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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Great job for finishing, some really nice detail on your model there KB.

 Nordicus wrote:

I do get where you're coming from though, as it can be daunting to enter a competition of talented painters like this one - The display of skill and craftsmanship is stunning! Just keep at it and if you need any tips and/or guides, head to peoples project logs. They are usually very helpfull and glad to explain how they achieve the particular look they have on their miniatures.


Seems like we are getting a reputation You don't have to think you'll win to enter, I just have fun and take part in the hobby are the reasons why I enter, hence my mods, I do rather enjoy doing them.

I'll add mine to the list of finished models now. I think I succeed in making it look like he wasn't just a Grot head stuck on a SM body. (got to represent the Orks KD )

Managing to survive enough battles and Ork Mealtimes this plucky Grot has saved enough teef to pay a very Mad Mad Doc to implant him into a set of salvaged Space Marine Bits and give him power weapons from a generator in the backpack.
I give you Grot Marine. Now we shall see who is on the lunch menu.







   
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Painting Within the Lines






Germany

So many awesome marines, guys!
This coming vote might be the hardest of all time to me!

Can't wait to see all finished entries.

Nearly finished my replacement-entry!


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Midget, DUDE!!! THIS IS PURE AWESOMENESS!!!
Do you have some more WIP-pic? I need to copy this Grot Marine!

Love it!

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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
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OMG I love the Goblin SM!!!! Awesome!!
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





The grim darkness of far Fenland

Midget, I think Grot Marine may be the greatest thing I've ever seen! Love the helmet with cut outs for his ears.

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Painting Within the Lines






Germany

Grot! It's a GROT MARINE, DAMN IT

Nearly there! Base is almost done - dry faster!

A little drybrushing and filling a little puddle, taking the pics, edit them and DONE!


I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
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at the keyboard

Goblin SM LOL!!! awesome!

Here's my final pics!







got one more but isn't uploading oh wel


   
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Sister Vastly Superior






I will have to drop out of this challenge. I will post my finished product expecting no points though. To the bitter end!

   
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Painting Within the Lines






Germany

´Er we go! ... I mean: Here we go!

Final pics:

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[Thumb - 2 Side.jpg]

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[Thumb - 4 Back.jpg]

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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

I'm loving all the Marines I'm seeing here. That Grot Marine is especially awesome! It's a shame I didn't have more time to paint this month, but oh well, I'll have something good next month (yes, this is my official "Throw in the towel" post). Looking forward to voting!

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Astra Militarum: ~500 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Sisters of Battle: ~200
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Australia

While I love the Grot marine and think its novel, funny and skilfully done, I reckon the counts as Vulkan by Albinoork is my pick so far. Reasons being beautiful and skilled paint job, interesting and novel scheme, great modelling construction.

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Happily you can vote for as many as you like Loricatus, though the guide is to try and keep it to 5 ish

Just gone through all the entries an impressive 57 started, really interesting to see how people put there own stamp on the SM models.

Thanks for the kind words on Grot marine, happy he is getting some love amongst a very strong field of entries.

 Kustomer D wrote:

Automatically Appended Next Post:
Midget, DUDE!!! THIS IS PURE AWESOMENESS!!!
Do you have some more WIP-pic? I need to copy this Grot Marine!
Love it!


I have 1 at the start, 1 where hes basecoated, and 1 with highlights still to do, I'm happy to talk you through it if you would like to copy it, it is time consuming if you where planning on making a squad. Impressed you got your entry changed in a day, I can only look on envious at your painting speed and quality in that time.

I have been toying with the idea of making a blog of some sort so I can write down all this stuff since I'm getting quite a few unique models out of these challenges.

Whittlesey40k wrote:
Midget, I think Grot Marine may be the greatest thing I've ever seen! Love the helmet with cut outs for his ears.

lol thank you, I did try to do it all in 1 piece but due to the thinness of the plastic it broke off when I was carving the helmet out so I added those bits later with thin pieces of plasticard.

   
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Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Hey all. Have been impressed with all the entries so far. Well done all.

I have finished my entry but there is no way I can get the photos done tonight for a variety of reasons. I hope Para doesn't mind, I need to take advantage of his usual "as long as it's in before about 10ish" kindness. Hope that's ok. Was meant to be done tonight, but RL has a habit of destroying all hobby plans

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Sydney

God dammit MG!

You can't just murder the competition like that and be so nice about it!

Brilliant work dude, and everyone. I'm looking forward to have time to catch up on all the entries as this baby is causing mayhem (which is to be expected)

For folks worried that they can't paint well enough to win, think about it in a different way. You've got what amounts to a free ticket to play in the grand final of whatever sport you like here, some truly remarkable painters will be painting there with you. You will improve drastically if you continue to rub shoulders with people more skilled than you, if anything you should feel bad for Januine, Midget Gems, Paradigm, et al - it's harder for them to be inspired

Don't worry about getting no votes either, that tends not to happen. I don't vote for the big names unless they are utterly amazing, I expect a lot from them if they want my vote. Johnny Nobody who has battled through a model and produced a result above his normal skill level that he is proud of, however, they always get my vote.

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I feel kinda horrible for posting up the piece of Censored I dare call a finished marine. But I promised myself that no matter how bad it was, I was gonna post it here, to get the fear of showing my things out of my system.
Absolutely love all the models posted and I have been drooling over them all daily
So here is my first ever warhammer model, and first ever competition entry

   
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Sydney

That is brilliant for a 100th model, let alone 1st
   
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Not where I should be

Every single model I have seen here has its merits, great competition, great work and if it achieves nothing other than encouraging Falienia's fantastic first model, then it is all good. Excellent job on your first model, welcome to a whole new world.




