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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Welcome all to the 82nd 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 favorite pieces, and those votes go towards an annual overall League that runs for 12 rounds, ending in February next year.

This month is our open round. Paint whatever hobby related thing you want. It’s a busy month, so take what time you can to fit in what you are able. Or use the open nature to help make your year-end goals. Just have fun, get something out of the Pile of Shame, practice you skills, and have a great month.

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 1st January. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days. I’m just going to add that extra day on now, instead of waiting for someone to request extra time. Celebrate the new year by relaxing, and not trying to get the last detail painted before the ball drops.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
My entry:
Spoiler:


These 3 guys are the final part needed to fill out my primaris demi-co. Goal is to get that done by the end of the year. Full company will be another 2 years probably.

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Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Ah, always looking for this round! So many interesting entries every time.

I'll most likely take part with this.
It's yet another buggy, but this challenge keeps me motivated on finishing it.

Scratchbuilt Kustom Boosta Blasta, using a 1934 Chevrolet 5 Window coupe body as inspiration.
Proof:


Might change my entry later, not sure. I'll at least try to get it finished.

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Gonna stay with MCP and try these three. Kingpin will get the Spider-verse look.
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Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

I will enter some more metal Necromunda, or old metal Sisters, or some old metal Eldar. Just need to decide which of the three I am most interested in finishing next.

Cheers,

CB

PS: So based on the fact I have only been painting a few figures this month, my entry is going to be old metal Confrontation Ash Wastes gangers and Necromunda Scavvies.

Spoiler:


PPS: I seem to have not taken a photo right after priming, but you can see they are just started and have tons of work left on them.

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53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures 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+  
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Open? I might throw in on this round

I'm doing a Traitor Marine Kill Team with 3 Marines and 8 Cultists. Given model limit here I will restrict my entry to the three Marines.

Here's the Group Shot: (ignore the mass of craptachan-future-cultists)

(@wildbilbo is my tag on the discord channel and twitter)

The models will be:
Icon Bearer (my Master of Possession will be slumming it to fit this role)


Aspiring Champion (I somehow have 2/3rds of a StormCast model that I might as well use for something!)


And Heavy Bolter Gunner:


Cheers
KT



   
Made in us
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Folkvang

Well I had something to paint and now I'm scratching that idea and kitbashing a new idea so forgive me while I put my boot up my own @$$.

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Regular Dakkanaut






big bobby this month

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Oh, so many great entries already. Standing out in this round will be difficult but I’ll enter something... just not sure what yet.

   
Made in de
Emboldened Warlock






I'll be painting Yndrasta! Mostly excited about doing a large swamp base at the moment, less excited about subassemblies, tho


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Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Here's my proof pic, super mutant behemoth from fallout wasteland warfare.
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Made in us
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Folkvang

Got a couple bits that failed last print but I'll show you the most important part until the new print (hopefully) works.

The warhammer conversion you neither asked for nor wanted.
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

*sigh*
Maybe, just maybe, I'll have the gumption to actually finish something for one of these this time around. Having to paint a bunch of Sisters for a tournament army, and do it under massive time pressure, really took the wind out of my sails for a long while as far as painting. Worst burnout I've ever really felt.

Anyways, here's my planned entry and proof pic for this month:

These are 3D printed models from a patreon I'm subscribed to; his last three months of models in his Sci-fi category have had the theme of "Dark Space Elf Nippon", which is basically Japanese-themed Drukhari. These are the Archon, Succubus (which was the "pinup" model for the month of October) and Haemonculus from the range. This will be the first time I've actually painted something that I 3D printed.

For those who are curious, the artist is Ghamak. Here's a link to his MyMiniFactory page if you're curious about his work: https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Ghamak

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 2020: 47 | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Current main painting project: Sisters of Battle
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in gb
Thane of Dol Guldur





Bodt

I'm going to enter some kingdom death this month. 54mm death armour pinup
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Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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Made in us
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Folkvang

 ZergSmasher wrote:
*sigh*
Maybe, just maybe, I'll have the gumption to actually finish something for one of these this time around. Having to paint a bunch of Sisters for a tournament army, and do it under massive time pressure, really took the wind out of my sails for a long while as far as painting. Worst burnout I've ever really felt.

Anyways, here's my planned entry and proof pic for this month:

These are 3D printed models from a patreon I'm subscribed to; his last three months of models in his Sci-fi category have had the theme of "Dark Space Elf Nippon", which is basically Japanese-themed Drukhari. These are the Archon, Succubus (which was the "pinup" model for the month of October) and Haemonculus from the range. This will be the first time I've actually painted something that I 3D printed.

