Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Contemptor Dreadnought (Legiones Astartes)
Perhaps the most advanced Dreadnought engine in the arsenal of the Great Crusade, the Contemptor Dreadnought fuses traditional technologies with arcane cybernetic lore. A powerful atomantic reactor fuels the Dreadnought’s impressive speed and strength, while also supplying the defensive energy fields that further increase its battlefield durability. Equipped with a versatile armoury of weapons that allow it to serve as a mobile heavy weapons platform, assault powerhouse, or versatile linebreaker, the Contemptor has found a place within every Legion, no matter their preferred tactics.
This multipart plastic kit builds one Contemptor Dreadnought, an impressive combat walker with an absolute trove of weapon options. The kit provides eight different ranged weapons to choose from – a conversion beam cannon, Gravis autocannon, Gravis bolt cannon, Gravis lascannon, Gravis melta cannon, Gravis plasma cannon, Kheres assault cannon, and volkite dual-culverin – each of which can be mounted on either of the Contemptor’s arms. The kit also includes two melee fists, each of which can be built as either a Gravis power fist or Gravis chainfist, and sports your choice of in-built weapon – a combi-bolter, graviton gun, heavy flamer, meltagun, or plasma blaster. The model can even be built with a hull-mounted havoc launcher or head-mounted helical targeting array.
You’ll also find a variety of alternate components and cosmetic options, including two heads, four different carapace designs, a choice of claws or fingers for the power fists, and scrollwork and tilting shield accessories. The model’s joints, head, and power fist digits can all be assembled to offer a wide range of poses, ensuring that no two Contemptors look quite the same.
NB: Model is supplied unpainted and unassembled
This kit comprises 164 plastic components and is supplied with a Citadel 60mm Round Base, as well as a Legiones Astartes Vehicle Transfer Sheet containing 44 optional markings and icons for the Sons of Horus and Imperial Fists Legions.
This kit is also compatible with the Contemptor Dreadnought Weapon Frames, allowing you to outfit your Dreadnought with two copies of the same arm-mounted ranged weapon.