Friday, October 06, 2017

Original Ork Dread (Part 1)

Happy Dreadtober! I have decided to tackle this old -very old- and truly venerable, Ork Dreadnought model. I have two of these actually, obtained from a '90s blister blowout deal that GW US used to offer (those were the days!). It's definitely way over due for some paint.

A veteran of many wars.

This particular model has gotten slightly banged up. As you can see one of it's arms is detached. I recall glueing this thing together fairly fast as I needed it for a game almost as soon as I got it, so there were some mold lines/flash that I had to scrape off. And way back then GW did not make round bases bigger than 25mm, so when 3rd edition came around I had to use an Epic Titan base. They were too thin to utilize the foot peg, so I just glued the square base to the round base with plans to green stuff away the joins.

Base construction (front).

Which is what I did here. I also glued on some rocks and dead Eldar parts (the best kind!) in order to make it appear that this machine is stomping through a debris strewn battlefield.

Base construction (back).

And finally I added the grit.

Grit added to the base.

Then I took it outside and primed it. And that is where we leave this thing for now. Stay tuned for more!


Mordian7th said...

Niiiiiice! That is gloriously old-school. I always enjoy seeing old models like these get new life!

Suber said...

Sweet, I love it. Looking forward to seeing it painted!

Siph_Horridus said...

Love bringing old models to life once more, a fresh modern paintscheme and get back on today’s battlefields! Great stuff.

neverness said...

I am glad you guys approve of this pick. I hope you all enjoy it still when it is finished.