Saturday, November 5, 2022

DreadTober 2022 Week 4 (Part 2): The Walking Dread


Hi folks,

I have been crazy busy with work this week, so only managed to post a couple of finished projects in Part 1. It is time to take a look at the remaining Dreadnoughts and celebrate the wonderful efforts everyone has made.

Name: Rory (Stepping Between Games)
Project: 2nd edition metal chaos dread
Instagram: @steppingbetweengames

This classic Iron Warriors dreadnought brings back lots memories from playing 40K back in the 90's. Rory has done a great job painting this one, particularly the energy effect on the power scourge. I love the base too, it looks like the Iron Warriors have totally wrecked that city!

Name: Neverness
Project: Ultramarines Rogue Trader era Dreadnought restoration.
Facebook: Neverness Hobbies.

Neverness has done a great job showing this vintage Furibundus Dreadnought the love it deserves. A dead chaos marine on the base is nice finishing touch (the more the merrier). I lode the old conversion beamer as well. It wasn't long ago that I used one of those on a Techmarine dread for DreadTober!

Name: Gerard
Project: Deathguard Contemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: @sharpegerard

Gerard has added the final touches to a pair of ghoulish Deathguard Contemptors. The shading on these and the gross fleshy bits are unreal. Absolutely fantastic work on the bases too (ewww). Well done, mate!

Name: DAM
Project: Pre-Heresy Dark Angels Contemptor Dreadnought
Instagram: @262_krieg

The idea of collecting some 30K 1st Legion units has been growing on me and this project has probably tipped me over the edge. I may very well do a Contemptor like this next DreadTober; it looks glorious! Bonus points for all the free-hand checkered patterns ;-)

Name: Joe M.
Project: 3 Paragon Warsuits
Instagram: @joesavestheday

It has been lovely to see Joe get his family involved in so many projects this year. A good reminder that our most important projects in life aren't made by Citadel. We may not get all of our models 100% completed, but the time we spend with our family and friends working on them is 100% worth it. That's what DreadTober is all about (well, that and Dreadnoughts, of course).

Name: Danforth Laertes
Project: whatever things with legs I have sitting around unfinished....

I don't quite have the necessary words to describe this project. It is epic in its scale, unashamedly over the top in so many different ways. Hagia Sophia is arguably the largest project completed in DreadTober's history and looks fabulous.

Name: Battle Specter (Mike Uher)
Project: Contemptor Dreadnaught

Mike was very close to finishing this Contemptor just before the deadline. I'm hoping that he will have a final progress photo in time for the 2022 gallery, so keep an eye out for it.

Name: Da Masta Cheef
Project: Tau Commander

Da Masta Cheef has weathered the heck out of this Tau commander as promised. I really love the use of some custom parts on this Firestorm suit, the fragmentation launchers look boss.

Name: Dave Weston
Project: Foetid Bloat Drone [and more]

Dave's deliciously disgusting bloat drone made an appearance in Armies on Parade at the end of the month. I think you will agree that his display is spectacular! If you get a chance next year, Armies on Parade is a great event to be involved in. Bonus points if your display includes a DreadTober project ;-) On a serious note, I think it would be hard to find a better painted DreadTober project this year.


Name: Wachtmeister
Project: Iron Warriors Contemptor

Iron within, iron without. Wachtmeister has completed this Iron Warrors Contemptor with multiple weapons options and a natural-looking base that complements the model so well. Clear bonus points for using hazards stripes!

Name: Cylde
Project: Redemptor dreadnoughts

This is a beautiful paint scheme for a Space Marine Chapter. Cylde has done an amazing job bringing this pair of dreads to life. Again, the basing for these models is very impressive. The charming use of some very... urban... elements makes me giggle on the inside. Bravo!

Name: Einarr
Project: Kitbashed Killa Kan

Einarr made a great effort to complete this kitbashed Grot Jaegar-Kan before the deadline. It is such a fun model, it really does make me want to paint more orks. Well done, mate!

Name: WestRider
Project: Varied. I've got a number of things going that could qualify, including a kitbash inspired by Mission: Dreadnought from Space Crusade, a couple of converted True Mechanicum Robots, and a take on a White Scars Venerable Dread that I'm pretty sure is unique!

WestRider has amazed us with DreadTober creations this year. To cap things off, we have an updated version of the classic Chaos Dreadnought from Space Crusade. If those eyes aren't a gateway to hell, I don't know what is.

