Welcome, comrades, to the May Edition of Preening Dandies. In honour of the international solidarity of the workers, we've replaced our normal aristocratic image with something more fitting.
Our first entry is from Lowry and it's a Protectorate of Menoth solo. Nicia, the horse-faced Tear of Vengeance. For a relic of an out-moded belief system, it's looking good. Lowry has done an excellent job of picking out the relief on the various types of armour and remains true to the canon colour scheme. And we all know that white is a horror to paint well.
Newbreed follows the religious theme with the Blessings of Vengeance, a light warjack. Just think, the effort put into the production of this ornate device could have fed twenty families for a year. Being too lazy to paint white, he's gone with a fiery black theme.
Another entry from a doomed theocratic empire, Welshman brings us the Minotaur Artillery Tank. Their lack of self-belief in the justice of their cause has led these imperialists to create larger and larger warmachines. Nothing you build will soothe the unease in your hearts, comrades. Overthrow your blue-clad tyrants and join us. I continue to be amazed by how quickly he can churn out finished, well-painted vehicles.
Really, comrade? You had to go with the fascists? Crazy Aido goes a little off-message with his German mechanised infantry. Rest assured, he's already enroute to a people's re-education centre. Their fear of death from above can be seen from the branches strewn across the vehicles. Modelling realistic camouflage on 15mm models is easily botched so we will have to commend him for getting it right.
Sycopat goes with something really suitable, a true collective. This unit of genestealers are immune to machinations of international capitalism and they spend almost all of their time in industrial facilities. We approve. So two red stars for you, Pat.
Trget paints a hapless primitive, known to her leaf-wearing savage tribefolk as a Wood Elf Spellsinger. This is actually a very nice model that I'd never encountered before. He's been playing with his green highlights and you can expand the picture to judge his work for yourself. Actually, I should point out that you can expand all of the pictures by clicking on them.
Just as we begin to fear that no-one has truly honoured our socialist brethren, Comrade Bristolscale7 produces his T34, a master-crafted product of the righteous and noble workers. He has used Vallejo's new pigment range to encrust the tracks with the mud of the motherland. Is she not beautiful?
That's all, folks and another big thanks to all our contributors this month. We'll be doing
another roundup at the end of June so get your works into
firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the month.
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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