Sons of Horus Contemptor Dreadnought

Showcase: Sons of Horus Contemptor Dreadnought

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

For my eight Chaos legion contemptor dreadnought, I picked the Sons of Horus. I’ll be honest, I was looking forward to painting this one the least. Maybe because the Legion/ paint scheme didn’t really make the transition to 40k? Not really sure.

BUT! I probably had the most fun painting this dread. So many details, completely different scheme overall to my previous dreads, the list goes on. I’ve been a big fan of Dorn’s Arrow’s Sons of Horus on Instagram and he has this awesome tutorial where he broke down his own recipe and alternative colors to be used. After much debate, I ended up going with the color named for the chapter, Sons of Horus green from Games Workshop (air range).

This was also the first model I’ve given oil paint washing a try. It works very similar to using AK Interactive Streaking Grime, which I use on all my Death Guard, but gives more color variations since it’s just oil paint. I used just straight Lamp Black for this and will definitely be using it from now on on future models.

Sons of Horus Contemptor Dreadnought
Sons of Horus Contemptor Dreadnought
Sons of Horus Contemptor Dreadnought
Right Side
Sons of Horus Contemptor Dreadnought
Left Side

Also, I shot a quick showcase video in 4K format…

Only one more contemptor left to finish for this project…

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