Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DreadTober 2017 is Upon Us
It is time once again for the DreadTober challenge. I am pleased to join in the fun again this year by pledging a Grey Knight Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight. This is a new unit in the 8th edition Grey Knight codex which released in August. I have assembled and primed already two nemesis dreadknights, and this new HQ model will round them out nicely. I will need all of October to paint the darn thing so I'm getting a leg up by assembling and converting (lightly) the new model in advance while I also try to finish my Deathwatch Captain w/Jump pack. So far I have the knight's legs assembled. I need to put some thought into the conversions I want to manage in order to make this new model stand out as a Grand Master of the Grey Knights.
I have the recent White Dwarf where a studio conversion is described using the torso and head from Voldus. I have the actual Voldus model already built and based however, and I don't to carve that model up nor have his doppleganger in the dreadknight suit. So I'll go another route for my conversion. The studio conversion still serves as some inspiration though.
In spite of the conversion challenges, I'm excited to join in this fun challenge once again. I had a great time last year with my Deathwatch dreadnought. This year's challenge will help me get a kick start on my Grey Knights who have languished built, primed (in most cases) and unused in their foam trays for the better part of a year or more until some recent work on new characters from the recently released codex. The dreadknight GM appears to be a strong HQ choice for the army as well as a fun centerpiece. There must be a cool custom base...with more cork! :) I'll be busy.
Hang back with me in the coming weeks to find out more on how the progress continues, and hit up the DreadTober 2017 blog to check out all of the fun as well. And if you are so disposed, think on joining up with the challenge while there is still time...
Cheers and Happy Gaming!