A Red sun rises: Paint has been spilt this month
Like James (corsair) has started in his post, there is an idea for a community project to have us all painting just a wee bit more, so Here goes:Please read this post fully, before you even attempt to think of posting in this thread. N.B. For a legitimate entry, you need to put in a minimum of 1 picture a week from the starting date. So, you are allowed to post pictures of your miniatures (only new and/or primed miniatures are allowed) from the 1st until the 7th of each month.
1. For the SBG paintalong, you need to enter with miniatures with a point value of minimally 80 points
. There is no maximum. The miniatures can be of any army you choose, they can be in any combination you wish. They do need to be WYSIWYG, so every wargear we can see is taken into account in the point breakdown, no more, no less.
the miniatures need to be accompanied by a picture
(as stated above) and a list
, which is used as a point breakdown, and from which can be seen that you are painting either the minimum of over that.
2. For the WOTR paintalong, the monthly minimum is either 1 company of infantry
OR 1 company of monsters/siege engines
OR 2 companies of cavalry
. (Epic heroes (foot and mounted) count as 1 company of cavalry.) Again, there is no maximum. Upgrades can be accounted into the infantry bases. (e.g. they replace regular warriors). Epic heroes can however not
be incorporated in the infantry bases, so if you want to include an epic hero in it, you still need to paint the miniature it replaces
The starting date will be the 1st of September
, as stated before. If you have any further questions, or wish to confirm your participation, please send either Corsair or me a PM.
We will not enter you if you only post in the topic, and we'd like to keep this topic solely for the hobbying side of this painting marathon, so if you'd be so kind to ask your questions per PM as well.
We also feel that it would be better to show some sort of progress in the form of 3 or so updates
through the period of a month, as opposed to turning up on the 1st day, post a list and photo, then disappear for the month, posting a photo on the last day...Seems a bit uninvolved and half-hearted. It isn’t as fun for the community to view, and, I suppose, that it would as well not truly serve you as a WIP.The “Paint me an Army” Points System
The system we propose is a balanced one. Which rather than focusing on just one aspect, focuses on many, that way we can award different members for different traits and feats.
The outline of The Points System is as follows:
We will award points throughout your participation in the “Paint me an Army” Community WIP for different acts (as explained later on). Every 6 months (Beginning day of September and March), the member with the most points will be awarded a Gold Coin for your contributions and commitment to the thread, to finishing your army and of course, the OR Community. However, that also means that every 6 months, your “score” will be reset, for the purpose of people just joining.
For example, if you do some painting in November then find you have nothing to paint until the February of the Following year. The points of those 2 months will indeed be added since they are within the same 6 month period.
If however, you join in February, then that month’s work will be credited at the end of that month and then reset almost instantly (Everything has a plot hole in somewhere!)
Some exceptions may arise and James and I will fairly assess that situation. Equally, James and I can, in a variety, deny the winner his coin should we feel that it is the only reason for his “contribution”.Awarding Points
1 infantry model (WoTR Command included) – 1 Point Bonus points
1 Cavalry model (WoTR Command included) – 2 Points
1 Named Character on Foot – 2 Points
1 Named Character Mounted – 3 Points
1 Medium sized model (Troll/Ent sized) – 3 Points
1 Siege Engine (Including all crew) – 5 Points
1 Large sized model (Balrog, Dragon, Fellbeast) – 5 points
1 Massive sized model (Mumak including commander) – 10 Points
*This will be decided by James and me. However, our decision will be based on your feedback in the thread, not just our opinions – Your opinions and feedback is still valued!!! Confirmed Paricipants:
It’s only fair that reward your work. So here we have bonuses for the different things people are good at; Quantity, Speed, Quality and Imagination.
Best painted group of miniatures* (Monthly) – 10 points
Contributed for 6 months continuously (Awarded at the end of 6 months) – 10 points
First person to finish each month – 5 points
Best Authentic, Original and Imaginative Conversion – 2 Points
Dwarf Lord of Ered Luin
Cyndra the Grey
So, guys, on behalf of us both, I think we're all quite ready for another adventure!
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