark! I don't know about you, but that freaks me out just a little bit. My project is nowhere near 50% complete, but that is no cause for despair. A few solid sessions can make a huge difference in challenges like this. 

Once again, it has been a joy searching through everyone's blogs and social media profiles hunting for progress. Let's take a look:


Name: Dave

Project: Tyranid Tyrannofex (plus weapon options)

Blog: 40kaddict.uk

Some solid progress on the Tyrannofex, with first highlights on the body, some basing and great detail on the head underway.















Name: Dave

Project: Death Guard Leviathan (Redemptor conversion)

Blog: dadhammer40k.blogspot.com and@borsil1981 on Instagram

It looks like this Dave has nailed this project already and is on to the bonus round with some gooey Blight -Haulers. Fantastic work!












Name: DaveM

Project: 1st Legion (Dark Angels) Leviathan Dreadnought

Blog: http://262krieg.blogspot.com/


Some amazing progress on the venerable old fella. I'm looking forward to seeing more Dark Angels heraldry go in during the next phase. And checkers. So many checkers.








NAME: Neverness

PROJECT: Black Legion Hellbrute.

BLOG: https://nevernesshobby.blogspot.com


This project is looking suitably brutal, with some great additions to make it unique.










Name: Rory

Project: Contemptor-Galatus (Custodes of the Damned)

Blog: https://steppingbetweengames.com/galatus-dreadtober-2020-1/


Rory has been working on one of my favourite Dreadnought variants; a Contemptor-Galatus with a uniqued and spooky theme.










Name: Floyd Lawton

Project: Red Corsairs Hellbrute

Blog: https://1stlegionchronicles.blogspot.com/

Floyd has been building up the colour scheme on this Hellbrute.






Name: Siph


Project: Space Marine Leviathan


Blog: https://weemen.blogspot.com/


Siph has made some progress on the legs and construction/magnetization of the arms.








Name: Doc


Projects: Leviathan Dread and Reaver Titan for Titanicus

Blog: www.code40k.blogspot.com


Doc has DreadTober in the bag with this amazing Leviathan Dread. The weathering is so subtle and realistic; really inspiring stuff.









Name: James


Project: Flesh Tearers Redemptor


Instagram: @40k_take_two


Construction has begun! It's never too late to get stuck into DreadTober.











Name: jabberjabber


Project: Contemptor Mortis for Shattered Legions (Salamanders)

Blog: http://warpstoneflux.blogspot.com



Some burning knee action thanks to contrast paints and wet-blending.











Name: Joe

Project: Trio of Talos (tres bien!)

Blog: joesavestheday.com


These evil creations are just fantastic. Steady progress on the "normalish" figures coupled with some really evocative conversion work.














Name: David


Project: 2nd Edition Imperial Fists Dreadnought


Instagram: @3dfoundry


If this doesn't press you nostalgia button I don't know what will (or you are too young...). Bright yellow, clean and old school as heck. Square base! Oh my heart. In the next stage David will be adding more depth, but this is a brilliant start.











Name: Agis

Project: Custodes Achillus Dreadnought

Blog: http://agis40k.blogspot.com/

Do you remember that embryonic dreadnought last week...

Holy moly... go and check out Agis' blog for extra photos, this is an amazing Dread'.











Name: Mike Munson


Project: Chaos Knight and Hellbrute (so far...)


You see that cheeky "so far..." up there. Yeah, well, here's another Hellbrute from Mike.









Name: M4cr0Dutch


Project: Imperial Knight Preceptor "Achilles" Aeternum


Blog: http://oldschoolg4m1ng.blogspot.com/


Me, well, I got a little distracted last week. I bought my son a Deff Dread on Ebay; it was a real rescue job. Bits broken off everywhere, horrible undercoat, glue caked on, dust like you wouldn't believe. Anyway, we have been working on it together as a father/son project and we added the last touches to the base last night. It is a Dread, so it counts I guess!








That's it for the Week 2 round-up! I'm sure you agree that there has been some fantastic progress with a lot more to come. I am monitoring the progress in 7 day chunks, with a few days extra to account for late-comers and collating time (it takes... a while...). The Week 3 round-up should be next Friday (23rd October), preparing us for the final run to the end of the month. Good luck everyone!






Friday, October 9, 2020

DreadTober 2020 Week 1: The Hunt for Dread October

 





Hi folks,

Week 1 is done and dusted! Thanks to everyone who has joined the challenge so far. It is great to see some old-hands returning for another season, as well as some new faces. Let's have a look at the progress people have been able to make and share some pledges. If you see a project that you like, please take the time to visit the blog or the account and make a connection. There are some fantastic WIP photos and articles being published that are well worth some extra time checking out.


Name: Dave

Project: Tyranid Tyrannofex (plus weapon options)

Blog: 40kaddict.uk

Dave's Nids are eye-popping 40K jelly candy. I'm look forward to this one.








