A few years back, Greg over at Greggles Tabletop/Feed your Nerd pulled this community event together called DreadTober. It was basically paint a Dreadnought model during October challenge but for me it was the first time participating in anything like that. I thought it was a ton of fun. The sense of community was great.
Next year the event was hosted by Joe over at Broken Paint Brush, I dived in converting a Contemptor Dreadnought but unfortunately I lost steam and never finished the model. I should pick it up again. It’s a quite cool conversion actually. I can’t even remember if I even attempt anything last year. I sure didn’t finish anything. Slowly the memory of the first years magic faded.
But a few days ago I stumbled on the DreadTober 2018 blog (dudes, you should migrate over to WordPress to make it easier for me to follow the blog) and decided to give it a go. I pledged to paint Old One Eye.
Here’s my first WIP of the legendary Alpha bug. After some serious rebuilding I got him up and running. It was a lot of work getting him to this stage, I had to pull all of his arms, head and top carapace piece. Pull the bits off other models, dig deep into the bitzbox and even green stuff a bit here and there. You can’t tell any of this by looking at the model so I’m pleased. I just primed and given him a quick base coat of Zandri Dust. I’ll painting him in my Hive Fleet Baba Yaga scheme (the Warriors behind are one step ahead in the process).
Keep it burning!