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Haven Edward
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01/05/2017 9:07 pm  

May 2017

Long Range Firepower

 

For May, the theme is "Long Range Firepower"
Some do their killing up close and personal, in the rage of close quarters combat; some do their killing from afar, cool and collected. Snipers have existed in one form or another for centuries; some have wielded bows, some have wielded bolt-action rifles, some have wielded a souped-up Imperial long-las. Channel your inner Mad Larkin (that's a Gaunt's Ghosts joke) and let's see your hidden killers! Thank you to Greg Wright for the suggestion! If snipers aren't your thing right now there is plenty of other kinds long range firepower to choose from!

 

Build and/or paint them by close of business on May 31st and post pictures of your finished work below to claim completion of the challenge! We will showcase completed challenges on our forums and Facebook!

Edited: 3 months  ago

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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07/05/2017 6:13 am  

My entry this month will be two Hunters for the Federated States of America (Dystopian Legions). These models have the "Sniper" model assigned rule, meaning they ignore the target priority chain and can allocate attack dice against any model in range and line of sight. They have pretty good range, too...32". I started painting them a few years ago but got sidetracked by another project.

 

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
 Dave
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27/05/2017 6:55 pm  

At the start of the month, I rooted through my entire miniature collection looking for sniper rifles.  They all had been painted (well, until I bought the Infinity Outrage Manga in the middle of the month).  I do have a thing for snipers...

So I'm going to flex the rules a bit and go with the Arrow from BMG.  He's actually one of the few models in the game that does have unlimited range on his weapon.  For example, most rifles have a 30cm max range.  As long as the Arrow can see his target, he can pew pew them with pointy sticks of goodness.

I couldn't quite figure out how to get images posted, so instead I'm linking them from a personal blog.


Zenithal primed Arrow - Ever since Mike Haspil's (amazing) airbrush course many months ago, I have fallen in love with doing a zenithal prime on most of my models.  The initial shading really helps me visualize the model prior to painting.

Eyes are hard... Always...

The Arrow glares at his paper towel...

And he's angry at the other side too...

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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Dave
 Dave
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29/05/2017 11:58 pm  

Confession - I noticed the sticky about images moments after posting the previous one...

So here's take two... Hopefully with embedded images.

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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Haven Edward
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04/06/2017 7:21 pm  

Nice work, Dave! Looks good!

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
 Dave
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06/06/2017 1:02 am  
Posted by: Haven Edward

 

Nice work, Dave! Looks good!

   

Thanks Ed! And thanks for you help with him!

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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