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Title: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [12 Winners! 12 Failed...]
Post by: loydb on January 18, 2006, 11:31:28 AM
Welcome to Month #3 of the Winter of Discontent 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. For month #3, the closing date is Sunday, February 19.

A squad, for the purpose of definition, would be anything that counted as a troop 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.

Month 3 Vow Keepers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 ;D Finished ;D Archonbjorn - Grey Knight Terminator Squad
 ;D Finished ;D Rookyboy - 5 Warp Spiders w/ Exarch
 ;D Finished ;D loydb - Finish 10 Fire Dragons from last month, plus 3-man Ranger squad.
 ;D Finished ;D Marshall George Timson - 5 Assault Marines
 ;D Finished ;D Hyrodan - 5 Imperial Guard
 ;D Finished ;D Drazz - 20 Kroot (inc. 2 shapers)
 ;D Finished ;D Yamato - Wood elf treeman and last scout of 5-man scout group.
 ;D Finished ;D TheDean - 3 Fell bats, 10 Dire wolves and a banshee.
 ;D Finished ;D custardcrusader - Finish 33 Guard, 1 Chimera, 1 Leman Russ, 2 Bunkers and a ruined building, and an inquisitor.
 ;D Finished ;D Khorne Balthraka - 1 squad of Wyches, 1 pack Warp Beasts w/Beastmaster
 ;D Finished ;D SeriousCallersOnly - squad of my Angels of Vengeance Deathwing
 ;D Finished ;D JelloBiafra - Wave Serpent, 4 Howling Banshees, 5 Ulthwe guardians, wraithlord

Oathbreakers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
mrspungebob - 8 spinegaunts
Bob the hungry hobo - 30 Necron Warriors (!!)
hobbytips - Black Templar Initiate Squadron
Yentz - 10 Menoth Zealots (go Menoth!)
Blue Tiger - 12 Fire Warriors + Crisis Suit Commander
Fold - 10-man Imperial Guard Hardened Vet squad
Brother Frag - Sister Repentia squad
Lord Epistolary Kashak - 5-man Marine Tac Squad
Abarai Renji - Demon Prince, 2 Warjacks
Jonik - Eldar Falcon
GabrielAngelos -  Tactical Squad Vegius ( 7 man)
The Solitaire - posessed marines (number?)



Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=106494.0
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=104115.0

Month 2 Vow Keepers
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Yentz - 2 Berzerkers, Behemoth
Slann - 5 Blood Angel Assault Marines
Hobbytips - 3 marine scouts
Marshal George Timson: One Terminator chaplain
Bob the hungry hobo - 6 Man Marine Tac Squad
Eternal Novice: 6 Fire Warriors
jelloBiafra - 4 Fire Dragons + Exarch
Vero - 5 Termies, Land Raider
Lord Epistolary Kashak - Black Knights

Month 1 Vow Keepers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Drazz: Full (20 fig) Kroot Carnivore squad
Dun-Rite Craft World: 20-man Eldar Guardian squad, 10 Howling Banshees
JelloBiafra: 16-man Eldar Guardian squad + Warlock + Platform
loydb: 10-man Eldar Striking Scorpion squad
Marshall George Timson: Terminator Assault Squad
Rayzus: 10-man Imperial Guard squad
Vlex: 6-man Space Marine Devastator squad
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 18, 2006, 11:32:33 AM
I vow to finish the 9 man Eldar Fire Dragon squad + Exarch that I failed for month 2, and to do a 3-man Eldar Ranger squad.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Disciple of Nagash: GT on January 18, 2006, 11:42:00 AM
I vow to do at least half my assault marines (5), as time might not permit me doing the whole squad, as I haven't bought half of them.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: mrspungebob on January 18, 2006, 11:42:22 AM
I vow to do at least 8 spinegaunts, and only hopefully 8 more gaunts with various armaments
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Bob the hungry hobo on January 18, 2006, 11:58:31 AM
I Vow to complete 30 Necron warriors! They wil have atleast 3 colours on them(so not just painted silver).

Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: hobbytips on January 18, 2006, 12:09:16 PM
I vow to finish the 9 man Eldar Fire Dragon squad + Exarch that I failed for month 2, and to do a 3-man Eldar Ranger squad.

You're double posting...



Any way is 2 of my black templars sword brethren and maybe a squad of black templar initiates ok?



HT
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Yentz on January 18, 2006, 01:00:15 PM
I vow to finish my buddies squad of 10 Menoth Zealots.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 18, 2006, 01:02:51 PM
By the way, congrats to Marshall and Jello, the only two who made it both months!

re: double post
The first post is in my official capacity as contest organizer, the followup is in my individual capacity as participant.

Nitpicky b*****d. :)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: hobbytips on January 18, 2006, 01:29:29 PM
By the way, congrats to Marshall and Jello, the only two who made it both months!

re: double post
The first post is in my official capacity as contest organizer, the followup is in my individual capacity as participant.

Nitpicky b*****d. :)

But anyway is 2 sword brethren ok?

HT
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on January 18, 2006, 02:06:00 PM
Is 4 terminators in full grand fleet colours ok?

by the way, this is the best thing the world has ever seen, short of chocolate!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Hyrodan on January 18, 2006, 02:36:31 PM
I vow to convert and painting 20 Imperial Guardmen. And eat less candy and ........
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Blue Tiger on January 18, 2006, 03:32:28 PM
I pledge to finish in the first month: Twelve fire warriors, one crisis suit commander.

