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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome all to the 55th round of the Dakka 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 Up, Up and Away, so we're looking for all things aerial, from soaring dragons to lightning-fast jetfighters, starships to airships, jetpacks to wings.

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. The overall winner of the League for this year will receive a set of Dakka Dice.


How Long Do I Have?
This challenge begins 1st of September and will end at midnight UK time on the 30th of September. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days.

List of Entrants:

Rybrook: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final







Nevelon: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final



Theophony: FINISHED
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Proof


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Jamie Shred: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final







queen_annes_revenge: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final








Captain Brown: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final








Midget Gems: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final




Deadshot: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final












Maharg:FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


Final







ZergSmasher: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final






Vejut: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


final






Tyranid Horde:
Spoiler:

Proof



DV8: FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof


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ssisal:
Spoiler:

Proof


Bellerophon: FINISHED
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Proof


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SmallChanges:
Spoiler:

Proof



Bego:
Spoiler:

Proof



Tikay Fortouun:
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Proof



Jadenim: FINISHED
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Proof


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feltmonkey: FINISHED
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proof


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Modock: FINISHED
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Proof


final




Villoy Brauberg:
Spoiler:

Proof



Hawky:
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Proof



dukeofbeer: FINISHED
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Proof


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messhallcook:
Spoiler:

Proof



Chris56: FINISHED
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JustALittleOrkish: FINISHED
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Paradigm: FINISHED
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proof

final



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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Brookside Close

Yay first



Dante's honour guard with blood champion

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

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



I was thinking about doing a stromhawk, but I’m a bit behind on my model count for the year, and there are a lot of shiny mew models out there, so my paint more then I buy goal might be at risk as well. So 3 windriders are going to intercept a pair of deathwatch inceptors.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

The short story:

The Khardon Overlords and Sylvaneth became embittered over who could use a track of land after fighting off a chaos incursion. The Khardon Overlords paid little heed to the ground dwelling treemen seeing as they possessed air superiority though the Sylvaneth clearly had numbers. Figuring on a quick end to the battle the Khardon Overlords brought their fleet in close....too close it seems. Taking a play from a game in the world that was the Treelord Ancients began throwing their team-mates at the Khardon vessels. The Khardon who had not bothered to prepare fully were taken off guard by the SAP (Surface to Air Plantlife) and were quickly undone. At the truce talks overseen a delegation of Stormcast Eternals, the great growth ancient Cypress was heard to say about the battle

“Who needs air superiority when your limbs reach the sky?”

Picked up a start collecting Sylvaneth box this week after having so much fun building and painting the Warhammer Underworlds Ylthari’s Guardians warband. I always wanted to build a tree man heavy WHF army, never got around to it till now .

Sprues or spruces, guess autocorrects going to get a workout with this . Had to modify the left arm some and trimmed a few branches that were in the way.


This ”Gumball Special” is so inspired by my favorite comic book team the Uncanny X-men with Wolverine and Colossus working together for their Fastball Special.

The first SAP will get a name eventually, and is not glued into place so I can do a flight picture when all painted up.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

Here's my proof pic. Giant moth and murder of crows for the resident evil 2 board game.
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Made in us
Lit By the Flames of Prospero





Bodt

Don't mind if I do.
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Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

Looking forward to seeing what you do with that QAR, I got one myself but it will be a while before I get the guts to paint it.

Some progress from me, really glad I saw a tip from someone on Facebook to do the bases first for the crows, there are some really fiddly gaps.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

My entry is a Valkyrie/Vendetta conversion that has been sitting waiting for work for years...seven plus I think.



Cheers,

CB

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DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

Choices, choices.

In my immediate to-do list I've got Eldar Shadow Spectres, Deathwatch Vanguard Veterans and the Island of Blood High Elf Prince on Griffon...

I'll pick one of the three eventually!
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

@Bellerophon: My vote definitely goes to doing the HE Prince. Hands down, one of my all-time favourite minis and I'd love to see your take on it.

@Theo: Hilarious and inspired! Can't wait to see it!

