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Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

Nice entries guys, I'm especially loving that Valkyrie - very well weathered.

I'm calling my entry finished. I felt like I was cutting it a bit fine this month but I've finished with a few days to spare. I'm particularly pleased with this one - the Island of Blood High Elf Prince on Griffon, that's been sitting in my unpainted pile for the better part of a decade. It feels good to get it painted finally.













   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Nice, I like those feathers and the front leg skin. Also kinda wondering how you did the cat body, because I've been trying and failing to get that sorta style for my kitties for a while now.
   
Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

Vejut wrote:
Nice, I like those feathers and the front leg skin. Also kinda wondering how you did the cat body, because I've been trying and failing to get that sorta style for my kitties for a while now.

Thanks! The cat body was basecoated by airbrush with Vallejo Model Air Middlestone. I brush painted my shadows and highlights in a fairly loose, broad-strokes sort of manner, not perfectly blended, and also painted on the spots. Then I airbrushed another thin coat of VMA Middlestone over the top to achieve the blending.
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





Wow great stuff this month! Love that griffin- the feathers and spots look phenomenal, really brings it to life.

Not super happy with mine, but it is done enough for now! It was very fun to do a 1/72nd scale model again, and I wouldn't have done it except for this challenge! This is a really fun addition to my bolt action soviet force.

   
Made in de
Defending Guardian Defender






I'll not be able to complete my entry. Got some rl issues and just realized it's the last weekend of the month. However, really like this challenge and will try to do better next time. Quite some nice results so far. Keep it up everyone!
   
Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






I managed to finish my entry sooner than usual. I had quite fun painting the piranha. I bought some oil paints a while ago but I never
got to use them. I did the streaking effects with the oils and I'm quite happy how it turned out and I'll say they are very forgiving
in the way you apply them.

I always thought (don't know why) that decals are hard to use but on the contrary are quite easy. I did a mix of decals and freehand
red markings.



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Made in gb
[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

So I’ve finished the Thunderbolts, but these aren’t the final pics, because; a) I may have time to finish the Marauders before Tuesday and b) my computer is currently “attempting repairs” after I downloaded the main pictures of my camera. But iPhone photos as a progress update!




DS:80+S+GM+B+I+Pw40k08D+A++WD355R+T(M)DM+
 Zed wrote:
*All statements reflect my opinion at this moment. if some sort of pretty new model gets released (or if I change my mind at random) I reserve the right to jump on any bandwagon at will.
 
   
Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

Great work as always everyone. Finished my giant moth today so here's my final pics.
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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Well, dragon is done, or at least done enough. I may post better pics tomorrow, but for final pics for now below:



   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I finished my Suppressors finally. I'll put up some pics tomorrow.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in au
Basecoated Black






Melbourne, Australia

Wow, some fantastic stuff here.
I love your griffon rider, Bellerephon - I have one of those that has also been sitting there waiting for some love for years. You have done a great job!
Modock - a bit of a departure for you recently. The directional weathering is fantastic. Great painting as always from you.
I also love your dragon Vejut - every month I look forward to seeing the unique minis you bring to the table.
Jadenim - those flyers are great, look forward to seeing the others.
Can't wait for your suppressors either, Zerg.

Anyhow, life has been a right pain lately, with family crises and having to work through my lunchtimes (which is usually my only painting time). I had grand plans for this month to paint some Scourges for my Dark Eldar army but just have not had time to do anything. Instead, I am going to try to finish this TIE fighter by tomorrow! I have an idea that looks good in my head, but we'll have to see if it turns out in real life...
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Proof.

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Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
   
Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






 Chris56 wrote:

Modock - a bit of a departure for you recently. The directional weathering is fantastic. Great painting as always from you.

Thanks Chris.
It's like a breeze of fresh air painting something different and trying some new techniques, It always boosts my motivation and passion.



Anyhow, life has been a right pain lately, with family crises and having to work through my lunchtimes (which is usually my only painting time). I had grand plans for this month to paint some Scourges for my Dark Eldar army but just have not had time to do anything. Instead, I am going to try to finish this TIE fighter by tomorrow! I have an idea that looks good in my head, but we'll have to see if it turns out in real life...

Sorry to hear that, I hope everything goes well. Regarding your entry I'm sure it will look fantastic like it always does.
   
Made in gb
Angry Blood Angel Assault marine




Leeds UK

Entered my first in store painting competition today at one of my flgs. 4 hours to paint a random marine in store colours (yellow and purple). Only these paints to use.
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Administratum Grey
Dawnstone
Leadbelcher
Bugman's Glow
Ushabti Bone
White Scar
Ceramite White
Xereus Purple
Averland Sunset
Flash Gitz Yellow
Seraphim Sepia

It was a really fun challenge and I got third place with my quartered scheme! Really interesting how many different yellow and purple shades were created from the same list of paints.


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Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






Here are my final pics of the T-47, aka the Snowspeeder, from Star Wars Legion.














   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Absolutely lovely stuff. You can practically hear the John Williams! That fresh blaster mark is a great touch.

Paradigm's New Blog- 24/10: Justice League, Legion of Dooml

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

As promised, here are the final pics of my Dark Angels Suppressor squad:



They totally aren't compensating for anything with those big autocannons. Honest! I'm just glad to get done with these models. Getting them to stay on their flight stands was a royal pain in the ass. I'm fairly happy with how they turned out, although as usual for me the fairly subtle edge highlights are hard to see in the photos.