As I purchase more models, I may add another FW squad and a hammerhead in month two or three, but for now the above.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Archonbjorn on January 18, 2006, 04:13:22 PM
I vow to paint a squad of Deamonhunter grey knights termies by the end of the month.

I am currently working at it anyway so what the heck why not :P.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 18, 2006, 04:18:43 PM
But anyway is 2 sword brethren ok?
HT

Does it count as a unit choice in a tourney game? If so, it counts. If not, no.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Fold on January 18, 2006, 05:10:00 PM
Erm, well if you're still running it, I vow to paint a 10 man Imperial Guard hardened veteran squad and their chimera. Actually I'm going to do this whether the contest is on or not but what the hey...
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 18, 2006, 05:53:51 PM
Vows updated. I don't see how you guys who do 20-30 figs pull it off. Doing 10 strains me to the edge of sanity :)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Brother Frag on January 18, 2006, 07:32:17 PM
This time I VOW to finish my sister repentia squad!

good luck to all!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 26, 2006, 10:28:15 AM
Wow, we're back. Here's some progress pics. I've gotten the orange glaze down on all the dragons, and have put down a brass coat on 6 of the weapons. I've also basecoated and shaded the purple on the rangers. Instead of doing just 3, looks like I'm doing 6 of them, so 2 squads, yay.

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/fire_dragons_wip_4.jpg)
(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/rangers/rangers_wip_1.jpg)

Oh yeah, all bases basecoated as well.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on January 26, 2006, 11:16:34 AM
loydb, picked up my pledge, as it isn't in the listy

(4 termies for my command squad)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Bob the hungry hobo on January 26, 2006, 11:48:21 AM
Vows updated. I don't see how you guys who do 20-30 figs pull it off. Doing 10 strains me to the edge of sanity :)

Well my painting isn't really that great anyway, so I'm able to do a bit more. I do try and improve and made some progress, but I keep getting finished quickly?

Back on topic. My Update...
All 30 Made.
15 Without Mould Lines and ready to Spray!
15 With Mould Lines and taking ages to get done  :'(

Seeya Later Dudes!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 26, 2006, 12:05:44 PM
Mold lines are the bane of my existence. I *hate* cleaning figs.  >:(

loyd
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Greenstuff on January 26, 2006, 12:07:33 PM
Mold lines are living creatures to!! what did they ever do to deserve being mercilessly harvested for your pleasure >:(

Anyway, is it too late for me to still make a vow? If not then, i vow to get another 200-300 points of Menoth stuff done.



Abarai
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Drazz on January 26, 2006, 01:23:38 PM
I'll be finishing month 2 stuff in the next couple of days (I know, too late but they still need to be finished).

For month three, I vow:
20 Kroot, including 2 shapers
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on January 26, 2006, 01:58:18 PM
update, 1 termie done! yay!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Greenstuff on January 26, 2006, 02:14:02 PM
Started the first warjack for my menoth vow:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/greenstuff101/Protectoratewip1.jpg)

++edit++

Some minor updates:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/greenstuff101/Protectorateinprogress1.jpg)

Gawd i'm gonna go crazy painting these ;D

Abarai
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Rookyboy on January 26, 2006, 09:24:50 PM
that looks pretty sweet

Also i would like to pledge a 5 man warpspider squad w/exarch as retribution for my last pledge failure
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 27, 2006, 02:13:57 AM
Put down smoke onto the bronze base on the 6 dragons that I've gotten bronzed. Put down a green basecoat on my rangers camo bits.

The goal for tomorrow is to get the last of the bronze down on the weapons, plus work some on the ranger's camo.

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/fire_dragons_wip_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Greenstuff on January 27, 2006, 10:55:17 AM
Those Dragons are looking pretty killer Loyd.

Some minor eeny weeny update:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b319/greenstuff101/Proctectoratewgems.jpg)

I think the red coloured gems go well with the purple but what do you think?



Abarai
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: loydb on January 27, 2006, 02:34:12 PM
Those gems look great. Keep em.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Bob the hungry hobo on January 27, 2006, 05:03:46 PM
Well I've finally finished the demouldlining and I'm ready to spray them :D. I've decided to convert one of them though to stand upright (straight legs aswell) with his gun/axe raised above his head!

Mold lines are living creatures to!! what did they ever do to deserve being mercilessly harvested for your pleasure >:(

Anyway, is it too late for me to still make a vow? If not then, i vow to get another 200-300 points of Menoth stuff done.

Abarai

What Pleasure ??? If it were upto me, they'd be honourary Viral-Strains for 2 reasons...

1) Like a virus they can ruin good things
2)You can never, ever get rid of them. it looks like they've been all filled away, 2 hours of painting later you apply an inkwash and      lo-behold, a mold line!

Anyway, great stuff there. I'm going to start my Menoth after the 'Crons, but I'm doing a reverse painting style. Red Armour with White Banding!
 
