Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought

I think this Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought model never made it to my gallery, which is a shame. I painted it in mid-2014, and it’s been posted to the internet, but because of the technical problems with our website it was never published here.

Well, now it is! 🙂

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought in blood rage
Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought in blood rage

Some background notes for my Contemptor dreadnought:

The concept for this paintjob was based on Blood Angels background. According to it some Blood Angels go into a kind of frenzy, called “red thirst“. I wanted to represent this state of mind with my painting, show the blood covering the world, in which everything can be a potential enemy and a sufficient reason to kill them. I tried to capture the madness and rage in this miniature. I hope it makes the concept easier to understand. 🙂

If you want to see some WIP shots of this model, feel free to check them out: Here‘s the one in which I collected some images to use as reference and inspiration. This one presents earlier stages of painting, without the gore and many freehand-painted details, as well as the base photographed separately. Finally this post shows some close-ups of freehand details that I applied later, but still before adding the blood.

Enjoy. 🙂