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Dreadtober – To the end

At the end of Episode Seven I was steaming along. Dreadtober has been a huge abount of fun and has really reinvigorated me hobby mojo.

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Finished the detailing on the front.

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Painted all the bone area across the back as well. I am really happy with the end product. Through #DREADTOBER I’ve seen some really cool painting and conversions as detailed at Feed Your Nerd.

Regrettably, I fell short of the goal. My Helbrute is incomplete. At about midnight on November 1st, I declared my public shame.

It’s so close but even a Herculaneum three hour painting session on Saturday night couldn’t get me across the line. At the end of Dreadtober, the close combat arms are about half finished. However, I have completed the body and also the base. I have done more painting in the last thirty one days than I have in six months and seen some pretty cool miniatures along the way. I even experimented with a technique I have never used.

My favourite part of Dreadtober was being able to see the progress of my fellow Dreadtober-ians. Everyone knows that painting to a deadline is a great way to get stuff done and we should all know that it’s that much more enjoyable to be sharing the deadline with a heap of like-minded individuals. So thanks to Greg and Todd for setting the challenge. It has been a blast, even if I didn’t quite get there!

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For those keeping score, I will get the Helbrute finished and photographed in the next couple of days.


  • Even though you aren’t calling it complete yet, it still looks mighty awesome!

  • Todd Sherman

    Nice work man! Can’t wait to see it all wrapped up 8).. DreadTober was just getting people together so there really isn’t a deadline.. just keeps the hobby moving .. Gald you took part and had a good time!

  • So close, yet so far away… I consider a major hobby victory that you got that much time in! I agree completely that it was a very fun and motivational exercise, and seeing everyone’s work come together was a blast.

  • Thanks, gents! It has definitely been massively encouraging to be involved and despite not finishing, it was cool seeing what everyone else was doing too.

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  • Congrats on the work you did complete! He is looking fantastic – I like the power weapon glow on his pincer hand.

    • I didn’t know how much fun it is to be part of something like this. So many great Dreads and hobbyists to keep you motivated! I ONLY have to finish off the other CCW and then I can call it finished. Thirteen (and counting) days after the end of DREADTOBER!!!!

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