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I haven't done a holiday weekend challenge in a long time, so I think it is time to dust off the cobwebs and announce the Annual Thanksgiving weekend paint binge!
Link to the 2016 Challenge.
The object is to finish as many figures as possible. Quantity counts over quality. All manufacturers are fair game, posting of WIPs and finished pieces is strongly encouraged. You may prep and prime figures before hand, in fact I recommend it. Get out all those primed and half painted figures and get ready to finish them! Then join us on Hangouts.
Finish your Rainbow Dragon. Get caught up on your RPChallenge. Catch up on your Minivember totals. Work on your Secret Sophie. Finish your Large Figure entry.
When you complete a mini post a photo here, or make a link to Show Off.
It doesn't matter if you aren't in the US, come paint with us anyway. Have to work? Travel? Have to cook a big family meal? That is part of the challenge.
Painting begins at 00:01 am Nov 23 and ends 23:59 pm Nov 27. This gives you a chance to finish up Monday night and post pics.
Who's in with me? Can we break last years total?
BONUS CHALLENGE: Use at least 3 paints from Reapercon 2017, or the Halloween promotion:
-- Retro Slate
-- Retro Elderberry
-- Retro Emerald
-- Retro Red Steel
-- Retro Frost Satin
-- Retro Gold Silk
-- Breast Cancer Pink
-- Gory Red
-- Maggot White
Stuck my thumb in the box of unpainted bones and pulled out a Kyphryxis.
must unbag bag and dry fit, trim mold lines and scrub, but first, the random colors...
15, ah what could that mean? I'll look later. Let's roll another.
seven! Good. Nicely spaced numbers. Will look it up in a minute. For the third roll... Well darn gotta wait for the full minute so the time shown is different... Finally!
oof! One! Critical miss. Well, it's probably a boring color at the top of the table. Let's see what this means:
15: mint green
7: olive green
1: fire red
huh. Whadaya know. Time to go see what I've got for colors... (To be continued)
...and finishing it in 10 days or less.
And you're all invited to come along for the ride. Audience participation is welcome and encouraged, just don't throw anything, please.
(Unless it's money)
While on the hangouts last night, I had an idea for a new project, and then started to laugh. When asked what was so funny, I said that I had just thought of a cool idea for a vignette for Reapercon, but it was too bad it's only a little over a week away. Some of the helpful folks there encouraged me to 'go for it'. I laughed.
But I started thinking about it.
Then I really started to think about it; I got out some stuff, and made a crude mock-up sketch. Then I thought about it some more.
....and now I think I'm going to do it. It's not like all of my other projects are already finished, right? Oh wait....
So, when I hobby, I usually have a couple different things going at one time, so that I can work on something else while i'm waiting for paint/glue/putty/whatever to dry. I was converting this fellow:
when the idea hit me.
So, what I'm thinking is a scene where the evil spell caster is summoning up some unholy thing from the pit for some evil shenanigans.
The big scary monster is not what I'm going to use; it's just a place holder. The summoning portal will be in the ground. What I'm thinking for the monster is that less is more; just an arm and top of the head, or some tentacles or something just starting to rise up out of the portal.
What do you think?
Also, here's the guy I converted:
Since he was the chap that inspired this idea, I was going to use him as the star, (and I still might), but I was wondering if the calm pose works alright ( I imagine all the chanting, bloodletting and so on has concluded and he's just waiting for his minion to come forth ), or if a more action-y pose (arms spread, holding a staff/sword/something over the head, something like that) would be better.
Well, what do you think?
Laaaaaadies and Geeeeeeeeeentlemen!!!
Welcome to the Epic 7-day Challenge Khanjira battle: OneBoot vs. Buglips!
OneBoot issued the Challenge!
They will be following the standard rules!
(Rules reposted here for clarity)
1. You may use no brushes larger than Size 0. As Size 0 can vary by company and brand, the average bristle dimensions are 10mm long by 1mm wide. When selecting brushes, try to be as close to this guideline as possible.
2. You have 7 full days to complete from your posted start time (including a picture with a time stamp from a phone or computer screen is helpful to establish this) to complete the model.
3. All visible areas must be painted, and all paint must be applied with a regulation brush.
4. No drilling, filing, mold line removal or other prepwork is permitted before start time. The only preparation allowed is to dry fit your pieces to make sure the model is complete, and do any boiling and reshaping necessary to correct warpage and return the model to "factory spec". You may also clean the pieces with soap and water.
5. All pieces as included in the box set at retail must be painted. This includes, for example, the 5 adventurer figures included with Dragons Don't Share 2.
The official start time for this competition is 4:00 PM Pacific time on Wednesday the 27th
Alrighty, let's get ready to RUUUUUUUUMBLLLLLLLE!!
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