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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome all to the 33rd round of the Unofficial Painting Challenge here on Dakka. For anyone who's unfamiliar with the format, this is a simple community challenge open to anyone on Dakka, the aim of the game being to paint a model or set of models relating to the month's theme and win points for doing so! This one is going up a day early as I'm not around tomorrow, so feel free to take a day's head start!

This month the theme is Hold The Line, we're looking for the resolute front-line troops that form the core of any army, standing firm, taking and holding ground, sacrificing their lives in the name of victory without a moment's hesitation. As this is likely going to see a lot of people painting up squads/regiments of troops, THE MODEL LIMIT HAS BEEN LIFTED THIS MONTH. ENTER AS MANY OR AS FEW MODELS AS YOU WISH. Please note all other rules regarding Proofs, allowed number of images ect still apply.

Without further ado... Toto, play us in!
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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 6 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 5 images and one separate image would count as your 6 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 31st of October and will end at midnight GMT on the 30th of November. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days.

List of Entrants:

u971: FINISHED
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ChaosDad: FINISHED
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Nevelon: FINISHED
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Zergsmasher: FINISHED
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HungryTaz: FINISHED
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Thrower:


Blitzer:


Black Orc Lineman:


Lineman:



TheDraconicLord: FINAL
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NinjaPirate:
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Inquisitor Lord Bane:
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Oppl: FINISHED
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ZenBadger: FINISHED
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Kavika0311: FINISHED
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Power Elephant: FINISHED
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DanceOfSlaneesh: FINISHED
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n1ceguypaul: FINISHED
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Chris56: FINISHED
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Warboss ZanZag:
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GulGog Tuftoof: FINISHED
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Moolet: FINISHED
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Januine: FINISHED
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NathanD298: FINAL
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Lovebeard: FINISHED
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dsmith10:
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Farseer Anath'lan
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Supershandy: FINISHED
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General Annoyance: FINISHED
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Modock: FINISHED
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Guildenstern: FINISHED
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Midget Gems: FINISHED
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EmberlordofFire8
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Obispal:
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CREEEEEEED: FINISHED
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KernelTerror: FINISHED
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Feltmonkey: FINAL
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keezus: FINISHED
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Elbows: FINISHED
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Paradigm: FINISHED
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Vejut: FINISHED
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Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Sigh, I'm gonna have to paint my next tactical squad, aren't I...

   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Lol para nice theme tune! My entry hopefully a full squad of Necron warriors.

   
Made in pt
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Portugal

Needs a change to the rules: Wasn't it decided there would be no miniature limit this month because it's "Troop Month"?

"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 gb
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

See the bit in big green capitals in the OP...

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Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Made in pt
Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

 Paradigm wrote:
See the bit in big green capitals in the OP...





"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 be
Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Brussels, Belgium

Can we add to the submission as the month advances? I mean, if I can finish my dudes ahead of time, can I add more? I'm aiming for as many of my Grey Knights as I can cram in a month, but I'm gonna start small to be sure I make it to the finish line... As a teaser, here is my Chaplain... Brother Tomas


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UK

Yeah, that's fine. So long as it fits the theme and obeys all the other rules, this is essentially an all-you-can-paint round.

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Brussels, Belgium

That is, as they say, pretty awesome! Let the games begin!

That line is sure going to be held pretty solidly...

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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Going to enter a squad of intercessors. Also going to challenge The Boy to paint the same minis. Will edit in a proof pic when I get home.



The guys on the right. Although, oddly, the guys on the left were the other unit I was thinking of entering...

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Hellacious Havoc





Hamburg

Just started my AoS Soulblight army, gonna convert some Black Knights into Blood Knights - but my camera just died due to low battery. So, gonna post the proof tomorrow after work
   
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Stealthy Dark Angels Scout with Shotgun




East Midlands UK

 Paradigm wrote:
...this is essentially an all-you-can-paint round.


It's always essentially an all-you -can-paint round for me,,,

I was going to have a break to paint some Bolt Action US Airborne but they should fit right in with the theme this month. Proof soon.
   
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 ZenBadger wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
...this is essentially an all-you-can-paint round.


It's always essentially an all-you -can-paint round for me,,,



Same, and that's usually one model.
   
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A Protoss colony world

 feltmonkey wrote:
 ZenBadger wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
...this is essentially an all-you-can-paint round.


It's always essentially an all-you -can-paint round for me,,,



Same, and that's usually one model.

But in your case, your one model often outclasses a lot of people's squads, mine included.

I'm entering the Plague Marine squad from Dark Imperium as my entry. These guys can hold the line, and after they hold it no one else will likely want to touch it:

Lots of details on these guys, but that's why these sculpts are so cool! It'll be a worthy challenge for me; I just hope I'm up to it.

