Kill Team 2020 Painting Challenge #killteam2020: The End

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We reached the end of the challenge. And this time, it has been quite short for everyone (and for some, way too short, they didn’t have time for almost anything). But before we see the results of the #killteam2020 challenge, a quick reminder of what this is about:

Mission objective: 100 points of Kill Team (with at least 5 models).
Timeframe: 2 months.
Contenders: These dudes (plus those who joined us using #killteam2020 on their instagram):

End of the challenge: Let’s see who made it to the end. We’ll begin on a positive note, with those who managed to finalize it on time:

Quest completed Armando! A very well chosen warband for a challenge like this, adding up forces to his army which is slowly growing to a considerable force:

Armando‘s adventures continue on his instagramarmandomartijn

Here we did not fail, Winter delivers! He was definitely our best bet.

And just like Armando, Winter benefited from the challenge, and now musters an interesting force of Space Wolves:

Winter‘s adventures continue on his instagram: albertowinterland

A very motivated Lucas gave it all and managed to complete the painting of all the basic troops of this army project, and finalized the Kill Team challenge while doing that. Amazing stuff!

He mentions being dissappointed for not managing to finish the leader of the warband on time. Considering that he greatly overcame the initial challenge… I think we can forgive him for that one.

But he hope to see it in a not so distant future!

Do not miss Lucas‘ adventures on his en su instagram: spiramirabilis_miniatures

Pablo also delivers. He was new to our challenges, but he had good references. He has proved to be a prolific and effective painter. In this time he has completed the painting of a whole Indomitus box and he had even time to complete the Kill Team challenge. He leaves no miniature unpainted!

Pablo‘s adventures continue on his instagram: pablottll

Unexpected!

The last to join the winners party, and against all odds, was Paloji. There wasn’t much hope of him getting this far, but after the toughest battle ever seen against white priming and Contrast paints (believe me, what an incredible showdown between miniatures and white priming layer), he managed to call it done.

Good ol’ Paloji deserves some following on his instagram: paloji83

Now comes the not so positive part. Here’s the remaining 50% of the contenders, those who could not complete the challenge on time:

Judging by our previous campaigns, 50% of defeated painters was not that bad. But we were expecting much more of painters such as SantiMítico or Berek. Obviously nobody was expecting Porta, Piti or Nor to complete the challenge, that’s for sure.

We were also not expecting Volomir to finish it, yet another campaign organized by him that he hasn’t managed to complete on time (facepalm). However, this time he deserves that we highlight some of the work he has put into his Kill Team, as it seems his Kill Team quest does not end here…

 

After numerous conversion hours, this is how his Alpha Legion Kill Team looks like. What started as an unsavoury Ultramarine warband:

Soon revealing their true identity:

Soon they were looking like this:

And now this is what we are looking at:

No, I didn’t complete the challenge. Life prevented me from devoting the necessary time to see these guys properly finished.

But I don’t consider this a failure. This is not the end for Krixxor’s Kill Team.

These lads will end up infiltrating the enemy lines as they should… and they will fulfil their mission, in due time.

Volomir‘s Kill Team story continues on his instagram: volomir_miniatures

To finalize the Kill Team 2020 roundup, we want to see what happened with the…

REINFORCEMENTS!

We are especially proud of having our call to arms motivate so many people and such talented painters to join the #killteam2020 challenge. Here is a selection of what painters of the whole world have posted with the #killteam2020 hashtag.

 

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My #killteam2020 project of 100points is done: Dark Angels Tactical Strike Force ‘Wing of Vengeance’ … . // . Basicly planned as a six man squad I also added a commander in form of Primaris Chaplain during the flow. This #killteam will grow from here as I want to build it up to 20 models in the end for campaign gaming with friends. The list is written and I will start kitbashing and building new squadmembers soon. . // . Thanks to @volomir_com for the inspiration and calling out the challenge. It was truely fun and I am looking forward to play with them in the future. . // . #romanlappat #miniatureart #paintingwarhammer #warhammer40k #wh40k #40k #spacemarines #primaris #adeptusastartes #darkangels #warhammer40000 #warhammercommunity #warcry #wargaming #tabletop #chaplain #eleminator #reiver #sergeant #marines #grimdark #darkart @warhammerofficial

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My #killteam2020 project of 100points is done: Dark Angels Tactical Strike Force ‘Wing of Vengeance’ … . // . Basicly planned as a six man squad I also added a commander in form of Primaris Chaplain during the flow. This #killteam will grow from here as I want to build it up to 20 models in the end for campaign gaming with friends. The list is written and I will start kitbashing and building new squadmembers soon. . // . Thanks to @volomir_com for the inspiration and calling out the challenge. It was truely fun and I am looking forward to play with them in the future. . // . #romanlappat #miniatureart #paintingwarhammer #warhammer40k #wh40k #40k #spacemarines #primaris #adeptusastartes #darkangels #warhammer40000 #warhammercommunity #warcry #wargaming #tabletop #chaplain #eleminator #reiver #sergeant #marines #grimdark #darkart @warhammerofficial

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#kitbash project: Really enjoying this second #killteam2020 as a side project from #comissions and other painting projects. I created a list of #astramilitarium with 20 characters that I will play as a an Inquisitor with retuine. I love the diversity I am able to bring into the models. I am still missing six miniatures to build. Another pius Bullgryn, one Ogryn that I will build as a big Tech Flagellant Construct, two Scions and two Guardsman until the list is completed. . // . I really enjoy creating these unique characters from a truely wild range of parts and bits … and enjoyed priming this first batch. Priming them means I will not kitbash more on these and it is a good step to call them done … . // . Hope you like them so far? . // . #romanlappat #miniatureart #figureart #warhammer40k #warhammer40000 #paintingwarhammer #paintingwarhammer40k #gamesworkshop #warhammer #warhammercommunity #warmongers #spacemarines #adeptusastartes #primaris #new40k #killteam #warcry #tabletopminions #wargame #grimdark #darkart #instaart #adeptussororitas #blanchejitsu #40k #conversions

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Kill Team: Gigadeff… ‘cuz mega izn’t enof!!!

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Thus ends the challenge #killteam2020. This is the official finish line, but we encourage you all to continue with your Kill Teams if you are in the middle of the project and didn’t have time to finish… as many of us will continue as well!

And for those who want more… in a few weeks we are coming back with a new challenge for you. This time, set in the wonderful setting of Warhammer Underworlds. Save the date: it will start a little before Christmas. Sharpen your brushes in the meantime!

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Miniature painter, sculptor and huge enthusiast, established 2005. Very passionate about community, events and conventions, has won plenty awards in contests worldwide. Miniature art devotee, engineer, contest judge and teacher, focused on spreading the word of what we do in the miniature world!

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