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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sorry to hear about your eyelid Para, hope you get well soon! And I second (or in fact third) an extension, so that your streak doesn't break.

Here is my entry, the Gor Half-Horn mini, that I will use as a tempestor prime. His chainsword may look clumsy, but he in fact never used it, because of his prowess with his archeotech plasma gun "Belle". No one got ever near enough, to challenge Gor to hand-to-hand-combat.

I'm glad I'm done with the models, there is so much stuff on it. I mean, he has three guns, two daggers, two grenades and the chainsword as weapons and so many pouches that Liefeld is weeping tears of joy somewhere.

Would have loved to make the cigar more glowing, but wasn't sure which colors would help. And the hazard stripes could have been better, perhaps he painted them on himself with his hooves

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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

 Paradigm wrote:
Not getting an entry in this month, due to an inflamed eyelid my vision has been too blurry to paint for the last 4 weeks, And while it's just about starting to recover, too late.

And so, I hand over the 'most entries' title squarely to Nevelon. For 58 months we've both got something in every single time, but now I fall behind while he soldiers on!
Absolutely gutted I couldn't quite pull off a five year entry streak!


Damn.. Blepharitis?

you shouldve painted something blind and seen how it looked.

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 Paradigm wrote:
Not getting an entry in this month, due to an inflamed eyelid my vision has been too blurry to paint for the last 4 weeks, And while it's just about starting to recover, too late.

And so, I hand over the 'most entries' title squarely to Nevelon. For 58 months we've both got something in every single time, but now I fall behind while he soldiers on!
Absolutely gutted I couldn't quite pull off a five year entry streak!


Extend the deadline as long as you need. Do you think a week would be enough time for you to have recovered sufficiently to paint something? If so, do that. Hell, close entries for the rest of us and don't post the voting thread until you're ready - we'll wait for you. No one could possibly object to an exception being made for the guy who has put in so many hours organising the challenges every month.

I have ended up painting something for this month after all, so I'm going to post the proof pic I took before I started it this morning, and hopefully final pics later tonight. I started it a week or so ago and it's 95% finished.
   
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Three Color Minimum






Melbourne, Australia

Some really great work done this month as always.

Para - we all agree that you should be allowed an extension - that you do all of the extra work every month, on top of your truly inspiring minis, and have granted plenty of people the same extension really means that you have well and truly earned it.
As Nev said, please give yourself the same consideration that you have given plenty of us many times before.

Here is my entry for this month. The basics are there but the finishes are not what I would normally hope for. Still, this took me a lot less time than usual so whilst the quality might not be improving, my speed definitely is.
That silly golden plastic is so soft, though! We've had 40 degree weather (celsius! equivalent of about 105 farhenheit for you imperial people) here yesterday and today, so that gold stuff was literally drooping in the heat!








Best of luck everyone and see you all for some big baddies next month.

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Painlord Titan Princeps of Slaanesh





Hamilton, ON

Ironically, the light grey I use for basing has got mold growing in it and I don't know if I'll have time to get more and finish the bases, so... hope these will do



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Here's my proof pic. Two models - Lelith Hesperax and a Lhamaean.

   
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Soviet Kanukistan

We'll see how far I get tonight... but I think I'mma gonna need the amnesty.

   
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Here is my finished Jackal Alphus! Faces and glowing effects are still a challenge, but I'll get there. Overall I'm happy with the result.






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Camouflaged Zero






 feltmonkey wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Not getting an entry in this month, due to an inflamed eyelid my vision has been too blurry to paint for the last 4 weeks, And while it's just about starting to recover, too late.

And so, I hand over the 'most entries' title squarely to Nevelon. For 58 months we've both got something in every single time, but now I fall behind while he soldiers on!
Absolutely gutted I couldn't quite pull off a five year entry streak!


Extend the deadline as long as you need. Do you think a week would be enough time for you to have recovered sufficiently to paint something? If so, do that. Hell, close entries for the rest of us and don't post the voting thread until you're ready - we'll wait for you. No one could possibly object to an exception being made for the guy who has put in so many hours organising the challenges every month.

I have ended up painting something for this month after all, so I'm going to post the proof pic I took before I started it this morning, and hopefully final pics later tonight. I started it a week or so ago and it's 95% finished.


Felt said it perfectly, extend as long as you need, another 58 months streak awaits you, Para.
   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine





United Kingdom

I may have thought that tomorrow is the 31st and that I had a hole extra day to finish off because I'm very bad at organising my life...

Painting furiously to try and get in by midnight, but my hand is starting to feel like a claw and I have yet to start the cloak...

   
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Camouflaged Zero






First Infinity Biker unit done, ZondNautica.

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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Do you use a proper camera to take your photos? How do you get your background to be completely black?

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Camouflaged Zero






Hey, yes I use Nikon D5300 with a macro lens. The mini is a bit elevated with a big black background, so the light doesn't reach the back completely.
Also I use dimmed light and I correct the light exposure in the software later on...I'll post my photo setup.
   
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Bush? No, Eldar Ranger






Here's my Shadowspear Eliminator Sarge. Forgot to charge my camera so this is whatever I managed to get out of my phone:

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Now with better pics, FWIW:





His two pals are 80% done but I spent too much time messing with his cloak - still happy that I finished him on time -

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Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

So I’ve got one finished and I’ve just done the final washes on the other; any chance of posting photos tomorrow, once she’s had chance to dry?

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Final pics with the good camera for mine:




Camera actually worked in my favor on this one, at least the first two, they don't look as nice to my eye in real life.
   
