I need to start with apologies for a delay in posting the final update. Some real life interference pushed my planned update from the previous weekend. I hoped to catch up during the week but work related things said "no". And the fact that my computer has just decided to die, did not help.
However, I hope you will enjoy this post regardless! It was another fantastic experience for me personally, as I am always amazed and inspired by all the contributions the participants submitted.
To begin with, I always learn about new models I did not even know exist! Then there are some very creative ways the participants approach their respective projects in terms of modelling and/or painting.
And of course, it is a great pleasure to meet new participants and welcome back the returning ones, who contributed in the previous years.
So, let's have a look at the final update, where I am going to show the works of all the participants with their most recent update after the whole month!
In the last week of the challenge, Azazel completed two more projects. The first one was a classic duo for the Blood Bowl fans, especially those who like Big Hats!
Chaos Dwarfs Bull Centaurs! That definitely brings back some memories of Warhammer Fantasy world :) Check out Azazel's blog post about these great, old school models:
The second project was about Yetis from Shieldwolf Miniatures, another great choice to support the theme of Monster March!
I would like to thank Azazel for sharing so many interesting projects with us! He often had 2 projects completed every week, which in itself is quite amazing. All of them were very nicely documented with dedicated blog posts so if you have not checked them yet, do it now!
Special thanks to Marouda as well for the fantastic project completed for Part 3 of the Monster March challenge!
I am really happy Azazel and Marouda joined us this year and I am sure everyone got a lot of inspiration from their projects!
Ben chose a project that brings him closer to completion of an entire Herd army for game of the Kings of War. The aim is to have every single model in the army converted to fit a special theme. I have already seen some examples of other units for that army. So when Ben announced he is going to model and paint his own version of the Avatar of the Father, I was really excited to see what kind of excellent idea he is going to have this time!
Ben has just completed his Monster March project and here are the final photos he sent me:
I think Ben did a fantastic job in choosing the model, converting it and painting it to a great overall effect! I am sure it will draw attention, even among other great looking units in the army. Those who are going to have the privilege to play against this army in the future are very lucky indeed!
Well done Ben and thank you very much for your amazing contribution this year!
You can always count on Chris to choose a classic, old school model that brings back lots of memories! His choice for a Reanimated Behemoth for his Empire of Dust army for the Kings of War was excellent! Chris has just finished painting his model!
I think it looks perfect! Can't wait to see it among his "friends" in your army Chris! You did great and thanks a lot for joining us this year!
CoOk joined us in Part 2 of the challenge with his Bone Giant! CoOk is a member of KoW Forum so I hope he is going to contribute more of his works there, perhaps in one of the monthly painting topics!
Many thanks for joining CoOk! I hope to see you next year as well! And in the meantime, see you on KoW Forum!
DAM took on an ambitious project of assembling and painting two Titans this year! He progressed steadily and methodically and he has almost completed both of the War Engines!
The amount of time and effort put into this projects is enormous! Especially, when you consider how detailed blog posts DAM prepared every week to document the progress and share his excellent techniques.
No matter what models you paint, you will do yourself a favor by visiting DAM's blog. He has three new posts since the last update for his projects!
Thank you very much for your amazing contributions DAM! It is always a great pleasure having you! On behalf of the participants and spectators, many thanks for the series of excellent tutorials. If they ever release Eldar Titans, I may not resist the temptation anymore. But I must say that every update you submitted makes resisting very tough already! :)
Dan from KoW Forum was quietly busy in March and completed painting a few of new units for his Varangur army for Kings of War!
Great looking models, very nice colour scheme and an excellent idea for a proxy for Tundra Wolves. And all in a single month! Well done indeed, Dan!
Check out more photos Dan posted on KoW Forum:
Thanks a lot for joining Monster March and sharing the photos of your models Dan!
DreadNort is an inspiration for many. His super clean painting is a huge motivation for me and I hope that I will be able to achieve his level one day :) He painted a regiment of Paladins and a Flame Priest for his Kings of War armies.
