Monday, February 18, 2013

Space Wolves Contemptor Dreadnought

I painted this guy up this weekend, and just got the finishing touches on him this evening. He has two arms with power fists and heavy flamers on the way, but I just couldn't wait to paint him up!
Uthar Wintersworn
 I quite like Forgeworld's take on the Space Wolves Contemptor dreadnoughts. Each Contemptor houses a fallen Space Wolf with a powerful but dark Saga. I needed a bit of a story behind this fellow, so this is what I came up with:

Uthar bears the ignominious sobriquet "Wintersworn," marking him as one who has let his love of war and combat take over his soul completely, and his ferocity lead to the death of his battle brothers.

After his near-death in battle against Eldar corsairs, he was interred within a Contemptor chassis and given the Mark of the Forsaken. He fights on alone and unassisted by his brethren. Even if he is swarmed by the foe, his allies will not approach too closely lest Uthar strike them down in a fit of rage.

I'm quite excited to use him! His first battle he immobilized himself coming out of a Lucius-pattern Drop Pod, which I see as part of his cursed saga. Better luck next time, eh Uthar?

Thanks for reading,
Magnus