The Deff Dread, a mighty war machine revered among the Orks, epitomizes their love for all things destructive and brutal. Standing tall and heavily armored, it embodies the essence of Ork engineering prowess. This mechanical monstrosity, often piloted by an Ork Nob or even a Weirdboy, is a walking arsenal of devastation, bristling with an assortment of weaponry that includes massive power klaws, deadly close combat weapons, and brutal ranged armaments. Its hulking presence instills fear in enemies as it stomps across the battlefield, leaving destruction in its wake. According to Ork lore, Deff Dreads are believed to house the trapped spirits of fallen Orks, perpetuating their desire for carnage and bloodshed even in death. The Deff Dread’s ferocious nature and unyielding resilience make it a symbol of Ork power, spreading mayhem wherever it treads.
What’s in the Deff Dread box
- x86 plastic components that make 1 Deff Dread. The set also includes : two cockpit sights, 10 different glyphs, five different close combat weapons, two big shootas, two rokkits, two kustom blastas, a skorcha, and other assembly options.
- x1 Citadel 60mm round base.
How to paint the Deff Dread set
- Step 1: Basecoat
Begin by applying a basecoat of Abaddon Black to the Deff Dread’s body and armor panels. Use a medium-sized brush to ensure even coverage on the larger surfaces.
- Step 2: Metallic Elements
Paint the metallic elements of the Deff Dread, such as its weapons and other metallic details, with Leadbelcher. Apply the paint carefully to ensure clean lines and coverage.
- Step 3: Layering
To add depth and dimension to the model, apply a layer of a lighter shade over the black basecoat. For example, you can use Eshin Grey to create subtle highlights on the body or armor panels. Apply the lighter color selectively to the raised areas, edges, and contours.
- Step 4: Detailing
Use a smaller brush to paint the smaller details of the Deff Dread, such as the glyphs, rivets, and other intricate elements. You can use colors like Mephiston Red for glyphs, Yriel Yellow for caution markings, and Wazdakka Red for the Deff Dread’s eyes. Take your time and ensure precise application.
- Step 5: Shading
To add depth and definition to the model, apply a shade like Nuln Oil to the recesses and crevices. This will create shadows and enhance the three-dimensional appearance of the Deff Dread. Apply the shade sparingly and allow it to settle into the recessed areas.
- Step 6: Weathering
For a weathered and battle-worn look, you can add weathering effects to the Deff Dread. Use colors like Ryza Rust or Typhus Corrosion to simulate rust or chipped paint on the metallic surfaces. Apply these colors sparingly and selectively, focusing on areas that would naturally experience wear and tear.
- Step 7: Varnish
Once you are satisfied with your paint job, protect it by applying a layer of varnish. This will ensure the longevity of your work and protect it from wear and tear. Choose a matte, gloss, or satin varnish based on your preferred finish.