Painting the weapons on the Space Marine Dreadnought

This Space Marine Dreadnought was one of the models included the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. The Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach was 5th edition’s “boxed game” or “starter set”. Having constructed the model I then put it away for a while… I got the model out of storage and decided I would paint this up as an Imperial Fists Dreadnought to accompany my new Deimos-pattern Rhino. I gave it a white undercoat using White Scar spray. The next stage was the base coat and I did consider to either use a yellow spray, or to use the new Imperial Fist contrast paint. In the end I went with the new Imperial Fist contrast paint and I was quite pleased with the end result. I knew that though this looked quite good, it wasn’t quite the effect I wanted, so I shaded most of the model with Reikland Fleshshade Shade.

I painted the weaponry and the exhausts on the Dreadnought with Leadbelcher.

See the workbench feature on the Space Marine Dreadnought.

Shading the the Space Marine Dreadnought

This Space Marine Dreadnought was one of the models included the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. The Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach was 5th edition’s “boxed game” or “starter set”. Having constructed the model I then put it away for a while… I got the model out of storage and decided I would paint this up as an Imperial Fists Dreadnought to accompany my new Deimos-pattern Rhino. I gave it a white undercoat using White Scar spray. The next stage was the base coat and I did consider to either use a yellow spray, or to use the new Imperial Fist contrast paint. In the end I went with the new Imperial Fist contrast paint and I was quite pleased with the end result.

I knew that though this looked quite good, it wasn’t quite the effect I wanted, so I shaded most of the model with Reikland Fleshshade Shade. This was the process I used on the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I will do some further Shading with Nuln Oil and Seraphim Sepia, especially on the back of the model.

See the workbench feature on the Space Marine Dreadnought.

Contrasting the Space Marine Dreadnought

This Space Marine Dreadnought was one of the models included the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. The Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach was 5th edition’s “boxed game” or “starter set”.

Having constructed the model I then put it away for a while…

I got the model out of storage and decided I would paint this up as an Imperial Fists Dreadnought to accompany my new Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I gave it a white undercoat using White Scar spray.

The next stage was the base coat and I did consider to either use a yellow spray, or to use the new Imperial Fist contrast paint.

In the end I went with the new Imperial Fist contrast paint and I was quite pleased with the end result.

Space Marine Dreadnought

I think for the next stage I will now shade some of the mechanics of the Dreadnought.

Ork Warboss

This Ork Warboss was one of the models included the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. The Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach was 5th edition’s “boxed game” or “starter set”.

There are very few parts and the clip nature of the kit means it went together very easily.

The original plan was an undercoat, and I was pretty sure I would go with my traditional black for Orks.

Having constructed the model I then put it away for a while.

Now having got it out again, I am thinking that I may go with a white undercoat and then use contrast paints for the model.

Space Marine Dreadnought

A Dreadnought is piloted by a mighty warrior who has been saved from death by his internment within its armoured sarcophagus. In this way the warrior can continue to vanquish the foes of the Emperor for many centuries, or even millennia.

Spearheading the assaults of the Space Marines, Dreadnoughts are feared by all foes of the Imperium. On the battlefield they are death incarnate, with powerful weapons blasting their foes and lethal close combat weaponry crackling with deadly energies. There are few opponents in the galaxy who can stand against such armoured savagery.

This Space Marine Dreadnought was one of the models included the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. The Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach was 5th edition’s “boxed game” or “starter set”.

Having constructed the model I then put it away for a while…

I got the model out of storage and decided I would paint this up as an Imperial Fists Dreadnought to accompany my new Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I gave it a white undercoat using White Scar spray.

The next stage is either a yellow spray, or to use the new Imperial Fist contrast paint.

Plastic Ork Deffkoptaz

Within the Warhammer 40K 5th edition boxed set are three very nice Ork Deffkoptaz.

They don’t look like they should be able to fly, but remember these are Orkish, if Orks believe that they will fly, then they will fly!

Thinking about how to paint these. Not sure if I should go with a black undercoat or a white undercoat. Thinking that possibly a white undercoat and then use contrast paints for the main part of the model.

Ork Warboss

Here’s the Ork Warboss from the Assault on Black Reach boxed set.

There are very few parts and the clip nature of the kit means it went together very easily.

This is how GW painted their Warboss.

Quite sure that I can’t get close to that quality of painting.

Next stage will be an undercoat, pretty sure if I will go with my traditional black for Orks.

Ork Deffkopta

Within the Warhammer 40K boxed set are three very nice Ork Deffkoptaz.

I think that they look better in the flesh than in a photograph, are they are very much a three dimensional model.

They don’t look like they should be able to fly, but remember these are Orkish, if Orks believe that they will fly, then they will fly!