Title: Scratchbuilt Dreadnought
Description: my first try at scratchbuilding
Mr.Schande - August 24, 2008 06:03 PM (GMT)
This is my first scratchbuilt and itīs still w.i.p., have to fill some gaps, add some detail and so on.
I like Dreadnoughts a lot, walking war-machines rule! :D
But i always thought they look a little to clumsy with that big sarcophagus and the short legs, i wanted to make my version look more agile, perhaps more suitable for cityfight.
Fluffwise i considered him to be a former techmarine, shot to pieces and repaired himself a thousand times, replaced his former body with bionics and improved himself so often that he now is more machine than man (you know, the Genereal Grievous Style ;) ).
Right now iīm trying to do some leg-armor but iīm not happy with what i came up with so far, just have to try on.
īnuff said, now pictures:
Any comments, criticism and ideas are welcome.
Lord Siwoc - August 24, 2008 06:19 PM (GMT)
Truly a monster!
I like his pose, ready to claw and dismember!!!
Nice work so far :thumbup:
Maratheus - August 24, 2008 07:08 PM (GMT)
First scratchbuild? No way! :o
He looks awesome.
D3V!L - August 24, 2008 07:19 PM (GMT)
That is just great!!
You build one of those for me??? :drool:
Love that look!!
CadianCol - August 24, 2008 07:46 PM (GMT)
Awesome Chaos Dread....I like the design this truly looks like a demonic transformation of one who has fallen. Great job! Any chance of another pic with a standard marine next to it for scale?
Good job! now hurry and get it painted! :lol:
jimbibbly - August 24, 2008 09:55 PM (GMT)
Looks a stunner mate :thumbup:
Just one question, have you sealed the wooden beads or will the woodgrain effect be carried through on the painting (that might look really cool)
hivetrygon - August 24, 2008 11:43 PM (GMT)
One tip for you in the future. If your ever going to use wood like that polyurithane it first or when you paint it the wood grain is going to make that texture. The polyurithane helps smooth it out, use a matt urithane as well. :thumbup:
(Trenchfoot) - August 25, 2008 02:13 AM (GMT)
This is a work of art, it's amazing :thumbup:
Plasticfish - August 25, 2008 03:17 AM (GMT)
But I think the whole chest/breastplate area needs some more stuff/details. Like rivets, chains or more chaos symbols.
But overall I really like it!
shadowhammer - August 25, 2008 05:52 AM (GMT)
This is another case of why didn't you wait and enter this into the Walker contest?
:cry: :rain: :hammer:
Prime - August 25, 2008 11:52 AM (GMT)
Simply amazing. :drool:
Wonderful work, I look forward to seeing him painted.
LuckyNo.5 - August 25, 2008 06:32 PM (GMT)
Oh Damn, He's a nasty looking mofo!
Personally I wouldn't have used any wood pieces though, they make enough plastic shaped to suit just about any design need. But regardless, he looks dope.
Mr.Schande - August 25, 2008 06:57 PM (GMT)
Well thanks for your commendation, nice that you like it.
thanks for advice, didnīt think about that. hopefully the wood grain wonīt come out too strong, that would be like (add several curse words here).
but thatīs why iīm here, to learn from my mistakes.
Next time i surely will use plastic pieces... §%&$% wood grain....
Right, looks a bit too clean now. Wanted to add the chapters Symbol there (Red Corsairs) but didnīt get it carved out of plasticard... too small. Still thinking about any alternatives....
Anyone some ideas about that?
Here you got the requested scale photo:
So.... why i didnīt put it into contest is because iīm a slow worker, startet with this dread in May or something like that. On some days my fingers wonīt do what i want them to do, so it took me some time to get it to this stage.... also to mention that i had to redo several pieces cause they were to big or out of scale or whatever... now i have 3 of those Claw-Flamer-Hands and only one fits :D
I want to make him some leg-armor, add some details and fill the remaining gaps.
As is donīt have any experience with green stuff i will have to practice before i mess up the dread...
...and last but not least iīm a slow builder but an even slower painter. Donīt consider it to be finished until the end of the year. ^_^
(Trenchfoot) - August 25, 2008 08:34 PM (GMT)
What's this I hear about a walker contest???
