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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 09:17:25


Post by: Paradigm


Welcome all to the 74th round of the Dakka Painting challenge. For the unfamiliar, this is a friendly painting competition open to members of all skill levels and experience, whether your entry is your first or you thousand-and-first time painting miniatures. Each month, finished entries are collected into a thread where the community can vote on their favourite pieces, and those votes go towards an annual overall League that runs for 12 rounds, ending in February next year.



This month, the theme is Travelling in Style: Why walk from A to B, when you can fly/teleport/drive a ing massive tank? Your entry should consist of models with methods of movement other than their own two feet, anything from cavalry to vehicles, jetpacks to teleporters.


How To Enter

- You may enter up to 5 MODELS as a SINGLE ENTRY, and are permitted one entry per member per month. If you enter multiple models, they should ideally be related in some way, such as part of the same squad, unit or scene if you are doing a diorama
- You MUST post a 'proof' picture of your entry in the thread of the state it was in before you started working on it; this must be either unassembled, unpainted, primed or coated a single colour. Entries that do not submit a valid Proof Picture will not be eligible for voting.
- After this, you may post WIP pictures in this thread and your own if you wish, and on completing the entry, you may post up to 6 final pictures IN THIS THREAD that will then be used for voting. Please note that pictures in a montage or collage picture will be considered individual images for this purpose, so while these types of presentation are certainly acceptable, please keep the image limit in mind when compiling them. For example, a collage of 5 images and one separate image would count as your 6 picture allowance.


So What Do I Win?
- Points... and points mean... bragging rights for the next month! Following the vote, points will be awarded to every entrant. This year, the Points you receive will be equal to the Percentage of Votes your entry receives in the final Voting thread; if you get 10%, you get 10 points, if you get 6% you get 6 points, so on and so forth.

These points will be used to form a league table, which will be updated month on month as the results come in.


How Long Do I Have?
This challenge begins 1st of April and will end at midnight UK time on the 30th of April. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days.

List of Entrants

Nevelon: Tyranid Hive Tyrant FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final



Rybrook: Dreadnought
Spoiler:

Proof



Tyranid Horde: Crawlocke The Jailor and Chainghasts FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final









Reavsie: Primaris Interceptors
Spoiler:

Proof



Warpig1815: P-40C Tomahawk and Mk. IV Matilda
Spoiler:

Proof



Arakasi: Ork Stormboy
Spoiler:

Proof



Freya: Space Wolves Outriders
Spoiler:

Proof



Jamie Shred: Tau Riptide
Spoiler:

Proof



Flinty: Andromeda Initiative Kodiak FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final














Captain Brown: Shining Spears
Spoiler:

Proof



queen_annes_revenge: Bane
Spoiler:

Proof



ShadowsAndDust: HG Ex Model Magella Attack Tank
Spoiler:

Proof



JoshinJapan: Mech FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final



ZergSmasher: Starships
Spoiler:

Proof



DV8: Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen
Spoiler:

Proof



MobileSuitRandom: Sisters of the Thorn
Spoiler:

Proof


Graphite: Orlock cargo transport:
Spoiler:

Proof



Horla: Chaos Space Marine Rhino:
Spoiler:

Proof


vejut: Basti chariot FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final

[spoiler]



kurhanik: Demonhost
Spoiler:

Proof



viterbi: Ironclad Dreadnought
Spoiler:

Proof



hotshot: Imperial Guard staff car
Spoiler:

Proof



lifeafter: Scout Biker:
Spoiler:

Proof



DrGiggle: Ork Trukk
Spoiler:

Proof



DJJazzyJeff: Warp Lightning Cannon
Spoiler:

Proof



The_balloon_dog: Goblin Knight FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof

final








Jadenim: Leman Russ Tanks
Spoiler:

Proof



Llamahead: Gaslands Car
Spoiler:

Proof



Veldrain: Gaslands Cars
Spoiler:

Proof



Tallandra: Dark Angels Interceptors
Spoiler:

Proof



Don Qui Hotep: C'tan Nightbringer FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final






Maharg: Stormcast rider
Spoiler:

Proof



Yorkright: Assault Marine
Spoiler:

Proof





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 09:48:09


Post by: the_balloon_dog


Awesome... good to have a bit of a kick to paint and try out new armies and models wouldn't have painted otherwise.

Saw the writing on the wall of the Subject Poll, so have already ordered a model for this month, so hopefully post a Proof pic in next couple days. Good luck everyone...





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 10:29:50


Post by: Nevelon




Going to be a stretch this month, as normally I just pick something out of the primed pile. Almost done with the build. Going with a Flying Hive Tyrant. If that isn’t going to happen, might do a last minute sub of a wave serpent of some bikes.

Edit:


Built. Lower gun arms are magnetized, but too much torque to stop the droop. Might add a little poster tack after paint.

I can tell already this gal is going to be a real treat to photograph.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 10:33:18


Post by: Rybrook


Why walk when you can have a Castraferrum do it for you vampire style.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 10:55:34


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Damn. Do I do bane and the tumbler or Catwoman/batman on the batpod...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 11:16:15


Post by: Tyranid Horde


I'm going to jump in with what will be the test models for my Nighthaunt army that I've been sitting on for over a year. Figured because they have no legs they are an appropriate entry for this month's theme. I am tempted to go down the AoS28/grimdark route with them but also considering a brighter scheme so I can use colours I've never tried before.

Crawlocke the Jailor and Chainghasts:



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 12:17:58


Post by: Paradigm


 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Damn. Do I do bane and the tumbler or Catwoman/batman on the batpod...

I believe the correct answer is 'yes'! Though I head the Tumbler can be an absolute bastard to put together, assuming it's the Knight Models one.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 12:28:45


Post by: Reavsie


As I actually managed to finish something last month, I'm sticking with the low bar Battle Ready standard. Going for one or more of these Inceptors:


As with last month, I'll re-post the proof pic once based with Macragge Blue.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 12:40:31


Post by: Warpig1815


I'm so in for this. I didn't get to submit my Spitfire in Feb, and I missed March :(

I've got plans for a 1/48 desert diorama - a P-40C Tomahawk and a Mk. IV Matilda circa Operation Crusader (December 1941). I have to crave an indulgence though - the cockpit is already painted because it needs to be done before assembly of anything else. It won't be seen/photographed for the final diorama though (It's more just for my own satisfaction). If that meets with disapproval, then I'll omit the plane from the final display



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 12:47:18


Post by: Paradigm


I think that's entirely fair, it's a minor element of the overall piece so there's no issue really.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 13:00:25


Post by: Warpig1815


Nice, thanks Para! It's the sole annoyance of airplane kits and I'd planned the diorama before knowing the outcome of the poll (Which fitted just nicely!)


