30 Oct 2017

Dreadtober - Relictors Deredeo Dreadnought - Finished Showcase

Hello fellow Dreadtober-teers and one and all, thanks for dropping in. I am glad to say I have finished my Dreadtober 2017 pledge ahead of time, and I am quite chuffed with the result.
Check out the other participants progress in the sidebar link >>>> there have been some great pledges completed and great progress with others! Thanks to Greg, Joe and especially this year to Todd's great efforts making Dreadtober a highlight of the hobby year!
So, here is my completed Relictors Deredeo Dreadnought, they remind me of OCP's ED209 from RoboCop - so with that in mind, mine is protecting and serving, saving the wounded Brother Marine.
I tried out some 'Gamers Grass' products, here is the burnt grass small clumps, they add a nice texture and detail to the base, I also used some slate chips from my garden.
As with my Relictors force, I chose the spot colour of bone for the muzzles and yellow for the missiles. The weapon casings are also black like a lot of my vehicles.
I was lucky with the ammo belts, they fitted the guns and ammo magazines without too much bending or twisting, but I went for a horizontal shooting pose, anything more interesting these would need heat bending.
I quite like the braced position I achieved, the kit is fully poseable at knees and hips. I chose the foot on a rock pose as it was more 'action', stepping forward saving his wounded Brother.
I love the view showing all the four barrels! Looks awesome!
The finecast wounded Marine had damage to the forearm as well as the chest, foot and shoulder Pauldron. so I made the most of this wound with a blood trail as the Marine dragged himself towards the support lines, a bloody hand print on the rock beside the Dreadnought. I know fluff dictates the Astartes blood clots immediately, but maybe its a Daemon or Nurgle infested wound...
"Help me Brother..."

The UM knee pad emblem is to show that the Relictors acknowlegded the source of this relic Dreadnought from their forefathers, salvaged from a long forgotten heresy-era battlefield no doubt, for those who don't know - Relictors were created from the geneseed of DA and UM, a fact I like to hint at from other Dreadnought knee pads of my Relic Contemptor heresy-era Dreadnoughts the Relictors have also salvaged.
I also added a magnet to the Missile Launcher so if in the future I get a Shield Pavase, I can add that - like I would only buy a Pavase! lol.

So, thanks to all the Dreadtober-teers for their encouragement and support and to Todd for all the organisation this year. Thanks to you all for droping in, cheers, Siph.


  1. Oh that really is nice. Story telling with the wounded guy an' all. (whilst near insta-clotting is mentioned, on wounds of a certain size, the scabbing would start from the edge and work it's way in; so a large wound is still gonna bleed a bit....). Well up to your usual standards and I love the posing.

  2. That turned out looking awesome! Nice touch on the wounded guy also, so very cool! I love how intimidating and 'in your face'the big guns look.

  3. Great result! Congrats on the early finish. The story told with the fallen marine on the base really rounds out a great model that might otherwise appear fairly static on its own.


  4. Thank you all for your kind words. Looking forward to the Dreadtober showcase of everyone’s efforts.

  5. Very nicely done, man! I really dig how that turned out!

  6. Very nice man!! That's a lot of Dakka 8) .. the dude on the base is a very nice add!

  7. "Worry not brother, I will cover you!"

    Great posing and story telling behind that mini, well played in getting to the end of it.


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