The release of the new Dakka (in 2007) prompted the return of a classic Dakka tradition: The Dakka Painting Challenge! For those who aren't familiar, these are basically bite-sized painting or modeling competitions that challenge Dakka users to paint and/or convert a model in a short time span (typically around a month) to see who can do the best job. This can be a great way to challenge yourself to take on a project you wouldn't normally bother to do, and if your model is cool enough you might even win a prize!
Typically, entries go through a period of public voting to whittle them down to a final 5, which are then voted on by a panel of private judges to come up with the overall winner(s).
Check out the winner(s) and runners-up below and get inspired! Keep an eye out of the next Dakka Painting and Modeling Challenge in our Painting and Modeling forum and show us all what you're really made of!
Dec 2007 - God Bless the Infantry
We started off the re-launch of the Dakka Painting Challenge with an Infantry model challenge. Our armies would be nothing without the blasted infantry so we paid homage to the fine models that make up the core of our hobby! In other words, the theme is just to paint up a regular 'ole infantry model the best you possibly can.
Click here to see the full voting results for Dakka Painting Challenge #1.
The Winner - Paladin of Menoth by Wayfarer
Paladin of Menoth by Wayfarer
Tyranid Warrior by yakface
Female Sniper by Grey Death
Kroot Mercenary by Scarab
Imperial Guardsman by Hans
Eldar Guardian by Axiom
Ogryn by Cpl Saint