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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome all to the 34th 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!

As is traditional for December, this round is an Open one with no theme, partly because I know most of you will be busy over the holidays and partly so you have absolutely no excuse not to paint up the new shiny stuff you get for Christmas! You really can enter anything this month, from a grot to a titan, from a scenery piece to a diorama, from themed Christmasy entry to Just Another Solider for your army. All the usual rules apply, but in terms of what you choose to paint, go nuts! This is a chance to really show off how far your skills have come over the last year, so pick any model that sparks your imagination and get to work!



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

List of Entrants:

Nevelon: FINISHED
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u971: FINISHED
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TheDraconicLord: FINISHED
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NathanD298:
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ZergSmasher: FINISHED
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Appolinaire: FINISHED
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Whitllsey40k: FINISHED
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CREEEEEEEED: FINISHED
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Straken619: FINISHED
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Drummernathan: FINISHED
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NinjaPirate: FINISHED
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GulGog Tuftoof: FINISHED
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Moolet: FINISHED
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HungryTaz:
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Power Elephant: FINISHED
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AUGmaniac: FINISHED
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Januine:
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Modock: FINISHED
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feltmonkey: FINISHED
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ChaosDad: FINISHED
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Jetpack_Octopus: FINISHED
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Guildenstern: FINISHED
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zedmeister:
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n1ceguypaul: FINISHED
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Guildenstern:
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ZoBo: FINISHED
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Elbows: FINISHED
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Midget Gems: FINISHED
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Chris56: FINISHED
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PossumCraft: FINISHED
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Vejut: FINISHED
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Paradigm: FINISHED
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keezus: FINISHED
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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Rolling along on the primaris train, I’ll try to use this month to get a squad of hellblasters done.




Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in gb
Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Since This months a busy one going to enter something easy.
Daemonscape General Purpose Buildings.(epic scale buildings)



   
Made in pt
Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

Here's what I hope December will be about. The Shadespire dude will be for a friend so I'll mostly paint in Starfinder sessions, Megaboss to finally finish my current army, and to represent my character in Starfinder, a "Not-Motoko Kusanagi" from Ghost in the Shell (Hasslefree Miniatures)

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"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
Xenohunter with First Contact







Due to failing to complete most of my entries in the last few months, I'm going to tone it down this round - especially given the amount of work mounting up for the Christmas period at Uni!

This time, it'll be one little Primaris Marine... all be it a space magic imbued Marine, but either way - one model!!

Spoiler:


Good luck this month everyone - look forward to seeing all the Christmas themed entries that will no doubt crop up!

I always try to keep this up to date with what projects I'm working on... but they just keep piling up

Hobby addict with a serious problem. 
   
Made in be
Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Brussels, Belgium

I'll be entering some of my alpha legionnaires, very likely, but I have a lot of bits that will be coming in the mail in the next weeks to make them, so I'll post the proof picture when the pile of bits is here...

Work in progress p&m blog :
United Colors of Chaos , Relating my ongoing battle with grey plastic...
2018 hobby running tally: bought: 38, built: 127, painted: 64
8000pts 4000pts 5000pts 2000pts 3500pts 1000pts  
   
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Utilizing Careful Highlighting





at the keyboard

December is really me trying to finish the tail end of all my painting so I dunno what "new" stuff I'll be working on atm. I'll have to give it a look see!

   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I'm feeling either brave or lucky to try to enter this for December:

Last month I did some Death Guard grunts; this month I'll try to paint their Primarch! I need to get this guy painted anyway, so now is as good a time as any, right?

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 122 | Current main painting project: Space Wolves characters
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in hr
Dakka Veteran





Croatia

I'm probbably end up entering a 75 mm horse that will be a present for my dad, which will represent his childhood horse dragan. I'm not sure when the model will arrive though, so I'll paint other stuff until he arrives and possibly enter that as a backup plan.

I do commissions: https://www.facebook.com/BoxyBrush/
knezovicp@gmail.com
http://www.puttyandpaint.com/PowerElephant
You can follow any projects I'm working on here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/722207.page 
   
Made in gb
Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Here we go then... My Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus with his priest and servitor (the Inquisitor's head is still in the post!!)

Proof:
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Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Game on. Not sure what yet. lol

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Authorised Squig Hunter





Outer Space, Apparently

I've got some metal Tankbustas brewing in Isopropyl for this round. Proof will be up soon!

G.A - Should've called myself Ghost Ark

Makeup Whiskers? This is War Paint! 
   
Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





The grim darkness of far Fenland

I just put down the first base coat on the skin of my Orc cheerleader about 10 mins before seeing this was an open round!

No idea if I'll get her finished, but I might as well chuck my hat in the ring. Photos later...

