Showcase: Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought

Jason’s been working on a small project: wanting to paint all the Chaos Legion contemptor dreadnoughts! Next up: Iron Warriors. Read to find out more …

I’ve been having a lot of fun painting Death Guard and Thousand Sons chaos minis but have always wanted to try painting the other legions. Without starting entire new armies, I decided to pick up a FW Contemptor Dreadnought from each of them. I’ve already painted the Death Guard and Thousand Sons versions for the paint off challenge we had last year.

The next one on my list was the Iron Warriors. I’ve had this buffable Mr. Color Dark Iron paint (check out my tutorial) I’ve been wanting to use again and figured the Iron Warriors would be the perfect opportunity. Overall, this took about two days to paint and was so much fun from start to finish!

Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought
Front View
Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought
Back View
Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought
Left Side


Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought
Right Side

Since I’ve released this post, I’ve also uploaded a 4K video showcase to Youtube, check it out!

For all three that I’ve done so far, I’ve magnetized their weapons and their feet, so I can eventually do a diorama featuring all of them when complete.

Here’s the current family portrait…

Chaos Legion Contemptor Dreadnoughts

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