Mechanismo May ’19: Community Painting Challenge – Community Round-Up

Sunfire’s Inquisitorial representatives – Inquisitor Henrietta Kappel, Ordo Malleus; Genetor Mordecai Linden; Interrogator Tiberius Gideon Lambert

Sunfire, from Rhoda’s Reach has shared a trio of Inquisitorial representatives for Mechanismo May – Inquisitor Henrietta Kappel, Ordo Malleus; Genetor Mordecai Linden and Interrogator Tiberius Gideon Lambert.

Sunfire’s Alpha Legionnaires

Sunfire also completed a triad of Alpha Legionnaires, based on Primaris Marines and incorporating some Adeptus Mechanicus heads, creating a rather cool and unique look.

 

Pete’s Russian Airbourne Armour

Pete S /SP from SP’s Projects Blog completed fourteen pieces of armour across three types for Mechanismo May –

Pete’s ASU-85

Firstly, we have a platoon of Soviet ASU-85 self-propelled guns. I actually thought that these were 15mm models initially, but they’re actually 6mm(!)

Pete’s Sprut SD support vehicles

Next up, a foursome of Sprut SD support vehicles, which Pete describes pretty well as “lesser known”. I certainly hadn’t heard of them before!

Pete’s PT76 Amphibious tanks.

Pete finally completes May with a platoon of PT76 Amphibious tanks, bringing his Soviet forces to a nice amount of reinforcements for the month.

 

Dave Stone’s Star Wars Droids

Dave Stone of Wargames Terrain Workshop completed a foursome of Droids from Star Wars. We have an FX medical droid, the astromechs R5-J2 and R4-I9, and then finally an RA7 protocol droid. Certainly a set that covers the topic of Mechanismo!

 

Krautscientist’s Argus the Brazen, Hellbrute of Khorne.

Krautscientist from the Eternal Hunt completed an old-school Forge World model – a Chaos Dreadnought of Khorne, now known as a Hellbrute. Given the moniker Argus the Brazen, he’s certainly an impressive looking model!

 

mcmattila’s Revelators Space Marine Captain

mcmattila of mcmattilaminis has completed a Space Marine Captain from his Revelators Chapter for his Mechanismo May model. As always, it’s a beautifully clean piece of work.

 

Dave Kay’s UR-025 from Blackstone Fortress

Dave Kay from Scent of a Gamer completed the Man of Iron player character, UR-025 from the Blackstone Fortress board game. Luckily there’s absolutely nothing suspicious about this completely-loyal, all-Imperial mechanical construct.

 

Thomas’ converted Hellforged Thousand Sons Contemptor

Thomas, of High Times on the Eastern Fringe completed a converted Hellforged Thousand Sons Contemptor, A very cool conversion, especially given that it had previously been a Converted World Eaters Contemptor of Khorne.

Thomas’ Thousand Sons Rhino

Thomas also completed a second model for Mechanismo Maya Rhino for his Thousand Sons force. We’ll need to see a full army shot of Thomas’ Thousand Sons in a few months.

 

Wudugast’s Ikit Claw, Skaven Engineer

Wudugast, from Convert or Die completed the Skaven character – Ikit Claw. The most renowned of all of the Skaven Warlord-Engineers, this model is even more mechanical than the original model, and certainly fitting for Mechanismo May.

Just Needs Varnish’s

Just Needs Varnish from Just Needs Varnish completed a pair of 1:72 German Panzer 38(t) tanks – so named because of them being “liberated” from the Czech and incorporated into the forces of the German Reich. Once again, he manages to make them look pretty bloody amazing, with such sharp highlights but still a bit dusty and weathered.

 

Mark Morin’s German AFV’s for Eastern Front battles from May.

Mark Morin, of Mark A Morin completed a preponderance of Panzers in May. While I’d like to take some credit for Mark’s productivity, the fact is that Mark is a tank-painting machine. As usual for Mark’s posts filled with armour, it’s well worth clicking that link to see them all in their detailed glory!

 

My own finale shot from Mechanismo May had some issues, as I left out several of the models that fit, so instead I’m just throwing in my “all-May” models image instead. You can see the bunker-building, 2 Ork artillery pieces, 2 Star Wars Bacta tanks, 2 Legion of the Damned Space Marines in power armour, an Iron Warriors Traitor Legion Vindicator tank, a pair of (captured) Universal Carriers, and a pair of 88mm Flakartillerie and a Ratman with a bionic power fist.

