Saturday, October 16, 2021

DreadTober 2021 Week 2: Dread 3D


Hi folks,

The second week of the challenge is behind us and work continues on a diverse range of Dreadnought-themed projects. Towards the end of last week we had some late entries to the challenge, which are always welcome; it is not too late to enter! 

I have had a busy week, as Sydney residents are finally given some more freedom to move around. I only managed to put down some basic layers on my Warglaive, but any progress is a victory. For most people, me included, the following week is going to be about accelerating progress. Let's take a look at where we stand at he half-way mark:

Name: Agis
Project: Armiger Warglaive

Agis has continued with the construction of a converted Warglaive, adding damage and chaos growths.

Name: Danforth Laertes
Project: Sister of Battle Machaenix Canonical walky-repairing-fixie-machine-with-legs
Warhammer 40K group on MeWe

Danforth is still working on constructing his Sister of Battle walker. A huge amount of work has gone into converting this thing, I am really looking forward to seeing it painted.

Name: Dave Weston
Project: 2 Armiger Helverins

Dave has started adding some of his trademark style to the Armiger he has been working on. I have to say I'm envious of the those chevrons :-)

Name: Dr the Viking
Project: space marine dread
Instagram: oldhammer_c0wabunga

Dr the Viking has been adding fine detail to his Space Marine Dreadnought, including some lightning motifs. I find lightning very difficult to do on a model, I think I may have done it successfully once (in 27 years...). Nice work!

Name: Neverness
Project: Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought

Neverness is still constructing the Venerable Dreadnought, with some additional weaponry options.

Name: Floyd Lawton
Project: Dark Angels Venerable Dreadnought

Floyd has all the base colours down now and is about to embark on the washes and highlights. On his blog, he described this stage of the project as being on the crest of a wave. I have also heard it described as "the ugly stage", the stage where projects may look worse than they did before they had paint on them! Many beginner painters only get up to this stage. I call the next stage "the prestige"; fans of the movie will know what I am talking about. Enjoy it!

Name: Siph
Project: Necron Canoptek Doomstalker

Siph has made some great progress adding to main base colours to this Doomstalker, including some experimentation with weathering powders on the base detail. There has even been some talk of a Space Marine casualty being worked on... could it be a Primaris Lieutenant I wonder (plenty more where that came from!).

Name: DAM
Project: Custodes Telemon Dreadnought with all the fixin's

DAM is more advanced in progress, having put down some washes and edge highlights. These deft touches are time consuming, but what really make the details on a model stand out. Beauty is in the contrast ;-) Also, I can't believe how chonky this boi is.

Name: D
Project: Macro Terminator
Instagram: langshan_hexachord

D has most of the colours down now, with tidying up and detail work to do. A hesitate to use the word "detail" when talking about D's projects (one of which I own, having commissioned it a few years ago). D does not paint detail like most people paint detail. Where I do washes, glazes and hard-lining, D summons shadows, inflicts wounds, stains with hive entropy, imposes the gruelling march of eons...

Name: Gerard
Project: Ultramarine Redemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: sharpegerard

Gerard messaged me during the week to say he got a little distracted. All I can say is, you have come to the right place, mate! Gerard was distracted painting this Nurgle Daemon Prince proxy from Titan Forge. It fits the bill, so counts as an additional entry to DreadTober!

Name: Mike
Project: Eldar Dreadnought
Instagram: grimslath

Mike has also added most of the layers to his old school Eldar Dreadnought. A solid start to the project at the half-way point!

Name: Cylde
Project: two primaris redemptor dreadnoughts
Instagram: cyldear

Cylde has been adding some more fine detail and highlights to the two Redemptor Dreadnoughts. These twin dreads are going to looking awesome!

Name: EBPminis
Project: Chaos Dread
Instagram: EBP_mini-painting

I had good (well... bad) feelings about this project when I saw the incredible sculpt. Now it is looking grim/dark as heck. Incredible!

Name: Rich S.
Project: Blight Hauler
Warhammer 40K group on MeWe

Rich has been adding some fine detail to the Blight Hauler, increasing its ghoulishness. I think it looking excellent so far!

Name: Randy S
Project: Ultramarines dreadnought
Warhammer 40K group on MeWe

Randy is still working on his Dreadnought, but has a bunch of other projects on the boil at the same time, by the looks of it. It will be interesting to see how it is going next week.

Name: Joe M.
Project: Pair of Raptors space marine dreadnoughts (and maybe their Drop Pod transports...)

Joe has been working on some basing, extra details and decals on the pair of Raptors. It looks like there are some hazard stripes in the future of these models, which should be a real challenge.

Name: Mike
Project: Inquisitorial Sentinel

Mike hasn't posted any recent progress, so I thought I would share a second project on Mike's table. I'll check back during the week and update any additional progress I find.

Name: Allen
Project: Deathwing Redemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: Malis_hobbyspot

I saw Allen's Dreadnought on the Facebook Dark Angels group and asked if he would like to join us for the challenge. This is a model I would love to be working on myself!

Name: Elvis
Project: Legion of the Damned Dreadnought

A classic metal dreadnought, reborn into the Emperors Legion of the Damned!

Name: Marc
Project: Armiger Warglaive
Instagram: & Twitter: m4cr0dutch

I have only managed to finish the spray undercoat and first blue layers on the torso and legs. I will be working on the torso a bit more today, adding sepia wash, bronze/verdigris and carbon scoring on the exhaust.

Thanks to everyone who posted their progress this week, it is great fun surfing through all of the social media accounts and blogs collecting these photos and reading about the journey each person is on. I encourage you to visit some people online and leave some comments to spur them on.

A big shout out to Siph from WeeMen, whose old school Relictor Dreadnought features in the title banner this week. I'll try and feature a few more previous projects over the next couple of weeks. I also have a special progress report from Mike Munson, a mate from the 40K MeWe group. He was prolific last year and has already finished a couple of models for DreadTober which I will share with you all.

Until then, good luck with your projects everyone!


  1. The first pic, based off of the Dredd movie poster, is really, really cool!

  2. Wow, good turnout everyone. There's a bit from ever era here; nice to see the old metal boys getting the love they deserve too.

    1. I agree; warms my heart! Good luck with the big move :-)

  3. Ha, great Poster, nicely done that chonky boi fits in. Well done all, keep going, I’m getting some good progress done so I hope you are too

    1. I considered a few other options (briefly), but he fit in perfectly! I got a bit more done last night, but teaching is going to be busy this week with students coming out of lockdown.

  4. Nice jobs everybody. Come on!!!