A fantastic model, I think you've done a good job posing him; he looks more like a Marine, standing like that, than the traditional clunky Dreadnought.
That would be the correct analysis. The kit is more like a very big marine than a dreadnought when you think about it. Hard to work with but lovely when finally put together. I like working with resin and the last batch of stuff I ordered from FW where very high quality casts!
Really looking forward to seeing this painted up, xeno. Should make a fabulous center piece.
As an aside, I've been thinking of buying the contemptor arms to fit to a normal venerable dread, as I think they'd look cool being so big, but I don't know if the arms would fit on to the shoulders of this dread. Can you tell me if they would fit? Thanks in advance.
The arms come without the proper shoulder mount (that piece is included in the contemptor body kit). Other than that I assume it would be fairly easy to get a fit as long as you had something else to mount the arm on (spare dreadnought parts) or possibly if you bought a complete contemptor set just to steal the shoulders as well (which would be quite a waste though) which would need some modification anyway seeing as how the connection between body and shoulder on the contemptor is a ball joint.
Sweet! I absolutely love the contemptor dread and I look forward to seeing what you do with it buddy.
Will quartered blue and black with star patterns suit the gentleman? Admit it, you're mouth is watering already!
Baby-step updates continue! More blue has been added to the librarian. Time to do the blue on the backpack and then move on to details on the body:
Slowly building the Void Sharks to accompany the Contemptor dread. Not much to show other than hacked miniatures and weaponry. Hopefully I'll have more to show tomorrow, and probably another rant about Finecast as well since the package has arrived at the post office...