Some pretty cool stuff coming in from everyone else too. That T-47 Airspeeder from feltmonkey in particular is incredible! Gonna be a great month for voting!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in au
Dangerous Skeleton Captain






Here is my very late proof. I have actually been painting these guys for a week but never got round to putting up the entry.
A Ravening Direflock which counts as Necromunda Cawdor Sheen birds
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Proof


Nothing to see here, move along mortal.  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Trustworthy Shas'vre





Leicester

 Jadenim wrote:
So I’ve finished the Thunderbolts, but these aren’t the final pics, because; a) I may have time to finish the Marauders before Tuesday and b) my computer is currently “attempting repairs” after I downloaded the main pictures of my camera. But iPhone photos as a progress update!
Spoiler:





So the “attempted repairs” failed and my computer is as dead as a Norwegian Blue (at least for the next few days), so I’m afraid you’ll have to use those photos as my final ones

DS:80+S+GM+B+I+Pw40k08D+A++WD355R+T(M)DM+
 Zed wrote:
*All statements reflect my opinion at this moment. if some sort of pretty new model gets released (or if I change my mind at random) I reserve the right to jump on any bandwagon at will.
 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 Jadenim wrote:
 Jadenim wrote:
So I’ve finished the Thunderbolts, but these aren’t the final pics, because; a) I may have time to finish the Marauders before Tuesday and b) my computer is currently “attempting repairs” after I downloaded the main pictures of my camera. But iPhone photos as a progress update!
Spoiler:





So the “attempted repairs” failed and my computer is as dead as a Norwegian Blue (at least for the next few days), so I’m afraid you’ll have to use those photos as my final ones

It’s not dead it’s just resting

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Dangerous Skeleton Captain






And here is the final entry. I learned this month how much I dislike painting feathers. But pretty happy with the end result
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Nothing to see here, move along mortal.  
   
Made in au
Basecoated Black






Melbourne, Australia

Great colours, JustALittleOrkish - they look very cool.
I thing the edge highlights look good, Zerg, especially on the feet and lower legs.

@feltmonkey - that is one cool snowspeeder! I love the battle damage and the canopy panes on the cockpit, with the tiny cracks in the glass.

Anyhow, here is my TIE fighter - the colour scheme is based on an episode of the Disney cartoon - Rebels. It is not identical and very rushed but I'm pretty happy with it as an overnighter.
Hope everyone likes it and see you all next month!






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Skirr and Skiver, Fancyman of Cornwall and Best Friend of your Mother's. 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Hah, I was not expecting that!

Paradigm's New Blog- 24/10: Justice League, Legion of Dooml

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






Totally unexpected...very cool looking...Chris.
Feltmonkey - superbly painted and excellent photos.

Para can we have the voting for the next theme if I'm not asking too much?
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

No vote for the next month, it'll be the traditional annual Halloween round. So basically anything scary, spooky or otherwise frightening. Sorry, thought I'd mentioned that earlier in the month, but it seems I didn't.

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Paradigm's New Blog- 24/10: Justice League, Legion of Dooml

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in si
Camouflaged Zero






Oh, I forgot...cool thanks.
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






I need to paint a Land Raider for Armies on Parade next month, so I'm wracking my brains for some way to justify it as Halloween themed. I suppose a Land Raider would be terrifying in real life. I'm also planning on doing some freehand on it, and the prospect of trying that is filling me with a cold dread...

Thanks for the lovely feedback on my Snowspeeder, Para, Modock, and Chris. I went pretty route-one with it, a true to the movie look. Seeing Chris' psychedelic Tie Fighter makes me wish I'd broken out the fluorescent paints.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 feltmonkey wrote:
I need to paint a Land Raider for Armies on Parade next month, so I'm wracking my brains for some way to justify it as Halloween themed. I suppose a Land Raider would be terrifying in real life. I'm also planning on doing some freehand on it, and the prospect of trying that is filling me with a cold dread...

Thanks for the lovely feedback on my Snowspeeder, Para, Modock, and Chris. I went pretty route-one with it, a true to the movie look. Seeing Chris' psychedelic Tie Fighter makes me wish I'd broken out the fluorescent paints.

Paint the driver as Chevy Chase and do a Dark Angels vacation theme.....that’s scary

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot





Brookside Close

 Paradigm wrote:
No vote for the next month, it'll be the traditional annual Halloween round. So basically anything scary, spooky or otherwise frightening. Sorry, thought I'd mentioned that earlier in the month, but it seems I didn't.


That is perfect, have just the mini's for that

WIP - Blood angels Showcase
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 Rybrook wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
No vote for the next month, it'll be the traditional annual Halloween round. So basically anything scary, spooky or otherwise frightening. Sorry, thought I'd mentioned that earlier in the month, but it seems I didn't.


That is perfect, have just the mini's for that


Sitting outside Miniaturemarket’s brick and mortar store......not that I don’t have plenty of options in the pile already .

15minutes till they open .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

I'm waiting on my preferred bits retailer to finally restock GK marines so I can get my hands on a Warding Stave - then I can do my entry!

I'm celebrating 8 years on Dakka Dakka!
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