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ALL VOWS MUST BE IN BY MARCH 10th

Welcome to the March Painting Challenge. We are now into the 2nd year of these, first under Loydb, Khemri Demon 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'll list vows made, name and praise those that make it and name and shame those that don't.

You can expect to be 'reminded' of your vow around the 20th of the month if we don't see any further posts after you make the vow.

I'll also compile a gallery of completed vow photos before the thread is locked at the end of the month, so don't just claim a vow is complete, show us!

This one will run for March, April and May. (Note that this is three one-month challenges, not one three-month challenge.)

Vows for March

Aoki Flamme: Flameguard Unit Attachment ;D
Necrontyrtitan: 10-Man Black Templar Marine Squad ;D
Archon No'Ki: 500pt playable Dark Eldar army (repaint) :(
Myung: Baal pred, Predator, one Land Speeder  :(
Brasidas: 10 wraithguard plus warlock, 4 shining spears, 3 ICs :(
Spartan 117: Whirlwind/Rhino, 2006 Games Day model (The Dwarf Slayer), Space Marine, and DA sergeant :(
Raider101: 10 DA tac. marines and 2 plasma cannon marines :(
Marshall George Timson: primarch model and 4 wraiths ;D
Graf: 20 Imperial Guardsmen :(
Sam Van Dane: Kasrkin Box and two Melta-Kasrkins :(
Raiderxx: 1 Autarch, 5 Dire Avengers, 5 Rangers, 5 Fire Dragons, 1 Wraithlord :(
Chaplain Harlean: inquisitor with a retinue consisting of 2 warriors, an acolyte and a sage :(
Skullkandi: war walker squadron (prep), hammerhead :(
Parak: dark angels rhino, 5 devastator marines and 5 scouts with sniper rifles :(
Cionnaith: eldar rangers and a guardian heavy weapon platform  :(
Seriouscallersonly: raider and 10 warriors :(
Celephus Drax: 10 Sisters of Battle :(
Pod meister: Space wolf ven dread, Space wolf land speeder :(
commandante che: 2 Leman Russ Battle Tanks, IG Command Squad, Inf. Platoon Command Squad, 2 Heavy bolter teams, 2 Lascannon teams, 3 Autocannon teams :(
Mart007: 3x Vypers, 3x War Walkers :(
NaOtams: 1 x Dominion Squad (6 SOB's), 1 x exorcist attachment :(
Valar: one terminator Chaplain and a Chaos Lord of Slaanesh :(
Jonis: 6 warp spiders, 1 warwalker, 1 autarch :(
BFTrick: 1 ork wartrukk, 3 boys, 1 burna boy, 1 nob ;D
Sgt Pebbles: 10 guardsmen :(
Skeeve: 5 howling banshees + 1 exarch ;D
Web Ghost: thirty Fire Warriors. ;D
Fluffyshuffle: thirty termagaunts :(
Deathklaat: Tyrant :(
Ghostwalker: 2 squads of imperial guard with heavy weapons :(
Macman EKIM: 8 bezerkers w/ champ and icon :(
Longshanks: 5 rangers or 5 dragons (decide pal) :(
Combat Kyle: 65 guardsmen, 10 heavy weapons teams, a Leman Russ Demolisher and a chimera :(
Commander Qupie: Falcon, 6 banshees and exarch ;D
Art is Resistance: Deathwing squad :(



A squad, for the purpose of definition, would be anything that counted as a unit choice (e.g. HQ, Elite, Troop, etc.). This includes retinue for the independant char (e.g. familiars, bodyguards, etc.). I'd personally like to see multi-model squads -- the purpose of the challenge is to get a bunch of lead painted in a 3-month period -- but maybe you're planning on doing a kickass conversion/paint job for an army leader, nothing wrong with that.

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.

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.

3. The model doesn't have to be texture based -- but the base must be painted.

4. Vows in parenthesis/brackets are essentially maybes and therefore won't count towards a fail if you don't do them.

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

Painting Challenge FAQ

Q: Do I have to do Games Workshop figs?
A: No. Several people make Warmachine vows. Since Warmachine doesn't use squads in the same way that 40K does, I suggest that it be at least a 3-man squad (Menoth Choir, etc.), or a warcaster + at least one warjack.

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...


Q: I want to paint a squad of Howling Banshees and a single Ranger. Is the Ranger legal?
A: Yes. The "must count as a troop choice" rule establishes the minimum. Anything above that doesn't have to conform, it's just bonus.


Q: When is the closing date?
A: The month runs with the calendar month. Vows freeze on the 11th.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2007, 06:49:10 AM by SeriousCallersOnly »

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #1 on: March 4, 2007, 03:46:58 PM »
Vayl, Disciple of Everblight and Flameguard Unit Attachment(Comprised of a Preceptor and Standard Bearer)

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #2 on: March 4, 2007, 04:14:44 PM »
Whew, I was getting worried...This is gonna be my year! I'm gonna fulfil my vow every month for this year! Starting with!

A 10-Man Black Templar Marine Squad.

I have 5 prepped at the moment, another five I'll probably do tonight, and I'll prime and start painting at some point this week...

I have a Chaplain and Terminator Chaplain arrived from eBay at some point this week too, but they'll be saved for a later vow.

If you want to procure my services for anything from painting, terrain building or planet/artwork creation, please get in touch by either sending me a private message, or an email at jamescameronclarke@hotmail.co.uk.

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #3 on: March 4, 2007, 06:08:18 PM »
As for this 1st month I will not be doing a complete "squad" from start to finish but rather going back and reworking a number of older models...

My pledge is to have at least a 500pt playable Dark Eldar army finished to my new higher standards of painting. (This includes of course 2 Troops and a single HQ).
To rule in Hell is only the beginning...

