Night Lords Contemptor Dreadnought

Showcase: Night Lords Contemptor Dreadnought

Jason’s been working on a small project: wanting to paint all the Chaos Legion contemptor dreadnoughts! Here’s the last one: Night Lords. Read on for more…

For the last and final of the Chaos legion contemptor dreadnoughts, I had the Night Lords. I wanted to save this one for last as I had some ideas for the pose and was both nervous and excited to try out lightning.

First up, the claws. I really wanted this dread to have two claw fists but wanted them to stand out from the normal variants. I was really into the idea of getting the claws from the new Blood Angels themed contemptor, but ForgeWorld doesn’t sell them alone and couldn’t find any others. The next best thing were the claws from the Furioso Dreadnought (also Blood Angels). I was able to find these from a 3rd party bit seller and was good to go. Only requires a little bit of shaving/modification but otherwise they fit in pretty good.

Night Lords Contemptor Dreadnought


Night Lords Contemptor Dreadnought

Now, the lightning. I am both happy and unhappy with how it turned out. I need to get a bit better with brush control and thinning paints when working with details. But in some sections it came out really good. I started off with a thin acrylic ink to sketch out the lines, then built up the white a bit. Then went over with some blue Ghost Tint paint and then back again with the white. Definitely a technique I want to try out more in the future.

While the lightning wasn’t my favorite part, I am really pleased with how the skin came out. Simple base of Rakarth flesh with a mixture of washes from GW (crimson, violet and fleshshade).

Night Lords Contemptor Dreadnought
Right Side
Night Lords Contemptor Dreadnought
Left Side

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

And that’s it! All the traitor legion contemptors are complete (view them all here).
Now to start thinking about a diorama display…

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