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Camouflaged Zero






@queen_annes_revenge this is my set up, its pretty simple actually.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Not the best pictures from me, couldn't get my camera to talk to my laptop so had to use the phone and couldn't get the light right. Better than nothing though, here is my attempt at the dark elf assassin



   
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

 Nevelon wrote:
 Modock wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Not getting an entry in this month, due to an inflamed eyelid my vision has been too blurry to paint for the last 4 weeks, And while it's just about starting to recover, too late.

And so, I hand over the 'most entries' title squarely to Nevelon. For 58 months we've both got something in every single time, but now I fall behind while he soldiers on!
Absolutely gutted I couldn't quite pull off a five year entry streak!


Damn, sorry to hear that Para, hope you get better soon...that's an incredible achievement you accomplished.
If you can paint in a day or two you could extend the challenge for few days I'm sure everybody would agree.
I'm for it 110%.


Para,

I’ll second Modock on this. If you need more time, take it. You have always been willing to push things out a bit for everyone else. We are more then willing to grant you the same. We can leave this one open for a little longer and start in on the next. We all know you only need 5 minutes to bang out a top level entry anyway.

Feel better, take what time you need. And cut yourself the same slack you would for everyone else!


I'd add my weight to an extension for Para, we're a fun community here and it wouldn't be the same without a para entry, we got to look after the boss
(still think you would beat me blind painting )

been trying to push and finish my entry this evening, will take the photos tomorrow as its bed time now.

   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

 Midget Gems wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
 Modock wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Not getting an entry in this month, due to an inflamed eyelid my vision has been too blurry to paint for the last 4 weeks, And while it's just about starting to recover, too late.

And so, I hand over the 'most entries' title squarely to Nevelon. For 58 months we've both got something in every single time, but now I fall behind while he soldiers on!
Absolutely gutted I couldn't quite pull off a five year entry streak!


Damn, sorry to hear that Para, hope you get better soon...that's an incredible achievement you accomplished.
If you can paint in a day or two you could extend the challenge for few days I'm sure everybody would agree.
I'm for it 110%.


Para,

I’ll second Modock on this. If you need more time, take it. You have always been willing to push things out a bit for everyone else. We are more then willing to grant you the same. We can leave this one open for a little longer and start in on the next. We all know you only need 5 minutes to bang out a top level entry anyway.

Feel better, take what time you need. And cut yourself the same slack you would for everyone else!


I'd add my weight to an extension for Para, we're a fun community here and it wouldn't be the same without a para entry, we got to look after the boss
(still think you would beat me blind painting )

been trying to push and finish my entry this evening, will take the photos tomorrow as its bed time now.



Fourth'd to this one! Para, you put all the hard work in and it would be an utter travesty if you didn't extend your own deadline like you do for all of us time and time again!

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Leaping Dog Warrior





Leeds, UK

Managed to ignore my neighbour's brexit celebrations and transfer deadline gossip to finish off painting my Umbra Legate. But i'm not even going to post the phone camera pics i just took! Will try and get some decent pictures in the morning.



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Here are my final pics. Lelith Hesperax and a Lhamaean.













These were an absolute NIGHTMARE to paint. They're both finecast, so the sculpts were full of holes. Every spike on each model ends in an air bubble, a little hole. Lelith had no chin - it was completely missing - so I had to sculpt it out of greenstuff. That chin is all my work. There were an absolute ton of hidden mould gates. A dozen times I had to stop painting halfway through to carve off some bit of resin that I hadn't realised at first wasn't meant to be part of the model. I'd have to keep repainting areas after chopping out a support I hadn't noticed. I broke all the extremities off the Lhamaean at one time or another. Never paint finecast. Absolutely never paint two finecast models at the same time. It will sap your will to live. On top of this, Lelith's sculpt is embarrassingly outdated and degrading to a great character. She's an absolute badass, the pinnacle of Drukhari martial skill. Why is she wearing a g-string? You really notice how sexist a sculpt is when you're carefully painting a thong into a model's buttcrack and beyond. She deserves an updated sculpt, with a more dignified outfit.
   
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Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Both hilarious and exactly on the nose, feltmonkey. Also, beautifully painted.

   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Doesn't look like I'm going to make it either this month. Got most of the way there, then kind of lost my motivation or something. Maybe if we get an extension and I rally hard I could make it, but otherwise it ain't happening.

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Leicester

As promised, finished pictures of the latest recruits to my Escher gang, "The Slaying Sirens":












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Also, in case anyone's interested, here's my current photo setup:

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 Zed wrote:
*All statements reflect my opinion at this moment. if some sort of pretty new model gets released (or if I change my mind at random) I reserve the right to jump on any bandwagon at will.
 
   
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Camouflaged Zero






 Jadenim wrote:

Also, in case anyone's interested, here's my current photo setup:

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Hehe, nice...are you going to paint it for the FINAL BOSS challenge?
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Thanks for the words of support, folks. I will certainly endeavour to paint something if my recovery in the next few days allows. You're all being more than fair, I really do appreciate it.


It doesn't seem right to offer an extension of the deadline purely for myself though, so consider the next few days fair game for entries. Hopefully those of you who were close to finishing can get over the line, and the (seemingly many) folks having camera woes can get those sorted as well.

New round will go up later today as normal.

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

Done finally


WIP - Blood angels Showcase
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

 Modock wrote:
Hey, yes I use Nikon D5300 with a macro lens. The mini is a bit elevated with a big black background, so the light doesn't reach the back completely.
Also I use dimmed light and I correct the light exposure in the software later on...I'll post my photo setup.


Fair enough. I guess my phone and gsw light box don't cut it haha.

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Leaping Dog Warrior





Leeds, UK

Was channeling my inner sith on this one after watching Rise of Skywalker.




Also getting distracted by painting a bunch of batroids to go with him didn't help getting him finished!

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