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DJ JazzyJeff:

Loving the squad, in particular the Hulk Hogan lookalike!
   
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Colorado, USA

XvArcanevX wrote:
DJ JazzyJeff:

Loving the squad, in particular the Hulk Hogan lookalike!


That's exactly who I was going for.

   
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Pewling Menial






Tiny Predators are ready, my first entry ever in this contest







   
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Northern Ireland

Hooray ! Welcome to the party Halferz

   
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The Marine Standing Behind Marneus Calgar





Upstate, New York

Lot of nice work everyone! If you are not panicking about the deadline, you might want to start soonish, or just procrastinate. Your call. Remember next month is spooky time. You should know the drill, but feel free to ask any questions.

If people do need a little extension on this month just give a shout.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nevelon,

Rushing to finish the two old metal Death Jesters in time.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Using Inks and Washes





Tangentville, New Jersey

@Halfling84: those little predators are adorable! Excellent paintjob on them. And this is coming from someone who hates Marines and has no interest in any scale smaller than 20mm.


 
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Here are my final photos of the Ogre Chieftains:






Now showing Amazons from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 1/23/2024: 12 plus a set of modular spaceship terrain

Painting total for 2023: 79 plus 28 Battlemechs and a Dragon-Balrog

 
   
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Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

Those ogres look terrific, JoshInJapan! They’ve got a frost giant look about them.

"Calgar hates Tyranids."

Your #1 Fan  
   
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JoshinJapan:

Liking those ogres a lot. Really subtle colors, kind of autumnal; subdued but very effective.

The work on the cloth is really nice too. Cool models.
   
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Japan

Pariah Press wrote:Those ogres look terrific, JoshInJapan! They’ve got a frost giant look about them.


Thanks! Living where I do, ogres (oni) are either red or blue, and I went with blue.

XvArcanevX wrote:JoshinJapan:

Liking those ogres a lot. Really subtle colors, kind of autumnal; subdued but very effective.

The work on the cloth is really nice too. Cool models.


Thanks! I tried to keep all the models in this set low-tech, as it were, with natural fibers rather than any colorful dyes.

Now showing Amazons from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 1/23/2024: 12 plus a set of modular spaceship terrain

Painting total for 2023: 79 plus 28 Battlemechs and a Dragon-Balrog

 
   
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 Midget Gems wrote:
painting_jon wrote:
Lorgar, Primarch of the Word Bearers done.


Nice work, very cool entry

Thank you! It turned out much better than I expected.

 Nevelon wrote:
Lot of nice work everyone! If you are not panicking about the deadline, you might want to start soonish, or just procrastinate. Your call. Remember next month is spooky time. You should know the drill, but feel free to ask any questions.

If people do need a little extension on this month just give a shout.

Are there extra requirements for the halloween painting challenge? There was a post about getting started on modelling a bit earlier in this thread... Is it required to model custom stuff? Sorry if the questions are silly, but based on the wording it seems like there's something extra happening outside of the "paint up to 5 models and take 6 pictures".
   
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Colorado, USA

painting_jon wrote:

Are there extra requirements for the halloween painting challenge? There was a post about getting started on modelling a bit earlier in this thread... Is it required to model custom stuff? Sorry if the questions are silly, but based on the wording it seems like there's something extra happening outside of the "paint up to 5 models and take 6 pictures".


No, no extra requirements. Due to the extra work involved with custom sculpting or kit bashing, there is often a bit of leeway to begin before the month in question.
The model(s) should be unpainted at the start of the month (primer or one color base coats aside). Assembly, customization, and sculpting don't count toward the one month painting challenge requirements.

Spooky models and Halloween in general tend to be favored by people who share many of the interests that Nerd-Folk often enjoy. If you sense a greater feeling of excitement than usual, it is likely due to that effect.

   
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Upstate, New York

 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
painting_jon wrote:

Are there extra requirements for the halloween painting challenge? There was a post about getting started on modelling a bit earlier in this thread... Is it required to model custom stuff? Sorry if the questions are silly, but based on the wording it seems like there's something extra happening outside of the "paint up to 5 models and take 6 pictures".


No, no extra requirements. Due to the extra work involved with custom sculpting or kit bashing, there is often a bit of leeway to begin before the month in question.
The model(s) should be unpainted at the start of the month (primer or one color base coats aside). Assembly, customization, and sculpting don't count toward the one month painting challenge requirements.

Spooky models and Halloween in general tend to be favored by people who share many of the interests that Nerd-Folk often enjoy. If you sense a greater feeling of excitement than usual, it is likely due to that effect.



This.

It’s not different then other months besides being a set theme every year. (alongside “Space Marines” in March and the December “Open Round”) Normally we have a vote about a week before the end of the month for the next month’s topic, but since we don’t have that prior to the fixed topic months I like to point it out. I know personally it’s a great reminder that the month is almost over and I need to finish what I’m working on.

And like IRL, some people go all out for Halloween here in the painting challenge.

I’m probably going to end up painting some of the baddies from the Cursed City box this year. Never got around to cleaning up the last of the nighthaunt from the Soul Wars box. Need to polish those off and get them out of the Pile of Shame
   
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DJJazzyJeff wrote:
No, no extra requirements. Due to the extra work involved with custom sculpting or kit bashing, there is often a bit of leeway to begin before the month in question.
The model(s) should be unpainted at the start of the month (primer or one color base coats aside). Assembly, customization, and sculpting don't count toward the one month painting challenge requirements.

