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He's finished. I don't have a decent photography set up for a model this big.. it's way too big to fit in any of my photo booths.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Looks pretty darn big. And none too shabby.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
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Leader of the Sept







That ‘chief looks great! The weathering is spot on. Well used, but not overly abused.

For my own part, after getting a really nice red out of one of the contrast reds on a smaller mech, I slathered it all over my spider mech and got all despondent at the blotchiness on the larger surfaces. So I got the airbrush out and went over the upper surfaces with something a bit smoother. The yellow highlight is probably a bit too overdone, but it looks much better than it did. Now to go back over the blacks again and then a few details. It can be rescued!


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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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Fireknife Shas'el





Leicester

That’s a beautiful texture on the red.

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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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Powerful Ushbati






Skurge, Hero of Asgard:


Nehekhara lives! Sort of!
Why is the rum always gone? 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

All skurge, all the time

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Progress on my wolfy dready:

He's almost done, just needs a few small details, decals, and his base done.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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A Protoss colony world

Well, I've had a mini-disaster. My model is finished, except for the fact that I planned to do a nice snowy base and my Vallejo Ground Texture snow is unfortunately all dried up and ruined. Completely unusable. And I won't have a chance to get back to the FLGS to get more until the weekend at the earliest. I guess I'll have to submit my model on a fairly plain muddy base instead, and add snow at some point in the future so it matches the rest of my Wolves. I'll do pics tomorrow most likely.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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A Protoss colony world

As promised, here are the final pics of my Space Wolves Redemptor Dreadnought:



Other than the base, which was supposed to have snow on it, I'm extremely happy with how this model turned out. It was a lot of fun to work on! I've always loved Space Marine Dreadnoughts, and the Redemptor is no exception. It certainly has a big enough gun for this month's theme, I think. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else submits here in the waning hours of the challenge!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Happy We Found Our Primarch





Bexhill-on-Sea

Woohoo! I managed to get mine done in time. I did not enjoy this one as it looked like rubbish for most of the process.

   
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Fireknife Shas'el





Leicester

One Fallen heavy gunner for legions Kill Team:






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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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 401st wrote:
Woohoo! I managed to get mine done in time. I did not enjoy this one as it looked like rubbish for most of the process.


It looks amazing there. I almost always hate kits by the time I finish them so I understand that part but it's really cool looking. The weathering contrasted with the white really pops.

How did you do it?
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

@401st: Wow, what a beast of a tank! Love the red dust weathering on the white, and the base and 'action pose' gunner in the turret really place it in a vivid scene!

@Zergsmasher: I find a good quick snow effect can be had with some bicarbonate of soda and PVA, if you have any to hand. Probably not as good as the Vallejo stuff, but it works well enough ina pinch. The key is to apply the PVA then the bicarb, as mixing them together before application can cause the PVA to thicken and go lumpy (which, in and of itself, is a good hack for quicly texturing flat bases!)

 
   
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Stealthy Dark Angels Scout with Shotgun





Germany

The ATV is nowhere near down, but I managed to finish the Ravenwing Attack Bike at least:



Spoiler:










That kit was a real pain to work with...

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Regular Dakkanaut






Looks like I'm going to be a day late with my entry, once again. Hope that's okay? Work has been seriously cutting into my hobby time... :/
   
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More Iron warriors from me this month, was hoping to add a basilisk as well but ran out of time so just a couple of rapiers will have to do



   
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Mysterious Techpriest






I just finished - waiting for daylight to take photos...

pic with current light...
Spoiler:



EDIT:
Final pics..
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Stuff about the berlin brigade pattern..
Spoiler:
The original pattern was created for the cheiftan tank but has been applied to other vehicles without much alteration - this wasn't really possible for a leman russ because of the height of the applicable paneling.
The pattern is comprised of 18" blocks of three colours to match typical materials found on a berlin strasse - concrete (off white), brickwork (brown) and glass (blue-grey).
These colours were thermally matched to the materials they were echoing so the paints would have different thermal impressions, further hampering recognition.
the pattern was keyed to work best against single apeture optics like gun sights and thermal imaging systems which were much more primitive then (no edge recognition/highlighting software)
the secondary issue then, was the recessive parts of the hull/track components which tend to reveal the edges of those components.
What i did is a modified version of berlin brigade urban camo but i did take inspiration from other applications of the pattern which had to account for other shapes.
Standard cheiftan in urban camo pattern...



This m113 gave some inspiration for how to deal with downward sloped surfaces on corners....


As did this cheiftan ARRV...



And here's how the pattern looked in the wild..

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
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Leader of the Sept







Nice Berlin Brigade camo! Its such an iconic signature.

Just managed to "finish" my entry. You could spend forever tweaking things and adding highlights, but this is a good halt point.









Then the ultimate question... is it big enough? The wee AA tank seems to think so



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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Ahh, yeah - thats really nice.

Properly nice entries this month as usual - every fisihed pic here i saw and was like "well i'm chucking a vote on that one too then!"


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
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Bedford

Phew finished, paintbrush is now down

Heres a rubbish pic, will get some better ones up in the morning. I really enjoyed doing this conversion


   
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Leicester

I don’t even know if Orks have anything they need to compensate for, but that one definitely is!?

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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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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

New round is up, few more hours here to catch any stragglers.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/807125.page#11437847
Go get spooky!

 
   
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Bedford

 Jadenim wrote:
I don’t even know if Orks have anything they need to compensate for, but that one definitely is!?


They have got to have the biggest "boooom"

Wow looking through the entries this month its going to be a fun voting round

Here are the final pics of my Ork Artillery Big Gun Conversion.

I really had a lot of fun with this one and it reminded me of the stuff I used to do several years ago BC (Before Children), took me a lot of time and effort but I'm really happy with the results, it is definitely one of my biggest conversions to date up there with the dreadknight, Santa, X-wing and AA gun on a stegadon. I mounted the main body of the gun so it can rotate smoothly 360 degrees and also be removed if needed for transport, the loading hatch at the back can be placed open or closed and the chains + hoist can be removed if required (its a pain in the arse threading them through the support loops and grot hands again so I didn't do that for the photos)

I'm actually going to enter this into my local gaming stores painting competition as well.


   
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Leader of the Sept







That is an amazing piece. I particularly like the gunner position out in front where he can properly appreciate the kaboom

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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Flashy Flashgitz






Truly mind blowing, both concept and execution. Well done sir

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
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Regular Dakkanaut






Finally finished! Just got to paint the rim and take decent photos. This is just to prove I'm done.
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Okay, finally got my pictures done, here's my entry:
   
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Powerful Ushbati






Good job on the color distribution, that came out nicely in the end.

And Midget Gems, that is one great big boom gun!

Nehekhara lives! Sort of!
Why is the rum always gone? 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






 Geifer wrote:
Good job on the color distribution, that came out nicely in the end.


Thanks Geifer! I think the Fire Dragon symbol on the head/helmet helped a lot to knock that yellow back. I just wish I could have got an opposing mini or two painted to show the scale of the Wraithlord... and of course that massive firepike!

Only six more Wraithlord conversions to paint! ^_^'
   
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Did I miss it or has the voting thred not gone up yet?
   
 
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