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 13:05:17


Post by: Arakasi


Ork Stormboy for me.


Proof pic earlier in the month. No guarantee I'll be finished before the deadline though...

Catchya,
Arakasi


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 15:13:34


Post by: DrGiggles


I'll paint up an ork Trukk this month, I'll post proof after work.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 16:28:33


Post by: Freya


Outriders are done being modeled and will wait for a whole for the magic sculpt to dry before I begin. Doing two big commissions this month on top of these so wish me luck

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 16:31:06


Post by: Reavsie


Updated proof pic after re-basecoating:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 17:45:29


Post by: Jamie Shred


Heres my proof and first progress pic. Tau Riptide, i haven't done any tau for the comp before so have also included a pic of one of my broadsides so you can see what im going for.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 18:58:46


Post by: Flinty


Ooh. I haven’t been able to join in with a challenge for ages.

I would like to enter an Andromeda Initiative Kodiak if I may. Intended to be the ride for my Stargrave, 5Parsecs and Operation Last Train crews.



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 19:08:51


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


I may paint a random Reaper fig for this instead of shoehorning something from my paint schedule. The merchant with giant terrapin mount springs to mind...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 19:22:20


Post by: Captain Brown


I guess I will have to build the last three Shining Spears, as I do not think I have any other vehicles or flyers left.

This will be the last time I do Shining Spears...I promise.

Now these were scrapped together from no less that four eBay purchases as some plastic lances from Archon Productions. the two un primed jetbikes are built from the parts of three others, they were in such poor condition.



Cheers,

CB


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 20:32:21


Post by: SmallChanges


 Flinty wrote:
Ooh. I haven’t been able to join in with a challenge for ages.

I would like to enter an Andromeda Initiative Kodiak if I may. Intended to be the ride for my Stargrave, 5Parsecs and Operation Last Train crews.



Wherever did you get that from, and do they have other Mass Effect stuff?


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 20:35:32


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


 Paradigm wrote:
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Damn. Do I do bane and the tumbler or Catwoman/batman on the batpod...

I believe the correct answer is 'yes'! Though I head the Tumbler can be an absolute bastard to put together, assuming it's the Knight Models one.


It is! I think I will do the tumbler. I put the batpod together tonight, but I want to make a small scenic base for it with both batman and Catwoman on it so I can use either in game. Plus I love tom Hardy's bane so I need to paint him first.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 20:48:19


Post by: ShadowsAndDust


Here's the proof pic of my entry: The HG Ex Model Magella Attack Tank, with the runners still in the bags.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 20:50:07


Post by: JoshInJapan


I have two choices. First, this 15mm Mech from the-maker-formerly-known-as-Paulson-Games:


Second is this Goblin King on Mawbeast from Mantic:


They are both cool models (in my opinion,anyway), and I want to build them both pretty much equally. I'll watch my progress and select one or the other before the end of the month.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 22:00:36


Post by: Flinty


 SmallChanges wrote:
 Flinty wrote:
Ooh. I haven’t been able to join in with a challenge for ages.

I would like to enter an Andromeda Initiative Kodiak if I may. Intended to be the ride for my Stargrave, 5Parsecs and Operation Last Train crews.



Wherever did you get that from, and do they have other Mass Effect stuff?


It comes from Thingiverse

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3240009

I don’t currently have anything on the build plate if you would like one. PM me.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/01 23:09:17


Post by: ZergSmasher


Didn't finish last month, but I think this month I'll be a little more excited. I'll enter my recently-acquired starship models from Star Fleet Battles:

The plan is to paint as many of them as I can, then enter the best five. I won't be able to exactly batch paint them either, as they are pretty much all from different races and will look very different. This will be a serious test of my freehanding skills as several of the ship sculpts are not terribly detailed. Also, it'll be my first time painting spaceships, especially at this small scale, so I'll have to see if I can find some good techniques as some of the things I've learned painting 40k/LOTR figures may not apply.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 00:33:36


Post by: Nevelon


 ZergSmasher wrote:
Didn't finish last month, but I think this month I'll be a little more excited. I'll enter my recently-acquired starship models from Star Fleet Battles:

The plan is to paint as many of them as I can, then enter the best five. I won't be able to exactly batch paint them either, as they are pretty much all from different races and will look very different. This will be a serious test of my freehanding skills as several of the ship sculpts are not terribly detailed. Also, it'll be my first time painting spaceships, especially at this small scale, so I'll have to see if I can find some good techniques as some of the things I've learned painting 40k/LOTR figures may not apply.


Damn. Blast from the past. So many years playing SFB, I can still ID all the different races’ ship. It’s OK, I didn’t need those brain cells for practical stuff anyway.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 04:10:41


Post by: DV8


I'll be painting Miles Morales (converted) and Spider-Gwen from Marvel: Crisis Protocol.





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 08:08:25


Post by: Jadenim


Oh, dis gunna be good!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 11:36:42


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Well you were right about assembling this thing para. Jb weld an a bunch of g clamps it is...

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 13:00:54


Post by: Warpig1815


Quick WIP: Built the Matilda last night (It literally fell together ) and I've given the track area it's pre-shading and main colour before the tracks and side skirts are installed (weathering and lining to come afterwards). After this, I should be able to blitz the rest in short order



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 15:11:06


Post by: MobileSuitRandom


In with as many Sisters of the Thorn I'll manage to paint :p
Bought a box quite a while ago because they're totes adorbz <3 <3 <3 and I got nervous that they'd go the way of the dodo eventually, then kinda forgot about them until this challenge came up. Proof:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 17:25:16


Post by: Graphite


Let's see if I can build a way for my Orlocks to transport their TOTALLY LEGITIMATE cargo around the spiderpoints.



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 17:28:49


Post by: Flinty


Hah. Totally legitimate. No super pickled corpse drug based psychoactive agents here...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/02 20:58:47


Post by: Horla


Rhino pimped up Nurgle style

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/03 11:49:24


Post by: Vejut


Going to try to do a Basti Master of Words and their sweet chariot this month:
Spoiler:
(spoiler for sideboob on the Master of Words)


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/03 23:03:32


Post by: Flinty




Turns out the Kodiak wants to be blue. I was originally going to have more grey in there, but I rather like the effect. I’ll leave grey for the undercarriage and engine pods I guess.



