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Made in gb
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

Welcome all to the 85th 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. March marks the beginning of the 2022-23 League rotation, so all scores are back to level and there's everything to play for over the next 12 months!

This month, as is traditional, we're kicking off with the theme Space Marines! Whether it's the clean and colourful good ones or the spiky, angry bad ones, the new-fangled big lads or the old-school but comparatively tiny ones, or even those action figures they do now, if it's a Space Marine, it's good to go! But that's not all; for those without any of the Emperor's Finest (or their villainous counterparts) kicking around, you've still got options. A tyranid whose base is covered in bits of dead Marine, or an Ork showing off some looted Astartes armour, that's good too. Finally, for those not of a Warhammery persuasion, anything that fits the literal defenition (ie. a ship-based soldier in space), whether its from Infinity or Alien, will fit the bill here if you think it does!


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



List of entrants:

vejut: Andromedan Ranger
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lifeafter: Imperial Fists Assault Intercessor
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Mothsniper: Mouse Marines
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JoshinJapan: Martians
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Geifer: Imperial Fist Marine
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theCrowe: Iron Warrior Amputee
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KidCthulhu:
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Captain Brown: Dire Avengers
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ZergSmasher: Sergeant Castus
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TooFast: Black Templars Apothecary
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Aelyn: Warpsmith
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Flinty: Mass Effect crew
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youwashock: Emperor's Champion
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Nevelon: Ultramarine Assault Intercessors
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Maharg: Deathwing Terminator
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viterbi: Terminator
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Tallandra: Primaris Infiltrators
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Peterhausenn: Death Guard Terminators
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monkeytroll :The Outer Systems Marine Corps LRE 'Flying Without Feathers'
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MobileSuitRandom: Kyria Draxus
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DJJazzyJeff: Librarian and Apprentice
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Turaxa: Ultramarines Sergeant
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Pariah Press: Brother Artemis
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[url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/1137164-Brother%20Artemis%204.html]


DV8: Hulkbuster
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Jadenim: Aliens APC
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Midget Gems: Knights Sanguine Veterans
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TheLastTemplar: Black Templar Reivers
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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



In a shock to everyone, I’ll be painting some more Ultras for this one. Assault Intercessors this time.

Let’s have another great year everyone!

   
Made in be
Jealous that Horus is Warmaster






Brussels, Belgium

I'll enter those flamer-dudes for this month, they will be in imperial fist livery for my alpha legion army...


Work in progress p&m blog :
United Colors of Chaos , Relating my ongoing battle with grey plastic...
2022 hobby running tally: bought: 71, built: 45, painted: 17, games played: 3
10000pts 4000pts 5000pts 1500pts  
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

I will continue my annual protest by doing Eldar. I believe I have run out of Marine bits to do dead Marines on the bases.

Pictures of bare models to follow.

Cheers,

CB

PS:

Primed models - old and new.


These three were made from scrap bits left over in a bag lot of spares that came off the eBay purchase to get metal Shining Spear parts (eight bodies mutated by too much glue to make these three).

Although I also have a model of the month Dire Avenger...now where did it go?

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Made in eu
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

The finest warriors, far beyond the mere grunts that surround them? Check.
Spearhead of the invasion, taking on the toughest foes? Check.
Devoted to their Emperor? Check.
Armed and armored with the finest equipment Mars has to offer? Check.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you:



Five Martian Marines, from the now-defunct Mars Attacks! game.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

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 be
Jealous that Horus is Warmaster






Brussels, Belgium

Starting with testing the yellow... looking forward to the result...


Work in progress p&m blog :
United Colors of Chaos , Relating my ongoing battle with grey plastic...
2022 hobby running tally: bought: 71, built: 45, painted: 17, games played: 3
10000pts 4000pts 5000pts 1500pts  
   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





Going to do this Reaper andromedean female hunter. Proof (forgot until I had already started the gun stock):


And after three hours at paint night, finished:




Probably will go back and take better pictures, the blue tablecloth wasn't nice to this mini, but they'll do for now.
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard






Mouse marines
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Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Been looking forward to this one! I'll be entering Sergeant Castus, an exclusive model from last year for larger purchases on GW's website. Here's the proof:

The scenic base will make this a nice little vignette; I'll be painting the Marine as a Blood Raven. Good luck to all this month!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 29 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in us
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

In a departure from my usual Oldhammer nonsense, I'll paint Watch Captain Artemis this month.


