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Made in us
Wicked Ghast





Australia

I created a once-off Space Marine chapter to support me during depression times.
First attempt at NMM, which ended up pretty bad. But I still like this guy's message.
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Nothing to see here, move along mortal.  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Nice work on a classic mini. Good message! Gives you that +1 on your Ld when you need it.

Finished with my entry:


Had a bit of fun with this one. As the banner of the 3rd company, I needed to put our trademark stabbed nid head on there somewhere, but my freehand skills are not up for the task. Luckily my bits box was. Had a bit of trouble with the transfers, not that it shows in this angle. His shoulderpad on the arm holding the banner is touching his backpack, so the first transfer I tried to get on would not slide to where it needed to go. The second one I cut the skull out from the middle of the laurals, so it could go around the contact point. You ever tired to get a “U” shaped decal to end up where you want it? Less then fun. Ended up where it needed to be though. Sister turned out pretty good. So much finicky detail. I could have done more, but she’s good for battle.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





And some final pics--still amazed that 3 100w bulbs at less than 3 feet can underexpose an image, but here we are...



   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






 JustALittleOrkish wrote:
I created a once-off Space Marine chapter to support me during depression times.
First attempt at NMM, which ended up pretty bad. But I still like this guy's message.


I just got that same guy as part of a bunch of minis that arrived recently. It's cool to see what he could look like painted. I like the color scheme you chose. Hope you don't mind if I borrow the purple/yellow/grey idea for a small patrol detachment at some point. I really like purple.


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 Nevelon wrote:
You ever tired to get a “U” shaped decal to end up where you want it? Less then fun. Ended up where it needed to be though.


I've never actually attempted to apply a decal because I dislike the obvious circle of clear plastic around them when done quickly. I have watched a few videos on how to apply them and make that not show, so I have some understanding of how finicky they can be.

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Made in ca
Irked Necron Immortal






All done! 5 Pandemic fighters! A front shot, a rear shot, one with the three figurines with side-shot details to the side, and one with each mini next to their reference card.





   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

SergentSilver wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
You ever tired to get a “U” shaped decal to end up where you want it? Less then fun. Ended up where it needed to be though.


I've never actually attempted to apply a decal because I dislike the obvious circle of clear plastic around them when done quickly. I have watched a few videos on how to apply them and make that not show, so I have some understanding of how finicky they can be.


Microsol/set are your friend. With the right tools, you can mitigate most of the issues with decals/transfers.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:All done! 5 Pandemic fighters! A front shot, a rear shot, one with the three figurines with side-shot details to the side, and one with each mini next to their reference card.


Those are the minis we need right now! Nice work.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

My entry finished. The ubiquitous Rhino has always been a support vehicle as a transport in numerous Imperial Armies.








Made from a regular Rhino chassis, with some magnets and some Sisters of Battle extras and some old Bretonnian transfers thrown in.

The long painting war continues...

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

So I decided to wait and see how I got on this month, but I’m making reasonable progress, so here’s the proof image:



Going for a bunch of scenery and objectives, because good terrain is a key support to a good game. Preliminary photo of the one fully finished piece, the servitor/surgeon/lamp, who also provides medical support I guess?!




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Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I ended up not doing any more work on the Wrenchmouth and its handlers:
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Now showing dwarf war machines from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/2/2020: 107 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Wicked Ghast





Australia

 SergentSilver wrote:
I just got that same guy as part of a bunch of minis that arrived recently. It's cool to see what he could look like painted. I like the color scheme you chose. Hope you don't mind if I borrow the purple/yellow/grey idea for a small patrol detachment at some point. I really like purple.


That would be amazing if you used the scheme. The chapter should grow beyond my one mini.

Nothing to see here, move along mortal.  
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






A very late entry from me after a horrendous month. I'll have to paint like the wind!

I'm going to paint Greedo from Star Wars Imperial Assault. He of course played a small but hugely important Supporting Role in a movie long long ago. And for the record, he DIDN'T shoot first.

   
Made in de
Storming Storm Guardian






Some supportive civilians from a mining colony. While the children help by picking up lost armour pieces and other debris, the elderly gentlemen points out an obsolete imperial fortification, soon to be dismantled by his hard-working associates.






(proof pic for the aberrants is also on page 1, some posts below my first one)

~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
   
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Dakka Veteran






My trio is done. They may not be in the foreground of 40k, but without them new worlds wouldn't be explored, ships couldn't traverse the stars and GW would have no reason to reset the clock. So here is my Rogue Trader, Navigator and Squat.

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Made in gb
Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Leeds UK

And that's me done too. As always feedback is very much welcome and appreciated.
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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






 JustALittleOrkish wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:
I just got that same guy as part of a bunch of minis that arrived recently. It's cool to see what he could look like painted. I like the color scheme you chose. Hope you don't mind if I borrow the purple/yellow/grey idea for a small patrol detachment at some point. I really like purple.


That would be amazing if you used the scheme. The chapter should grow beyond my one mini.


