Just a quick update to show something I purchased off of e-Bay. I will be posting a proper update later in the month.
As many of you are aware, I am currently sorting through my Rogue Trader era Chaos Space Marine Legions with an aim to have a 10,000 point army for each of the nine Traitor Legions, taken from the Slaves to Darkness and Lost and the Damned books, as well as relevant White Dwarf articles of the time. I will be only using miniatures from the time, although I am using some of the more modern bases as I was never happy with some of the bases at the time, and some of the basing was also a little erratic then.
Whilst browsing Twitter I read a tweet concerning fan sculpts, and saw a fan sculpted Chaos Dreadnought, sculpted in the same style as the original Citadel one from 1989, originally sculpted by Alan Perry. The fan sculpt was sculpted by Drew Day Williams, who has sculpted some items for a small company named Troll Soup https://www.trollsoup.com/ . He also has sculpted a some resin tributes to the original (non-Chaos) Space Marine Dreadnought, the Imperial Robots range, and a metal sculpt based on the Siege Robot artwork from the Rogue Trader rulebook, all of which seem to sadly be no longer available. I purchased the Chaos Dreadnought from a seller on e-Bay whom I have dealt with on many an occasion. Here is the link:
The miniature is made of a good quality resin (no Finecast nonsense!). Size wise it is a lot larger than the original (see the photographs below), as were the other of Drew Day Williams resin sculpts. It does make for a very imposing miniature. The detailing and closeness to the original is superb. It is a very similar looking sculpt to the original, but with crisper and clearer casting.
Quite what I am going to do with this lovely behemoth I'm not sure. As I am planning to have the Legions composed solely of 1987 to 1991 miniatures (except for the bases) then it doesn't fit, but it is nice have, and will be fun to paint. I am considering selecting one of the nine Legions to include this and the fan sculpted Siege Robots, and well as anything else I might acquire. Alternately, I might use them as the basis for a tenth 10,000 point army, perhaps representing a composite Legionary force, or one based on the late rogue Trader era 'World Eater Ravagers' list.
It is mounted on a Citadel 60mm round plastic base.
The original Chaos Dreadnought is mounted on a citadel 50mm round plastic base.