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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome to the 15th Unofficial Painting Challenge here on Dakka! For those who are new, these challenges are open to any and all forum members, regardless of skill or experience, and are a great way to get motivated to paint your models and be a part of this awesome community project!

The theme for this month's challenge is Everyday Hero. This can be interpreted however you like, but the focus should be on the humble troopers that make up your armies, rather than the mighty heroes that lead them. For example, a Cadian Guardsman would be far more fitting than a Space Marine Chapter Master; everyone expects heroic feats from the latter, not so much from the former!


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 must be either unassembled, unpainted, primed or coated a single colour. Entries that do not submit a valid Proof Picture will not be eligible 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 5 final pictures IN THIS THREAD that will then be used for voting. Please note that pictures in a montage or collage picture will be considered individual images for this purpose, so while these types of presentation are certainly acceptable, please keep the image limit in mind when compiling them. For example, a collage of 4 images and one separate image would count as your 5 picture allowance.


So What Do I Win?
- Points... and points mean... bragging rights for the next month Following the vote, points will be awarded to every entrant. This year, the Points you receive will be equal to the Percentage of Votes your entry receives in the final Voting thread; if you get 10%, you get 10 points, if you get 6% you get 6 points, so on and so forth.

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 1st May and will end at midnight GMT on the 31st May. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days.


List of Entrants:

Zach:
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TP^DC Deputy Manager
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Nevelon: FINISHED
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Whittlesey40k: FINISHED
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Reavsie: FINISHED
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Thalias Ratheron:
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Buttery Commissar: FINISHED
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The two Sparrows, father and daughter magicians:



Jake the (ex) lion tamer, his dogs and Wolfboy:


Tiny the strongman and Soni:



ZergSmasher: FINISHED
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methebest: FINISHED
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Kustomer D: FINISHED
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Llamahead: FINISHED
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ZoBo: FINISHED
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Gohkm: FINISHED
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Kryatos: FINISHED
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JBSchroeds:
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ssisal: FINISHED
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SirOllox
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groundh0g:
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Jadenim: FINISHED
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Gulgog TufToof: FINISHED
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Januine: FINISHED
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kb_lock: FINISHED
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A lone guardsman sniper in a building.



What's that lurking in the shadows?



Let's take a closer look!



Here is Private Stabby, everyday hero of the guard!



Here are his best friends and protectors, ready to shoot anyone that dares try to shoot at Private Stabby.





sockwithaticket: FINISHED
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Midget Gems: FINISHED
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feltmonkey: FINISHED
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Ustrello:
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Keezus: FINISHED
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Moolet: FiNISHED
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Loricatus Aurora:
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KINGPIN54: FINISHED
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Nordicus: FNISHED
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King Pariah: FINISHED
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albinoork: FINISHED
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eedden: FINISHED
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Paradigm FINISHED
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ChaosDad: FINISHED
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ChaosDadJr
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El Torminator: FINISHED
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Ruberu:
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Guildenstern: FINISHED
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Red_Thirst: FINISHED
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piratepizzadog: FINISHED
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jah-joshua: FINISHED
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Wilson: FINISHED
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vejut: FINISHED
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sevren: FINISHED
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Im excited for the model Im going to do, Ive had it for about 6 months but have been scared to work on it.

Proof

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Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Hi. This is my proof. They are Epirian Contractors (with a little conversion put in) from MEdge.

They've been primed since this was taken, but nothing more than that.
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

I’ll be painting a basic Ultramarine. No dark secrets, no vampiric/wolven mutations. Just your average battle-brother. No fancy rules or special snowflakes. Just a suit of power armor and a bolter, against the uncaring universe.

One of these guys from the B@C box;

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Ancient Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought






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

Hmm... do you reckon a Servitor is okay?

To Valhall! ~2800 points

Tutorials: Wet Palette | Painting Station
 
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





The grim darkness of far Fenland

 Matthew wrote:
Hmm... do you reckon a Servitor is okay?
If he's heroic, sounds perfect!


Here's my proof -

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And this is how he looked for 20+ years until I stripped him recently -

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Eldar - Biel Tan 2000pts
Space Wolves 1500pts
Space Marines - Stark Crusaders 4500pts/PL244 (2700pts painted)

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[DCM]
Death-Dealing Dark Angels Devastator





Mechanicum (building/painting)

A CSM squad for me:



Primed in Army Painter Chaotic Red, but otherwise untouched.

   
Made in kr
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

HAvent got a scooby what I'm gonna do for this month - need to have a wee think

   
Made in us
Pauper with Promise






Decided I'm going to do half of a Veteran Melta squad that's been gathering dust for my homebrewed Imperial Guard Regiment. You may notice a few mechanical hands and limbs. The Antellian Legions are wealthy in skilled augmeticists, so its not uncommon to see bionic replacements in the ranks of its leadership and veteran troopers.

Because nothing says Everyday Heroes quite like a few humans thrown into the brutal cauldron of warfare in the 41 Millennium with nothing more than a helmet, flak jacket, and lasgun.


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[DCM]
Bread for Battle!





In Town

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Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I'm in for May! I'll be painting up some Chaos Cultists for my Khorne Daemonkin army. I figure they are very much the everyday heroes of any Chaos force, as they are usually the ones who first attract the attention of any Daemons or Chaos Marine warbands. Here's my proof pic:

Yes, I know there are nine models there. I'll paint all of them and then select the best ones to be my final entry for the challenge. I intend to definitely include the dude with the flamer, and I will most likely include one of each other sculpt (from the pistol/CCW unit found in the DV set). The champion will not be included as he is already painted, albeit poorly. He will get a partial repaint, but that will only be seen in my P&M blog. Expect some Blood for the Blood God when all's said and done!

