posting from work
"hoping for a lion fish dread"
Sorry, he's not going to be a lionfish :P Though that does give me an idea for a potential Slaaneshi or Tzeentch Dread...hmm...for a long time I've been considering making a highly-converted 'matched set' of Chaos Terminators, one for each of the Dark Gods and one Undivided, just to test my conversion and painting abilities in different styles; it would be fun to make some other styles of Chaos Dreadnought, too. Gah. Must stay focused. Too many ideas, not enough hours in the day!
"it beats the forge world dread by a mile!"
Erm, thank you, although I don't know if he's that good. Yet. I am intending with this guy to produce a Nurgle Dread that can easily hold its head up in the company of the FW ones, though...I love them, but have been wanting to make my own statement on how a Nurgle Dreadnought can look for some time now. I actually have the original FW Death Guard Dread sitting in a box, which will at some point get assembled; however, I'm even converting that to personalise it more. He'll be a lascannons-and-missile-launcher long-range killer, as opposed to Vvornth's CC-and-infantry-grinding combat load.
I think I got kind of burnt out on doing the Spawn squad for that competition; I really like the resulting beasties I came up with, but concentrated so hard on it - and to a deadline, to boot - that it did become more of a job and less of a labour of love (as I think someone pointed out somewhere in the labyrinthine depths of this thread). I'm feeling really psyched about doing this Dread, though, very much as though my batteries have been recharged and the creative juices are flowing at full pelt again. Having done troops pretty much exclusively, I'm enjoying doing something a little different - I see a Dread very much as more like a super-Terminator, closer to a troop than a vehicle, given that what it is is essentially a person given a mechanical body.
And that enthusiasm is helping with the scratchbuilds I'm working on, too...more on those when I have pics that are worth posting. At least one of those is a Nurgle...thing.