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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 The Long War. For some, battle is a fleeting series of moments, over in a flash, but for others, it is all they will ever know over decades, centuries and lifetimes. Your entry should represent this eternal struggle, be that through veteran fighters, machines that will outlast their crews, ageless or immortal warriors or anything in between

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 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

Nevelon - Wraithblades
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Old prime pic, but the Wraithblades, for whom war is neverending, even past death.


queen_annes_revenge - Emperors Children. FINISHED
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finished








MobileSuitRandom - abominable intelligence / CSM
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maxwin - Mortarion
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Arakasi - Ossilyte Guard
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CancelledApocalypse - eldar ranger
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JamesY -
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Whittlesey40k - Land Raider
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Jamie Shred - Sanguinary guard
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Mothsniper - Revenant FINISHED
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Turaxa - MS-06S Zaku II FINISHED
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finished







ZergSmasher - The Witch-King of Angmar
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Freya - Bladeguard HQs FINISHED
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finished







Pariah Press - Uthmog Elvenbane FINISHED
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finished









ms07b3 FINISHED
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FINISHED








Viterbi - Murderbots (Datasmith optional) Zoat
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JoshInJapan Throne of Bone
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Tyranid Horde - Chaplain
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416_SpaceWolves - DKOK riders
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endtransmission - the King in Yellow
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Total - Iron Warriors Chaos Dreadnought
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DrGiggles - Warboss FINISHED
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finished



Vejut - Fenris
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jb1981 - Terminators FINISHED
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proof:

final:





Jadenim - Underhive
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Chris56 - The Long Waaaaghhh!
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Deadshot - Abaddon
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Yorkright - Necron Overlord. FINISHED
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finished





DJJazzyJeff - Captain
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Don Qui Hotep - Red Hulk -FINISHED
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nintura - Necrons and Nightbringer FINISHED
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Salabasama - marine
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Proof:

Final:







ZenBadger - Spaceships
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Captain Brown - Eldar Way Gate
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lifeafter Inquisitor Callahan FINISHED
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Maharg - Bloodcrusher
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DV8 Halfling Junk Force
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Pneumo - Death Guard
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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Gotta be one of my Emperors Children. They're all still in build stage until some parts arrive this week.
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Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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Bush? No, Eldar Ranger






Well this abominable intelligence has been at war long enough to have seen things you people wouldn't believe, like maybe attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion or C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
But I might add some CSM to honor the conflicts of the more recent millennia, let's see how far I get ^^


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Regular Dakkanaut






I guess this is Mortarion's time to shine after languishing in the corner for a month

   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Missed a couple - or is that a few? Anyway, going to attempt to get back in the saddle with Ossilyte Guard - undead from the dark faction of Limbo: The Eternal War. I figure it's a long war if duty doesn't end with death (just allegience).



Good luck all!
Arakasi

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

OK, I really need some help here...I have no more figures to paint so it has to be scratch built terrain to fit the theme of the The Long War.

Suggestions?

Sincerely,

CB

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 Captain Brown wrote:
I have no more figures to paint...


A problem that I suspect the vast majority of us wish we had!

As for suggestions, it depends what you're into, army/lore-wise. Are you wanting to make themed terrain, or just general terrain that might fit with this month's theme? You could jimmy the theme a bit, like I am, and make something like a sniper's nest? 'Long' in that case being long-range.

Here's my proof pic for this month, going to try to do something with moonlight lighting to make it a bit more interesting (just the 54mm eldar ranger, not the warlock next to him):
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Captain Brown wrote:
OK, I really need some help here...I have no more figures to paint so it has to be scratch built terrain to fit the theme of the The Long War.

Suggestions?

Sincerely,

CB


Terrain and objectives are just as valid an entry as minis. While not common, they do show up from time to time.

For this theme, something like an old, weathered bunker, or a monolith standing chipped, but proud, or a webway portal covered in ivy. They to capture the theme of age and endurance with something that matches your table.

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Bush? No, Eldar Ranger






 Captain Brown wrote:
I have no more figures to paint

Some evenings, when we gathered in the shadows of the Grey Pile of Shame, the elder spoke to us of a legendary hobbyist who had finished painting all his figures. I used to think of this as nothing more but a tale, but ...

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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham



I'm in.

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

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 MobileSuitRandom wrote:
 Captain Brown wrote:
I have no more figures to paint

Some evenings, when we gathered in the shadows of the Grey Pile of Shame, the elder spoke to us of a legendary hobbyist who had finished painting all his figures. I used to think of this as nothing more but a tale, but ...


xD
   
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot





The grim darkness of far Fenland

I don't see any way I can get this finished in the month, but hey, count me in!

Land Raiders are relics of the Heresy era, so a 10,000 year old tank probably fits the bill.


