First Deff Dread Done

With both of the ‘nauts finished, it’s time to get to work on the lesser walkers, namely the Deff Dreads and Killa Kans. I thought about taking the same approach with the Deff Dreads that I did with the nauts, paint the base color yellow and move onto the details but I started thinking of how an Ork would actually paint their war machines:

I buy a fresh new Deff Dread/Trukk/Killa Kan from a Mek and it’s not going to be slathered in paint already. It’s going to be a rusty hulk, probably based in a loose black with steel showing through, leaving me, the Warboss to decorate it in my Klan’s colors.

Taking this approach, I really like how it came out. My wife made a very keen observation: “These are space soccer hooligans that jump into battle at the first chance, right? If you have a new toy that you’re eager to use, you rush the paint job and play with it.” I love this woman.

I based the model in Chaos Black. Then dry brushed Leadbelcher to highlight the details and bring them up to the surface. Then I dry brushed with Yrial Yellow in several layers, 3+ in most cases. Followed by Red the the rest of the detail. As for the secondary arms, I chose to magnetize them so I can easily swap out the additional Power Klaws for Skorchas/Rokkits/KMBs/Big Shootas when needed.

Overall, I’m very happy with the outcome and think this will be the theme of all my vehicles/walkers going forward. Here’s a few pics of the finished results.

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