Friday, November 20, 2020

DreadTober 2020 Participants Gallery

 



The forge fires of DreadTober 2020 have been well and truly quenched! With Blogger acquiring a glitch that prevented new pages from being published, I have been sitting on this post for a while. Tonight, though, I have finally been able to make the DreadTober 2020 Participants page visible to everyone; our efforts have been safely immortalised! 

I have posted as many final shots there as I thought was appropriate, but if for some reason I have missed something, let me know in the comments. Dave Weston even managed to finish his Tyrannofex (only a couple of weeks late; shhhhhhh!!), which is a fitting capstone to the year, I think.

That's it from me for 2020 as well. It has been a pleasure being your curator of projects this year; the talent on display in this community and the camaraderie has been inspiring. It is impossible to know what next year will bring, but I hope to see you all again, re-igniting the forges in 2021.

Kindest regards,

Marc



Wednesday, November 4, 2020

DreadTober 2020 Week 4: Day of the Dread

 






Hi folks,

The day has finally come for us to look back on all that we have achieved during DreadTober 2020! For some people it has been a very productive month of building, and painting, stompy robots. Others have only just completed their projects in the nick of time. Some are still working on their pledges in extra time, chasing that satisfaction of finishing what they started. Champions all.



Name: Dave

Project: Tyranid Tyrannofex (plus weapon options)

Blog: 40kaddict.uk

Dave came oh-so-close to finishing his Tyrannofex, but decided it was better not to rush the finish. keep an eye out for his work when I do the fare-well post for the year and complete the 2020 participants gallery; I think it will be finished. In the mean time, check out his blog for eye-popping fex goodness.





Name: Dave

Project: Death Guard Leviathan (Redemptor conversion)

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

Dave has finished some Blight-Haulers as a bonus project, and his Death Guard Leviathan is deliciously gribbly. I love this little yellow guy:











Name: DaveM

Project: 1st Legion (Dark Angels) Leviathan Dreadnought

Blog: http://262krieg.blogspot.com/

I cannot tell you how much I love this Dreadnought! I think I may have to get one for DreadTober next year... Amazing work DaveM, you have brought glory to the 1st Legion. Check out DaveM's blog to get a closer look at all the detail.









NAME: Neverness

PROJECT: Black Legion Hellbrute.

BLOG: https://nevernesshobby.blogspot.com


This Black Legion Hellbrute by Neverness is brutally close to completion. It is another project I am hoping will get finished over the next couple of days so that I can add it to the 2020 gallery. I truly respect the decision not to rush though; it is the reason my previous project took two DreadTobers to complete! Strong play, as our brother Rory would say.








Name: Rory

Project: Contemptor-Galatus (Custodes of the Damned)

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

Speak of the devil! Rory's Contemptor-Galatus "Lost Hope" is spooky as heck; I love it. A fitting project to finish on Halloween. 









Name: Ed

Project: Legio Fureans Warbringer Nemesis Titan

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


Last week Ed came screaming in low over the horizon with his afterburners glowing and sent this glorious Titan sailing in through the window. Terrific freehand work really sets this project apart and brings back happy memories of Epic 40K in the 90's!








Name: Siph 

Project: Space Marine 

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

Here is another look at Siph's chonky Leviathan, alongside his other 4 years of DreadTober triumph. an incredible effort from a talented member of our 40K community.






Name: Doc


Projects: Leviathan Dread and Reaver Titan for Titanicus

Blog: www.code40k.blogspot.com


Here is another look at Doc's completes Leviathan Dreadnought. As I have mentioned previously, the subtle weathering and cold tones make this a tremendously grim/dark addition to the DreadTober pantheon. In fact, I would like to officially coin the term grim/dark/cold, and use it here first.








Name: jabberjabber


Project: Contemptor Mortis for Shattered Legions (Salamanders)

Blog: http://warpstoneflux.blogspot.com


Grim/Dark/Hot?! YES, I think I will coin that term too. Here is jabberjabber's twin-multimelta toting Contemptor, with the rest of the Salamanders survivors.












Name: Joe

Project: Trio of Talos (tres bien!)

Blog: joesavestheday.com


Joe is currently working on a Wraightknight bonus project, which will hopefully be finished soon. I can't post enough photos of Joe's murder-creations to do them justice, so I will simply suggest that you check  out his blog and thank goodness these things aren't flying round at night...








Name: David


Project: 2nd Edition Imperial Fists Dreadnought


Instagram: @3dfoundry


Last week I extolled the virtues of David's 2nd Edition Imperial Fists Dreadnought. Well, here is his bonus project. Far-out brussel sprout. 








