Sunday 18 November 2012

Venerable Dreadnought, work in progress

I have been having some fun applying paint to the Venerable Dreadnought. There is so much detail that great care is needed.

I ordered a twin linked autocannon from Forgeworld and was really disappointed with it when it came. The quality of the moulding was dreadful, especially at the rear. The dreadnought is truly a thing of beauty. I wish my painting skills were sufficient to do it real justice, but I am enjoying having a go.

I started with a brown base coat and then went up through the layers of highlight and wash to bone. The metal started black, then bolt gun metal and then a shade wash followed by a bolt gun metal highlight. I then started to pick out some colour.

I tried to keep focus on the face and have therefore taken it forward towards white more than the surrounding areas. Still more work needed but he is coming along nicely.

Behind the scenes I have been working on 'Project Deathwing'. This will give me a Deathwing force of sufficient points to be playable. I have been working on 10 terminators and a second Landraider.

I had to convert the twinlinked assault cannon and am quite pleased with the results.


  1. Your Deathwing are coming along nicely – I can see them making an appearance in the near future!

  2. Yip - we must get a date in the diary for them. They will be a bit different.

  3. Just wanted to let you know I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award! There's a post on my own blog about it. Congrats!!