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Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






It;s here and it's back again the Nerdcademy award for 2018. This is a fun and feisty little competition to just have a bit of fun and laughter, perhaps unleash some of that pent up creativity we all have the theme for this years comp is 'More than meets the eye' one model taken from any Warhammer 40K faction and painted visually to represent another faction sounds easy right? well, technically it is, but it's about thinking outside the box and creating something that's obviously from both without leaning too heavily on conversions or bits from the chosen army.

So, for example, a Necron painted as a Tau or a Space marine painted as a Tyranid etc. you may use conversions to convey the theme of the competition and also the basing will be a great chance to add some more of the story as the model will be judged as a whole and how well the model and base work together.

to register your entry please send me a PM and a pic of the model and or parts being used.

Now for the PRIZES!

1st Prize is the coveted Nerdcademy award which shall have a plaque made for the winner attached.


2nd Prize is a Mortalis style card set of walls and doors these are on thick paper and you get a whole stack!! about 2cm worth which you only need cut and glue!


3rd Prize is the much maligned and often fought over 'Nerd's Nudes' yes people that's right, i'm back in the buff again for another year giving you the chance to win this black and white masterpiece.
Spoiler:


So please put on your thinking caps and get painting! the comp will finish Friday 10th August Australian time mates! then we'll get judging and see who comes out on top!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator





So much awesome here...!!!

Insidious Intriguer 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I'll have to see if I can squeeze something out for this.
I may have a seed of an idea that may work.
I'll PM you, as requested, once I have a chance of collecting the bits together.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in es
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Lord help me, I'm in. and this time, no terminator strippers, I swear

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Awesome! take your time and get thinking guys! :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in es
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Pm sent am on me hols till 21st though so won't be near the old bits box till then for a pic!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Pittsburgh PA, USA

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Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut





The Netherlands, Europe

Haha, this sounds like fun! I might give it a try

Do you have links to the earlier Nerdcademy editions/entries? To avoid doing something that already has been done in the past.
   
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Robot Cat






T-county

We have had drastically different themes each year, so shouldn't be an issue of duplicating efforts.
   
Made in au
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Making Stuff






Under the couch

Oh, yes, indeed... I'm in

 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Good to see a few keen to battle it out for domination to wrest the title for themselves! looking forward to seeing some wip's :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Come on guys, lets see some models! any builds wip we can check out? :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in au
[MOD]
Making Stuff






Under the couch

I'e cleaned some mould lines and glued legs on, but not much to show yet Just quickly slapping some paint on some Maelstrom's Edge SecDef models for Monday, and can then get cracking on this!

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

I'm not going to get hold of a Primaris till Friday. This will be... Tight

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I'm a bit further on with this, but I'll spread out the wip to better keep this thread up the list.

The model stems from an old idea that I had for a member of my army (for those that don't know, see my army blog for an idea of what that entails).
All I had as a note was; Use a spare Tyranid warrior head piece as a shield for a Dire Avenger.

I can then fit this into this competition by painting him up in a Tyranid scheme. It can be thought of as a kind of camouflage for a 'nid hunter.

That led me to collect some bits together (PM'd you Nerdy) and then start chopping and arranging them together with blu-tack.




The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Robot Cat






T-county

Cool concept, I like where its headed.
   
Made in au
[MOD]
Making Stuff






Under the couch

That looks awesome. Although replacing the helmet crest with a row of spines would potentially help tie the head shield in a bit.

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks WM.

Thanks Insaniak. It's a cool idea, but for this contest I want to keep the conversion to a minimum.
I'm thinking of him as a proud Eldar; I don't think you could convince a DA to remove his plumage for love nor money.
The shield is a trophy as well as a practical piece of armour, and the colour scheme is for camouflage. The plumage is a status symbol.

However, I did operate to repose his legs a little.
The left leg has been moved inwards and forwards (just chopping and re-gluing), and straightening the shin (required cutting into the inside of the leg and inserting a wedge of plastic).
I also needed to add some plastic into the front of the " hip-cup" of the leg piece as that was now leaning forward a little and the upper body wouldn't have sat in properly.

I'm quite happy with the Hoplite look to him; another reason to keep the crest.



The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in au
Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Hot damn Nerdy. You still taking nudie shots and calling them "prizes"? Glad nothing's changed.

Nice to see you still running these comps. They always were fantastic.



@Dr H. - Liking the Eldar. The warrior crest shield looks oddly fitting.

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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Snrub wrote:
...@Dr H. - Liking the Eldar. The warrior crest shield looks oddly fitting.
Lo Snrub. Ta. I had a choice of 2 and thought this one fitted best (the other was a bit too pointy to match).

And primed.
(backdrop is a separate project)


Painting slowly as I is very hot...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Yeah looking good! paint paint paint!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

It has begun!

So, to begin, painted as a stock smurf. Now, to let papa corrupt him...

And using typhus corrosion (what else? ) To mark the area to be corrupted.

Crucially, none of which can be seen from the front of the model, more than meets the eye, yaddayaddayadda

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in au
[MOD]
Making Stuff






Under the couch

Nice take on the theme!

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Cheers!
And he's now had some GS work. All you can see is the edge of a sculpted skull and U...

Side with skull insignia


Side with chapter badge


And rear


I'd started to powder weather but realised I really want to get sculpting with him...
Fun to do, and I think making decent progress.


Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in au
[MOD]
Making Stuff






Under the couch

Good stuff!


Finally got mine assembled...
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Rawr


 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good take on the corruption, Graven',

Playing against type there, Insaniak. What's he being painted as?


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

What the hell I am in, got no hope, really not in a good place for this but lets see if it picks me up a bit....

So something that looks like something else....well the obvious one for me is a silly ork or grot pretending to be a marine, been done a thousand times.......MMMmmmm. Bit of role reversal maybe, so maybe an commando/ assassin type Guardsman sneaking about dressed as an ork????????

Started with this poor sod..


Added some bits.....





So that's it, off to paint now.....




 
   
Made in au
[MOD]
Making Stuff






Under the couch

That's gold. The nose is perfect touch.

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Indeed, comedy gold. You're a mad wizard, Cam.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in au
Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

That's fantastic Cam. Next step, Digga mob!

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My Blogs -
Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
Terrain - Currently Middle Earth ruins.
My Instagram - I don't post much. 
   
 
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