Paradigm's New Blog- 02/12: Reign of the Supermenl

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in gb
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Nice backstory Theophony. Will be a very cool entry

Right I might have finally gone insane but I said I would push myself this month. Heres my proof, a flying Nurofen bottle


   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

Not the coolest entry I've made but be throwing this Assault Squad Caedus into the mix


I'm celebrating 8 years on Dakka Dakka!
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Regular Dakkanaut





I'm in with some of these chaos beasties
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Some interesting stuff already taking shape in here. My own entry isn't as inspired but should hopefully be interesting to someone in here. I'll be doing a squad of Suppressors for my Dark Angels:

Hopefully they don't prove too difficult. I've got other stuff I need to be working on that totally doesn't fit the theme this month, so it could slow me down if I'm not careful.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 11/22/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~13000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Astra Militarum: ~500 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Sisters of Battle: ~200
Tau Empire: ~6600 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~2900 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~1900
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 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Lets see if I can actually get done a little early this time. Planning on painting this deep cuts green dragon for a buddy's D&D campaign.
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Started some painting on the Treeman.



Really loving his sword effect, not done, but getting there.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

That sword is epic
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

WIP for the weekend:



Just a couple of detail passes and the edges need to be done for these guys, then on to the bike.

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






Melbourne, Australia

Cool sylvaneth stuff, Theophony.
@Vejut - you always have really interesting models, I can't wait to see this month's.

I've been wanting to do some death watch myself lately, Nev - I look forward to seeing those bad boys!

Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
   
Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

I'm just going to get some Chainghasts done for my Nighthaunt army. Proof pic to come later tonight or tomorrow. I'd love to try and get the Coach done but I know that's just going to end in failure.

   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

Turns out I picked the quickest project I've ever done in 11 years of hobbying!










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 gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Brookside Close

Cool

What's your method for plasma glow?

My blues look to common

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

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Executing Exarch





London, UK

Those look awesome Deadshot!


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My proof for this month, a warlock skyrunner. I don't have any of the new bikes so this one will stick out a bit from my overall army but hey ho, it's an entry I can do quickly:

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Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

 Rybrook wrote:
Cool

What's your method for plasma glow?

My blues look to common


Its quite straight forward. Start with a basecoat of Waaagh! Flesh, shade with Agrax Earthshade, layer over with Warboss Green painting in lines following the ridges. Then I repeat the layering with a 50/50 of Warboss Green and Flash Gitz Yellow. If its bigger coils like on a Plasma Cannon or above, I then do 1:2 mix of Warboss to Flash Gitz on the sharp edges. Moot Green can be substituted for the mix, I just don't feel like buying a whole paint just for the eyes, purity seals and plasma. Depending on the model I also do a very fine highlight of white on the corners but not usually. Then I glaze with Waywatcher Green to blend the highlights and hit it with gloss varnish.

Also thanks Rybrook and Tyranid Horde! Looking forward to seeing both your entries finished!

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!

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Deadshot wrote:
Turns out I picked the quickest project I've ever done in 11 years of hobbying!


The Orks are correct: The red ones do go faster!

I notice this myself when painting my Eldar vehicles. A (blue) marine tank is a slog I need to force myself through weeks of work to finish. Eldar (red) Leap off the bench in just a few days. When you figure my red takes about a zillion coats to get a smooth finish, this is kinda shocking.

Sharp looking squad.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

Proof pic:


   
Made in gb
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Nice Work Deadshot, congrats on getting them finished to a good standard so quickly. Have you been subscribing to the Para school of painting recently?

Cool choice DV8, looking forward to seeing what you do with those, lots of nice potential with the capes/cloth.

   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




crystal, mn

I'm going to try and do something with this heldrake.
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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Brookside Close

Sorted the assault weapon arms, now need to rebase on 32mm to match the rest of the minis then undercoat time

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

 
   
Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

 Paradigm wrote:
@Bellerophon: My vote definitely goes to doing the HE Prince. Hands down, one of my all-time favourite minis and I'd love to see your take on it.

Alright then!

I've had this guy since Island of Blood first came out. I was mainly a WHFB collector in those days and High Elves were my main army, so a starter set with my army in it was an instant buy when WHFB 8th came out. But I drifted away from the hobby shortly after, and I'd only got as far as building and priming the HE, and half painting the Seaguard. The Phoenix I did for the challenge a couple of months ago is the first HE model I've finished since then, so it's about time the prince got done.

From back when I used to prime things black...



It'll probably be towards the end of the month before I manage to get him done - I'm trying to finish some Eldar Rangers in time for a game, and I've got a week away for work coming up.
   
 
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