Hello again! Sorry for the long radio silence, but life had me firmly within its grasp.
So, as promised, here are my first few images depicting the humble beginnings of my Dreadreavers:
It isn't much right now, but it'll grow. Promise.
I started painting these a while ago, and some of you might notice changes in painting quality. Some of them were also rebased, as I wasn't happy with the terrain I came up with. The landscape I tried to emulate now is "Realm of the Blood God", as shown in the citadel paint app.
The big boy in front is Dyrath Kal, the Black Legate. A son of Horus Lupercal himself, he already led the Dreadrevers back when they were the Luna Wolves' 55th company and has stayed in command ever since. This is actually my second iteration of the character, but I never got him quite right. It's a shame, really, because he is the idea that got me to create a warband around him. I'll come back to him and his backstory later down the line, as a third version is already in the planning phase.
You may notice something different about the two chaos space marines to the left and right of the (Hellforged) Contemptor Dreadnought
that I really should have converted - he annoys me every time I look at him: these two are aspiring champions for the two 10-man squads this bunch of heretics shall eventually become, and they're wearing parts of Mk3 power armor. I've started kitbashing, as I really couldn't stand seeing all of my marines squatting about.
Some of these guys will end up getting replaced soon. I want the members of the Dreadreavers predominantly wearing armors of the types 3 and 5 - as a company that specialised in heavy assault and destroyer operations, they'd logically be wearing the armors that provided the most protection (Mk3) and are the easiest to repair (Mk5). Guys like the marine wielding the meltagun from the raptor squad set or the aspiring champion swinging his chainsword about are likely targets of my eventual "culling of the ranks".
Here is the rest of the bunch - they're being worked on right now, but only what you see in the picture. I'm not touching the arms yet, as I am going to buy a few of these spiked shoulderpads: https://mastercrafte...n-shoulderpads/
Awesome, don't you think? They scream "Sons of Horus" in my opinion. I was made aware of these when I stumbled upon fellow son of Cthonia depthcharge12's thread, who used them for his destroyers. I encourage you to check him out! His work is pretty stellar: http://www.bolterand...og-3000-points/
Lastly, here are some of the models waiting to be primed: seven Plague Marines, part of what remaints of the 55th's destroyer cadre. I've also gotta assemble some rhinos, a helbrute and buy a few more bits for my first 10-man squad of Khornate Berzerkers.
The first major goal for the Dreadreavers looks like this:HQs
- Abaddon the Despoiler (hopefully the rumor about a Black Legion vs. Space Wolves box set in winter will prove to be correct, if not, I'll convert one... again)
- Dyrath Kal v3
- 1 Terminator Lord
- 2 Chaos Lords in power armor
- 1 Terminator Sorcerer
- 1 Chaos Sorcerer in power armor
- 1 Dark Apostle
- 3 Exalted Champions
- 1 WarpsmithTroops
- 30 Chaos Space MarinesElites
- 20 Khornate Berzerkers
- 20 Plague Marines
- 10 Chaos Terminators
- 2 Helbrutes
- 2 Hellforged Contemptor DreadnoughtsFast Attack
- 20 RaptorsHeavy Support
- 1 Chaos Land Raider (Might end up being the Proteus. Him and the normal one are almost identical profilewise, but the Proteus looks sooo much better...)
- 2 Chaos Predators (Deimos. I know they represent an entirely different unit, but I prefer their appearance over the normal ones, and my friends are okay with it.)
- 1 Hellforged Leviathan Dreadnought
- 2 Hellforged Rapier Batteries
- 10 Havocs
- 3 Rhinos
That should keep me occupied for a while. I'd estimate that this'll take a slow hobbyist like me three years, and that is if I am disciplined about it. But hey - can't get done if I don't start...
Anyways, that's it for now. Tell me what you think! Any advice, opinion or recommendation is very much appreciated. For the Warmaster!
Edited by AHorriblePerson, 10 July 2018 - 05:07 PM.