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Title: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, time's up]
Post by: Heretek on August 2, 2006, 11:02:16 AM
ALL VOWS MUST BE IN BY AUGUST 13

Vows for August

Khemri Daemon - Sisters of Battle Cannoness
SeriousCallersOnly - Land Raider Crusader
Marshall George Timson - 15 skeleton warriors
Mellow Mortil - 8 warp spiders, 4 rangers
xvayne - 10 tactical marines
Magus_42 - 5 rangers
CheesyRobMan - 6 striking scorpions
Parak - 7 rough riders
Chaplain Kerensky - 10 harlequin troupers, harlequin spiritwalker
Big Boss - 4 Shrike's Wing assualt marines, 29 warriors of Minas Tirith, 3 Easterlings, 1 Legolas, 5 rangers, Elendil, Boromir, Isildur
MagickCrafter - 12 genestealers, [lictor]
chaplain harlean - 10 guardsmen, bloodthirster   
Flash_Hound - 3 Rhinos, 1 Land Raider
TheTwelveMan - 3 mortar teams, 3 stormtroopers
Valar - 6 waywatchers, 10 glade guards, 4 grotz
Evil_Toast -  6 fire dragons, 4 striking scorpions
Xodiac - 5 dark reapers
NovuM - 36 Chaos Warriors
Khiael - 36 Tau Fire Warriors, 8 Tau Pathfinders, [6 Fanatics]


Welcome to the Summertime Blues Painting Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to get some of that unpainted lead that most of us have laying around table-ready. At the start of each month, participants pledge to have a squad painted by the closing date. This one will run for June, July, August. (Note that this is three one-month challenges, not one three-month challenge.)

A squad, for the purpose of definition, would be anything that counted as a unit choice (e.g. HQ, Elite, Troop, etc.). This includes retinue for the independant char (e.g. familiars, bodyguards, etc.). I'd personally like to see multi-model squads -- the purpose of the challenge is to get a bunch of lead painted in a 3-month period -- but maybe you're planning on doing a kickass conversion/paint job for an army leader, nothing wrong with that.

RULES
1. Vows will be frozen 10 days after the start of the challenge. There is no changing of *any* vow after day 10. Say what you'll paint, then paint what you say. If you don't already own the models you want to paint, I suggest not making the vow until you do.

2. This is more of a request than a rule. *Please* post work in progress pics if you possibly can. One of the best things about the thread is watching stuff come together.

3. The model doesn't have to be texture based -- but the base must be painted.


Summer Challenges:
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=115714.120 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=115714.120)

Spring Challenge (only 1 month)
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=113337.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=113337.0)

Winter Challenges
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=108890.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=108890.0)
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=106494.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=106494.0)
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=104115.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=104115.0)

Painting Challenge FAQ

Q: Do I have to do Games Workshop figs?
A: No. Several people make Warmachine vows. Since Warmachine doesn't use squads in the same way that 40K does, I suggest that it be at least a 3-man squad (Menoth Choir, etc.), or a warcaster + at least one warjack.

Q: I need to change my vow!
A: You have until Day 10 of the month.

Q: What if I don't have a camera?
A: We operate on the honor system. If you say you did it, we believe you. There are no prizes, so you only get the satisfaction of lying on the internet if you choose to do so.

Q: Will you do one of these every month?
A: That's the goal. Assuming the board manages to stay up :)


Q: Hey, what if we finish our vow but decide to paint more?
A: Paint away! If you mean, can you get a head start on next month, I guess so. But it's kind of cheesy to make a vow with a 75% painted unit at the start of the month...


Q: I want to paint a squad of Howling Banshees and a single Ranger. Is the Ranger legal?
A: Yes. The "must count as a troop choice" rule establishes the minimum. Anything above that doesn't have to conform, it's just bonus.


Q: When is the closing date?
A: The month runs with the calendar month. Vows freeze on the 12th.

Once more I'll be taking over for Loydb for this month, in fact I guess since it's now 2/1 in my favour, it was more like Loydb was taking over for me.

