Friday, September 9, 2011

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Contemptor Dreadnoughts painting in process

I've had these assembled and primed for a couple weeks now but just got around to getting a little paint on them and snapped a few pics (black primed models don't photograph particularly well).

I decided I'd do one 'furioso' style with twin DCCWs and one with a single DCCW and a magnetized weapon arm to take advantage of the upcoming (at the time) alternate weapons. Since then Forge World has released/put up for pre-order a number of other options that I'll be picking up at some point in the future. For now a twin linked Lascannon should do the trick!

For the twin DCCW variant I wanted to pose it in a dynamic running pose to show it has Fleet, and I was really pleased with the options the Contemptor kit gave me. The model has joints at the ankle, knee, hip, waist, torso, shoulder, elbow and wrist, so it could be posed pretty much any way I could imagine. I went with a storm bolter in the left fist, and a heavy flamer in the right, and posed it such that it appears it is thrusting the right arm out prior to unleashing a gout of flame over its opponents.

The ranged variant I built with a bit more of a static pose, as though it is bracing itself to fire the Lascannons. Overall the models were a blast to assemble and thus far I'm enjoying painting them quite a bit. I am going with a mirrored paint scheme on the two of them though at the moment all I've done is block in the alternating shoulder and knee pads. Further pics as progress allows!


  1. Lovin' these Dread's, especially the running one!

  2. These are awesome models. How were they to put together (did I miss that post) They look like they are very poseable...

  3. Thanks folks!

    @The GunGrave - I was surprised how easy it was to get a nice dynamic pose from the kit, FW really outdid themselves on options with this one!

    @Oink - I ended up putting them together and primering them in a frenzy of afternoon hobby time a couple weekends back, but forgot to take any pics while they were in the un-primered stage. I was really pleased with how poseable they are, it's possible to pose them more or less any way one would like. I'm half tempted to get a third one just to have him doing a cartwheel on one hand or something equally silly! :)

  4. Soo tempted by these models. And the posability has been praised everywhere I see one posted.

    And the variety of weapon options is huge - I know you can magnatise these days, but I think having more than one is definately the way to go.

  5. Mate they look so cool. I do love Forgeworld they do some really cool stuff and they just get better every year.

    I love the poses, and it's great to see that they are starting to make kits that you can pose in almost any style you want.

  6. Cool pose on the Contemptor's bro. Looking really stylish!

  7. Jealous! I've got a pair I grabbed at Games Day this year. This really makes me wish I had a bit more time for hobby stuff. Oh well, looking at others work is great for inspiration in the meantime. Your pics and wordy bits have already given me an idea for an awesome pose!

  8. Thanks folks!

    @Rogue Pom, Commissar Dave - Gotta say these are my favorite FW models that I've assembled over the years. Simply brilliant!

    @Redscorps - I built them the day before you posted the pics of yours, though it'll likely take me a wee bit longer to paint 'em than it took you... :)

    @The Inner Geek - I've lucked out recently with the hobby time, but it looks like work and Real Life(tm) are about to bite into that. I look forward to seeing what you do with 'em!

  9. Great minds think(pose) alike!

    Keen to see the finished pieces man, they look great.