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Offline Kitsune Tsuki

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Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« on: December 31, 2007, 11:51:40 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


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.

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...

Kitsune Tsuki- Cyclops Savage, Agonizer, 4 Blood Claws, Nyss Raptor, Saeryn
thebetter1- 10 Space Marines
Sergeant Alexi- 10 guardsmen,10 storm troopers
Magical Beans- (?) Pathfinders, Autarch
Evil_Toast- 12 Fire Warriors , another 3 Stealth Suits and a Pirahna
Wallance- 5 Assault Marines, 5 Devastators
Valar- 4 Dire Avengers, 3 Rangers, 5 Wraithguard, 2 Fire prism Pilots and prism cannon, Spirit Seer
Aervyper Venom- 10 Marines, 10 Assault Marines, (?) Command Squad
Squirrelloid- Death Company Marine, 2 Honor Guard Marines, 2 Veteran Assault Marines
Big Boss- 9 Glade Guard, Lurtz, Ugluk, Uruk-Hai Shaman, Uruks with Merry and Pippin
Fold- 1 Broadside, 2 Crisis Suits, 1 Devilfish
Myung -24 Gaunts, 8 Genestealers, 6 Warriors
insane0018- 8 Berserkers, 5 Seraphim, Inquisitor Lord
Kiarstill- Scorpion MkII, 4 shining spears, and Autarch
Ivellos- Hive Tyrant, Tyrant Guard, Carnifex, 2 Zoanthrope, 16 Genestealers, Ripper Swarm, 13 Hormagaunts, Space Marine, 29 Termagaunts
Benandorf- 10 Fantasy Orc Boyz
skorch-sa- 20 guardsmen3 heavy weapons teams
Buggus- 5 Assault Marines, 5 Terminators, 2 Chaplains, Captain, Apothecary, Predator
Interrogator Chaplain- 3 Assault Terminators, 4 Masters of the Chapter
Jehan Razor- Masters of the Chapter
Ares- 5 trollkin champions, a mega armoured nob ork, and fantasy troll
SeriousCallersOnly- 5 tactical marines, Ravenwing Sergeant
DJ of E- Immolater
Magus_42- 3 masters of the chapter
« Last Edit: January 10, 2008, 08:25:54 PM by Kitsune Tsuki »

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #1 on: January 1, 2008, 01:02:33 AM »
I vow to paint my ten man Ultramarine tactical squad.  I'm really forcing myself to do this one by not gluing the bolters on until the unit is painted.  I'll try to get pictures, but my camera doesn't focus very well close up.
« Last Edit: January 1, 2008, 01:04:19 AM by thebetter1 »

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #2 on: January 1, 2008, 01:34:50 AM »
Here we go

10 guardsmen (this may be increased)
10 storm troopers

That should be enough and I now have a gribbly camera.

got rid of conscripts wont have time to make them
« Last Edit: January 3, 2008, 03:44:54 PM by Sergant Alexi »
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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #3 on: January 1, 2008, 02:08:35 AM »
I never like to vow much because I never know how much time I will have. I'll probably overshoot my vow again but it makes me feel productive. 8)

This month I vow to paint my Crone World Pathfinders (almost done) and my Autarch which needs a lot of work. I'll start to strip my second guardian squad too and work on em.

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #4 on: January 1, 2008, 06:58:21 AM »
Feels good to have finally finished a vow for a change .  :)

So , this month it will be : Another 12 Fire Warriors , another 3 Stealth Suits and a Pirahna .
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: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #5 on: January 1, 2008, 07:40:31 AM »
Well to start... I will finish my 5 man Assault Squad and start (and finish) my 5 man Devastator Squad!  If I get these done I'll add more, but those are my vow for now!

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #6 on: January 1, 2008, 08:44:14 AM »
ok as Myung has told me i must do double my ussual amount as punishment lol i vow

4 Dire Avengers
3 Rangers
5 Wraithguard
2 Fire prism Pilots and prism cannon
1 spirit Seer

thats a total of 15 models and i may add to it further later on we shall see

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #7 on: January 1, 2008, 11:10:02 AM »
Vow 1: Get a digital Camera
- Paint 10 Terminators
- Finish Command Squad
- Clean up 20 Assault Marines, and Paint 10 more Assault Marines
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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #8 on: January 1, 2008, 12:06:37 PM »
Given my utter failure to finish last month..

5 Death Company with Jump Packs

I want to vow a couple of assault marines, but i'm still working on the conversions and I'm worried about counter-weighting them sufficiently at the moment.  (Metal hammers at the ends of plastic arms with plastic legs up on one foot running... oh yes, this will be fun).  I also desperately need to get some more greenstuff...  So I'll see how the converting goes before vowing anything more.

Damn me and wanting to convert any model that sits around for a little bit.

