LIFE SIZE WARHAMMER DREADNOUGHT
We promised you a large gathering of Warhammer characters for the Birmingham Comic Con and today we are pleased to announce that with them will be Samsun Lobes ‘Dreadnought’. This huge beast is in development at the moment and will premiere at the show next April along with many other great exhibits. Here’s what Samsun had to say about his creation.
“As a fan of anything Warhammer 40k, I originally built a rather cumbersome Space Marine suit. It weighted 6 stone and was very awkward to wear. So I decided to embark on a larger project, something which I could sit inside - A life-size Dreadnought!
It's been 4 years in the making as it has to fit in around my writing and other projects. I originally had in my garage, but it soon outgrew that. It then became a feature in my garden until I finally moved it into a lock-up, where it now lives. The idea was to have it working as much as possible, although that won't include walking, as it is too top heavy.
It stands 4.5 metres tall and weights over 5 tonnes. The final build will have lasers, lights, voice commands through 4000watts of speaker power and pump out, moving arms and smoking power pack. It still requires a full paint job and assembly of both arms, but that will be done for the New Year.
The Birmingham Comic Con will be its very first appearance in the UK.”
We'll be following Samsun as he completes the Dreadnought so keep watching. In the meantime check the video to see more and to get an idea of size.