Thor’s Workbench: Obliterator & Chaos Dreadnought

ObliteratorI’ve been taking a break from painting to get some much needed modeling done. I have a model I’ve been fielding as an Obliterator for many months that was in need of sculpting. I also recently acquired a Black Reach Dreadnought that needed some conversion and sculpting to fit in with my Chaos Marines.

First up a shot of the WIP Obliterator.

Obliterator WIP 1Obliterator WIP 2Obliterator WIP 3





At this stage it’s about 50% complete. I have to add on some more fleshy areas, get the weapon arm finished up and then add on some horns sprouting from some of the flesh.

Next we have the Dreadnought.

Chaos Dreadnought WIP 1I’m not sure how far along I am on this one as I’m letting creativity drive me. So, I have no defined end-goal with this one, just work on it until it feels done. I’m am trying to keep it simple though, no huge alterations, just let the small details pull it all together.


I began playing Warhammer 40K in 2006, and have been an avid player and hobbyist since then. I have also been blogging about 40K for almost as long as I've been playing it, having started Creative Twilight in 2009.

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  • Sean

    Nice work on the sculpting. Those skulls look particularly good.

    • Thanks.

      I’m getting better at the skulls, you should have seen my very first ones, but I’m still trying to master them. Getting the basic shape is easy but working in the small and subtle details is still troublesome for me.

    • khorneinquisitor

      I agree, skulls look really good. I need to get with you to find out how you did that…

      • They’re really not as hard as you might think they are.

  • JustHippie

    I’m surprised to see the dread with the rumors of it being gone in the new dex. Sculpting on him looks excellent!
    Are these Oblits going to be the same paint scheme?

    • I know the rumor you’re talking about. I don’t see Dreads going away at all. I can see them consolidating certain things into one slot, Dreads & Defilers, and then you choose within that slot. Know what I mean?

      Yep, same paint scheme as the other ones for the Oblit. This will put me at two units with 2 Oblits each. I need to get 2 more going to flesh them out to 3 per-squad.

  • I am liking that Dreadnought, dude, looks great.

    I am not sure on the Obliterators, the front shield thingy looks out of place.

    • Thanks.

      I’ll end up doing something to that shield, just haven’t figured out what yet.

      • Chaos symbol? legion symbol?

        Subject: [creativetwilight] Re: Thor’s Workbench: Obliterator & Chaos Dreadnought

        • Possible. Going to depend on what I can manage to sculpt in such a small area.

  • Looking good, as usual! I’m eager to see how the dread progresses.

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