Monday, April 5, 2010

Blood Angels Librarian Dread with Force Weapon and freehand!

Well, after a long absence I'm back and like Capt Obvious I have jumped on the flavor of the week. This is the first time ever in my 12 year life of playing 40k that I've jumped on the new codex and followed it like a 16 year old girl follows the twilight series. Its been a fun ride but now that the codex is out, the mini's are here and lists are poping up everywhere its kind of like the morning after and you roll over in bed and ask....did we have sex? NICE!

My one month+ absence has been due to a few things, mainly my wife and I having our little girl, Vivian (shout out!) but now that that's settling into a routine I thought it was time to get the paintbrushes back out. The first model in my new, MASSIVE, blood angels army that I wanted to paint was my Librarian dread. Mostly because of the simple, yet awesome looking force weapon conversion. Here it is:


Some guys at Evo wanted me to talk a bit about the conversion. The base dread is an Ironclad. I used a bunch of the plates from the venerable dread kit as old School had pointed out a few posts back about how it comes with a ton of extra pieces that really let you spice up your other dreads. The left and right front plates and the shin plates are all from the venerable kit. Other than the hammer and the plates its a basic Iron clad.






For the hammer I first cut back the siege hammer cylinder. The first round I did cut it back and it made the hammer just stick out too far and it just looked goofy. After that I trimmed up a typhoon missile launcher to get my shape. I filed the missile points on the front down and stuck an assault grenade launcher chest piece from the Ironclad kit on the front of it. I cut it and sanded it down to make it flush. After that I stuck the non-missile side of a hunter killer missile in the other end to fill up that hole and make it look like its more than just a solid block of metal hammer. For the side pieces it's more pieces from the venerable dread kit to give it some flashy looking detail so its not just flat (also, had to cover a hole) then I just applied some green stuff to fill in around the neck, glued it in place with a long-ish pin to reinforce it and there it is, Force Weapon on a dreadnought.

Here are more angles of the finished paint job. Next I'll be cranking out my dual Death Company Dreads.

9 comments:

  1. Can you add a post title? It's rare that I want to just link another persons post, but with how many people I've seen wanting a cooler seismic hammer - this deserves some pimpin'.

    Unfortunately there is no direct link to the post - hook us up with a cool (prefered but optional) title.

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  2. So this is what you've been hiding! Nice freehand man. No worries on the title, I've got it.

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  3. I'm glad that someone is there to catch me when I fail at this internet thing.

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  4. so badass i had to link it.

    thanks for ensuring i won't attempt an ironclad dread for a while yet ;) :P

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  5. Does your wife know how much meth you are smoking to finish all these models? I texted you today....wanted to try out a new 400pt combat patrol.....i dont think your ready for it.

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  6. No shit, i need whatever kind of drugs he uses to keep his damn hands so steady... he needs to post pics of his "training for blood angels" model with the crazy ass lettering he hand did.

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  7. Here's after an all night bender with the dog. She can't handle her meth like I can. I'm glad she found a use for my Valkyrie other than pretending it's a storm raven.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1243943&l=474d426b6e&id=1274647854

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  8. Oooo. I'm diggin' that hammer. that's one sweet conversion, and an awesome take on a libby dread.

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