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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome all to the 35th 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!

The theme this month is A Few Good Men: Your entry must be at least 3 models that form a tight-knit group of individuals. From a underhive gang to a squad of hard-bitten veterans to a party of adventurers raiding a lost city.



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

List of Entrants:

u971: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final






TheDraconicLord: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final



Nevelon:
Spoiler:

Proof



Inquisitor Lord Bane:
Spoiler:

Proof



ZergSmasher: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final






ChaosDad: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final










Guildenstern:
Spoiler:

Proof



EmberlordofFire8
Spoiler:

Proof



Power Elephant: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final








KernelTerror:
Spoiler:

Proof



Apollinaire:
Spoiler:

Proof



dukeofbeer:
Spoiler:

Proof



Garrior:
Spoiler:

Proof



SirOllox:
Spoiler:

Proof



CREEEEEED:
Spoiler:

Proof



vejut:
Spoiler:

Proof



Ratius:
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Proof



Cryocat:FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final








Moolet:
Spoiler:

Proof



Jadenim:
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Proof



Modock:
Spoiler:

Proof



n1ceguypaul:
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Proof



Keezus:
Spoiler:

Proof



Paradigm
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Proof



AUGmaniac:
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Proof



Midget Gems:
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womprat49:
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Proof

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Made in gb
Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Would like to enter,The Lord of the Rings,Heros,Gandalf The Gray,Aragorn,Frodo Baggins.
Will be painting them as they are in battle games in middle earth so they look the same as in the movies.







   
Made in pt
Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

Haha, finally! I have been itching to start, gotta make good use of my final day before heading back to work

Here's my entry, the Ironjawz party from Shadespire:



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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 us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York



Hey look, more Space Marines from Nev. But wait, these are not my normal Ultramarines! Built these to join The Boy’s growing Salamander army as a sternguard squad. Going to try to get at least 5 done this month. Although at the pace I work this might be my proof pic for the next 3 months. Overall goal is to have the squad done at the end of March for The Boy’s birthday. But I’m sure he’d be happy to have them sooner then that.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
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Made in kr
Crazed Cultist of Khorne





London

Aww, perfect for this month but wont see paint til summer.
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Made in kr
Crazed Cultist of Khorne





London

Aww, perfect for this month but wont see paint til summer.
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Made in kr
Crazed Cultist of Khorne





London

:( perfect title, wont see paint til summer..
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Made in kr
Crazed Cultist of Khorne





London

Sweet title, wont see a lick of paint til after exams :l
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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Nevelon: you joke, but avoid starting that sergeant with the power fist until last and you probably could use him for "big stick..."

Probably going to try to get my fireforge senior druzhina done for my Saga princes Rus', with pictures later today, but as babies first resin, its kinda disheartening to work-lotta smooth and fill work, and all their scabbarded swords need new pommels
   
Made in us
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator




Elverson, PA

I will be putting my Goliath hive gang as my entry. I’ll put up a pic of the sprue later.


EDIT: Here we go.

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Something odd is going on in this thread, the Forum is showing more replies than are actually here. If you posted between Nev and Vejut, please repost your proof so I can add it!

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 16/01: Vostroyan Firstborn Vox Operator

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Minis painted in 2018: 6
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Made in au
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Perth, Western Australia

 Paradigm wrote:
Something odd is going on in this thread, the Forum is showing more replies than are actually here. If you posted between Nev and Vejut, please repost your proof so I can add it!
ooh weird...I'm getting that too...it says 11 replies, but there's only 8...maybe sly marbo and snikrot are having a forum argument?

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...it's good to be green!  
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I'm in with a squad of Chaos Cultists:

As usual when I do a squad like this, I'll paint all of them and then pick 5 as my entry. I'll include the champion and heavy gunner as well as the three best regular mooks.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 12/01/17, including usual wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~10300 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1000 | Space Wolves: ~1500
Inquisition: ~200 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~Coming soon!
Tau Empire: ~5700 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~7700 | Death Guard: ~1900 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights: Renegade blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 10 | Current main painting project: Alpha Legion Noise Marines
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Made in be
Furious Raptor






Brussels, Belgium

My entry for the month: a squad of Alpha Legion Headhunters...


