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Dreadtober 2017 Announcement

Yeah, finally some Dreadtober news for 2017! TL;DR: it is happening, but Todd is hosting it this year! So get ready for Dreadtober 2017!

Dreadtober 2017 Banner

As this is the third annual Dreadtober event, many of you have either participated or at least witnessed the challenge before. Last year I hosted almost 100 hobbyists around the world to build, paint, and photograph a dreadnought type miniature. Over 50 finished their projects and tons more cheered them on.

Where to Get Involved for 2017

This year Todd (SincaiN40K) is in charge of the event and decided to create a whole new website over on Blogspot to run it. Heading over to is where you can find out how to get involved and check out the latest updates.

He has even set up an email address for the project to make it easier to keep track of going forward. So if you are excited to get a dreadnought-ish miniature built in October, sign up!

As for me, I am transitioning jobs at the moment and starting a role and a new company. So October is going to be even busier than the last few months have been. I still have a Deffdread that is built and primed, so if I can sneak in some extra time I plan to get it painted up.

Book Sale Bonus

While I am not running the event this year, I will still be reposting some of the helpful posts I wrote up last year on building, painting, and photography.

How to Improve Your Hobby Building Skills BookAnd to get everything kicked off right, I am set up Amazon to give away copies of the Kindle edition of my book this weekend only! This book is all about building miniatures, including converting and tips on sculpting.

From September 29th through October 1st, you can grab a free copy on Amazon (I hope it works for all countries!). The only thing I ask is you read it, put it to use for your Dreadtober entry, and give it a review on Amazon.

Let’s Get Started!

So head on over to and sign up, and this weekend make sure to grab a copy of the book. I will be jumping where I can and resharing as many posts on the social networks as I am able to keep up with.


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  • I won’t be participating, but I look forward to seeing the billion Dreadnoughts that get created and painted.

  • D Power

    Hurrah! This’ll be a particularly epic dreadtober, I’m sure.

    • Any Dreadtober, with lots of great dreads is a recipe for epicness!

  • It is a great book and glad to have it in my armoury. Good news about Dreadtober and all!

    • Thanks Rory! Dreadtober has become a great tradition

  • Great! I have a Leviathan and/or a Deredeo to paint for this year (as I have only just finished last years entry)

    I bought your book on kindle, and have been meaning to write a review post up on the blog for it (all good 🙂 ). I will make sure to put up an amazon review as well 🙂

    • I just saw your finished dread and he looks awesome. He def needs a buddy.
      Cheers on picking up the book! And I look forward to the review. Slowly working on the paint book and already have plans to make it better.

  • Grenn Dal

    I don’t think I will have an entry this year. I jsut don’t have any dread models to use. I guess there is next year

  • Grenn Dal

    I have a toxicrine but he is built and waiting for a part from a friend. I guess I could enter him.

  • I just finished building my Redemptor. I may have to use this one to finish up multiple partially completed Dreads/Helbrutes rather than doing one start to finish. I know I’m going to want several Helbrutes for my Death Guard.

    • That is a great way to go as well. I have two half painted helbrutes that have been very sad for a few years. At this point they are going to have to wait a bit though.

  • Here we go this year. I’m sure i have one dreadnought or two waiting on the shelves

    • Nice! I had my Deffdread from last Christmas waiting for this event