Sunday, June 5, 2016

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Plasma Contemptor built!

The flurry of building continued this weekend - it's been hot as all getout which means the hobby loft is proving challenging to work in for long periods of time so it's been surgical strikes of construction rather than long painting sessions. Today I turned my attention to the second Contemptor Dreadnought - this is a 'rule of cool' build for me, I love plasma weaponry and thought I'd put together a plasma dread - Plasma cannon on one arm and a plasma blaster built into the power claw? How could I resist?

As it's not a full-bore close-combat dread, I didn't want to go with a super action running pose, but rather went for a 'steadily advancing' look, reaching out as though he's going to throttle someone with his power claw. It was nice enough this afternoon to primer all the recently-built models, so I have a good chunk of models to paint now!


  1. A good luck with it. Looks like it could be wading through a wall of small arms fire to that point.

  2. Looks great, dude! I'm also a huge fan of the look of Plasma on 40K stuff, even if it isn't currently the best option. Bet it's gonna look amazing when painted.

  3. Humm, but how to carry on the obvious intent from the pose to the paint ? Of course, you can't lose the intent from the pose, but is it possible to enhance it within the Ksuns colourscheme ?

    Battle damage ? Obvious caused by weapons damage, rather than normal weathering.

  4. You really do pose these Contemptors well mate. Looks fab and I too am a firm fan of plasma weaponry in all of it's forms.

  5. Really dig the pose, looks just like he's reaching out while trying to decide if he should crush or toast an enemy with his left hand :D

  6. The later FW pieces are just so clean. When I look at the leviathan dread, then compare to the ork buzzgob...what a drastic difference. Glad to see you painting another lovely dread!

  7. @Da Masta Cheef: Thanks! It's such a fun model to build.

    @Jakub Furlanetto: Cheers!

    @Rory Priest: Aye, pretty happy with the sense of weight it ended up with.

    @Westrider: Thanks very much! The blue plasma coils should set off nicely against the red of the armour!

    @Zzzzzz: Aye, in retrospect I could have drilled in some bullet holes. I'll have to paint up some individual scorch marks to represent incoming fire!

    @Dai: I appreciate it!

    @Manus: Thanks! Exactly what I was hoping!

    @Greg Hess: Indeed! The newer kits have really been a joy to work with.

    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!