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Made in gb
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





UK

Welcome all to the 91st 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 'That's not a gun... THIS is a gun': Cannon to rocket launcher, catapult to orbital bombardment, sometimes bigger guns are just better. Your entry should feature miniatures bringing maximum firepower to the tabletop.



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



List of entrants:

KidCthulhu: Commissar with Lasgun
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theCrowe: Goblin DoomDiver

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Daia T'Nara: Chaos Obliterators
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Skinflint Games: Allied Sky Vessel "Dauntless"
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inmygravenimage: Skurge
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Lovejoy: Vindicator
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JoshInJapan: Jotuun Heavy Cannon
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Captain Brown: Escher Gunners

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Mr Nobody: Tau Hammerhead
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Pariah Press: Menfish
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Vejut: Animal Gunners
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Nevelon: Autarch
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SirOllox: Leman Russ tank
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Yo7: Master Chief
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Geifer Skurge:
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ZergSmasher: Space Wolves Redemptor Dreadnought:
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401st: World Eaters Kratos
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Jadenim: Fallen gunner
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Tallandra: Ravenwing Attack Bike
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Maharg: Iron Warriors Rapiers
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SirDonlad: Leman Russ tank
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Flinty: Spider mech
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Midget Gems: Ork Artillery
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CancelledApocalypse: Eldar Wraithlord
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This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2022/10/11 22:09:40


 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Going to try to get all these guys done, choose who looks best. Autarch with a reaper launcher (and/or fusion gun) 2 deathwatch frag cannons, and a pair of scouts, one with a HB, the other a sniper rifle bigger then he is.

Pretty impressive pile of guns.

   
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Mysterious Techpriest






Proof pic.
Spoiler:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte




England

Now I have to decide... some SM Devastators, an Ork cannon thingy, a Mars Alpha Leman Russ, or an SM Vindicator.
Or something else, if I get struck by inspiration between now and the weekend!
   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





Tangentville, New Jersey

Man, I got nuthin' for this round.

The best I can do is an OOP Commissar converted with a hellgun but that's hardly a "That's not a gun... THIS is a gun!" contender...


 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest






 KidCthulhu wrote:
Man, I got nuthin' for this round.

The best I can do is an OOP Commissar converted with a hellgun but that's hardly a "That's not a gun... THIS is a gun!" contender...


To be fair, the quote would still work if the gun is gold plated.

Golden Walther PPK is just as impressive as a desert eagle in .50AE to me anyway

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

We don’t gun shame here.

It’s all relative anyway. On a guardsman scale, a hellgun is pretty impressive. It’s not level cities in one volley impressive, and if we are lucky, we might get something on that scale this month. But still better then what the rank and file get.

The topic is a guideline to inspire, not a straightjacket.

   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

I will either do some Eldar heavy weapon swaps or five Eschers.



Cheers,

CB

   
Made in de
Stealthy Dark Angels Scout with Shotgun





Germany

Might use this opportunity to finally strip the paint off an old Vindicator I still have.
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Someone might want to tell my goblins that THIS isn’t a gun either.


   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Well, I'm still doing Skurge. There's a lot of guns in his stuff!

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.
2022 Painted model tally: 403 
   
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Powerful Ushbati






 inmygravenimage wrote:
Well, I'm still doing Skurge. There's a lot of guns in his stuff!


I'm still game. Dual wielding assault rifles is definitely in line with the gun theme.

Nehekhara lives! Sort of!
Why is the rum always gone? 
   
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Happy We Found Our Primarch





Bexhill-on-Sea

This might make me get a wiggle on and finally do my Kratos

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Geifer wrote:
 inmygravenimage wrote:
Well, I'm still doing Skurge. There's a lot of guns in his stuff!


I'm still game. Dual wielding assault rifles is definitely in line with the gun theme.

Exactly!

Behold! My Stuff!
There will be more guns, but had to get the moped on there.
   
Made in au
Been Around the Block





Sydney

Some combination of these loud noise enthusiasts:



L-R: second generation Obliterator; the first Havoc to hand when I wondered whether you could dual-wield heavy bolters (and then stuck another on his backpack for good measure); a first generation Obliterator; a Terminator with heavy flamer and v1 Cyclone launcher; and a Havoc who's too haughty to carry his/her/their own weapons and turned one of the Dark Acolyte's minions into a mobile missile platform so they could rain death on the enemy hands-free. So that's six miniatures in total (I assume it still counts as two even if they're on the same base), if I do finish painting all of them I'll just ditch one from the contest lineup. (Probably one of the Obliterators - let's be honest they look awful, I got them just for nostalgia and to have the 'history' lineup alongside the modern ones, and I haven't even got a great idea for how I'm going to paint them yet.)
   
Made in it
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

This is the biggest gun I could find:



The Jotunn Heavy Weapon Platform. It's too big for Deadzone, but gets an entry in the Forge Fathers list for Firefight.

Now showing even more Samurai from Steel Fist Miniatures!

Painting Total as of 11/23/2022: 109 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked carand a Big Gun and a Mech and an Eldritch Horror

Painting Total for 2021: 115 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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Leader of the Sept







@Daia - I love the guy toting 3 heavy bolters

Can you find a servo-skull somewhere with the wee bolt-pistol mouth? That would be the perfect finale


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

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest






Y-you're not going to open that blister pack, are you?


