Above you can see I've lined the front depressions, as well as the rear exhaust.
There was a large gap between the aft hull sides and the top, so it got some piping.
After some Army Painter blue primer, they blend right in. That will change later when they will be painted brass like the Night Lords' armor.
The large power cell is from the new Sentinel kit and fits perfectly. Much like the strip styrene it is less of a conversion and more like slapping on pieces that look good.
Since the first moment I saw the first images of the new plastic Venerable Dreadnought a million ideas ran through my mind, "What if I gave it a terminator helmet?" (looks good) "What if I gave it a steam knight helmet from MaxMini?" (looks bad) "Why would anyone make an armored machine to protect a crippled marine pilot and then let him peek out so he can be shot in the face, oh and let's make a bullet trap around his helmet just to make sure it happens.." Ahem. So this is my answer to the underlying question, "How could I use that kit to make a Chaos Dreadnought?" Here is my answer:
toothed gorget on my Blood Pact officers.
Forge World rogue psyker'. Cybernetic eye on a skull? Check. Eight pointed halo? Check. Add to that half a chaos star from Forge World's etched brass and I think it gets the job done.
Lastly I picked up a metal Chaos Lord from amaximus and although I did not like the way the model was posed, I saw potential in adding to it. I normally do not like astartes that look like chaos knights, but this guy is just on this side of that line for me. Can you believe it is even the same model? No really, follow that link and then look at mine.
The back banner was something of an afterthought. Should it stay or should it go?
Skaven clanrat box.