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Sneaky Kommando

 Pneumo wrote:
This really is the last post for today though
Not that I wanted to be stabbed by that knife before, but now I really wouldn't want that thing anywhere near me I might go back to it tomorrow and add a few dots of bright orange in there as a final touch up.
I also tried to brighten up the head a bit, what do you think?

The head looks good, the highlights draw the eye to it as a focal point.

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Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine

East Midlands UK

Finally, after a couple of strips and restarts these are done.



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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot

Leeds UK

Cool space ships.

I have found myself racing the deadline again. Making good progress but still need to do the encarmine weapons and finish the blood drops and bases.
Im pretty pleased with the wings but they were fiddly as!

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain

A Protoss colony world

Not sure I'm going to make it this month. Too many distractions plus a death in the family have kept me from getting much painting done lately. I'm still going to see what I can do, but I'm not hopeful that I can finish the Witch-King before the month is up.

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
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2020: 47 | Total models painted in 2021: 5 | Current main painting project: Indomitus Marines, as Dark Angels
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Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

 ZergSmasher wrote:
Not sure I'm going to make it this month. Too many distractions plus a death in the family have kept me from getting much painting done lately. I'm still going to see what I can do, but I'm not hopeful that I can finish the Witch-King before the month is up.

Do what you can. If it’s going to be close but you need a little extra time, let me know. Pushing back the deadline is always an option.

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Junior Officer with Laspistol

Reading, Berks

Not overly happy with these, but I don't have time to carry on working on the yellows before the end of the challenge.

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Three Color Minimum

Melbourne, Australia

Sorry to hear that, Zerg.
All the best and I hope you can get finished.

@endtransmission - I reckon the yellows look great.

Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
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Painting Within the Lines

Lafayette, CO, USA

Getting there, getting there, getting there . . .
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot

Leeds UK

Just the rims and grass tufts left. Hopefully i have made up for last months weak power sword with these. As always feedback is most welcome and appreciated.
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Surrey, BC - Canada

Rushing to finish.
Some of my progress.

The four parts glued together and putty added to fill the gaps. There were lots as I asked for the model to be increased by 25%.

Applying my Wraitbone paint scheme.

Then constructing a base from three layers of chip board and scoring it to look like old flagstones.

Base primed and the two sides of the Webway attached.

Base painted.

More to come.

The long painting and converting war continues...


36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army 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
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Dakka Veteran

Final Pics for my Tethru Harbinger:

and a recopy of the proof pic to make sure it was seen:

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Furious Raptor


And I'm calling him done! I wasn't brave enough to highlight the shoulderpad for now, though I might go back and do it in the future.
I did however put more highlights on the head and gave him a nice rusty knife. All in all I'm really happy with him, there's plenty of room for improvement but I would say he is one of my best minis so far.

Thanks again for all the feedback and help with him! This community really is awesome

Final pictures (more in spoiler)


Have a look at my scupting blog The things I do  
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought

Albany, Australia

There is some lovely work being completed (as usual) - you should all be proud. Still rushing towards the deadline myself...


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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

Rushing toward the deadline everyone. Keep up the pace and the great work!

Done with mine, just need to set up the light box for the formal pics.

Probably could have done some more tidying up, but these guys had worn out their welcome on the paintbench. Off to the YTD shelf.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Won't have anything to enter this month (just haven't had the time to even start), but I'll be casting votes as usual. Quite a few votes already locked in, judging from what's been showcased so far, keep it up, everyone!
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War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire

Finland, Espoo

Great work so far everyone! And good luck to those who are still working on their entries.

I'll join in with a really late entry.
Been painting a lot of Necromunda gangers recently, and none of them felt like a fitting entry, so I came close to skipping this month.

Decided to join in with a Wraithlord, which is one of the three lords I have been meaning to repaint.
My young self painted them over and over again (with different color schemes), on top of the old paint job of course.
They are currently in horrible condition: the paint is really thick, there is some glue residue and some parts are broken or bent.
These guys deserve a new chance on the tables with the 9th edition, so I figured that now is as good time as any to do one of them.

Here's the proof pic from yesterday. Just out of the soap bath.

