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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Welcome all to the 66th 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 Mastermind: Intellect is a deadly weapon, whether put to work forging a masterful strategy, developing peerless technology or bent towards the study of supernatural and magical forces. Your entry should feature models famed for their mental prowess.

How To Enter

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

List of Entrants

Nevelon
Spoiler:



Jadenim -Ariman
Spoiler:



JamesY -- Mr. Grimm
Spoiler:


FINISHED (more pics?)


queen_annes_revenge -- Magnus a/o Erebus
Spoiler:




Captain Brown -- Phoenix Lords and Farseer
Spoiler:



FINISHED






Jamie Shred -- indomitus captain and lieutenant.
Spoiler:



Dr.Giggles Hive Tyrant
Spoiler:


FINISHED





JoshInJapan -- Dwarf General and Engineer
Spoiler:


FINISHED (more pics pending?


Mothsniper -- Galladon, Male Wizard
Spoiler:


FINISHED


Viterbi -- Greyfax
Spoiler:



sockwithaticket --Skink Shaman
Spoiler:



ZenBadger -- Creed
Spoiler:


FINISHED


416_SpaceWolves -- Wolf Priest
Spoiler:





MobileSuitRandom -- Broodlord a/o Phobos Librarian
Spoiler:



Pariah Press -- Inquisitor Parris
Spoiler:





Freya -- Ragnar
Spoiler:



ZergSmasher -- Sister Dialogus
Spoiler:



ms07b3 --Eisenhorn
Spoiler:



Vejut -- Animal Wizards
Spoiler:



Maharg -- Space Elves
Spoiler:


Timppaco -- Carchadon Sergents
Spoiler:



thechosen1 -- Lt. Amulis
Spoiler:



Total -- Iron Warriors Sorcerer on Disc on Tzeentch
Spoiler:





SlaveToDorkness -Morty, Rick, Hawking, Doc Brown, Marty
Spoiler:



Sgt.Sunshine -Inquisitor Kyria Draxus
Spoiler:


FINISHED


maxwin - Shalaxi Helbane
Spoiler:



Tyranid Horde - Excoriators Captain and Lieutenant
Spoiler:




DJJazzyJeff - Librarian
Spoiler:



Modock -Puppetactica Company
Spoiler:



SmallChanges - Necron Enforcer
Spoiler:






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Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
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Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

I’m in. Figured that Ariman is pretty smart...


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.
 
   
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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham

Proof;



Mr Grimm by Reaper. Just what schemes is the mechanical man up too?

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 
   
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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

still no sign of baby, so I'm going to put up magnus, and erebus. and we'll just see which one if any gets finished.

Forgot to photo Erebus head before I'd got a base layer and a wash for his tattoos, all done today. Hope that's still alright
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Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

Instagram: nagrakali_love_songs 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

This is going to be a tough one unless I get another miniature to fit the theme better.

Right now, following my theme of Eldar Phoenix Lords either Feugan or Bahrroth was next up...or both...or with a Farseer. Three heads are better than one.





Cheers,

CB

PS: Added Farseer build.

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33 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker




Leeds UK

Here's my proof pic, indomitus captain and lieutenant.
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Made in us
Sneaky Kommando






This is the perfect time to paint up my Hive Tyrant.
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2900+
2500+
1000
1000
 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I'm in, but I'm not yet sure what my entry will be.

Now showing WIP photos of the Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/1/2020: 153 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 us
Stubborn Hammerer






I am in with
Galladon, Male Wizard

This guy as it turns out can be disassemble into pieces!
Win for me, because I hate detailed undercuts.
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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Gonna throw Greyfax in, gonna paint her in my Sisters of Battle scheme to accompany them and rid the galaxy of heretics.

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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine





United Kingdom

Uh, Nev, unless more members of the forum have access to time machines than I'd anticipated you might want to revise the dates for the challenge

After rooting through my box of stuff I've found an old metal skink shaman. Not the skink I was hoping to paint this month, but close. I'll post a pic later once I finish prepping.

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 sockwithaticket wrote:
Uh, Nev, unless more members of the forum have access to time machines than I'd anticipated you might want to revise the dates for the challenge


Time travel is the sign of a sophisticated mastermind. Anything else is just the base scheming of savages.

Fun Fact: While I’m not sure what hour Para posts these in his part of the world (I assume GMT) but here in New York, they pop up first thing in the morning, while I’ve having breakfast and my first cup of coffee. Which is my I tend to be the first entrant, as I’m surfing Dakka at that time. It also means that due to my undercaffinated state, I can’t be held responsible for any of my actions. It’s like Dr. Heckle and Mr. Hyde, but the monster is just a lethargic mess staggering around mashing buttons while waiting for the elixer to kick in.

I left the end time as midnight GMT. If Para want to come in and close it then, he can. It’s still his show and I’m just doing the busywork for him. But as timezone math makes my brain hurt, I’ll probably close it down Tuesday morning Eastern time, which should give everyone a few more hours. Extensions are of course, still an option, and as that’s a work day, there is no chance the vote is going up until later that afternoon anyway.