Now that I’ve wrapped up with all of this, are your own Mechanismo May Challenge models missing from here? If you left a link in the announcement thread, then it should be here and I apologise. If there’s no link there, then leave one here. I may seen, read and even commented on your post, but I’m damned if I can remember each and every blog post I go through each month! Broken links, etc – just bring it to my attention and I’ll also fix them up ASAP.

Mechanismo May ’19 Painting Challenge 2019: Personal Round-Up

As has happened a few times, especially with this year being as messy as it’s been so far – when I took my “personal round-up” photo(s), it turned out that I fucked up a little when trying to take a shot for the challenge as well as a shot for everything else – so with that in mind, I’ve just binned the other photo and we’ll just have to go with this one.

So for the challenge, I finished the bunker-building, 2 Ork artillery pieces, 2 Star Wars Bacta tanks, 2 Legion of the Damned Space Marines in power armour, an Iron Warriors Traitor Legion Vindicator tank, a pair of (captured) Universal Carriers, and a pair of 88mm Flakartillerie and a Ratman with a bionic power fist. Not too shabby, given the circumstances.

I managed to complete a total of 33 models in May. Once again, not what I’d hoped to get done but still squeezing past the model/day that I like to keep up. By end of April I had 147, so this brings me to 180 finished by the end of May.

Armoured/Army April ’19: Community Painting Challenge – Community Round-Up

Dave Stone’s Imperial Forces

Kicking off this month’s challenges for Armoured April/Army is Dave Stone of Wargames Terrain Workshop. Made up predominantly from Imperial Assault figures from FFG, seeing them all collected together certainly has an impact beyond what the individual models can convey, as nice as they can be individually. I think this is something we’ll see repeatedly throughout this round-up.

Dave Stone’s Imperial Riot Stormtroopers

Dave has also completed a few models for the Armoured aspect of the month’s challenge, starting with this squad of Riot Stormtroopers.

Dave’s Stormtroopers.

Next up, Dave has a squad of regular Stormtroopers, adding to his armoured troops completed in April. Quite a nice collection of dirty-white armoured troops completed in a single month!

 

ssspectre’s Thracians

ssspectre from The War For The End of the World gives us a shot of his beautifully painted Thracian force. With them, he’s achieved something very similar to what I’m aspiring to with my Vikings, in a colourful and characterful that also retains a link to reality and how things may have actually looked in the day. The details apparent on his warriors’ shields and the patterns embroidered on their tunics and cloaks look fantastic, and even moreso when you go in close to look at them more closely. There are a number of close-in photos of them on his blog post, and I think it’s one that is definitely worth checking out!

ssspectre’s Thracian heavy hero – Anathaetes.

ssspectre also put together an individual model for Armoured April – Anathaetes, a Thracian Hero in heavy armour. Anathaetes can also be seen on the right-hand side of the group shot above, alongside his fellows.

 

Steve’s Relictors Space Marine Dreadnought

Steve from Dreadaxe Games completed a pair of models for the Armoured April challenge – reinforcements for his Relictors Space Marine Chapter. The first being an Ironclad Castraferrum Dreadnought. I really like how smoothly he applied that decal for the banner’s skull-icon.

Steve’s Relictors Primaris Chapter Ancient.

Steve’s second submission for the month is another Relictor – this time a Primaris Chapter Ancient carrying a captured Chaos Icon. I can’t in any way see why other Imperial Forces might think the Relictors’ loyalties to be a little suspect.. can you?

 

mcmattila’s Warzone Capitol Light Infantry Captain #2

mcmattila of mcmattilaminis painted an Old-School WarZone model. The figure is Light Infantry Captain #2, though he’s armed as a Capitol Special Forces Trooper with M516D Shotgun. Back in 1e WarZone, though – you could equip your heroes with pretty much anything from their faction’s wargear list rather than them having bespoke gear, as many current 40k models have, which explains the confusion. Either way, he’s done a great job with the Star-Spangled Pauldron, as well as the dented and scratched armour.

 

Dave Kay’s Reaper Bones Wights

Dave Kay from Scent of a Gamer completed this pair of Reaper Bones Undead figures for Armoured April. I’m not sure of their exact “official” names, but Dave has painted them as a pair of Wights, which works for me! In order to achieve that Undead glow, he’s used the new(ish) technical paints from Games Workshop, Hexwraith Flame and Nighthaunt Gloom – and to great effect!

