Hey folks, it's Blood Angels weekend with even more red armour today! I just finished the Contemptor Dreadnought from the Betrayal at Calth set. Painting "Vorlois" was a real blast. Make sure to check out all the pictures after the jump.
While painting the model was really fun, I couldn't help to notice it shortcomings. It's great to have a plastic Contemptor Dreadnought, but GW's decision to squeee the model into one sprue really shows on the legs. There are long seams that need to be filled, the knee joints blend into the lower leg armour and the trim on the left leg becomes thicker than on the right. Apart from the arms there is no posability. And while the shoulder armour of the assault cannon arm is trimmed like the left arm, the multi-melta is not, which is pretty weird. Especially as it is shown trimmed on the box art and all the promotional pictures. Of course I needed to fix this.
All the golden trims and details fit the ornate Blood Angels style very well, nevertheless I added a couple more bits. The banner top comes from the Blood Angels chapter upgrade sprue, while the tear drop gem on the power fist is cut from a Blood Angels shoulder pad. The white skull insignia marks this Contemptor Dreadnough as part of the Blood Angels' first company. Actually this model isn't meant to be part of the Blood Angels legion during the times of heresy, but to be a part of my slowly growing Blood Angels collection from the 41st millenia.
I really like how this model turned out. Check out my Blood Angels tutorial to learn how I painted the red armour. How do you like it? Tell me in the comments!