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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

So for January I will be working on 2 x 5-man Raptor Squads for my Alpha Legion, the super old batwing guys. Plus I want to get a Bastion done (with several weapon options).

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Scouting Shadow Warrior






IN for this! I have an unpainted Skaven army from the Isle of Blood set I would like to complete. I guess timetable would be this:

January - finish Rat Ogres and Master Moulder
February - 10 Clan rats
March - 10 Clan rats and Weapon Teams
April - Warlord and Warlock Engineer
May - 10 Clan rats
June - 10 Clan rats

Order might change but that seems the most sensible way to get this army completed.

(3000+ Points)
Lizardmen (3000+ point 8th ed army)
GSC (1500ish points)
Cothique High Elves, Legio Astorum, Flesh Tearers, and plenty more on the go.

Hobby blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773927.page 
   
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Fixture of Dakka







I'm away from my stuff at present, thanks to the Christmas break, but I suspect my January pledge will be to complete some Oathsworn figures.

I'll aim for at least four.

2021 Plog - Here we go again... - my fifth attempt at a Dakka PLOG

My [url=https://pileofpotential.com/dysartes]Pile of Potential[/url - updates ongoing...

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Been Around the Block





Starting the new year off right by working on my reavers that are "counts as" world eater space marines for my January commitment. February is working on biker lord and retinue for same army

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

To start off with, I'll try to finish 5 Devastators that have been in painting limbo, partially complete, for like 10 months now.

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: 16 | Current main painting project: Star Fleet Battles ships
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

I enjoyed doing this last year, so I'm going to sign back up again!

My goal here is going to be simple: the bolt action Brits I got for christmas:



I have my main hobby blog, but I want to focus that more on my Praetorian IG, so I think this challenge will help me keep some focus on a secondary goal.

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Minnesota

So for January I am working on the Clancy Gang from Blackwater Gulch. Idea here is speed painting with washes. No time to go back and fix mistakes. That red wash that is on the neck? That's just a happy little glancing wound from a bullet!

3 hours and they are almost done, which means bonus gang for them to fight with!

Good Luck all!

   
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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

First finished unit for January:


More here.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

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




 
   
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Fixture of Dakka







...I actually managed to put brush to model for the first time this year last night. Not at home, as I'm still tidying up my painting area, but at my NSLBFGS' Fridat night hobby evening.

Unfortunately, the night was cut short due to a staff migraine - which is fair enough - but I had managed to get a few bits done before then, namely:
* Highlighted Maverick Mike's "skin" with a mix of Beast Hide and Menoth White Base
* Basecoated the pages of the Mole Friar's book with Menoth White Base
* Basecoated the rope around the Mole Friar's waist with Rucksack Tan
* Basecoated the quilted armour on the Female Dwarf Fighter with VMC Scurvy Green

I also did a little research on French Napoleonic uniforms for Mike, how moles look (and realised I'd need to break out the Pink again), as well as pugs - I was about the basecoat the Pug Bounty Hunter's fur when the night got called off.

Still, some progress is better than none, right?

2021 Plog - Here we go again... - my fifth attempt at a Dakka PLOG

My [url=https://pileofpotential.com/dysartes]Pile of Potential[/url - updates ongoing...

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

I've finished the first unit for the year. A small group fo 6 Vikings - probably Hearthguard. Kind of a "cheat" in that 5 of them were painted last year, but then I didn't give myself unit credit for them in any of last year's months since the 6th wasn't finished then, so swings and roundabouts....


More pics here

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Space Marine Scout with Sniper Rifle






Sign me up! I'm building a custom Space Marine chapter + allies for 40K and German and British for Bolt Action! Ill put my January aim to finish my command squad for my Space Marines

My attempt at a P&M blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/705021.page#8966016

Emperor Protects!  
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

My next finished unit(s) for January. Two or three (depending on if I run 2 Regiments, or 1 regiment and 1 horde) units of Dwarf Warriors - originally from the Battle for Skull Pass box set.



They were planned to be my strong finish to 2016 in December, but that didn't happen, and so now they're a strong start to 2017 instead. More pics here.


   
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Fixture of Dakka







Well, now I've tamed my painting table, I should crack on and get some stuff done.

On the outside change you might be interested, I've recently written a review on the new C'thu Prime figure from Tor Gaming.

Hobby evening at the NSLBFGS, so I'll at least be making some progress.

*EDIT* - Brackets in the link.

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2021 Plog - Here we go again... - my fifth attempt at a Dakka PLOG

My [url=https://pileofpotential.com/dysartes]Pile of Potential[/url - updates ongoing...

