Imperial Fists Forgeworld Contemptor Dreadnought and Librarian

One's a genetically engineered wizard from the future.The other is the crippled remains of a super soldier incarcerated in a robot body with rotary cannons for arms. Together they fight crime.

One’s a genetically engineered wizard from the future.The other is the crippled remains of a super soldier incarcerated in a robot body with rotary cannons for arms. Together they fight crime.

I finally got the Contemptor Dreadnought painted up! He’s armed with two Kheres-Pattern Assault Cannons (which are obviously magnetised in case I ever need to change the weapon load!). I tried to pose him as though he’s steadying himself about to fire, preparing for the massive recoil. Not sure how successful I’ve been on that front, but I’m still fairly pleased with him. I’m particularly pleased with how the transfers came out. This was actually the test model for the Knight that I painted – where I applied the transfers and sealed them before applying Quickshade and matt varnish. As they came out totally matt, I went and did the Knight and neglected to finish this, until now.

I’ve also finished a Librarian to go with the same army. He’s carrying the Bumper Book of Imperial Fists – that’s how you know he’s a Librarian! Adding these chaps to my existing force (using the 40k Codex: Space Marines) gives me around 2000 points! Just right for attending a certain tournament

I'm a big fan of contrasting colour schemes, hence the black and yellow. The red acts as a third 'spot' colour.

I’m a big fan of contrasting colour schemes, hence the black and yellow. The red acts as a third ‘spot’ colour.

I've added Polyfilla and bits from the old 40k basing kit to the base.

I’ve added Polyfilla and bits from the old 40k basing kit to the base.

The brutal looking Kheres pattern Assault cannons look perfect on the Contemptor chassis.

The brutal looking Kheres pattern Assault cannons look perfect on the Contemptor chassis.

All the markings come from the 40K Space Marine transfer sheet.

All the markings come from the 40K Space Marine transfer sheet.

I've used the Mortis head on this chap - maybe he'll shoot down some aircraft for me.

I’ve used the Mortis head on this chap – maybe he’ll shoot down some aircraft for me.

The Templar icons are present on many Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists and seem to refer to a Honour or order within the Legion. Either way, it allows me to use cool Black Templar bits on my Pre-Heresy Fists!

The Templar icons are present on many Pre-Heresy Imperial Fists and seem to refer to a Honour or order within the Legion. Either way, it allows me to use cool Black Templar bits on my Pre-Heresy Fists!

The only Pre-Heresy piece on this model is the Mk2 backpack, but I think it still fits.

The only Pre-Heresy piece on this model is the Mk2 backpack, but I think it still fits.

Holding Force Sword and the Big Book of Imperial Fists.

Holding Force Sword and the Big Book of Imperial Fists.

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2 Responses to “Imperial Fists Forgeworld Contemptor Dreadnought and Librarian”

  1. Martin says:

    Outstanding. I am struggling with re-positioning my Salamander Contemptor. Any advise?

  2. Matt says:

    Thanks! Glad you like it. This one was actually a Forgeworld resin one, but I have since bought and converted a plastic Betrayal at Calth one – I must post a conversion guide!

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