Spooky models and Halloween in general tend to be favored by people who share many of the interests that Nerd-Folk often enjoy. If you sense a greater feeling of excitement than usual, it is likely due to that effect.


Nevelon wrote:This.

It’s not different then other months besides being a set theme every year. (alongside “Space Marines” in March and the December “Open Round”) Normally we have a vote about a week before the end of the month for the next month’s topic, but since we don’t have that prior to the fixed topic months I like to point it out. I know personally it’s a great reminder that the month is almost over and I need to finish what I’m working on.

And like IRL, some people go all out for Halloween here in the painting challenge.

I’m probably going to end up painting some of the baddies from the Cursed City box this year. Never got around to cleaning up the last of the nighthaunt from the Soul Wars box. Need to polish those off and get them out of the Pile of Shame

Thank you for the clarification. Makes almost too much sense
   
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Huge Bone Giant






Oh, that was me, wasn't it? The question's been answered, but I'll add my personal perspective. I love converting and sculpting, and have been kind of ambitious with both for a long time. But that usually stretches out the time it takes to get to the painting stage. And I'm not a fast painter either. I can only admire the people who knock out those huge, awesome conversions we occasionally see in the challenge from bits to fully painted model in only one month. I couldn't do that. So this year has been very kind on me with half of the themes known at least a month in advance, meaning I could sculpt some models and have them ready for painting on the first of the relevant month. October is another one of those, and one I'm quite looking forward to.

The downside to this is that I like the challenge for motivating me to finish models that otherwise don't get the attention they deserve. This year has been a little light on that because I had enough time to make new models more often than not. So there's something to be said for getting surprised with a theme at the end of the month, too.

Also on that note, I've known for three weeks now what I want to do for the open round in December. And I spent those three weeks not assembling the thirty or so plastic bits the model has. So yeah. Advance warning really helps if I want the model ready for painting on time.


Nehekhara lives! Sort of!
Why is the rum always gone? 
   
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Mad Gyrocopter Pilot





Northumberland

Not going to be able to finish all 5 of my planned minis due to some Real Life

So my final pics for this month:








One and a half feet in the hobby


My Painting Log of various minis:
# Olthannon's Oscillating Orchard of Opportunity #

 
   
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Wisconsin

Nice color scheme. Reminds me of Iron Man.

   
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Olthannon:

Those guys certainly ‘pop’… nice!
   
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Colorado, USA

 Nevelon wrote:

I’m probably going to end up painting some of the baddies from the Cursed City box this year. Never got around to cleaning up the last of the nighthaunt from the Soul Wars box. Need to polish those off and get them out of the Pile of Shame


This.

Was literally debating between Cursed City and Soul Wars nighthaunts.
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy






The red sun is in the sky just as the prophecy has foretold; time to take up arms brothers and sisters!

GSC Demolitions Specialist, Final Pics:










Super Pleased with the way the lens turned out, decided to go the more traditional red/orange route, partially because I wanted to reflect that everthing around this guy is probably on fire, and also partly because I had better paints for it:


Great entries so far, and good luck to anyone still trying to get the guns out while the sun is still out!

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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Leicester

Okay, I’ve finally stopped procrastinating, but can I have until tomorrow evening to let things dry and get the final finishes done before taking photos?

Proof; two Tallarn and a bloody big gun out in the sun!



Current state of play:

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 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.
 
   
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Awesome work, everyone! Firepower!

Thanks to an illness and a school trip, I went from having all the time to posting at the buzzer. Life.

Leviathan Dreadnought. 3D printed with a few embellishments. Like the head, which didn't print well and wasn't terribly interesting to begin with.







And with alternate guns out.

   
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Germany

I'm afraid I have to ask for a small extension as well. Had to redo a fair bit after I tried to get some late night painting in the other day.
   
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Like that dread YouwasShock

The color scheme is pretty sweet, and kind of strangely esoteric…not sure if that is deliberate or not.

Anyhoo, nice work!
   
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Thanks, XvArcanevX!

My Chapter's color scheme is a reference to the American military. Army green with red, white and blue accents. Then I was looking at some old Mechwarrior Knights, who sometimes have an arm painted in their original affiliation colors. So I had the idea that this guy was a Techmarine who still wanted to show his allegiance to the machine and Mars. This led to having him also have served in the Deathwatch and keeping the silver arm like some Marines do when they return to their Chapter. Pretty much a bunch of fluff justification for breaking up the model with some different colors.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Thanks, XvArcanevX!

My Chapter's color scheme is a reference to the American military. Army green with red, white and blue accents. Then I was looking at some old Mechwarrior Knights, who sometimes have an arm painted in their original affiliation colors. So I had the idea that this guy was a Techmarine who still wanted to show his allegiance to the machine and Mars. This led to having him also have served in the Deathwatch and keeping the silver arm like some Marines do when they return to their Chapter. Pretty much a bunch of fluff justification for breaking up the model with some different colors.


Ha… well it’s striking and covers the whole spectrum so the fluff embellishes that regardless

Makes me wonder if my planned Dark Angels might not benefit from a similar design philosophy. Come to think of it there are plenty of English customs to draw from. You know what, thank you, I have just had an awesome idea!

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London

Sleepy last minute submission!

I will keep these on my desk and fill the rest of the unit


Rules wise, I will think about how to put a squigly sun on the banner.

Submissions:
Box


Line

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Upstate, New York

Extra day is not a problem. We can keep this open until tomorrow night. Give people the rest of the weekend to finish up.

   
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Bedford

Right midnight has come so time to stop painting, will put the proper pics up tomorrow


   
 
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