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

Stark Crusaders P&M Blog 
   
Made in gb
Stabbin' Skarboy





Bedford

Welcome back Whittlesey. I hope family life is going well

TheDraconicLord, quite a mix of models, I'm looking forward to seeing them painted up.

Good luck Zerg, will be fun to watch you working your way through that entry.

Apollinaire, seems like you have a lot of character in those conversions, well done so far

I'll be doing some sort of Xmas scene, probably with Orks, just got to work out what it will be.....

   
Made in pt
Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

Well, can't complain about progress. Had my first Starfinder session this month yeserday, and the dude is already base coated and shaded, ready for fome layering:

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"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
Furious Fire Dragon





The grim darkness of far Fenland

Thanks @MidgetGems. Not sure how much chance I'll get to keep up with this thread, or with painting, but I'll get it a try!

I've got proofs for my cheerleader and my apothecary. Both getting completed seems unlikely, but might as well post both!




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

Stark Crusaders P&M Blog 
   
Made in us
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator




Elverson, PA

I'm torn. I really need to paint my venerable Dread, and build and paint my Predator. But I'm also about to buy a painted Tau army that I'll have to strip and re-paint something more my speed. I'll have a proof pic by next weekend either way, and I'll be sure to actually finish this month

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 feeder wrote:
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Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

I'm gonna try and complete as much of the 7th company's c command as possible. 1 captain, 1 ancient and 2 lieutenants.
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 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 iGuy91 wrote:
You love the T-Rex. Its both a hero and a Villain in the first two movies. It is the "king" of dinosaurs. Its the best. You love your T-rex.
Then comes along the frakking Spinosaurus who kills the T-rex, and the movie says "LOVE THIS NOW! HE IS BETTER" But...in your heart, you love the T-rex, who shouldn't have lost to no stupid Spinosaurus. So you hate the movie. And refuse to love the Spinosaurus because it is a hamfisted attempt at taking what you loved, making it TREX +++ and trying to sell you it.
 
   
Made in gr
Huntsman






Hope I can get this ready in time. (I remembered about the proof pic halfway through the basecoat)


   
Made in ca
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Soviet Kanukistan

 straken619 wrote:
Hope I can get this ready in time. (I remembered about the proof pic halfway through the basecoat)



Black Sun! Niiice.
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I'm making progress on my entry:

So far so good, but I haven't gotten to the hard parts yet.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 122 | Current main painting project: Space Wolves characters
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in us
Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Eugene, Oregon

I'm re-painting my unit of initiates and acolytes for an upcoming escalating campaign at my local store including a small inquisitorial force and will post some proof pics tomorrow.
I did start laying some paint down on a few so hopefully it's still a valid entry

Blistered Be.
40k: : 6500
2000(GK allies -Sons of Opet)
3000 Sons of Malice( played as primaris Salamanders)

AoS: 5500 
   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Daemonscape General Purpose Buildings (Finished)
Added Battletech Scamm Heavy Trucks in the main picture,to give a better idea of the scale of the little buildings,Definately worth a zoom in.




   
Made in us
Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Eugene, Oregon

Hopefully this is valid as a proof as I didn’t really get a chance to snap any pics before I started painting a layer on these guys as I just painted over previous paint jobs and didn’t even prime them though I will Be priming my two snipers before I start painting them.

Proof:

Blistered Be.
40k: : 6500
2000(GK allies -Sons of Opet)
3000 Sons of Malice( played as primaris Salamanders)

AoS: 5500 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

WIP


2/5 done. Well, mostly done, I’ll do the bases all together at the end. Got the first blue coat down on the other 3.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in fi
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Okay let's try it. Got some motivation back!

   
Made in gb
Shas'la with Pulse Carbine





Norwich

I would have loved to enter again, but with Christmas on the way and everyone buying up onions like they're going out of fashion, my hands are pretty full trying to run the factory floor at the moment and the last thing I want to do is paint

The entries so far are looking great as usual, look forward to voting!

Maybe next month I'll enter again

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Sneaky Kommando






I'm in, all these freebooter gitz need a nob to keep 'em in line, so... proof:


All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.  
   
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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy





London

The open round has caught me out again. It makes me realise that each month i'm not having trouble finding something to fit the theme but instead I'm just quite indecisive...
This month its was a decision to do 5 intercessors or convert up/kitbash a banner nob. I went with latter as I'm not sure on how I'll be fixed time wise.




   
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Regular Dakkanaut







My December entry is "A Yuletide Hearth" from Steamforged games for Guild Ball.


Slaanesh isn't all cocaine and unicorns. -- Nurglitch 
   
 
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