Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Well the Sons of Sek got finished right under the wire. The GT was a blast and I'll have full coverage by this weekend. 

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thousand Sons Dreadnought

Still working on that motion response. It' due Friday at 4:30pm, but I'm leaving for Phoenix around 2pm, and I have class in the morning, so it pretty much has to get done tonight. Problem is, I'm pretty burnt out and am wasting a lot of time goofing off on the interweb. So I figured I might as well post something.

I forget why I made this. Might have been a painting competition, might have needed it for a tourny (back with the 3.5 codex, wouldn't come near a dreadnought with the new codex), or maybe I needed a doorstop.

Anyway, I was really impressed with the Forge World Thousand Sons Dreadnought, but I didn't want to shell out the cash for it. So, I thought I'd have a go at converting one from the loyalist Space Marine dreadnought.

The head is one of the heads from the defiler. The head dress was made from plasticard. A main structure, with strips glued on both sides. I used more strips of plasticard to form the banding around the armor.

The dreadnought close combat weapon was made using two smoke launchers as a mount, and then the blade was made with plasticard. I was unsure how to make the teeth for the blade, fortunately my friend T.J. had the great idea of using a triangular file to create the teeth. Oh, now I remember. I was going to use it for a team tournament with T.J. But we decided to drop the dread and add a Predator instead. Wow.

The back banner was made from brass rods and plasticard, melted with my heat gun .

Finally the ouroboros (snake eating its tail), was made from greenstuff.

All in all, it's not bad. I would do the gold a little differently. Maybe I'll bring him out when the next Chaos Codex comes out.

Okay, back to work.

1 comment:

RonSaikowski said...

I like the base most of all actually. Even though the blues are too close of a match for me, I think it compliments the overall model nicely.

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek
Sept. 5th, 2008 - They were finished literally at the table before the first round began.