View Full Version : Venerable Dreadnought (Component pics inside)

29-06-2006, 12:48
Got the new Venerable Dreadnought, indeed it's all metal and it is broken down into quite a few components. Toke me some time to temporary assemble it with the 'unblueish' blue tac.

Wasn't sure if there are any pics on the internet of the Venerable Dreadnought components but here's a photo I have taken.

Click the link for a larger images of the components.
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6417/img08376ip.th.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img08376ip.jpg)

Haven't assembled a few small parts like the tabard and some shields.


Size comparision to a normal Dreadnought
It looks slightly bigger than the regular Dreadie.


29-06-2006, 12:51
I like it. Of course I would buy it jsut for the claw hand, that thing just looks spiffy...must make orky..

29-06-2006, 12:55
Looks ok, I actually thought that only a few components would have been metal. Interesting though, back to the all metal Dreads :D yay, for solid models, to bad it limits conversion options (but I suppose you could swap bits between normal dread and a venerable one)

29-06-2006, 13:50
I must agree, I like plastic models alot better. Even to the point of avoid metals unless no other feasible option is given.

29-06-2006, 13:53

Why is there an carbon copy of this thread (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40594) in P&T?

The Ven Dread fig still blows though.

29-06-2006, 14:21
Oh, that section is where I will show the progress of the painted dreadnought. Here is to just see the components.

29-06-2006, 14:25
are the plastic weapons interchangable with the new Dread? (i'm actually asking from a FW arm point of view)

04-07-2006, 06:03
i like the dred

Captain Optimus Metallus
04-07-2006, 14:08
I ordered mine from the War Store, already. Can't wait to get it.

04-07-2006, 14:12
I like the increased size. But it's overblinged, too expensive and not plastic.

04-07-2006, 19:38
It's a beauty, though.
Speaking of overbling, I can't get enough of the FW BT Venerable dread, too.

04-07-2006, 21:41
Meh, I like the model when it's not painted in Ultra colours (seen the Imperial Fist version at GW Lenton and it rocks). My main beef is that the main girder through the centre of the model came slightly bent, which is leading to construction problems for me. I also hate the gaps that appear in the model, as filling with Green Stuff isn't my forte. Still, I will build it eventually, and it should look cool enough in my Chapter colours, but next time I'm buying Forgeworld.

05-07-2006, 04:20
I find this release to be a total waste of resources. It is in essence a model for a cheap upgrade for an existing unit.

Meanwhile non-marine armies still have core units which are not represented as models (Ork battlewagon anyone?)

By the way Mr Chaos you're painting is too good dude! Especially your Orks for which I hate you. :p

The Purple Ninja
05-07-2006, 05:53
I have to say, this model is a complete and total joke compared to the Forge World model (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/phvendread.htm).

I personally think the fist is silly, a big smashing machine does not need an articulate hand.

Also, the price! At an obscene $50, that's only a $10 savings over the FW model.

I thought the Venerable Dread was GW's worst model ever, but then they revealed the Posessed, and... well... you know the rest.

P.S. the model just screams "Space Marine Megazord". *Shudder*

Khaine's Messenger
05-07-2006, 06:28
Hmm. Not a fan. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's one of GW's worst ever, but I'll stick with kitbashing my Venerable Dreads from the plastic kit and the bajillion bitz from my box (once orky-built a dread straight from bitz: link (http://groups.msn.com/Spacewolves/conversionpictures.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=5066); unfortunately, he's too fragile to use anymore and looked terrible, but it was fun while it lasted, and I even got a "My dreadnought has no pants!" thread out of it).

I might be tempted, though. The fickle hand of fate is...well...fickle.

shadow hunter
05-07-2006, 07:44
Sorry - I prefer the original. ITs too busy for my liking. Looks a little stretched at the waiste too.

I do prefer the all metal feel of the old dread over the new plastic one - but can see the advantages of plastic.

05-07-2006, 12:38
I find this release to be a total waste of resources. It is in essence a model for a cheap upgrade for an existing unit.

Meanwhile non-marine armies still have core units which are not represented as models (Ork battlewagon anyone?)

And Cailus hits the nail on the head for me. I would far rather buy the beautiful forgeworld ones (oh look im buying 2 for my deathwing army :evilgrin: ) than that; it just screams 'buy me noobies'.