Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod Showcase - Bit of custom work.

Hey dudes,

Not really been so stoked about a dedicated transport before, but this is a huge kit! I did a bit of custom stuff with the chains, skulls and icons, shaved off the aquillas on the doors and added some of my angle-studs to the doors.

The paint job is actually something I am kinda proud of, it's the first time I have really done any airbrushing gradients properly on a vehicle, it's not perfect but I think it turned out ok. I put a heap of the Cthonian gang symbols around the base of the pod at Marine head height, like they are doing it before the pod drops and the big guy goes into battle.

Weathering post paint work was composed of sponge chipping, weathering pigments, pin washes and streaking, airbrushed scorch marks from the turbine on to the top fins and also airbrushed and streaked scorch marks from the bottom of the pod up. I wanted to have a balance of weathering so that it could be placed down with the doors shut or open and look appropriate to each format.

The new FW decals are great, the eye and chain ones are a little too cartoony as was pointed out by John from The Painting Bunker but with a bit of chipping and some filters I think they look pretty decent. 

Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod
Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod
Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod
Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod
Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod
Sons of Horus Dreadnought Drop Pod

So all of that work was for the Leviathan to step out of.. I should have him done tonight or tomorrow at the latest, here's a preview of the big fella:

In contrast to the pod, I feel like I really nailed the gradients on the torso for that styalised look. I think it was pretty important to get a bit of contrast going as they are huge flat areas on his chest.


NafNaf said…
Lovely stuff matey. Weathering looks fantastic, love the contrast between the red dust and green armour you get
Thanks mate, I like it too, looks a bit extreme when I first put it on but it had grown on me a lot.

Cheers for checking in!

Joe B said…
Beautiful work on it! The weathering and details look fantastic. I love the little chains and ornaments.
Darien Vasco said…
Beautiful work! Looks great!

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