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Kitbashed Dreff dread from AOBR Dreadnought

I’m taking a small break from my Sylvaneth this week and returning to my orks for a bit. I’m trying to make a dent in some of my assembled and purchased miniatures, lol. Probably not going to work, but a man’s gotta try, right?

I kitbashed this thing a long time ago from an Assault on Black Reach Dreadnought, some Meganob parts, and killa kan feet. I tried also a little bit of salt brush weathering with hairspray, but then I never actually went anywhere with it. This thing has been sitting in my shelf for the airbrushed for the better part of the year, and I think it’s high time I got it finished.

Pictured above are some of the extra arms not in the earlier pic. I wanted to outfit it with the usual 3 power klaw, 1 flamer load out, so the extra kan arms were attached on where the dreadnought exhausts were.

As you can see, I also airbrushed the blue and the yellow stripe (to keep with my Brotherhood of Steal), and did some basic masking (where it made sense).

I then did the rest of the colours, laying down the metals, and blocking with the accent colours. I ended up painting the metals a solid gun metal and bronze, but I don’t know if I should have airbrushed, keeping the brown underneath instead.

What do you guys think?

I continued with the detail work, washing down and rehighlighting the metals, and doing the same for the red and hazard stripes above.

In the 1 year gap I didn’t paint it, I lost the face plate I was going to use for the deff dread. So like any proppa big mek, I just looted my bits box. I came out with… I think one of the banner bits from the freebooters kit?

I couldn’t be bothered to air prime just a small bit, so I just slathered a bit of white primer, then gave it a crazy coat of contrast gore grunta fur to grunge it up.

Maybe too grungey? 🙁 I repainted it over with a grey-green, keeping some striper brushstrokes for texture. Unfortunately, I rushed through this so didn’t get any WIP photos.

You’ll just have to settle for the complete pics.

What do you think?

I have to admit it’s not by best work, but hey. It’s complete, and it’s something.


Singapore’s resident Press Ganger, that is, the man to go to for Privateer Press’ WARMACHINE, and HORDES. Kakita also dabbles in Games Workshop’s WARHAMMER FANTASY and WARHAMMER 40K lines.

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