 

steinbergshedspace’s Death Guard Chaos Legion force.

Another hobbyist who has contributed something for both Army April and Armoured April is Steinberg of Steinberg Shed Space. He’s firstly shared a shot of his impressively-sized Death Guard Legion force.

Steinberg’s Death Guard Plaguecaster Pete

Next up, Steinberg also completed this Death Guard Plaguecaster (named Pete) – geared up in his Powered Armour.

Steinberg’s Death Guard Myphitic Blight-Hauler

Finally, Steinberg completed and submitted this Death Guard Daemon Engine – a Myphitic Blight-Hauler. I don’t know who names these things…

 

Wudugast’s UR-025, Man of Iron.

Wudugast, from Convert or Die completed UR-025, the Man of Iron player character “hero” from the Blackstone Fortress Board Game. As Wudugast rightly points out, UR-025 is basically a walking suit of armour, and so qualifies quite nicely for Armoured April.

Wudugast’s Khorne Bloodrager

Wudugast also completed this heavily iron-looking Khorne Blood Warrior as part of Armoured April.

Wudugast’s growing Khorne Warband.

That same Blood Warrior features in Wudugast’s first of two shots for Army April. The AoS Khorne Mortal Warband inspired by Alex’ challenge from earlier in the year.

Wudugast’s mob of 75 40k Boys

Finally, Wudugast shows us what 75 footslogging Ork Boyz for 40k looks like.

 

Sunfire’s Age of Sigmar Tzeentch Warband

Sunfire, from Rhoda’s Reach has shared his Age of Sigmar Tzeentch/Tzaangor Warband, for Army April – along with some intricate custom scenery. The details of these can be seen much mroe in a series of posts over on his blog.

Sunfire’s 30k Death Guard Legion

Sunfire also shared his Death Guard Legion army shot for Horus Heresy/30k gaming. A pretty sweet looking shot of the earlier iteration of the Death Guard here!

 

Carlo’s Dirz

Carlo of Deuteros Games completed a trio of Dawn Warriors from the Alchemists of Dirz faction from Confrontation. The soft pastel shades and subtle tones within the NMM that Carlo used on these models is reminiscent of Rackham’s artwork for the game at the time.

 

mcmatilaminis showcase features 5 different Warhammer Underworlds Warbands.

mcmattila of mcmattilaminis has chosen a “compilation” shot of 5 Warhammer Underworlds/Shadespire Warbands. The shot features Bonerattle, Stormcast, Ironjawz, Khorne Bloodbound and Skaven.

 

mcmattila’s Revelators Ironclad Dreadnought

mcmattila also completed this Ironclad Dreadnought for his Revelators Space Marine Chapter. This model obviously covers the Armoured portion of April for mcmattilla, and the machine looks all the more impressive for the heavy weathering and chipping that has been applied.

 

Warbringer’s Mollog’s Mob

Warbringer, from the Krakendoomcool blog completed Mollog’s Mob, a Troll/Troggoth-themed warband from the Warhammer Underworlds game. If you’re interested in seeing how Warbringer achieved the vibrant look on these models, he happens to have included a series of WIP photos with a walkthrough on the post.

 

Eloth’s Space Wolf Force

Eloth, of Eloth’s Endeavours has submitted his Space Wolves Force as an Armoured Army this month. A nice mix of Thunderwolf Cavalry and infantry, along with a kitbashed Wolf Priest on foot to lead the force. Eloth has gone to lengths to make each of his Space Wolf models an individual.

 

Pete's IS-7 Heavy Tank

Pete S /SP from SP’s Projects Blog completed this IS-7 Soviet Heavy Tank. This beast is certainly a piece of armour that qualifies for Armoured April! Makes me want to dig out my 28mm scale one from Warlord and get started on it!

 

Argentbadger’s Druze Bayram Security force

Argentbadger, from The Bovine Overlord this month shares a shot of his Druze Bayram Security force from Infinity that he has been diligently working on over the past several months. We kept asking for a group shot, and now that we have it, the wait was certainly worthwhile, as I’m sure you’ll agree!

 

Krautscientist’s Original HeroQuest Collection

Krautscientist from the Eternal Hunt provided the final submission for Army April – his completed Old-School set of HeroQuest models, along with a couple of custom extras to cover some of the characters that GW/MB never supplied unique figures for. The project has been a clear labour of love for KS, as it was something that readers could watch take shape over the course of several months. A pretty spectacular achievement!

