Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Project Dreadnought pt4.

Part four.....


Hi, well I've finished my Scythes Venerable Dreadnought (at last) and I'm really quite chuffed with it, in this part "part four" I'm going to briefly explain what I've done with the arms and how I attached them to the Dread torso.

First up the chainsword arm, I wanted something that showed it meant business!, with this being the main Dreadnought for the chapter I'm creating I've gone all out and armed him with a weapon that could easily dispatch Tyranids large or small with ease.

The arm is from Blood Angel Dread sanded flat at the end with a FW chainsword glued to it.

I then used a lenght of guitar string for power cable and bent it in such a way that it looked like it had plenty of slack, I did this because the weapon looks like it has the ability to thrust back and forth.

Using various sized plastic tube I made two cable connector's and something to gather the cable so it didn't drag on the floor.
Painting the arm was really straight forward, I used GW's black spray basecoat and Leadbelcher with two washes to make the metal tones different, Nuln Oil and Earthshade.

The other technique's I've used here are explained in parts 1 to 3.

For the ranged weapon arm I wanted something really beefy and the Assault Cannon that came with the kit didn't quite cut it for me, so I turned to Forge World and bought myself a Kheres pattern Assault Cannon that usually fits to Contemptor Dreadnoughts.

Personally I think this things a total beast and just what I'm looking for for my Scythes Dreadnought.

The arm itself was made by cutting off the lower half of an Ironclads right close combat arm, then I made a flat base on the underside with a thin piece of plastic card, this was done so it was possible to glue the Assault Cannon underneath the Ironclads arm.

Really straight forward conversion.

Again I used GW's black basecoat spray and the same painting technique's as used for the chainsword arm.

The heat stained Gun barrels I think look quite effective on the Assault Cannon.

I have done a short Tutorial on how to achieve this look, click the link at the bottom of this post to access this information.

I tried a dry fit of the Dreadnought arms and thought they looked a tad ridged and unnatural, so I went about adding a little conversion to the torso so when the arms were attached they would be at slight angles.

This was easy to do, I just cut a piece of plastic tube that I had judged to be the right diameter at an angle, glued it on, then rolled out several pieces of green stuff and carefully wrapped it round.

I thought I would show a photo of the conversion painted before the arm is attached, it clearly shows the angle that the arm will follow.

I was really happy with this little conversion and  will replicate this on other Dreadnoughts I will paint.

Hope you like the Dread guys.

Link to Heat Stained Barrels.

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