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Hobby Challenge: April 2017  

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Haven Edward
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27/04/2017 11:01 pm  

For April, the theme is "The Heavy Hitters"

Models in this category punch at the top of their weight class. For example: not standard infantry, but infantry armed with bazookas (or even heavy infantry); not standard Space Marines, but Terminators; not cruisers, but battle cruisers; not battleships, but dreadnoughts; not a regular Space Marine dreadnought, but an Ironclad dreadnought. (Special thanks to Greg Wright for contributing this suggestion!

Build and/or paint them by close of business on April 30th and post pictures of your finished work below to claim completion of the challenge! We will showcase completed challenges on our forums and Facebook!

Warhammer 40,000: Word Bearers, Vostroyans, Blood Angels, Dark Eldar
Age of Sigmar: Chaos
Malifaux: Arcanists, Outcasts
Guild Ball: Fisherman's Guild


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Dave
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01/05/2017 1:09 am  

Life unfortunately took over this last month and I didn't have time to even start the TAG I wanted to paint. Still, I'm excited for next month's challenge!

Infinity: Caledonia, Steel Phalanx
BMG: Batman, Green Arrow, Law, Bane, Leto Joker, Suicide Squad
SAGA: Anglo-Danes, Anglo-Saxons (Almost...), Vikings
X-Wing: Standard/Epic (Wave 8)
Misc: RelicBlade, Relic Knights, Zombicide, Imperial Assault (Wave 2)


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Landlubber
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01/05/2017 4:55 am  

Squeaked in with about two hours to spare!

Here are my finished Yale-class heavy destroyers for the Federated States of America (Dystopian Wars):

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I really like the detail on these ships...in this picture, you can see the ready shells being fed into the main gun on the right, while the expended casings are coming out on the left:

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Bring on the May challenge!

Dystopian Wars: Federated States of America, Republique of France, Chinese Federation
DeepWars: Fortune Hunters
Halo Fleet Battles: UNSC and Covenant
Halo Ground Command: UNSC and Covenant


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Dave
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01/05/2017 2:58 pm  

I had to do some fidgeting with the link text to get them to work, but looking great!

What do you find is the key to getting those tiny detail to pop?

Infinity: Caledonia, Steel Phalanx
BMG: Batman, Green Arrow, Law, Bane, Leto Joker, Suicide Squad
SAGA: Anglo-Danes, Anglo-Saxons (Almost...), Vikings
X-Wing: Standard/Epic (Wave 8)
Misc: RelicBlade, Relic Knights, Zombicide, Imperial Assault (Wave 2)


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Landlubber
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01/05/2017 5:56 pm  

Thanks! Yeah sorry about that, it must be an issue with the new forum--I posted the pics using the same procedure I used on the old forums. Will see if I can fix that tonight.

Regarding the detail...it helps that Spartan's models are really well-made and usually have lots of great details. Once I've identified those, usually when I'm basecoating the model (I do all of it by hand), I'll think for a few days about how to make those specific details stand out. 

Hopefully that makes sense!

Dystopian Wars: Federated States of America, Republique of France, Chinese Federation
DeepWars: Fortune Hunters
Halo Fleet Battles: UNSC and Covenant
Halo Ground Command: UNSC and Covenant


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Haven Edward
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01/05/2017 9:06 pm  

We are still getting some features set up. In the meantime you can now drag and drop the pictures and it will link them as a file. We are working on getting it set up so that pictures can be added in-line with the forum posts like before.

Warhammer 40,000: Word Bearers, Vostroyans, Blood Angels, Dark Eldar
Age of Sigmar: Chaos
Malifaux: Arcanists, Outcasts
Guild Ball: Fisherman's Guild


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Landlubber
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02/05/2017 3:03 am  

OK thanks Ed. I can't see a button to go back and modify the post, so I can't fix the links.

Dystopian Wars: Federated States of America, Republique of France, Chinese Federation
DeepWars: Fortune Hunters
Halo Fleet Battles: UNSC and Covenant
Halo Ground Command: UNSC and Covenant


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