Saturday, September 28, 2019

Goff Ork Dreadnought (Part 1)

Hello and greetings! It's that time of year once again where the leaves are changing, and falling, and when some of us miniature hobbyists commit ourselves to painting either a Dreadnought (or something in its class) for Dreadtober, or something Orky for Orktober. As I have cheekily done in the past I am combining them both and once again I am painting up an Ork Dreadnought. This time it's a Goff themed one, straight out of Warhammer 40,000 2nd edition.

Straight from .94.

This model was released in early 1994, mere months after the launch of 40k 2nd ed. It was a replacement for the cardboard dread that came in the starter box, and the design of this model was very close to the image in that 2-D "model". (re: Waaagh Bink}.

They were nigh invulnerable from the side...

In fact, I think I like the way it's colored on that cardboard Dreadnought than I do the one on the box. Something I shall ponder on while I get closer to that stage...

exploded view instructions. 

Assembling this model is fairly easy but just in case the back of the box has this simple exploded view available. When I put mine together it be without the back banner, as those things are just to fragile and prone to snapping. Also, storage is more challenging with them and I am having enough challenges in that regard as it is and don't need any more complications in that matter.

Here is the model, bear in mind that this is not glued. It never has been during the past 25 years that I have owned it. It's a testament to the design by Norman Swales and Alan Perry that this thing can practically snap together and stay together to some degree. I will finally choose a pose for it and glue it properly in the upcoming weeks.

I am still facing challenges to my hobby time but I am getting to a spot where I can squeeze in some miniature work. It's practically lamentable how little output I have had since June but the 2-D art I have produced has been very satisfying (and I am getting paid for it). But I have every intention to complete this Dreadtober project by the Halloween deadline (bookies are now taking bets).

Once it's done my goal is to have it clank across the battlefield blasting my enemies with it's mighty guns and ripping them apart with it's massive power claws. Just like it says on the box!

Dig that flavor text. 
See you in October!!!


Siph_Horridus said...

Excellent choice, I’m doing Relic Space Marine Dreads from that era too!

neverness said...

Also a good choice! I have a massive Space Wolf Dread project that I had hoped to get to this year and two of them were the orginal Born models from that time also. Not sure when I will get to it but when I do it will be an epic undertaking.

LegioCustodes said...

Looking great mate! Top project, I can’t wait to see how it turns out! I really need to do something for Orktober!!

Da Masta Cheef said...

Never tell me the odds!!!

(but it's such a long shot it may well be worth a wager...)

Rory (Stepping Between Games) said...

Great to see a piece like this get a make over. Look forward to seeing it.

WestRider said...

I still have a great deal of fondness for that Model. I really look forward to seeing it get painted up in that 90s style as well!