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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







@Aash - they look proper gribbley. Nice work!

I’m going to stop faffing and call Ice Queen done. I have come to the realisation that I am not good enough to do decent white armour on something this intricate, however, fully painted is better than grey. I can always paint another one in the future if I get brave and inspired.





With the 3 dogs and this little lady done, just the big honking spider bot to go! It’s base coated, and my new grey has turned up, so hopefully I’ll be able to churn it out over the coming week.

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

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The Netherlands, Europe

 KidCthulhu wrote:
 Tim 121RVC wrote:
I'll give it a try this round with this conversion:

I approve of both the great Krell-lite conversion and the Shockwave avatar


Thanks!
I didn't make it with Krell in my mind, but I can see the likeness.
   
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Edinburgh, UK

Bit of work done this week/weekend. Decals applied and now need a gloss coat before oils go on but well on the way. Some great painting this month again.


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Northumberland, England

Fantastic work TH. Obviously the lining and oils make it pop, but looking great so far .

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

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Numine Et Arcu
 
   
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Upstate, New York



Next stop: edge highlights.

Slowly getting there. Had to find, strip, and re-prime another backpack. The RTB01 one I was going to use did not have the correct hole to fit on the old metal minis. Luckily I had one and didn’t need to file/drill.

   
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Leeds UK

Where did all the month go

Made some progress with the rogue purge but need to get a shift on now.
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Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

I’ve actually had my entry painted for about two weeks now, I just can’t seem to find the time to clear work off of my hobby desk to take some photos. I hate working from home.

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 Zed wrote:
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Three Color Minimum





Tangentville, New Jersey

Here's my Warphead with better lighting:




And I guess I've not met my 5 photo maximum. Good luck, fellow competitors!


 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Contrary to how this usually goes, I've managed to complete my Cave Girl end of last week. I suspect the difference is size and detail! (Seen here alongside last month's entry)


Hopefully I can get some decent / better photos before the end of the month...

Good luck everyone!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Speed Drybrushing





t.dot

So my work on the Crimson Court ended up taking far longer than I had anticipated (alas I started this project in the last week of April, so I can't even use it for this challenge) which pushed back several other projects/commissions, which means ultimately I won't have time to finish what I wanted to get done originally for this challenge (some form of 75mm Legionaire/Hoplite).

So instead, I submit to you She-Hulk, tossing the TARDIS as a weapon (which I'm told, you can throw things in Crisis Protocol). The TARDIS is some six thousand years old by the estimation of one Professor Chronotis, a retired Time Lord, so it should qualify!

Proof:



Finished:

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Oh, that's cool DV8! A bit of humour is always fun.
   
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Edinburgh, UK

Love the scratchbuilt TARDIS, DV8 and especially like the colour modulation on the surfaces.

I've finished my entry in good time before the end of the month. Happy with the result although there are a few mistakes which keen eyes may spy. Very fun build and paint, I experimented with oil filters and oil spotting to break up the camouflage. The underbelly shows this clearest and I'm quite pleased with it. Hopefully it looks the part.

(Para, I've spoilered the large photos for voting again)

Hawker Hurricane MkI (No. 615 Squadron, Royal Air Force Kenley, England, August, 1940)






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Northumberland, England

Well you can count on at least one vote TH I'm not biased or owt...

Very nice job you've done on this, and you've nailed the battleworn feel perfectly (unsurprising given your SM's though). The underside is great too - I don't wash mine with oils all over, but I like how it's picked out the fabric ribbing softly and given it a grimy feel - might try that myself in future . Noice!

P.S - I can only see one 'mistake' I care to talk about - the long streaks of gun smoke down the wing! (It's a favourite topic for RAF scale modellers to hotly, and pointlessly, debate whether or not flight surfaces were rigorously cleaned inbetween sorties - very much 'rivet counting' stuff. Rule of cool definitely applies ).


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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Another month of great looking minis. Here’s my blast from Ages Past, Narik Dreygur; consul praevin of the Iron Warriors. He’s been hiding in the pile of grey for 6 years.
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Looks good Yorkright. Hazard stripes came out well.

Gotta remember to drop my entry in, doing a Oathsworn Australian aboriginal warrior, armed in the traditional style:
Primed proof:


And current state, as a quick snap:

Need to actually get effort pictures this month for finals, but the usual covering my bases.
   
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Edinburgh, UK

 Warpig1815 wrote:
Well you can count on at least one vote TH I'm not biased or owt...