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Grimnar on January 27, 2006, 08:22:16 PM
hey abarai that looks awsome, but gennerally those giant 'gems' are gigantic bolts over the 'jack's head armor
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Greenstuff on January 27, 2006, 08:24:43 PM
hey abarai that looks awsome, but gennerally those giant 'gems' are gigantic bolts over the 'jack's head armor


Yeh well, thought it would make a change :)



Abarai
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Big Boss on January 27, 2006, 08:49:57 PM
Eh fine, here's one I can do.

-Wood elf treeman and last scout of 5-man scout group.

Meh.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: TheDean on January 27, 2006, 11:03:10 PM
Finish 3 Fell bats, 10 Dire wolves and a banshee.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: custard on January 28, 2006, 04:12:50 AM
Bit late, but......

Finish 25 Guard, 1 Chimera, 1 Leman Russ, 2 Bunkers and a ruined building. :o
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Balthraka on January 28, 2006, 04:22:07 AM
I swear i will finish off one squad of Wyches (after i realised today that i had painted 4 of the ones with guns i dont need) AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGG GHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Plus another full squad on top of 9/10 of that one.


KCB
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Archonbjorn on January 28, 2006, 04:43:28 AM
HEreby I fullfill my vow for this month. I was already working on painting one grey knight termie but this really motivated me to complete a small squad of 3.

So here we go.

The first termie i painted:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/gk5.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/gk4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/gk3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/gk2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/gk1.jpg)

Second termie with sword and flamer:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/1.jpg)

And third termie I painted:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/3.jpg)

Group pose time!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/heijden/5.jpg)

Hope you like them. I never use them but I find them cool models. Perhaps I will participate in next month painting challenge.

-ArchonBjorn-
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: mrspungebob on January 28, 2006, 04:54:21 AM
The look great Archonbjorn!!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Archonbjorn on January 28, 2006, 05:14:42 AM
Thank you. I don't consider myself as a good painter or anything just average. Over here (holland at my place) there are ALOT of excellent painters thus its hard to keep up with them. I always keep critisizing myself and keep improving but it will take a long time before I claim myself to be a good painter.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: hobbytips on January 28, 2006, 12:02:12 PM
how did you do the base for that model it looks cool!


HT
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on January 29, 2006, 06:16:50 AM
loydb. Can i change my pledge to an attack bike, because my stockist has run out of termies (I had to get another box for my army to complete the squad)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Balthraka on January 29, 2006, 06:48:46 AM
Can i change too. I just realised i dont have enough Wyches yet for 2 squads.

Can i make it 1 squad of Wyches and 1 pack of Warp Beasts (Including Beastmaster).

KCB
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Jonik on January 29, 2006, 08:12:50 AM
I'm going to keep this one! So I pledge 1 falcon, and possibly even a waveserpent seing as though I seem to be finding my self doing the two at once...

I have a thread on it atm too for update pics :)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Rookyboy on January 29, 2006, 08:14:34 AM
Ok so Far i have one spider painted and am half done my exarch only 3 and a half more to go ;D
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on January 29, 2006, 08:40:54 AM
I've got the red, and the highlights down on my attack bike
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: mrspungebob on January 29, 2006, 09:09:55 AM
I'm almost done with 4 of my spinegaunts. Hopefully i will be posting pics of them later today
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Blue Tiger on January 29, 2006, 09:20:38 AM
I'll see if I can get a few pics up of my first FW. I've been away for a few days, and i've taken a while picking on a colour scheme, so i've only almost completed the prototype. I'm happy how it's turned out so far, however, and i'm learning new techniques and improving daily. Once I get the colour scheme and method down, i'll start the rest of the FW's ala factory style, leaving the commander last. I've also started on the devilfish, but only slightly.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 20 ppl in so far]
Post by: loydb on January 29, 2006, 11:26:44 AM
All vows updated.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 20 ppl in so far]
Post by: Bob the hungry hobo on January 29, 2006, 12:45:32 PM
They've been spryed!!! :D

Run Down of paint scheme I intend to do.

drybrush Chainmail, make gun black, make eyes green (your standard Necron painting)
*Inks will be undiluted

Paint 'Crons with Chainmail. Leave gun Black.
Apply a layer of Dark Green Ink over the platelike bits on the arms, legs and shoulders.*
Apply a layer of Blue Ink over the platelike bits on the arms, legs and shoulders.* (Might miss this out)
Pick out the Eyes, Gun Coils, Gaps in Chest and Chest Symbol Green.(not sure which specific colour)

The base will ruined cityscape. Basicly Drybrushed Codex Grey, add patches of Chestnut Ink.*

Edit: Almost forgot, do this 30 times  :P
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 20 ppl in so far]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on January 29, 2006, 01:04:06 PM
If I'm not too late, I vow to paint the first squad of my Angels of Vengeance Deathwing.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: loydb on January 31, 2006, 01:32:37 PM
I got the base bronze put down on the last four figs. I'll smoke them later tonight. I also started putting down the copper/rust onto the bases.

Included are some Reaper figs from my fantasy campaign for use in the Reaper scale thread...

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/fire_dragons_wip_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: hobbytips on January 31, 2006, 02:35:32 PM
I'm afraid I have to withdraw my vow I lost my captain!


Srry loydb


HT
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: Jonik on January 31, 2006, 03:56:17 PM
I'm afraid I have to withdraw my vow I lost my captain!