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 SirDonlad wrote:
Y-you're not going to open that blister pack, are you?



Blister packs yearn to be free! I’ve got a bunch of old ones in my PoS, been a while since I cracked one open.

   
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Using Inks and Washes





I feel both sides there, got a couple havocs and some warmaster blisters like that. Its cool packaging and they aren't making more, but they're cool models and I'd like to paint them up...

That said, going to try to do up a a fire support lance for battletech:

Firgure assault mechs with lots of large lasers and ACs probably count.
   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





Tangentville, New Jersey

Well since he's getting painted regardless, here's Commissar Copplestone. Imperial Guard Veteran with hellgun in the employ of Inquisitor Lorem Ipsum:



 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Some really great entries coming out here folks. I’m excited for this months challenge.

   
Made in au
Been Around the Block





Sydney

 Flinty wrote:
@Daia - I love the guy toting 3 heavy bolters

Can you find a servo-skull somewhere with the wee bolt-pistol mouth? That would be the perfect finale


Thanks! Sadly no - I don't think I've got any servo-skulls come to think of it. The third heavy bolter was kind of a fluke, I'd intended to do just the two, but when I was looking through my bits box for random parts to add a bit of decoration I noticed it (it's been sitting around all this time since I decided to go with the multi-melta on the 3rd edition box's Land Speeder) and thought, actually...

 SirDonlad wrote:
Y-you're not going to open that blister pack, are you?

I haven't yet - may not this month, since I've already got five minis, but eventually yeah. I get the nostalgia feels from it, but I'm more of an opener than collect-in-package (apart from the Tara action figure signed by Amber Benson, obviously. And the other one she signed. And the other one, and the other one), and ultimately I want that 'Obliterators throughout the ages' lineup on my shelf. I'll do it carefully though, and save the blister pack afterwards.
   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Redemptor Dreadnoughts carry big guns, so that'll be my entry for this month. I'll be painting it up in Space Wolves markings. Proof:

It's the Easy to Build model that was around a few years back; I took advantage of that model's lack of a rocket pod on top to add the Wulfen Dreadnought top piece from the SW Venerable Dread kit. I put a couple of other little decorative bits from that kit on as well just to give the otherwise fairly bland model some character. I'll have to accomplish the rest with paint and decals. Good luck to all in this month's challenge; it's a cool theme so let's get painting!

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: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been playing along at home; my entry will be the snipa boy from the new Octarius Kommandos kit. I figure he’s a good fit for the theme given that his gun is longer than he is tall and you have to either kick up his front foot on a bit of scenery or let the barrel hang over the edge of the base to keep it from dragging on the ground. Proof pic:

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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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Daia T'Nara wrote:
I'll do it carefully though, and save the blister pack afterwards.


At one point I was saving all the blister backers I had. Chucked them out a couple moves back.

Blister packs are great hobby assets. I feel sorry for people these days who don’t have a stockpile of old ones.

When I clip and build squads I line up 5 blisters and cut 5 at a time and make sure all the parts are separate, kept that way with everyone in their own blister. This way I can make sure extra bits and the like are spread evenly across the squad. When it comes time to remove mold lines, I dump the pile of parts onto the workbench, and once clean put them back in the blister. Sure, I could use a set of little bowls, but these were free with purchase for a long lime.

I use them to mix paints, and hold drops of water to thin paints. I used to use them to mix flock paste and hold loose flock to swish bases through (but actually bought better options)

I’ve cut up those foam backers to try a sponge camo technique. I have one I soak when working with decals to get them off their backers. I use them when I need to pack minis in larger compartments of my case. Before I got my KR, they were almost ALL I used when transporting minis. Plastic/cardboard card boxes, everything separated by backer foam.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






I was considering giving this month a miss and painting up more of my Warhammer Quest project... but I think I'm actually going to have a go at painting my fire dragon wraithlord as it has a really long fusion gun/lance thingy. Might paint up a melta marine to contrast gun sizes, or maybe some actual fire dragons. We'll see.
   
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Speed Drybrushing





Tangentville, New Jersey

I got a little paint on the Commissar...



I tried to paint him like the original 'eavy Metal scheme from an old WD, but replacing the red with purple, as that's his Inquisitor's accent color.

For reference, here are two other models from the same retinue:



Commissar Copplestone won't look as garish when he's in the finished squad.


 
   
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

Hi All

League table is updated

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/732117.page#9481149

Think im going to go big for this challenge and try a cool conversion, fiddling around with my bits hoard atm to see what I can make

   
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Fresh-Faced New User





Right, hear me out here.. I'm an idiot. My health sucks and I've had a project on my desk waiting to be painted. A 3d printed, 10 inch tall Master chief.. And it's all ready to go even though I stand no chance in Hell of getting it fully weathered and done.. Well he has a big gun right? About as big as a dreadnought last time I saw one of those. Might be the biggest gun on the table.

Oh did you miss the 6mm dwarf with the massive axe? Yea.. you did. He's tiny! Well he's the dwarf of shame. I refuse to not submit anything this month. If I can't finish Chief I will paint that dwarf. He is the dwarf of shame, a 10 minute paint job of disgrace for failing to submit a model. May he stay unpainted.. but I'd bet on him..
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