The Dreadnought, a towering war machine three times the height of a man, is armed with powerful weapons and is equally lethal at range or in close combat. These revered relics of a chapter are only awakened in times of dire need, containing within each a mighty Space Marine hero who has survived grievous wounds in battle and been interred within the machine.
This box set includes all the necessary multi-part plastic pieces to build one Dreadnought, with the ability to customize its armament using parts such as an assault cannon, a twin-linked lascannon, a powerfist, and a missile launcher. The model is supplied with a 60mm scenic base, providing a fitting backdrop for this awe-inspiring machine of war.
What’s in the Dreadnought box
- x35 plastic components that make one Dreadnought, with enough parts to make an assault cannon, a twin-linked lascannon, a powerfist, and a missile launcher, giving you the ability to customize your Dreadnought’s armament to fit your play style.
- x1 Citadel 60mm scenic base to display your Dreadnought.
How to paint the Dreadnought
- Step 1: Base Coat
Let’s get started on your Dreadnought! Begin by painting the armor in a strong blue color, like the deep hue of Kantor Blue or another shade of your choice. Apply a smooth and even base coat to cover the entire armor.
- Step 2: Metallic Weapons
Next, focus on the weapons. Use a metallic paint, such as Leadbelcher or Iron Warriors, to give the weapons a realistic and lethal appearance. This will make them look formidable on the battlefield.
- Step 3: Adding Red Details
Paint some striking red details on the weapons to make them stand out. For example, you can use Evil Sunz Scarlet to highlight certain areas like the weapon’s barrels or any decorative elements.
- Step 4: White and Gold Embellishments
Now it’s time to add some refinement to the armor. Using a bright white paint like White Scar, carefully paint the armor’s chapter symbols, squad markings, or other decorative elements. Then, use a gold paint like Retributor Armor to highlight certain parts of the armor and add a regal touch to your Dreadnought.
- Step 5: Scenic Base
To fit a rocky theme for the base, use neutral shades like Steel Legion Drab and Zandri Dust for the base’s surface. Add texture to the base with small stones, rocks, or other terrain elements to create a realistic rocky environment.
- Step 6: Shading and Highlighting (Optional)
If you want to add more depth and realism to your Dreadnought, consider using shades like Nuln Oil for the metallics and Agrax Earthshade for the blue armor. Additionally, you can use lighter shades of blue and white for highlighting to make the colors pop.
- Step 7: Final Touches
Take a moment to review your work and add any final touches to perfect your Dreadnought’s appearance. Check for any areas that might need touch-ups or additional details.