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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Welcome all to the 71st 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.

New Tricks: Bit of a more abstract round, the challenge here is to step outside your comfort zone and try something you 've never done before. The first of a new faction, switching scales or trying new techniques, your models can be whatever you like so long as they represent a new frontier for your painting ventures! As this theme is a little more abstract, it'd be great if you could leave a note alongside your proof or final images that explains what the new element is

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

List of Entrants:

Nevelon - Intercessors (New Brushes) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof

final



queen_annes_revenge - Gandalf (New scale, brushwork) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:

Finished








Freya - Woodland Stag Deer (Zorn limited pallete) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:






JoshInJapan - Metal golem (NMM) Finished
Spoiler:

proof:

Final:









Captain Brown - Necromunda gangers (graffiti on the side of ribbed can terrain) Finished
Spoiler:









Viterbi - Rider of Rohan. (New army, Contrast) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:





Warpig1815 - Spitfire. (Scale, historical accuracy)
Spoiler:




MobileSuitRandom - Iron Golems (blanchitsu, Inks/Technical paints)
Spoiler:




Modock - Allison (Scale/Oils)
Spoiler:




kryczek - Primaris Chaplin on Bike (New unit/highlights)
Spoiler:




[inmygravenimage - Terrain (Painting 3D Prints), Statue (new material-bones) Finished
Spoiler:





Final:



Arakasi - Drukhari Mandrake. (new faction, new material-finecast) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:



Yorkright - Marine (new faction)
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:






Jamie Shred - Blood Angels Judiciar and Primaris Chaplain (NMM)
Spoiler:




Deadshot - Indomitus Necrons! (New army)
Spoiler:




Pariah Press - Troglodytes (Greyscale/Ink technique) Finished
Spoiler:

proof:

or

Final





Tyranid Horde - Inquisitorial henchman (Blanchitsu) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:


Final:








feltmonkey - ??? (Oils)
Spoiler:




DV8 - Skaven (scale) Finished
Spoiler:

proof

Final:



Chris56 - Frog (Oils) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:




Final:





Ferrous695 - deathwing chapter master (scratch-built shield, NMM)- Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:


Final:





Squidworth - Elucia Vhane (zenithal highlights and contrast paints) Finished
Spoiler:

proof:

Final:





ZergSmasher -- Assault Intercessors (New armor technique) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:





Turaxa -- Naga (New Material ("grey" Reaper Bones) and New Technique (Brown Liner basecoat, etc)) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:

Final:



Ezki - Death Korps of Krieg Sentinel (Weathering, brushes) Finished
Spoiler:

proof:

Final:




CREEEEEEEEED -- Blood Dragon (Horse)
Spoiler:

proof:



maxwin -- Guiliman, Abaddon (Wet blending)
Spoiler:

Proof



Paradigm -- Vampire Lord (Limited palette, also stained glass) Finsihed
Spoiler:




E3DD -- Guardians (New models, Glazing/NMM) Finished
Spoiler:

Proof:


Final Photos:



Gulgog TufToof -- Ork Kommando wiv Burna (blending, edge highlights, new paints) Finished
Spoiler:

proof:

Final:








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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Gonna do this gandalf from tiny leads. It's a larger scale that I have little experience in. Going to try and work on freer and visible brush strokes for texture and depth.
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Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Folkvang

I'm actually really happy to see a challenge where we all step out of our comfort zones! Super excited to see what everyone's gonna do. For me, I'm a bit terrified cuz the Zorn limited pallete is gonna mean I have to move fast so I can keep my colors clean.
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan



I'll be painting this metal golem thing from Wargames Foundry all in NMM.

Now showing the Iwachiku BlackPinks for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 3/1/2021: 15 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

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




 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

As I have some figures coming from a purchase in the Swap Shop and one from eBay, I am going to try and paint a shoot-out between three Necromunda gangers on a platform between two platforms.

New trick is going to be trying to paint some graffiti on the side of ribbed can terrain, some new weathering splatter, using dead Christmas lights in terrain, three different brands of primer on the figures, etc.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

I am going to make two roughly identical platforms, and three Underhive Scum facing off for a gun fight. Every piece will have a gaming use.