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/04 03:56:46


Post by: ShadowsAndDust


Progress so far:



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/04 11:20:09


Post by: Turaxa


@ Flinty: Really cool to see a Mass Effect design in miniature form.

@ ShadowsAndDust: Neat. I've never seen one of these painted up before. The Magella is such a weird design it could almost be something from 40K.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/04 20:37:58


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


WIP on bane.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/04 21:09:15


Post by: Paradigm


Wow! At first glance I mistook that for a movie still. Wonderful work matching the colour palette of the film costume perfectly.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 00:04:00


Post by: kurhanik


I might try to jump in on this. I'm a super slow painter but only have one thing lined up on the theme so hopefully I'll be able to get it done by the end of the month.


Spoiler:


The big goal is to learn how to paint decent fire/warp fire and not ruin the model in the process.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 08:29:07


Post by: Flinty


Floating never goes out of style Looking forward to seeing the fire.

Progress happened last night. I think I’m done with base coating the front end and so added a few details. Using the nice big open spaces to play with airbrush effects and self printed stencils.







I also did the underside, but it’s just a grey/ black mix so not that interesting

Next up is to work out what to do at the back end. I think some orange stripes just to break up the open areas, and some kind of numerical Designation stencil. Then I think I’ll
Switch over to hairy brush for the engines and final details.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 10:00:13


Post by: Ezki


Many a cool entries popping up!

Been too excited about the new Drukhari codex, that I could not get myself painting any marines.
I was thinking about entering with a floating Haemonculus, but Para's introduction to the theme ( ing massive tank) got me thinking about an old conversion idea. Gotta think this through.

QAR: Really good work already! I second Para that at first it looked like a still from the film.

Flinty: Loving the stencil work! Really interested to see that when it's done!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 11:54:12


Post by: Viterbi


Lots of cool stuff. I will either paint a rhino for my sisters or Eowyn and Merry riding to battle.

Proof:

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 17:34:48


Post by: Graphite


Crossposting from my painting blog thread the cab of the truck is nearly complete



More here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/774316.page#11093968



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 18:40:42


Post by: Jamie Shred


Making steady progress with the Riptide

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 19:04:17


Post by: hotshot


I'm going to try and get something painted for once, this mini is based around a 1:43 scale Soviet taxi. I wanted a staff car, because why not? Anyway, wish me luck, I'll hopefully get it primed this afternoon.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 19:57:06


Post by: Flinty


@jamie shred - that is pleasingly greyscale. Will it all be so subtle or should we be expecting some colour explosions?

@hotshot - good luck! The scale fits really nicely. Hope the interior works out.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 20:06:15


Post by: Jamie Shred


Cheers Flinty. I use a fairly bright blue for accents and there will be gold too. But its mostly a black and white/grey scheme


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 20:18:04


Post by: lifeafter


Going full Scout Biker this time



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 20:39:41


Post by: Graphite


I had spare greenstuff



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 20:51:23


Post by: Flinty


Well, that’s... horrifying


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 21:01:45


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


WIP on the tumbler itself. Will probably weather this up a little more than it is in the film to give a little more visual interest and attempt to hide some of the imperfections in the design. (Personally I think it looks just, a bit odd?)

Will probably do a dot filter, some chipping and some graphite edging.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 21:49:48


Post by: Horla


Bringing more Nurgleness to my Rhino. Want to do the fly logo on the top hatch doors in the personnel section at the very least, maybe more tumescent growths while I’m at it.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 21:59:56


Post by: Graphite


That Rhino's getting nice and gribbly, Horla.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/05 22:46:44


Post by: Warpig1815


Some awesome stuff taking shape. I'm already in awe of QAR's Bane (So lifelike!) and Flinty's ME: Andromeda shuttle is a great take on a very nostalgic design for me

Made a little progress on my diorama - at least, I've got the base colours down for my Tomahawk, ready for lining, decals and weathering this week. So... maybe 10% of the way there



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/06 04:22:55


Post by: ZergSmasher


Quick WIP of the Kzinti and Gorn cruisers:

Haven't started on any of the others yet, but I will soon.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/06 13:35:27


Post by: DrGiggles


Here is my very delayed proof.


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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/06 18:07:17


Post by: Graphite


Some more progress on the trailer

Without container



With container



Trailer needs some stuff underneath to break up the emptiness between the truck wheels and the rear axel - tool boxes etc. Could also add some jacks for when it's not connected to the cab.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/06 20:24:02


Post by: Flinty


Fuel tanks, toolboxes, cones and an emergency triangle... you know, safety first


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Progress with the next set of stencils. Closely based on a set of Tau-esque markings I found on the interwebs. It’s starting to look a bit cyberpunky but I’m liking it. I got a bit of bleed on the one at the back, but I’ll tidy that up in post





Still have one to go on the rear thruster pods, then I might have a go at some more realistic warning markings around engines and “rescue cut here” square thingies. This is fun and there are still weeks to go yet


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 03:07:55


Post by: Freya


For those curious when I will post WIP photos of my bikes... i WILL get to them. For now, here's a photo of my current commission. Soon I will get to play with my wolves again. I promise! I just ask patience this month.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 06:47:42


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


That's a sick battle axe, Freya.

Here's my proof pic. I've only managed to cut it off the sprue and clean up the mold lines. But,
Why walk when you can ride on a Warp Lightning Cannon? Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we waiting for?

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 07:59:50


Post by: JoshInJapan


 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
That's a sick battle axe, Freya.

Here's my proof pic. I've only managed to cut it off the sprue and clean up the mold lines. But,
Why walk when you can ride on a Warp Lightning Cannon? Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we waiting for?


So you've decided to start a Skaven army, then?


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 10:24:14


Post by: Graphite


Right, that's enough gubbinry. I'm going to call this built.





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 14:03:17


Post by: Freya


 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
That's a sick battle axe, Freya.

Here's my proof pic. I've only managed to cut it off the sprue and clean up the mold lines. But,
Why walk when you can ride on a Warp Lightning Cannon? Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we waiting for?


Thanks! That model you've got... is that AOS? I really wanna get into that... is it comparable to 40k?


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 14:23:27


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Bane is done barring a little OCD tidy up on the mask details... I could probably do the batpod this month aswell...

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/07 16:15:55


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


JoshInJapan wrote:
 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
That's a sick battle axe, Freya.

Here's my proof pic. I've only managed to cut it off the sprue and clean up the mold lines. But,
Why walk when you can ride on a Warp Lightning Cannon? Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we waiting for?


So you've decided to start a Skaven army, then?


