So the first Invitational of Iron Sleet has finally been announced. Huzzaah! I personally can’t wait to see what amazing stuff all the participants will be showing to us. This will be grand!
Here’s my own plan for the challenge.
This is going to be a perfect opportunity for me to give a much needed boost for my slowly growing showcase Red Corsairs project (which is two Renegade Astartes at the moment…) and explore the depths of their ranks with even wider perspective. My plan is to make a set of three very different kind of characters for the lot. Where their physical forms will differ quite a lot from one to another, their postures and general aesthetics will be telling a narrative and tie them together. I will be revealing more about each one of them during the process, so keep an eye for this blog.
Long story short, please allow me present the first WIP character of my Invitational, the Dreadnought.
There’s still very much to do, but the key elements are already there; pose, sarcophagus, evil claws etc. More spikes, a lot more skulls and much much more fine tuning to follow.
As some of you might notice, this beast of war is very much inspired by one of Migsula’s wonderful Dreadknight conversions as well as many other Dreadnought/Dreadknight kit-bashes out there. I could not help myself but to give it a try and make a similar version for my Red Corsairs project. The height of the Dreadknight along with its long agile limbs make it a perfect candidate for the upscaled Dreadnought, something that will look like a real dread when finished.