Name: Siph
Project: Imperial Knight Preceptor I think, that or Rotigus!

I hadn't had a chance to check out Siph's blog during the week, so it was a very happy surprise to see that the Imperial Knight Preceptor was finished this weekend! The paint job is fantastic and I love the addition of the Sir Hekhtur.

Name: Floyd 
Project: Old school Blood Angels Dreadnought

Floyd managed to finish this classic Blood Angels Dreadnought in the nick of time! I am still hoping to see a banner go up at some point; nothing says old school 40K like a big fat banner. Again, terrific basing, particularly the ork skulls (the more the merrier). I love these old Castraferrum Dreadnoughts so much, I may need to get another one...

Name: Kushial
Project: Lions of Harlech Dreadnoughts

Kushiel had originally planned to get seven dreadnoughts painted by the end of October. Let me just say, painting five dreadnoughts in 31 days is huge achievement. Bravo!

Name: Marc
Project: Deathwing Redemptor Dreadnought
Instagram and Twitter: @m4cr0dutch

I guess that leaves me (unless I have somehow forgotten you; please leave a message in the comments!). 

The Wardens in White were a pair of Dark Angels Dreadnoughts that guarded the Chamber of Passageways in The Rock. They were only ever unleashed on the battlefield in times of great need, and even then only one at a time. During a recent chaos incursion both were tragically destroyed, though no daemons made it passed them to gain access to the deepest secrets of The Rock. My project this year was to create a new Warden in White Redemptor, armed with a plasma incinerator and graviton mace. The Dark Angels were never going to leave their secrets unguarded for long...

DreadTober is complete for 2022!!! I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who has participated this year, particularly Dave Weston who provided the wonderful challenge banner and posters. As a final gift, he has also made this badge for us to display on our blogs to celebrate the event:

During the week I will be assembling the 2022 participants gallery, so let me know if I have missed you, or you have made any final adjustments to your projects. Otherwise, it has been a pleasure putting together these posts again this year; I hope to see you back for DreadTober 2023!!

Kind regards,


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

DreadTober 2022 Week 4 (Part 1): The Walking Dread


Just like that, the DreadTober deadline has arrived. Once again, it has been amazing to watch these projects come to life. The creativity and hobby expertise that has been lavished upon them is inspiring. I will be posting pictures of all of the projects over the next couple of days. This will be split across a couple of posts, so that I can spend a little extra time reading what each challenger has to say and selecting multiple photographs. Once I have competed this series of posts, I will upload everything to a new DreadTober 2022 Participants gallery. 

Let's take a look at the final progress shots from our first five DreadToberteers!

Name: XarfaiEngel
Project: Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought

XarfaiEngel has been working hard to finish this Blood Angels Contemptor, weathering the heck out of it with oils. With only minor final touches to add before the deadline, I'll be checking for a final photo before assembling the 2022 Participants Gallery. As it stands, this model is already a real beauty!  I particularly love how the scroll pays homage to the challenge, featuring the date X-MMXXII.

Name: Sachiel
Project: Ork Dreadmob

Sachiel has made a tremendous effort to complete this epic Ork Dreadmob. It was an ambitious project, attempting to complete such a large collection of models, but I think we can all agree that the execution has been excellent. Bravo!

Name: D
Project: contemptor-esque chassis roll-a-lump-of-glue-in-the-bitz-box
Instagram: langshan_hexachord

D decided to build his DreadTober project out of nought but bits and nightmares. Combined with his characteristic painting style, this project takes the award for being the grim/darkest this year. A brilliant finish to a highly technical build.

Name: Agis
Project: Thanatar-Siege-Automata

Agis demonstrated such impressive modelling and painting skills in DreadTobers past, it is no wonder that this Thanatar looks so good! With some extra time at the end of the challenge, Agis began working on a Dominus Knight as well. Whilst it is not quite finished, I will certainly be following future progress on the blog; it looks wicked.

Name: Bob (BornOnBoard)
Project: Ork Deff Dred built from Kastelan Robot

Bob has finished this very fun orky conversion, a Dreadnought built from the looted remains of a Kastelan Robot. It is projects like these that really make me want to build more Orks; the possibilities are endless and no enemy model is safe!

I'm hoping to complete the second post by the weekend, depending on how busy real life gets over the next couple of days. Keep an eye out for Part 2, as we have many more amazing projects to celebrate!