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
Necrontyrtitan: 10-Man Black Templar Marine Squad
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
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
Sgt Pebbles: 10 guardsmen
Skeeve: 5 howling banshees + 1 exarch
Web Ghost: thirty Fire Warriors.
Fluffyshuffle: thirty termagaunts
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.