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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome to April's Dakka (unofficial) Monthly Painting Challenge. For those who aren't familliar, this is a no-prize-related challenge open to any and all painters and hobbyists. Anyone can enter, from a newcomer to the hobby with your first box of minis to a multiple-time Golden Demon champion, and the winner each month will be decided by community poll, not just on the paintwork but on the effort, creativity and awesomeness of the finished piece!

For this month, the theme is: Veteran

Your entry should be a miniature/miniatures that are distinguishable as Veterans in their respective settings. These can be from any game, manufacturer or setting, and can, and may be converted as much as you like. To give you an idea of the scope this can cover, all the examples below would be perfectly elligible for entry:
- Any model with the word 'Veteran' in its name or rank
- A model wearing or receiving honours, medals or the like
- A model that is weathered to reflect an extended conflict
- A model with some kind of wound, trophy or item from a previous battle

As this theme can cover many things, you may submit up to 4 lines of background if you wish, to lend context to your choice of mini. This will be displayed alongside the images in the voting thread.



How To Enter

- You may enter up to 5 MODELS as a SINGLE ENTRY, and are permitted one entry per member per month. If you enter multiple models, they should ideally be related in some way, such as part of the same squad, unit or scene if you are doing a diorama
- You MUST post a 'proof' picture of your entry in the thread of the state it was in before you started working on it. This could be unassembled, primed or even basecoated, so long as we can see where you are starting from. Entries that do not submit a Proof Picture will not be elligible for voting.
- After this, you may post WIP pictures in this thread and your own if you wish, and on completing the entry, you may post up to 4 final pictures IN THIS THREAD that will then be used for voting. If you do not finish in time, the single most recent WIP picture may be submitted.



So What Do I Win?

- Points... and points mean... bragging rights for the next month Following the vote, points will be awarded for the following:

1st Place: 10 points
2nd Place: 8 points
3rd Place: 5 points
Non-placing Entrants: 1 point

These points will be used to form a league table, which will be updated month on month as the results come in.


How Long Do I Have?
This challenge begins Wednesday 1st April and will end at midnight GMT on the 30th April. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days.


Voting Guidelines
When voting, consider the following as well as the quality of the paintwork:
- The creativity and originality of the entry
- The overall composition of the piece, such as basing, conversion and coherency between the models
- The relevance of the entry to the theme
- The effort the painter has put into the entry


The first challenge was an exceptional showcase of talent and motivation, let's make this one even better! Lights out, and away we go!

List Of Entrants

Grimdork: FINISHED
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KaptinBadrukk
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Nevelon: FINISHED
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Aldo
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Carlos13th
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Ustrello: FINISHED
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Januine: FINISHED
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Zergsmasher: FINISHED
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Mad Eddy 13

TP^DC Deputy Manager: FINISHED
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Houshin
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Paradigm: FINISHED
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Arkon, The Storied Lord of Saggittar VII, The Once-Broken, Veteran of the Long War
"Heretics? They dare brand us the Heretics, while they waste their prayed on an enthroned corpse? For milennia we have kept our truer faith, and my Brothers, have we not been rewarded?"







Iliu: FINISHED
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Garrior: FINISHED
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darefsky: FINISHED
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Matthew
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queen_annes_revenge: FINISHED
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OneManNoodles: FINISHED
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Djphranq: FINISHED
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Edraynaline

Swastakowey
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TazN: FINISHED
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tomcat31
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Loken31809
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Buttery Commissar: FINISHED
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jb1981

Da Mekanik
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EyeamRai
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Angelofvengeance: FINISHED
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Reenon
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kencotter: FINISHED
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ProfessionalAmateur: FINISHED
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You do not know hell until you have lived through Vraks










Zambro: FINISHED
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scotta29
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SJM: FINISHED
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Oberon
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Ashiraya
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Ezra Tyrius
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AUGmaniac: FINISHED
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Orkboy232
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Llamahead: FINISHED
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Squall018
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Calibanite Lion: FINISHED
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Background;

