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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome all to the 50th(!) round of the Unofficial Painting challenge. For those who haven't seen the challenge before, it is a community-focused friendly competition open to anyone on the site, regardless of your skill level or experience. Every round contributes towards a League table, which ultimately means nothing but is a lot of fun to keep an eye on and jockey for position with Dakka's other painters.

This month, the theme is The Art of War. Your entry should feature individuals famed for their tactical or strategic acumen. We're looking for leaders of armies, masterminds of grand campaigns, architects of victory. As always, this is open to interpretation, so if you have another approach to the theme then feel free to use that instead!



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 April and will end at midnight UK time on the 30th of April. 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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Rybrook: FINISHED
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CREEEEEEED:
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Deadshot: FINISHED
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nte is made entirely from the Sanguinary Guard kit with the Upgrade kit head. I see a lot of people using existing models, like the Krom Dragongaze or Blood Angels Chaplain, as a base for conversion, but in line with my other SM special characters, I wanted to make them fully buildable using only multipart plastics. Brother-Captain Stern is made purely from the GK Terminator set.














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Skonis:
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Captain Brown: FINISHED
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JamesY: FINISHED
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GulGog Tuftoof: FINISHED
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Delirious:
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Jjohnso11:
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Modock: FINISHED
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ShadowsAndDust: FINISHED
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DanceofSlaanesh: FINISHED
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mitchelldixon1588:
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Big Mac:
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ChaosDad:
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This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2019/05/02 22:20:55


   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Depending on if I can break out the rattlecan to prime, I’ll either do Calgar and HG or a RT captain and vets.

Pic to follow.

Edit:


There is something like 3 decades between these two groups of marines. I’d like to do Calgar, as I think he fits the theme better. But the weather is going to be crappy for the next two weeks. If there is a good day in the next few, he’ll get his shot. If not, retro-goodness.

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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot





Brookside Close

I’m in, this could be Cato in his unheralded days?



WIP - Blood angels Showcase
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
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Agile Revenant Titan





London, UK

Count me in on this on, model (s?) to follow.

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Malicious Mutant Scum






I'm in! I'll post some grey (and a bit of green) as soon as I can get some decent pics. I'll be painting Lord Actis, Commander of the Children of the Ossuary.

The Children of the Ossuary: 41pts

My R&H Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773543.page

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

I will participate. Either Guard or Eldar. Have to figure out a figure to paint for this one.

Cheers,

CB


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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

Who better to have mastered the art of war than a veteran of 10,000 years?
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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.
 Elbows wrote:
You know what's better than a psychic phase? A psychic phase which asks customers to buy more miniatures...
the_scotsman wrote:
Dae think the company behind such names as deathwatch death guard deathskullz death marks death korps deathleaper death jester might be bad at naming?
 
   
Made in fi
Emboldened Warlock





Finland, Espoo

Signing in. Not sure what to paint yet. Thinking about drukhari or harlequins.

   
Made in au
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Perth, Western Australia

hmmm...I honestly haven't a clue what I could do for this one...I'll have to have a real thorough think, but, I'm pretty sure I've painted pretty much all my leader type models already, and squigs, which are my current personal project, aren't exactly known for their tactics and strategy

...it's good to be green!  
   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

I'll be popping this one in. Bit of a departure from my normal Blood Ravens, but there'll be at least one in there

Title: Heroes of the Imperium





See if you can guess each model. Hint: every one is a special character.

(Middle-left will be a Blood Raven)

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/04/01 20:35:59


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A Protoss colony world

 Deadshot wrote:
I'll be popping this one in. Bit of a departure from my normal Blood Ravens, but there'll be at least one in there

Title: Heroes of the Imperium





See if you can guess each model. Hint: every one is a special character.

(Middle-left will be a Blood Raven)

Left to right: Brother-Captain Stern, Marneus Calgar (you're going to make him a Blood Raven?), Commander Dante, Ragnar Blackmane). Am I close at least?

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







I'm in with some more BSF models. Leaders of armies, in the form of heretic sergeants, don't get much more masterminds than psykers, and the obvious and undeniable architect of ultimate victory, Lord Blackie himself. Hopefully got time to get through all 5 this month with some judicious airbrushing!

Proof pic.


Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






I'm going to be painting a Herald of Khorne this month.
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Art of War Proof


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Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I'll be entering something a bit bigger this time around:

Who better to exemplify the art of war than a Daemon Prince of Khorne? Nobody, that's who!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Especially if that art relates to painting big red splattery pictures

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
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Lit By the Flames of Prospero





Bodt

Horus the warmaster. Got this for Christmas but think it's recast, hence the storm bolter and altered claws.
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Heresy World Eaters/Night Lords Genestealer cults.

Instagram: nagrakali_love_songs 
   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

 ZergSmasher wrote:
 Deadshot wrote:
I'll be popping this one in. Bit of a departure from my normal Blood Ravens, but there'll be at least one in there

Title: Heroes of the Imperium





See if you can guess each model. Hint: every one is a special character.

(Middle-left will be a Blood Raven)

Left to right: Brother-Captain Stern, Marneus Calgar (you're going to make him a Blood Raven?), Commander Dante, Ragnar Blackmane). Am I close at least?


Yer spot on bai, did you guess or click the image with all the names in the tags?


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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Horus the warmaster. Got this for Christmas but think it's recast, hence the storm bolter and altered claws.


Recast or no Recast, stoked to see how this turns out QAR!

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I'm celebrating 8 years on Dakka Dakka!
I started an Instagram! Follow me at Deadshot Miniatures!
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Check out my Deathwatch story, Aftermath in the fiction section!

