Welcome to the Mayday Painting Challenge. 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.Due to board downtime, we're just ignoring the March/April challenges.
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.NEW RULES1. 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.
Special props to (drum roll)... Marshall George Timson
the only painters that successfully completed their vow for all three months of the Winter challenge.
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=104115.0Painting Challenge FAQQ: 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 10th. Vows for Mayday Challenge
done Drazz - 3 Kroot Shapers, 5 Kroot Hounds, Master Shaper, 8 Kroot Trackers
done Teulisch - Vindicator, Biovore, Eldar Jetbike
done killersquid - 28 mutants
done SeriousCallersOnly - Deathwing Librarian + four-man command squad
done Xodiac - Jetbike Farseer
done Unspeakably Violent Rictiovarus - 35-man IG platoon
done Zordan - Jetbike squad
done Chaos_Toast - 13 Ultramarines, Obliterator
done CheesyRobMan - Six Eldar Striking Scorpions + Exarch
done Sekminara - Command squad
done loydb - Eldar Wraithlord
done President Stewie - Nine Eldar Striking Scorpions + Exarch
done Evil_Toast - Wave Serpent, Falcon
done Marshall George Timson - Ravager
done Chaos0xomega - Vespid squad
Khemri Demon - Inquisitor Lord + Retinue
Razyus - One infantry squad + finish previously started command & infantry squads
QP - finish Devilfish Troop carrier, 4 Heavy Bolter Marines, 4 Las Cannon Marines, 6 Sergeants
Yamato - 12 Haradrim, 1 standard bearer, 1 chieftan
Gold Blade of the Emperor - Two Inquisitors + retinues
Cymric - 1 squad IG + command squad
Chrishin - Terminator Chaplain
Cabbage - Striking Scorpion squad, Wave Serpent
Trooper Caffran - Two squads IG Infantry
Sputnik - 10-man IG Vet Squad
AbuShaitahn - Legion of the Damned Dreadnaught
Targetawg - Irusk + Destroyer & Kodiak warjacks
Assasin - Talos
Cookie Monster - Dark Reaper squad w/Exarch
Craftworld Altansar - 8-man guardian squad
2 more days left to vow...