Yes, yes! But what shall it be named? I would say the "Word Bearers" but that's already been taken. It would be pretty interesting since I have a Purple/Black/Grey theme WIP for my IG, so perhaps they could be from the same system.
Edit: I added a single 7+ year old picture of a Leeman Russ in the colors to my gallery if you want to see it. It's a bit... Well, I could have done better, though I was very proud of the rusty treads look at the time. I should probably get new pics to replace the one I added. It's not clear by todays standards.

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Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut





The Netherlands, Europe

Well, I think you guys know what I´m about to post......



Deadlines. They get me going, yet I´m often having difficulties making them.

Busy day ahead tomorrow, hopefully there´s some sealing time + shooting pics time. Otherwise it'll be Thursday morning. But, I do understand if you that's just too late for an entry.
   
Made in us
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

Slipping in right under the wire! I honestly wasn't sure what I'd be able to get done for this month that fit the theme.

Proof pic. These are my Agents of the Imperium, led by Totally-Not-Inquisitor-Eisenhorn. Counts-as Venators for Necromunda. I figure all of them are supporting cast to help the Inquisitor achieve his mission(s).



My plan was to basically see what I finished and pick my favorite 5.


   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Well, I managed to get both Sisters over the line in time, assembled, painted, and based. The reversed color scheme will let me run them in two different Orders (should 9th favor such a build). The one from the army box (below left) went quickly; I assembled her completely pre-paint and she didn't have too many fiddly bits to get bogged down with. I'm completely satisfied with her lenses (my third attempt at those overall), and her Simulacrum Imperialis was some of the most fun I've had painting in a while. The other one (below right), which is one of two Simulacra you can build from the Sisters/Dominions/Celestians box, was a real pain... sixteen pieces to start with, which I assembled down to seven and then painted. The cage-and-casket did not appreciate being painted before assembly, and I had to accept some weird gaps and join lines. That said, she's an amazing model... I love the slung bolter, the cherub was a fun challenge (the brushwork on the wings was finer than I usually attempt), and I was really happy with how her face, eyes, and hair came out (y'all might remember that my Canoness from "Final Boss" left something to be desired in those areas). I kept catching glances of her from a low angle when I held the painting handle just so, and I thought it looked so cool I made that one of my entry pics.













Proof pic:
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

A last minute entry from me, and not one I'm particularly happy with, as I only remembered last night hat I'd not painted anything suitable so he was a bit pf a rush job this morning. Been a long time since I painted any Infinity, but he was the only thing to hand that really fit. At least the streak stays unbroken.

Pan-Oceania Nosse Sniper


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

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Great work by everyone.

Lost so much time this month. Not really in a finished state, but at least it's something


Circus Barker, CIrque de Terreur (Slaanesh cult)







And noticing even more that is unfinished.....

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






It's been a very busy month and I wanted to paint at least 4 minis but only managed to do two.

Proof




Streloks Duo...Boarding Shotgun and Marksman Rifle.






   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland










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[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

I’m going to join the last minute rush, got these finished, although only had time to take photos with my phone (might try to replace them with better ones tomorrow Para, if that’s OK?)






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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 gb
Been Around the Block





A few minutes over, but I actually got my entry in this month!
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ghost drone entry

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Got my wood elf standard bearer done. Pleased with the elf, less so the banner but couldn't find the motivation to redo it


   
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Dakka Veteran






Joining the last minute rush, here are my final pics of Greedo.







   
Made in gb
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Hi All

I've been finding life in lock down pretty tough this last month and feels like I've had almost zero time for anything other than work and kids. (which is why I still haven't done the league table yet, sorry)

Got a small entry done over the last few days, can't say its truly finished but close enough and now its midnight ill put the paintbrush down. Will get some proper photos up tomorrow

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Made in au
Three Color Minimum






Melbourne, Australia

Great Greedo, felt! He has always been one of my favourite characters - Han shot first! - and you have done a spectacular job as always.

Sorry to hear that lockdown is tough going at the moment, Midgetgems - I can relate. I hope things are better for all of us soon.

My piece didn't really get finished but here it is..the window out to the stars needs a coat of gloss varnish but I've run out of it and time...ditto with the smoothing of the blends and details. I am still determined to keep entering each month but I need to stop biting off more than I can chew under the covid lifestyle.

Anyhows, here he is...the idea is that Espern here is the captain of his own ship and his two 'dogs' are his pets... I imagine him a little like a character in Timothy Zahn's Star wars books - Talon Karrde.








Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

I managed to finish my Administratum Scribes just in time. I'm not too happy with the freehand "A" symbols on the robes, but I think I've slightly improved my skine tone technique (I managed to get some blue in there), so we'll call it a draw!




"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

@feltmonkey: Greedo says "Maclunkey!"

Joining the rest of you guys in the "Last Minute Club", here are the final shots of two of my favorite supporting characters from The Lord of the Rings (books; they didn't make it into the movies), Tom Bombadil and his wife, Goldberry:



Pretty happy with how they turned out, and they were super fun to do. One of the best things about Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings SBG (now Middle-Earth SBG) range is that they made miniatures of stuff that only appeared in the books, like Tom & Goldberry above, the Variags of Khand, and the various participants of the Scouring of the Shire.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 11/22/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~13000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Astra Militarum: ~500 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Sisters of Battle: ~1500
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2019: 62 | Total models painted in 2020: 17 | Current main painting project: Sisters of Battle
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