Srry loydb


HT

You can always change pledge :)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: Archonbjorn on January 31, 2006, 04:04:42 PM
how did you do the base for that model it looks cool!


HT

Do you mean mine? It is just flock from a hobby store. The skull thing on a rock is from the ruin sprue. I never really found a use for it so I simply sticked it on the base.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: GabrielAngelos on January 31, 2006, 04:07:02 PM
Im in.....

I vow to finished Tactical Squad Vegius ( 7 man) completed in time.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: mrspungebob on January 31, 2006, 04:08:34 PM
sorry about not posting any pics, as i promised. I can't get the hang of this camera, just get really really blurry pictures :-[
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: Jonik on January 31, 2006, 04:12:09 PM
You need macro mode :) Have a look through your manual.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: JelloBiafra on January 31, 2006, 05:11:02 PM
I pledge to have a Wave Serpent, my last 4 Howling Banshees completed, last 5 Ulthwe guardians completed.

I also vow to complete my poor little half painted wraithlord
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: Greenstuff on January 31, 2006, 05:24:45 PM
Bah, gonna change me pledge, finsih this here daemon prince and do 2 more warjacks, my pockets can't support my original pledge  :'(



Abarai
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: the solitaire on February 1, 2006, 08:07:47 AM
ok, I finished basing and painting the complete 1500 Death Guard core army.

I converted posessed marines last weekend and I'll vow to have them painted and based (if I manage to find 5 more bases) before the 19th of februari.

Still ahven't figured out how I'm going to post pics but they'll look yummy when done
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: mrspungebob on February 1, 2006, 09:44:37 AM
I probably read your post wrong, but, are you going to paint 1500p of models in one month??
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: the solitaire on February 1, 2006, 10:20:43 AM
^^ you read wrong indeed.
I just finished painting 1500 points of Death Guard in one month.
As for this month I'll have too many projects going on so I'll stick with one unit of possessed marines I just converted.

I'll try and post them on CMON and expect somewhere between 7.5 and 8 for those once done so I have to give it a bit of an effort though.

The 2 units of Death Guard marines, 7 Plaguebearers, 7 bases of nurglings, 7 Terminators and 2 Dreads and one predator I did will probably be little over tabletop quality.

This army is intended to win some best painted army awards though. Still have to pick out some details left and right.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/the_solitaire/miniatures/deathguard.jpg)

here's a WIP on one of the marines
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: hobbytips on February 1, 2006, 10:53:18 AM
looks kind of good but it looks like you haven't put enough coats of paint on your model; because of   
that it looks quite messy...

HT
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: mrspungebob on February 1, 2006, 11:08:45 AM
nahh, nurgle is supposed to be messy ;D. But why is there all those little threads/dust thingies on him?
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! Make those vows!]
Post by: custard on February 1, 2006, 03:15:25 PM
Bit late, but......

Finish 25 Guard, 1 Chimera, 1 Leman Russ, 2 Bunkers and a ruined building. :o


Changing mine.

Now 33 Guard, 1 Chimera, 1 Leman Russ, 2 Bunkers and a ruined building, and an inquisitor.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: loydb on February 1, 2006, 05:24:24 PM
Vows updated.

I just put the smoke down on the last four dragons. I'm now down to the fiddly bits for the most part -- some red for some sashes, all the leather, gems, base highlighting. More pics later.

loyd

edit: Finished off the bases, unless I decide to hit them with Smoke. Still up in the air on that. Painted all the red gems with flat red. So. Many. Gems. Must. Cry.

edit2: The bases will still get a final edging of black, last thing before varnish.

Next is do a turquoise basecoat on the gems that I didn't do red, and highlight the red ones.

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/fire_dragons_wip_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: Balthraka on February 2, 2006, 02:03:48 AM
I now have only 1 Wych, 1 Beast, and 1 Beatsmaster to go.   WOOOHOOO.


KCB
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 21 ppl in so far]
Post by: the solitaire on February 2, 2006, 03:48:25 AM
nahh, nurgle is supposed to be messy ;D. But why is there all those little threads/dust thingies on him?

I transported him in the pocket of my coat. It's a really fluffy coat :D

Anyways, I painted the main colours first, then did some of teh weathering effects on teh armour but on that picture I still had to do the final coat of paint to smoothen up. Blending most of it.

Also not quite done with the base and such.
Backlight is really bad light for taking pictures but I was testing my new digicam and backlight is one of the most tricky light conditions so it's a good test for teh camera, bad picture.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: custard on February 2, 2006, 09:31:41 AM
1st squad of 10 finished.  :) Will post my wip's later, once I've got the hang of this camera.  ;)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f25/custardcrusader/fist1.jpg)

Well, apart from tidying the bases. WIll probably do that when I've got the full quota done.

