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Martial Arts Fiday






Nashville, TN

Progress!

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"Holy Sh*&, you've opened my eyes and changed my mind about this topic, thanks Dakka OT!"

-Nobody Ever

Proverbs 18:2

"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

 warboss wrote:

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Regular Dakkanaut





Ireland

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
   
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Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

 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?!

DS:80+S+GM+B+I+Pw40k08D+A++WD355R+T(M)DM+
 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.
 
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

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.

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Made in ca
Speed Drybrushing





t.dot

Miles Morales and Ghost Spider complete.


   
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

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:

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"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
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Leicester

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

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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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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine






Northumberland, England

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:

Into the Fires of Battle! Unto the Anvil of War!

Now with 100% more blog: 'Beyond the Wall'

Numine Et Arcu
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Warpig, that looks amazing.
   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Yeah that cracking warpig and great use of the palm tree to support the plane
   
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Adolescent Youth with Potential





Germany

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):


   
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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine






Northumberland, England

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 .

Into the Fires of Battle! Unto the Anvil of War!

Now with 100% more blog: 'Beyond the Wall'

Numine Et Arcu
 
   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







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

Amazing work.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Leicester

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?

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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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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine






Northumberland, England

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...

Into the Fires of Battle! Unto the Anvil of War!

Now with 100% more blog: 'Beyond the Wall'

Numine Et Arcu
 
   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







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

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

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.

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

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


   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Subject poll for May:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/797885.page#11108881

Paradigm's New Blog- 18/06- Geralt and Kratos

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Ireland

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.
   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Cloud City, Bespin

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

 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?
 DV8 wrote:
Blood Angels Furioso Dreadnought should also be double-fisted.
 
   
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Sneaky Kommando






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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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

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









   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

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

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

@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.

Now showing cultists for Frostgrave!

Painting Total as of 6/4/2021: 34 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Leicester

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

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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.
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

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

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

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.....

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

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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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

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