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Title: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Kitsune Tsuki on March 1, 2008, 06:47:54 PM
Welcome to the January Painting Challenge. We are now into the 2nd year of these, first under Loydb, Khemri Demon, Serious Callers Only and now me. The goal of this challenge is to get some of that unpainted lead that most of us have laying around table-ready. At the start of each month, participants pledge to have a squad painted by the closing date.

I will update this post with a list of people who wish to vow.

Previous Challenges
Winter Challenges:
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=126897.0
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=128769.0
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=130758.0

Autumn Challenges:
Month 1 thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=121405.0
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=123060.0
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=124843.0

Summer Challenges:
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=115714.120
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=117736.0
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=119627.0

Spring Challenge (only 1 month due to site down time)
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=113337.0

Winter Challenges
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=108890.0
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=106494.0
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=104115.0

Spring Challenge
Month 1 Thread http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=132815.0#top
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=134666.0
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=136815.0

Summer Challenge
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=138875.0
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=140653.0
Month 3 thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=142784.0

Autumn Challnge
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=144709.0
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=146609.0
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=148533.0

Winter Challenge
Month 1 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=150315.0
Month 2 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=152782.0
Month 3 Thread: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=155728.0

RULES


1. Vows will be frozen 10 days after the start of the challenge. There is no changing of *any* vow after day 10. Say what you'll paint, then paint what you say. If you don't already own the models you want to paint, I suggest not making the vow until you do.  Vows are still accepted after the 10th, but they can not be changed afterward.

2. This is more of a request than a rule. *Please* post work in progress pics if you possibly can. One of the best things about the thread is watching stuff come together.  It's perfectly fine if you don't post any photos, however.

3. I need to know unit sizes when you post your vows.



FAQ
Q: Do I have to do Games Workshop figs?
A: No. Several people make Warmachine vows, myself included.  Feel free to do vows based on any game system.

Q: I need to change my vow!
A: You have until Day 10 of the month.

Q: What if I don't have a camera?
A: We operate on the honor system. If you say you did it, we believe you. There are no prizes, so you only get the satisfaction of lying on the internet if you choose to do so.


Q: Will you do one of these every month?

A: That's the goal. Assuming the board manages to stay up

Q: Hey, what if we finish our vow but decide to paint more?
A: Paint away! If you mean, can you get a head start on next month, I guess so. But it's kind of cheesy to make a vow with a 75% painted unit at the start of the month...


***
VOWS
Kitsune Tsuki- Blood Claw, 3 Nyss Legionnaires, Nyss Raptor, 4 Space Wolf Scouts
Screwhead- Monolith
Chosen Man- 2 Hellblades
Ares- Two Crisis Suits, two Bushwhackers
Magus_42- 12 skinks with blowpipes, 12 skinks with javelins, 5 Dark Reapers
captain_custard- Destroyer Tank Hunter, 5 man Command Squad, 5 Storm troopers.
Sputnik- 2 Chaos Space Marine Lords
Mr. Squid- 5 Man Command Squad, Chaplain, 10 Guardsmen, 5 Ratlings
Khemri-2 Hellebore class frigates, and Hemlock class destroyer
DJ-of-E-  Sister superior, Sister w/ bolter, Sister w/ multi-melta, Sister w/ heavy bolter, 2 sisters w/ heavy flamer, 2 Chaos Space Marines
Myung- Warhound Titan
CheesyRobMan- Rhino
Webghost- Two hammerheads and Skyray
azore24- two Vibrocannon/Shadow Weaver gun platforms with crew
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Screwhead on March 1, 2008, 07:54:39 PM
I'm gonna paint my monolith!
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Chosen Man on March 1, 2008, 09:18:41 PM
I vow 2 40K scale Chaos Hell Blade Fighters

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0483.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Ares on March 1, 2008, 10:13:25 PM
I vow two crisis suits, and the two unfinished bushwhackers.  That's what I have so far.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Magus_42 on March 2, 2008, 10:55:06 AM
4 Dark Reapers + Exarch

And, to get a start on painting the fantasy army I bought last month:

12 skinks with blowpipes
12 skinks with javelins
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Captain Custard on March 2, 2008, 11:40:45 AM
I wow:

To finish my destroyer tank hunter, (1 side panel finished)
To finish my IG 5 man command squad, (1 currently finished)
5 IG (plastic) storm troopers.


