So many of you will be aware of the Dreadtober Event that the esteemed Greggles ran last year and is being run by Joe B this year. I'm not actually partaking in the event proper, mostly because I had no plans to paint a dreadnought during October! However in my boredom last night I decided to pull the first part of my secret (and now not so secret) project off the to-do pile and crack on with it!
Sometimes during the hobby you have great big lulls in motivation and barely paint or build a thing for quite extended periods of time. My Death Company crippled me around November last year for a good solid month after trying to do too much to a deadline.
Last night on the other hand I was a veritable wizard it felt like! And so in 3 hours of solid work whilst listening to deliverance lost (Heresy Audiobooks are brilliant for painting) I finished off Rylanor the Unyielding.
His pose is inspired by a part of the Galaxy in Flames novel that covers the Istvann III massacre. It talks of Rylanor stood atop the Prefector Palace immune to the world eater virus due to his proof sealed contemptor class dreadnought armour. I have imagined him pointing his fist to the traitors as they land following the fire storm, promising them death and retribution.
A few shots I took whilst the arms were drying followed by the whole shebang:
Thoughts on a post card :)