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Made in ru
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

My original plan this month was MCU Grunts (Shield/Hood)... so maybe it will be them after all:


Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





London

Cute tiny rats wip, job D:



Will have to wibble the strikes for a squished finish.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Still in the dreaded base color stage, but slowly getting there:

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Also progress:


Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

Finally got my grots finished off... this is the first time I've entered the painting challenge, so fingers crossed I'm doing this right! I'm posting one pic of the set, and an individual pic of each mini, so six images in total.













Cheers,
Michael

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

You don’t need to do the group shot +individual pics, but it’s one of the reason we upped the pics to 6. You can choose whichever pics you think showcase the minis best. If that’s 3 different aspects of the squad leader and then 3 full squad shots, that’s just as valid.

Grots are looking good!

   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

Thanks Nevelon, that makes sense...I'll leave these ones as they are then, but when I (hopefully!) paint something for next month, I'll be a bit more creative with the pics!

 
   
Made in eu
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I have a few more Rebs completed:



And here's everyone so far:


I have a few more days to add to this set, at which point I will choose the best 3-5 for my entry.

Now showing Deadzone Asterians and a Teraton!

Painting Total as of 7/30/2022: 96 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Hi folks. I don’t really have the best painting set-up these days but I throw a bit on when I can and I’ve managed to get my Mouse Guards to a presentable state.

There’s seven Mice in all but for this challenge I believe I can only enter 5?
So I’m going with this lot.

Left to right we have Celanawe (with the Black Axe), Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam and Sadie.


Celanawe and his protégé Leiam.


Friends and rivals Saxon and Kenzie.


Sadie is a bit of a loner but here she is with Leiam.


Then this is all their trademark guard cloaks.


Not the best pictures I’m afraid as the direct sun was a bit too full on. I’ll maybe try and take some better ones before the end of the month.

Then just for the craic (and the Mouse Guard fans) here’s the whole lot.



Including the leader of the Guards Gwendolyn and her stalwart Shield Mouse Rand.



I do rather like Rand, but didn’t include him in the cut as he’s not such a main character as the others. Though maybe he’s a better mini so I shouldn’t let that influence my selection… any thoughts anyone?

   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I am a massive Dave Peterson fan so I'm loving this. You're right to leave Rand out. Though if you have a crab... Celanawe is especially good.

For me, here's a placeholder shot of my Commonwealth townsfolk

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





Tangentville, New Jersey

Great looking mice, Rebs, and commonwealthers!

I'm still waiting on an Ebay order for my ratcatcher's "small but vicious" dog to complete my entry. I'd hate to have to enter Hilda without little Hansi.

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Made in us
Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





London

Undisciplined & poorly equipped,
relying on their weight of numbers & driven by black hunger,
roiling alongside the teeming masses of Skavenslaves,
Clanrats are as likely to die as sacrifices or decoys as they are as warriors at the front ranks for the mad plans of their warlords.

Always regarded as expendable by any higher skaven,
they can randomly be sent to Clan Moulder for experimentation and mutation or to Grey Seers as sacrifices.


They must always watch their backs while rising in the Skaven heirarchy where power frequently changes by murder.

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lol.
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A little mad and wasn't as painting consistent this month,
the connect to this Underworlds team came through as the painting hours added up though.

Definitely fewer models,
might only be brushing up some last details on these 3 for submission!
Double knife man bout to start twerking.





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ooo ooo

c: cute mice, TheCrowe
dem thighs, Geifer


   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Had to redo the pics, because the first batch was really bad. Wasn't able to get a good photo setup going, because the usual table is packed with stuff from new furniture and an excercise bike. And going on vacation tomorrow means this is the best I could do.

I give you Sgt. Frederick Colon and Cpl. Cecil Wormsborough St. John Nobbs, Ankh Morpork City Watch (currently Traffic Division). You can't get more underdog than those two. No physical strength and no mental prowess was given to them. But given what they got, they make the best out of it.

“We-ell, no point in going to war unless you’re on the winning side,’ said Nobby, sticking the white feather in his helmet. ‘Nobby, you was always on the winning side, the reason bein’, you used to lurk aroun’ the edges to see who was winning and then pull the right uniform off’f some poor dead sod. I used to hear where the generals kept an eye on what you were wearin’ so they’d know how the battle was going.’ ‘Lots of soldiers have served in lots of regiments,’ said Nobby. ‘Right, what you say is true. Only not usually during the same battle,’ said Sergeant Colon.”

Tried to paint Nobby a lot more scruffy and dirty than Fred.






   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

They're both great but you've nailed Nobby especially.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
Made in de
Powerful Ushbati






 Lovejoy wrote:
Finally got my grots finished off...


Those are some excellent Gretchin!