Yes, yes I have. Rat horde chaos it is!

Freya wrote:
 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
That's a sick battle axe, Freya.

Here's my proof pic. I've only managed to cut it off the sprue and clean up the mold lines. But,
Why walk when you can ride on a Warp Lightning Cannon? Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we waiting for?


Thanks! That model you've got... is that AOS? I really wanna get into that... is it comparable to 40k?


Yes, AoS. It’s my first model so far. I don’t know how it plays. I like fantasy, so I’m sure I’ll be into it. Plus, who wouldn’t like painting a whole army of crazed, slathering battle rats?
Probably a lot of people, really.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/08 07:46:38


Post by: Arakasi


Re-based my Ork Stormboy to 32mm:


And painting has begun...

Deathworld Forest base coat, Arthonian Camoshade wash, Deathworld Forest layer.

Catchya,
Arakasi


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/08 07:56:38


Post by: Flinty


Another day, another couple of stencils

This time some English safety markings. I just need to add some red blast warning triangles And I think the top side is done. Unfortunately doing the rescue stencil damaged the thing that was there already. Oh well, I was planning on doing some Weathering, so I’ll just conceal it under a bit of sponged chips.

Still not sure what to do with the thruster pods...







Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/08 22:12:02


Post by: ShadowsAndDust


@QAR - That Bane looks sick.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 11:00:49


Post by: Horla


Rhino is coming along

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 11:01:53


Post by: the_balloon_dog


Nice range of models coming together this month.... cant wait to see them all finished...

Here my proof pic gobbo knight on squig .....what could be more stylish ;-) .....



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 12:45:09


Post by: Warpig1815


1/3 of the way there with my submission. The Tomahawk is all done, only the Matilda tank and diorama base to be done now! God help me...



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 14:49:19


Post by: Rybrook


Man I really need to start, all I've done is Shade, need to do at least the first layer of red and metallic.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 15:05:20


Post by: Flinty


@Warpig - ooooh, that is lovely. Great nose art, and the exhaust weathering looks cool.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 15:23:20


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Have yet to start myself, but Warpig that's a lovely looking tomahawk so far. I have a 1/72 model of it from Airfix in my own pile of shame.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/09 20:23:13


Post by: JoshInJapan


Basecoat and lining done:




Decals and weathering next.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/10 06:03:14


Post by: Arakasi




So, I forgot to mention the plan here... Basically, I'm going for a Rav'nwing style paint job - so lots of black. In fact, I was a bit concerned he would end up too much black - and looking at how GW paints Goffs, that basically means checks to break up the black - until I did all the straps in brown leather... I think he'll turn out fine without checks...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/10 13:22:08


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


 Arakasi wrote:


So, I forgot to mention the plan here... Basically, I'm going for a Rav'nwing style paint job - so lots of black. In fact, I was a bit concerned he would end up too much black - and looking at how GW paints Goffs, that basically means checks to break up the black - until I did all the straps in brown leather... I think he'll turn out fine without checks...


A fair bit of metal chipping and some rusty metal areas would go a long way as well.

I just dug my models outta my giant Reaper Bones box. So.... Progress!





Please excuse the crap pic. Still figuring out this tablet.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/10 23:07:05


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Made a start today on what is likely to be a tests scheme for my Nighthaunt army. Trying to make it fluffy by saying they're in the realm of Chamon (I know they're from Shyish, but maybe they're summoned there?) so have a metallic, oily sheen to their ethereal parts.



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/11 09:39:18


Post by: Flinty


Nice work on the rainbow sheen effect. Of course, they are not in Shyish because they... travelled in style!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/11 09:57:55


Post by: Warpig1815


Flinty wrote:@Warpig - ooooh, that is lovely. Great nose art, and the exhaust weathering looks cool.


Tyranid Horde wrote:Have yet to start myself, but Warpig that's a lovely looking tomahawk so far. I have a 1/72 model of it from Airfix in my own pile of shame.


Thanks chaps! @Flinty - Sadly I can't claim praise for the nose art. Tis merely a decal

@Tyranid - I love what you're doing with that Nighthaunt - the colour choice and style is so vibrant


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/11 19:27:46


Post by: Jadenim


Ok, so I actually found a bit of motivation to make some progress this month, so here's my proof picture and the progress:







Appreciate that the middle leman russ has a little bit of white on the hatch in addition to the base coat, so happy to take that one out if it's too far along?


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/11 20:04:14


Post by: MobileSuitRandom


Now that's a fun and diverse round! Started painting my woodland critters. With oils! The right one is mostly done, so I guess I'll need to wait for it to dry and then slather it with matte varnish to get rid of the shine? Might pick out some more details / do more washes afterwards but wanted to try out how oil paints work for blending on larger organic surfaces.



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/12 05:13:04


Post by: Arakasi


@SlaveToDorkness: Yup, a fair bit of metal chipping and some rusty metal areas will go a long way - but closer to the end.


Start getting the Chaos Black base in, starting to come together...

Catchya,
Arakasi


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/12 05:28:13


Post by: Clouds


Awesome entries, good luck everyone!.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/12 16:46:35


Post by: Rybrook


Here's my start

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/12 21:05:00


Post by: Llamahead


Mind if I join in with this Gaslands performance car?


Rear mounted flamethrower.......Going for a bright flame theme so style might not be quite the right word......


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/13 02:28:25


Post by: Veldrain


I didn't get last months done until this weekend.

So for this month, going for a gaslands team. Going for the fire addicts sponsor.




One car will need changed into a drag racer. The other one will be almost stock. I don't know what the truck will be packing yet.





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/13 14:15:47


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Bane done. Tumbler is about 80% done too.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/13 16:30:40


Post by: Nevelon


Was able to prime my entry. Late start, but hopefully will paint quick.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/13 22:45:12


Post by: the_balloon_dog


Alrighty then... I think he's done? See how I feel in a day or two when look at him again... :-P

Gallant knight on his noble steed...

Spoiler:













Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/14 15:52:45


Post by: E3DD


Ooh, I really like those vibrant colors on that diorama base! One criticism I might have is that the base is brighter than the model, so the model (the center of attention) is kind of disappearing. Maybe some bright highlights on the red, like you have on the base, could help bring the model into focus.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/14 17:44:19


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Agreed. Also, I would have probably chosen something like green for the osl rather than purple, as this would contrast nicely with the red.

For the osl, some things worth reading up on are the inverse square law of light, which concerns light intensity at differing distances from the source, and also the fact that light can't make a surface darker. So for example here, you have a white horn, with darker purple on it, and it doesn't look realistic because of that. Look at the purple on the dark metal area, and you can see this works much better because of the dark surface.

