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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Welcome all to the 63rd round of the Dakka Painting challenge. For the unfamiliar, this is a friendly painting competition open to members of all skill levels and experience, whether your entry is your first or you thousand-and-first time painting miniatures. Each month, finished entries are collected into a thread where the community can vote on their favourite pieces, and those votes go towards an annual overall League that runs for 12 rounds, ending in February next year.

This month, the theme is Old School Cool. Lots of you have been asking for a chance to get out your retro minis, and this round for them! If you don't have any older models, fret not, the theme also extends to ones that have been sitting on your to-do pile the longest, or that represent something aged, outdated or historical in the setting from which they originate.

How To Enter

- This month, you may enter up to five 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 May and will end at midnight UK time on the 31st of May. 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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Porphyius:
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monkeytroll: FINISHED
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posermcbogus: FINISHED
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Deadshot: FINISHED
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Captain Brown: FINISHED
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MobileSuitRandom: FINISHED
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Rybrook: FINISHED
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vejut: FINISHED
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kavika0311: FINISHED
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A Town Called Malus:
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queen_annes_revenge: FINISHED
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Jadenim:
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Pariah Press: FINISHED
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MacPhail: FINISHED
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Adeptus Arbites patrol unit.


Arbites Marshall.


Arbitrator.


Arbitrator.


Arbitrator.


Arbitrator with Grenade Launcher.



Snrub: FINISHED
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JoshInJapan: FINISHED
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inmygravenimage:
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bantha_beast:
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Maharg: FINISHED
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Dshii:
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gobert:
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Carlos13th:
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Viterbi: FINISHED
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Excommunicatus:
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Ezki: FINISHED
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Shokkjump Buggy (Shokkjump Dragsta is the original model)




ZergSmasher:
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DJJazzyJeff: FINISHED
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JamesY: FINISHED
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Jamie Shred:: FINISHED
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Arakasi: FINISHED
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feltmonkey: FINISHED
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lifeafter:
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DV8:FINISHED
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Freya:FINISHED
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SmallChanges:
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Blooddragon1981: FINISHED
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Mutant Modifier: FINISHED
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Turaxa:: FINISHED
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CancelledApocolpyse:
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Tim 121RVC: FINISHED
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maxwin: FINISHED
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Chris56 FINISHED
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dukeofbeer: FINISHED
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eclecticmj:: FINISHED
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CREEEEEEED: FINISHED
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Paradigm: FINISHED
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Modock: FINISHED
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Midget Gems: FINISHED
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Paradigm's New Blog- 18/06- Geralt and Kratos

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Going with these guys. I could dig deeper, I know I’ve got more, but they are at the top of the retro pile. Might do a last minute sub.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in us
Bounding Assault Marine





Baltimore, MD

Not the most retro, but I have had the model about 15 years or so. I have a use for it in my my DnD campaign, so it’s my entry for the month: Witch King on Fellbeast:
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2500 pts Raven Guard, painted 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Not 100% sure at themoment, but as I'm currently doing some work on these old school sentinels I'll try and get one or both done for this. May sub in something else...



cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in jp
Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Throwing my hat into the ring with this one, too, fellas.

I don't know if I'll even get remotely close to finishing this - seems like the lockdown wave could hit here any day. Who knows. On top of that I've got some ambitious ideas (and I'm full of cheap wine right now, ooh la la).

But I'm staring down the barrel of a 5 day national holiday where we're all supposed to just stay home, followed by coming back the following Thursday to find out what the hell is happening this month. As such, I'm probably going to have a bit of free time.

So, my entry, is a model only a few months younger than myself, as far as I'm aware. Picked her up second hand a little while ago, and I've been wondering how to fix 'er up and add her to my Genestealer cult.

Wish me luck. I think I'll need it. Or maybe more wine... wonder if やまや is still open...

