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This was being discussed briefly in oft-topic rampancy (Me, posting somewhere else? Egads!) but seemed to come up towards a good, albeit somewhat difficult idea. I know many of us have somewhere about 20! minis waiting to be painted, and with bones 2 coming up soon, that number will grow to 20 still. While many make resolutions for the new year, I propose a challenge:

A couple questions were already raised:
Reaper only? - No.
If going on vacation, can I paint a mini(s) ahead to cover that time frame? - Yes.
Are speed paints acceptable - Yes.
Can it be a mini started previously? - Yes.
Based or unbased? - Yes.
Do minis for exchanges count? - Yes.

I'm looking to this as a way to increase painted output, especially for people like myself who take far too long to paint something without a hard deadline to prevent procrastination, or have several unfinished projects laying around. By year's end should have 52 (or more) painted minis that you didn't otherwise.  I'm thinking at least a week till "start" simply due to there will likely be questions and guidelines to be pounded out.
Thoughts? Questions?

SO! Here we go...Starting January 8th, we will begin the Resolutionary Painting Challenge!  EDIT: Holy crap 19 participants (from what I gleaned from this thread.) I would like to keep tally here through the contest so..
Participants: If your name is missing, or you believe your count is incorrect, please PM me.

AutumnHare: Painted: 49

aard_rin: Painted: 5

Buckyball: Painted: 38

cameoex: Painted: 14

Chaoswolf: Painted: 56

Citrine: Painted: 49

Evilhalfling: Painted: 34

FireElemental: Painted: 33

Flamehawke: Painted: 28

Jasper_the_2nd: Painted: 29

Jessie: Painted: 42

Kanagarooex: Painted: 24

Keianna: Painted: 4

Knarthex: Painted: 18

Korimar: Painted: 81

Ludo: Painted: 4

Mad Jack: Painted: 6

Maledrakh: Painted: 151

Marineal: Painted: 107

Marsya: Painted: 35

MissMelons: Painted: 5

nomad_grrl: Painted: 22

NomadZeke: Painted: 29

OneBoot: Painted: 3

Orion2010: Painted: 60

pcktlnt: Painted: 4

prophetic joe: Painted: 98

rgtriplec: Painted: 9

Sirithiel: Painted: 4

Sparks Murphy: Painted: 8

Talae: Painted: 50

terminalmancer: Painted: 31

TGP: Painted: 29

tiniest rhombus: Painted: 12

ub3r_n3rd: Painted: 14
Running Total: 1185

The objective:
To paint 51+  minis throughout the course of the year via monthly quota
(each monthly thread will have the quota listed)

POSSIBLE theme challenge may be made for fun monthly
Forum badge/banner type thingy for completing quota every month

If you paint double maybe there'll be an "overachiever" badge or something....lol

What qualifies:
Darn near anything!
Any material!
Shelf of shame minis from ages long forgotten!
Exchange minis!
Speed paints!
Armies! (Though I'd encourage perhaps something outside the army as well)
Any Size!
Etc! (I think that covers everything)

January is here [now closed]: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/58743-resolutionary-painting-challenge-january/
February is here[now closed]:  http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/59237-february-resolutionary-painting-challenge/
March! [Now closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60119-resolutionary-painting-challenge-march-ing-on/
April is here: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60867-april-resolution-painting-challenge-springs-forth/
May is here: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/61570-you-may-be-almost-halfway-through-the-resolutionary-painting-challenge/

June: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62190-resolutionary-painting-challenge-does-june-bug-anyone-else/

July: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62679-resolutionary-painting-challenge-1776-edition/

August: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63560-au-gust-of-wind-brings-the-new-months-challenge/

September: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64357-ihavenopunforseptember-resolutionary-painting-challenge/

October: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64917-a-spooktacular-halloween-resolutionary-painting-challenge/

November: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65472-november-resolutionary-painting-challenge-fall-in/

December: [Now Closed] http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65872-resolutionary-painting-challenge-december-cool-down/

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Well, in the 2015 resolutions thread, I said no painting resolutions as I never keep to them anyways.


Though I do have 20 minis that are languishing in the "almost done" stage, so I could save those towards a hedge for less productive weeks.  That thinking does seem against the spirt of the challenge. 


I may be in for this one.  Of course I've said that for other challenges and have yet to complete one, but with weekly progress required, maybe this one will be the one that sticks.

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Yup, the almost done 20-ish ones would be perfectly valid for this. It's going on the honor system more so, but because I'm a recent college grad (synonym: poor) and can't offer any prizes, it's geared as a fun way to finish up projects. I have about 6-7 that are in the '50%+ done' range which are great for slow weeks.

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I can't commit to this. With ReaperCon pending in April, the speed at which I churn out paintjobs is about to slow down as I focus on a few pieces slowly and deliberately in the hope of having something worthy of competition. 


I think it is a great idea however....

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I might be in I could use the drive for some of my speed paints. But you need a better ruling for vacation/travel. Or the first time I head off on an international business trip, I'm out as they are 2 to 3 weeks in length and I have had painting supplies confiscated by airport security before. Both in checked and carry on. Allow paint a heads for this and I'm game :)

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Alright. I like start days to help with. Any idea of how your going to maintain this? I'll try and post a picture of at least one mini finished in the time frame of each week.


Maybe a group shot of them all at the end of the year.

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