 

So of course, I missed some models, as I was working down the comments and missed some of the stuff up top.

Alex’ Zymot Thrallgash, the Ork Commander of Station 2

Alex’ Old-school Armoured Orks

Alex of Leadbaloony finished off rather a fair few old-school armoured Orks of different types. There’s Zymot Thrallgash, the Commander of Station 2, followed by da Yellow Skwad

Alex’ Rulko, Captain of the Guard

Alex’ Kalug – the boss for Station Three and his cronies.

These boyz were followed by Rulko, Captain of the Guard, and Ork engineer Kalug, the boss of Station Three – along with his power armoured entourage.

 

 

 

And me? Well, I didn’t get an army shot taken, and I only finished a small few of the Armoured figures I had hoped to. So here’s what I got done for April’s challenge. There’ll be another month for army shots down the line, so I’ll catch up later on…

Speaking of… is your own Armoured or Army April Challenge work missing from here? If you left a link in the announcement thread, then it should be here and I apologise. If there’s no link there, then leave one here. I may seen, read and even commented on your post, but I’m damned if I can remember each and every blog post I go through each month! Broken links, etc – just bring it to my attention and I’ll also fix them up ASAP.

Squad: March! + Gender-Ambiguous Model Painting Challenge 2019 – Community Round-Up

Argentbadger’s Seishin

Argentbadger, of The Bovine Overlord completed a group of models which safely qualify both as a squad as well as gender-ambiguous. They are Seishin, from Malifaux’ Resurrectionists faction, and I think he’s done an amazing job with the ethereal looking scheme on them.

 

Alexis West’s Genestealer Hybrid

Alexis West, aka Westrider from Cascadian Grimdark, completed a nice little set of Models of Indeterminate Gender in March. To start with, we have a Genestealer Cult hybrid in the colours of the Cult of the Emperor’s Embrace.

Alexis West’s Ur-Ghuls from Blackstone Fortress

Alexis also sorted out these Ur-Ghuls from the Blackstone Fortress boxed game. I really do like the pink, fleshy effect on their hands and faces. Alexis submitted these models as Gender-Ambiguous as well, though with the minimum of three of the challenge, they also qualify as a “squad” (for the purposes of this challenge, if not any “official” Warhammer rules.)

Alexis’ Spindle Drones from Blackstone Fortress.

Finally, Alexis also completed this trip of Spindle Drones, also from Blackstone Fortress. They’ve come up quite nicely, I think – almost looking like wraithbone in the pic. As with the Ur-Ghuls, they’re Gender-Ambiguous, and also qualify as a squad for the challenge.

 

Pete S /SP’s Russians in Paritsan camouflage.

Pete S /SP’s Winter Russians.

Pete S /SP from SP’s Projects Blog completed a pair of radically different 20mm Contemporary Russian squads from Elheim Miniatures range of ultra-moderns for the Squad painting challenge. Did I say radically different? Well, clearly, they are. But they’re also the exact same set of sculpts!

 

Mark Morin’s Trio and other-trio of tanks for What a Tanker!

Mark Morin, of Mark A Morin did something around Tanks (shocking, yea!) for the Squad challenge, and kinda doing it in two ways at once. He completed a trio of Italian M11/39 tanks, as well as a British M3 Grant and an M4 Sherman for his 8th Army. However, one of the M11/39s is painted as a captured vehicle, complete with kangaroo-silhouette on the turret side.

Mark represents some I̶t̶a̶l̶i̶a̶n̶ Aussie armour…

This little touch effectively creates a squadron for the 8th army with that (formerly) Italian tank!

 

Ann’s Spiny Black Poxwalker

Ann, of Ann’s Immaterium completed a model known as Spiny Back Poxwalker for the Gender-Ambiguous Model challenge. According to Ann, the completion of this one leave only five more Poxwalkers for her slowly growing horde.

 

Wudugast’s Blackstone Fortress Spindle Drones.

Wudugast, from Convert or Die completed a small group of figures which qualify for both of this month’s challenges. This group of four Spindle Drones, from the Blackstone Fortress are both gender-ambiguous and also four makes enough for a “Squad” by the spirit of this challenge. I find that Wudugast’s take on their colour scheme – with the stark contrasts on their carapace is quite reminiscent of the production design from the Alien films, and even Giger’s work.