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #4 on: March 4, 2007, 06:27:02 PM »
Serious since you failed your vow lastmonth it means you have to atleast do 1.5x your normal vow to make amends!



as far as my vow

Baal Predator
Predator
3 Land Speeders
1 Land Speeder Typhoon
Land Raider
Land Raider Crusdarer


all painted up in Blood Angels colors.
9,000 pts Eldar - Alaitoc - 6,500 pts Blood Angels
8,000 pts Imperial Guard - 3,000 pts Tryanids
3,000 pts Sisters of Battle - 4,000 pts Orks
2,000 pts Chaos - 1 Massive Crack Addiction

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #5 on: March 4, 2007, 06:43:47 PM »
Not quite as big a vow as last month:

10 wraithguard plus warlock
4 shining spears
3 independent characters
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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #6 on: March 4, 2007, 08:00:02 PM »
For now, I'm planning on doing a Whirlwind/Rhino, 2006 Games Day model (The Dwarf Slayer), Space Marine, and DA sergeant.  I'll probably get these done, then start to work on the others, but this is it so far.

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Tau (2000 pt under construction: assembling & painting) 1/2/1
Space Marines 1800 Points: Dark Angels (under constructions: finish painting) 6/2/2

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #7 on: March 4, 2007, 08:35:47 PM »
i'll vow to paint 10 DA tac. marines and 2 plasma cannon marines. that's all I can do in a month, im a sloooow painter.

cheers.
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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #8 on: March 4, 2007, 09:06:55 PM »
@ SeriousCallersOnly: I thought you were going to retire from running these challenges, then 4 minutes later, you start another one up. I'll take over if you want for next month.

I vow to paint my primarch model and 4 wraiths. I promised my girlfriend I wouldn't buy anything this month so I've gotta work with what I haven't finished yet.
In case you haven't seen what he looks like, here he is http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=132267.0
Reset my counters in prep for 6th:
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Dark Eldar (new codex): 0/0/0

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #9 on: March 4, 2007, 09:30:11 PM »
I haven't even purchased the miniatures yet, but I pledge that by March 31st I will have 20 Imperial Guardsmen organized into two troop-choice squads.  Hell, I don't even know the paintscheme yet.  I'm starting a new army.

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #10 on: March 4, 2007, 09:52:07 PM »
I vow to finish the Kasrkin Box and two Melta-Kasrkins i bought last summer. Just one problem, i already started and im 25% done. Can i still vow? I'm a very slow painter, trust me  ;D.

So thats:
1 Sergeant (needs to be based)
7 Kasrkin with hellguns (2 are done)
1 Kasrkin with flamer
1 Kasrkin with grenadelauncher
2 Kasrkin with meltaguns (both halfway painted)

greets
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« Last Edit: March 4, 2007, 09:53:38 PM by Sam van Dane »

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #11 on: March 5, 2007, 12:03:13 AM »
*inhales deeply*

Just started playing w40k and I've already started to procrastinate on painting them. I've just started to prime them:

1 Autarch
5 Dire Avengers
5 Rangers
5 Fire Dragons
1 Wraithlord

That should do it for my 500 pt army.

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #12 on: March 5, 2007, 01:38:33 AM »
I vow to paint an inquisitor with a retinue consisting of 2 warriors, an acolyte and a sage. I will be painting the inquisitor for a painting comp so I will not have so much time to paint other stuff but I'll try to paint the (6 rouge riders)

btw, you didn't mention my name when you said who had compleated all winter challenges ( ::))
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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #13 on: March 5, 2007, 01:57:20 AM »
I will vow to paint up my new war walker squadron! Complete with magnet weapon and midriff swaps.
And I vow to finish painting up my friends hammerhead..heheh

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #14 on: March 5, 2007, 02:47:27 AM »
I vow a dark angels rhino, 5 devastator marines and 5 scouts with sniper rifles. I hope to paint more though!


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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #15 on: March 5, 2007, 04:09:37 AM »
i vow a squad of eldar rangers and a guardian heavy weapon platform to join the Ranks of Craftworld Yirraithian. I'd do more but it's all i've got.
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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #16 on: March 5, 2007, 04:55:13 AM »
Looks like a lot of folks just waiting for the thread to open. I'll vow a raider (last months raider in fact) with a squad of 10 warriors.

@ Marshall George, yep I'll retire from running it, from next month though, as I didn't want anyone to feel that I was dumping on it till I had a replacement sorted out. Thanks for the offer - Kitzune Tsuki / Aoki Flamme had offered already. Thanks for the support though. If these things look like flagging, I know someone will step up.

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #17 on: March 5, 2007, 08:12:01 AM »
in a complete change of tack, i am abandoning the dwarfs and instead vow a 10 strong Sisters of Battle unit.

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #18 on: March 5, 2007, 08:25:55 AM »
Right this time...

Space wolf ven dread (yep it's part complete so to finish it)
Space wolf land speeder

And possibly a wolf priest (but no promises)

@ Celephus - what has happened to the Night lords or the dwarves that you so desperately want complete for summer?

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Re: Spring Painting Challenge [Month 1/3 Open for Vows]
« Reply #19 on: March 5, 2007, 08:31:47 AM »
Just getting back into the game. Major procrastinator here. Hopefully this vow will be inspiring.

2 Leman Russ Battle Tanks

IG Command Squad

Inf. Platoon Command Squad

2 Heavy bolter teams
2 Lascannon teams
3 Autocannon teams

All primed and assembled but no paint yet. Here we go...
After a 3 year break....
IG 8/14/2
CSM 4/1/0
..Comin back with a vengence.

 


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