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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut

London UK

I decided that I wanted three Close Combat dreadnougts.
So if i'm going to work on the dreads i may as well over haul them, I've ordered more Ranged weapons.

I already had one Converted Right arm which had 2 FW chainsaws. So i broke that apart and to use the chainsaws separtly.
I needed to make a new possessed Dreadnought right-hand CCW

So while I had the Green Stuff out I Decided that I'd update the Dreads with a overhaul.

I made the possessed Arms from the metal Spawn's Arm.
They are both the same left hand spawn arm. the left arm is basicaly un modified.
But for the right arm i cut the spawn arm through the elbow, cut off the bits that got in the way and extended it a few mm when I pinned it in it's a new possition... I bent the fingers a bit to change the orientation. and GS'ed the damage

I made custom GS Shoulder armour and attached with magnets
when the dreadnought arms were in the up position they looked horible as the arm pits had no detail so with more green stuff I sculpted nurgly muscles to show how the arms connect with the body.

Painting Next... and more ranged weapons...
So heres some pictures...

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Redone Arms outside

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Redone Arms Inside

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New right possessed Arm

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New right possessed Arm inside angle

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New right possessed Arm elbow

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Possessed Close Combat Dreadnought

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Possessed Close Combat Dreadnought

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Possessed Close Combat Dreadnought rage!!!

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Tech Dreadnought

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side angle

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the Boys almost ready for combat... just need some paint!

Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut

London UK

Weapons that I already have and will be touched up with GS and Paint.
  • 1 x PlasmaCanon

  • 3 x Lascannons
    [list]1 x autocanon

  • 1 x HeavyBolter

  • 1 x Missile Launcher

  • this is my Forge World order:









  • Subtotal £74.00
    Shipping (First Class Post) £8.88
    Total, including shipping and handling £82.88


    This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2008/09/29 12:40:31

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    Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine

    Los Angeles

    Lookin really nice. Did you really sculpt that whole "shoulder" out of GS? How's the strength of it?

    I play

    I will magnetize (now doing LED as well) your models for you, please view the thread below;
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    Longtime Dakkanaut

    Springhurst, VIC, Australia

    please dont take this the wrong way but i think a new paint job is in order but great modeling


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    Made in gb
    Longtime Dakkanaut

    London UK


    Lormax: I made one right handed shoulder out of a spare metal dreadnought lascanon and then made two Green Stuff copies of that.
    thick green stuff is quite hard.

    Squigherer: the dreads are getting a Paint update.


    Made in gb
    Longtime Dakkanaut

    London UK

    Sorry, Been slow on this one...
    I've done alot recently, but i havn't updated... lack of intrest i guess. but here's some photos I took last month.
    they show how I attached magnets to arms.

    1) Drill using dremmel type tool, I use a sanding stone attachment, this goes through resin really quick. The white line on the attachment shows how deep i drill.
    2) I make up a flat disc of GS, bigger that the hole.
    3) Check the polarity of the magnet
    4) I put Super glue in the hole place the GS over the hole put super glue on the GS and then put the magnet on top.
    5) Push the magnet into the hole level with the Arms Surface.
    6) scrape the GS around. I make sure i get little GS overlap on the surface of the magnet it helps hold it in place. (some magnets break the superglue bond and pull themselves straight out. GS encasing helps prevent this)

    Also part of the update was to rebase the dreads, the FW MK4 Dread base I got didn't fit the chaos Dreads so i scratch made a new base for one of the dreads.

    All the arms are painted now and these guys are nearly finnished so...
    So hopefuly I post finnish photos tommorrow

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    magnets too big

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    drill down 2mm

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    nice fit!

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    Glue - GS - Glue - Magnet... is the magnet the right way round? push it in!

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    smooth out

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    make sure, it's Level...

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    new base

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    new base back side

    This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2008/09/28 21:24:51

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    Horrific Hive Tyrant

    London (work) / Pompey (live, from time to time)

    comming along great, cant wait to see more updates

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    Regular Dakkanaut

    Great job! Wanna see more!

    Im rotted, my skin is green, im diseased and im disgusting!
    Im Spawn!

    Made in gb
    Longtime Dakkanaut

    London UK

    So I'm almost done.
    I've got one more heavy bolter to paint... It hid behind all the pots of paint on my paint station.

    Today I finnished painting the dread bodies... I think the redux effort has paid off.
    so here's a few Photos I took today when i finnished painting the last dread.