 

Sunfire’s Vengeance Knights Primaris Marine Reivers

Sunfire, from Rhoda’s Reach has completed a trio of squads for the Squad challenge – the first is a group of three Primaris Space Marine Reivers, these guys are part of his Vengeance Knights chapter. The headswaps certainly give them a different look, which I may well steal for some of my own Reivers…

Sunfire’s Vengeance Knights Intercessor Marines

Sunfire’s second squad for the month is a squad of Intercessors. He has achieved a nice contrast between the weather-beaten and worn armour and the clean looking shoulder pauldrons.

Sunfire’s trio of Idris, the Wind Reader and two attendant Tzaangor

For his third squad, Sunfire has something completely different in a trio of Tzeentchian Tzaangor, led by Idris, the Wind Reader. The impressive bases make them look like a Shadespire/Warhammer Underworlds Warband!

 

Just Needs Varnish’s Royal Navy Naval Brigade riflemen

Just Needs Varnish from Just Needs Varnish completed a pair of units for the month, both from his slightly-neglected 20mm Royal Navy Brigade force. The first are a unit of Riflemen, featuring some pretty sweet detailing on those scarves that really makes the figures stand out nicely from a distance.

Just Needs Varnish’s Naval Maxim and 4.7″ gun carriages.

JNV‘s second unit for the month is a support unit for the same force, featuring a carriage-mounted Maxim for close fire support, as well as something a little …bigger!

…along with the horse(s) they rode in on!

 

The Imperfect Modeller’s

The Imperfect Modeller from The Imperfect Modeller finished this odd little model of a ..Power Armoured Space Wasp? for the Gender-Ambiguous challenge. It looks very much like something Mark Morin would be painting rather than TIM, but it made sense in the end, as TIM used it in a very cool diorama that I urge you to check out – titled “Get Out Of My Fucking Room” it does what it says on the tin!

The Imperfect Modeller’s “Get Out Of My Fucking Room”

The Imperfect Modeller’s Posse of Wyatt Earp, his brothers Virgil and Morgan and Doc Holliday

TIM‘s second submission was something much more to speed, though no less impressive. We have Wyatt Earp, his brothers Virgil and Morgan, and Doc Holliday – with their apppearance in miniature form being based on the 1993 film, Tombstone. As always with his western models, TIM has done a great job of capturing the feel of the Old West, with dusty blacks used across these models. They look like a group of gents that you would not like to cross on a dusty Arizona road…

 

Maenoferren22’s Reaper Ghost

Maenoferren22 from Bogenwald also completed a model for each of the month’s challenges – leading off with this Ghost model by Reaper Miniatures which is plenty gender-ambiguous. In completing this model, his actions gave me the kick I needed to grab and complete the pair of these models I had in my own collection, that had been sitting on the painting desk for months and forgotten – so thank you!

Maenoferen’s 3D-Printed Cultists

Did I say “a model” for each challenge? Maenoferren22 not only completed the singular ghost, but also three entire units. The first of which is a unit of 3D-Printed Cultists which actually qualifies for both challenges (until you look under their robes, at least!)

Maenoferren’s 3D-Printed Hand-monsters

The next of Maenoferren’s units also qualifies for the gender-ambiguous challenge. I guess you could theoretically argue these 3D-Printed hand-monsters look kinda like a pair of males and a pair of females based on their chests and chest-clothing, but who’s to say exactly how the anatomy of weird monster-demon-things that have hands for heads works?

Maenoferren’s Heresy Miniatures “Inspector” crew.

Finally, Maenoferren has completed a crew of sci-fi-type Inspectors from Heresy Miniatures. This group clearly features both genders, though Blue-K9 and the other little bot technically fit into that neutral territory of the other challenge yet again! Kick arse submissions from Maenoferren this month!

 

mcmattila’s Revelators Devastator Squad

mcmattila of mcmattilaminis completed a Devastator Squad for his homebrew Space Marine Chapter, the Revelators. He’s used MKIII armour legs, torsos and limbs to give the models a heavier, weighted feel as befits Devastators, especially with the preponderance of rivets on the older armour – while the MK8 Helms and backpacks give them a more current, modern look. it’s certainly a touch I appreciate!

