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Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

Nevelon wrote:
 Deadshot wrote:
Turns out I picked the quickest project I've ever done in 11 years of hobbying!


The Orks are correct: The red ones do go faster!

I notice this myself when painting my Eldar vehicles. A (blue) marine tank is a slog I need to force myself through weeks of work to finish. Eldar (red) Leap off the bench in just a few days. When you figure my red takes about a zillion coats to get a smooth finish, this is kinda shocking.

Sharp looking squad.


Thanks man! And yeah I agree with you there, all of my 6 armies have red as a major colour, either as the main colour (Blood Ravens, Behemoth Nids) or as a large spot colour (Deathwatch, Grey Knights, Black Legion, Orks), and it goes so much quicker to me. Maybe its because other colours have such large or small difference between shades? Like, painting GK is a trawl because silver to slightly bright silver looks like nothing, while Waaagh! Flesh to Warboss green always needs 4-5 coats for me, and black models are just a drybrush to highlight.

Midget Gems wrote:Nice Work Deadshot, congrats on getting them finished to a good standard so quickly. Have you been subscribing to the Para school of painting recently?

Cool choice DV8, looking forward to seeing what you do with those, lots of nice potential with the capes/cloth.



Thanks a lot dude! Shockingly, I have not! believe it or not, I actually do most projects over 2-3 days. The only reason I end up submitted deadline day is that life is too busy at the moment. Most of the projects I've done particular for this comp are done really quickly. The Trukk I submitted for last month was built on a Saturday, sprayed on sunday and fully completed by the wednesday apart from minor touchups.

DV8 wrote:Proof pic:



Nice looking unit there DV8. Interesting take on the theme, I think most people including myself are going for flyers and jump infantry type stuff, but floaty ghosts are awesome.


ssisal wrote:I'm going to try and do something with this heldrake.


Very nice my friend! I was almost going to do the same with one I've had for nearly 5 years but the wings and pinning are a modeller's nightmare. I'll pray for your fingers when you cut them to shreds on that beast!

Bellerophon wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
@Bellerophon: My vote definitely goes to doing the HE Prince. Hands down, one of my all-time favourite minis and I'd love to see your take on it.

Alright then!

I've had this guy since Island of Blood first came out. I was mainly a WHFB collector in those days and High Elves were my main army, so a starter set with my army in it was an instant buy when WHFB 8th came out. But I drifted away from the hobby shortly after, and I'd only got as far as building and priming the HE, and half painting the Seaguard. The Phoenix I did for the challenge a couple of months ago is the first HE model I've finished since then, so it's about time the prince got done.

From back when I used to prime things black...



It'll probably be towards the end of the month before I manage to get him done - I'm trying to finish some Eldar Rangers in time for a game, and I've got a week away for work coming up.


Sweeeetttt model dude. Agree with it being an instant classic, was up there for me with the Black Reach Captain for starter box models. Such a shame they removed it from the line instead of releasing individually. Will look forward to this one!

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Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

@Deadshot: Nice work on those Blood Angels! I'm jealous of the fact that you did them so fast!

@DV8: The Chainrasps might be the coolest models in the newer AoS starter, so I look forward to seeing what you can do with them.

@Bellerophon: That Griffin Rider prince almost got me to buy into WHFB way back when, and again when they did the limited rerelease of Island of Blood for AoS. He'll be really awesome when he's done, I'm sure!

As for my own entry, progress has been made:

Still got some smaller details to basecoat, and then it'll be on to shading. I'll also need to clean up the green armor a little bit where my drybrush highlights got a little messy.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Not the most inventive entry from me either, but a set of Deathwatch vanguard veterans should do nicely:


   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter






 Bellerophon wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
@Bellerophon: My vote definitely goes to doing the HE Prince. Hands down, one of my all-time favourite minis and I'd love to see your take on it.

Alright then!

I've had this guy since Island of Blood first came out. I was mainly a WHFB collector in those days and High Elves were my main army, so a starter set with my army in it was an instant buy when WHFB 8th came out. But I drifted away from the hobby shortly after, and I'd only got as far as building and priming the HE, and half painting the Seaguard. The Phoenix I did for the challenge a couple of months ago is the first HE model I've finished since then, so it's about time the prince got done.

From back when I used to prime things black...



It'll probably be towards the end of the month before I manage to get him done - I'm trying to finish some Eldar Rangers in time for a game, and I've got a week away for work coming up.


I had the same model.... got broken by a combination of wife and kids :(. Going to submit something this month as I am off work for most of it before I head away for a while again.

Zap Brannigan -
"In the game of chess you can never let your adversary see your pieces."
"If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."
"Rock breaks scissors. But paper covers rock, and scissors cut paper! Kiff: we have a conundrum...... Search them for paper... and bring me a rock." 
   
