Preening Dandies: July 2012

July, it was a very quiet month in the War Altar mansion. Despite the torrential rain, storms and flooding, it appears that most of the wargamers spent their time outside getting fresh air.

Stop that. Get back indoors, lock yourselves in small airless rooms and get back to painting. Sunshine is not for the likes of you.

Menoth Cinerators (Warmachine)
I adore the Exemplar heavy infantry, be they Bastions or Cinerators. Lowry has taken full advantage of the excessive detail on these models to show some scrupulous painting skills. Every symbol, rivet and raised edge has been painted and highlighted. The Menofixes (man shaped things) on the shields are absolutely perfectly shaded.
 
Imotekh the Stormlord (Warhammer 40K)
I was expecting something green and space mareenish from Trget but he has surprised us with a Necron model. Yellow remains one of the most difficult colours to paint and I must direct you to look at the solid work on the metallic yellow cloak. Credit where it is actually due.

 Panzerwerfer 42 Battery (Flames of War)
What's the intent of camouflage? Making yourself hard to see. Since you can't look upon Newbreed's paint job for more than a few seconds without vomiting violently, we're calling it a masterpiece of the art of camouflage. Go... me.

Grey Hunters (Warhammer 40K)
Nosediver sneaks in a squad at the last minute and we can hardly refuse his entry. What can we say? He's very good at his work, just look at those eyes. My favourite part, however, has to be the older mark of helmets on the far left model and his second from the right comrade. Those rock.

Preening Dandies
Player Score
Lowry 4
Newbreed 4
Welshman 3
Sycopat 3
Trget 3
Nosediver 2
Bristolscale7 1
Crazy Aido 1

We'll be doing another roundup at the start of September so get your works into prd@onthestep.net before the end of August. I've been informed by our local tech adept that photos above 5MB in size tend to bounce back so keep your entries below that size.

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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