Saturday, November 6, 2021

DreadTober 2021 Week 4 (Part 2): Wanted Dread or Alive


Hi folks,

Here is the second part of our final post for DreadTober 2021. Thanks to Doc from Code40K for the awesome Leviathan Dread featured in today's post banner! Let's take a look at the remaining projects that were completed by the deadline on October 31st:

Name: Mike

Project: Inquisitorial Sentinel

Mike has out in a huge effort to get this sentinel finished in time for the deadline. The ghoulish freehand on the front armour is fantastic!

Name: Mike
Project: Eldar Dreadnought

Instagram: grimslath

Mike has completed this majestic Eldar Dreadnought. The work on the gems is lovely and the banner really drives home the classic Eldar scheme.

Name: Rich
Project: 2nd Ed. Blood Angels Dread
Instagram: thetalldwarf

Oh my heart. This old school Blood Angels Dreadnought is enough to bring a bloody tear to this old school gamer's eye. A gorgeous finish to a classic sculpt, bravo!

Name: Cylde
Project two primaris redemptor dreadnoughts
Instagram: cyldear

Cylde painted a pair of gorgeous Redemptor Dreads for the challenge this year, then backed it up with a very cool sentinel. Check out the pilot; such an impressive result, bravo! 

Name: Devin
Project: 2 War Dog Knights AND Chaos Knight Magaera.
Site: MeWe 40k group.

Devin had big plans for DreadTober this year, but things didn't quite go as planned (let's face it, they rarely do!).  He still managed to complete this excellent Armiger Warglaive with a creepy skull face, great work!

Project- Chaos Dread

This project is a clear demonstration of how classic aesthetics can still give us nightmares. Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition Chaos figures set the tone for decades of heresy and this project is a joyous homage to those groundbreaking designs.

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

Rich has become pretty famous in the 40K MeWe group for painting amazing Nurgle-themed models (amongst many any other projects). I always use a vomit emoji for them and I have always been faintly concerned that he may think it is because I don't like them. I LOVE them, but they are gross! This Blight Hauler is an excellent addition to his collection.

Name: Allen
Project: Deathwing Redemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: Malis_hobbyspot

Allen has completed this very characterful Deathwing Dreadnought. I have been holding off getting a Redemptor, as I prefer the older aesthetic, but looking at this I can feel my resolve seriously wavering. Perhaps for DreadTober next year? Beautiful work, Allen!

Name: Elvis
Project: Legion of the Damned Dreadnought


Elvis used a bunch of new techniques to bring this Legion of the Damned dreadnought to life. You can almost feel the heat...

Name: Floyd Lawton
Project: Dark Angels Venerable Dreadnought

Floyd has added an incredible amount of detail to this Deathwing Venerable Dreadnought. I am terribly biased, but this is still my favourite project of DreadTober 2021.

Name: Duane
Project: Ork Dreadnought
Site: MeWe 40k group

Duane is the owner of the 40K MeWe group and has created a really positive community there, which I am happy to be a member of. It would be a shame not to have at least one Ork Dreadnought completed for DreadTober; thankfully Duane has come up with the goods. 


Name: Will
Project: Imperial Fists Redemptor and Contemptor
Twitter: @PapaPomPaints

I think we all know how hard it is to paint yellow. These beautiful Imperial Fists Dreadnoughts are a great display of painting skill. Thanks for sharing them with us Will!

Name: Marc
Project: Imperial Knight Armiger Warglaive "Achilles" Audax
Instagram: & Twitter: m4cr0dutch

I managed to get my Warglaive finished with about 6 hours to go at the end of DreadTober. I added a couple of free-hand touches to the shoulder armour and spent a good amount of time adding the Emperor's blessed verdigris. The base includes some soil from central NSW here in Australia and some laser cut ferns (...and vegetables...) from Noch. Overall, I'm very happy with the finish; it will be a welcome addition to my Walls of Ithaka army list.

If I have somehow missed your final progress shots this year, please let me know in the comments. Over the next couple of days I will be uploading photos to the 2021 Participants gallery and I would like to document as many projects as possible. I will also be updating the DreadTober blogroll, so if you haven't provided your details yet, now is the time. 

I would like to say a huge and heart-felt thanks to everyone who contributed this year. As always, your skills in modelling and painting are inspiring. I encourage you to take the time to make some connections with each other and follow each other's exploits, until we can meet again for DreadTober 2022. Thanks also to Greggles (@3dgreg),  Joe (@brknpaintbrush), Todd (Sincain40K) and Joel (Mordian7th) for starting DreadTober and laying such a strong foundation for us to continue with this challenge. 

It has been a pleasure curating your contributions this year. As a little gift for completing DreadTober, I have created this digital badge for you to display on your blog or social media account. It's not much, but it can be fun to let people know that they are visiting a fellow "DreadTober-teer".

I wish you all the best and look forward to being your host again in 2022, if the fates allow!



  1. Thanks again for hosting, Marc. Great projects all around!!

  2. Was great to take part, and my LotD dread was my first mini painted in years! This has helped get me back into it, looking forward to next year!

    1. Thanks for joining us this year, it is great to see that the challenge has helped you get back into the hobby!

  3. There was some beautiful, awesome and truly inspiring models this year! I am already looking forward to 2022! Thanks again Mark!

    1. No worries, mate! It was a pleasure. See you next year :-)