Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

Showcase: Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought

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

For my sixth Chaos legion contemptor dreadnought, I picked the Alpha Legion. I’ve been keeping this guy on the sideline awhile while I contemplated how I wanted to approach the color scheme. I really liked how the metallic armor turned out on my  Thousand Sons dread, but I definitely wanted the color to be different. I had thoughts of mixing transparent paints a bit but couldn’t quite find the recipe I liked.

I ended up using the Terradon Turquoise contrast paint from Games Workshop. It was the first time using any of the contrast paints and I rather enjoyed using it. It definitely sprayed differently than the Badger Ghost Tints – thinner and easier to spray and the color shifted darker and more contrast than the ghost tints. Even better, I was able to use it as a wash in the nooks of the armor to deepen the colors.

I recorded the process and will have a tutorial video “soon”. He’s magnetized to the base as well as the weapon arms like the previous dreadnoughts.

Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought
Front View
Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought
Back View
Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought
Right Side
Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought
Left Side

As if photos didn’t do it enough justice, I also took a 4K showcase video…

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