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Dreadnought by Dutchkat Dreadnought by Dutchkat
Brother Incendia of my Salamander battle force.

A Space Marine Dreadnought is a large, walking tank which carries both powerful guns and lethal close combat weaponry, armoured to withstand all but the most powerful of enemy firepower and often relied on by Space Marine forces to tear an opening in enemy defenses. Each Dreadnought contains a living being, permanently interfaced with the machine through a form of mind impulse unit. Dreadnoughts are surprisingly agile, able to walk and balance with the ease of a living creature.

The pilots within Dreadnoughts are Marines who have suffered mortal wounds in battle, maimed and crippled beyond recovery - instead of being mercifully killed, the greatest heroes are instead given what is considered an honour of continuing to serve the Emperor past their normal life. Once interred within the Dreadnought, the Marine cannot leave the metal womb and is destined for a life of endless battle until destroyed. Some are so ancient their memories may extend back to the founding of their chapter and its earliest history. For this reason they are revered not just as powerful warriors but also as ageless forebears and living embodiments of battles fought long ago. If a dreadnought is destroyed, the Space Marines will fight to retrieve the armoured shell so that the occupant can be returned to the chapter's mausoleum for the long deserved final rest.5

Dreadnought machines themselves are ancient, the oldest dating back tens of thousands of years to the Age of Strife. Because the art of constructing them has been almost lost, Dreadnoughts are revered as rare machines.

Dreadnoughts are armoured with ceramite and adamantium, their muscles are formed of electro-fibre bundles and magna-coils. They are usually armed with weapons to suit a particular role, such as destroying other heavy armoured vehicles.

Although a Dreadnought can be damaged and disabled, it can survive unless the actual armoured tomb containing the occupant's form is destroyed. When not fighting, the Chapter's Techmarines will allow the fallen heroes to sleep away the centuries, until once more they are called to battle.
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BlokkStox Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Mooi werk. Die highlights zijn erg goed op dit modelletje. Vindt ook dat goud erg goed gedaan.
Dutchkat Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dank je, extreme highlights is ook wel een beetje mijn ding met de meeste 40K modellen ^^
Moet ook wel zeggen dat metaal kleuren met de nieuwe lijn Citadel verf ook een stuk makkelijker te doen zijn.
BlokkStox Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist

Ja die Highlights zijn in de tak van modelbouw die ik uitoefen niet echt gebruikelijk maar ik vindt het bij die Warhammer figuurtjes altijd een gaaf gezicht.


Ik ben ook een enorme fan van de Citadel metaalkleuren. Ik maak veel gebruik van Chainmail silver en Boltgun metal voor mijn militaire modellen. De beste metaalkleuren die er op de markt zijn. Droogt ook mooi en snel op.

ReinoutJansen Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice paintjob! Great work on the highlights!
Dutchkat Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you very much ^^
Boxy fella. Looks epicly awesome and you did a baller job on all the tiny details, haters be damned MYES. Real good job bro.
Dutchkat Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He also enjoys incinerating heretics and long walks by the beach.
Really dislikes haters XD

Thanks Six, I am quite happy with the results <3
Dutchkat Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cheers ^^
Nimtai Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goddamn you do amazing work on these Dutchy ..
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