And I have now implemented a new system, vows in parenthesis [thats brackets to you plebs], are essentially maybes and therefore won't count towards a fail if you don't do them but still finish the non-maybes, however if you only finish a maybe you fail (so people don't make entire vows of maybes in order not to fail).
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on August 2, 2006, 12:14:22 PM
Count me in. LRC.

That'll be a 2000pt DW army painted in challenges this year
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Disciple of Nagash: GT on August 2, 2006, 12:41:48 PM
I'm vowing 15 skeleton warriors, on round bases, don't ask, will explain later.

Trying for 30, but 15 is just the vow. Running low on cash.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Mr. Mellow Mortil the Mellifluous on August 2, 2006, 01:07:05 PM
A vacation with hardly any plans seems to be a perfect excuse to try this once. Although I have to learn for a 2nd try fo my test, I's sure I have time to spare ;D

Count me in for 8 warp spiders (2 from a squad of 10 are all but done, some dark pictures here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=112251.msg1314461#msg1314461)).
Aw heck, 12 (new!) rangers as well.

(what on earth am I thinking!?!...ah well...)

Mortil
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: xvayne on August 2, 2006, 10:03:10 PM
I would like add 1 tac squad space marines (10). Also would like to do some Hormangants, going to go with 10 for now, but see how it goes. I would add more, but im kinda swamped, but this is  a good chance for me to start painting again, warm up abit, lol, been away for over a yr, maybe a yr and a half.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Magus_42 on August 2, 2006, 11:25:40 PM
Ok, sign me up for a squad of 5 eldar rangers.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 3, 2006, 03:50:18 AM
I will paint the 6 2nd-ed Striking Scorpions I got given. I have started these guys but only undercoated and done one basic colour so far.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Parak on August 3, 2006, 11:07:33 AM
put me down for 7 roughriders. I will get them done this time.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Alias The Jester on August 3, 2006, 11:35:44 AM
Count me in this month for 10 Harlequin Troupes which is my second troupe unit. As my first troupe squad and my Mimes are now finished and re based ( pics to follow ) .

Also throw in a converted Harlequin Spiritwalker ( Wraithlord )

The pressure should mean I get them done in time for a campaign thats up and coming at my local club.

CK
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Big Boss on August 3, 2006, 02:21:37 PM
Hmm, okay big list here.

10 Raven Guard Terminators (ranged)
4 Assault Marines (Shrike's Wing, it counts as an unit)
25 Warriors of Minas Tirith
3 Easterlings
1 Legolas
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: MagickCrafter on August 3, 2006, 03:19:41 PM
My vow is 12 genestealers.  And, if my lictor arrives from ebay in time, I'll work on that too.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Harlean on August 3, 2006, 03:22:02 PM
OK, sign me up for 10 guardsmen and a bloodthirster OK i maybe wont be able to Finnish the bloodthirstier and i don't want to be an oath breaker, so can you take away the blood thirster. ;)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: 1-i on August 4, 2006, 03:35:20 AM
might as well finish last months
6 genestealers
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 10 days to make vows]
Post by: Big Boss on August 4, 2006, 08:23:52 AM
Finished Legolas.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Scalu on August 4, 2006, 07:26:33 PM
I have a ton of painting to do by the end of the month.

I'll put in a vow for:
12 Genestealers, Hive Tyrant, 2 Tyrant Guard, Carnifex, 6 Warriors, and 2 Raveners.

I'm just finishing up a squad of 16 Hormagaunts now, and will do the Genestealers next.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on August 4, 2006, 07:30:52 PM
progress update: assembled, undercoated, ready to start.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Flash_hound on August 4, 2006, 07:34:45 PM
My goal is 3 Rhinos, 10 Grey Hunters, 1 Land Raider, 5 Long fangs... ::)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Tuesday on August 4, 2006, 07:35:15 PM
Put me down for 3 heavy weapon mortar squads and 3 Stormtroopers
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Disciple of Nagash: GT on August 4, 2006, 09:27:28 PM
Progress report: Got paid, thought about buying skeletons, but still might wait a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Flash_hound on August 5, 2006, 01:31:00 AM
Progress report: Rhino Undercoated and ready to be built and painted  ;D
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Tuesday on August 5, 2006, 02:04:49 AM
Following the trend...

