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 Freya wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:


Hmmm could work. I have recently been looking at some Pop Goes the Monkey pieces. Have been thinking about making a squad or two in the LotD look and their skull helmets look good to mix in. Know any other good pieces to mix in for the theme? Maybe I'll order them and do that instead since I got an old Tac squad NoS recently.


problem with pop goes the monkey is the wait time of a couple weeks. Could put you out on timing... I've been looking at Liber Daemonica but haven't ordered yet. Puppetswar.eu was also on my list to try as their parts look fantastic every time I see them painted. Not sure what their lead time is tho. In any case, I'm interested to see what you find.


I was mostly looking at PGtM because they have an old style backpack that looks to be as close to an exact copy as legality allows ( https://popgoesthemonkey.com/products/10x-base-chaos-3-ed-pacs?variant=32075373281382 ), but like you mentioned the wait will likely keep me from using them anyway. I have way to many models to paint, so I might as well just try to pick something else. Preferably a bit easier to paint at this point. I won't be winning any awards here even with my best effort, but I'd like to at least not rush it due to overwhelming details. Chaos armor trim can be such a pain to paint out when you want speed.
   
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Bodt

WIP on gimli. I might get more dwarves done at this rate...
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Upstate, New York



Nothing earthshaking here, just working through the sloppy basecoat stage.

   
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So many nice entries coming along fine. I'm slowly getting nearer, although it seems that when I primed these buggers some time ago, I didn't do it well. Lots of soft details, where I'm not sure it's the mini's fault. The dog for example should have eye sockets

He's a good boy:



Basecoats and Nuln Oil. Next up: Grey Seer and Contrast paints.

   
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Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Folkvang

I just started painting tonight. Been a bit busy lately so now it's time to play catch up. Here's a wip of where I'm at. Base colors and what not. I'm using the Ajani photo as a reference. Got a lot of work cut out and I'm gonna admit, I hate painting this much white. So... wish me luck.
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Spoiler:
 Viterbi wrote:
So many nice entries coming along fine. I'm slowly getting nearer, although it seems that when I primed these buggers some time ago, I didn't do it well. Lots of soft details, where I'm not sure it's the mini's fault. The dog for example should have eye sockets

He's a good boy:



Basecoats and Nuln Oil. Next up: Grey Seer and Contrast paints.



At least for the dog, I can tell you that his/her lack of defined eyes is not your fault. The one I have is also like that. It's has fairly clear cut brows but under that there's only the vaguest impression of an eye outline. Probably either sculpted that way or bad molds.
   
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 SergentSilver wrote:
Spoiler:
 Viterbi wrote:
So many nice entries coming along fine. I'm slowly getting nearer, although it seems that when I primed these buggers some time ago, I didn't do it well. Lots of soft details, where I'm not sure it's the mini's fault. The dog for example should have eye sockets

He's a good boy:



Basecoats and Nuln Oil. Next up: Grey Seer and Contrast paints.



At least for the dog, I can tell you that his/her lack of defined eyes is not your fault. The one I have is also like that. It's has fairly clear cut brows but under that there's only the vaguest impression of an eye outline. Probably either sculpted that way or bad molds.


Now I feel a bit better Thanks for the info!
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Finally going to get started as the figures have arrived.



Cheers,

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures 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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 Viterbi wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:
Spoiler:
 Viterbi wrote:
So many nice entries coming along fine. I'm slowly getting nearer, although it seems that when I primed these buggers some time ago, I didn't do it well. Lots of soft details, where I'm not sure it's the mini's fault. The dog for example should have eye sockets

He's a good boy:



Basecoats and Nuln Oil. Next up: Grey Seer and Contrast paints.



At least for the dog, I can tell you that his/her lack of defined eyes is not your fault. The one I have is also like that. It's has fairly clear cut brows but under that there's only the vaguest impression of an eye outline. Probably either sculpted that way or bad molds.


Now I feel a bit better Thanks for the info!


No prob. I was wondering about it myself when I got mine since it came with a coat of primer on, but the coat was so thin it started flaking and I had to scrub the flaking sections off and reprime.
   
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Finished most of the guys and I will add extra one.



   
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Thane of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Gimli is done. Hopefully I'll finish some more by the end of the month.
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Wisconsin

I'll be painting the Dark Apostle and his two minions in the Emperor's Children scheme.
Here's my proof pic.

