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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Welcome all to the 70th 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, as is traditional for December, we have the Open Round. There's no theme to stick to, so while as the usual rules apply as far as proof pictures and model count ect, the choice of miniature is entirely open to you. Need to get something painted for a Christmas gift, or eager to get started on your own new shinies, or just looking for an excuse to paint the cool model that's been sitting on your desk for months, now's the time!

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

List of Entrants:

Nevelon - SoB Seraphim
Spoiler:




Rybrook - Angel infernus.
Spoiler:




Tyranid Horde - Porsche 911 FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof:


Final:







Jamie Shred - Impulsor
Spoiler:




MobileSuitRandom - Yvraine
Spoiler:




queen_annes_revenge - Magistus Amon. FINISHED
Spoiler:

proof

finished









Captain Brown - Shining Spears FINISHED
Spoiler:

proof:

Finished








E3DD - Sepsimus, Plaguesworn.
Spoiler:




Paradigm - Mandolorian
Spoiler:

proof



Vejut - Orcs and warrior
Spoiler:




Argive - Eldar
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ZergSmasher - Canoness
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Ezki - Stompa
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Yorkright - KillaKan FINISHED
Spoiler:

proof:

Final:







JoshInJapan - Harlequins
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Arakasi - Grots
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Freya - Oleana
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maxwin - Guts FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:







straken619 - Ironjawz
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DJJazzyJeff - Truckasaurus
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CREEEEEEEEED - Necrons
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Pariah Press - D&D Adventurers: A tiefling rogue, a drow fighter, and a gnome bard.
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MangoChutney - Knight Azyros
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Gulgog TufToof - Trukk crew
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Chris56 - Jakkob Bugmanson
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Turaxa - LRX-077 Sisquiede
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DV8 - Queen Elizabeth FINISHED
Spoiler:

proof:

finished



ShadowsAndDust - Chaos Sorcerer FINISHED
Spoiler:

Proof

Finished




[/spolier]

Warpig1815
[spoiler]





Maharg - Elves
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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

I will try my hand at this relic Angel infernus.

10 year old tank chassis, with modern weapons


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]
Procrastinator extraordinaire





Edinburgh, UK

Entering a Christmas present I'm painting up for my dad, who is a big fan of Porsche 911s, so here goes. I've never done a scale model of a car before and I know it's a bit left of field for Dakka but hey, embodies the Open Round right?



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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Open round is open. If it’s small and was unpainted at the start of the month, it’s all good.

I’m trying to think of entries that would be on the edge. Face paint on your kid? Sure. It’s a mini-you and it’s painted. Apartment renovations for a NYC/Tokyo/Other cramped city? Also mini, but probably stretching it a bit. We allow terrain and dioramas, and some game tables are larger than inner city apartments.

I mean, don’t take this as a “Challenge Accepted” to try to find the outer boundaries of what’s acceptable in the open round. But if you think it works, it probably does.

   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

I'm going to get this impulsor painted for my Blood Angels
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Made in de
Bush? No, Eldar Ranger






Time to finally get Yvraine done! Also I have a horribly dorky colour scheme in mind that will make all Dakka groan in unison


~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
   
Made in gb
Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Magistus Amon.
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Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

I am hoping I can use the same photo from last month's proof and show the two members of the squad of old metal and plastic Shining Spears I did not get beyond priming. I hope that this does not cause any issues?



Cheers,

CB

36 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
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Made in us
Giggling Nurgling





I've got a member of the Wurmspat, known simply as Sepsimus, Plaguesworn. I have the other two members built and may add them depending on how quickly I finish this one.

Anything I say, unless expressly noted, is my own opinion. Take it as you will 
   
Made in gb
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

An earlier entry from me this time, as shock, horror, I actually went into this with a plan! Had this one sitting on my desk for a week or so now, and held off painting him until today. Hoping that the larger model (75mm ish) should compensate for my eyesight a bit, and give me more room for all that Starv Warsy weathering.
Spoiler:

proof



And a WIP after a day's work. Lots of neatening needed, this is still a bit of a 'sketch' for what I hope to achieve, but already I'm liking the overall impression. The base is a placeholder, he's definitely getting a larger display base and possibly a small green companion if I can find a decent file for it.