Personally if I'm doing osl I like to make the surface as dark as possible so the osl is lighting that dark area and these issues are easier to avoid


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/14 21:49:07


Post by: the_balloon_dog


E3DD wrote:Ooh, I really like those vibrant colors on that diorama base! One criticism I might have is that the base is brighter than the model, so the model (the center of attention) is kind of disappearing. Maybe some bright highlights on the red, like you have on the base, could help bring the model into focus.


queen_annes_revenge wrote:Agreed. Also, I would have probably chosen something like green for the osl rather than purple, as this would contrast nicely with the red.

For the osl, some things worth reading up on are the inverse square law of light, which concerns light intensity at differing distances from the source, and also the fact that light can't make a surface darker. So for example here, you have a white horn, with darker purple on it, and it doesn't look realistic because of that. Look at the purple on the dark metal area, and you can see this works much better because of the dark surface.

Personally if I'm doing osl I like to make the surface as dark as possible so the osl is lighting that dark area and these issues are easier to avoid


Cheers guys... yeah osl is a new thing for me still experimenting so pointers useful... that bit about the horn Queen Annes Revenge, seems to make perfect sense when you say it like that ;-) ....

I've had a bit more of a play with it hopefully get another photo tomorrow when lights better.... as suggested tried to bring up the Red of the squig a step or two just to keep the focus a bit more.. as well as slightly toning down the purple light on the cheek, its at the edge of the light radius so probably shouldn't be as bright as that... and the horn!... again toning down the purple cast on it, and as you recommended darked down the tone of the overall horn, so it makes a bit more sense it glowing up like that...

think its a 50/50 chance between having improved it or wrecked it ;-) but its onlt paint, can always add more....



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/14 22:06:50


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Exactly. Osl is a very tricky thing to master. I started off small, with some red light from flames cast on cloaks etc. I found that treating it like a highlight helped. So mix your illumination colour into your base tone and apply a couple of coats, then start applying thinned coats of the desired osl colour, using the inverse square law to determine how intense the reflection should be on each area.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/14 23:31:38


Post by: Warpig1815


Blocked in (most of) the main colours for the Matilda Tank. It's still got some filters and a lot of weathering to do before completion, and of course the tank commander, and then I can make a start on the diorama base. So I'd say I'm halfway there. I'd love to say this was a total breeze, but masking off the turret for the splinter 'Caunter' camouflage was a FAFF. Never again... (He says, eyeing up a Crusader tank ).



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/15 11:28:34


Post by: Tallandra


Oh neat, this makes the decision for me what to paint up next. Just got the Dark Angels Combat Patrol, so it'll be this squad of Inceptors:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/15 19:48:25


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Throwing my hat in the ring, I think! Just built and primed this guy yesterday:



Why travel on foot when you could be born aloft by your own billowing cloak, itself born by a cloud of scarabs?


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/15 22:24:19


Post by: Flinty


Ooh. Undead space ghost (coast to coast?). Stylish

After faffing for the last few days with resin and fake sunlight to make a spider tank, back to the task at hand.

Done the engines now. Still some markings needed and some metallics that I’ll do by hand, but I gave highlighting and sharing with the airbrush another go. They look more interesting than flat grey, and I’ll leave them at that, but I definitely need steady hand practice!




To be viewed at a distance only methinks


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/15 23:14:38


Post by: Nevelon


Quick WIP.



Still one more major coat (the reds get a layer of Nulan Oil), a lot of touchup and a few details (eyes, teeth). Plus all the baseing.

But 4 paints on him now. Contrast and Nids go so very well together for a quick tabletop army.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/17 02:59:08


Post by: DrGiggles


Anyone have any tips for working with Vallejo's chipping medium? Trying to apply it and the subsequent paint layer with a brush since I don't have an airbrush and I'm getting mixed results.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/18 14:30:35


Post by: Maharg


I'm going with a Stormcast riding some sort of gryph creature (no idea on the actual name for this model) this month, here's the proof pic


and after a lot of procrastination, I've finally got the base coats and washes done

Maybe too much procrastination as there is still an awful lot to do...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/18 16:39:36


Post by: Jamie Shred


Made some pretty decent progress today. Everything needs highlighting but have a nice light grey base now.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/19 03:12:28


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Looking great Flinty, Mahrag, Nevalon, and Jamie Shred! Here's my updates so far, trying to decide how bright to take the brights (darks are dark enough for now).



Really excited to see everyone's finished work!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/19 07:27:11


Post by: Vejut


Decided to do a chariot for my Basti army's master of words:


And got it done, though might need to take some better pictures:
Spoiler:




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/19 21:47:15


Post by: Flinty


Those cat-girls are totally off on a joy ride love the posing one.

I’m going to call this done now. I was going to put some weathering around the place, but I tested something in an unobtrusive place and then did some leading edge weathering and I couldn’t quite get anything satisfying, so I’ll stop there

Please ignore the Van Saar dudes in the first image as far as voting is concerned as they are just for scaling purposes.

Spoiler:











Now to batter some varnish on there and stick it in the cabinet for possible future use in Stargrave, 5Parsecs and operation last train




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/20 00:49:21


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nice work on the flyer, Flinty. I like the effects you got with the stencils.

I'm pretty much done with the mech:


I'm not totally sold on the gun barrels, but I'm getting tired of working on this model, so I'll set it aside for a few days and work on something else for a while.

More photos in my P&M Blog


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/20 07:47:17


Post by: Flinty


Thanks Josh. That is a lovely mech. The weathering looks great. Regarding the guns, the ones on the left of the picture look great, but from that point of view the NMM on the right hand barrels is at the wrong angle. I’m no expert but I think For that kind of Cylinder you will Need to choose a Viewing angle and run the reflections to
That point.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/20 07:58:39


Post by: Viterbi


Great entries so far, lovely round. And I'm doing the old switcheroo halfway through and hopefully after more than three years will finally finish this stupid Ironclad



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/20 19:12:40


Post by: Nevelon




Done. I’ve said it before, but I really love the contrast paints on nids. This was just about 1 week from prime to done, and that’s with me unboxing stuff and breaking myself moving. While I normally aim for a 1-a-week goal, something of this magnitude would normally take the greater part of a month. Not going to win any awards, but solid work to get the swarm onto the table in no time flat. Takes me longer to clean them up and assemble then it does to paint.