Slight close up, they're tabletop standard, you'll probably see thick paint here and there, a few mould lines maybe. Just too damn many to get them perfect.  :P I think they work really well "en masse" though.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f25/custardcrusader/single1.jpg)

Here's all my minis I gotta get done, although the guys in red aren't part of the vow. They need repainting (after I decided to change colour scheme, then change back ::)) but that's for another time. Oh, and the buildings and tanks wip aswell. Gotta get motoring.  :o

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f25/custardcrusader/wipfullminis.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f25/custardcrusader/wipbuildingstanks.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on February 2, 2006, 10:33:10 AM
Termies assembled and sprayed. I'm going to throw in a dread into my vow, as he is is ready to go too and for the same force.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: loydb on February 2, 2006, 01:48:23 PM
Custard, that color scheme looks great. And I agree that en masse they look really good together. That first pic kicks ass.

loyd
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: custard on February 2, 2006, 02:30:08 PM
Thanks, was the first pic I took with my mams camera, most of the others have been pants. Must have been luck.  ;D

Not decided on insignia or squad markings yet, so leaving them off for the mo. Atm, they're lovingly referred to as "the five oh", so it's gonna have to be 50th from somewhere.  :D
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: Rookyboy on February 2, 2006, 04:03:26 PM
Im finished my Spiders but you may have to take my word for as i cant get my camera to work
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: custard on February 2, 2006, 06:47:11 PM
Almost finished all my basic troopers, just finished with 4 coats of white on the armour for these guys.  >:( :-[ Just guns and final highlights left.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f25/custardcrusader/wip2ndsquad.jpg)

Yeah, I got a camera and gone flash happy.  ;D
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: Fold on February 3, 2006, 08:36:36 AM
Hey CC, very nice. Not a colour scheme I could ever see working in my head but apparently I was wrong.

Would you be so kind as to go through your process and colour use, particularly on the clothing? Is that enchanted blue and white?
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: custard on February 3, 2006, 11:22:46 AM
Thanks. Been around this forum for a couple of years now, nice to finally get some pics up.  :)

My last army was Eldar, green bodies with yellow helmets. I played around with a few colour schemes for a while, more natural earth tones etc., but much prefered this one. (Plus I couldn't face more green. ;D) Someone's mentioned it's a bit anime police style, but that wasn't an "inspiration". I just fancied blue in there somewhere, and black trim just looked too plain and boring. Although I still kick myself for choosing white.  ;D 4 coats on troopers.  :-\ I did change to red at one stage with mainly black armour, but they just didn't look as striking, even though they were far quicker/easier to paint.

I use Vallejo, so much better than GW paints, but will put in the GW equivalents. Oh, and I'm very much in the "if you cant see it or get a brush in there, don't paint it camp"

I think the pictures are slightly bright, I'm still working on lighting, hopefully by the end of the month I can get my whole army up here with some decent (true colour)pics. I've realised that the blues look lighter than they actually are. :(

Off a black undercoat. I like to leave the undercoat showing to define the areas. I think it needs it with this colour scheme, otherwise there wouldn't be as much definition.
Cloth - Imperial Blue (Regal Blue) basecoat and shade, layer on Magic Blue (Enchanted Blue) main colour. Highlight with Electric Blue (Ice Blue)
Armour - Cold Grey (Fortress Grey), first coat of white, just to get a base on, not too thick and many brush strokes evident at this point.  :-[ Generally 3 more coats of very thinned down Skull White. Could really use more but as they are rank and file, and for gaming, I leave it at this.
Flesh varies opn how much I can be bothered to do.  :P Some are just Bronze Fleshtone (Bronzed Flesh) with a Flesh Wash (all my inks are GW), then some get highlighted with wither Elf Skintone (Elf Flesh) or Bronze Fleshtone again.
Guns are Cold Grey (Fortress Grey) leaving the black as shading, then highlighted with Wolf Grey (Spacewolf Grey)

Tbh, I'm not too sure how the tanks are gonna turn out in that colour scheme. :-\ Will have to wait and see I suppose.


Btw, is this a regular monthly thing? I saw in one that it was a 3 month period?  Probably wont vow as much if there's a next time.  :D It's proved a good motivator.  ;)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: loydb on February 3, 2006, 12:21:20 PM
I plan on starting a new one for spring when this one expires. It's been a good inspiration for me as well.

loyd
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on February 3, 2006, 01:29:36 PM
here, sorry to keep changing loyd, but can i instead finish a five-man tactical squad, as i have run out of black primer
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: the solitaire on February 6, 2006, 09:24:15 AM
Ahead of schedule I'm done with the conversion work and already coated all models in a neat black layer.
Will add the first base colours this evening so they'll all look lik ethe marine already posted.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 24 ppl in so far]
Post by: Hyrodan on February 6, 2006, 09:30:00 AM
Looks like i'll have to reset my aim to 5 guardsmen this month. I just remember what a slow painter i was. Anyway, i just need 2 more layers for the skin and make metalic part of the guns, then i can do the inking. I'll try to find a camera to show the results so far.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 6, 2006, 05:33:15 PM
Vows updated.

I put down the leather base on both the Fire Dragons and the Rangers today. I'm about to start working on the damn gems again. I'll post some pics tonight when I'm done.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: Bob the hungry hobo on February 7, 2006, 11:15:28 AM
Well thats 10 of the Necrons done. Just another 20 to go :P. I should get these done and pics on schedual! :)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 7, 2006, 10:02:08 PM
I fly out of state on Sunday, so I need to bust ass if I'm going to make it.

I'm nearly done with my Fire Dragons. I've got to make a neatening pass with yellow, paint some of the gems on the Exarch, smoke the bases and paint the base edges black. I may do a little outlining, I haven't decided yet.

There is a lot of orange that is getting washed out to yellow by the flash, and I don't have time to color correct atm.