Brother Weasel - August 25, 2008 08:40 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE ((Trenchfoot) @ Aug 25 2008, 01:34 PM)|
| What's this I hear about a walker contest??? |
we have an entire section dedicated to contests... check it out sometime
(Trenchfoot) - August 25, 2008 09:05 PM (GMT)
Ok kl, I've never noticed :drool: <---- Me! Hahahaaaa....
wally - August 26, 2008 01:33 AM (GMT)
reminds me of the bad dude in robocop 3
xedric - August 26, 2008 10:40 AM (GMT)
I like it. Very much :) I like the pose. It matches the head somehow. Brilliant. You have talent and it will be very nice to see your future pieces.
I wouldnt have used wood though. Perhaps for the ball joints I would but Id cover the wood in GS to remove the grain (which will show when painted).
And I think Id do the toes similair to the CC hands claws. And the chest should be slightly bigger/wider. Or shorter waist. To give it some more muscly hulk demon look *grins*
Will be nice to see it finished!
Lord Of Rebirth - September 2, 2008 05:40 PM (GMT)
Beautiful piece. The kind of thing I'd like to get my hands on and something I'd like to see more off within the hobby. Would make a Warsmith proud.
SebastianM - January 1, 2009 11:35 AM (GMT)
That's sooooo cool! I like your first scratch!
What will be you last, the whole Imperial Palace? :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Macal - January 1, 2009 11:51 AM (GMT)
Very Nice scracthbuild! Well done! Nice ideas, even if I wouldn't use wood for some parts. BTW, Very nice pose, very nice details, and nice composition! I like its scheme, it's not the "ordinary" kind of dread... It'll be a very great model after a good paint job!
Mr.Schande - January 1, 2009 09:21 PM (GMT)
Thanks guys for your comments, i already fell a little guilty for not continuing on this project.... had too much ideas and work to do with building the Moriar model.
But i promise as soon as Moriar is finished i will also finish this one. Then i can do some painting-sessions with my friend (who gets Moriar as present).
Yeah, using wood was stupid, already got that ^_^
This was my first scratchbuild and i surely wonīt do this mistake again, it really annoys me that this little mistake will probably ruin the paintjob.
Hatemonger - January 2, 2009 09:34 PM (GMT)
It's not ruined yet, it will just be difficult to make it look like... well, not wood. You could still make an attempt to eliminate the grain, but it will be hard to sand/file in the current positions. You could try soaking the beads with thin superglue instead of urethane, then filing.
An alternative is to leave the grain and paint it as such. Other than wood, you could pick some material/effect which would have the same striations in texture. Bone or chitin come to mind.
Inso - January 2, 2009 10:51 PM (GMT)
Coat the wood in PVA glue and it should hide the grain.
If not PVA glue, then a thick coat of gloss varnish should do the trick (before painting).
Mr.Schande - April 22, 2011 01:43 PM (GMT)
mplonski - April 22, 2011 03:05 PM (GMT)
That is completely awesome! I think you have re-defined what a dreadnought will look like for me in the future.
Pax Urbis Pax Imperi - April 22, 2011 04:04 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (mplonski @ Apr 22 2011, 03:05 PM)|
| That is completely awesome! I think you have re-defined what a dreadnought will look like for me in the future.|
QFT That would be completely awesome to see across the field from me in battle. That would something worthy of my Vanquisher round.
GreyDeath - April 22, 2011 10:35 PM (GMT)
Wow that is super cool and turned out awesome!
Great job really.. and as the others said ya I am re thinking what a chaos dreadnought should look like now also.
Mortalitas - April 29, 2011 10:59 AM (GMT)
Mr.Schande - April 30, 2011 10:10 PM (GMT)
Thanks for your kind replies, makes me want to continue :D
@Mortalitas: just a Dread but i like the mechanical robot look and will try to make the rest of my planed army fit to this theme. There will defenitely be a mechanical Demon Prinde in my Army.... in the far far away future i guess ;)
Kjarr - March 23, 2012 12:01 AM (GMT)
Well done, the guy looks gorgious...in a Chaos-ie "I'm gonna chew you up and spit you out" type of way. Really amazing, especially for a first time scratch build!