If anyone (I guess in Japan?) has any genestealer arms just lying about, needing a home... I have an offer.
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Ongoing P&M shennanigans!
Warband of the Pilgrim Saint - Marines and SoB, My first ever project! http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/664123.page
Assorted Inquisition stuff! I get wierd with conversions sometimes! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/743187.page
The Carpathina Tin Ghosts - Skitarii Rangers who don't want redemption - only to kill xenos. https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/748211.page
Vaguely Coleridgian Eldar Friends https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/749595.page#9830499
Care for a snifter of mine-tonic, comrade? Genestealers await the coming of the Black Emperor https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757105.page
The Moorendar 3rd and the Proselytes of the Drain Fly - Nurgle 40k https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770536.page
Haven't bought from GW since December 2019 - resist price hikes and unfair pricing outside of the UK  
   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland



Some pretty old models considering its 2020, also had them for 11 years and recently re-stripped. Plus, Terminator Armour is old, right?

@Para, did you mean to put in that this month is "as many models as you like?" Just wondering because in the other thread you said back to 5 limit and just want to double check!

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Credit to Castiel for banner. Thanks Cas!
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Oops, missed that, good spot. Yeah, back to five for this month.

Paradigm's New Blog- 18/06- Geralt and Kratos

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

I am going to do an old school metal Phoenix Lord, pictures of the bare model to follow.



Cheers,

CB

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31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in de
Storming Storm Guardian






I'm in with some ancient Harlies. Got those off eBay a while ago as these are different models than the ones from the Harlies box I already got as a teen in the 90ies ... and the minis from the box set are either already painted or half-painted or I can't find them right now, so here we go ^^


~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

Oh yeah (breaks through wall)

I have waited soo long to do these, I will be doing
all 10 but will enter the five.
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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 gb
Been Around the Block





I've got tons of rogue trader/2nd ed eldar to paint, might enter some of those. Fire dragons maybe... or scorpions...
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





I got the enthusiasms today, it seems. Grabbed this guy who was sitting on my painting desk for a while (and who'd been hanging around unprimed for at least five years and three moves), took a proof pic:



and managed to motivate myself to just paint him straight through in about two and a half hours:



"The Gor-Gor" from Reaper miniatures Dark Heaven Legends line. I suspect he's a decently old sculpt as well, though I can't figure out where I could find that information, having lost the blister he came in.
Will probably replace these photos later in the month, now I see them full size blown up I didn't realize how out of focus they were, but if I don't, they'll do well enough as final pics. Definitely willing to hear what bits I screwed up or could do to make him come out better.

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Oi! Some of us are still figuring out what to paint....coming in here with your finished work.

I'd say a bit more work around the face would bring him up a notch. The eyes could stand out more, maybe change tones a little on the ears and the horn - although those are really dependent on how you view them with regards to the anatomy of a horned zoat rhinotaur.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator






I'd like to throw my hat in. The model isn't exactly old, but he represents something quite old. I'll go with just one Thunder Warrior. I'm still working through the modeling process of more, but I think this guy is about 90% done with modelling and looking for some paint.



   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

I got a bit excited and started, to my horror my stupid AP can ran out of propellant, there is still paint in the can but I dont have any butane to refill the paint can (yes it can go wrong if the receiver doesn't close after you remove the gas)

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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 gb
Assassin with Black Lotus Poison





Bristol





I'll give it a go with some classic heroes of the Old World.

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The Laws of Thermodynamics:
1) You cannot win. 2) You cannot break even. 3) You cannot stop playing the game.

Colonel Flagg wrote:You think you're real smart. But you're not smart; you're dumb. Very dumb. But you've met your match in me.
 
   
Made in gb
Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Damn, so much choice! I have some old inquisitor models, some vintage lord of the rings stuff, and a few talisman bits, but they're going to have to wait because this month is all about chaos dwarves! Always wanted to do some CD. These guys are going to be part of a fantasy squad for next year's Golden Demon. I'm hoping to finish 3 of the 5 this month, and am pushing non metallic metals hard this year. Re entering the daemonsmith I didn't paint last month. New photo for proof, hope that's alright.
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Heresy World Eaters/Night Lords Genestealer cults.