Name: Dave

Project: Death Guard Leviathan (Redemptor conversion)

Blog: dadhammer40k.blogspot.com and@borsil1981 on Instagram

No progress yet, but here is a taster from Dave's Instagram account (his Death Guard look awesome!):







Name: DaveM

Project: 1st Legion (Dark Angels) Leviathan Dreadnought

Blog: http://262krieg.blogspot.com/

DaveM has some really fine modelling skills and a fantastic 40k collection. This is his 5th year of DreadTober, which means he should get a badge... 







NAME: Neverness

PROJECT: Black Legion Hellbrute.

BLOG: https://nevernesshobby.blogspot.com


How's that for an unintentionally creepy-as-hell progress shot...








Name: Floyd Lawton

Project: Red Corsairs Hellbrute

Blog: https://1stlegionchronicles.blogspot.com/


Floyd and I share a great love of old school miniatures and are currently working alongside each other in the 2nd Edition Army Challenge. We are knee deep in deadlines at the moment! He has made some great progress already.









Name: Siph


Project: Space Marine Leviathan


Blog: https://weemen.blogspot.com/


Siph is another 5 year veteran with an amazing repertoire of hobby skills. This Dread is going to be packed full, FULL, of dakka. I'm thinking it will be a Relictors Dread, to add to his already impressive collection of stompy bots.








Name: Doc


Projects: Leviathan Dread and Reaver Titan for Titanicus

Blog: www.code40k.blogspot.com


A stalwart of the hobby, Doc has already finished one pledge for DreadTober. The second looks like it will be a slower burn. The work you have seen here is just the underlying surface that will be visible after weathering, a technique I am also using (that takes me ages).












Name: James


Project: Flesh Tearers Redemptor


Instagram: @40k_take_two


No progress yet. Check out James' Instagram account for some wicked Flesh Tearer Primaris projects.







Name: Greggles


Project: Triarch Stalker (Probably a Doom stalker too, we'll see!)


Twitter: @3dgreg


Instagram: waaaghgreggles

Blog: feedyournerd.com


The founder of DreadTober! Greggle's Orks, particularly his Dreads, are legendary. I usually catch him on Twitter, but he's active just about everywhere (and everywhere is better with Greggles!). No progress yet, so here is a taster:












Name: Celso Mendez (Celsork)


Project: skorpekh Lord


Instagram: @celsork


Celso is just getting back into the hobby with some Necron's; DreadTober is a great time to start! 








Name: Stompy


Project: Ork Stompa


Blog: www.dagreenskins@blogspot.com


No progress yet, but here is a recent project from Stompy's blog!









Name: Dried

Project: Space Wolves Redemptor Dreadnought

twitter : @dried

instagram : @dried_minis


Awesome, awesome, awesome Space Wolves and Adeptus Mechanicum. I can't wait to see this Redemptor. No progress yet, but these should give you an idea of what we will be seeing.










Name: Poivron


Project: Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought (only as a canvas)


Instagram: @hellborn.mermaid


No progress yet, but I am looking forward to seeing this project; it sounds unique. Here is a pic from Poivron's Instagram gallery:







Name: jabberjabber


Project: Contemptor Mortis for Shattered Legions (Salamanders)

Blog: http://warpstoneflux.blogspot.com


A go-to for all things Horus Heresy, it is no surprise that we will be seeing a provocative 30K project. Salamanders out for revenge with twin multimeltas... hell yeah.








Name: Joe

Project: Trio of Talos (tres bien!)

Blog: joesavestheday.com


Joe's Drukhari creations are wicked; here is some impressive early progress. I suggest you check out the blog for more progress shots.








Name: David


Project: 2nd Edition Imperial Fists Dreadnought


Instagram: @3dfoundry


David is a prolific painter of a diverse range of models.  His technique is beautiful and his taste for old school miniatures, well... let's just say he is a man after my own heart. No progress yet, but here is a glimpse of something stompy that is also kind-of yellow. I imagine his Dreadnought will be crisp, clean, bright yellow, as any 2nd Edition Imperial Fist should be!








Name: Brian


Project: Crimson Fists Siege Dreadnought


Instagram: @evilspaceelves


No progress yet, but here is a picture of Brian's previous Dread project, a Crimson Fists Contemptor, it is a beauty:





 




Name: Agis

Project: Custodes Achillus Dreadnought

Blog: http://agis40k.blogspot.com/


Like us all, Agis has a bunch of things on the To-Do list! Here is an embryonic dreadnought; you've got to clean your resin folks!








Over on the MeWe Warhammer 40000 group we have quite a few folks joining the challenge. Feel free to join (I am an admin there) and get to know everyone. Here is some progress from them:



Name: Mike Munson


Project: Chaos Knight and Hellbrute (so far...)










Name: TheFallen Star 


Project: Space Marine Redemptor Dreadnought









Name: M4cr0Dutch


Project: Imperial Knight Preceptor "Achilles" Aeternum


Blog: http://oldschoolg4m1ng.blogspot.com/


I guess that leaves me. Here are the first complete pieces of my project. 2 down, 18 to go... (and some of those are... quite large).









If I happened to miss you, or you didn't quite meet my Friday-night-watching-Bad-Boys-3-in-Sydney deadline, leave a comment below and I will do a little catch up post on Wednesday. If you would like to join the challenge, just leave me a name, project and blog link/social media account.