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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Congratulations CB on defeating the pile of shame!

Heres my proof and progress, they were all grey this evening but i had done the first layer of gold on two of them when i remembered to take the pic.

Sanguinary guard feel like a nice follow up to my last entry and fit the theme as elite veterans.

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 MobileSuitRandom wrote:
 Captain Brown wrote:
I have no more figures to paint

Some evenings, when we gathered in the shadows of the Grey Pile of Shame, the elder spoke to us of a legendary hobbyist who had finished painting all his figures. I used to think of this as nothing more but a tale, but ...
The legend is TRUE!



How convenient! Me drawer of shame, with unfinished reaper models, seems to always have the right model for the job.
Will try to do something interesting with this
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Regular Dakkanaut






Here's my proof picture. It's a gashapon kit of a Zaku II from Mobile Suit Gundam. Hopefully it will become more theme-appropriate once I get some paint on it.

   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

If we're looking for true veterans of a long war, I don't think there are many more appropriate choices than the Lord of the Nazgul himself, the Witch-King of Angmar:

I'll be painting this model of him riding on his Fell Beast, like he's ready to lead the army of Mordor against the defenders of Minas Tirith.

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Steadfast Grey Hunter





Folkvang

Nothing super exciting this month. The two bladeguard hqs from indomitus. Gonna do some more converting before I paint and ill update proof pics when I'm done.
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

The long war, eh? How about the guy from the cover of the first edition of Warhammer, Uthmog Elvenbane?

Proof:


"Calgar hates Tyranids."

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GS flour Glow paint wash.
I don't really care for glow part, it is just very very bright green color
Idea is to wash with light and dry-brush with the dark.
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Been Around the Block






My proof picture for this event.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Long war you say? These murderbots sure as hell have seen a few of them. Datasmith optional, don't know if I'll have the motivation to paint him too

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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

This month I'll be painting Ral Partha's Throne of Bone:


Apparently, you can still get this model from Iron Wind, but I've had it since the mid-80's. It's lead, of course, so I'll be washing my hands even more often as I work on the model.

Now showing dwarf berzerkers from Stonehaven!


Painting Total as of 11/3/2020: 168 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

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.


 
   
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Agile Revenant Titan





Edinburgh, UK

As I'm on a space marine roll, I'll submit the chaplain from Indomitus. The effort to detach the convenient rock was quite high!



Captain Brown, you're a man few can compare themselves to with a finished pile of shame! You'll need to build another!

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Steadfast Grey Hunter





Toronto, Canada

Being ambitious. Between one and five of these DKOK riders will be built and painted for September 30th!
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Looking forward to seeing how that works out mothsniper.

I made some more progress today, got the gold washed and started base coats. No idea why i built 3 with helmets and 2 without and really not looking forward to painting the bare heads.
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Regular Dakkanaut






I haven't done one of these competitions in years (I'm a mediocre painter on my best of days), and I'm hesitant to enter because I have no idea how far I'll get on this entry...but the timing and subject are too good not to. So here we go:
EDIT: nope, nevermind. I started in on this and there's no way it will be even close to done in a month and I don't want to rush this one. Scratch me from the list.

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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

I missed last month's, so this month I will be looking at painting u[ the King in Yellow from Cthulhu: Death May Die. You can't get a much longer war than against one of the mythos deities like Hastur


   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nevelon wrote:Terrain and objectives are just as valid an entry as minis. While not common, they do show up from time to time.

For this theme, something like an old, weathered bunker, or a monolith standing chipped, but proud, or a webway portal covered in ivy. They to capture the theme of age and endurance with something that matches your table.

OK Nevelon, good idea. I going to try and scratch build an Eldar Webway portal.
MobileSuitRandom wrote:Some evenings, when we gathered in the shadows of the Grey Pile of Shame, the elder spoke to us of a legendary hobbyist who had finished painting all his figures. I used to think of this as nothing more but a tale, but ...

Jamie Shred wrote:Congratulations CB on defeating the pile of shame!

CancelledApocalypse wrote:A problem that I suspect the vast majority of us wish we had!

Mothsniper wrote:The legend is TRUE!


Awesome, thanks guys.

It happens when you get old and decide you only like the old material better and do not get any new figures. I am left making copies of old weapons to add options to tanks...that is unless someone has some metal Necromunda figures or a couple of metal Dire Avenger Exarchs they want to trade/sell.

Cheers,

CB

34 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. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
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
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Despised Traitorous Cultist






Feeling back into the swing of painting, so I'll enter something this month too!
I've taken the knife to an old Venerable Dreadnought and turned it into something for my Iron Warriors, so now I should probably paint it too.

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I'm going to paint up OOE for this month, I'll post proof after work.

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