So after deciding to build up my Mentor Legion last fall, I bought the Space Marine mega force, which along with the battle force and the last two starter kits worth of marines in my closet, gives me nearly enough marines to build a company. To round out all those foot troopers, I need some big guns and fists. This is where the wonderful Ironclad Dreadnought comes in. It may have not been my first choice for awesome marine models, but since it came along with the mega force, I might as well put him to work.
On this model I also was trying out some of the weathering powders for both the model and the base. I had bought the set from Forge World as well as the Master Class book and was anxious to give it a try. They are a bit difficult to get into place, but I feel it gives a better blend when you mix the colors before setting them.
The model also includes a few custom purity seals to help accentuate the motion of the arms. I hate the normal static look of most dreads, so I really worked and ‘opening’ up the model and give it some motions. I did this at the shoulder joints by adding green-stuff cabling to push the arms outwards.
I also worked on some OSL from the upper lights but I’m not too sure how well I really like it, painting red light onto green armor isn’t too straight forward – it looks more like a blood pool – any thoughts on how to improve that?
I also hand painted the back banner to match some of the decals placed on the model such as the skull in the triangle and mentor badge.
Let me know what you think, I always look forward to hearing feedback.