“The Last Stand” – Ultramarine Ironclad Dreadnought
My local club Leicester Phat Cats recently held a Horus Heresy Dreadnought painting competition and I couldn’t resist throwing my hat into the ring. The club has some great painters so I knew it would be a good competition! In fact, this is the second competition of (hopefully) many, I took 2nd place with Perturabo earlier in the year.
I wanted to tell a story with the piece rather than simply paint a Dreadnought. My idea was to have the model in the heat of battle, being overrun and making a last stand. It’s taken a blow to one of it’s legs while walking forwards. Immobilised it’s now emptying the remainder of it’s ammunition before it’s inevitably taken down. The invasion of Calth seemed a fitting setting for the piece, and of course lots of battle damage was required.
Overall I’m pretty happy with it. I think the scratches on the armour could be done better however the overall feel of the model I think works really well.
Now I play the waiting game to see the results of the competition…