So, modifying my vows to:
1 Death Company Marine w/ jump pack (minor conversion - hand swap)
1 Honor Guard Marine w/ jump pack, bp, ccw
2 Honor Guard Marines w/ jump pack, bp, pf
1 Veteran Assault Marine w/ Flamer, jump pack
1 Veteran Assault Marine w/ thammer, bp, jump pack (conversion - thunderhammer = unidentified pewter mallet)

And i need some greenstuff to finish a VAS w/ thammer conversion and 4 DC conversions.  I really need to stop wanting to put arms at inconvenient angles.  At least 6 DC is enough to play my 1500 point list.  Now i just need those thammer VAS marines done...

And i better hurry up and do it quickly, before i decide to convert those HG marines...  Note, vow does not include basing (i want to do entire squads at the same time when possible, for a unified look within squads).
« Last Edit: January 6, 2008, 02:45:10 AM by Squirrelloid »
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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #9 on: January 1, 2008, 12:07:20 PM »
Hmm, feel like doing some random things.

-1 Witch Hunter Psyker
-Refinish Inquisitior Lorr
-1 Tyranid Gargoyle
-9 Glade Guard
-Refinish 1 Steel Legion Guardsman
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Eldar: 1000 pts.

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #10 on: January 1, 2008, 01:42:10 PM »
- Finish Command Squad
Size of command squad?

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #11 on: January 1, 2008, 01:44:06 PM »
1 Broadside
2 Crisis Suits
1 Devilfish

Providing, that is, replacement parts I've ordered for my airbrush arrive in good time...

Here are the suits, pre-paint job.

Armament undecided, this suit is magnetised:

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #12 on: January 1, 2008, 03:14:36 PM »
Well I am ramping up for my stores next 3 month escalation league. doing 500pt increases every 3 weeks so I got a lot of painting to do, especially since i am doing nids!

So this month I vow

24 Gaunts
8 Genestealers
6 Warriors

Already had them assembled cleaned up, primed and I went ahead and airbrushed the base color on lastnight and did up one warrior to test my scheme. Just need to get ahold of the water affects to finish the swamp bases I am doing for them all!

Fold  --    those are some good poses on your suits!

Valar  --    I expect more then that!

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #13 on: January 1, 2008, 04:34:04 PM »
Valar  --    I expect more then that!

lol i shall try... that at the moment is a very basic list of what i need to complete asap

im sure if im as productive as i think i may be that there will be plenty more added to that list

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #14 on: January 1, 2008, 04:37:03 PM »
Lets see here.
8 Brezerkers to finish off my 1750 list
5 Seraphim
Inquisitor Lord
14 Models
I don't know about this, have exams comming up but I will give it my best shot.
Good luck to everybody out there.

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #15 on: January 2, 2008, 04:19:27 AM »
Alright, last time I signed up for this, last year I think, I admit I failed (it got done the next month though!). So this time I'm going to redeem myself I hope.

So I vow to get off my arse and paint my Scorpion MkII, and my new shining spears, and my Autarch.

So with my fancy new gift I bought myself, I can now supply pictures of progress :)
(sorry for quality, I havn't had much practice using the camera yet so the photos should get better with time)

Everything I vowed to paint this month

The Scorpion

My Autarch (Serathin-ce). Just started the converting so he's not fully assembled yet, but he should be later tonight.

The Shining Spears
« Last Edit: January 2, 2008, 09:05:07 PM by Kiarstill »

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #16 on: January 2, 2008, 03:10:31 PM »
Back again for my second month of this Challenge!

This time my Vow will be the following:

(1) Hive Tyrant - 2x TL Devourers (Done)
(1) Tyrant Guard (Done)
(1) Carnifex - Sniperfex (Done)
(2) Zoanthrope (Done)
(16) Genestealers (Done)
(1) Ripper Swarm (Done)
(13) Hormagaunts (Done)
(1) Space Marine (Done)
(29) Termagaunts (Done)

I will keep updates here.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 12:12:03 PM by Ivellos »

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #17 on: January 2, 2008, 04:11:50 PM »
10 Fantasy Orc Boyz, painted (but not based, cause I hate basing and the look of most based models).

That's my vow.
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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #18 on: January 2, 2008, 04:34:43 PM »
Great idea!

I vow to paint:

20 guardsmen
3 heavy weapons teams

Might increase depending on hos i go for the next few days.

It'll all be tracked in my blog.

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Re: Winter Painting Challenge [Month 2/3]
« Reply #19 on: January 3, 2008, 03:15:31 AM »
Well, as of now I have nothing to Vow because I just finished

Five assault marines, fully able to change out parts
Five Termies
Chaplin self made with bits. Might snap his J pack off to turn him into a foot slogger with claws
Captain self made with bits. swap out j pack for reg pack.
Captain in T armour.
Pred, swap out all parts,  ie magnets . Going to bit order whirlwind turret I think.

I guess I could Vow to get them all marked up with my new chapter symbol.  I have finally settle on a chapter symbol so that could be the vow. Though that is about 100 marines and 15 vehicles uggg.
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