Very nice job you've done on this, and you've nailed the battleworn feel perfectly (unsurprising given your SM's though). The underside is great too - I don't wash mine with oils all over, but I like how it's picked out the fabric ribbing softly and given it a grimy feel - might try that myself in future . Noice!

P.S - I can only see one 'mistake' I care to talk about - the long streaks of gun smoke down the wing! (It's a favourite topic for RAF scale modellers to hotly, and pointlessly, debate whether or not flight surfaces were rigorously cleaned inbetween sorties - very much 'rivet counting' stuff. Rule of cool definitely applies ).



Haha cheers! Definitely no bias at all, at all

I figured that due to the amount of sorties squadrons were facing during the Battle of Britain, the planes might have been a little bit dirtier and more weathered due to the lack of time for maintenance so that would have included the gun smoke. The trails are a little bit long but I think it fits the setting and I had to read through so many back and forth arguments about Hurricanes in general! The all over wash achieved what I wanted with that in mind, but if I was going to do another, a cleaner one would be less messy and less time consuming to clean up with panel lining. It is fun to absolutely cover a model in paint though.

Didn't realise going into this that the passion runs deep for these aircraft so it can be intimidating to tackle one knowing that there will be scrutiny.
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Oils before removal


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Northumberland, England

Tyranid Horde wrote:

Haha cheers! Definitely no bias at all, at all

I figured that due to the amount of sorties squadrons were facing during the Battle of Britain, the planes might have been a little bit dirtier and more weathered due to the lack of time for maintenance so that would have included the gun smoke. The trails are a little bit long but I think it fits the setting and I had to read through so many back and forth arguments about Hurricanes in general! The all over wash achieved what I wanted with that in mind, but if I was going to do another, a cleaner one would be less messy and less time consuming to clean up with panel lining. It is fun to absolutely cover a model in paint though.


But that's a totally reasonable argument - I mean, there was a war on! And at the height of the BoB, ground crew were turning over aircraft incredibly quickly. I don't buy the argument that the 1mph gained by polishing flight surfaces was their most important goal when aircraft were coming back on fumes, with ammunition exhausted and shot through...

Tyranid Horde wrote: Didn't realise going into this that the passion runs deep for these aircraft so it can be intimidating to tackle one knowing that there will be scrutiny.


Aye, historical modellers can get... intense .

But in fairness I think it's because, unlike fictional modelling, there's a very tangible sense that behind each model stands the shadow of somebody or something real. At least, that's my feeling when I paint historicals. It's one thing to imagine the artificial heroism of a 7ft genetically enhanced killing machine with a rocket-launching machine gun, and totally another to comprehend how my GG-Grandfather, a mild-mannered postman, climbed over the top into literal hell-on-earth, and bayonet charged the Prussian Guard at the Somme. Makes you seriously invested in what you're depicting, and getting it 'right'.

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Sneaky Chameleon Skink





Progress!

I finished the feathers and highlighted the chameleon skink. Next up, metallics.


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For some reason the images are really low quality. Click on them and open them in the gallery.

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Emboldened Warlock






Good work everyone! Bit behind schedule because of course I shoved the Vyper from my table accidentally and of course the flight stand broke off and then I had to get a pin vise to pin it. Thankfully there's a conference tomorrow/friday that can double as painting time to get the turret finished :p

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Northumberland, England

Excellent work by all so far! Finally got mine in. I'm not all that thrilled with my efforts and there is much room for improvement if I do another figurine. But as my very first in this scale I didn't have high hopes to begin with! Some of you may notice the paint on the nose has rubbed off - this is because the helmet is a snug fit and the face isn't designed to be displayed really (He's also got nee ears!). But since I painted it, I may as well show it

Anyway, I entitled this piece 'Aristeia', which was the Ancient Greek term for 'excellence', and more specifically referred to an epic set of deeds which immortalised (sometimes literally) a great warrior. The aristeia I chose to depict (not that it is described as such), is that of a Spartiate - Aristodemus of Lakedaimon, at the Battle of Plataea. As always, more info for those so inclined :

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Aristodemus was one of only 3 Spartans who survived the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC, having been ordered home by King Leonidas I due to an eye-infection. Unfortunately for Aristodemus, faithfully carrying out his orders, his colleague Eurytas (also suffering from the eye-infection) decided to return to the battle, and was led back by his helot servant, although blind, where he charged into the fray to die alongside the 300. Pantites, the third Spartan survivor, had been away on an embassy to Thessaly and hung himself in shame for having missed the battle. And so Aristodemus became an outcast, denounced as a coward. Unable to bear the shame, the next year at the Battle of Plataea, Aristodemus broke ranks from the Lakedaimonian phalanx and charged the Persian lines alone where he killed in a beserker fury, determined to redeem himself, before being cut down. Herodotos deemed Aristodemus the bravest man in the entire Greek army, but despite having redeemed himself the Spartans honoured another, Poseidonius, who had not abandoned his discipline and had fought without wishing to die.

