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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 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.


Special props to (drum roll)... Marshall George Timson  and Jellobiafra! the only painters that successfully completed their vow for all three months of the Winter challenge.

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 10th.

Vows for Mayday Challenge


;D done ;D Drazz - 3 Kroot Shapers, 5 Kroot Hounds, Master Shaper, 8 Kroot Trackers
;D done ;D Teulisch - Vindicator, Biovore, Eldar Jetbike
;D done ;D killersquid - 28 mutants
;D done ;D SeriousCallersOnly - Deathwing Librarian + four-man command squad
;D done ;D Xodiac - Jetbike Farseer
;D done ;D Unspeakably Violent Rictiovarus - 35-man IG platoon
;D done ;D Zordan - Jetbike squad
;D done ;D Chaos_Toast - 13 Ultramarines, Obliterator
;D done ;D CheesyRobMan - Six Eldar Striking Scorpions + Exarch
;D done ;D Sekminara - Command squad
;D done ;D loydb - Eldar Wraithlord
;D done ;D President Stewie - Nine Eldar Striking Scorpions + Exarch
;D done ;D Evil_Toast - Wave Serpent, Falcon
;D done ;D Marshall George Timson - Ravager
;D done ;D 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...
« Last Edit: June 3, 2006, 10:45:08 AM by loydb »

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #1 on: May 1, 2006, 12:19:21 AM »
This sounds like fun, and its motivational. Alright, I vow to have my Inquisitor Lord and retinue painted by the end of the month

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #2 on: May 1, 2006, 11:28:08 AM »
Okey dokey, time to join in the fun.

I vow to have a squad of 9 scorpions and exarch finished by the end of the month, with a reserve to maybe do their waveserpent as well. But I'll vow the squad.

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #3 on: May 1, 2006, 11:57:41 AM »
As stated earlier: Deathwing Librarian (started couple of days ago) + 4 man command squad (still to buy)

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #4 on: May 1, 2006, 01:14:13 PM »
Bah! President Stewie is going to make me look bad now, cos he's doing the same but more. But since I only bought 6 Scorpions and a Scorpion Exarch the other day, I'm going to paint them.  :)

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #5 on: May 1, 2006, 01:17:20 PM »
I will say 2 infantry squads and to finish a command squad and infantry squad.
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #6 on: May 1, 2006, 01:49:43 PM »
I will finish painting the following

Devilfish Troop carrier (1/4 way done)
4 Heavy Bolter Marines
4 Las Cannon Marines
6 Sergeants

I'd add my C'Tan Nightbringer but i think i'll hold off on that.
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #7 on: May 1, 2006, 03:44:43 PM »
I think I will be painting a vespid squad, although I may decide to hold off on that. Here is the list of things I gotta do, if anyone can advise me, please do so...

12 kroot
6 vespids
10 chaos space marines
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #8 on: May 1, 2006, 04:27:21 PM »
12 Haradrim
1 Standard Bearer
1 Chieftain
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Eldar: 1000 pts.

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #9 on: May 2, 2006, 05:59:22 AM »
Vows updated.

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #10 on: May 2, 2006, 11:43:58 AM »
Well, GD Baltimore is in less than two weeks, so I might as well throw out what I need to finish.

--3 kroot shapers for council
--5 kroot hounds for council
--master shaper (must build)
--8 kroot trackers (must build 5 riders)

i'll try to get a pic of current level up soon.
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #11 on: May 2, 2006, 11:50:43 AM »
Heh.
Isn't games day non-tournament? Skin and weapons almost done on the original squad. Cloth almost done on everyone.
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #12 on: May 2, 2006, 01:54:26 PM »
What the hell , vow to finish my wave serpent , falcon and 2 warlocks ( not sure about these two ? )
Models painted 2011 . 2010 in brackets .
Infantry : 0 (32)
Large Infantry : 0 (9) 
Bikes/Jetbikes : 3 (0)
Walkers/MC's : 0 (5)
Tanks : 0 (4)
Large Tanks : 0 (0)

Last unit painted : 3 Eldar Jetbikes
Screw it, I give up.

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #13 on: May 2, 2006, 02:07:35 PM »
just today, i just primed a bunch of stuff i had gotten for christmass. may 2nd now, so should be easy enough.

I vow to paint my Vindicator tank. Ultramarine colors, as thats what all my marines are.
I vow to paint my biovore. its the old-style metal model, with 3 spore mines.
I vow to paint my eldar jetbike- this one is going to be feilded either as a warlock(to go with my 6 gaurdian jetbikes) or farseer.

I am capable of taking pictures, but only small, low quality ones at the moment. my camera software is not playing nice at the moment, but it works. and not sure how to post em once i get em taken.

I will get some 'before' picutres, before i start.

Edit (may 4th): I got that biovore done, and pictures of before/after.




1 down, 2 to go :)
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #14 on: May 2, 2006, 02:50:19 PM »
Why not, I'll join in.  I'll vow 2 Inqs and retinues (a shooty one and a cc one) though I still gotta buy them : X   Here's hoping

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #15 on: May 2, 2006, 04:00:18 PM »
Hey, I'm keen. Finished my libby last night (OK, I had a headstart). Pics tomorrow.

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #16 on: May 2, 2006, 08:58:37 PM »
I vow to finish my Jetbike Farseer, started two days ago.

My bonus is to complete the three Fire Dragons who've been hanging around my painting table for too long.
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #17 on: May 2, 2006, 10:48:30 PM »
1 squad of Imperial Guard and command squad.
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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #18 on: May 2, 2006, 11:02:49 PM »
my termi chaplain for my bro's Black Templar army.........
so far: only skull and bolter casing coloured.

if i have time then extra initiates

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Re: Mayday Painting Challenge [10 days to make vows!]
« Reply #19 on: May 3, 2006, 04:41:34 PM »
I finished 3 War Walkers last month, it's a pity there had been no April Challenge.

I plan to paint at least 3 Guardian Jetbikes this month. I hope I will finish 4 and repaint 2 more (I don't like the colour scheme any more).
For the record : a squad of Guardian Jetbikes (thats 3 at least).

 


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