Apologies, dear readers, for the lack of posts over the last week or so – it’s been a busy time indeed. Between work, social obligations and setting up my own small business (which is exciting in a terrifying sort of way), you would be excused for thinking that I’ve not had the chance to make any progress on the Blood Angels, but there you would be wrong. Here’s a wee peek at my Contemptor Dread:
Yes, the big lump of plastic from the Calth box is well and truly under way. In fact, the legs and groin/bum bits are all done, bar a little bit of weathering and clean up. This is the first time I’ve done red on such large areas and I have to say I’m enjoying it. Getting a smooth finish takes about 4 thin coats of Mephiston red, and while this can get a little tedious, the effect it produces is certainly worth it.
Before they went out of production, I picked up some of the BA bits from FW. These have helped me to add a little bit of personality to the blank canvas of the model. If you also have some, and haven’t used them yet, be warned: they are fiddly as hell. Only put the craft knife into my fingers once though, so that’s a minor victory. I also picked up the BA etched brass which you’ll see more of in later posts.
Of course there are some flames! Didn’t think I was going to leave those out, did you!? 😉
The most boring bit of the model is the back of the legs, and because of that, despite having three completed contemptors to my name already, I don’t think I’ve ever shown them off here. So here you are! The back of some big small legs. Fascinating.
There are one or two more details that I’ve added to ensure that this resembles a true IXth Legion dread. I took the wings that you can see on the shoulder here from the Stormraven kit. They just about fit with a tiny bit of overlap, but that appears to work quite well on first inspection. The proof will be in the painting.
I got a chance to work a little more this morning on the torso and that’s coming along nicely now. Hopefully I’ll be able to show you the finished product next week (other activities allowing). As it is, it’s time for me to change my paint water. It’s looking rather gory now…
For Sanguinius and the Emperor! For Baal and Terra! Onwards!