   
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The Netherlands, Europe

Having failed from last month's round, I decided to make it a little easier this time.
Technically not a miniature, since I made this from rough wood chips from the playground:



It will be a rock golem/earth elemental. So it definitely has its feet firmly planted.....
   
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Leeds UK

Bit of progress on the bladeguard, just started putting washes down.
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I made faster progress than I expected, and I’m all finished for this month’s entry!!

Overall I’m pretty happy, I experimented with a few new techniques and methods, and have continued my experiments with contrast paints.

Chaos Marines and Chaos Lord from Blackstone Fortress:
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Oooh. Is that contrast over metallics? Shiny

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 Flinty wrote:
Oooh. Is that contrast over metallics? Shiny


Yeah, the power armour is lead belcher spray undercoat, shaded with nuln oil and highlighted with runefang steel and finally Akhelion Green contrast paint.
   
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Wisconsin

You did a great job with the fire on the emblem on the hammer.

   
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Speed Drybrushing





t.dot

My entry will be Radukar the Beast. I was still in recovery mode earlier in the month from grinding out the Crimson Court last month, so it took a while to get started on this, but once I started painting it, it sort of just came together.

Proof pic:


And the finished model:

   
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Here we go, my completed Chaos Sorcerer, Maalica Iron Hoof and Familiar, Armoured Mite.






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Ottawa, ON

And done. It's amazing how quick you can finish those big models with an airbrush.

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Ask yourself: have you rated a gallery image today? 
   
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Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Progress!



Looks like I may have to cut down to just one of my Brutes this month, Real Life is getting in the way of painting.
   
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The hazard stripes are looking great!

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Bedford

Time to get my proof up on the board

I thought about doing some more Tanith and then saw that they where getting some new models so that cemented the idea to do my own take on them


   
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I don't have an original proof picture since this is my first time doing a painting challenge and didn't think to do so at the time, but I assembled it at the start of the month and have primed it. This is the first image of it I took, just primed and with some minor "internal" modifications.... you'll see what I mean.



Anyways, while it might not have "boots" on the ground, it certainly does a lot of stomping around.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Work in progress shot of the Arbite Squad.



Cheers,

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures 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
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Ottawa, ON

Commissar Yarrork wrote:
I don't have an original proof picture since this is my first time doing a painting challenge and didn't think to do so at the time, but I assembled it at the start of the month and have primed it. This is the first image of it I took, just primed and with some minor "internal" modifications.... you'll see what I mean.



Anyways, while it might not have "boots" on the ground, it certainly does a lot of stomping around.


Well, we've all lost first place now. What are the chances you'll be going with a finger painting technique?

Ask yourself: have you rated a gallery image today? 
   
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 Flinty wrote:
The hazard stripes are looking great!


I can take no credit, the thing is cannibalised from two Bullgryn slabshields for the chassis, and the stripes are modelled on.


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Commissar Yarrork wrote:
I don't have an original proof picture since this is my first time doing a painting challenge and didn't think to do so at the time, but I assembled it at the start of the month and have primed it. This is the first image of it I took, just primed and with some minor "internal" modifications.... you'll see what I mean.

Spoiler:


Anyways, while it might not have "boots" on the ground, it certainly does a lot of stomping around.


That's beautiful

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Ireland

I’m late starting this month (as well as late finishing last month) but I’m going to try and get between 1 and 5 Colonial Marines painted - maybe even fully finish out the Aliens minis entirely (Xenomorphs are done). Time to start studying photos of the characters to get the colours right!
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 Mr Nobody wrote:
Commissar Yarrork wrote:
I don't have an original proof picture since this is my first time doing a painting challenge and didn't think to do so at the time, but I assembled it at the start of the month and have primed it. This is the first image of it I took, just primed and with some minor "internal" modifications.... you'll see what I mean.

Spoiler:


Anyways, while it might not have "boots" on the ground, it certainly does a lot of stomping around.


Well, we've all lost first place now. What are the chances you'll be going with a finger painting technique?

So I'll just say part of the reason I wanted to go for the cool LED conversion is that my actual painting skills are horrible, like maybe 5 out of 10 on a good day, so I'm hoping that'll bump it up a bit in coolness factor. I haven't really painted anything in.... 3 or 4 years, aside from a handful of orks last month. Don't expect much beyond finger painting level
   
 
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