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Made in us
Hardened Veteran Guardsman






And here they are done

Hope you all enjoy my first entry in a LONG time.


 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User






Those are some... enthusiastically-painted Eldar up there.

Progress report. After basecoating and drybrush with metallics, I slathered on my proprietary blend of Minitaire Ghost Tints to get the purple color. Now, to some of you this may be obvious, but I only just figured it out. You really have to make sure to seal over those ghost tints before you put another layer on top. They bleed. I finally figured it out after a layer of base gray and 3 coats of white. You would think, after running into this exact same problem months ago with the big airship, that I would have learned sooner.



Ignore the little guys on the right.




There is some serious cleanup work that has to be done before carrying on to detailing. Should be done by Christmas. Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, 1914.
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






As someone with an Eldar army which features purple heavily, if you had told me "purple airships..." ahead of time I would have thought they'd turn out terrible. They look great, and the cold blue colour works a treat alongside the purple somehow. The coppery/bronze is an excellent choice too.

 
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Dire Avengers finished up. Nothing special, but I love basic troops (hell, I just love Eldar). I now have thirty Dire Avengers painted up and ready to rock.

Spoiler:

 
   
Made in fi
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Im done and Im fairly happy how it turned out in the end!

   
Made in gb
Stabbin' Skarboy





Bedford

Nice work on the Drycha, feltmonkey. I seem to remember your wood scene from a previous entry looked very good? Will be fun to see you apply your skills to an alive tree

Well done on finishing AUGmaniac (and welcome back) I always have a soft spot of the Valhallan troops

I always like to see old models recycled, great job Elbows

You have nailed the goat mercenary look there ninja pirate congrats

Well realised its the 21st an I still haven't posted my proof Pic or actually done much. Just trying to clear so much stuff up at work before the xmas break

Heres a Proof of my Ork Santa for this year

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Subject poll for next month! Which is somehow and scarily, in 2018! Where did the year go?
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/747083.page#9753781

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

WHY DO I ALWAYS FORGET TO ENTER!!!


Anyways, count me in. I'm going to paint another librarian. I actually base coated him before the start of the month (actually about four months ago, before it got cold...), can I still enter him?

   
Made in pt
Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

Finished up my Megaboss yesterday. This month was a success as well, I'm quite happy.


"Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of this world! Surrender to these truths, you pigs in human clothing!" - Satsuki Kiryuin, Kill la Kill 
   
Made in au
Basecoated Black






Melbourne, Australia

Hiya.

Real life has been tough this month, so I've been very unmotivated to paint anything at all. I don't know how finished I'll get but hopefully I might be able to get some time over the next few days in between Christmas food and beer!

The very first models I ever painted were two elven spearmen from the 4th edition fantasy battle box set (given to me on the sprue by a mate in 1992!). I painted one in 'fire' colours and one in 'ice'...they were freaking awesome to me even though I'm sure the paintjob was laugh-out-loud-terrible.
So...I'm going to try and paint an elven spearman for 'open' month in 'fire' colours...if anything else in the proof pic gets done, I'll consider that a big bonus.
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Proof.


Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
   
Made in si
Hacking Interventor






Glad to see you joining this month Chris. I thought you will not enter for december challenge. It's always nice to see your work.

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Made in gb
Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Lot's of nice entry's this month,will look forward to giving everyone a vote or two,looks like next month i'am going to be painting lord of the rings hero's should be interesting been a lifetime since i painted old gandalf the gray.

   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User






COMPLETE

I reached the stage I usually get to with my character pieces, where I can see all these little details I could spend another 12 hours on but only I would notice. So rather than miss the deadline and completely satisfy my painting OCD, I submit my finished Bombardment Group. Maybe a couple months from now I'll go back and hit all the panel lines on the underside that no one will ever see.







Photography isn't optimal but it's the best I can manage with what I've got.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Month is almost over, good to see everyone still plugging away and cool stuff coming out. Finally go around to doing decals for my Hallblasters, so can call them done. Just did them the old fashioned way, I think I need to get some brush on matte coat if I want to use the microsol/set.



Just the basic hellblasters from the DI box, so duplicate poses. Looking forward to getting them on the table to purge some Xenos. Or traitors, heretics, or frankly anything!

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





I has entered with the most random mini I had in my collection!

Frog wizard dude, who turned out pretty awesome and was surprisingly fun to paint
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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Originally, I was going to go with some Soviet WW2 15s, because I needed them painted for my usual bolt action throw down with the cousin over christmas, but then I managed to get a reaper gnoll warrior I'd been bypassing for a year or two now done over Christmas, and I think it looks a good bit better, so...
proof (and also crappy pic of the 15s I was going to go with):


Finished:







Not nearly as good looking or as quirky as PossumCraft's entry though. I bet it was fun to paint, it's very fun to look at! One of the Dark Sword peices?
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

@Vejut: That model is cool, and I think it's your best paintjob yet in one of these challenges!
@Nevelon: Nice Hellblasters! I especially like the plasma coils.
@Jetpack_Octopus: Those things are really cool! When I saw the proof I liked them already, and your paintwork has really made them pop.

I'm calling my own entry done. I present to you Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of the Death Guard:



This guy was very challenging to paint. Between the sheer size of the model and the amount of detail, he's not for beginners. I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out. I perhaps could have picked out a few more details or added a few more highlights, but I didn't want to mess anything up so I decided to quit while I was ahead.

Some great entries in this thing so far, so the voting should be fairly exciting. Good luck finishing to all those still working!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 93 | Current main painting project: Various Dark Angels
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Made in gb
Stabbin' Skarboy





Bedford

Yes very glad you can join us again this month Chris hope you are managing to get some of it done.