Progress Report: 2 Mortar Teams finshed. Also 3 Storm Troopers Finished. All in one day! :o :o :o

Hopefully pictures.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 5, 2006, 09:38:20 AM
Update: Basic camo is done on all the Scorps, plus basic weapon colours. Started details on a couple of them.

*** Addition to painting vow - I am adding 3 Howling Banshees. ***

Pic of the Scorps and the added Banshees in their current state below.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/NewScorpsSheesWIP.jpg)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: MagickCrafter on August 5, 2006, 10:49:50 PM
Yay my lictor came in so I'm working on it!

Progress Report: Genestealers have a basic coat of blue on them, and the lictor is half assembled.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: Heretek on August 6, 2006, 12:56:02 AM
People, SLOW DOWN! You have a month, the vows aren't even locked yet!
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 8 days to make vows]
Post by: -V- on August 6, 2006, 05:34:07 AM
i vow 12 dryads
        10 glade guards
         4 ork grotz

will post WIP pics of everything as it goes along, its a big list but ive not got much else to do so it should be done.  ;D

EDIT: ok i hate my dryads, i probably wont use them im trying for an all Asrai WE armyas such i have no need for the dryads and hate the way my painting looks on them so i change my vows

10 Glade guard
6 waywatchers
4 ork grotz
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 7 days to make vows]
Post by: -V- on August 7, 2006, 07:02:14 AM
ok after changing my vows from dryads to  6 waywatchers i got started on them yesterday and present to you now 1 finished way watcher these guys are some of the best models out imo also i give you a pic of them wip as a unit

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/WEway2.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/WEway1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/WEways.jpg)

sorry about the poor quality pictures, it was dark, no natural light source and poor camera focuss on my part lol
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 7 days to make vows]
Post by: Magus_42 on August 8, 2006, 01:06:37 AM
One mostly-finished Ranger, who I used to work out the color scheme for the squad:

(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jdr/images/eldar/ranger_draft.jpg)

I was going to put a snow-camo pattern on their cloaks, but once I got the grey base coat on, I decided I liked the ghost-like look it gave the squad (not very apparent from the angle of this pic, I'm afraid), and decided to keep the flat color on the robes.

The other 4 models have been given a single coat to define the major color areas. I also have 5 backpacks which are only basecoated.

I've got to say that the new ranger models are outstanding. They have a ton of detail, much more than is apparent in any of the official photographs I've seen.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 7 days to make vows]
Post by: Xodiac on August 8, 2006, 02:38:17 AM
Okay I'm working predominantly on my Hawk Wraithlord but I won't count him because he's for the Modelling comp. I want to get through having done all three challenges, so I'm going to take a small load on this one:

5 dark reapers.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 5 days to make vows]
Post by: Big Boss on August 8, 2006, 11:46:53 AM
Have to change my vow to

Elendil
Boromir
Isildur
5 Rangers
Legolas
3 Easterlings
29 Warriors of Minas Tirith
4 Shrike's Wing
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 5 days to make vows]
Post by: Evil_Toast on August 8, 2006, 03:53:47 PM
OK , busy month IRL so is going to be a small one .So my vow for August is :

6xFire Dragons
4xStriking Scorpions .
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 5 days to make vows]
Post by: 1-i on August 8, 2006, 04:39:32 PM
ok
new plan for me
Im not makeing a vow anymore this month
between a busy second half of August for paintball and haveing been requested to paint some figs for Dungeons and Dragons characters Im not going to be able to touch genestealers for awhile.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 4 days to make vows]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on August 8, 2006, 06:23:00 PM
Quick WIP here. Colour scheme is black, boltgun, red gore and bone. Most colours laid down so far, inking next. Needs a lot of tidying up, but I'll do that when I've got more done.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h294/SeriousCallersOnly/IMG_2071.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h294/SeriousCallersOnly/IMG_2071.jpg)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 5 days to make vows]
Post by: Mr. Mellow Mortil the Mellifluous on August 8, 2006, 06:33:09 PM
I've based the warp spider now, except for the exarch, and I've based one ranger as well, just to see how it looks painted.