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/fire_dragons_wip_8.jpg)

On my Rangers, I've gotten the leather pretty much done, and will start working on the boots & cloaks tomorrow (just basecoated now).

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/rangers/rangers_wip_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: the solitaire on February 8, 2006, 09:25:26 AM
Took apart the possessed again, added more greenstuff, designated a unit champion in order to give him a powerfist. (also almost done with a 50% green of a dreadnought)

Will have to clean the undercoat off and coat again afterwards.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: mrspungebob on February 8, 2006, 09:28:55 AM
Ok, i have completed 4 of my 8 spinegaunts, pluss the bases of two warriors (i know those weren't in my pledge). I'll try to post some pics of them tonight or tomorrow, with a different camera that i know how works  :P
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: Erand on February 8, 2006, 10:34:36 AM
ooh I kind of forgot about this! Woops

So I have been off work ill for the past month (glandular fever) and have this to my name as a result: 5 guardians, 3 warlocks, 4 vypers, 2weapons platforms, 8 starcannons, 4 grave/tomb guard, 80 zombies and an eldar inq warband. I won't post pictures here as it wasn't part of the challange but I thought I would brag seeing as my usual total is about 4 models a month at best!

Happy painting everyone.

Erriond
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on February 8, 2006, 03:18:42 PM
goodygoody, looks like i'm on target to get the tactical squad and my terminators done, and possibly the interior of my crusader?
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: custard on February 8, 2006, 03:24:28 PM
Nice loyd, colour scheme isn't my cup o tea(on the dragons), but the yellow looks nice and smooth. I know what a bugger that is to get nice.  :D

Almost got all my infantry done, just the tanks and buildings to go.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on February 8, 2006, 04:09:59 PM
Done the main colours on my dread, silver, black and red. Inkwashing next. Haven't even undercoated the termies yet.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 9, 2006, 01:46:27 AM
Finished my Fire Dragons. I need to clear off my photo area so I can take a shot with decent lighting, but here they are. Now I just have to knock out 3 Rangers by Saturday afternoon!

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/fire_dragons_final_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: the solitaire on February 9, 2006, 06:03:54 AM
Done sculpting the dreadnought, started sculpting chosen Death Guard.

This way I never get to painting :/

Will see that those chosen are done by the end of the day, although I also have to clean up my appartment before the weekend (parents coming over  >:()

That'd mean painting will have to start next monday.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 2 weeks to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 10, 2006, 12:00:47 AM
Coming down to the wire. Here's my test fig for my rangers, this is my first time to try this type of camo, so I wanted a test. I need to make the next leaves thinner and less of a regular diamond shape I think, but it's a cool effect.

(http://www.austinfireflies.org/minis/rangers/rangers_wip_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: mrspungebob on February 10, 2006, 04:27:15 AM
I think you should make the leaves more random. Right now i think it looks a bit like scales. But they are nicely done
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: custard on February 10, 2006, 09:20:48 AM
Love the camo effect.  :)

5 Guard left to do, 3/4 through the tanks, bunkers and Inquisitor almost done, just the building to put together. Should make it.  :D
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f25/custardcrusader/wipall.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 10, 2006, 11:27:21 AM
I think you should make the leaves more random. Right now i think it looks a bit like scales. But they are nicely done

Thanks! Yeah, that's why I want to get away from the regular diamond look.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Hyrodan on February 11, 2006, 12:41:21 AM
Ok, the 5 Imperial guardmen are painted and varnished, all i need now is a digital camera to post them here
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on February 11, 2006, 05:33:28 AM
Dread now painted, inked and highlighted. Just some detailing and glaze on the armour panels left. I'll try and organise some pictures. Termies under- and basecoated.

EDIT: Glazed also now. Making good progress today. Starting on the termie sarge now.

EDIT 2: Detailing done. Apart from his base, the dread is finished.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on February 11, 2006, 01:02:17 PM
Is there going to be one of these next month, and the month after, and the month af....?

cuz this has really got me paintin' my lead
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: hobbytips on February 11, 2006, 03:44:36 PM


 I don't think so, in month 1 loydb said there would be a month,1,2, and 3 but didn't mention anything about a 4. :'(


 HT



 
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 11, 2006, 08:02:45 PM
This will be the last month of the Winter challenge. We'll start a Spring challenge up March 1, I want to get them slaved to the calendar month.

loyd
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: custard on February 11, 2006, 08:19:38 PM
As if I didn't have enough to do, I've decided to throw a rhino into the mix for good measure.  :o

Think I'll take a break next month.  ;D
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Disciple of Nagash: GT on February 11, 2006, 09:02:56 PM
Just came back from a weeks holiday, maybe I'll actually finish in time.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: hobbytips on February 12, 2006, 02:10:28 AM
This will be the last month of the Winter challenge. We'll start a Spring challenge up March 1, I want to get them slaved to the calendar month.

loyd


So it will be something like 'spring of discontent painting challenge'?


HT
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Balthraka on February 12, 2006, 02:30:30 AM
Well technically the 1st of March will be the AUTUMN paiting challenge.  ;D

I luv the southern hemisphere.

