Preening Dandies: October Edition


It's cold, damp and horrible. I hate November. To cheer us all up, let's look at the mailbag.
French Infantry Colonel (Napoleonic Wargaming)
Craftfeld sends in his first entry ever, which coincidences nicely with rumours of historical wargaming being on the increase. Perry Miniatures are producing some really nice pieces in this field and people are noticing. But really, I'm giving it pride of place because the model is sporting impressive sideburns and a sneering pompous look. He's also done some great terrain work which can see on his blog over in the side bar but for the lazy, check here.


Werewolf (Empire of the Dead)
The second entry comes in from Quozl. It's a Hasslefree werewolf and it's clearly intended for his Empire of the Dead skirmish band. For anyone interested in playing what appears to be an excellent Steampunk/Necromunda/Mordheim/League of Gentlemen blend, a battle report and the man himself can be found here. Not really a lot to be said here about the model, a eye-grabbing figurine, it's monochrome with a good example of a very clean white.

 Typhus (Warhammer 40,000)
From clean to pure filthy. This comes from Lowry and forms part of his ongoing 40K Nurgle project which can be seen in all its glory here. The beetle effect on the boots is something I've never noticed before and credit to the sculptor, it's subtle but fitting. The man himself seems to able to excel at whatever he turns his hand to, at this point, even if he's reverted to not basing his models. Bad Lowry. Excellent painting with a nice dirty green/brown effect, most visible on the left shoulder pad.

Ork Blitzer (Blood Bowl)
Newbreed has been hard at work at North Vietnamese themed Blood Bowl team. He's cursing the communist predeliction for stars. For any aspiring revolutionaries out there, please go with random blobs for your iconography and save me a world of pain. Free hand painting stars on curved armour is breaking my heart.


Fallschirmjager Company (Flames of War)
Check it. A full fallschirmjager company. I worry a little that I can now spell that word from memory. These are the work of Nosediver and display his unholy combination of speed painting and attention to detail. But more importantly, please, please tell me that someone else sees the micro-sized, vaguely terrifying child (doll?) in the top right of the picture.
 
Preening Dandies
Player Score
Lowry 7
Newbreed 7
Trget 5
Nosediver 4
Sycopat 4
Welshman 4
Quozl 3
The Big BZ 2
Bristolscale7 1
Craftfeld 1
Crazy Aido 1
Frogdog 1
Jiggy 1
Maynard 1
We'll be doing another roundup at the start of December so get your works into prd@onthestep.net before the end of November. 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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