Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
ok heres the deal. i dont like dreadnaughts, tactically.
but i love the thousand sons dreadnaught model, and just recieved one for my birthday.
what i want to do is use him as a defiler and just add the legs.
does anyone know how best to do this? the only thing is, how would one get around the body being smaller than the defiler's? i suppose i could just shoulder mount or groin mount the battlecannon.
I reckon the best thing to do here would be to use a defiler assembled as usual, but without the "torso". Then (I don't have a FW dreadnought, so I am not sure how easy this would be) take the legs off of the Dread, leaving the groin attached, then attach the remaining Dread to the defiler legs, and give it a shoulder mounted cannon.
Alternately, you could use the four basic defiler legs and attach them in place of the Dreadnought's legs, and then use the remaining pair of front legs to do something like a tech marine servo harness. This would have the "front" legs attached to the back of the dread so that they came over its shoulders, with either a battle cannon on one and the twin autocannons on the other, or have both legs almost as one, lifting the battlecannon between them.
One final idea: With the Thousand Sons being somewhat magical, you could just claim the battlecannon shot was actually some kind of spell, and so not need to show the thing at all.
Hope some of that's helpful.
Right, using my amazing skills on paint, I have come up with a concept pic of my "servo Harness" idea:
This is just the "front" arm off the plastic defiler, an IG Leman Russ battlecannon (find a friend with a Leman Russ demolisher variant, as it doesn't use the battelcannon!), and a chaos dreadnought shoulder (for size comparisson). Obviously, the real thing would have a better pose, but it should give you an idea what I meant.
wow thanks alot, good ideas. ill definately keep those in mind.
- forge world makes parts for a flame gun and a autocannon arms for the dreadnought, you could use these as thier secondary weapons.
- take the defiler battle cannon and model it somehow on the dreadnought(maybe onto of it)
you can get the defiler battle cannon here:
That is not dead which may eternal lie,
for in strange aeons even death may die.
both of you should consider your ideas officially stolen, and i dont even play chaos (but i need a head from the defiler for another project anyway, so win win if you ask me)
92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you are part of the 8% who still listen to real music, copy and paste this into your signature.
Prog rock FTW!
You'll get no objections from me (after all, that's what my ideas are there for), but I would like to see pictures when you finish!
so the general concensus is that the dreadnaught body would not look too small on the defiler carriage?
Well I think that you should not go with a typical Defiler look. I think you should make it totally unique. When I first read you idea, the thing that came to mind was Doctor Octopus.
The inspiration would be that Chaos throughout the mellineum have claimed many space marines for the service of the dark lords. Why not a Dreadnaught Defiler Spawn, as I would call it. I would actually keep the dreadnaught body/legs. I would add a defiler cannon to the chest of the dreadnaught. Use some green stuff to make it look like i burst out of the armor. I would give him some sort of arms coming out his back with an array of claws and what not. Now where the arms go that is up to you. I am not familiar with the weaponry of the defiler but you could just use the dreadnaught arms to represent them, just confert them to give them a Chaosy feel ya know.
Anyway thats what I think, hope you can understand what im trying to describle. Good luck!
Kendo's DA's, Eldar, and stuff WIP
Dark Angels: W-22 D-4 L-5 High Elves W-8 L-1