KCB
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on February 23, 2006, 08:31:40 AM
I see we are back up. For what it's worth, I finished my squad of termies and dread last weekend. Only tabletop standard, but washed, highlighted, glazed etc. Looking good but unfortunately my son killed my camera, so until I get it fixed, no pics available.

Loydb, if you are running another one of these things, and I hope you do - it's certainly got me painting, I vow to paint another squad of Deathwing by the next deadline.

Hope all the rest of you got your things done.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Big Boss on February 23, 2006, 10:01:31 AM
Well yeah, not like there's anyway to prve it but I did finish my stuff.  Pics up tonight.

P.S. LloydB you should do another one of these things.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: TheDean on February 23, 2006, 10:41:32 AM
Yeah posting another challange would be great, I have my stuff done, and I will post pics tonight of the dire wolves and I will post my banshee and bats now, I also got working on some ghouls well lets see if I can figure out how to post these....

::::edit:::: I have no idea how to post pics, so if anyone could help me with that, it would be great!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Jonik on February 23, 2006, 12:19:49 PM
*Sigh*

The challenge isnt really happening for me. I tend to work on a larger scale (eg 100 guardsmen at a time - gets all the stages done at the same time, and the same painting techniques so none look out of place) and never get things done unless I absolutely HAVE to...

So I don't have a finished falcon, but I have a 60% finished falcon, a 60% finished serpent, a 40% serpent, a 40% falcon, and a 30% vyper....
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: mrspungebob on February 23, 2006, 12:21:01 PM
I guess the time is up now. So i have to report my failure. I have done 4 of them, and are half finished with the other 4, but i've been spending alot of time converting my tyrant. You have allready seen the pics of my done spinegaunts, so i wont post again
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: The Ego-Man on February 23, 2006, 12:31:46 PM
Ok, i finally got what all this topic is about, if you don't mind i'd like to be part of it next month, i'll be painting some eldar pirates and a mini for my friend (have to choose which one).
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Archonbjorn on February 23, 2006, 02:07:40 PM
Just notifiying thatI will participate again next month. I will vow to paint a squad of wyches this time. (Around 5 or perhaps even 10 strong).
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: Fold on February 23, 2006, 04:29:55 PM
Hmm, well while I didn't complete my vow (10 hardened veterans and chimera) there was a very good reason for this - I've had a devil of a time getting hold of the shotguns I need for the vets and the predator turret for the chimera. As such, I've had to do something else instead. 

I am however fairly pleased with what I got done in the month 2 challenge. I was experimenting without a flash so I'm afraid the photos suffer from camera shake a bit.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Challenge1.jpg)


Some detail shots -

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Missile-Team.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Mortar-Team.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Heavy-Bolter.jpg)


For what it's worth I also based these stormtroopers and finished a converted rough rider, although I've temporarily misplaced the photos.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Stormtroopers.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on February 23, 2006, 05:07:31 PM
Wow - they look great. Are the blue faces inspired by Rogue Trooper?

Ah, now I see (thanks to custardcrusader). Braveheart then.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: custard on February 23, 2006, 05:08:47 PM
Doh, forgot to take any pics of mine.  ::) Got 31 (miscounted) gaurdsmen done, 5 hvy wpn squads, rhino, russ, chimera, inq and 2 bunkers, and gallantly took the battlefield over the weekend........ and lost.  :o

Was gonna swap the other building for the rhino, but couldn't post for obvious reasons. So, I' gonna call mine a "done". Pics when I remember =)

Nice warpaint Fold.  :)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: JelloBiafra on February 23, 2006, 10:11:26 PM
Here are the Guardians I promised. I finally got a good camera so no circles around the edges. Here they are

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/EldaneshPirate6/IMGP2504.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/EldaneshPirate6/IMGP2500.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/EldaneshPirate6/IMGP2506.jpg)


Tried to make it look like some of these guys were running
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/EldaneshPirate6/IMGP2484.jpg)

Close up:
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/EldaneshPirate6/nbn.jpg)


http://photobucket.com/albums/c1/EldaneshPirate6/?sc=1

Most of them still need touchups but theyre pretty much done. Srry about the size of the last pic

Wraithlord, Banshee, and Serpent pics soon
Going out of town so ill probably put them up monday.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3! 9 days to go...]
Post by: loydb on February 24, 2006, 09:28:20 AM
Yay, we're up. I'll give everyone a couple of days to trickle back in and post...
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: TheDean on February 25, 2006, 12:32:22 AM
I have my pics Im just unsure how to post them!
Okay here is a pic of my banshee:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/TheDean/banshee.jpg)
Here are the Fell Bats, they are mostly finished, their hands and their feet still need work.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/TheDean/bats.jpg)
Still no pics of the Dire Wolves but they are done, I will try to get them up within a few days.
I also started working on 10 ghouls.... here are 3 very WIP ghouls
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/TheDean/Ghouls.jpg)
Hey guys and gals let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Balthraka on February 25, 2006, 12:43:57 AM
I finished my 10 wyches, 5 beasts and 1 beast master.

