Monday, January 7, 2019

Miniature Monday - Deathwatch Redemptor Dreadnought

Today we're going to be taking a look at a big boy. The newest Dreadnought in the playground, the Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought.

This guy was the first model of my Deathwatch to be painted, other than a test model from a while back. For being a large model he painted up really quickly. The same can't be said for build time though. This model is the standard version and oh holy hell is it an intricate build.

Let's take a look!

Let''s address the elephant that is the non-easy build Redemptor, right away.

The Redemptor Dreadnought is a slog to build. It's not that it's a hard build, the instructions are some of the best I've seen for a GW kit. The model is just super intricate with a lot of moving parts. It took me roughly 2.5-3 hours to build, I'm not sure if this is the average or if folks have built them faster. But it did make me hold off buying a second one.

That said, this is one sexy dreadnought and the pictures on Games Workshop's website don't do it justice.

When it first released I liked what I saw, but it seemed to have a bit of a pot belly thing going on. Over time I fell more and more out of love with it, but when I decided to go all Primaris for my Deathwatch I realized that I needed to pick one up.

It wasn't until it was fully assembled that I in love with it again. But now I really like the look of it.

As I mentioned before, I had done a test mini for the Deathwatch. That mini was painted with black and grey for the armor. But after painting up all the Death Company for a Blood Angels commission, I couldn't bring myself to paint greys on the Deathwatch.

Instead I went with a mix of Stegadon Scale Green and Black. I had planned on doing a greenish blue armor, but forgot how blue Stegadon Scale Green is. It was a happy accident though as I am totally in love with this scheme now.

One issue I had while painting him was balancing the silver sections with the black sections.

As he's Deathwatch he has a silver left arm and shoulder. He also has silver mechanicals under his armor. I knew I wanted the left chest plate to be silver and it posed a problem for him, thanks to the grenade launchers on his belly. Those things are mostly silver and broke up the black armor quite a bit, in a weird way.

It was a quandary.

Luckily I was able to solve it by painting the ends of the grenade launchers as black armor. This, coupled with the other armor shrouds in the center of the body, fixed the color balance issue nicely.

One of my favorite touches on this model is the Macro Plasma Incinerator.

For the plasma coils I painted them with a touch of Lit glow in the dark pigments. After playing with the Lit for a bit I knew that I can't use it as a full coverage paint, but as an accent it works pretty nicely. Also once it is washed with green tone it blends the glow paint into the rest of the paint job and looks like a a regular highlight. Which means it doesn't look like there's some strange paste build up on it.

But, that's pretty much it for now, this guy was a really fun model to paint.

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