Thursday, August 13, 2009

Furioso Dreadnought Conversion

I made this Furioso Dreadnought out of two Assault on Black Reach plastic dreads and two Imperial Guard flamer arms from the Cadian sprue.

I added some skeleton parts from an old box of skeletal warriors.

I was quite pleased with how the Dreadnought turned out.

As I only used the Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon from the second AoBR Dreadnought, I have most of a plastic dread remaining. He is waiting for the time when I decide to reconstruct his arm in a suitable fashion.

I absolutely love the Furioso Dreadnought. When I decided to field one, I called GW to order one. It was out of stock. They told me it could take 4 weeks to re-stock.

Well, I simply could not wait that long. And so the motivation and inspiration to convert my two Multimelta/DCCW dreads into one Furioso was born.

Now that I have decided to re-base the entire army with the CD Plastic Urban Base, I am thinking of what to do with the dread's giant base. There is a lot of space with which to work. So, I can make this one really good, or quite detailed.

I must say that I enjoy doing a little extra bit of modeling or converting to make my models unique. It really doesn't take that much to add some character and uniqueness. A head swap here, an arm repositioned there. Throw in a kitbash and a heavy conversion, and you have a great looking army.


Raptor1313 said...

I think it's a sweet conversion, though the one thing that kinda sticks out is the full skeleton. It looks too...something. I'm not sure what kind of skeleton of a person it would be, since it's like 12 feet tall in scale.

That aside, Furiosos are sweet, nasty little pieces of kit. I dig the black and red paint job; it's well executed.

I'm kind of amused GW's even trying to sell regular dreads and Furiosos. It's far too easy to acquire an AoBR dread, part it out, get what you want for far less than the cost of a regular kit.

Albeit, the Ironclad at least has some bits going for it.

Anonymous said...

I really like the way the second CC weapon has been blended to the multi melta arm.

Sweet job.

I get what Raptor is saying with the Skele - you may be better off pulling it off and maybe trying to free hand some sort of deaths head or something.

Otherwise, bring on the gallons of blood that are sure to flow from any combat this thing gets into.

A Thousand Hats said...

This looks great!

I've been considering doing a similar thing myself but haven't got around to pulling the parts together.

I'm running a Venerable Dread as a mobile weapons platform in my current 1750 list but have been itching to give the Furioso a try.

You've done a fantastic job on getting al the bits to work together. Nice one!

Feldmarshal Goehring said...

This is what I really love about receiving your comments. We get more eyes on the conversion and have different perspectives for a fuller evaluation of the conversion.

The size and scale comparison of the skeleton never occurred to me. I suppose that I assumed it would match well since it is a GW Fantasy skeleton.

Thanks guys.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Feldmarshal Goehring said...

@Thousand Hats-> I think that if you try the Furioso, you will love it.

I have often tried to figure out how to work in a shooty dread for my army. The twin-linked lascannon and missile launcher combo would add some desired anti-tank.

But the furioso, I cannot go without him. Try one, you will like it.