Work in progress p&m blog :
United Colors of Chaos , Relating my ongoing battle with grey plastic...
2018 hobby running tally: bought: 4, built: 35, painted: 32
8000pts 4000pts 5000pts 5000pts 2000pts 1000pts  
   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





at the keyboard

I'm in with, surprise! More Orks:



now I just need to figure out where I put their heads....

   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Kairics for me. Amazing minis...

Hopefully I'll actually finish this month.

   
Made in ca
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Soviet Kanukistan

I have a question regarding eligibility: Since this month is a minimum 3 dudes month:

I'm thinking about upgrading the paint work on some of my old CSMs. Right now they are just base-coat bolt-gun metal + gold + devlan mud... and it shows. I want to re-layer / shade / highlight all the metals to TMM and hazard stripe them. Let me know if you guys think this is too advanced a starting position.

   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Columbia, MO USA

How about 5 eldar rangers kitbashed from guardians? I'll post my pictures tonight after I begin assembling them.


2500+ pts PAINTED ,
2500+ pts PAINTED
Exodites 2000 pts PAINTED


 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

@keezus: I'm afraid those are probably too far along. If you were going to strip and repaint them it'd be a different matter, but while I appreciate you'll probably put a lot of work in sprucing them up, models that are already fully painted (even to a basic standard) and based is probably where I have to draw a line. Sorry.

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 16/01: Vostroyan Firstborn Vox Operator

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Minis painted in 2018: 6
Minis bought in 2018: 5 
   
Made in ca
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Soviet Kanukistan

@Para: NP. I will find some unpainted ones.
   
Made in gb
Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Finished,Lord of the Rings Heros.
Think this is the first time i have entered something with a sword not a gun,plus last time i painted leather or skin was a decade ago,
so whatever votes i get at the end of the month,its all good as i have re-learned some skills,characters always seem more popular in these challenges anyway,so characters it is.

Gandalf The Gray.(Fellowship)
Armed with a staff of power & glamdring,this is the version where he faces the balrog in moria you know the now iconic "you shall not pass" scene,that's this gandalf.



Aragorn.(Two Towers)
Armed and armored with a dagger,chain mail from the armory at helms deep,and a two handed sword.



Frodo Baggins.(Fellowship)
Armed and armored with a mythril shirt & stinger [sword] from rivendell,and the one ring.



   
Made in hr
Regular Dakkanaut





Croatia

Here is my entry.

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 be
Furious Raptor






Brussels, Belgium

wip... they brought friends...


Work in progress p&m blog :
United Colors of Chaos , Relating my ongoing battle with grey plastic...
2018 hobby running tally: bought: 4, built: 35, painted: 32
8000pts 4000pts 5000pts 5000pts 2000pts 1000pts  
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





France

For once, I have assembled unpainted models near the beginning of the month, not the last days... Anyway, here is my proof picture for a few evil men, three dark mech chosen.

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle ! 
   
Made in gb
Student Curious About Xenos





Huddersfield UK

Got my copy of Necromunda today, so I'll be painting up a few bad women this month...

Proof:
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Made in us
Hardened Veteran Guardsman






Which seems like it would be more fun to see.
A. Engineers for Guild Ball
B. Deathwatch Kill Team
Well? I have them built now and will prime them in the morning.


 
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





I'd like to enter this month, sounds fun!
I have some old school GW and Reaper minis (I think they're Reaper, anywho) that I've wanted to paint up as DnD or Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay characters. This closely knit team will go dungeon crawling for treasure and glory.

Proof pics:
Spoiler:






   
Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

I asked over on my blog, but thought I’d check in here for more opinions.

What color for the dragonscales?


The armor is going to get another coat of that green, then a green wash to hopefully bring it closer to emerald and less camo. I’m leaning towards a deep red, but am open to suggestions.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Red or purple always works well with Salamanders green. A nice deep colour would be best.

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 16/01: Vostroyan Firstborn Vox Operator

Available for Commission Work. Click the banner for details.
Minis painted in 2018: 6
Minis bought in 2018: 5 
   
Made in pt
Longtime Dakkanaut





Portugal

Red is a great spot color for green. Since it's just the scales, it won't get the "Christmas" look.


Everyone, I require an opinion considering a model's eligibility for next month's, the "big stick": Since today I visited a friend who owns an airbrush, we did some basecoating for the model I wanted to use. If I leave it like it is now, do you think it would be ok for Februrary's challenge?

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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 
   
 
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