Well done Jetpack_Octopus, the Bombardment Group looks really good. I really like the purple and icy blue colours on the planes.

Nevelon, how big is your ultramarines army now? I imagine it will look very good on a battlefield

PossumCraft, it is a random and cool frog mage, the skins to lips transition is very good

I liked how you have done the spots of the skin/fur Vejut

And really well done Zerg, its a big model to get painted and I am impressed how it matches your entry from last month with the dirty Death Guard armour. The different shades and colours on the wings is very nice too

My WIP


I hope everyone had a good Xmas and to add to the festive cheers here is some previous xmas entries

Spoiler:

2015

2016


   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Some really nice entries there, especially from ZergSmasher and JetpackOctopus!

It's just occured to me, I probably should have started my entry by now... To the bitsboxmobile!

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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy





London

Once again great entries so far. I love that mini Possumcraft, where is it from?
Best get a move on Para, though I'm sure you'll have an award winning mini in about half an hour! =)

This is my Nob with Waaagh! banner. He is a conversion from a black reach nob with some orruk brute bits. The placard and pole of the banner are scratch built (the top bit is from the ork boyz sprue). This was my first time trying to do more with green stuff than just fill gaps, I made the straps holding the pole on his back... much respect to all those 'greenstuffers' just doing this had me pulling my hair out.

Quite happy with how he turned out though. I did originally have plans of something more inventive with the banner but chickened out, heh!

   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Lovely work!

I have managed to throw something of an entry together, still a few details/tweaks to go that I'll sort tomorrow. It's hardly the best work I've done, but at least I'll have something to enter!

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Made in nz
Regular Dakkanaut





 Moolet wrote:
Once again great entries so far. I love that mini Possumcraft, where is it from?


It's a Dark Sword miniature called 'Frog Wizard' (who'd have guessed?) which I got sent as a freebie with some other models I ordered. He's been banging around for ages and I decided to finally paint through some of my grey mountain

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

Finished the highlights for the black and wasted ten minutes making an abomination.
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 CREEEEEEEEED wrote:
I'm just here to play 40k and buy overexpensive paint and rattlecans man, I want no part in this sigmarine crap.
 
   
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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

ZergSmasher wrote:@Nevelon: Nice Hellblasters! I especially like the plasma coils.

Midget Gems wrote:Nevelon, how big is your ultramarines army now? I imagine it will look very good on a battlefield


Thanks. I put a little more effort into the plasma, doing some pre-shading before the wash. I should probably go more extreme with it next time, as it’s hard to tell I put in the extra step.

My Ultras are a little over 13k at the moment. On the shelf. I just did a quick tally, and while it’s rough (as some things are 30k, and/or partial units) I’ve painted about 2,400 points of Ultras in this painting competition alone over the time it’s been running. Not exactly a balanced army, as it’s very HQ/elite skewed. Although with the right detachments I should be able to get at least 2/3rds of it to the table in a legal list. LRR chock full of characters rolls up the table flanked by a pair of dreads, while the intercessors/hellblasters/devs and a captain sit in the back field and hold the fort down.

OK, I need to do this now

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Need a pic of that, Nev! And not just so we can run clickbait ads for the challenge.
'I took part in the Dakka painting challenge for 30 months and I painted all this! And so can you!'

As for myself, here's the first (and possibly final, depending on how much time I can find and if I spot anything that can be easily tweaked) pass at my entry, a pair of Blood Angels doing nondescript Space Mariney things. A tad generic, but hopefully cool enough. And there's snow on the base, so Christmas!



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Made in si
Hacking Interventor






Yay, the last mini of 2017 is complete, the Emerald dragon has landed. What a year this was and pretty happy with the projects behind me.

The dragon is my biggest mini to date. I've put quite an effort in highlighting all the scales individually, well almost all of them. The inner/shadow parts
are bluish in color while the outer are more yellowish. I wasn't sure what to do about the wings. I wanted to do some kind of free hand, like spots or veins.
I tried to paint spots and it looked awful and then I ran out of time to do veins, so I wet blended dark green with ivory and then glazed over a light green.
Turned out OK-ish.

I sculpted each stone brick individually and the column from fimo air hardening clay (quite nice material for this kind of application) and then build them
around a cork wall. Final touches on the base were done with pigments.

Well I wish everybody a happy new year, full of creativity and passion in the big world of miniatures!





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Made in nz
Regular Dakkanaut





No need for votes, we have a winner...

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Blimey Modock, you've outdone yourself there. That is something truly special and a great way to finish the year off!

Though perhaps oddly, the thing that impresses me most is that superbly realistic stonework on the base, any chance you could go into a bit more detail about how you achieved that look?

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Lol PossumCraft, no need to hurry.

Cheers Para! Sure no prob, I can explain in few steps.

Base was primed in black.
First I did was a heavy drybrush with a mixture of dark grey with a bit of green (fieldgrey).
Second drybrush was done with Vallejo Model Color Medium grey.
Last and very gentle drybrush with Vallejo Model Color Deck Tan.

The secret ingredients are the three pigments I used afterwards.
Vallejo Burnt Umber, Dark Red Ochre and Natural Sienna. I didn't apply them as a wash but more
like a glaze, selectively to specific spots. Pigments are great cause they leave a dusty finish.

PS. Before I started to drybrush I painted some bricks in dark brown and black green to achieve a slight
color variation.

I hope it helps.

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Made in ca
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Soviet Kanukistan

Trying to knock out a quick Frostgrave Team for New Year's Eve...



I think there's going to be a few changes... I think I'm going to use something other than the gobblers for thieves. Might also use a different Greylord.

z2 is too big, so I'll probably use Valachev from earlier this year's challenges as the wizard. The Man-O-War is only there to show how ludicrious z2's size is.
   
 
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