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Brussels, Belgium

Well, here is my proof picture, my grey knight terminators, which include:

-A squad a termies
-A squad of paladins
-A chaplain
-Brother Captain Stern

And, still to build:
-An apothecary
-A paladin ancient

So fourteen terminators in total for phase one of this project...
(I then have two strike squads, three purgation squads and Venerable dread to round up this little GK force, but I doubt that I'll be getting those done before the end of the month...)


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Elverson, PA

I need some motivation to work on my Marines. Going to put up a 10 man Tac squad, maybe even throwing a Chaplain in if I have time. Pics of sprues when I get home as my starting point.

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 feeder wrote:
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the resolute front-line troops that form the core of any army, standing firm, taking and holding ground, sacrificing their lives in the name of victory without a moment's hesitation.


This sounds like my Black Orcs and Line Orcs who will be holding the line and looking for victory on the pitch!

Here is the assembled team. I'll be focusing on the "Line" for this challenge. I may add one or two more Black Orcs (starter box) to it tonight and I'll take a pic of the players in their "Line" and won't be painting the whole team for this challenge (though I have to get them done).


Slaanesh isn't all cocaine and unicorns. -- Nurglitch 
   
Made in pt
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Portugal

Oh boy, oh boy, here we go! I admit, I wasn't able to wait for the start of the challenge and already started one before the contest. I just couldn't wait


"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 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Brussels, Belgium

I'll get as far as I can in this pile of base-coated marines during the month...
The Terminators in front are my 'official' initial entry, the rest is bonus, all the way to the two sororitas incinerators in the back...


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United Colors of Chaos , Relating my ongoing battle with grey plastic...
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!





United Kingdom

Am I right in saying entries don't need to be GW product? But it can be any model?
   
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Perth, Western Australia

 Oppl wrote:
Am I right in saying entries don't need to be GW product? But it can be any model?


absolutely! this is a model painting challenge - not a GW painting challenge!

(well, aside from the March round, which is "Space Marine" themed - although even then, models from other lines can fit the theme )

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Eugene, Oregon

Thread title still says October FYI. =P

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Alright! Lets give it a go! Bunch of guardsmen with a slighty chubby sergeant.

   
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Portugal

 Oppl wrote:
Am I right in saying entries don't need to be GW product? But it can be any model?


Go nuts! Check my entrance, they are from the dark souls board game so as long as it fits the theme, it's more than OK

"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 us
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Elverson, PA

Had a slight delay, but here is what I'll be doing:



Tac Squad on its sprues, and a Chaplain to lead them into battle.

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 feeder wrote:
Frazz's mind is like a wiener dog in a rabbit warren. Dark, twisting tunnels, and full of the certainty that just around the next bend will be the quarry he seeks.

 
   
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Soviet Kanukistan

Ergh. Necromunda isn't out soon enough. Going to have to think of something else.
   
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United Kingdom

I'd like to enter just a single figure, though it is a larger one. I just do not have the time to do a whole squad of troops (it would be 10 models as I'm a Guard player) but one is more feasible.

Its a highlander of the Black Watch regiment during Quatre Bras battle of the Napoleonic times.

The Black Watch were one of a few British line regiments who faced a heavy French assault and took a serious beating during the fighting. I think a member of such a unit fits the 'hold the line' theme very well based on their participation in the battle.

Proof:

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Upstate, New York

A WIP shot:



Still at the sloppy basecoat stage, but the first two are in motion. Actually doing shoulder trim on my primaris. Shocking.

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Soviet Kanukistan

 Oppl wrote:
I'd like to enter just a single figure, though it is a larger one. I just do not have the time to do a whole squad of troops (it would be 10 models as I'm a Guard player) but one is more feasible.

Its a highlander of the Black Watch regiment during Quatre Bras battle of the Napoleonic times.

The Black Watch were one of a few British line regiments who faced a heavy French assault and took a serious beating during the fighting. I think a member of such a unit fits the 'hold the line' theme very well based on their participation in the battle.

Proof:



This is awesome. Looking forward to it. This gives me an idea as I have a 70mm Queen's Ranger that needs paint.
   
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Stealthy Dark Angels Scout with Shotgun




East Midlands UK

My proof pic:

Warlord Games US Airborne Paratrooper Squad M1943 uniform.



I'm hoping for a squad of 10 but I'm going to start with a target of 5 and see how it goes. If it all goes to plan I should have a 2-man LMG team, NCO +2 with SMGs and the remaining five with carbines and rifles.

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