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Made in gb
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

Welcome all to the 90th 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.

This month, the theme is A Helping Hand: Not every battle is won on the front line with blade and bullet, and no army can function without its support elements. Whether medics or engineers, planners or propagandists, your entry should feature models that act as force multipliers on or off the battlefield, rather than direct combatants.



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 June and will end at midnight BST on 30th June. After this, I shall compile the finished entries into a new thread, and voting will run for 5 days.



List of entrants:

Daia T'NaraL Warpsmith and Servitor
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Captain Brown: Eldar Vyper
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FrozenDwarf: Mechanic
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theCrowe: Photo Reconnisance Aircraft
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Here we have my selection of WW2 PR aircraft. I’ll tell a bit about each as we go along, just cause… you know, history.














MrNobody: Tau Pathfinder
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Ghost_Hedgehog: Crawling Claw
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inmygravenimage: Sci-fi Civilians
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Geifer: Imperial Droids and Comm Specialists
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CancelledApocalypse: Eldar Spiritseer and Guardian
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Lovej: Regimental Advisors
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Jadenim: Bishop
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KidCthulhu: Inqusitorial Retinue
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Nevelon: Primaris Techmarine
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JoshInJapan: Ashigaru Ammo Carriers
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Yo7: Orc Drummer
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Boringstuff: Rapier Weapon Platform
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401st: World Eaters Apothecary
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kurhanik: Ork Kommandos
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Tallandra: Techmarine
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Gulgog TufToof: Ork Comm Boy
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Vejut: Animal Adventurers
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Pariah Press: Electro-maester
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ZergSmasher: Wood Elf Banner Bearer
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Midget Gems:Ork Mek
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Midget Gems Jr (6 yrs): Wood Elf and Stag
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Midget Gems Jr Jr (4 yrs): Witch Elf
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Maharg:Techmarine and an Apothecary
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Viterbi: Biophagus
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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

After a couple of months of Mantic SF, it's time for a break. I'll be painting these ashigaru ammo carriers (along with a rifleman that came in the set) from the Perry Miniatures samurai line:


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



Primaris techmarine this month from me.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

5 of these Core Space dudes, I think

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

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
[b]2022 Painted model tally: 354] 
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

I've got a set of townsfolk for Burrows & Badgers that are perfect for this... or at least, they would be, if I hadn't painted them all a couple of months ago.

So, I reckon I'll pop open a blister of Regimental Advisors instead!



cheers
Michael
   
Made in au
Been Around the Block





Sydney

It's actually a stroke of luck that Sister's eligible - I spent a while some time ago putting together her 'icon of Slaanesh' (okay technically it's a corpse, the important thing is it's inspiring), sprayed her, put on the contrast paint for the armour, then realised I'd forgotten to attach a left arm, and hastily reached for one of the random tentacles I make out of leftover milliput whenever I'm using it because I always accidentally make more than I need, then the Helping Hand topic showed up in the poll and I realised using the tentacle meant she didn't have an actual weapon, so I gave her a fresh coat of primer and left her alone until now. Alongside her, the servitor which was my original idea for this month when I saw the poll (I've had this utterly tasteless idea for him for a while, doing it for the contest will just let me pretend it's not entirely my fault I thought of it), and on a whim I picked up the dark techpriest thing, I'll replace his pistol with something more utilitarian. While I was at the shop I also asked them to order in a Sister Dialogus, which I don't have a solid plan for but I'm sure I'll think of something to do with or to her, I'll take a proof of her when she arrives.
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

 Lovejoy wrote:
I've got a set of townsfolk for Burrows & Badgers that are perfect for this... or at least, they would be, if I hadn't painted them all a couple of months ago.


I’ve done that a couple of times this year too! It’s a bit frustrating at times but then again the randomness sometimes pushes us in unexpected directions toward pretty positive results. Looking forward to seeing your advisors painted.

For my entry it’ll be a long delayed return to 1:300 scale WW2 aircraft. Looking at Photo Recon planes.

Couple of planes here with a base coat already, hope that’s ok.
I’ll see how many of these I get done before the end of the month. I might even get a bit of the history written up to go alongside too.

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Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Oh, man, I love the different ways this is getting interpreted. I think I've settled on the TV crew from Core Space First Born. Reportage, baby!

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

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
[b]2022 Painted model tally: 354] 
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

 theCrowe wrote:
I’ve done that a couple of times this year too! It’s a bit frustrating at times but then again the randomness sometimes pushes us in unexpected directions toward pretty positive results.

Yep, got to agree there - I'd probably have never gotten around to painting these Regimental Advisors without this challenge.
It's good to get forced out of my comfort zone now and again...


Anyway - the blister's now open, and the casts are... really not good. The artillery bloke's pretty clean, but he's not really that interesting.
The other two have lots of mould slip, and a few areas where the mould has torn. They aren't paintable as they are, unfortunately. So I'm going to dig out the Greenstuff and do a bit of remedial converting.

If they look good after that, I'll paint them. If they don't, I'll pretend I never planned to paint them anyway, and do an Enginseer or something instead.
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Remedial converting? Like giving them a full Northymbran makeover and producing some royal advisors from the court of Othyr?

   
Made in be
Jealous that Horus is Warmaster






Brussels, Belgium

My entry: a trio of legion apothecaries.




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  
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






I'm probably going to do what I originally intended last month and paint my wraithlord and spiritseer. More for the spiritseer, who is the one who guides the wraith constructs.

Either that, or I have a 30k apothecary that I've been meaning to paint for a very special kill team...
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

When you need that one last wound applied to a large enemy...you call on the helping hand of the Vyper to finish the job.



Cheers,

CB

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Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

 theCrowe wrote:
Remedial converting? Like giving them a full Northymbran makeover and producing some royal advisors from the court of Othyr?