Custard
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Sputnik on March 2, 2008, 03:22:50 PM
I vow to complete:

2 Chaos Space Marine Lords
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Mr.Squid on March 2, 2008, 03:43:23 PM
Oh why not.

I vow:

1 IG Command Squad(5)
1 Squad of Guardsmen (10)
1 SM Chaplin
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Heretek on March 2, 2008, 03:56:02 PM
I vow two Hellebore class frigates, and one Hemlock class destroyer.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: DJ-of-E on March 2, 2008, 07:02:47 PM
1 sister superior
1 sister w/ bolter
1 sister w/ multi-melta
1 sister w/ heavy bolter
2 sisters w/ heavy flamer

1 chaos spawn
1 goatse influenced spawn

Just in case nobody knows what's a goatse influenced spawn is, here's my conversion pic.

(http://www.csulb.edu/~edu/40k/08-mar-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Kitsune Tsuki on March 2, 2008, 08:55:53 PM
(http://www.csulb.edu/~edu/40k/08-mar-01.jpg)
...I'm lost for words...
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Chosen Man on March 2, 2008, 10:19:55 PM
Priming and Base blue coating underway! All in the first weekend ;)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0491.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Myung on March 2, 2008, 10:47:13 PM
I vow to finish up my Warhound Titan, which is what side tracked me from finishing last months vow.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on March 3, 2008, 10:06:32 AM
I vow a Rhino.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Captain Custard on March 3, 2008, 03:29:21 PM
2 Men from the Command Squad finished (not including bases)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2307731617_b1c39ae5c1.jpg)

(The one on the left was already done when I started so I suppose he doesnt count...)


Custard

Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Chosen Man on March 8, 2008, 04:41:51 PM
A small Update on the fighters....

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0506.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0505.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: web ghost on March 8, 2008, 05:02:48 PM
Allright, I screwed up last month as I had a tournament to prepare for and I took chaos.  So same vow as last month.  Plus this is the spring challenge not the end of the winter challenge so hopefully I can get off to a good start.

Vow:

Two hammerheads and one Skyray. 

later WG
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Chosen Man on March 9, 2008, 04:54:36 AM
Woo Hoo! One fighter completed! Except for the plastic on the canopy its finished....

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0508.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0511.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0512.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: DJ-of-E on March 9, 2008, 03:20:03 PM
I would like to change my vows, replacing 2 chaos spawns and put in 2 red corsairs space marines instead.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Mr.Squid on March 9, 2008, 03:35:49 PM
Add a 5 man Ratling squad to my vow, thanks.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: azore24 on March 9, 2008, 03:49:22 PM
I'll give this a try and vow two Vibrocannon/Shadow Weaver gun platforms with crew.

I have base coated the platforms.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: DJ-of-E on March 9, 2008, 06:08:10 PM
Current progress.  It's gonna take me a while.

(http://www.csulb.edu/~edu/40k/08-mar-02.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Magus_42 on March 10, 2008, 07:17:29 PM
Finished the Dark Reapers:

(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jdr/images/eldar/reapers.jpg)


(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jdr/images/eldar/reaper_exarch.jpg)

I've now managed to paint a squad of each aspect.  ;D
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Kitsune Tsuki on March 10, 2008, 08:48:38 PM
Vows updated and locked. I changed my vows slightly. I'm hoping I can do it, but hesitant because most of the models are unprimed and I don't know if I'll get the chance due to the weather.

EDIT:Primed my scouts yesterday, got a nice spray of sunshine and moderate warmth.  Started on them today.  Just need to do the metals, and then a few touch ups here or there.  Otherwise done with the scouts.  Not fully happy with them.  I kind of speeded through them, but I want them done and decent looking.  I'm content but they could be better.  Again, I wanted them painted.
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on March 13, 2008, 02:01:50 PM
Basic colours are down on the Rhino except for all the little bits (hatches, stormbolter, forward visor, smoke launchers etc). Pics when there's something to look at...
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Kitsune Tsuki on March 13, 2008, 09:23:24 PM
Scouts are done!
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Myung on March 14, 2008, 10:10:44 PM
well after not painting for almost a month, I woke up and just had a huge painting bug!