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 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Made in kr
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

That looks well tidy BC - what is?

   
Made in nz
Regular Dakkanaut




NZ

Alright got some Keisotsu and yuriko who technicly is also one but is somehow a special operative as well, so she might not count though I'll do them all and just not enter her.
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

I might change my mind but I have a few bitz laying around for a couple of months now,
I had a pretty funny idea - at least to me it's funny.
Depending on how it turns out, I might change my entry to a "more serious" one.

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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
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Hacking Interventor






 Kustomer D wrote:
I might change my mind but I have a few bitz laying around for a couple of months now,
I had a pretty funny idea - at least to me it's funny.
Depending on how it turns out, I might change my entry to a "more serious" one.

Proof:


Needs moar DAKKA...
Just saying..

I may be an donkey-cave, but at least I'm an equal oppurtunity donkey-cave...

 
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

I will be entering once I rebuild my hobby space.




 
   
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[DCM]
Bread for Battle!





In Town

 Januine wrote:
That looks well tidy BC - what is?
A Eureka! Miniatures strongman converted to be holding a palette and Hasslefree lady.
I'm going to paint her up to be a circus dancer.

They're from my 7TV cast.
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine





United Kingdom

Anvil are supposed to be releasing a new range of IG equivalents mid month, I'll wait 'til then to decide what I'm doing as I need a couple of Guardsmen for Tarantula base I'm planning

   
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Horrific Hive Tyrant






X

well, I was going to do some grotz, but they're taking longer than I expected to strip, so I want to do a flash git (again). I think he's your everyday hero because he's not an HQ unit. what you say, Paradigm? I'll post a proof pic once he's primed.

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Made in gb
Infiltrating Broodlord




UK

I'd like to enter this one too if I may- can I enter Loken?
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Loken is probably a bit too hero-y, being both a named character and of high rank. Enter it if you like, but bear in mind a large part of what people vote on is how well an entry fits the theme. I'll leave it up to you, though, this is one of those themes where anything goes so long as you can explain why.

   
Made in za
Dakka Veteran




Yippeee, i got my entry my wife and kid, all everyday haroes in my eyes.
   
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Infiltrating Broodlord




UK

 Paradigm wrote:
Loken is probably a bit too hero-y, being both a named character and of high rank. Enter it if you like, but bear in mind a large part of what people vote on is how well an entry fits the theme. I'll leave it up to you, though, this is one of those themes where anything goes so long as you can explain why.


Hey that's fair. I'll do a marine with a heavy Bolter in that case. That's got everyday hero written all over it.

Edit - probably for the best. First hand painted model in a while & it turned out very average! One Must stop speed painting.
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Bedford

A little back ground info on how I got to this entry.
I started thinking about the theme and wanted to go down the "common or everyday" Super Hero route. So figured I'd go with a rubbish or very basic hero, e.g. Recycling man or the amazing rolled up newspaperboy

I started my research and wow have there been some bad "super"heros, Squirrel Girl was a particular favourite. While looking at these b-rate heroes I remembered one from my youth and thought it would be ideal since it was a terrible hero but also done in a mocking way which made me like it and remember him.

10 imaginary Midget points for the first person that can guess which "Hero" (pic below) my entry will be based on, an Ork version of course. An extra 5 points if you can name the sidekick.

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Made in za
Dakka Veteran




I wil be here ,trust on that!!!!
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo


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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






When you spend 2 hours on a model and all you have is unfinished skin and hair : / .


   
Made in au
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Australia


Great entries so far. BC love the strongman.

Ill do half a melta SM squad.

Two stories of everyday SM troopers.

First was my first bateep. SM with plasmagun in close combat with a greater daemon slays the thing with his knife, while taking a few mortal wounds himself.

Second was a meltagunner firing on a landraider redeemer at extreme range. All other melta dead (very fluffy army, not very competitive) so I needed a miracle and he pulled it off. Was 4 sixes in a row or similar.

Epic memory was also assault SGT with thunderhammer taking out a CSM spider walker (forget its name).

Anyway, when these miracles happen its some of the best gaming magic.

Proof to follow.

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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 au
Incorporating Wet-Blending




Sydney

I am going to do scouts or maybe a kitbashed IG dude. SM don't seem very "everyday" for my liking, but whatever yo
   
Made in au
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Perth, Western Australia

g'day...first time entering anything in one of these comps, so I might start with something fairly light, don't wanna risk biting off more than I can chew just yet

so, nothing quite says "everyday hero" to me quite like the humble grots...the little gits have a hard life, but when it comes down to it, they help keep pretty much everything running, they keep the shootas stocked with ammo, they keep the engines greased and fueled, they scout the battlefield, they do just about everything that da boyz can't be bothered doing, which is a lot!

...so I thought I'd show off their efforts in a small diorama, something like 5 assorted grots trekking along a small rocky path, hauling supplies off to da boyz

so far it's looking like: an old gorkamorka "banna grot", leading 3 nobz kit ammo runts, and a rokkit ammo runt from the stompa kit...though the 3 ammo runts could be a little much, might swap one or two out for a couple of different ones for variety...I'll see what I can find...

anyway, here's a starting shot of what I'll be working with (pending a couple of possible grot swaps)

...it's good to be green!  
   
 
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