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

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Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





East Midlands UK

Haven't entered the comp for a few years but since I was back painting 40K stuff any way I thought I might throw my ring into the hat. I have to admit that I have already done some repairs to the back of this "fine"cast monstrosity, it was given to me by someone who couldn't face the remedial work to get it to usable standard. I hope that is allowed in the spirit of the competition.

Anyhoo, it's Creed:

Spoiler:
   
Made in ca
Speedy Swiftclaw Biker





Toronto, Canada

Proof:

This assortment of bits will be a wolf priest.
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Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine





United Kingdom

Proof:

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 ZenBadger wrote:
Haven't entered the comp for a few years but since I was back painting 40K stuff any way I thought I might throw my ring into the hat. I have to admit that I have already done some repairs to the back of this "fine"cast monstrosity, it was given to me by someone who couldn't face the remedial work to get it to usable standard. I hope that is allowed in the spirit of the competition.

Anyhoo, it's Creed:

Spoiler:


If you are talking about repairs to the mini, that’s fine. This is a painting comp. Any build/green stuff/sculpting/repair can happen before the month starts. As long as you’ve not put more than a basecoat of paint on his back, you are all set.

Good to have you back.

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

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Bush? No, Eldar Ranger






In with the phobos libby (sprue on the right) and/or the brainy beastie on the left:

~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
   
Made in gb
Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





East Midlands UK

Thanks Nevelon, yes it was just the usual finecast horrorshow. Both greatcoat sleeves ended in huge voids, fortunately just after the piping.
   
Made in ca
Speedy Swiftclaw Biker





Toronto, Canada

Updated Proof- I have kitbashed him together. (in the spoiler)
Built a jump-pack out of two LR lights, two missile "enginges" and an exhaust part from an unknown origin.
The body is a bash of a former assault marine, and various SW bits. I made the crozius arcanum out of a thunder hammer, and a IG skull wing thing that looked appropriate. Looking forward to painting him.

Spoiler:



Spoiler:

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Made in us
Stubborn Hammerer






Primed.
And I do not like the staff (fish/dragon)head.
Does not fit the character imo.
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

I'm trying to make an on-foot version of the jetbike-riding inquisitor I made last year. Of course, I optimized the character to be easy to model riding a jetbike. I've never attempted a kitbash this ambitious before. We'll see how it goes.



Inquisitor Parris examines the dismembered remains of... himself!



Dear God-Emperor! Too tall! Too tall!



Maybe we can work with this...

"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter





Folkvang

Heeeeeeeres Ragnar!
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Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

My entry, should I actually finish it this month, will be this Sister of the Order Dialogus:

I figure she's gotta be fairly knowledgeable since a Dialogus has to read a lot (even some things that are normally forbidden to others in the Imperium). The new model is such an improvement over the old goggle-eyed one (who looked like Velma from Scooby-Doo!), it'll be a joy to paint. With all the other things on my plate currently we'll see if I find time to finish...

My armies (re-counted and updated on 9/25/20, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~16000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~3800
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Officio Assassinorum: ~600 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~1900
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: 28 | Current main painting project: The Witch-King of Angmar on Fell Beast
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Fresh-Faced New User






My entry
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Here's my proof:



An engineer and a general for my slowly-growing, mostly Mantic dwarf army.

Now showing WIP photos of the Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/1/2020: 153 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
[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

I think we ought to start a summary thread for everyone in the competition who’s done Eisenhorn; seems to be the most popular individual model (mainly because he’s awesome!)

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 gb
Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham

 Jadenim wrote:
I think we ought to start a summary thread for everyone in the competition who’s done Eisenhorn; seems to be the most popular individual model (mainly because he’s awesome!)


I think we'll need a parallel thread for indomitus models as well over the coming months.

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
Stubborn Hammerer






 JoshInJapan wrote:
Here's my proof:

An engineer and a general for my slowly-growing, mostly Mantic dwarf army.


You already got my vote!
Anyone with the courage and wit to realize all the glorious benefits of being a proud owner of a respectable army of most feared and revered, unmatched, most powerful warriors in all the lands, the Dwarfs! Deserves an automatic vote at the very least!
I, me self!
Would give my self a vote!
if I was working on my throng for this challenge!







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 Jadenim wrote:
I think we ought to start a summary thread for everyone in the competition who’s done Eisenhorn; seems to be the most popular individual model (mainly because he’s awesome!)


Nha, It is not Eisenhorn who is awesome!
its Dan Abnett, should do a painting competition on him lolz

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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Going to try to get some animal adventurers wizards.


Either that or the Croc games Tethru harbinger next to them--they're the magic faction in that game, figure a mage hero ought to count.
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





I think I'll be painting space elves for this month, I've got something for each of the main factions (I'm old and set in my ways so don't count these new Ynnari upstarts)- an old Archon + bodyguard, farseer and shadowseer. Hopefully I'll do them all but more likely just the one
   
 
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