I've also found some stuff I'd like your professional opinions about, but I don't know whether this place is the right place for it. I'll ask it anyways, I could always remove it later
- I'm still looking for a spider which I could use as an example for my warp spider exarch. I already have a spider for the aspects (see previous post), but I'm still looking for something to make the exarch stand out a bit, but still make him fit in.
the only thing I could find for now is this (http://www.smugmug.com/keyword/all/spider/46/47235419) (a bit too extravagant, pretty none the less), another one (http://www.smugmug.com/keyword/all/spider/50/44955278), this (http://www.smugmug.com/keyword/all/spider/50/44954895) (pattern only), and something quite different (http://www.smugmug.com/keyword/all/spider/76/33768674) (yes I saw every 2020 of them...*sigh*).
- My rangers will be wearing blue cloaks, as the basing will be blue as well. I'm still wondering whether I should also add a 'horizon' to the the cloak, like part of it reflects the sky (which will be slightly greenish). Has anyone ever tried this before?

@ magus_42: I couldn't agree more. Somehow the models just seem... 'tighter' or 'slicker', for a lack of better words. I even, for a small moment, considered to paint the GW logo on the tag, as even that looks really nice :D.

Mortil
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 4 days to make vows]
Post by: Myung on August 9, 2006, 02:55:28 PM
vacation almost made me miss the lock!

I vow to update all my eldar vehicles to my new standard, meaning doing my new bone color for the undersdie and weapons, and actually painting gems to a gem standard.

2 falcons
2 wave serpents
3 vypers
6 jetbikes
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 4 days to make vows]
Post by: Flash_hound on August 9, 2006, 06:35:37 PM
Well my first rhino is almost complete, all I have to do is some touch ups on the inner panel and build it and it will be done. ;D
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 4 days to make vows]
Post by: -V- on August 10, 2006, 04:27:29 PM
dam way watchers are detailed models, more detailed then any of the lord models thats for sure.  well 4 days on and 3 models complete 17 to go :'( im glad this thread is encouragement enough to troop on coz bringing myself to paint the 2 most detailed of the way watchers is no easy task it will be easy sailing though once theyre out of the way
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 4 days to make vows]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on August 10, 2006, 06:30:28 PM
Another WIP update. Colours done, inking done, highlights on the fiddly bits done. I have left tracks and edge highlights plus some odds and ends.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h294/SeriousCallersOnly/9ee2e292.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h294/SeriousCallersOnly/9ee2e292.jpg)

And here's one of the last three vows in one pic.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h294/SeriousCallersOnly/IMG_2098.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h294/SeriousCallersOnly/IMG_2098.jpg)

Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 3 days to make vows]
Post by: Mr. Mellow Mortil the Mellifluous on August 11, 2006, 09:13:24 AM
I'm afraid I have to withdraw like this, but I'm lowering my vow to 8 warp spiders and 4 rangers. My studying isn't going as quick as I hoped, and I'm still working as on how to paint the exarch and the rangers, so that'll take more time as well. Still, not getting your vow's completed would be worse still...

Mortil
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 3 days to make vows]
Post by: Flash_hound on August 12, 2006, 05:21:28 PM
Can you remove the 10 grey hunters and the 5 long fangs... thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 17 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Big Boss on August 13, 2006, 02:46:34 AM
Nyhh, meant for the ten terminators to be off my vow, guess I won't be able to complete it as long as they stay there.

Anyways, progress report:

17 Warriors of Minas Tirith Done
2 Easterlings Done
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 17 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Myung on August 13, 2006, 04:13:42 AM
update on mine!

