Sunday, 31 May 2020

Alpha Legion`Mad Cat´ed Deredeos



Ever since I first saw the `Mad Cat´ converted Deredeos I fell in love with them. And about a year ago I finally started to convert some for my self.
The biggest change on these compare to a box standard Deredeo is the added leg parts that comes from a Imperial Guard Sentinel. So unfortunately two Sentinels had to give their lives so these beast could see the light of day. At least I get some extra bits to the bitbox besides these cool looking models.

I used the excellent guide from the Powerfisted blog: https://www.powerfisted.com/?p=293 to build the miniatures.
Im nowhere near as talented converter as him and got some rather blunt edges and cuts but hopefully you cant see most of the mistakes after they are painted.

I added lots of details from pressmoulded greenstuff using the excellent instant mould technique ( http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/reusable-blue-stuff/8-blue-stuff-mold-8-bars.html ) from extra bits and pressmoulds of Alpha Legion markings from the regular Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought.






The miniatures are painted using airbrushed Vallejos Metal Colours as a base pre-shade, these are extremely good metal colours https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/Category/hobby/metal-color-en/
I then airbrushed the excellent "Candy paint" from Tamiya, a mixture of candy blue and candy green in different layers to get that nice blue-green tint Im after.
I have also used oils and pigments in the later stages of these miniatures.










The ammo drums on this Deredeo comes from and oooold Leman Russ, it use to hold the sidesponson weaponry.


Some details on the magnetised secondary weaponry, a twin linked heavy bolter or twin linked heavy flamer.




 Here are some detailed pictures on the bases and their legs.






These bad boys are huge, the will look impressive on the tables in the future.







And just for fun... I added Flourecent paint from Vallejo on optics, lights and on the plasmaglow. Besides being a bright colour it shines in UV light...








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