Hello Dreadtober-teers, well I completed this! And a cheeky bonus Character with the Scion Sir Hekhtur the Chainbreaker who rides this steed. It was a good project to get finally completed and off the to-do pile.
Dreadtober is an annual event held over the month of October where hobbyists pledge to do a dreadnought-sized model from the to-do pile and get it finished, starting 1st Oct and completing 31st Oct (Halloween/All Hallows Eve) with lots of progress shots and encouragement along the way :) and I like to partake in Dreadtober, and have done for a few years. Next week I will put up a photo of all my Dreadtober pledges.
I did the under endo-skeleton in dark greys and blue highlight and the armour panels in Leadbelcher basecoat, with a gold trim. I deviated from the box art on the shins and shoulder pauldrons and the head has a silver panel on the cheek to link into the silver armour more.
Canis Rex is armed with the mighty Thunderstrike Gauntlet called "Freedom's Hand" a relic weapon, and a pintle mounted Multi-Laser.
I was particulary happy with the base, the rocks look realistic, black, drybrushed grey, washed with contrast Shylish Purple and drybrushed Karak Stone and Ushabti Bone.
I added a suitable decal to the rear of the banner and added a spare wolf head motif in the centre. The reactor core gets its brass housing I have on all my other Knights and power cables are characteristically green like across all my imperial forces.
The main ranged firepower comes from a Las Impulsor and a secondary Multi-Laser, I look forward to using the Las-Impulsor to tear heavy armour apart.
The shoulder Pauldron designs, the Aquilla motif to show his allegiance.
Sir Hekhtur Cerberan pilots the unique Imperial Knight Preceptor "Canis Rex", a Freeblade known as "the Chainbreaker," who was once a scion of House Cerberan, which ruled the Knight World of Randoryn Alpha. After his homeworld and house fell to conquest by the Heretic Astartes of the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion, Sir Hekhtur prayed to the Emperor for a miracle while the Chaos Space Marines tortured him.
His prayers were answered when his Knight Preceptor's Machine Spirit activated his war machine on its own and aided him in his escape. Now Sir Hekhtur and Canis Rex travel the galaxy, seeking to free all those in the Imperium who have been oppressed by Chaos and more mundane tyrants alike.
Sir Hekhtur is armed with a Archeotech Pistol, to represent that I used a Heresy-era Plasma Pistol.
Cheers, and great work to all the Dreadtober-teers this year, thanks for the inspiration and the Dreads! And not forgetting it was run by Marc (Old School Gaming
) so a massive thanks to him for keeping the hobby event alive for another year! And thanks to the founder Greggles, and Joe B and Todd (Sincain40K
) and Joel (Mordian7th
) for their contributions through the years too. See you next year Dreadtober-teers and next week for a recap of now Seven years Dreadtober!
Cheers, Siph (30pts - Imp Knight and Character)