With the wings and everything sticking out, getting a brush places while using the magnifier was less than fun. Very 3-D model. Lucky I didn’t knock over any pots of paint. Every time I flipped it about to check an angle, it bonked something.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/22 00:22:10


Post by: Yorkright


Late entry, have not been feeling the muse lately to paint, here is an assault marine. Getting there in style with his jump pack.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/22 19:18:55


Post by: Graphite


Because of Life(tm) it's looking extremely unlikely that I'm going to finish in time. However! I've at least got some base coat on the trailer and cab:



However, Graphite TNG the Elder has decided to get in on the act, with this (home modelled!) Harry Potter broomstick:



While TNG the Younger has started out on a hot air balloon which will be painted to look like a Star Wars Porg:





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/22 20:14:45


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Great updates all. Here's my final five photos for consideration. Last one with the warriors is just for scale, they are not part of the competition. Cheers!






Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/23 15:09:16


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Some excellent entries this month so far. Don, that Nightbringer looks awesome, as does your Flyrant Nev.

I finished my entry last night along with a slew of other Nighhaunt for the force. Not my best work, but I am painting these for an army and I'd like them finished sooner rather than later!








Para, if you'd use the spoilered, larger photos for the voting, it would be greatly appreciated once again!

Spoiler:









Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/23 15:41:13


Post by: Captain Brown


Lots of beautiful entries getting finished.

I am in a bit of a pickle, based on my progress so far I am shifting to completing one Shining Spear for the end of the month. If I can progress one to completion then I will try for another an so on.

WIB


Cheers,

CB


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/23 16:27:57


Post by: Flinty


@Tyranid Horde - Those colours are awesome!

@Captain Brown - Definitely keep taking those steps, even if they are baby steps!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/23 18:02:56


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


I will get painting time this weekend...I will get painting time this weekend...I will get painting time this weekend...I will get painting time this weekend...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/24 17:35:44


Post by: Jamie Shred


Nearly done, this one has been fun to work on.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/24 18:50:45


Post by: Tallandra


Almost done now, only missing the last details and the bases:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/25 09:00:38


Post by: Horla


Got back to the Rhino last night. I *think* I’ll get it done but it’s all dependent on the brood* that I live with!



*human, not Genestealer


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/25 14:23:29


Post by: Jadenim


 Horla wrote:
Got back to the Rhino last night. I *think* I’ll get it done but it’s all dependent on the brood* that I live with!



*human, not Genestealer


Can you be sure?!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/25 21:52:10


Post by: Ezki


Had big plans for this month, but other hobbies got in the way.
I thought about building a Leman Russ with Escher crew just for fun (a group drafted from Necromunda?), but will most likely do that for some other challenge.

Instead, I decided to take part with a Haemonculus kitbash from my current Drukhari project.
Either she is flying or hovering, but definitely not walking!



A quick WIP from today.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 04:17:11


Post by: DV8


Miles Morales and Ghost Spider complete.



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 05:24:21


Post by: Pariah Press


I wasn't sure that I would be able to compete this month, but I was able to bang out this Astra Militarum Taurox in a week and a half. It's painted in the livery of the Necromundan 8th Regiment, the "Spiders."

Proof:


Front:


Rear:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 07:36:09


Post by: Jadenim


@Ezki, I may have to steal that idea. I’d love an Oddball style tank crewed by punk girls!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 13:26:10


Post by: Warpig1815


Time to call it a day. This has been possibly my most ambitious project yet, and I'm pretty impressed that I managed to get it all done on time:

'No Surrender', (1st Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers at Tobruk, 1941)

A bit of history for those so inclined:

Spoiler:
After the astounding success of the British Army in Operation Compass, wherein 36,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers routed the 150,000 strong Italian 10th Army, German High Command dispatched Erwin Rommel to Libya to push back the British Army. This he did with some speed, forcing a retreat to the Egyptian border with Operation Sonnenblume. Tobruk, the deepest port in North Africa, was left surrounded and under siege. For the next 241 days, Commonwealth troops tenaciously defended their position, throwing back odds that were, at times, 2 to 1. The role of Commonwealth troops cannot be understated here - with magnificent service from the Australian 9th Division, the Polish and Czechoslovakians of the Polish Independant Carpathian Rifle Brigade and numerous Indian units.

However, the unit who stayed the longest was the 1st Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Arranged as a Machine Gun Battalion, the Fusiliers held their positions for the entire siege, providing overlapping fields of fire that inflicted heavy casualties on the assaulting Afrika Korps and Italian Army units. Perhaps the highest praise they could have recieved was from the Australians, where the diary of the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion reads 'We still have the 1/Northumberland Fusiliers with us, and our fellows swear by them'.

It was the words of the officer commanding the Tobruk Garrison, Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie James Morshead, who voiced the feelings of the men who endured the siege: 'There will be no Dunkirk here, there will be no surrender, no retreat'.


For those less inclined, this diorama depicts the final breakout from Tobruk, with a Bren gun team of the 1st Bn, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and a Matilda of the 32nd Army Tank Brigade breaking out from Tobruk during Operation Crusader, supported by a Tomahawk IIC of 112th Squadron Royal Air Force.













And just a proof pic for the extra dudes I included:

Spoiler:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 14:09:27


Post by: Graphite


Warpig, that looks amazing.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 15:55:30


Post by: Jamie Shred


Yeah that cracking warpig and great use of the palm tree to support the plane


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 15:57:25


Post by: Tallandra


Holy Moly, Warpig. That's a really cool and well done diorama.

Almost makes me a little hesitant to post my entry, but here's it is. A squad of Inceptors of my custom DA-successor chapter, the Relentless Wardens:

Spoiler:
Front view:


Back view:


Individual shots of the 3 Inceptors:






And a side view for a better view of the chapter symbol (crossed keys, my freehand skills aren't quite where I'd like them to be yet):




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 16:09:37


Post by: Warpig1815


Graphite wrote:Warpig, that looks amazing.


Thanks Graphite!

Jamie Shred wrote:Yeah that cracking warpig and great use of the palm tree to support the plane


I hate bare metal or plastic stands, so I had to get a bit creative with it. Fortunately, I've always been fascinated with desert scenes and wilting palms, so it seemed a natural method of doing it. Thanks for the kind words!

Tallandra wrote:

Almost makes me a little hesitant to post my entry, but here's it is


Not at all Tallandra, your marines are simply a different genre, and they are an excellent effort in themselves! Don't hold yourself to anyone else's standards, because painting is a journey not a destination .