Cheers,

CB

PS: Changing because it was noted I have been painting the same group of Shining Spears over the last two challenges and doing more Shining Spears for a third challenge was getting boring.

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I'm gonna do a rhino for the ecclesiarchy forces of my sisters army and to differentiate it, I'll try to do all those flat surfaces with Contrast paint, which is normally not suited for this. If it succeeds it would be a new trick indeed.
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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine






Northumberland, England

I've decided to go back to where I started this hobby - a Spitfire. I haven't done one since I was a bairn, when painting consisted of sloshing a tin of humbrol onto an Airfix kit and gassing my parents' caravan with solvent fumes! This time around, it's a 1:48 kit, bigger and more detailed. The 'new' trick will be to get the historical accuracy just right (The Spitfire had a bewildering array of slight variations in parts and colours), painting in a different style (I may foray into laquers and oils ) and the fact that I've never done a 1:48 aircraft. In between doing my Masters, I make no promises I'll even get it done on time, but the attempt will be vigerous Tally ho!


Into the Fires of Battle! Unto the Anvil of War!

Salamanders 2nd Company - 2100 pts

Then an archer of Northumberland,
Saw slain was the lord Percye,
He bare a bent bow in his hand,
Was made of a trusty tree.
 
   
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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Rivet counters assemble! I like the idea of scale modeling, but once I start I remember the bad parts of scale modelling! I have a sturmtiger sat in a box with aftermarket friulmodel tracks waiting to be built! I tend to make what ifs and kitbashes to avoid the issue of rivet counters and conforming to historical accuracy. Good luck!

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Been Around the Block





Thought I'd dip my toes in the water this month, no proof picture yet as my model is en-route. I've got an Elucia Vhane model coming. I'm going to be using zenithal highlights and purely contrast paints (obviously some detail and the gilded bits will be regular paints) and I'm going to add a good dose of dry brushing, which I've almost entirely avoided since coming back to the hobby as it used to be my go-to technique due to its ease. Will edit with a proof pic once she arrives.

(Edit; pulling out of the comp due to work and study commitments - Hopefully I'll throw her in the next suitable challenge)

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World-Weary Pathfinder






Oh my. I think I had a (1:72 Revell?) Spitfire kit as a kid, at least I distinctly remember using clothes-pegs to fix the wings while the glue settled, and other shenanigans. But then I guess that if you're on Dakka there's a really high chance that you had the one or other Spitfire model in your youth ^^

Anyways, I think I'll go for a couple of Iron Golem minis for this round. Wanted to get into Warcry for a while, and these are really interesting as they have a unified theme, but are still all quite distinct. I don't like the original paint scheme, so I'll be trying to work with the weird diving suit aesthetic and going full blanchitsu.
Also, I've been using the same brand of artist's acrylics since ever so maybe it's time to give inks etc. a try, maybe even some technical stuff like GW's blood paint.


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Made in gb
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

I recently started using inks and honestly,they've been absolute game changers for me. I continually struggled with losing saturation when highlighting and shading until I began to incorporate inks. Vallejo do a pretty reasonably priced set of inks in their Game Colour range, a decent range of colours in there and much cheaper than artists inks, so I'd definitely recommend that if you do want to try them.

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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Artists inks are also good. I used purple and pink from daler Rowney for my emperors children and it allows for super colour saturation.

Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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Ah, thanks Para & QAR. I even have a small set of Daler Rowney inks I totally forgot about! But I'll also get some black and darker shades from Vallejo with my next nerd supplies order ...

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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine






Northumberland, England

queen_annes_revenge wrote:Rivet counters assemble! I like the idea of scale modeling, but once I start I remember the bad parts of scale modelling! I have a sturmtiger sat in a box with aftermarket friulmodel tracks waiting to be built! I tend to make what ifs and kitbashes to avoid the issue of rivet counters and conforming to historical accuracy. Good luck!


Fortunately, the kit I've chosen (Eduard Early Mk IXc Spitfire) is fantastically detailed, and the instructions tell you exactly which part corresponds to the scheme you're painting. I guess if I was to try and model a particular aircraft outside of the decal schemes included then some pretty serious research would be required.