This is the way....

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

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

First couple of layers of red down on my impulsor, fingers crossed it dries reasonably smooth.
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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

Looking good Jamie, which contrast is that?

Smoother looking than when I did my razorback man that was patchy.

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
Dakka Veteran





Pretty quick out the gate Para.

going to try to get at least one of these ladies done for the month, two bronze age miniatures orcs, and an old Julie Guthrie warrior for grenadier with 1987 on the bottom:

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Made in gb
Executing Exarch






I havent done anymore on these guys other than prime and magnetise bases yet.

I will pick out my 5 favourite poses and spend extra time on them and submit those.

Spoiler:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/772746.page#10378083 - My progress/failblog painting blog thingy

Eldar- 4436 pts


AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

I'll go ahead and enter my Canoness from last year's Sisters of Battle Army Set (crap, it's been over a year already?!):

I should be able to do this model in plenty of time before the holidays really shift into high gear. I think. Hopefully. Good luck to everyone else entering!

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
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 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

This will be my entry. Maybe a bit ambitious to try and finish the Stompa in one month.
I will most likely ditch the fancier techniques, and just have fun with it using a big old dry brush and a sponge.



This chunk has been assembled but unpainted for over a decade, but it has quite a bit of sentimental value.
Got it as a Christmas present from my now deceased father back in the day, and did not even bother to paint it. Stupid young me.
Time to correct past mistakes.


@Tyranid Horde: That's an interesting project! My hobby started with scale modelling, so I'm looking forward to see the result.




   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

 Rybrook wrote:
Looking good Jamie, which contrast is that?

Smoother looking than when I did my razorback man that was patchy.


Cheers Rybrook, its not contrast just a couple of thin coats of mephiston red.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Procrastinator extraordinaire





Edinburgh, UK

@Jamie Shred, don't think I could paint a tank with a brush, bless your patience and keen to see how it goes!

@Ezki, thanks! I'm interested to see how painting something clean goes, I'll be playing with lots of gloss over the next few weeks. Wonder if your project will win biggest model?

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2000 Hive Fleet Zenith
Excavating eBay: My blog of eBay finds and the pile of shame!
Excoriators! The forgotten Second Founding Chapter P&M blog
Instagram, follow for other hobby updates 
   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

@tyranid horde - its quite a big brush in my defence :-)
   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Third and final base layer of red down now and have started picking out the metallics. Red seems to have gone on smooth enough, thanks make up brushes :-)

Also making use of my standard issue budweiser barrel holder.
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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

That is a smooth base, looks really good so I'll have to up my game on my land raider.

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
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

I just went with two thin coats then a heavy drybrush with a large round make up brush.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Going to try my hand with a KillaKan. Have not decided on Klan yet.
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Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan



I'll be painting some Harlequins.

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Now showing Frostgrave Soldiers!

Painting Total as of 1/2/2021: 4

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

Jamie Shred wrote:
Third and final base layer of red down now and have started picking out the metallics. Red seems to have gone on smooth enough, thanks make up brushes :-)

Also making use of my standard issue budweiser barrel holder.


For a second I was trying to figure out the funky freehand chapter symbol on the hatch!

P.s. JoshinJapan, your photo link seems to be broken.

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 jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Whoops! Thanks for the head up, Jadenim!

Now showing Frostgrave Soldiers!

Painting Total as of 1/2/2021: 4

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

 Jadenim wrote:
Jamie Shred wrote:
Third and final base layer of red down now and have started picking out the metallics. Red seems to have gone on smooth enough, thanks make up brushes :-)

Also making use of my standard issue budweiser barrel holder.


For a second I was trying to figure out the funky freehand chapter symbol on the hatch!

P.s. JoshinJapan, your photo link seems to be broken.


Hehe king of hatches.
   
Made in gb
Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

WIP on this magic boi.
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Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

Instagram: nagrakali_love_songs 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I'll be going the opposite extreme on the Ork front - Grots!

Most likely just the front left one... so I guess that is just "Grot" then

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter





Folkvang

Oleana will be my next diversion from the norm.
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