I actually decided to magnetize all my weapons for my 3 falcons. so got 10 weapons done with magnets, putty and base coats. also got the first washes done on the bone area of all the vehicles.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 17 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Credence on August 13, 2006, 06:36:14 AM
I know it says vows locked on the 13th aug, but can i enter on the latest day?
If so I vow...36 Chaos Warriors. Take that !
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 17 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Heretek on August 13, 2006, 06:55:41 AM
Well, since it's still the 13th I guess so.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 13, 2006, 02:17:00 PM
Quick update, no pic this time but will post a new WIP soon. The Scorpions are fully camo'd up and I have started on some of the details, while the Banshees are roughly half done - I've gone for black hair on these girls, my previous ones were blondes  :)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Khiael on August 13, 2006, 02:34:45 PM
   Well, since i've just got back into the hobby and have decided to revisit my Tau force, I might as well chuck in what i'm supposed to be doing this month.

36x Tau Fire Warriors
8x Tau Pathfinders
   and maybe: Finish the 6 Fanatics that are sat in front of my screen atm

   Yes it is a fairly large number of mini's to paint but considering that all are already assembled and primed, coupled with the fact I've settled on a colour scheme which is fairly simple it should happen.

-K
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Heretek on August 14, 2006, 02:10:35 AM
Alright, but you're the last.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Big Boss on August 17, 2006, 01:47:57 PM
Okay update, finished all the warriors of minas tirith.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Alias The Jester on August 17, 2006, 01:55:38 PM
Harlequin troupe is now finished, But I don't think I'm gonna get my Spiritwalker finished. Ended up doing 6 Deathjesters instead , because I need them more.

Pics to follow.

CK

Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: -V- on August 17, 2006, 02:01:37 PM
UPDATE:

ok 4 of the 6 waywatchers are fully done.. unfortunatly they required varnish to stop them chipping.  unfortunatly despite using matt varnish they still look glossy, is there any way to stop this or are there better matt varnishes than GW got fed up of painting these guys theyre too detailed and i seem to be getting nowhere on the last 2 lol.. moving onto next models
 
started work on the 10 glade guard, going production line style but maintaining a high quality, all legs are near completion

not long to go before im finished i hope
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 17, 2006, 02:13:34 PM
Latest WIP pic:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/NewScorpsSheesWIP2.jpg)

There's more visible progress on the Banshees, but that's because the Scorps were coloured in the previous pic and I've been doing details. I've spent about equal time per model on both. Currently on target.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Big Boss on August 17, 2006, 05:29:53 PM
New Update, Rangers and Boromir finished.

Edit: Finished the last Easterling, Isildur and Elendil.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on August 18, 2006, 01:51:17 PM
I seem to have lost my muse. Got my LRC 80% finished, played a game with it, then.....can't muster the enthusiasm to do the tracks. Could be worse. Glad I'm not armoured company.

Anyway, I'll get it done. I've got a bagload of DE arriving soon.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Big Boss on August 18, 2006, 02:13:13 PM
Vow complete, pics later.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Harlean on August 19, 2006, 05:12:02 PM
finished my vow, maybe some pics later
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Myung on August 20, 2006, 06:06:23 PM
I feel so guilty not having my vow done within the first 2 weeks on the month. I am use to getting done fast! Damn Flu keeping me in bed and with a massive headache for almost 2 weeks!

But I am getting there

all wraithbone done on

3 Falcons
2 Wave Serpents
3 Vypers
5 Jetbikes
7 Weaponplatforms

all the weapons have been magnetized on the Falcons.(like 9 weapons to swap out for 3 Falcons)

1 Falcon and both Wave Serpents are 100% done. Takes me about 90 mins to do the gems on one Eldar Tank, so ugh so much more to do but I will finish!


Thinking next month I will throw on my Phantom Titan to update to my new standard for wraithbone and gems.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Xodiac on August 20, 2006, 09:55:39 PM
Well I had a huge weekend of painting and powered through the reapers.

I'm quite happy with the Exarch, it's not the most involving model I've done but I like the look of it and how it turned out.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a233/Xodiac2005/Models/DarkReapers003.jpg)

The two other reapers in the background were my colour scheme models.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 21, 2006, 05:17:47 PM
Scorpions: Just need to finish off the runes on the swords, final details on the pistols, and basing.