MobileSuitRandom wrote:Oh my. I think I had a (1:72 Revell?) Spitfire kit as a kid, at least I distinctly remember using clothes-pegs to fix the wings while the glue settled, and other shenanigans. But then I guess that if you're on Dakka there's a really high chance that you had the one or other Spitfire model in your youth ^^


The very same! All of the kits I did back then were 1:72, but I fancied something different and thought it was high time I did a Spitfire 'right'. Somewhat of a rite of passage for us British modellers perhaps

Paradigm wrote:I recently started using inks and honestly,they've been absolute game changers for me. I continually struggled with losing saturation when highlighting and shading until I began to incorporate inks. Vallejo do a pretty reasonably priced set of inks in their Game Colour range, a decent range of colours in there and much cheaper than artists inks, so I'd definitely recommend that if you do want to try them.


I can second that. Vallejo's inks are superb and bring the 'pop' back into bright schemes.

queen_annes_revenge wrote:Artists inks are also good. I used purple and pink from daler Rowney for my emperors children and it allows for super colour saturation.


I'll have to take a dive through your gallery because I've been meaning to pick up som of DR's inks too

Into the Fires of Battle! Unto the Anvil of War!

Salamanders 2nd Company - 2100 pts

Then an archer of Northumberland,
Saw slain was the lord Percye,
He bare a bent bow in his hand,
Was made of a trusty tree.
 
   
Made in gb
Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Eduard models are of a pretty high calibre I think.

Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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Camouflaged Zero






New tricks...perfect theme for the job. I'm gonna paint Kindgom Death Allison, my first larger scale model (75mm) and I will paint
her with oils.

   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Scotland

I'm in this month, for once I have a model that's still grey.

I have my first primaris bike unit which is new and a new set of dark greys to try for highlighting the black and new Drybrush as well.

Sticking in spoilers as I think the image may be massive. Let me know if it doesn't show right. I rarely upload images.

BA Primaris Chaplin on Bike:
Spoiler:


Cheers, K

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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Doesn't look like it's playing ball to me

Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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Made in de
World-Weary Pathfinder






There's a broken tag, try removing everything after .jpg (including the quotation mark) up to the /img bracket?

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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Well, I got a 3D printer. That's new. So painting prints?


Something (s) from among these?

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I am going to paint a Drukhari Mandrake. This will be my first Drukhari (new faction) and first Finecast (new material) miniature that I have painted. There may be new techniques to get those recessed grooves...

Proof:

Drukhari Mandrake, based on a tactical skull.

Good luck everyone.
Arakasi

   
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Wisconsin

Nothing really tricksy with this months entry other than he won’t be painted up as an Ultramarine. Here is my proof shot.
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Scotland

I've tried what you said Mobile suit random, hope that helps.
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

kryczek wrote:
I've tried what you said Mobile suit random, hope that helps.
I think you want this?
Spoiler:

   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Scotland

@Arakasi That's what I was after cheers.
   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Here's my proof pic and intentions. Blood Angels Judiciar and Primaris Chaplain. I plan to attempt NMM on the sword that isnt just my usual lightning strike type, crozius and gold trims will be a possibility too but lets see how i do with the sword first.
Not convinced i will be able to resist but also planning to paint these more as individual models than a batch. Will have to see how quickly boredom sets in as i wait for paint to dry.

And here's some progress, resisting the urge to start the chaplain so far.
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[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Change of plans.
Going to paint stuff from my advent calendar. Never painted any reaper bones before.

Going to do this marble.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

I'll be tying this month into my New Year New Army challenge and be painting up some Indomitus Necrons! I'll post a pic of my best 5 from 10 Warriors, the Warden and Reanimator.

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Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

I'm going to paint this lion, which is a TSR miniature from 1983 or 1984, from their Advanced Dungeons and Dragons - Conan boxed set. I've never painted a lion before? Maybe I'll try to do a blend. That would be new.


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Folkvang

Quick update. I haven't done WIP pictures in a while but I am actually very happy with this whole Zorn palete test. Will update later once it's done obvs
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