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Maybe a poll? I like demons but I haven't seen any sculpts that really attract me personally.

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All of them. Paint the entire Reaper catalogue. :bday:


IN all seriousness, I think Giants would be fun, but they're "smaller" than a dragon. I'm less inclined for Demons myself, despite having more than a few that need painted, but they're relatively smaller than, say, Tre Manor's giants.


What about a multiple category year-long project, doing another "Here there be Dragons" 2014 single-dragon challenge, then doing a "smaller" category, perhaps a "They Be Giants" category requiring two or more giants to be painted.

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I think an annual Dragon challenge would be Awesome. Otherwise, take it one step further and have a Bigature contest, basically any mini over X size is allowed.

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Another idea: Army Unit. Minis need to go together in some way and you need at least 15 minis to qualify.

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I think waiting until 2015 for another dragon challenge would be ideal, everyone should have their KS2 packages by then. There will be a lot of Narthraxes and DDS2 dragons in people's hands.


For 2014 I like the idea of a general "They Might Be Giants" challenge, with any large figure suitable as an entry. There was some push for a large figure contest last summer, which didn't happen, so that might be the way to go. Anything that fills a 50mm base would be considered "large". So that could be dragons, the various giants, tree men, some of the demons, dinosaurs, the 54 and 72mm scale pieces, ogres and giant spiders, among others.

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How about "In The Company of Heroes"

Make it a challenge to paint 5 or more models with this as a theme. You can even do something like this past year's contest with a diorama and based seperately and have two contests. It doesn't just have to be a large model. Naturally, this will attract a number of just 5 painted models grouped together but as usual creativity will win the day.

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How about a Bones Diorama involving something at least xx cm tall? Either from Bones Kickstarter one or two? I dunno about you guys but any encouragement I have to work on White Mountain One before White Mountain Two arrives and I'm dealing with Twin Peaks of White Doom, well, is most welcome.


Also, I think keep it open. Dragons was great because really open. I would do a dragon diorama again. Too many parameters will discourage people. I think Giants is pretty flexible but not as flexible as Dragons. Demons and Devils might be too restrictive and some people might not paint minis like that for personal reasons.



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So far I think I like the "They Might Be Giants" option best.


Some other ideas for contest names to get people's creative juices flowing:

"Evils Lurks"

"Good Triumphs"


"The Hero We Need"

"To Rule Them All"

"Year of the Horse"

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Wide open by specitying size seems to cover all of the bases, it allow for personal choice... I too have KS 1 to plow through before KS 2 gets here and I have to explain to my wife why this large package is at our doorstep. Painting outside in the dog house during a snowstorm is just not pleasent!


You could also do the same as the dragon theme... single fig and diarama

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"they might be giants" works, There are enough good giant sculpts in bones avaliable at a reasonable price that most anyone can get them. The company of heroes is an interesting idea. Would get me off my butt and working on my 'Knights in White Satin"

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I would love an excuse to paint some giants... But I'm new, and didn't paint anything for this year's challenge, so I'm open to pretty much anything. Giants are a definite fave though.


edit: and by this year I mean last year.

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