 Snail22 wrote:
dem thighs, Geifer



Nehekhara lives! Sort of!
Why is the rum always gone? 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





London

touched up the 4th clan rat!
will be these for submission.





I feel a different colour for their skirts wouldn't be terrible,
but maybe its just the brown of the fur making them seem a little gummy?
Or because they're not on square bases.
Their tails could use a wash.

lol, nice prep for 120 clan rats
also minus 4 models to the pile of shame

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Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Right, I've sorted out my entry:

Quack the Alchemist, Kauffman the Merchant, Old Cadders (with his onions), Tabby the Librarian and Agatha, Tavern Frau.

And some detail shots

Quack, deranged alchemist

Old Cadders


Kauffman the Merchant:


Tabby the Librarian with her goblin servant


And Agatha, Tavern Frau

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






 inmygravenimage wrote:
They're both great but you've nailed Nobby especially.


Thanks, although the sculpts did most of the job They are based on Paul Kidby's drawings, which is half the job done
   
Made in gb
Khorne Veteran Marine with Chain-Axe





Mechanicum (building/painting)

Uh-oh, only a few days left, better pull my finger out.

Had a real lack of motivation for the last week or so, but only got a clean up pass to do so still easily do-able.

Good luck to everyone else still to finish.




Painted: 2018 - 0 / 2019 - 4 / 2020 - 11 / 2021 - 27 / 2022 - 1
Reavsie's Ultramarines: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/805456.page#11377197
Blog of shame: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/685840.page#8559111
 
   
Made in us
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Progress...


I'm actually done (obviously not above), as I'm now away from my painting setup - so trying to catch up on my back log of pics before the end of month...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





Tangentville, New Jersey

I'm really biting my nails today; the last bit I need for my entry is supposed to come today in the mail. It's getting down to the wire here!

EDIT: I got my little dog for my Ratcatcher but the rain is so bad I can't prime him

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Made in us
Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





London

 KidCthulhu wrote:
I'm really biting my nails today; the last bit I need for my entry is supposed to come today in the mail. It's getting down to the wire here!


fixed my doorbell button today.
hydrate and do some pullups if you can!
   
Made in gb
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

Subject poll for July will be up tomorrow, so any ideas you've got, now's the time!

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Fireknife Shas'el





Leicester

I actually finished my models last week, but I really need to get round to taking photos!

As for poll suggestions; Some Like It Hot? seems appropriate for July.

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 us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Paradigm wrote:
Subject poll for July will be up tomorrow, so any ideas you've got, now's the time!


At the start of the month we were talking bards, so I’ll put forth “music tames the savage beast” for a music/monster/both meadly.

“We are legion” would be a nice tie in with the 30k release. Not seething undisciplined hordes, but organized rank and file troop types. Or endless zombies, we don’t judge. Might be a good one to lift the 5 model cap on.

Get’s Hot! Or some variation for the start of summer.


   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

How about "All Things Great and Small" or something like that. Entrants could try something in a different scale, or else things that are larger or smaller than their usual work-- Daemons, Halflings, things like that.

Now showing Deadzone Asterians and a Teraton!

Painting Total as of 7/30/2022: 96 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
Made in gb
Khorne Veteran Marine with Chain-Axe





Mechanicum (building/painting)

Finally finished the ambitious target I set myself of one single mini, painted to a Battle Ready standard with AP Speedpaints - low bar achieved:







Painted: 2018 - 0 / 2019 - 4 / 2020 - 11 / 2021 - 27 / 2022 - 1
Reavsie's Ultramarines: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/805456.page#11377197
Blog of shame: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/685840.page#8559111
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Don’t sell yourself short. That’s a nice looking Ultra. Plans for unit markings/decals?

   
Made in gb
Khorne Veteran Marine with Chain-Axe





Mechanicum (building/painting)

 Nevelon wrote:
Don’t sell yourself short. That’s a nice looking Ultra. Plans for unit markings/decals?


I'd like to do that in the future. That will be another learning curve for me though as I've always had problems with decals in the past, even with Micro Sol/Set.




Painted: 2018 - 0 / 2019 - 4 / 2020 - 11 / 2021 - 27 / 2022 - 1
Reavsie's Ultramarines: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/805456.page#11377197
Blog of shame: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/685840.page#8559111
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Reavsie wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
Don’t sell yourself short. That’s a nice looking Ultra. Plans for unit markings/decals?


I'd like to do that in the future. That will be another learning curve for me though as I've always had problems with decals in the past, even with Micro Sol/Set.


Micro sol/set do help a lot, but they can still be touchy.

Personally I find the nice crisp whites really offset the blue and make the model feel finished. Although I skipped the step for years, due to how fussy it was. I’ve had much fewer problems since starting to use the magic little bottles.

   
 
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