Made in de
Defending Guardian Defender






Here we go, got a crimson hunter and some escorting jetbikes. The bikes almost went to trash because they had like 3 ugly painting layers and I'm missing the drivers. Decided to try some easy saim hann colors on them, so they are freshly primed and ready to go.

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crimson hunter and escorting jetbikes

   
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Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Brookside Close

Looks good, maybe yan find replacement riders on ebay

WIP - Blood angels Showcase
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Two projects on the go that fit!
Squad of supressors, and a wolf lord,
And a Ghost Miniatures “Wing Master”

As ever i’ll TRY to get one finished by the end of the month!
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Defending Guardian Defender






 Rybrook wrote:
Looks good, maybe yan find replacement riders on ebay


Already built some with parts from different kits. Mostly spare dire avenger chests and three different heads. Dire avenger, basic guardian and one old jetbike guardian. But it's fine. That way I don't worry too much on trying some new techniques and colors. Hope I'll be able to do a better picture with the result. Didn't worry for the entry.
   
Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

Made a little progress today, highlights and details next.
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Made in us
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Denver, CO

Bought a kit! Will have proof pics later!

Current Project: Diorama for P&M Challenge
Progress - Bought a base for the overall diorama 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I was a little leery painting this guy up, but I’m enjoying him now.

Still plenty to do including the dryad being hurled, but enjoying the project, which is most important.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Nice Progress Theophony Looked very good already.

Update from me: I've done most of the modelling and building so now for the painting. Heres the latest WIP


   
Made in au
Basecoated Black






Melbourne, Australia

Midgetgems, I can already tell that is going to be another awesome conversion from you - looking forward to seeing it!

Belerephon, I almost chose that model myself! Got to the point of even priming it and then got excited about another idea - will post proof pic if it gets off the ground...oh crap, sorry, didn't mean that...not deleting it though!

Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Looks like i’ll Be concentrating on the Wingmaster! I’ve painted a lot of Space Wolves recently, so this is a nice change of style. I’ve been putting this off for ages but I’m having a shot at some NMM elements for the first time ever. Quite pleased with the result so far!
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[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

Tally ho chaps!


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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
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

That definitely looks like metal tikay so id say that's a solid first attempt.

Almost finished the skin on these guys. My first time painting dark skin so would appreciate any feedback or tips for this, as it stands I'm just planning a lighter brown sharp highlight to finish off but if you have other suggestions I'm all ears.

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Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




crystal, mn

just a couple wip shots. Having never painted any chaos ive done alot of searching for others works to get inspired.

I useded many thin layers of a 50/50 water/minitaire brand airbrush paint In magenta on the tops and purple(but looks blue) on the underside.
the gold im going with is a base of retribution with shades and such tbd on how it looks guilded.
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bottom of wing

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top of wing

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some base colours on my Valkyrie.





Cheers,

CB


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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Brookside Close

Here's a wip shot of the honour guard

Looks like my phone is stuck Australian mode
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WIP - Blood angels Showcase
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 Rybrook wrote:
Here's a swipe shot of the honour guard

Looks like my phone is stuck Australian mode

That or flying upside down like in Top Gun, just no finger and no Polaroid.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA


Better pictures to come, but hopefully you can see the concept of flight in the Sylvaneth world. The big trees throw their little twigs at enemy flyers and over the ramparts of enemy fortresses.

Might add a few more touches, so still not Done done.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

First highlight done on the skin tones, going to add a brighter spot highlight too for these. Then I will finish the clothes and finally the crows.
Painting up some characters to go with them at the same time so thought I may as well share their progress too.
As always feedback is welcome and appreciated.
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Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

Almost finished now, just need to add some blood to the crows victims and work some more patterning into the moth.
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Made in gb
Fresh-Faced New User





I will be adding this old framed Dark Eldar model into the mix, I only have found one so far, but if I do find more they will be added to the model count!

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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Some WIP:

Inceptors are done (old pic, they are now based)


Bikes are getting there. Started the stripes, drybrushed the silvers. Still a lot of work on the bikes and riders to go.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






I'm going to paint the T-47 from Star Wars Legion.

   
Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






I haven't painted Tau minis in a very long time that I forgot I have some lying around. I found a piranha in my pile of shame.
Since I'm not such a huge fan of the current design I made a few adjustments, a bit of conversion, I made it more like a fighter jet.

I have access to 3D printer at work so with my limited design skill I drew a wing and a canopy. IMO it looks alright.





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[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

That’s a nice looking conversion.

DS:80+S+GM+B+I+Pw40k08D+A++WD355R+T(M)DM+
 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 ru
Fresh-Faced New User





Hey.
I'll try to do this month
Steampunk city flying in the clouds.
I think two weeks will be enough.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-124401-61789_Steampunk%20City%20Flying%20In%20The%20Clouds..html

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Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






 Jadenim wrote:
That’s a nice looking conversion.


Thank you, It turned out better than I expected.
   
 
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