That would be cool - but then, I'd want to get them cast, so it'd be months before I could paint them!

 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





London

Flag and Trombone!

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Using Inks and Washes





Also getting back to my usual, in this case also burrows and badgers:

May do the two to the left as a pub couple, or the right as the necromancer for my budding skeleton horde, or maybe both if I decide the necromancer is a regular.
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






I’m in. Need a helping hand? Call for reinforcements, or perhaps an aerial bombardment?
I’m going to focus on the comms boy since he fits the theme, but I like the cadence of painting two minis at a time so hopefully I’ll get ‘em both done in time.
Proof:

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

I'll be painting this Lecro-Maester this month.


"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
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Excited About the Great Crusade





Bexhill-on-Sea

I am elbow deep in World Eaters so I might as well add these to the mix:

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

A little progress

I've narrowed it down to the front row, I think. The alien prospector has 3 hands AND all the ones on its rig, so that's a... Helping hand. Stilts, the droid, is offering a hand... You get the idea

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

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
[b]2022 Painted model tally: 354] 
   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





Some progress. Turns out that wasn't a robe that bat had on, just a hood though, so probably not going to end up in my undead army. Still a cool model though!
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight






Not sure what I want to do yet, thinking either an officer for a guard army, a commissar or two, or a few Artel W ork kommandoz. I figure all 3 fit itne category, either leadership role, morale officer role, or saboteurs.

The Orks are actually primed already, so leaning towards them, but still on the deciding phase of this.



   
Made in de
Powerful Ushbati






I've had these squad attachments for my Imperials sitting around in the back of my queue for about two years. May be worth finally putting some paint on. May be subject to change. I'm not sure what mood I'm in, really.


Nehekhara lives! Sort of!
Why is the rum always gone? 
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

Vejut wrote:
Also getting back to my usual, in this case also burrows and badgers:

Well that pretty much guarantees you a vote from me, but I'm biased!

Anyway, I've managed to fix up the dodgy bits on the Regimental Advisor castings, and knocked up a couple of cyberskulls to go with them:







I'm still not sure whether to do these or not... I'm tempted to paint a Space Marine Drop-pod, for some reason!

cheers
Michael

 
   
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Using Inks and Washes





I dunno, I think that mole just looks so happy to be included it'd be a shame to leave them out...
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight






Decided to go with the Kommandos, largely because they give a bit more freedom to go a bit wild with the schemes. Plus, I have never painted an Ork before, so taking the chance to test out several different Ork flesh paints. Got one base coated in Waagh Flesh, and another is Army Painter's Greenskin, and the third one I'm going to test whatever the Ork Flesh Speedpaint is called.

Still very much a work in progress obviously but I figured I should denote what I picked from the group before showing the final product later in the month. Goal is to do 3 of them, but if I finish early I might try to do more.


   
Made in gb
Excited About the Great Crusade





Bexhill-on-Sea

I got the base colours onto my Apothecaries yesterday (alongside about 50 World Eaters). Time to start some details.

   
Made in au
Been Around the Block





Sydney

Done! I actually intended for the chaos icon sister to be this month's thing, but as soon as I got the Warpsmith out of his box he took over - something new, versus just another chaos sister (I'll get around to her eventually); I did think about waiting for her to be finished as well and making them a group entry, but a) aside from being in the same army she doesn't really have anything to do with this guy, so the relation seemed kind of tenuous, and b) I'm impatient. So may I present the Fleshsmith, who turns out is a character I dreamed up decades ago (I didn't have that in mind when I got the miniature, it was just 'this guy's a non-combat helper, why not?') - thought he'd been killed off, and to be fair he was, but Syl reanimated him to look after the machine shop, much to his irritation (being killed was his plan, long story - also in lieu of his old machine parts, which Syl couldn't be bothered finding, all those tendrils and stuff are made out of his actual body, which is agony for the poor guy). I don't plan these things, lore just kind of shows up while I'm painting, like the bit of my brain not directing the hands gets bored and starts inventing things on its own.

And then there's the Slaaneshi servitor, which I feel like I ought to apologise for - okay look if there's any kids in the audience, he swings that arm around and punches enemies with it, okay? Sigh. I'm not proud of this, it's just, once the idea popped into my head, I had to go for it. Be grateful I can't sculpt and just had to source the 'attachment' out of whatever was lying around the bits box.



Behind the spoiler just so's not to clutter up the place, just some more angles on the Fleshsmith, who I'm pretty proud of despite, as always, zooming in with the camera revealing how much of an actual mess I'm making when my own ageing eyes have convinced me I'm laying down some really smooth edge highlights.

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Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Fleshy. Nice and saucy. Looks great.

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

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
[b]2022 Painted model tally: 354] 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User





 Lovejoy wrote:
Vejut wrote:
Also getting back to my usual, in this case also burrows and badgers:

Well that pretty much guarantees you a vote from me, but I'm biased!

Anyway, I've managed to fix up the dodgy bits on the Regimental Advisor castings, and knocked up a couple of cyberskulls to go with them:







I'm still not sure whether to do these or not... I'm tempted to paint a Space Marine Drop-pod, for some reason!

cheers
Michael

You sculpted half a mini there and a cool mole! Most people's idea of patching things up isn't a great conversion like that. Can't wait to see how the mole turns out. Hopefully with glowing eyes since psychic moles are the best kind of moles.

Attached my entry this month. A mantic orc drummer. Only noticed the line down his face once photoed so I fixed that and he's ready for some speed paint shortly. He's got a cool bone drum stick if that even counts as a weapon.. not sure he could drum with the 8 foot tall axes and tank cannons floating around in the thread... Some of those minis might need a helping hand carrying those things!
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