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Completed Deff Dread for Dreadtober 2017

Despite this being one of the busiest months I’ve had in a long while, I have managed to finish the Deff Dread for Dreadtober 2017. Adding another stomping wonder of Ork technology to my Death Skulls army.

I won’t get too much into the RL issues keeping me from painting and posting. But I have struggled to keep up with Dreadtober this year and appreciate Todd for hosting it.

For me, painting is a way to relieve stress so I am happy I have been able to get some of that done this month and finish the Deff Dread for my Death Skulls.

Ork Deff Dread

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Upper Left

My other Deff Dread was pure close combat with four arms of bashing goodness. I gave this one a bit more ranges punch with a pair of missiles launchers.

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Upper Right

There is a certain irony that Orks are the easiest to convert due to their ramshackle nature. But I also feel the least amount of need to do so and the walkers. They already have so much character and fun built in.

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Left

I was inspired by Greg’s last set of Orks where he added non-black-and-white checks. On the should I used blue instead for luck.

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Right

I took lots of pictures during the paint process so I hope to get another tutorial up for the Deff Dread. I already posted one for the Killa Kans and Morkanaut. Painting my Orks are pretty straightforward and messy – perfect for short stints of painting time.

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Top

I used the plastic bases from GW in part because they are cheap and easy to paint. But also because I want to get some of my minis into White Dwarf. I still have a stockpile of Secret Weapon Miniature bases for future projects though.

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Front Right

Ready to rip some face!

Dreadtober 2017

As I mentioned at the top, this was my pledge for Dreadtober 2017. Sneaking this post in right at the deadline.

If you haven’t already checked out the other hobbyists work, there were lots of great projects posted on the Dreadtober blog.

Death Skulls Deff Dread From the Front

The Dread Mob Grows

I wanted to leave you with a picture of the growing Dread Mob. This isn’t the whole Ork army, but just the walkers.

Death Skulls Dread Mob Forming

The Stompa needs a bit more love to finish and then I’ll need to add more walkers to the Christmas wish list.

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  • Loving looking walker there chief, proper stompy. I do like the blue on them.

  • Nice work. The mismatched eye lenses are great as well. Nice little Orky touch there. It looks like such a fun kit to work with too.

    • Cheers Thor! Part of the fun with Orks is being able to mix everything up and have some fun with it. Everyone should do an Ork kit now and then 🙂

      • I’m hoping their codex for 8th breathes life back into them. Orks were my 1st 40K army, but I haven’t seriously played them since 5th. Just one bad codex after another.

        • There are a bunch of Ork players out there hoping for the same. I heard the index rules were really good until the codex started trumping everything else.

          • The index, like the previous Ork codex, only rewards large mobs of Boyz. While that’s very Orky and great, some of us prefer the other kults, like Speed Freeks, which are not really viable. I hate having a playstyle crammed down my throat, at least when other styles were previously possible.

          • Agreed! I take heart from the guard book and being able to play a tank company or massed troops.

  • Deffskullz iz da best! Great work there!

    You sounded a little apologetic about the base, but I’ve been really happy with all my GW scenic bases. Nice price point, nice variety, and other than the stupid skulls, good detail on just about everything.

    • Thanks!
      Yeah I guess I am a bit. I really like the resin bases but you are right, the GW plastic bases are nice for the price. And especially easy to paint if you leave them on the sprue.

  • Good work. Orks are always funny.

    • Thanks Cylde! they sure are 🙂

  • Great work!

  • Great work! I really like how you did the overall wear and tear on the dread. Very convincing!

    • Thanks Dave! Its also super quick which is a huge plus.

  • Grenn Dal

    Great Job! I love the way the blue pops!

  • Joe

    Deff Dread looks awesome! Great job!