Name: Agis

Project: Custodes Achillus Dreadnought

Blog: http://agis40k.blogspot.com/


Agis managed to finish some excellent stretch goals during the last week of DreadTober, completing a powerful force of Armigers.








Name: Celso Mendez (Celsork)


Project: skorpekh Lord


Instagram: @celsork


Celso has finished his Skorpekh Lord and it looks very impressive. I am a sucker for the colour turquoise, so this project ticks a lot of boxes for me.





 



Name: Greggles


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


Twitter: @3dgreg


Instagram: waaaghgreggles

Blog: feedyournerd.com


Look. I'm not saying that this project triggers my arachnophobia. But my urge to purge with fire is intensifying. The finish on the paint job is inspiring; bravo Greggles, you've nailed it.











Name: Cylde 

Project: Eldar Wraithlords

Blog: https://mastodontica.blogspot.com/ and @cyldear on Instagram


Clyde has finished two spectacular Eldar Wraithlords with cosmic-themed paint schemes. I can see by the addition of the frogs on the bases that he is a man after my own heart!











Name: Azazel

Project: Celestial Lions Dreadnought

Blog: Azazel's Bitz Box


I subscribe to Azazel's blog and saw this beauty pop up on my feed during the week. It is such a clean paint job, with clever discolouration on assault cannon barrel and neat free-hand motifs to pay homage to the African inspiration. What a beautiful contribution!











Name: Floyd Lawton

Project: Red Corsairs Hellbrute

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



Floyd has worked hard to beat the deadline and produced this brutal looking Hellbrute. Great effort Floyd, it was well worth it!







Name: Mike Munson

Project: Honestly... what hasn't he done?


Mike is one of our members in the 40K MeWe group and he has been ON FIRE this month. Here is his collection of completed DreadTober projects.
























Name: TheFallen Star 

Project: Space Marine Redemptor Dreadnought


TheFallen Star is also a mate from the MeWe 40K group. He completed this Ultramarines Redemptor using Citadel Contrast paints. I think it is a really neat finish and the base suits t perfectly. Bravo!










Name: M4cr0Dutch

Project: Imperial Knight Preceptor "Achilles" Aeternum

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



I finished the last touches on my Imperial Knight just after the deadline, having spent the weekend at the beach with my family. I am pretty happy with how it turned out; the snake warming itself under the fusion reactor sparks so much joy in me ­čśé.


















Congratulations to all of the participants of DreadTober 2020! What you have been able to produce in one short month is incredible, highlighting the breadth of talent we have in this community. It has been wonderful to see so much diversity in the projects as well. 

To celebrate completing the challenge, I have made a little gift for you. It isn't... great... but it comes from the heart ­čśë If you would like to display this badge on your blog to identify as a participant this year, it is all yours. The ork dreadnought head is from the Deffdread I painted with my son early in the challenge; I figured it was a suitable trophy. 









On the weekend I will be writing the final farewell post for 2020. If I have missed you completely, or you managed to finish that elusive final detail after the deadline, just let me know in the comments and I will make sure your project makes it into the 2020 participants gallery. It would be great to share with us which project was your favourite as well!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

October DreadLine Approaches!!

 





Hi folks,

The October 31st deadline for our DreadTober projects is upon us! Over the next couple of days I will be looking through all of the blogs and social media accounts to find photos for a Week 4 round-up. If you are adding the final touches to your project, make sure you take a photo so that we can share it here with all of the other participants.

Also,  I will take another quick look around at the end of this week to catch any late entries, for a final end of DreadTober 2020 post. If you don't think you can strictly make the deadline today, but can get the job done by Friday night, I will make sure that your finished project makes the 2020 participant's gallery.

My own DreadTober project has gone right down to the wire; last minute decals make for a great (if stressful) finishing touch. I'll leave you with a mid-week WIP of my Imperial Knight:










Good luck everyone!!


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: Celso Mendez (Celsork)


Project: skorpekh Lord


Instagram: @celsork


Celso has been very busy getting back into the hobby and has already knocked his project out of the ball park. Makes me want to paint some Necrons...







Name: Greggles


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


Twitter: @3dgreg


Instagram: waaaghgreggles

Blog: feedyournerd.com


Greggles has added a new spyder to his Necron force.







Name: Cylde 

Project: Eldar Wraithlords

Blog: https://mastodontica.blogspot.com/ and @cyldear on Instagram


Cylde is working on a pair of cosmic themed Eldar Wraithlords.











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 working 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!!