 

To wrap up, as have my own Models for March – more detail can be seen in my Personal Round-Up Post for March. While the four “Squads” are pretty typical fare of the random stuff I seem to get completed on a semi-regular basis, the more interesting part of the equation is that all of the models I finished in March, bar one turned out to be Gender-Ambiguous. While I did set out to paint some that fit that specific criteria, the real kicker was that when I looked at each model once completed, I found that so many more fit – even when our typical assumptions (and honestly, the sculptor’s intent a lot of the time ) make us think “male”.

I certainly found that to be an interesting exercise through March, and I have tried to keep it in mind gong forward as well – so thank you to Ann Wycoff of Ann’s Immaterium for the initial thought, and Alex of Leadbaloony for running Fembruary – which in turn spawned this challenge theme.

 

Speaking of… is your own March Challenge work missing from here? If you left a link in the announcement thread, then it should be here and I apologise. If there’s no link there, then leave one here. I may seen, read and even commented on your post, but I’m damned if I can remember each and every blog post I go through each month! Broken links, etc – just bring it to my attention and I’ll also fix them up ASAP.

…and now onto compiling Armoured/Army April’s Community Round-Up!

Armoured April ’19 Painting Challenge 2019: Personal Round-Up

So as part of the catch-up blogging, we’ve got my personal round-up for Armoured April. Unfortunately, due to all the RL stuff, I didn’t get a chance to set out one of my forces, so I’ll just have to do that as an extra sometime  in another month – or possibly just post one around when I get to the community round-up for April. In the meantime, here’s all the stuff I got finished in that month. Three of the monsters up there were done for the Monster March painting challenge, but finished *just* over the line (AU time, anyway) into April.

The above batch of models are what I managed to complete that fall within the “Armoured April” challenge. This is where the numbers (to me, anyway) really do feel rather disappointing as there were a fair few more things I would have liked to have finished off. Ah well, shit happens – and you do what you can around that.

I managed to complete a total of 31 models in April. Not too bad overall, though not what I’d hoped to get done either. By end of March I had 116, so this brings me to 147 finished by the end of April.

Hopefully I’ll get up the community post for March this weekend. A lot done, but still a bit more to go…

Terrain & Neglected Models Paint Challenge February 2019: Personal Round-Up

All of the completed February things.

Yep! Late as all hell. Work and stress and sick dad and all of that shit continues, with a result that I’m still painting but not as engaged with the blogging stuff. Besides, The Division 2 just came out and I’d rather lock myself in a room and do nothing but play that. Orez – are you listening? You’d love it!

One of the other major things slowing down this wrap-up is the fact that I went out and took photos, but forgot to include the 3rd-ed 40k walls in my wrap-up photos. Then I went out again a day or three later to re-take the photos but got mixed up in my “Neglected Models” list. The bunkers took awhile, but not long enough to be truly neglected – even if they spent most of summer sitting on the terrain table, taunting me with their size. So after two sets of not-quite right photos (I wanted a nice shot of the Neglected Models and another of the Terrain) – So then this delayed me yet again, before not getting around to a third set of photos, and saying “fuck it” so I can just get this damned post up…

Leonard steals the workout bench for himself…

The 34 models and pieces of terrain that I finished in February, when combined with January’s 45 brings my running total for the year to 79. I’m not sure how many I’ve finished for March yet. I’ve been working my way through a few and even photographed some, but haven’t counted them yet.

I’ll have to get the April Challenge Post up soon. That’s probably up next, in fact. Then I can start showing my March Challenge models….

Terrain & Neglected Models Paint Challenge February 2019 – Community Round-Up

Model Man Pat’s Completed Medieval Castle Diorama

Kicking off this month’s dual-mode challenge of Neglected Models and Terrain, we have Patmcf, aka Model Man Pat from Pat’s 1:72 Scale Military Dioramas brought this piece to final completion in February – The Medieval Castle. While at first glance you’d be entirely forgiven for asking “Hang on, didn’t we see this one before? Last month, actually?” the difference here is that Pat has turned what was essentially an impressive piece of scenery into a fully-blown diorama, with the addition of several dozen painted models – giving a great deal of life to the complete work, as you can see a number of small mini-narratives taking place across the breadth of the scenic piece. I strongly encourage you to check out Pat’s blog on the links above to see much, much more of this work.

 

Dave Stone’s Chaos Soulgrinder

Next up is Dave Stone, from The Gamer’s Cupbard blog and his impressive Chaos Soulgrinder. Dave also sculpted the disgusting, green phlegm attack coming from the Daemon Engine’s maw. Nice. I mean, ugh.

 

Ann’s neglected Nurgle Poxwalker

…and another!

