This is why I've decided to upgrade my first Contemptor Dreadnought (which you may recognise from the early days of this blog) to be more evil and more detailed. One of the plus points of the Contemptor is the large number of flat surfaces, ideal for freehand work or as a surface for details to be added. I have started to add a Greenstuff boarding around the shoulders. One will have a gemstone incorporated into it (left shoulder). I have also added a 'third eye' like on Forgeworld's Thousand Sons Dreadnought, which many of my ideas are being inspired by. A mark of Tzeentch was added to the knee, to represent the upgrade I often take.
Also, it isn't really a chaotic dreadnought without trophies, right? I didn't want to go overboard, I just wanted a little something to hint at the evil within the chassis of the beast. Skulls on chains: there we go. I added some to one of the legs. I felt this met the quota of 'enough evil to make a point'. The skulls are from GW kits, and the chain was taken from very very cheap jewellery. Some necklace from pound land. Although it isn't my first choice, the chain is quite suitable for modelling usage, and for £1 from a pound land (try dollar stores in the US) it's hard to argue with the price.
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