Aristodemus' story is an incredibly personal, and tragic, flash from history. This year is the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Plataea, so I think it's apt to pay homage to Aristodemus so that his redemption lives on.













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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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

That earless head is very disconcerting. Like an ancient Greek Voldemort.... Lovely paintwork though!

Subject poll for next month, including the return of a technical challenge option because it's been a fair while since we had one.
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Furious Raptor





Germany

I'll jump in with a last minute project. I printed a blood angel bust last year in September and have been smoothing out all surfaces since then, while also sculpting a bit of detail onto it. I finally manged to finish the sculpt a few days ago and then still had enough motivation to paint it in a couple of sessions. I hope the bust fits the theme, as it has a 30K vibe to it


Proof and painting progress:
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I primed everything black and then gave it a coat of white from above. Probably would've worked better with a more transparent paint in the end, but you can see a bit of color transition in the final model.




Now with a proper red coat of paint.


A few layers of paint, unfortunately I did not take many WIP shots. But I really like the battle damage and marble effect





Putting it all together







Finished paintjob, these aren't the final pictures. I'll try to upload some better ones either later today or on the weekend
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Extremely happy with how it turned out! I gave the whole model an oil wash to darken it down and to shade the recesses. I could've done a lot more on the black in terms of highlights, but I wasn't feeling confident enough for that. I'll probably practice that on my new smaller busts and then maybe come back to this.
My favorite parts are definetely the marble, gemstones and eyes







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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Here are my final photos of the Champion of Slaanesh:





Now showing The Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!

Painting Total as of 8/1/2021: 51 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks!

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




 
   
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Germany

And here are my final pictures of my Blood Angel Bust







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Got the finished pics done:
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Calling them done. Captain, Veteran, and an Assault marine. Who I’m calling a vet, despite not having any markings. He’s been kicking around since the RT era, that’s got to count for years in service. You just don’t see many severed heads on loyalists these days. Ahh, for the classic era, where the “good” guys were just brain-scrubbed criminals enforcing the Emperor’s will. Captain had the appropriate symbol on his helmet, and the vet has the right stripe.

These guys might be the last of the power armor RT metals I have. Still have some RTB01s, and TDA if I dig a little. Might be a few left wearing BA colors. Was fun getting paint on the old stuff, even if they might not see the table any time soon.

   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







@vejut - that platypus is ace! I love the cloak.

@nevelon - those are the oldest of schools. The bare heads are significantly bigger than the helmet on the other guy . Your scheme looks good on them, especially the green power blades.

I’m going to call a finish on my entry for this month. Final entry photos below. Finished some rust spotting and assembly of the spider mech tonight. Also finished an alternate turret with a plasma gun in case I ever get around to upgrading the thing in-game.

Looks like the leg joints really didn’t print properly either on the torso or on the legs, so I’ve just flooded the area with gel super glue. It’s all underneath so it’ll never be seen anyway, especially in the display cabinet

So here is a hunting party from the Vortices gang of House Van Saar, utilising a mixture of ancient STC tech and ancient human companions (with a bit of overlap... hell, maybe they even implanted a dog brain into the spider mech for a bit of rat-thing action):













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

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Lots of excellent entries so far. Wrapping up the bases for my entry, will submit my photos tomorrow.

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Been Around the Block






The finished pics.
   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Hey, I actually finished this time! Here are the final pics of Sammael, the Dark Angels' current Master of the Ravenwing:



I think he fits the theme on two counts: he's riding quite possibly the last jetbike of the Adeptus Astartes, a relic of a bygone age. And his sword is a treasured heirloom, passed down to each successive Master of the Ravenwing when their predecessor is killed in battle.

Overall I had a ton of fun with this model. Probably not my best work, as my photos were not kind despite being actually decent photos. I also have now acquired a lightbox and this is the first model to be photographed with that. I'll probably have to do further experimentation to figure out the optimal brightness and camera settings to use it well, but I'm happy with these pics as a first attempt. Looking forward to the voting, as there are a lot of pretty cool entries coming in!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 9/25/20, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~16000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~3800
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Officio Assassinorum: ~600 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~1900
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