Atticus and Menos are Terran bounty hunters. Originally officers from a local hive enforcement precinct they quickly became aware of the additional earning potential by performing 'odd jobs' for the local gang leaders. The pair started to become known for their skills and as demand for them increased, the risks started to rise rapidly. The decision was made, they sourced themselves counterfeit indents and joined the local bounty guild taking to the stars trading their skills for Throne Geld.








honeybadger33
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Davylove21
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MangoChutney
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LordRahl
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Kustomer D: FINISHED
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I painted up this Commissar in honor of my first hamster, McDuff. When I originally adopted him, I had no idea that so much sass could be packed into such a small creature.
McDuff is painted with the logic of the 40k universe that the fancier you are, the more important you must be. He must be a battle-hardened veteran, otherwise they wouldn't let him dress this good!


(I just noticed his coat is chipped! I will try and fix it and upload a new image.)



Peregrine
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Talys: FINISHED
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NidLifeCrisis: FINISHED
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Schlyne: FINISHED
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Rawson: FINISHED
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Zgecko666: FINISHED
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Spuj: FINISHED
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KingmanHighborn: FINISHED
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Illinois

Count me in

Gonna go with a single more-or-less infantry sized model this time, likely, Chapter Master Fistius Fistgar. Haven't sorted a chapter yet, but it'll come. Will probably match the dreadnought.

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Challenge accepted, Paradigm. I'll submit my runtherd later. Probably this weekend.

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Upstate, New York

Ven dread this month.


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Werewolf of Angmar





Africa starts south of the Pyrenees, I know, I live there

Well, as I can't decide I'm going to ask what does the people prefer, tall knight on the left, Ugluk nearly-as-badass-as-Lurtz in the center or Dai-Katana Samurai on the right.

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Chicago

I am entering my Dusk Raider praetor, Praetor Hengist.




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 aldo wrote:
Well, as I can't decide I'm going to ask what does the people prefer, tall knight on the left, Ugluk nearly-as-badass-as-Lurtz in the center or Dai-Katana Samurai on the right.



I say the guy on the far left.

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Ustrello paints- 30k, 40k multiple armies
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Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

I'm in Thinking am gonna do something with my new solitaire for this. Have a cracking idea for a scene but need a daemonette or two....balls. Need to figure something else for him to kill Will pop up a proof-pic after work

   
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A Protoss colony world

Here's some proof pics of my 4 regular Deathwing Knights (as I have said before, the Knight Master is already painted (badly) so he won't be joining these guys for this challenge):

Sorry about crappy photos, I just snapped them earlier today with my iPod Touch since I don't have a better camera available. I'm a modeler/gamer, not a photographer!

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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






I'm in, Need to find a project now...

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Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Proof pic time!!
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

BTW para I may if I have time paint another model alongside the sensei as a Diorama would this be a problem rules wise?



 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Hey I'm in. I've not got the pets yet thought the mail to be able to post a proof pic, but will do as soon as I have them.

I'm entering (at least) 3 members of a Dark Angels command squad to accompany Azrael, Grand Master of the chapter. It will include a Company Champion and if I get time I'll paint an old metal Apothecary I have (I'll have to work out how to make him look like a Veteran) and Brother Bethor the standard bearer (but really wanted to paint this guy up to have the banner swappable so I can field him with all of the sacred standards or chapter standard etc (this will require thinking about)).


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 aldo wrote:
Well, as I can't decide I'm going to ask what does the people prefer, tall knight on the left, Ugluk nearly-as-badass-as-Lurtz in the center or Dai-Katana Samurai on the right.



Guy on the left gets my vote

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I think when I will join in this time. When I get home I will post a pic of the other 5 Veteran Grenadier for the German army I need to do.
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

 carlos13th wrote:
BTW para I may if I have time paint another model alongside the sensei as a Diorama would this be a problem rules wise?


No problem!

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Pennsylvania

I have a question, I am going to be doing Orks for this challenge, how does one represent a Veteran within the Ork ranks?