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 16:16:26


Post by: Flinty


@Warpig - that pilot is clearly showboating, or just had a serious adverse emotional event all over his flight suit

Amazing work.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 16:28:15


Post by: Jadenim


I love the RAF WW2 desert scheme; one of the first Airfix kits I can remember building as a child was a cannon armed Hurricane with desert kit and you’re now making me want to take a break from Warhammer models to go get one of those again!

Also, Para, do we have a poll for next month yet?


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 16:42:31


Post by: Warpig1815


Jadenim wrote:I love the RAF WW2 desert scheme; one of the first Airfix kits I can remember building as a child was a cannon armed Hurricane with desert kit and you’re now making me want to take a break from Warhammer models to go get one of those again!

Also, Para, do we have a poll for next month yet?


Aha! It is my intention to convert Dakka person by person to doing at least one historic model a year! And I recall a brown and blue daubed hurricane from my childhood too

Flinty wrote:@Warpig - that pilot is clearly showboating, or just had a serious adverse emotional event all over his flight suit

Amazing work.


Have you ever seen the original low flying Spitfire? If not, have a goggle at this. Talk about skin of your teeth experience...


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 17:31:25


Post by: Flinty


Yikes! Any lower and the propellor blades grind themselves to Dust!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 17:49:43


Post by: Paradigm


Seconding everyone else, that diorama is a stunner, even aside from the fact it was done in less than a month!

 Jadenim wrote:

Also, Para, do we have a poll for next month yet?


Sorry, been a hectic couple of days.If people want to suggest some themes, I'll attempt to sort it later today.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/26 19:58:34


Post by: Graphite


So while I don't think I'll have a container for my truck, a couple more evening should see the rest of it complete.

Graphite TNG The Elder has completed her broom, however:



While TNG The Younger has completed her Porg Air Balloon, including removable passenger:



Bloody proud of the pair of them.

Meanwhile the passenger on my truck has Seen Things



Possibly at very high speed




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/27 06:52:21


Post by: Horla


I’m still a bit off on my entry but I’m “at” a Zus-based conference for the next three days so I will multitask and hopefully finish it up. Some impressive stuff so far, well done to those who are more organised (and talented!) than me.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/27 11:36:41


Post by: Rybrook


I should be done soon, just have to add some finishing touches/ transfers and then base it.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/27 15:30:51


Post by: DrGiggles


Here is my final submission. Really fun model but I should have painted in subassemblies, trying to get the boys painted in the cab was pretty frustrating.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/27 17:18:53


Post by: Graphite


I'm going to say this is done; the truck itself is complete, including my special high priced weathering powder (really cheap eyeshadow)











Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 03:53:28


Post by: Captain Brown


Finished all three.

These are made from various bits to create the last three in my series of nine, you will find an Eldar Guardian torso, plastic Jetbiker legs, scratch built back-banner one one, the bikes were cobbled together from five damaged ones, and the lances are Archon 3D Smiths. I even added buckles to the lance arms to have them fit the look.

Shining Spears Travel in Style (and like all Elves, they look good doing it).







Cheers,

CB


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 05:20:24


Post by: JoshInJapan


@Captain Brown: You have no more Shining Spears to paint? I don't know if I can handle not seeing them in the monthly challenge.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 07:08:41


Post by: Jadenim


Damn, we missed the opportunity to make next month’s theme “Shining spears”!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 15:51:44


Post by: Captain Brown


JoshInJapan wrote:@Captain Brown: You have no more Shining Spears to paint? I don't know if I can handle not seeing them in the monthly challenge.

Thank you for your support...however I am certain you will survive.
Jadenim wrote:Damn, we missed the opportunity to make next month’s theme “Shining spears”!

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! That would have really been cruel and unusual punishment.

CB


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 20:26:09


Post by: Llamahead


Finished my entry.



Gaslands car toting a rear mounted flamethrower although "style" might not be quite the right word for neon green and black flame stylings.....


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 20:37:39


Post by: Jamie Shred


I'm done too and early for a change! As always feedback is most welcome and appreciated here or in the vote thread. I had a go at applying some decals for the first time after last months feedback, definitely improves the look i think even if some are wonky and/or torn.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 20:37:47


Post by: Graphite


Nice use of rear flamer. Guard flame tanks scaling really well. Looking good!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/28 21:25:46


Post by: Maharg


Nice weather and the prospect of some outdoors gaming over the weekend meant there was no way I was going to finish my original entry so I needed to look for something quick to do instead. I went with this fellow, travelling in style with his metal balloon. Proof and WIP:



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 10:10:24


Post by: Reavsie


Motivation and energy at minimum levels at the moment so just completed one of the three. A Battle Ready Inceptor.
Pics not great due to stupid flight stand, which gave me a lot of trouble. You can see the terrible pinning job in the rear photo.






Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 18:59:12


Post by: Horla


Two days stuck at a laptop watching a conference has given me the time to finish off my Death Guard Rhino. I was really happy with the interior - I was aiming for a futuristic ultra clean med bay vibe that had been utterly corrupted over the millennia. My first real go at making stuff with Milliput too so it might not be the most finessed job but it’s a milestone.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 19:41:50


Post by: Flinty


@Horla - that is a great piece. I love the weathering on the ramp, inside and out. I also like the fleshy bits being not so rotten looking. That looks like a Rhino that is coming for you, rather than being on the verge of falling apart.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 20:04:16


Post by: MobileSuitRandom


Yeah! Coming for you, and bringing presents from Grandfather Nurgle! Good job on this one.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 20:24:41


Post by: Horla


Thanks folks. It's the Nurgle Pestmobile - bringing coughs and sniffles and necrotising fasciitis for all!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 20:43:39


Post by: JoshInJapan


Here are my final photos of the mech in all it's glory:








Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 21:19:06


Post by: Flinty


And it is glorious. Nice work!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 23:14:25


Post by: Rybrook


Im gonna need to have extra time, possibly tomorrow afternoon will be done.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/29 23:22:32


Post by: kurhanik


Welp...it turned out ok I guess, but man I screwed up the face and every time I tried to fix it I'd just mar up another spot on it and so on...

On the plus side I am very happy with how the hair turned out, and for a first attempt at actually painting flames, I am pleased with how they turned out. But man, that face...was demoralizing. I might have to come back to this in a few weeks and see if I can salvage that.

Spoiler:

















More for comparison, group photo with the Inquisitor I painted at the same time that turned out much better, even with that not being the best view of her...




Long story short, happy I finally did this project as I have been sitting on it for months, but just had hoped to make it look a little bit better.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 02:13:31


Post by: Chris56


Well, so much for not leaving things until the last minute! Two months and two late starts....hmmm.