Ann, of Ann’s Immaterium completed another Poxwalker for the Neglected Model challenge. The first one marked fourteen of twenty, and then the second Poxwalker of the month took her horde to fifteen, so the end of this mob of poxies is close to hand now…

 

Backtothehammer’s Citadel Wood

Backtothehammer from his eponymous blog, Backtothehammer painted up this lovely and vibrant looking Citadel Wood in what he claims was only two nights(!) I know I get a lot of models done, but when I see something this big that looks this good done in such a short space of time, I’m still amazed and jealous!

 

Mikko’s straight walls…

…and his corners and rubble end-pieces.

Mikko,of Dawn of the Lead is (finally) on board for a challenge – welcome mate! He’s completed some walls and corner pieces from Fenris Games’ “Rubble City” range.  While Mikko says that some of them were finished awhile back, he’s picked them up again and retouched them – so it totally counts (I do this all the time with older models). I feel that the grime and subtle coloured shading on them makes them look incredibly realistic.

 

Argentbadger’s Trio of Trolls

Argentbadger, from The Bovine Overlord finished an impressive neglected trio of models from the Trollbloods faction of Hordes. A Troll Bouncer, looking suitably brutal to have the title of “bouncer”. A  Troll Impaler. (If you ask me, he could be called a Whale Impaler.) And finally, a Troll Axer. Who carries a very big axe. No doubt, for axing things it doesn’t like. So many angry blue trolls….

 

mcmattila’s Stormcast Liberators – five with Hammers and five with Swords.

mcmattila of mcmattilaminis has finished off two sets of Stormcast Liberators in his Silverlions scheme. The first five are armed with Hammers while the second five are armed with Swords. I feel like I’m selling them short if I leave it at that, so I’ll just recommend that people take the time to check out both posts for more detailed shots of both sets of models. Your eyes will thank you!

 

Sunfire’s Vengeance Knights Primaris Marines

Sunfire, from Rhoda’s Reach has completed a pair of Primaris Space Marines in the livery of his Vengeance Knights chapter. These Neglected Models originally came from the Dark Vengeance starter box. I’m not sure how many more await us, but I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of their force!

Sunfire’s Zone Mortalis Walls

Sunfire didn’t stop there, though – also completing some scenic items for the other half of February’s challenge. Specifically, some 3D-printed walls and tiles to be used with Zone Mortalis and Necromunda (and I presume anything else that needs some sci-fi walls!)

 

dave2718’s Neglected Helldrake

dave2718 from Faith&Steel completed a rather impressive Neglected Model this past month – a Chaos Space Marine (and probably also Daemonkin, in a few days) Helldrake. I have to say that I have one of these kits, and given how complex both the assembly and painting looks to be, I haven’t even considered starting on it. More credit then, to Dave for getting the thing done!

 

Mark Morin’s destroyed Panzer IV-D

Mark Morin, of Mark A Morin did something around Tanks for the February terrain challenge, making excellent use of a mispacked Panzer IV from Battlefront Miniatures by turning it into a destroyed and burnt-out wreck of a Panzer IV. I especially like the damaged running gear scattered across the base

Mark Morin’s Blast Markers.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Mark also put together a foursome of smoke/blast markers, built around some LED tea lights. Instead of typing more, I’ll just say look at them!

 

The Imperfect Modeller’s “Mad Jack”

The Imperfect Modeller from The Imperfect Modeller completed “Mad Jack”, The Lighthouse Keeper. This completed piece, with the model from Artizan really qualifies for both of the February challenges, as we have both a Neglected Model as well as a terrain piece. While a simple piece in many ways, the composition is nonetheless quite evocative and effective.

 

Wudugast’s Neglected Escher Gangers.

Wudugast, from Convert or Die completed some figures to do double-duty across a couple of challenges, with the four Escher models shown above featuring not only here as a quartet of Neglected Models, but also in Alex’ Fembruary 2019 Painting Challenge (go check that out, if you haven’t already!) It was actually Wudu’s write-up here that prompted me to show off Marouda’s growing assets in my own Fembruary post the other day – so thanks for that, mate! 😉

 

Pandora’s Bits Box’ Genestealer Hyprid Aberrants

Pandora’s Bits Box, from the Krakendoomcool blog completed the above five Genestealer Hybrid Aberrants for his Neglected Models. I admit, I didn’t realise that Tooth and Claw was 6 months out already, but that’s how quickly life passes by with GW’s rapid release schedule right now, I guess! The highlight on these ones for me is the lovely blending on their skin tones.