Dont have a dig cam though, so no pics from me :'(

KCB
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Drazz on February 25, 2006, 09:18:07 AM
Likewise; finished with both month 3 (two squads of kroot) and month two (a bit of make-up work there).  I have already started on next month's kroot hounds.  This has definitely helped me try to finish this army.  (Only a couple more months til Games Day...)
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Disciple of Nagash: GT on February 26, 2006, 10:02:56 AM
I finished a long time ago, but with the site down, and my laptop died, but here goes.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/HPIM1167.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/HPIM1168.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/HPIM1169.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/HPIM1170.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/HPIM1171.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/george_timson/HPIM1172.jpg)

And, if I'm not mistaken, that's all 3 months that I've finished.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: loydb on February 26, 2006, 12:40:42 PM
Dean, I really like those wraiths. Good job with the greys.

WTG on finishing all 3 months. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't (damn that month #2!).

We'll just say that Tuesday is the cutoff date for coming back and posting, given all the forum problems over the month. I'll lock it down Tuesday night with updated totals, then start a fresh new minty thread for Spring.

loyd
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Jonik on February 26, 2006, 02:12:39 PM
[cheeky] Can I turn my 1 falcon into 4 tanks + a Viper (wip) ? [/cheekyness]

Its not as if I havent been painting....Its just not exactly what I said I'd do...
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Fold on February 26, 2006, 07:37:39 PM
Got photos of the last two models I completed last month; the chimera (minus turret) and the rough rider.

The chimera has had a minor reworking. I really like the way GW designed the heavy bolters on the land raide,r, with the armoured cowling. I wanted to replicate this for my IG vehicles, I think the weapon now looks like it has a wider field of fire and can shoot up and down as well. The heavy bolter is from the IG heavy weapon squad set, and the cowling is built from plasticard. I lowered the hull of the chimera and rebuilt it with more plasticard to enable the turret (when it gets added) to shoot over it.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Chimera.jpg)

The rough rider is an extensive conversion using a plastic catachan and a horse from an old GW/MB game, Battlemasters.  Green stuff was used (like all my IG) for the furs and for the saddle. I used the arm with a grenade for the lance arm, and parts from the Ogre Kingdoms set for the actual lance.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Rider3.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Rider2.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/Fold/Rider1.jpg)

@ Dean, the banshee is an exquisite bit of painting, well done.

@ Serious Callers Only - The models are not inspired by braveheart actually (not explicitly anyway). What actually happened was I once saw a BBC program about Cro Magnon Man invading Europe and wiping out Neanderthal Man. I thought the visualisation of Cro Magnon Man was really cool so these are more or less direct copies.

Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on February 27, 2006, 10:42:54 AM
Either way, they look great. I saw the Neanderthal thing too - I see the influence now. Is this going to be a whole army themed like that?
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Kolonel Leninvik on February 27, 2006, 11:36:26 AM
I failed, i got 1 marine, 1 termia and half a crusader painted though
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [Month 3 done, post those pics!]
Post by: Fold on February 27, 2006, 05:30:34 PM
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I see the influence now. Is this going to be a whole army themed like that?

Yeah, well it pretty much already is a whole army, albeit relatively small. I have maybe 50 guys made up like it, with around 80 more plastic and metal catachans sitting around waiting to don their furs. It's a slow process but worth it, I think.
Title: Re: Winter of Discontent Painting Challenge! [12 Winners! 12 Failed...]
Post by: loydb on February 28, 2006, 09:37:49 PM
Ok, we had 50% finish this month, I think that's the highest success rate we've had. I'll start the Spring thread tomorrow.

Nice work everyone, locking it down.


Month 3 Vow Keepers
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 ;D Finished ;D Archonbjorn - Grey Knight Terminator Squad
 ;D Finished ;D Rookyboy - 5 Warp Spiders w/ Exarch
 ;D Finished ;D loydb - Finish 10 Fire Dragons from last month, plus 3-man Ranger squad.
 ;D Finished ;D Marshall George Timson - 5 Assault Marines
 ;D Finished ;D Hyrodan - 5 Imperial Guard
 ;D Finished ;D Drazz - 20 Kroot (inc. 2 shapers)
 ;D Finished ;D Yamato - Wood elf treeman and last scout of 5-man scout group.
 ;D Finished ;D TheDean - 3 Fell bats, 10 Dire wolves and a banshee.
 ;D Finished ;D custardcrusader - Finish 33 Guard, 1 Chimera, 1 Leman Russ, 2 Bunkers and a ruined building, and an inquisitor.
 ;D Finished ;D Khorne Balthraka - 1 squad of Wyches, 1 pack Warp Beasts w/Beastmaster
 ;D Finished ;D SeriousCallersOnly - squad of my Angels of Vengeance Deathwing
 ;D Finished ;D JelloBiafra - Wave Serpent, 4 Howling Banshees, 5 Ulthwe guardians, wraithlord

Oathbreakers
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mrspungebob - 8 spinegaunts
Bob the hungry hobo - 30 Necron Warriors (!!)
hobbytips - Black Templar Initiate Squadron
Yentz - 10 Menoth Zealots (go Menoth!)
Blue Tiger - 12 Fire Warriors + Crisis Suit Commander
Fold - 10-man Imperial Guard Hardened Vet squad
Brother Frag - Sister Repentia squad
Lord Epistolary Kashak - 5-man Marine Tac Squad
Abarai Renji - Demon Prince, 2 Warjacks
Jonik - Eldar Falcon
GabrielAngelos -  Tactical Squad Vegius ( 7 man)
The Solitaire - posessed marines (number?)