You can't fix stupid, but you sure as hell can kill it.  
   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





UK

Nobs, flash gitz, really rich lootaz. Any characters, leathery skinned and scarred boyz.

Soon his foes would learn that the only thing more dangerous than a savage three hundred pound brute is a savage three hundred pound brute with a plan - Ork Codex

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Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

really damn big, loadsa bioniks, scarred from head to foot I'd imagine

   
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Did Fulgrim Just Behead Ferrus?






X

@da_mekanik, making it look old would be fine. Or have scars.

INSANE army lists still available!!!! Now being written in 8th edition format! I have Index Imperium 1, Index Xenos 2, and Codex Space Marines!
PM me for an INSANE (100K+ points) if you desire.
Number of BNK3R aircrafts on the US Gulf and East coasts: 19 (Each state has 1 BNK3R aircraft, though Florida has two: one for the Gulf Coast, the other for the East Coast). All designed by Handsome Jack.
"Do you really think I'd protect [insert state name here] with a couple of bots and some flimsy turrets? You see, you're not in [insert location under the gun for landfall here] right now. [location name here] isn't a place. *points* THAT'S the Bunker. Meet the [state name here] BNK3R, the greatest defense bot ever built. Designed her myself. Now do me a favor, and DISSIPATE.
Armaments of the BNK3R: Homing Rockets, Mortars, Slag Cannon, Autocannons, awesome music BNK3R Music
The Original BNK3R aircraft is located in Bunker, Missouri, aka Control Core Angel.  
   
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Va

Da_Mekanik wrote:
I have a question, I am going to be doing Orks for this challenge, how does one represent a Veteran within the Ork ranks?


Make him look dirty and weathered to show he's been through many battles and to hell and back! Should be easy for an Ork.

2,500 pts

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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker






My entry for this month!

Vrosh Tattersoul, Aspiring Chaos Champion. I am probably going to remove the dagger from his off hand and have him carry a severed head (an old High Elf head, but you cant see the stupid pointy ears), representing his vicious blood thirst and missing marbles.

I still haven't decided on a fluff friendly paint scheme or not though. Damn fluff!

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Eaton Rapids, MI

Count me in. I'll post up a pick of my entry when I get home from work tonight.

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Ancient Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought






I... actually don't know. Help?

Oh I am in! Just give me a few hours for a pic though.

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Blood-Raging Khorne Berserker






I have something ready for this but im going to wait and see if my alpha legion conversion stuff turns up first because il enter him if i can

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Aspirant Tech-Adept







Sounds good, put me down for this I've got a trio of IG veterans, who will do nicely.




 
   
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dead account

Would a Chaplain in Terminator Armor be an adequate entry?

chaplains are veterans of a sort right?
   
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Upstate, New York

 djphranq wrote:
Would a Chaplain in Terminator Armor be an adequate entry?

chaplains are veterans of a sort right?


Pretty much anyone in TDA is a veteran anyway. And chaplains have seen plenty of combat even in PA. Go for it!

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New Zealand

I will be entering, pics tonight. I have some progress pics as well.
   
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Portugal

 djphranq wrote:
Would a Chaplain in Terminator Armor be an adequate entry?

chaplains are veterans of a sort right?


Oh man, one my favorite GW's miniatures is that one and I have one that needs some painting love. I may participate in this contest after all!

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dead account

 TheDraconicLord wrote:
 djphranq wrote:
Would a Chaplain in Terminator Armor be an adequate entry?

chaplains are veterans of a sort right?


Oh man, one my favorite GW's miniatures is that one and I have one that needs some painting love. I may participate in this contest after all!


It's one of my favorites too!

I'll see about getting some pics done tonight for a proper entry.
   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





UK

Once my Dragoons arrive I'll have a WIP post to put up, aim is a full fleet of 5 taser dragoons for my entry.

Soon his foes would learn that the only thing more dangerous than a savage three hundred pound brute is a savage three hundred pound brute with a plan - Ork Codex

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I've recently started taking on commissions, if you'd like to talk a project over feel free to PM me here, or find me at:
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