    I'll finnish these guys soon... nearly there...


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    3 dreads with DCCWs x 2

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    3 dreads armed with Lascannons and Missile Launchers

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    AutoCannnons and Missile Launchers supported by a Dread with 2DCCW

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    DaemoniC Dread has FW base

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    TechDread has SCratch built base

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    Standard Dread has FW base

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    Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine

    very nice conversions and painting

    'War: that mad game the world so loves to play.' - Jonathan Swift 
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    Fresh-Faced New User

    I really like the purple, it fits a lot better than I would have thought. I've avoided it in the past but this is giving me second thoughts.
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    Regular Dakkanaut

    i like the way you integrated the termi sized resin base from the basing kit. It is pretty seamless with the rest of your base and looks great. Those were the 1 thing i didnt really like that came in the basing kit, so they ended up going to scarab swarms. i like that you found a way to use them nicely on a bigger/better model
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    Regular Dakkanaut

    Austin, TX

    nice work, I really like when things look less like a standard model and have personality
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    Grisly Ghost Ark Driver


    Amazing looking dreads. Nice work.

    Falcon Punch!

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    Infiltrating Oniwaban

    When you field 3 Dreds, differentiating them is important- and you've done that in spades. I really like the head on the Possesed dred, even though I don't normally go in for organic heads on dreds. Good works!

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    Enigmatic Exalted Daemon

    Albany, NY

    ++ DREAD FACTOR: 3! ++

    Nice work Panic, the new dreads look well improved, bases, arms, paint and all that. Spiffy magnet work too, well done.

    - Salvage

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    Virulent Space Marine dedicated to Nurgle

    brilliant work, very very nice!
    well done mr panic, sir.

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    Decrepit Dakkanaut

    Burtucky, Michigan

    those are some nice looking dreds. id really hate to run into those on the battle field. as for the magnets..... dont you run into the typical problem of your arms slumping down??
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    Longtime Dakkanaut

    Springhurst, VIC, Australia

    Very nice, great work. All we need now is for phil kelly or someone good to fix up the chaos dreads and make them kooler lol


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    Longtime Dakkanaut

    London UK

    Thanks for the comments guys I'm much happier with these guys now, the redux effort i think was well worth it.
    I'm especially happy with the new basing, the old bases were a embarrasing mess! the £4 FW ones are easy to paint and detailed... deffinently worth the dosh!

    I'm also concidering buying a few extra dread bodies to use in Apoc, since I now have 20 arms...

    KingCracker wrote:those are some nice looking dreds. id really hate to run into those on the battle field. as for the magnets..... dont you run into the typical problem of your arms slumping down??

    Most of the arms are resin, so they are really light, I used round 6mm (1.5mmdeep) rare earth type magnets which are strong enough hold the arms steady, no drooping. i expect this to be true also for the plastic dread arms..
    you can also buy square magnets which I think would resist turning...
    or bigger & deeper magents 10mm dia x 4mm I think would hold a metal arm no problem...
    or use two magnets next to each other on each side so that there is no turning/posing of arms... but this would be No Fun!

    5 of my dreads arms are metal, the metal missile launcher isn't a problem as it's small and well balanced. the metal claw & Daemon Arms are metal and droop, but they look OK in the down position anyway. the only problem was the metal lascanon arm, it drooped and pointed at the ground during games, I made a short pin at the back that catches the rear armour and this prevents the droop... It looks a little messy but it's is a quick fix, and i'll only use that arm if i'm running three lascannon dreads!

    I'll get some more photos up soon close ups of the weapons etc.
    But I've got alot of band photography to work through before I find the time. so probabily next week.
    I'm planning on running this dread mob in most of my games to come i'll report back their success and hopefully develope some viable tactics!?????
    Now if Chaos gets Drop Pods I'll be in buisness!!!


    This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2008/10/02 14:35:06

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    Virus Filled Maggot


    Hey dude, those look really excellent. well done. I've never heard of using magnets before. And since I am in the market for a new dreadnought... have loads of green stuff and a few spare arms already... Pardon me if I don't post for a while, I'm gonna be a bit busy!!!

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    wow, 2+ year thread necro, thats got to be a record, yes?
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    Svalarheima, MA

    Sadly no, it isn't...!

    Nothing more to see here...

    Will reopen if the OP wants it open.
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