Monday, February 25, 2019

Miniature Monday: Chaplain Venerable Dreadnought

For this week's Miniature Monday I have the HQ of my Dreadnought army. He's a Forge World Chaplain Venerable Dreadnought, who I bought off of my friend Greg while at Adepticon 2018.

He was originally on a large fancy base, but due to issues with it and my display board for the Friendly at Adepticon I had to ditch it and come up with a different solution.

Let's take a look!

Greg had previously painted this guy for use in his army and I knew that I would end up having to repaint him to match my army and painting style. What I didn't know was how to strip paint off of resin, so I did something I normally would never do.

I primed him over his existing paint.

I was too worried about the paint stripper ruining the resin and since this model is now discontinued, if I had screwed it up I wouldn't have easy access to a replacement model.

He was painted in the standard way I paint all of my Deathwatch, which is black with a highlight of Stegadon Scale Green. It really makes the black more interesting and more fun to paint, since I'm not stuck in the drab world of black and grey.

Since he was taken from another army, in true Deathwatch fashion I kept him as a member of his former chapter. In this case, he's a Black Templar. Also, as was the case of the Primaris Intercessors and Librarian, I painted the chapter symbol by hand.

Freehand is a thing I've been slowly getting more and more into lately and I thank these chapter symbols for part of it. I've done a bit of freehand over the years, such as the recreation of John Carter of Mars and the portait of Lion el'Jonson, but now I'm getting to the point where I want to make it my next goal.

One of my favorite parts of this model was painting the wings on his chest. I painted them similarly to how I did the wings for the Chaplain of the Blood Angels army, with the brightest highlight being yellow rather than orange.

Also on these wings I gave them a bit of a feather texture, rather than a straight highlight and edge highlight.

Another nice part of this piece is the bone accents. They really break up the other colors nicely.

There are a few sections of the model where you can tell that the paint is built up more than usual. But there's really nothing I could do about it. Plus, as well as I try to make my models look, these are game pieces first and foremost. No one will ever notice it from 5 ft away on a game table.

That said, I'm very happy with how he came out. It could have been a horror show of issues.

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