Credit to Castiel for banner. Thanks Cas!
 
   
Made in es
Malicious Mutant Scum






Ok, so this little guy is going to be my entry. Currently unpainted but still has some bit of primer on the pieces I ripped off other things
He's the Renegade Commander for my budding R&H army, the Children of the Ossuary. Lord Actis was formerly an Admiral in the Imperial Fleet, until he was turned to the worship of Chaos on the Rogue Planet Morax.



I'll be posting WIP pictures as he progresses.

The Children of the Ossuary: 41pts

My R&H Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773543.page

DR:90SG+M++B-IPw40k01-D+A+/dWD334R+T(T)DM+
 
   
Made in gb
Lit By the Flames of Prospero





Bodt

 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Horus the warmaster. Got this for Christmas but think it's recast, hence the storm bolter and altered claws.


Recast or no Recast, stoked to see how this turns out QAR!


So with a little searching I've found a website that sells genuine forge world bits (egghead miniatures). Got a new head and Worldbreaker inbound. unfortunately the talon was sold out so I wont be able to replace that.

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Heresy World Eaters/Night Lords Genestealer cults.

Instagram: nagrakali_love_songs 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





So gonna put one of these two in, depending on what gets traction with me: either a avatar of the war god Horus...


Or a wargaming crocodile
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

 skonis wrote:
Ok, so this little guy is going to be my entry. Currently unpainted but still has some bit of primer on the pieces I ripped off other things
He's the Renegade Commander for my budding R&H army, the Children of the Ossuary. Lord Actis was formerly an Admiral in the Imperial Fleet, until he was turned to the worship of Chaos on the Rogue Planet Morax.
Spoiler:




I'll be posting WIP pictures as he progresses.

Nothing like a good set of civilian power armour. Something we don't see enough of.

 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.
 Elbows wrote:
You know what's better than a psychic phase? A psychic phase which asks customers to buy more miniatures...
the_scotsman wrote:
Dae think the company behind such names as deathwatch death guard deathskullz death marks death korps deathleaper death jester might be bad at naming?
 
   
Made in es
Malicious Mutant Scum






 CREEEEEEEEED wrote:
 skonis wrote:
Ok, so this little guy is going to be my entry. Currently unpainted but still has some bit of primer on the pieces I ripped off other things
He's the Renegade Commander for my budding R&H army, the Children of the Ossuary. Lord Actis was formerly an Admiral in the Imperial Fleet, until he was turned to the worship of Chaos on the Rogue Planet Morax.
Spoiler:




I'll be posting WIP pictures as he progresses.

Nothing like a good set of civilian power armour. Something we don't see enough of.


When I got him glued down I tried putting him between a Cultist and an Intercessor to get a sense of scale, and he does look like a regular humie in some power armor. Of course, the Renegade Commander only has a 5+ save (and a 5++), but as Not Online!!! said: "Who is capable of saying that R&H can be 'modelled for advantage'?"

The Children of the Ossuary: 41pts

My R&H Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773543.page

DR:90SG+M++B-IPw40k01-D+A+/dWD334R+T(T)DM+
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

My entry will be some more metal Rogue Trader era models.



The Exarch of a Dark Reaper Shrine and three Dark Reapers.

When an Aeldari following the path of the warrior becomes too focused and unable to leave that path, they become an Exarch. The Exarch only leaves the Shrine for war as in the meantime they perfect their knowledge and skills in the art of war.

The long painting war continues...

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Nottingham

I'll go for my annual attempt, proof;

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Crom the Conqueror, Herald of Archaon, once upon a time anyway...

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Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Break in the weather today, Calgar gets the nod to go forward for the month.

One of these days those old RT guys will get some love.

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






Fortress world of Ostrakan

What does the Fox say?



Neutran Panzergrenadiers, Ostrakan Skitarii Legions, Order of the Silver Hand
My fan-lore: Europan Planetary federation. Hot topic: Help with Minotaurs chapter Killteam






 
   
Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

I'm back! Following the post Adepticon high, I still need to complete my army for the Age of Sigmar Warmaster team tournament in June.

Step 1: Nagash


   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Leader of armies? well, it looks like I'm making a habit of entering Avatars of Khaine. I've been building an Aeldari army with the help of eBay and for some reason people keep dropping these guys into job lots. I've ended up with 4 of them, none of which I am putting together as standard (I hate the pose). The First Avatar I entered in November's competition, but never managed to finish the base.
The second one has ended up dead on a base for a kit bashed Necron Cryptek (I might still enter the Cryptek instead if progress is slow on my actual entry).
The third is going to be seated in a shrine as scenery for an Eldar Craftworld (thanks to Fifty for letting me steal that idea).

So to number 4. I'm still not sure of the colour scheme I'm going to use for this guy, but I'm pretty happy so far with the rebuild. I was hoping to get some prebuilt antlers to replace the silly horns, but I can't find anything. Scratch building from paperclips is time consuming and fiddly, but if I can keep my patience, I think it will look OK.

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Avatar progress

   
Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Wow... Nagash is... big. Lucky guy has come a.long way from that first totally.goofy.sculpt

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Made in nz
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Wellington, NZ

My entry for this month is Alavaan, Chapter Master of the Sons of Orar. I've been eyeing up the Sons of Orar for some time now, so am keen to see how painting them goes. I will add a command/sternguard squad to my entry later in the month if I have the time/the will. Good luck for Round 50 everybody! Looking forward to seeing what gets cooked up for such a mighty theme
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