Instagram: nagrakali_love_songs 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

So here’s some old school bits as a proof, but what will they make??



Spoiler:




That’s right, a converted Shokk-jump Dragsta!

DS:80+S+GM+B+I+Pw40k08D+A++WD355R+T(M)DM+
 Zed wrote:
*All statements reflect my opinion at this moment. if some sort of pretty new model gets released (or if I change my mind at random) I reserve the right to jump on any bandwagon at will.
 
   
Made in us
Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

Here are some 6mm scale "VF-1A Valkyrie" models, from Palladium Books' Robotech RPG Tactics line. The robots can transform into different modes, so each of these models represents the same vehicle, just transformed. These miniatures are relatively recent, from 2014, but the mecha designs are from the 1982 anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross, so I think they qualify as "Old-School Cool."

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"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

I think there's another dive into the cardboard archive before I commit, but these two groups are the frontrunners right now. One is classic Arbites, the other is mostly 2nd ed. "guard" and "adventurers" with the model from the Chainsaw Warrior game in the mix. Who knows, maybe I do both and choose later?





   
Made in au
Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Shoot, I've got something for this. Consider me in.



My Blogs -
Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
Terrain - Currently Middle Earth ruins.
My Instagram - I don't post much. 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I got these Chaos Centaurs when they were new, but as you can see, they've seen better days. If I get them done in time, I'll tackle the Chaos Champion, as well.

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Now showing dwarf berzerkers from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/7/2020: 112 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I'm going to stick my hat in with an old Season 2 (so, first expansion from about 6 or 7 years ago) Dreadball team, the Chromium Chargers (transforming robots). They've been sitting in pieces for ages: they're arguably the worst team in the game, and couldn't muster the energy to build them, let alone paint them! I'll submit 5 of them, though I'll be doing the full team. Unless I lose the will to live, and I throw in some unloved Dreadball cheerleaders or old metal Batman figs. Pics to follow, I guess


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Mix of old figs, including the very first dB promo, Hector Weiss (Speedball 2 character)

Pile of bot parts, in classic Video Case Db storage.

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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 gb
Leaping Dog Warrior





Leeds, UK

Ok, i think its time to crack the seals on these guys.




Link to my Gallery. 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





I'll be painting a zoat for this one
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Made in pl
Regular Dakkanaut





Oh, this one is for me
I want to join to competition with a pack of old death guard minis. There's a squads of plague marines, terminators, a chaos dreadnought, champ and mage. This is a part of my friends army, so it will be painted on tabletop level.

   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






As I’m starting a new paint job that seems to fit this months challenge I thought I’d put my hat in the ring with these 2.



I hope they fit the criteria as they only have only a single colour over the primer when I started on them this evening. No worries if not, I’ll still enjoy painting themes much as much as I did as an excited spotty teenager!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in ua
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

I'm going to take part this month with a mix of old and new with the Old being some GW Crusaders and the new being the SOB Sisters Repenta.

Trying to kitbash some more Crusaders but they will be a bonus if I manage it

Also going to throw in the Kitbashed Crusader I just knocked together. Its a bit ropey and i might try to shave the sheild down but I couldn't resist adding a plague doctor masked crusader to the list considering the time. .
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Crusader and Repenta

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Kitbashed Crusdaer

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Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

I just want to salute everyone on here with stuff in blister packs.

   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

I'll probably put up a proof pic tomorrow, but my current plan is to paint the contents of the old "Heroes of the Adeptus Astartes" set. Metal models for Marneus Calgar, Azrael, Dante, Logan Grimnar, and The Emperor's Champion. I think they are sufficiently old models to qualify. Azrael and Calgar even have the old-style banner poles, meaning I'll have to find and print banners for them (the current Azrael model has a sculpted banner but is otherwise identical).

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: ~1500
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2019: 62 | Total models painted in 2020: 17 | Current main painting project: Sisters of Battle
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