Preening Dandies: April

Inspired by and dedicated to Trget;
Who totally came up with the name and is completely responsible for it.

We decided to start running a monthly roundup of our collective painting efforts last month. So let's see what the mailbox threw up.


(Sycopat- 1 month in a row)
It must be a lonely life for Sycopat as Ireland's sole (active) Tyranid tournament player. Surrounded by Space Wolf and Grey Knight players glad-handing each other, he marches stoically on bringing the joys of the Hive Mind to the people. His genestealer's plaintive grasp for the sky and mournful blue eyes might be a cry for help. If you find yourself facing him, leave the Rune Priests/Purifiers at home.
(Nosediver- 1 month in a row)
Nosediver, not satisfied with embarrassing us all with the speed and quality of his painting, casually slings a beautiful squad of Thunderwolf Cavalry into the mix. I have to say that I like the sleek new style wolves. I'm a little curious as to the provenance of the shields. They look sort of elvish? You'll also note that he actually knows how to stage a photo. If you want more of his work, check it out here and all over the internet.
(Newbreed- 1 month in a row)
My word, what beautiful Panthers. The finger-painted approach suggests that it's the work of a decent and reasonable human being who was probably robbed of victory in the Gamer's World Flames of War league. I can only hope that they won a prize of some sort. Cough. Ahem.
(Welshman- 1 month in a row)
Welshman sends in the latest addition to his massive Ultramarines army. Let's look at the detail work. The scrollwork is particularly pleasing, he's clearly mastered the worn paper look. I'm hoping that's a nice marbling effect on the Ultramarines symbol and not just spillover from the endless blue. Beautiful vehicle, it's a pity that it's going to be used by those smug, self-righteous, robotic smurfs. Again, I note the cunning use of a curved piece of paper to improve the photo quality.
(Lowry- 1 month in a row)
Last but not least, Lowry sends in our solitary Warmahordes entry, the ever chirpy Rupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord. Somehow, every single player looks at his scarecrow-like appearance, ragged clothes, excessive facial hair and decides that he must be a filthy ginger. Having tried to paint this model myself, let me just say that he's done a great job on the stitched air bladder. Out of interest, was this photo taken on a sink?

So, a big thanks to all our contributors this month. We'll be doing another roundup at the end of May so get your masterpieces into prd@onthestep.net before the end of the month.

Rules Refresher
1) Each participant may only send in one entry for a given month. You can send in multiple photos of the entry but only one will be used.
2) The entry can be a single model or single unit. The smaller the unit, the more detail in the photo so aim low.
3) The model can be from any game system. If it's particularly esoteric, we'd appreciate a covering note explaining what it is.
4) The entry must have been finished within that given month. You can't submit completed pieces from your back catalogue.
5) If you want us to include a link back to more of your work, we'd be delighted to do that.

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