Friday, 8 July 2016

30k Alpha Legion: Dreadnought Drop Pod

Hey everyone,


So I have been busying myself behind the scenes despite few painting updates of late. I now have all of my infantry painted for my planned 1850 points force of Alpha Legion! But I'm waiting to set them up for some properly decent photos before I show you the finished bunch. Today instead we have my work on my dreadnought drop pod.

As you'll not doubt be aware I am going for a very battle worn look on these guys so a drop pod, blistering through the atmosphere as they do, was always going to be a good place to go to town with beating the shit out of a model. Here are the fruits of my labour so far!








Still a bit to do, but on the home stretch right now. I've no doubt I could have done some things better but overall I'm happy with how it is pulling together. I had a real crisis of faith half way through when I thought it looked like a dog turd cooking in the summer sun, but those extra layers as you build to the end has started to pull it together as a piece. 

Thoughts and help are, as always, welcome :)

Peace out,

Rob

18 comments:

  1. I love how battered it looks! Great stuff!

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  2. Looking nice as always - I can guarantee I will not be attempting one of these for my heresy stuff! Normal 40k ones are bad enough but I've heard lots of horror stories about the bigger version!

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    1. Well they've got more expensive points wise so another reason to steer clear! Vile things to build mate.

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  3. I like the lights on the ramps; great idea!

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    1. Thanks neverness, I saw it done on some google images and it does give a nice pop

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  4. Lovely work! Really dig the OSL on the lamps - good stuff!

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    1. Cheers dude! Still trying to get up to your level!

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  5. That came out nice, the OSL was a nice touch. Have you darkened it from the bottom up or is that just shadows?

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    1. I've started darkening it from the bottom up but have a lot more to do

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  6. That is a beaut of a pod. One day I'll have an actual one, instead of just using my standard drop pod like an el cheapo!

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    1. Haha thank Greg! When you have as big a collection as you do I don't think you can be all el cheapo :P

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  7. Nicely done. I just got two of them in the mail myself. That is an intimidatingly weighty kit. Hopefully gonna have the SW one ready to go for a Tournament next weekend, but who knows if it's actually gonna happen.

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    1. They are so heavy! Nah man, with your output you definitely can :)

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