I couldn't blame you if you forgot I have a Rogue Trader era Ultramarines army. Whenever I manage to recover all my old pics from the Tinypic disaster I will be able to proof what I'm saying.
Well, the point is that I have recovered a piece from oblivion. I got this RT era Dreadnought some years ago (four? five?) at the Oldhammer Forum. I've finally decided to paint it! About time!
|Wow, that's large|
I never had a RT Space Marine Dread back in the day, and I really fancied to paint one. I'm afraid I have few things to tell, as the paintjob is pretty straightforward. Lots of blue (and different layers of highlighting)...
|I opted for bone white instead of a cold colour|
...and then lots of tiny details to make it look proper oldschool. I remembered I had these decals and I decided to use a few. First time in... well, many, many years!
I didn't want to weather it or to add rust/dirt/whatever. Though tempting, I thought it would be better to stick to the pure RT aesthetics. With that in mind, I decided to add a back banner, as no Rogue Trader project is complete without one. I didn't want to bring more blue to the model, it was maybe too much. But then I got an idea.
I blatantly stole other people's idea for I know no shame. I took some slight inspiration from Curis' recent Techmarine back banner, as I thought it really worked.
|That's the only base I had that fitted this monster|
|It's never too late to have one of these within your ranks|
Look at the size of this beast:
|No, it's not a Codex cover|
|Well, someone's asking for a repaint, uh?|
|Excuse me, may I have this dance?|
So here it is, a Contemptor Class Space Marine Dreadnought (commonly known as Chuck). Yup, this is a Contemptor, not that... thing that is sold nowadays.
My favourite Dread of all times has always been the Second Edition one (the one from a couple of pics above), but I have to concede this one has its own particular charm, as strange it may sound. I may repaint mine (though not in the near future, I have enough projects!), but I have some more stuff to do in the meantime! Stay tuned!