"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Pariah Press wrote:
In a departure from my usual Oldhammer nonsense, I'll paint Watch Captain Artemis this month.



No Oldhammer? I was looking forward to something old and weird to make me feel young. At least Captain Brown is entering something Eldar-y.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

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 us
Using Inks and Washes





 Mothsniper wrote:
Mouse marines


Woo! Mouse marines! That was my backup idea, they're suck fun little guys.
   
Made in us
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

 JoshInJapan wrote:
 Pariah Press wrote:
In a departure from my usual Oldhammer nonsense, I'll paint Watch Captain Artemis this month.



No Oldhammer? I was looking forward to something old and weird to make me feel young. At least Captain Brown is entering something Eldar-y.


I considered painting the Christmas Marines, but it felt weird to paint them in March.

"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Cloud City, Bespin

I'm in with these bikes,
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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 gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Hmmm. Maybe I should’ve seen this coming and not painted my one and only unpainted space marines squad in February. I suppose I still have two terminators left that didn’t make it into the five for feb. I may as well do them to match this month or they’ll suffer another decade in the pile.

Or I could find the very worst eBay rescue shelter marine and give him a new home…

   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 theCrowe wrote:


Or I could find the very worst eBay rescue shelter marine and give him a new home…


I vote for this option.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

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 us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 theCrowe wrote:
Hmmm. Maybe I should’ve seen this coming and not painted my one and only unpainted space marines squad in February. I suppose I still have two terminators left that didn’t make it into the five for feb. I may as well do them to match this month or they’ll suffer another decade in the pile.

Or I could find the very worst eBay rescue shelter marine and give him a new home…


Why not both?

   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





Tangentville, New Jersey

So painting Eldar in protest is a thing? Hmmm, I have a metal Guardian with a power sword I never got around to...


 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran






Would painting a Stormtrooper be in theme or in protest?

I mean, they're not Space Marines, but they are kinda like the Marine Corps of the Imperial Army.
   
Made in us
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

You mean like from Star Wars? Definitely qualify as space marines, IMO.

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"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User




i have no space marine models or anything space soldier/space marine related (not even bits). but, i do have a few Dark Eldar models. would it be alright if i join this Eldar protest?

ed: Eldar, not Elder protest.

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 Pariah Press wrote:
You mean like from Star Wars? Definitely qualify as space marines, IMO.


I mean like Kasrkin, Inq Stormies, and Beret Troopers.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
To be honest, I hadn't even considered it being taken as a reference to Star Wars, though I do see where the misunderstanding came from as I used the original name while thinking about the Beret Troopers and even older Heavy Troopers.

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Made in us
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

Well, I entered Arbites last year, so I won't judge (heh!) you!

"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
Made in de
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker






Yeah in the end it depends on your interpretation of what a Space Marine is or isn't, and then it's up to the 'voters' if they find your interpretation convincing

~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





I'll try this one out: Shipment #1 of Imperium (US)
A good excuse to make a custom chapter, inspired in part by the Ninja Turtle Marines, we have the Fangs of the Emperor!



Yeah there going to be Cobra colored
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Gonna paint some terminators. 4 from the Space Marine Heroes and one old bugger to fill out the squad.

   
Made in jp
Regular Dakkanaut






Going to try this again with more terminators, except this time they will be of the Deathshroud variety.

   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

So I found that other plastic Dire Avenger. So this photo will combine all the figures (although I will only enter 5 when finished, I want to complete them all).



Cheers,

CB

   
Made in gb
Leader of the Sept







Isn't that rightmost Avenger a little short to be a stormtrooper?

Is it actually a different model, or is it just the stance?

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

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Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Dakka Veteran






 Flinty wrote:
Isn't that rightmost Avenger a little short to be a stormtrooper?

Is it actually a different model, or is it just the stance?


That looks like an older model to me. Probably the previous metal sculpt, though whether it's actually metal or just finecast idk. I'm not nearly as familiar with the middling Eldar range as I am Imperial and RT models.
   
 
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