Banshees: Colours need finalising, but mostly done - maybe 20% left to do, just little bits here and there.

Should be finished on time, will post pics when they are done.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: -V- on August 22, 2006, 08:28:22 AM
ok heres some pics of my finished waywatchers working on the last one now i decided i wasnt happy with it.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/waywatchers1.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/waywatchers.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/waywatcher.jpg)

and a pic of the glade guard wip's these are going well and should be completed soon as time is starting to run out

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/startofgladeguard.jpg)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Scalu on August 22, 2006, 04:53:07 PM
Sweet looking models everyone.

Here's my update:  I have everything painted, and am just finishing the bases now.  I will try to take some picture soon and post them.  I went with a light brown armour and dark red skin on my tyranids, with some bright green highlights here and there.  There are looking good.

Can you add my vow to the list?  I did get it in for August 4th and all...  Did I forget to do something?
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 23, 2006, 01:02:12 PM
Quick update pic:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/NewScorpsSheesWIP3.jpg)

Just a few more details to do, and the bases need flocking.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: Magus_42 on August 23, 2006, 07:14:36 PM
Finished the ranger squad, here's a pic:

(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jdr/images/eldar/rangers.jpg)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, vows locked]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on August 26, 2006, 07:24:36 AM
Vow complete!   :)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/NewSheesdone.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/NewScorpsdone.jpg)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 5 days to go]
Post by: -V- on August 26, 2006, 08:47:48 AM
nice models cheesy rob man i like the camo scheme on the scorpions... how many days left now.. 5 days left i gotta get my ass in gear and finish the 10 glade guard im half way through but lacking motivtion  :'(
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 5 days to go]
Post by: atropine on August 26, 2006, 09:16:58 AM
Fire Dragons 4+Exarch
New Heavy Weapon Platform and all weapon choices
D-Cannon Platform

maybes, quite busy at the moment
Seer Council box Farseers and a Warlock
Maugan Ra
Shining Spear Exarch or Swooping Hawk Exarch
more guardians?..

really not sure how much time ill have to paint but the platforms should go soon and the dragons shouldnt take too much time..
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 5 days to go]
Post by: Alias The Jester on August 27, 2006, 11:27:00 AM
Finally some pics of the completed Mime Troupe, The Spirit Walker won't get finished as it has been ripped apart to modify it even more,

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/Chaplain_Kerensky/MimeTroupe.jpg)
The Mime Troupe
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/Chaplain_Kerensky/MIMICF.jpg)
Mimic
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/Chaplain_Kerensky/PowerAxeandND.jpg)
Mime with Power Weapon and Nuero Disruptor
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/Chaplain_Kerensky/KissandSP.jpg)
Mime with Kiss and Shuriken Pistol
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/Chaplain_Kerensky/MimeF.jpg)
Mime

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/Chaplain_Kerensky/PowerSwordandSP.jpg)

Cheers
CK
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 5 days to go]
Post by: Myung on August 30, 2006, 03:06:16 AM
whew I cut it close this month!  but I finished my vow with this last 4 hour session. ATM though I cannot show proof with pics as I loaned my camera to a friend and will have to post them later. It took me about 4 hours per tank to update each of my tanks. 45 mins per weapon platform, an hour per bike and and 2 hours for the Wraithlord. I added a few things to my list as the month passed by but here is what I finished. I redid all the undersides and weapons to my new Bone color standard. Did a minor new color add to the topsides for my Alaitoc paint scheme, and the part that took the longest was all the gems on each piece.

Touched up my Scorpion II 30% repaint

Touched up all the rest of this list. each about a 70% repaint

2 Wave Serpents
3 Falcons
1 Prisim
1 Wraithlord
6 Weapon PLatforms
and 7 Jetbikes (2 s.cannons and a Warlock on a jetbike)

my back is killing me from being hunched over so much lately!
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 1 day to go]
Post by: Heretek on August 30, 2006, 03:11:53 AM
Well with one day to go I'm announcing that I'm not going to run it next month, so if any of you want to pick it up that would be great. I've also finished my vow, my cannoness is looking pretty good, I've begun to use inks for my models and the green power sword is looking good.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 1 day to go]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on August 30, 2006, 05:55:17 AM
I'm done. Such as it is. I really don't like painting tanks much, so I haven't added much in the way of highlights etc. but I'm happy that it's done well to battlefield standard. Pics later. That's me done for deathwing for now. I'll start painting dark eldar next month (and probably through to well after christmas).