Pandora’s Crashed Aquila Dropship.

Of course, Pandora also completed something for the terrain component of February’s challenges – that being the Crashed Aquila Dropship from the 4th Edition “Battle for Macragge” 40k Starter set from 2004. The funny thing about this kit is that both Krautscientist and myself also attempted to get this kit completed over the past couple of months, but neither of us managed to get them done yet. Ah well, there’s always the next terrain month – or anytime before then!

 

Just Needs Varnish’s Scratch-built 20mm Cottages.

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Just Needs Varnish from Just Needs Varnish created a number of terrain pieces. From scratch, of bloody course! First up are a pair of cottages (WIP pictures included on his post) and then something even more impressive, a large bridge piece that looks to me like it could be one of those premade MDF kits that are all the rage these days. Once again, John’s ability to scratch-build models that look like commercial kits manages to astound me.

 

Alexis West’s Neglected Models.

Alexis West, aka Westrider from Cascadian Grimdark, completed quite a few Neglected Models over February. With a full squad of 10 Genestealer Cult Neophyte Hybrids in the front, joined by two pairs of civilians/crew types. One pair of GW Imperial Guard Crew models, and also a pair of female Spaceport Crew from Statuesque Miniatures.

 

Pete S /SP’s Ruined European House

Pete S /SP from SP’s Projects Blog completed this amazing looking Ruined European House. An Airfix 1/72(ish) kit, Pete has done an outstanding job of turning a standard kit into something that will really be a highlight on the table for his 20mm battles, with the addition of interior details, rubble and so much more.

Krutscientist’s HeroQuest Heroes

Krautscientist from the Eternal Hunt has gone old-school for his Neglected Models in February, by beginning a cool little project – painting the entire set of models from the original 1989 HeroQuest Boardgame with his 2019 painting skills. First up we have the four player-character heroes.

Kroutscientist’s HeroQuest Orcs

KS rapidly followed this up with a HeroQuest-sized horde of Orcs.

Krutscientist’s HeroQuest Undead

And then, Krautscientist turned out a very impressive three sets of Undead from the game. The Zombies, Skeletons and Mummies. I have to say that especially on these sculpts, KS’ excellent paintwork really shows that these thirty-year-old sculpts really still hold up well today. It’s going to be amazing to see the whole game painted up, and at this rate it won’t be long!

(Each set of 3+ models will also qualify as a “unit” for the March Challenge, as well!)

Spalanz’ Grey Knights Captain.

Finally, we have a carryover from January’s Challenge (which I’ll edit into that post later) – Mark Griffiths aka Spalanz from Spalanz completed this Grey Knights Captain as a centrepiece model. I missed it at the time because it wasn’t posted as a link on the WordPress, and then I thought I remembered it, but couldn’t find it posted on his blog when it was time to assemble the Community Round-Up. I spotted it the other day, on Twitter, so I’m adding it in here, today.

27th May – time for some edits!

 

 

There was a note from WSTZ – James in the comments to include “Harry Badsaw” in the next round-up. But without any links. Now I didn’t twig that WSTZ was Wyrdstones and Tackle Zones,, nor that Harry Badsaw was his neglected model from the same month. I’d asked WSTZ to leave a note in the comments for the inclusion of his model, and he’d done so a week or so later – but without a link – by which time I’d forgotten about the whole thing (and let’s face it, I’d never have remembered the model’s name). I’ve just seen it again now and googled “Harry Badsaw”, which took me to the blog, and then I was able to put two and two and the other two together and figure out what was going on…. this is why giving me the links are SO important!

 

Wyrdstones and Tackle Zones’ Harry Badsaw, Orc Thrower

So, from James, of Wyrd Stones and Tackle Zones, we have the Blood Bowl Orc Thrower, Harry Badsaw. The conversion is pretty seamless really – I’d never have picked it, and I own the Wuurzag model it’s based on!

And now, finally, I’ve added in my own February models. So there they are, in all their gory glory!

 

Speaking of… is your own February Challenge work missing from here? If you left a link in the announcement thread, then it should be here and I apologise. If there’s no link there, then leave one here. I may seen, read and even commented on your post, but I’m damned if I can remember each and every blog post I go through each month! Broken links, etc – just bring it to my attention and I’ll also fix them up ASAP.