Preening Dandies: September Edition

Welcome to October, gents. September saw a fairly broad mix of entries with most of the main Irish systems represented. Had we received a Warhammer Fantasy entry, we would have hit every major system.

Panthers (Flames of War)
First up, The Big BZ continues to mass produce the very difficult and time-consuming 'Ambush' pattern paint scheme as he powers through his German Panzerkompanie. The entry shows a platoon of Panthers which, I strongly suspect, are being fielded in our local Tank Aces campaign. They might be in a touch of trouble here as I see some Shermans sneaking up behind them.

Chaos Heretic (Warhammer 40,000)
After a brief lull, Sycopat emerges from painting semi-retirement with a lackey of the Dark Gods. This is one of those very nice looking Dark Vengeance models and he's gone with what appears to the traditional colours of the Alpha Legion, a dark blue contrasted against green. The base... well, it's either porridge or the ashes of a world sacrificed to Chaos, nuclear fire and anarchy. You choose.

Raek (Hordes)
A monentous occasion, Lowry bases a model. This is the Legion of Everblight's Raek and with this particular paint scheme, we can expect Ridley Scott's lawyers to begin swarming.What's not to like here? The metallic look is excellent and the flesh has a slimy tint. On second glance, it's a really really good slimy tint. He's really coming on in leaps and bounds.

Nagas Sniper (Infinity)
Newbreed proves that while he has an eye for colour, he has no concept of camouflage. Let's hope she's fighting red/green colour blind troopers in a jungle. You will notice the home-made flagstone base that represents some actual development as a modeller. For the record, the model is pointing at something, not giving someone the finger.

Satyxis Raiders and Captain (Warmachine)
Behold, a full sized Satyxis unit with their unit attachment from Quozl. These ladies fight for the Nightmare Empire of Cryx and have very nice racks. The light purple/dark red on the main body of the model looks good and brightens what threatened to be overly dark models. The tufts on the bases work well as dying, scraggy grass.

Leman Russ Executioner (Warhammer 40,000)
Trget gives us another variant of the, common as muck, Leman Russ. This is the Executioner, packing a very large plasma cannon. Judging by the angry red shade, this one is in the process of over heating and cooking its own crew. The green and khaki colour scheme looks a bit... Deathwing-ish. I'm going to hazard a guess and say that it's part of an allied contingent for his Dark Angels.

Lowry informs us that Privateer Press have released their own Finecast Colossals and provided some photos. This is the Khadoran Conquest The company has denied all rumours that the new models suffer from ludicrous levels of flash and massive loss of detail.
Preening Dandies
Player Score
Lowry 6
Newbreed 6
Trget 5
Sycopat 4
Welshman 4
Nosediver 3
Quozl 2
The Big BZ 2
Bristolscale7 1
Crazy Aido 1
Frogdog 1
Jiggy 1
Maynard 1

We'll be doing another roundup at the start of November so get your works into before the end of October. As ever, our local tech adept states 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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