It will not win any prizes when it's ready, as it will be painted purely for the gaming tables. With a relatively quick pace at that.
Just trying my best to join each month if I'm able

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Dipping With Wood Stain


Just finished the monstrosity that is my Ironclad. Really enjoyed working on this piece, and it was a huge experiment working with oils as filters.

I'm really looking forward to apply this learning to the rest of my Kharadron army (whenever I get them built up)!

When saving the photo for the final showcase, this is 2 split photos (top 3, and bottom 3) as the Save For Web function in Photoshop has a maximum width of 8192 px (and the total height is 15000, so it auto crops).

EDIT: Resolved the hosting issue (it was an SSL certificate issue).

Final pics:

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Trustworthy Shas'vre


I’ll say it again.

 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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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

Well, I guess I still need to put up the vote thread to see who gets 2nd and 3rd. That is mind bogglingly awesome and totally in line with the theme.

I think my jaw just dropped all the way off for that one.

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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos



Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
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War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire

Finland, Espoo

The weathering on that thing is just beautiful! Really inspiring.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Spectacular, DV8, just bloody spectacular!
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Bush? No, Eldar Ranger

Oh my. It's great because it's not only great, but also legit funny, up to the traffic cones.

~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot

The grim darkness of far Fenland

I'm not going to be finished my Land Raider in time. It's been a busy month and I knew I'd struggle to finish, but at least this challenge has given me the motivation to get started on it.

I'll try to post a pic with where I get to tomorrow, but there'll still be plenty to go.

But great work everyone who's closer to finishing than me! Some great looking entries out there.

Dark Angels/Deathwing - just getting started!
Space Marines - Stark Crusaders 4500pts/PL244 (2700pts painted)
Eldar - Biel Tan 2000pts
Space Wolves 1500pts

My Blog - mostly 40k, some HeroQuest 
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

If you post pics you want as your final entry, just make sure you label them as such.

There have been a few cases in the past where people have posted WIP shots that I would consider worthy of a final entry, but they just have them as progress pics. They never got around to that last step, and didn’t post a “finished" though, so got left out of the vote. I know some people might have issues with their “rough” work being set forth as complete, so I can’t just make the assumption that the last pic posted is the final one. Despite it being better then most of the entries.

You can enter up to the final bell.
If you need more time, just ask (no reasonable offer refused)

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Dipping With Wood Stain


Cheers for all the comments already!

Was having some issues with the SSL certificates for my domain that was creating some linking issues. I've resolved them now and edited the post with final photos.

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Incorporating Wet-Blending


Here is my finished Throne of Bone, in all its gory, I mean glory:

Final thoughts:
・This model was fiddly as heck to assemble. You can see that the platform sits unevenly on the frame. It probably needed a little putty work to even it out, but then I wouldn't have been able to reach all the little details.
・The "canopy" on top is just resting on the model, rather than being glued down. I'm still not sure which way it's supposed to point.
・Being lead, and having been stored quite ungently for many years, there are lots of broken parts-- missing skulls, arms, and whole torsos here and there. I ended up adding a few skeletons to the back of the model to cover some of the gaps.
・The base it's on has the same frontage as a Kings of War regiment, so if/when I actually find a game, this model will see the tabletop.
・The model looks much better in person than in the zoomed-in images in the Dakka Gallery. Really.

Now showing Frostgrave Soldiers!

Painting Total as of 1/2/2021: 4

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

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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot

Leeds UK

Some proper amazing entries coming in this month. That throne of bones looks ace and so does the graffiti'd up air ship.
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Despised Traitorous Cultist

Need to get some pictures taken and uploaded tomorrow to squeak in before the deadline, but otherwise I am also finished!
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Longtime Dakkanaut

All those entries are amazing. This will be again a hard round to hand out votes.

And I'm very sorry Nev, but I'm gonna change my entry again (third time's the charm ) Zoat did not photograph well and so I'll switch to my Special Edition sister model I converted to a canoness. Building and painting her was quite spontaneously last weekend and she fits the theme very well in my eyes. She'll also be the last imperial model for some time, gonna try and paint some minis out of my comfort zone in the next comps.

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