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That's it really, how would you go about making a regular dreadnaught a GK dreadnaught. I'm looking for a book to attach to it. I figure I should attach way too many purity seals. I'm not really good at free drawing stuff for the symbol and all.....are there transfers?
try forgeworld ^_^
but if you really want to convert a normal one there was a WD article on it a few months back, if i can find it i'll tell you the ideas they came up with
Thanks, that'd be appreciated.
If you want a book to use, try the DA Master of the Ravenwing's book.
Also, the shields used by WHFB Empire Knights are very Imperium-ish. I use them for storm shields on my GK Terminators, but I think you could use them just as easily for a Dreadnought's heraldry and/or just cool additions.
If you really want to get spiffy, steal parts from the IK Warmachine line of Warjacks. They're like steampowered Dreadnoughts for a fantasy game, and one of the armies (the Protectorate of Menoth) is basically a religious knightly order. Hell, I actually have a Dreadnought that uses a Warmachine Warjack as a base with 40K weapons converted onto it. Their close combat weapons in particular are cool - they're usually actual robotic hands holding some archaic weapon. I've got a flail for mine.
I clipped off the twin Lascannon barrels from the weapon army and replaced it with the Ass Cannon from the Land Speeder Tornado, looks much beefier. I also then used the blade and hilt from a NFW Halberd and through the magic of green stuff, underslung it below the Ass Cannon.
I also used the top half of Tomb Guard (Tomb Kings) metal shields as Leg armour, because they look quite archaic if you trim them at the point where they become straight edged.
I used one of the old Rhino armour plates as a Sarcophagus plate, as the flat surface allowed me to freehand quite successfuly and looked bulkier but still had a view slot. If you get it wrong, just wipe the wet paint off with your thumb and try again until you're happy. I have converted all 3 of my Dreads, but only used 1 FW Plasma Cannon, everything else is hand-converted.
For a book, go to the uk games work shop sight, and see the dark angels master in a ravenwing landspeeder. From there you can buy a bitz book from the lanspeeder and use that.
loves the funeral for hearts.
Hmm.. if you trace the symbol onto plasticard and then cut it out, you could have a 3D icon..
But it'd need to be quite big, or you wouldn't be able to get the detail.. which might hinder things.. maybe you could have it as an icon mounted on a banner pole or something.
Throne of Judgement
The high backed seat is perfect to stick on top of a Dreadnought.
The engine looks very good on the back of a Dreadnought.
The lower part of the throne of judgement is some of the nicest legs you can get for your Dreadnought.
You get a bunch of banners to put literally anywhere, some can stick up above the Dread like the high backed seat.
Basically, you have enough bitz from this baby to make several dreadnoughts look special and with the right iconography too. You'll also get some nice parts for converting Inquisitors and retinue.
Some models from the Inquisitor range has lots of components for Dreadnoughts too, as the Inquisitor range has a scale of Dreadnoughts. Inquisitor Tyrus stands out, as you can easily make him into a dreadnought with the right legs and arms.
For my two converted dreadnought I took the legs and feet of a sentenial walker. I glued the feet only into place. Then I took the torso of the sentenial and glued the feet on the torso only. Not the feet slots. This gives me the option of taking out the whole upper body for easyer transporation. Then I took the ankle gaurds off a regular dreadnought and glued them on the lower leg part of the sentenial leg. Then I took the body of the dread (just the square part with the sarcoughogus/the two arm sides and the engine sides, mounted it on top of the sentenials torso. It fit snuggly into place. Next you'll notice the arms are attached straight to the side of the dread I cut off the two pieces of the plastic that the arms attatch to. Then I rolled a piece of green stuff into a straight line. I cut it into small pieces and attached it too the arm which it was to go on to. This swings the arms out more and gives the dreadnought a look of motion. For particular weapon conversions I took the CC weapon arm and attached the dozer blade claws and put them on the "fingers" of the arm. This makes it look like the arm fits more with the body. I did the same thing with the other side with different weapons of course. If you feel really creative you can take off the front sarcoughogus plate and attach the SOB pentitent engine driver on the front. This gives you to make up extra fluff for the vehicle saying for example: Gale the Scourge of daemons still wants to smites his foes and wants to see them die or whatever. Just add some purity seals and other such things and your done.
get a chaos defiler (or order the legs... and mabye... MABYE to torso) then order som sentinal or Penetant engine legs, get some dread/sential arms/guns, be creative about the head, play shuffle and get yourself the MECHANICAL DRAGON!...
i wish i had money... else i would make it myself and show ya a pic. but i dont so sorry.
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