 
   
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Redondo Beach

finito!!!

Narik Dreygur, The Gravewalker, Consul-Praevian of the Iron Warriors Legion...
a lovely sculpt from Forge World, one of their 2015 event exclusive minis...

here is an experiment in Chrome Sky-Earth True Metalic Metal...
how is that for a mouthful???
fun to try and inject more color and action into what is usually a pretty utilitarian color scheme...
sadly, the sky-blue reflection on the upper surfaces doesn't show up well in the pics:(...






this is my first proper Horus Heresy mini...
it is fun to paint a non-spikey Iron Warriors Marine for once...

great job on all the entries, people...
it is going to be a tough vote!!!

cheers
jah


Paint like ya got a pair!

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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

kb_lock wrote: if anything you should feel bad for Januine, Midget Gems, Paradigm, et al - it's harder for them to be inspired


Can't speak for the others, but the inspiration I do get from this is on a monthly basis is a huge part of the reason I run this thing, not only because of the fantastic entries from the likes of Jan and MG (both far more talented than I am) but also because of the first steps I see people taking like the entry above; seeing a first mini, or someone trying out a new technique or just improve is a HUGE part of this whole thing, and a constant testament to the excellent P&M community here on Dakka and to the effort, skill and dedication of the entrants. It really is inspiring in the truest sense of the word!

Falienia wrote:
So here is my first ever warhammer model, and first ever competition entry

Superb stuff for your first mini, picking up the brush for the first time and putting paint to plastic is something that requires a lot of confidence and commitment, so already deserves congratulations!

Camkierhi wrote:Every single model I have seen here has its merits, great competition, great work and if it achieves nothing other than encouraging Falienia's fantastic first model, then it is all good.

Basically, what he said!


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 jah-joshua wrote:
finito!!!

Narik Dreygur, The Gravewalker, Consul-Praevian of the Iron Warriors Legion...
a lovely sculpt from Forge World, one of their 2015 event exclusive minis...

here is an experiment in Chrome Sky-Earth True Metalic Metal...
how is that for a mouthful???
fun to try and inject more color and action into what is usually a pretty utilitarian color scheme...
sadly, the sky-blue reflection on the upper surfaces doesn't show up well in the pics:(...


A really interesting take on SETMM, especially combining Chrome and the TMM style rather than the typicall NMM.

As you say the sky-blue upper parts look a bit absent in the image, but I quite like the overall effect. Whilst it doesn't really look like SETMM, but still creates a really interesting metallic armour, it's almost textured.

I think the major problem you probably ran into was finding the horizon line, painting TMM would have made that incredibly hard.

 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Sweden

Aaaaand done!

I'd like to say painting Sergeant Gideon was fun but that would be utter twaddle. The model itself is awesome and painting it has made me re-appreciate how fantastic the Space Hulk minis are. The problem came from the fact that the last time me and the Mrs sat down and played Space Hulk, we did so with 'atmospheric' candle lighting. Unbeknownst to me, Gideon (and presumably several other models) got a handsome splattering of wax that I failed to take care of properly before I started painting him and.. yeah, you can probably imagine.

Anyway, it was fun to step outside my comfort zone, if only for a month (I'm planning on painting as many Orks as I can in April!).

Pics:







Good luck everyone and see you next month!
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka






OMG. That big gun took way longer to paint than I guessed O.o Hard to tell on these pics because I didn't have time to take a lot of them, but the inside and hidden bits are all painted, which took quite a bit longer than I guessed. And assembling it cleanly afterwards (so that everything fits perfectly...) took quite a while. But I made it in the nick of time! Here you go, the Space Marines weapon!

In case anyone is curious, the gun itself (the plasma gun-looking-part, that is) is TMM with an airbrush, as are the plasma coils.

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Edit @ 10:19pm to replace with some better photos

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Falienia wrote:
I feel kinda horrible for posting up the piece of Censored I dare call a finished marine. But I promised myself that no matter how bad it was, I was gonna post it here, to get the fear of showing my things out of my system.
Absolutely love all the models posted and I have been drooling over them all daily
So here is my first ever warhammer model, and first ever competition entry



Okies, first off -

you have paint in all the right places. You have a coherent colour scheme. And trust me, that looks better than my first mini! The whole thing with the camera is it's good at showing up errors overall. And you are well on your way to doing good things (TM). Love that wolf tail!

   
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AL

This is what I get for waiting til the last minute to figure out what I want to do... without further ado. Exodus
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Mt guys are done (except for the bases ARRRGH!) Will post pics in the mornin.

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crystal, mn

that space wolf looks amazing, had you not said it was your first guy.. Never woulda guessed.
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Sorry, if it's not too late, use this one instead, please -- updated image below. I took some more photos!

   
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Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer





Ontario

Sup Dakka,

Super busy last few weeks and I just managed to get my third guy finished I wanted to have all 5 done for the comp but hey what can yah do?

After working my balls off trying to meet the deadline, here is my final submit!

I know I'm a hour and a half late but i hope you guys will still accept it .











good luck all, Cheers!


   
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Australia

Damn some fine painting came through this thread! That giant plasma cannon is the best looking plasma I have seen.

Aurora SMs in 5th Ed (18 wins, 3 draws, 13 losses)

1st in Lords of Terra Open (Sydney) 2012

Aurora SMs in 6th Ed (3 wins, 0 draws, 5 losses))
 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Done!


Which I'd had more time to complete the others, but hey ho

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GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
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Republic of Ireland

Some really gorgeous entries here folks. Voting is gonna be an absolute bugger to decide on just five. well done all

   
 
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