With the forge-fires of DreadTober 2023 finally quenched, it is time to look back on all that we have achieved. Hobbyists from all over the internet have answered the call, to complete a Dreadnought themed project in the month of October, and to join the growing ranks of DreadTober-teers. Amazingly, we even had some people join during the very final stages of the challenge and complete their projects successfully!! The high number of completed Dreadnoughts is a testament to the skill and determination our little crew, and for that I salute you all. I have to say I have been blown away by the contributions this year.
Let's take a look at our creations:
Name: Da Masta Cheef
Project: Black Dragons 5th Company Ballistus Dreadnought
Da Masta Chief has brought this fantastic Black Dragons Ballistus Dreadnought to life. As part of the 21st "Cursed" Founding, and from Salamanders gene-stock, it is fitting to see some outgrowths of bone to represent the characteristic mutations of this Chapter. I particularly love the decal work and the alien foliage on the base finishes the project of nicely.
Project: Death Watch Dreadnought (that's right, a classic boxnaught!).
Neverness has completed this classic Death Watch boxnaught, equipped with a glowing multimelta. Burn indeed!! The green targeting lens is a neat addition and who doesn't love a red stripe?! As a dyed-in-the-wool 3rd Company Dark Angels collector, I am probably biased in that regard 😅
Project: Blood Angels Legion Castra Ferrum Dreadnought
Stretch Goal: Blood Angels Legion Dreadnought Drop Pod
I was spoiled for choice when selecting photos for the final digest; this Dreadnought looks great from every angle. Check out the numbering on the back 😉 If you are a fan of 30K, do yourself a favour and go visit XarfaiEngel's blog. The Blood Angels there are some of Baal's finest.
Project: World Eaters Legion Dreadnaught Talon (2 Boxnaughts).
Sachiel has put in a fantastic effort to get these World Eater Dreadnoughts finished in time. The conversion work on them is terrific, in the most archaic usage of the word: designed to cause terror.
Project: Dark Angels 5th Company Ballistus Dreadnought
This model was so inspiring, I literally had it up on my computer screen as I was working on my own project. Majestic!!
Project: ‘Iron Circle’ Domitar-Ferrum Class Battle-automata
I am a huge fan of Agis' Legio Cybernetica bots. Skillfully posed and painted, they bring a grim/dark corner of the 30K/40K mythos to life that is rarely seen (at least not in the gaming circles I frequent). Awesome work!!
Dread: Legion of the Damned Redemptor
Dread: Bjorn the Fell-Handed (metal) (Atlantida colours)
Dread: Tyranid High Rule Dude and 2 Screamer Killers if I'm a good [or naughty] boy!
Dread: Raven Guard Contemptor
Project: Ultramarines Ballistus Dreadnought, 2nd edition style.
Dread: Bjorn the Fell handed, also in glorious metal!
Project: Nastrond "arts and crafts" dreadnought
Project: Finish the 40K scale Vulture BattleMech that I tried to do for my entry back in '19.
Project: Corrupted Death Guard Dreadnought