More photos on KoW Forum!
Thanks a lot for joining and please, keep those photos coming!
Duncan and Matilda
Dad and Daughter team did very well indeed! I can already tell you that I shared their method of using contrast paints to other Dads to try out with their kids :) I absolutely love the vibrant colours Matilda chose for their monsters!
Thank you both for joining us this year and I do hope you will be back next time too! Keep up the fantastic work and enjoy painting together! :)
Ed is one of the veterans of Monster March painting challenges and it was great to have him joining again!
That Hive Tyrant looks awesome and I am really happy Ed shared this project with us. Hopefully, real life is not going to interfere that much next year and Ed will join us for 7th season!
Eddie seems to have some secret, underground lab somewhere as he is spawning Ratkin units and monsters on regular basis. Most recent creation is this Mutant Rat Fiend!
Thanks a lot for joining Monster March Eddie! I am looking forward to seeing more great photos of your units and armies on Twitter! :)
Night Stalkes for Kings of War is one of the armies Erasmus collects and is regularly adding new units. The army allows for some very interesting ideas to represent its various regiments and Erasmus uses that to a great effect!
His most recent addition is the horde of Fiends and Erasmus cleverly used the models of spiders to represent it!
I think the effect is great and the unit will fit into the whole theme of the army very nicely! Thanks a lot for joining Monster March and I hope to see you next year!
Findol posts on KoW Forum and he joined Monster March with a very interesting model to represent a Greater Air Elemental for his Sylvan Kin army for Kings of War.
HouseElf had his project completed in the first half of the month already! He painted three models that to me look like some sort of Swamp Horrors :) He did a fantastic job and the models are brilliant!
If you have not done so already, you should definitely check more photos on KoW Forum!
Many thanks for sharing this excellent project with us!
JP also chose a model for the army for Kings of War. He decided on a project to paint a model of the Abyssal Archfiend, that can be assembled with or without wings. It was a great idea and JP sent the following photos of his project.
JP was also kind to provide the following description of what he has done so far and what are the remaining steps:
Many thanks for joining Monster march this year JP! The project was definitely an inspiration. Many thanks for taking time to provide some descriptions too!
Kristoffer and his two sons, Hektor and Gottfrid, did an amazing job working on their respective models very consistently. It was a pleasure to observe how each of them progressed with their unique monsters and how each of them approached the challenge. I would like to thank Kristoffer for taking time and providing very nice descriptions of the projects' progress every week!
Let's see what did they achieve in the final week of the challenge! Here is the update in Kristoffer's own words:
I did the base this week for the big troll. It turned out quite heavy on vegetation with some bushes I hadn’t tried before. In style it matches the rest of my army so it’s okay, but next time I might think a bit more before chunking out a rock like that and have more of a plan than just covering it in flock and tufts.
Hektor have kept on working. He took on a mouthful and have learned a great deal in the process I think. The model isn’t finished and he’s now on to the challenge of the “skin” and the OSL-aspect of it. He’s also worked on the base and I personally love the little red imp that’s standing beneath. It’s at great contrast piece. Hektor will however finish the model outside of Monster March. It’s going to turn out great I think.
Gottfrid was done already last week. I think the cliff and terrain turned out really nice and I also particularly like the colour of the wings. It’s a solid good looking model.
Well done and great thank you to Kristoffer, Hektor and Gottfrid for joining Monster March this year! Awesome models all and fantastic results indeed! Keep up the great work and I hope to hear about your new projects soon!
Luca chose a project where he combined some cool, classic models with modern 3d printed ones. I think the idea is brilliant! I see more and more people using 3d printing in general, so I assume we are going to see more of such models now.
Luca has just completed his Drakon Lord for his army for Kings of War:
And the final comment from Luca:
In case you wondered what may be an inspiration for the name and the model, Page provided a bit of a hint :)