Anyhow, here is my proof for this month - my test model vampire (she is meant to be flying).



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 03:25:37


Post by: Yorkright


Lots of great work again this month. Here is my finished entry not my best effort just happy to get something painted. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s finished projects.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 10:46:16


Post by: Ezki


Managed to finish the Haemonculus kitbash after all.




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 12:10:13


Post by: Flinty


Ezki - thats brilliant!

totally says "crazy space vampire" to me


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 14:14:37


Post by: Jadenim


Getting closer, but may need that extension to get the photos in:



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 17:47:17


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Bane and his acquired tumbler batmobile finished

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 17:59:20


Post by: Viterbi


So I put a few colors on the Ironclad, but found it too daunting with lots of little details. But to not miss a month here is a quick entry, needed some more cherubs for my sisters. And those buggers travel in style.

Proof (which I nearly forgot as evidenced by starting with the silver):



And the finished flying babies:





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 19:46:00


Post by: Rybrook


Finally

I present Brother Faustus, rolling in a Castraferrum pattern Furioso.




Built using the body of an AoBR dreadnought and the arms off the original metal furioso.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 20:03:21


Post by: Paradigm


A few folks asking for time tomorrow, so I'm just going to add an extra day, anything in before tomorrow night wherever you're posting from is good to go.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 20:24:07


Post by: Turaxa


I didn't think I'd be able to enter anything this month, but at the last minute I pulled this doomed gretchin and his (one-way) ride out of the pile and set to work. This is a Grot Bomb from Forgeworld.

"Lookit me ladz, I'm trav'lin' in style!"


Proof picture and final images in the spoiler:
Spoiler:
Proof


Final Images


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 20:47:53


Post by: Maharg


Finished my dwarf





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 21:35:22


Post by: MobileSuitRandom


Great stuff everyone!
Finished this forest elf on what I guess is an antler squig (?)




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 22:51:21


Post by: Midget Gems


Hi All

I took a bit of a break from things over the last few weeks and focused on trying to convert my garage into an office and sort my garden out so hobby stuff has taken a back seat.

Put together a last minute entry and worked on it while I was away with work this week.

Ork Looted Piranha

Proof


How its looking with the last few mins of painting before midnight, will get some decent photos up tomorrow.





Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/04/30 22:55:42


Post by: Jadenim


Sorry Para, no extension required for me after all! Two Leman Russ tanks from the Tallarn 331st Regiment, 2nd Armour Company (B); company commander in an Exterminator and the squadron leader for 2nd squad (Spades) in a Vanquisher:













I just got some desert dust weathering powder, but I'm not sure if I like the effect or not, hence why only one of them has it; any thoughts or comments from the group would be greatly appreciated!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 01:07:04


Post by: Chris56


Great work from everyone as usual, makes me a little embarrassed to enter this one. I was of two minds whether to enter this month at all - just not in the right headspace lately.
She is not my best job, but I decided that I don't want to spoil my three-year run by missing a month.

I am starting a Vampire Counts army (yes, Vampire Counts) and this is my first sorceress style vampire with the flight ability. As you can see, she is really just a colour test model and still has a long way to go as far as shading and details are concerned.
Still - I'm submitting her as is!





Best of luck to everyone!




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 01:23:13


Post by: Arakasi


 Paradigm wrote:
A few folks asking for time tomorrow, so I'm just going to add an extra day, anything in before tomorrow night wherever you're posting from is good to go.
Cool - I'm going to need it - thanks! Everyone else's entries are looking great (and on time!)


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 02:40:21


Post by: lifeafter


Can I change my entry to a Telemon I painted this month? I'm really uninspired to paint the scout biker. It's a vehicle but it moves on two feet. Did I miss the boat on this?







Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 05:08:22


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I was about to post that I’m dropping out. But, with an extra day I think I can make it. I have the warp cannon all but finished. Just need to slap some paint on the rats and I’ll post pictures after that.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 06:34:31


Post by: Vejut


Looking forward to seeing them DJ!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 08:58:29


Post by: Arakasi


Right, I'm in!

Ork Stormboy





Missing static grass and Ork weathering, but happy to submit this to the Dakka Painting Challenge.

Catchya,
Arakasi


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 11:42:40


Post by: Paradigm


New round here:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/798016.page#11112282

Leaving this one open for a while longer to catch any stragglers, including my own entry that I need to actually photograph!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
A last minute entry as mentioned, after a multi-hit combo of Real Life Stuff slammed me over the last week, I couldn't get photos until now (or paint anything less naff! ) Not an entry I'm particularly happy with, despite the mini being really quite nice my paint does not do it justice and I still haven't really got my mojo back with the metallic work. Oh well, keeps the streak going, I suppose!

Hopefully should be getting some contact lenses in the next couple of months that are set to do wonders for my vision, so with any luck this'll be my last 'meh' entry for a while (or at least, the last one I can blame on crappy vision! )



I'll leave this open until I get up tomorrow, so last few hours for any latecomers to catch up!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 21:55:06


Post by: E3DD


Talk about the last second! Finished just in the nick of time, traveling in style.
Spoiler:


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/01 23:58:30


Post by: Midget Gems


Final Pics for my Looted Piranha. Good luck everyone



Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/02 01:07:57


Post by: Vejut


A nice looting midget gems!
Didn't get around to getting my better pictures taken, so just going to use the same ones from page 4 as my finals:
Spoiler:




Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/02 04:00:11


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Done! Grateful for the extension. I was going to just throw in the towel for the month, and then when I logged in to post that, I saw notice of the extra day.

So, here it is: Can you travel in a style greater than on a powerful, warp-fueled, mega-cannon mounted on a rickety wooden cart?
Only if you then take that death-trap contraption through a toxic sewer.

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Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/02 08:11:09


Post by: Paradigm


Indeed, that might be the most stylish travelling contraption of the month, great work! Seems like a good note to end on, so I'll call this one there.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/06 21:05:26


Post by: Horla


Is there a voting thread coming? I want to see how badly DV8 beats us all again lol


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/06 21:35:23


Post by: Paradigm


Yeah, sorry, still a few days out at the moment, Real Life is continuing to be extremely unhelpful.


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/06 22:23:36


Post by: Horla


I can understand that, real life is very intrusive at times!


Dakka Painting Challenge Round 74 April 2021: Travelling in Style @ 2021/05/07 06:28:05


Post by: Jadenim


Particularly in the last year. Don’t sweat it Para.