For those who are curious, the artist is Ghamak. Here's a link to his MyMiniFactory page if you're curious about his work: https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Ghamak


I am familiar with this actually. Both the burn out and the miniature line. My two cents, you don't have to finish every month at the top. Just do as much as you feel you can or want to. Even if it's just battle ready. We all have our weeks/months where we just can't. Except dv8 cuz he's a God. But us mortals just gotta give ourselves some slack. You're awesome!

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Cloud City, Bespin

I will have me a try at large scale
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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?
 DV8 wrote:
Blood Angels Furioso Dreadnought should also be double-fisted.
 
   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

It has been surprisingly difficult trying to decide on my entry for this month, but I'm pretty sure it'll be these fellows:



From left to right: Alpha Simian, Synechdote, and Skaratron. All three are Giants for Dreadball Ultimate and/or Xtreme, but also appear in Deadzone, which has been getting a lot of play in chez JiJ recently.

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut





 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
I'm going to enter some kingdom death this month. 54mm death armour pinup


Hmm, reminds me of Lady Death a comic character from the 90s.
   
Made in us
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

I'll be painting an Astropathic Choir. I believe this is every Citadel astropath ever made!


"Calgar hates Tyranids."

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Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

If I get a anything painted this month it’ll most likely be a selection of these lot.

More home-brewed antro-animals from me again, and most likely including this one so I’ll be sure to make a proper effort on her.

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

It's been a while, but if I put any colour down this month it'll likely be on these two drone thingies...






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 gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Leeds UK

Bit of progress on the behemoth, loving working on something pretty big but also mostly organic.
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Flashy Flashgitz






I'm in. I only remembered to take a fresh proof pic after having painted the ork's skin green, I hope that's okay.

Real life continues to get realer, and it's starting to cramp the style of this fantasy life I've been cultivating for as long as I've been alive. I'm going to try to batch paint all six minis, with the goal of having them all affixed to last month's Squighogs, but depending on how hectic December gets, I may whittle down the scope of what I attempt to get across the finish line. One ork rider at the very least.

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.  
   
Made in no
Longtime Dakkanaut







Edit*

got no will to do hobby at the time, it`s been sitting on my desk for 16 days and i simply dont want to do anything hobby related.
withdrawing from the comp.

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Collects: Wild West Exodus, SW Armada/Legion. Adeptus Titanicus, Dust1947. 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






It's just as well this is the open round, since this entry requires a little explanation: 2020 was the 40th and 45th anniversaries, respectively, of the Gundam and Hello Kitty franchises. As part of the commemoration, Bandai released a couple of kits which let you build a chibi gundam mecha and a little model Hello Kitty. They also contained parts to headswap the two models, resulting in a mecha-kitty as seen on the instruction manual below. I'm going to be kitbashing this anniversary kit slightly so that it's less 'gundam cosplay Kitty' and more 'retro sci-fi Kitty'.


   
Made in us
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Folkvang

 Turaxa wrote:
It's just as well this is the open round, since this entry requires a little explanation: 2020 was the 40th and 45th anniversaries, respectively, of the Gundam and Hello Kitty franchises. As part of the commemoration, Bandai released a couple of kits which let you build a chibi gundam mecha and a little model Hello Kitty. They also contained parts to headswap the two models, resulting in a mecha-kitty as seen on the instruction manual below. I'm going to be kitbashing this anniversary kit slightly so that it's less 'gundam cosplay Kitty' and more 'retro sci-fi Kitty'.



omg what is this and where do I buy it????!!!!

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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Turaxa wrote:
It's just as well this is the open round, since this entry requires a little explanation: 2020 was the 40th and 45th anniversaries, respectively, of the Gundam and Hello Kitty franchises. As part of the commemoration, Bandai released a couple of kits which let you build a chibi gundam mecha and a little model Hello Kitty. They also contained parts to headswap the two models, resulting in a mecha-kitty as seen on the instruction manual below. I'm going to be kitbashing this anniversary kit slightly so that it's less 'gundam cosplay Kitty' and more 'retro sci-fi Kitty'.



After seeing this, I did a quick Google search, and boy oh boy are there a lot of Gundam/Kitty crossover models/figures.

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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WIP



   
Made in gb
Leader of the Sept







That face is amazingly well painted. The skin tones amd beard shadow are amazing. It also looks quite a lot like Will Ferrell

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
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Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

That is a fantastic face, excellent work!

Mind was already blown by the Gundam Kitty, then that

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 de
Emboldened Warlock






Heh, this is going to be a good round!!

 Flinty wrote:
That face is amazingly well painted. The skin tones amd beard shadow are amazing. It also looks quite a lot like Will Ferrell


Thanks, now I'm picturing an earnest Ultramarines war drama by some indie director with Ferrell as Robby, and maybe Woody Harrelson as Calgar? Yeah ... I'd actually watch this.

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