Saturday, October 23, 2021

DreadTober 2021 Week 3: Evil Dread III


Hi folks,

With Week 3 of the challenge behind us, people are gearing up for the final onslaught! The final week of the challenge is a time for miracles and burning the midnight oil. I know from experience that many projects are only pulled together at the very last moment, in a flurry of superglue fumes, basing grit and decal MicroSet. Let's take a look at where everyone is up to before they make the final dash for the finish line.

Name: Agis
Project: Armiger Warglaive

Agis is adding some blue details to this characterful chaos Warglaive. This is one of the best Warglaive conversions I have seen, so I am really looking forward to seeing it finished. 

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

Danforth's incredible machine continues to plod towards completion (on six enormous legs!). I love seeing extreme kit-bashes like this.

Name: Dave Weston
Project: 2 Armiger Helverins

Dave has been hard at work adding detail to the carapace, legs and bases of his Helverins. The colour on these is just incredible. Having followed his projects for a number of years now, I just know that these models will be an incredible addition to his Imperial Knights. Inspiring stuff!

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

The good doctor has finished his project, but is waiting for the last week to reveal the finished product.

Name: Neverness
Project: Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought

Neverness has been adding details to the Venerable Dreadnought's sarcophagus and helmet.

Name: Floyd Lawton
Project: Dark Angels Venerable Dreadnought

Floyd is getting really close to finishing now and the Dreadnought is a real beauty! We have always been lucky with the amount of conversion bits the Dark Angels range has to offer. I have to admit though, that the piece that first drew my attention on this model was the old school boltgun on the base!

Name: Siph
Project: Necron Canoptek Doomstalker

Siph has been working on the carapace of a Canoptek Doomstalker and added a (very well painted!) Space Marine casualty to the base. 

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

DAM is also getting close to finishing a Telemon Dreadnought with multiple weapons options. The white details on the carapace armour are beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing how the base looks when it is finished, as it also has some cool little modelling details.

Name: D
Project: Macro Terminator
Instagram: langshan_hexachord

D puts the Dread in DreadTober. That's all I can say. 

Name: Gerard
Project: Ultramarine Redemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: sharpegerard

Gerard is starting to feel the pressure of the looming deadline. There is a lot of work left to be done on this Ultramarine Redmeptor, but I think you will agree that the modelling work is fantastic! Here is the commentary from his Instagram post:

"Malcades, who now is entombed in the shell of a Redemptor Dreadnought, hands down retribution during The Plague Wars of the Era Indomitus in the Realm of Ultramar."

Name: Mike
Project: Eldar Dreadnought
Instagram: grimslath

Mike has completed work on this majestic, old school, Eldar Dreadnought. These things were the bane of my existence back in 2nd Edition (amongst many other Eldar units...). I'll post some additional shots next week.

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

Cylde's Redemptors are looking absolutely amazing, with the addition of some neat urban-themed bases. I'll have to post some more close-up shots of these next week for the finale!

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

EBPminis has finished the Chaos Dreadnought! This sculpt is a fan-made homage to the old Rogue Trader era Chaos Dreadnought, retaining the creepy aesthetic but adding some bulk to the scale. Fantastic work!!

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

Joe has been adding extra details to a pair of Raptors dreadnoughts, including some extra red spot colour. The drop pod is coming along nicely as well; those hazard stripes are fantastic!

Name: Allen
Project: Deathwing Redemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: Malis_hobbyspot

Allen has been making some great progress on the colour and detail of this Deathwing Redemptor. I particularly love the use of the Ravenwing Dark Talon parts on the back. Very cool!

Name: Elvis
Project: Legion of the Damned Dreadnought

This old school Legion of the Damned project really warms the heart. Elvis is aiming to paint the base to look like lava, which will suite the project perfectly, I think. I'm painting Legion of the Damned for the 2nd Edition Army challenge later this year, so I will be looking at this one very closely.

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

I have managed to paint the torso and legs, including some (blessed) verdigris on the bronze details. I even managed some quick and dirty free-hand on the shoulder pads, which is a unifying feature amongst all of my Imperial Knights.  Next I will be working on the weapons and the base, though I am still not sure at this stage what colour to paint the sword...

Thanks to everyone for their progress shots. If I missed you, or you were running a little late, let me know in the comments and I will add some more shots during the week. A huge thanks to Dave from 262Krieg, whose Dark Angel Contemptor features in this weeks banner. Groovy! 

The deadline is only 7 days away! The Week 4 progress may need to be split across two posts, as I really want to show everyone the detail on these projects from different angles. Good luck everyone!


  1. Great work from everyone! Don't think I'll get the second eldar walker done but I'm happy with how this one turned out.

    1. It is such a classy machine! If I didn't hate Eldar with a passion, I would definitely paint one myself ;-)

  2. Great job Dreadtober-teers, awesome progress across the board and a few finished projects! Thanks for the encouragement

  3. Thanks Marc! Looking good everyone! Good luck on the last week and can't wait to see the final results!

    1. No worries mate, your Raptors are looking great!

  4. Some great projects. My blood angels dread has been slow progress but ive gotten loads done this weekend so will be ready to make an appearance on the final blog, hopefully :0)
    Rich (Insta: thetalldwarf)

    1. Hi Rich, I'll definitely check Insta to catch up on your progress at the end.

  5. Wow, some very cool projects this year. Awesome progress, everyone. I'm looking forward to seeing where everything gets to next week.

    1. Everyone is really upping their basing game this year. I will have to give mine a bit more thought...

  6. That chaos dread is spectacular! Really captures the old space crusade look.

  7. Loving seeing all the models and the different takes, so much talent here! I've dreamed a little big so scaling back on my Redemptor to get him across the finish line and leaving my Nurgle Demon Prince for another day! Thanks for organising Marc, looking forward to catching up in person for a game!

    1. All good, mate. Any progress is a victory! Now that things are opening up a bit in Sydney I'm sure we'll get a game going soon. It feels like a very long time since I threw some dice down.