So i just spent the last 8 hours working on my Warhound.

Finished the legs and finished the torso/shoulders.

just have to finish the guns, head and all the little cables and nozels to attach yet.


I am still pondering doing some freehand on the armor plating on the legs though, but not sure what!
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Captain Custard on March 15, 2008, 05:09:41 PM
Destroyer tank hunter is complete, I didnt like the side panel I had allready done so I stated from scratch.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2335984184_2746c44130.jpg)


Custard
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: DJ-of-E on March 16, 2008, 03:11:42 AM
Current progress

(http://www.csulb.edu/~edu/40k/08-mar-03.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Screwhead on March 16, 2008, 03:15:27 AM
well with the weather I haven't been able to go out to spray on the basecoat, so I've instead decided to do it manualy.. only the biggest brush I've got is a size 1 *slams head against the wall*

On the plus side, after about 7 hours over the course of the past 3 days, I've only got about 1/8th left of the monolith to basecoat!
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Kitsune Tsuki on March 16, 2008, 09:27:19 PM
Hell's yeah, finished my vow!  Got my 3 legionairres, raptor and blood claw done!  First time I did that in a while!
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Myung on March 16, 2008, 09:34:30 PM
Well I spent a good 16 hours over my 2 days off and pretty much finished my Warhound Titan (I got a serious painting bug)

Really all that is left is to figure out a name for it for all the name plaques. And then to do a base for it!  I will post some pictures later tonight.


edit


here is my proof!

(http://65.185.164.209/gamepatches/Warhammer%2040k%20pics/Warhound%2010.jpg)

I created a thread on the painting forum with more pics.

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=158716.0
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Chosen Man on March 23, 2008, 02:43:10 AM
Well its been a while since I posted an Update on my hellblades. I took a few weeks off from the project after finishing up the first so fast. Meanwhile I was able to scrap up some stands, and I finished the second one this weekend. With a few minor things left I should have this one DullMat this week and totally completed this week. I'll work on the bases maybe later on! Enjoy!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0565.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: DJ-of-E on March 23, 2008, 03:01:11 AM
I'm so behind.  I might actually fail because of papers and midterms =/
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: CheesyRobMan on March 26, 2008, 02:04:55 PM
(old pics removed)

The top hatches are being painted separately. I'm putting a closed crew hatch on the left slot and a stormbolter on the right one. Hoping to finish it tomorrow if I get the chance.

Edit - Finished!  ;D  \o/

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/Rhinodone1.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a29/CheesyRobMan/40K/Rhinodone2.jpg)

Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Magus_42 on March 27, 2008, 09:09:11 PM
Finished up a bunch of skinks. I'm pretty sick of skinks about now.

(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jdr/images/lizardmen/skinks_bp_1.jpg)

(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jdr/images/lizardmen/skinks_javs_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Captain Custard on March 28, 2008, 05:30:59 AM
Comand squad is finished and stormtroopers will be finished by deadline, but I probably won't get them based :/

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/2367274096_ef7ff4054f.jpg?v=0)


Custard
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Chosen Man on March 28, 2008, 10:00:59 PM
2 Hellblades....as promised! Done and Done!

I had a little fun with my digital and some of the terrain at the battle bunker to take some fun pics...Enjoy!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0590.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0591.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0592.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/lsfshadow/Alpha%20Legion/IMG_0596.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: DJ-of-E on March 31, 2008, 12:28:48 AM
Bad news is that i fail for this month.  At least I got these two done.

(http://www.csulb.edu/~edu/40k/08-mar-07.jpg)
(http://www.csulb.edu/~edu/40k/08-mar-06.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Captain Custard on March 31, 2008, 03:48:56 PM
I sadly did not finish the storm troopers only completing 3 without without bases :|
But I finished the destroyer and command squad.

The 3 storm troopers:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2402/2377443393_25bdf0f027.jpg?v=0)


Custard
Title: Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3]
Post by: Kitsune Tsuki on April 1, 2008, 06:25:06 AM
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=159664.new#new New thread here.  I'll get a completed list of people who made their vows up later today.

I still need to decide what I want to vow for april.  Need to actually think about it for once. ;)

COMPLETED
Ffarquhar
Myung
CheesyRobMan
ChosenMan
Magus_42