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ok so i was wondering how i could make my dreadnought look extra fierce and unique. i'm thinking of som kind of simple conversion to make it look ancient and scary to the opponent. i was thinking maybe using the demony looking mask from the defiler, but i way not end up doing that since battlewaggon bits doesnt offer that bit. any way, suggestions are welcomed.
I'm not sure how to make it look more fierce or scary looking. But to make it stand out more, you could use some bits from Forge World, like the inferno cannon or some different type of weapons then you would normally see on a GW made dreadnought.
I'm planning on buying a dreadnought and some weapons for it from FW, then going to create a huge thunderhammer instead of its powerclaw close combat weapon. Goin to add alot more heavy weapons to it, only can use the AC and the Hammer legally, but it will look alot cooler with all those weapons on it.
Heres a pic of my dread with a defiler head.
I would suggest a more imposing dreadnought close combat weapon, like a giant saw blade or chainsaw. Also skulls and dead bodies impaled on your dreadnought would make it look more terrifying.
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well i think it is rather hard to make a dreadnaought wih missile launcher look terrefying..
Well to make a model scary try doing up it's base with something unusually gruesome. Body parts, entrails from the Zombie sprue maybe or just lots of corpses from the army you're intending to scare. A hideous gore slattered metal monster will surely mark it out as nastier than the average Dreadnought. You could also make it look old and battered. Model deep gouges in it to make it look like an ancient veteran is inside the Dreadnought.
Perhaps you could even have a dead friendly model being crushed underfoot. This will help to show it is brutal and totally uncaring towards anything. If your Dreadnought is incorparting a daemonic head then maybe indications as to how the daemon was summoned could help. A sacrificed victim hanging from it. Again the Zombie sprue can provide that or you could have a model from your main opponents army strung up like a chicken on the Dreadnoughts hull, their heart ripped out in a degenerate ritual.
I've had a few ideas on how to make another dread that looks fierce. 1 of those ideas was more chaos, so I'll purge those thoughts now. One thing you could do is make a stub sticking out of its right or left shoulder, so its weapon could be put there, then make a conversion from the missle launcher, removing the missle part, and making a combat arm with something like... that deadly ork powerfist/claw thing. It wouldnt have much effect on models effectiveness, but it would look scarier
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Just a quick idea. For something a little more unusual you could grab the green stuff and do some good ol' custom alterations. One thing that comes to mind is fire. You could green stuff flames coming from the gaps in the dreadnought's armour (the points where the arms join to the body, or where armour plates meet). When you paint this fire, ensure you paint it differently from other flame (maybe like the chaos flames from Dawn of War). This would give the dreadnought a truely infernal edge, as if flames were bursting from inside, generated by the daemons that circle and live within the dreadnought. You could also give him a blazing banner and have the ground on his base on fire (this could even represent the wrecker strategem in CoD).
Other stuff like trophies from fallen victims and replacing the DCCW for something a little nastier are also good. Good luck with the dread mate, any chance of posting pics when it is finished?
When I altered my dread I wanted a more imposing, old-fashioned looking machine, like a hard old battleship. I replaced the front of the missile launcher with a gun from the old Empire steam tank, put chaos bits on the exhausts at the back and a kind of spiky metal halo over the top. He's also got some trophy heads to make him look old and as if he won't be taking any prisoners.
You can't see it on the picture, but the front panel comes away, and there's a wired-up dead marine inside. If you made a good job of the pilot, the dread would look much more intimidating.
Ive seen a couple of dreads that were made to look taller by using washers at the joints of the arms legs etc. Maybe just build the base up to make the whole model more imposing.
Dude. It's either simple or unique. Tick a box.