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Basecoated Black





Never been a fan of the skull pass dwarf warriors, but that paint job makes them look half decent. Well done!

Check out my facebook page 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Thanks - they're far from works of art, but they'll serve well as a not-flashy core of grunts.

   
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Nimble Mounted Yeoman






If it isn't too late i'd love to join in with this. Anything that motivates me to put paint to brush. I only started again with 40k in December after about a 10 year absence.

Hoping to complete an eldar army so will be working on that each month.

My January aim is to finally finish my Fire Prism from the start collecting box

Ultramarines
Thousand Sons
Eldar:
Tau
Bretonnians:
 
   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter





I'm up for this if it's not too late? Recently picked up some paints for the first time in years!! Going to be working on my Dark Angels - I have 1 terminator painted and have started a land raider. My goal for June - 2 tactical squads, deathwing squad, land raider, company master. Stretch goal would be to do the 2 rhinos for the tactical squads but we'll see...!!

I've attached a picture of the terminator I've already done... Not sure how to make him the right way up!!!

My January goal is a combat squad of tactical marines.
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Nice work, mate. Is that a Scibor base he's perched on?


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My next finished unit for January: A dozen Legions of Steel "Nightmares" models. I'll probably use them with "Chaos Cultists" stats for my Iron Warriors.



More (and some background) here.

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

@Azazelx: I'd say you're off to a very good start! I wouldn't worry about the models having been mostly done previously-my first entry for the year will be some models that I mostly did last spring (they just need finishing touches).

@Janumools: Nice to see another fellow Son of the Lion getting some paint down! I think you make 3 of us in this challenge! Your terminator looks really good BTW!

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: 16 | Current main painting project: Star Fleet Battles ships
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo


Voodoo's first model done and here's where the collection stands now.

"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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Steadfast Grey Hunter





@Azazelx - yes mate, I went extravagant with Scibor bases for the whole army. I'm going to redo them - probably black marble for the faces and a sandstone-ish colour for the other bits on the base. My original plan was something simple so as not to detract from the model but I'm not satisfied as is. For now I'll just get some paint on the bases and redo later.

@ZergSmasher - thanks mate )
   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter





I know I'm supposed to be focused on this month's pledge - and I have painted 2 tactical marines - but I kinda got distracted when my mail order turned up today...


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Why do my pictures get flicked sideways??
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Got my first LOTR models of the year done!

3 Dunedain Rangers - pictured below in glorious blurrovision, sorry


   
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Fixture of Dakka







@Jamumools - I think it is something to do with uploading images from a mobile device. Might be worth asking in Nuts & Bolts?

2021 Plog - Here we go again... - my fifth attempt at a Dakka PLOG

My [url=https://pileofpotential.com/dysartes]Pile of Potential[/url - updates ongoing...

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
Made in au
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Perth, Western Australia

man, I don't think I've actually touched a brush yet this year ...combination of generally being a bit busy, and any hobby stuff I've gotten around to has just been prep-work...clipping/cleaning/assembling new models, and stripping old models...but I guess, once I'm done with all that, I'll have around 100 Mantic zombies for my nurgle chaos marines, and...actually I can't really remember, but probably around 50? old rogue trader "beakie" space marines, another 30-odd assorted metal space marines, and some fancy forgeworld models for my salamanders...so a good 200 models altogether, nearly all ready for priming and painting...

ohhh man...I now deeply regret thinking about that! - I am now keenly aware that I have a good 200 models pretty much ready to go!

...and that's really just the tip of my hobby iceberg too...I have a fair deal more marine stuff to get to, a load of chaos marines/daemons stuff, and...let's just not even bring up my orks. oh dear.

anyway, at the moment I'm kinda feeling like painting some zombies...so I might try and get a batch of them painted by the end of the month...let's say...10 zombies...hopefully as many as 35, for a max unit...but we'll see

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...it's good to be green!  
   
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Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

I'm going to likely roll my pledge for this month into next month, as I'm mass building all the bolt action brits at once. Building 50 plastic bolt action models is a solid bit of work, so I'm going to cheat, and make this months goal getting everything assembled. (Priming is weather dependent).

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Dusty Skeleton











1/5th of the way there for January! I'd like to try and hold myself to the "one unit a month" minimum.
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





San Diego

I'll join. Need something to keep me focused on my Space Wolves project.

January will be to finish the Vindicator I just started

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity lasts forever.

Considering also your duty as a warrior you should not waver. Because there is nothing more auspicious for a warrior than a righteous war.

 
   
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Been Around the Block





Two troops choices complete for my chaos Forces.
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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

Beautiful job all

Progress has been made on my pledge and i should have it finished by the end of the week.


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