Khemri - I'll run next month's thread if you like (and if there is sufficient interest still). I can probably work out how to set it up, but pm me with anything you think I should know.

edit: unless our illustrious new mod would like to run the painting challenge? congrats again NR.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 1 day to go]
Post by: Evil_Toast on August 30, 2006, 02:51:11 PM
Vow done , still no camera though so no pictures to scare you all with .

Now to think what to do next month .
Title: Tyranids are done
Post by: Scalu on August 30, 2006, 07:16:33 PM
My Nids are done.  I had to make a slight change to my vow since the tournament rules changed as I was painting them, but basically I just didn't base 2 genestealers and 1 tyrant guard out of the bunch.  They are painted though.

I've painted and based: 10 Genestealers, 6 Warriors, 2 Raveners, 1 Tyrant Guard, 2 Biovores with 8 Acid mines, 1 Hive Tyrant, and 1 Carnifex.

Also painted but not based: 2 Genestealers, and 1 Tyrant Guards.

And already painted but had to base: 16 Genestealers, 16 Hormaguants, 8 Termagants, and 1 Carnifex.

Not bad for a month's work.  :D

btw, I placed 13th out of 20 at the tournament, by winning 3 and losing 3 games.  My best tournament ever!

[edit Aug 31]  Here are some pics (somewhat blurry, sorry):
(http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/100_1563.jpg)
(http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/100_1564.jpg)
(http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/100_1567.jpg)
(http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/100_1571.jpg)
(http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/100_1578.jpg)
Go to http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/ (http://www.cp-maps.com/TyranidPics/) for more pictures
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, 1 day to go]
Post by: Tuesday on August 30, 2006, 07:45:02 PM
I also just finished my vow. Hopefully i can find my camera and get some pictures posted. We'll see though.
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, last day]
Post by: Myung on August 31, 2006, 12:52:49 AM
ok I got my camera and took some pics. The pics don't due justice to the gems. The flash just seems to drown them out a bit.

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%201.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%204.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2010.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2011.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2014.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2013.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2015.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2016.jpg)

(http://71.72.28.18/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Eldar%20PV%2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, last day]
Post by: Mr. Mellow Mortil the Mellifluous on August 31, 2006, 01:03:54 PM
Sorry guys, but I won't be able to complete my vow... I seem to be the only one who won't be able to impress all the rest with a great dispay :'(.
On the other hand, I did get to run a small 3-day campaign with some friends instead. With spare time being scarce, I figured my time with my friends would be more valuable. As for my models, my remaining 1 spider, 1 exarch and 4 rangers will be done soon...

Mortil
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, last day]
Post by: -V- on August 31, 2006, 02:33:20 PM
WOOOH vow complete.. i cut it very close this time only finishing 5 minutes ago hehe.  well what can i say apart from bad time management and only the constant reminders from my parents ensured that these were done.  maybe next time ilmake sure to finishe early to avoid pressure at the end especially with school being back next week.  well any who here are the pics you havent seen, my completed 10 glade guard, 6 waywatchers and 4 grotz

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/gladeguard.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/marvinio/grotz.jpg)

sorry bout the crappy pictures of the grotz but i still havent got used to the focussing on my camera
Title: Re: Summertime Blues Painting Challenge [month 3/3, 18 vows, last day]
Post by: Disciple of Nagash: GT on August 31, 2006, 09:33:48 PM
Done and done. I know the pics aren't that great, I'm still trying to figure out the camera on my phone. I'll retake some pics with my girlfriend's digital camera. That I at least know how to use.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/SSPX0002.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/SSPX0001.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/SSPX0000.jpg)