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World Wide Miniatures Day 2019

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Its that time of the year again folks! Join in the fun. For those of you in the hobby hangout, I created an event you can sign up at.

What:   World Wide Miniatures Day 2019

When:  July 13th (ish) – I say (ish) cuz it’s flexible.  If you can’t do it this day, do the next day, or the day after or the day before or the week before.  This event is designed to be fun and inclusive to everyone as much as possible.

Where:  Your place, your friendly local game store, your paint club, or where-ever you like.

What:  This is the fun part.  WWMD is a celebration of this hobby we love while enjoying sharing our obsessions with others who can truly understand.  Also to bring in new people to this wonderful and engrossing pastime.

How:  We celebrate it by doing anything related to the hobby.  Anything!  Some activities include:  Painting, cleaning, prepping, priming, purchasing, trading, reading about, watching videos, organizing, talking about, driving to and from your FLGS, teaching classes, researching, playing games with miniatures, planning miniature games, building a gaming table, paint rack, display case, basing miniatures, collecting basing materials, writing posts or articles, photographing miniatures, constructing sentences with the word miniature in them.  Really ANYTHING that can be connected back to this hobby.  Did I say anything?

Cost:  Just your sanity.  Your a miniature painter -- this is probably a freebee for you.

Motto: No rules.  No Prizes.  No regrets.

Why:  Really?  You have read this far and you are asking why?  The simple answer is – because we can and we should.  Why not?

Special Challenges

Marathon Challenge:  Can you do something miniatures related for 24 hours taking breaks only to eat and go to the bathroom?  This challenge is for you.  It is based on the honor system but it would be really cool to post pictures of your work in progress.

 Half Marathon Challenge:  Same as the marathon only its 12 hours.

5K Challenge:  5 hours – you get the idea.

Charity Challenge:  Its back by popular demand— well it was popular with me anyway — the Charity Challenge. All you have to do is donate any of your time/work/goodwill from this day to charity (you pick which one) and you complete the challenge.  You define which charity you want to donate to and what that donation is.  Remember it’s the honor system and I’m not going to check up on you.  Just member you have to live with yourself.  You can build terrain and donate it to your war game club or paint miniatures, sell them on ebay and donate the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity. You could donate your time teaching beginners how to paint. Its all good!

Combine this challenge with any of the others and get a special reward.

Complete any of the above challenges and pm me your address and I will send you a ribbon.  How cool is that?  I’m hoping cool enough to solve the all world’s problems… but I am helplessly optimistic.

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"No rules.  No Prizes.  No regrets."

 

I can get behind that.  We'll see what happens in July. 

 

 

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The 13th is my wife's birthday and we have two other birthday parties to bring our kids to that weekend. I'm down to approximate the date though. 

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@pineapple -- sounds awesome to me.  WWMD is about inclusion and fun.
speaking of fun if got my own little WWMD saga happening here.  I am trying to decide how I can do my usual time lapse of my 24hour run with out moving the Big Guy.  I think it will be cool to see it evolving into the finished piece..

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It's looking more and more like my game group is dead and I will be painting this weekend.  Yay?

 

 

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:33 AM, Pineapple said:

The 13th is my wife's birthday and we have two other birthday parties to bring our kids to that weekend. I'm down to approximate the date though. 

It will be July 13th in Auckland about 13 hours from now. However, July 13th will not begin in Honolulu for another 35 hours. July 13th ends about 59 hours from now Honolulu time. 

 

From start in Auckland, to finish in Honolulu, That is a span of 46 hours. (It would be theoretically 48 hours but there’s no handy major cities near or on the date line.)

 

OR to be putting it another way: start 7am Friday RHT and go until 7am Sunday RHT (Reaper Headquarters Time)

 

 

6 hours ago, Inarah said:

It's looking more and more like my game group is dead and I will be painting this weekend.  Yay?

::(: ...... ::): ...in that order. 

 

 

On 7/9/2019 at 1:36 PM, maxstyles said:

@pineapple -- sounds awesome to me.  WWMD is about inclusion and fun.
speaking of fun if got my own little WWMD saga happening here.  I am trying to decide how I can do my usual time lapse of my 24hour run with out moving the Big Guy.  I think it will be cool to see it evolving into the finished piece..

 

Can you slap together a lazy Susanne to mount him on?  He spins/turns to get painted. But you have an index mark to turn him back to an exact position so that the time lapse imaging always catches him from the same angle...he moves (spins) but does not appear to. 

 

Cake decorators have spin mounted things for use when icing a cake. One of those maybe. 

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Update:

 

It has been July 13th in Auckland New Zealand for about 6 hours (**as I type this).

 

This means there are ~42 hours left for WWMD

 

(That is: For the next 42 hours, somewhere in the world it will be July 13th. **For instance, July 13th just began on the lonely, lonely island of Diego Garcia.)

 

So, far I have painted nothing. Better luck the rest of you. 

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22 hours ago, TGP said:

Can you slap together a lazy Susanne to mount him on?  He spins/turns to get painted. But you have an index mark to turn him back to an exact position so that the time lapse imaging always catches him from the same angle...he moves (spins) but does not appear to. 

 

Cake decorators have spin mounted things for use when icing a cake. One of those maybe. 

 

You can't see it the picture but he is sitting on a lazy Susan and she was not happy.

On 7/11/2019 at 9:59 AM, Inarah said:

It's looking more and more like my game group is dead and I will be painting this weekend.  Yay?

 

 

Absolutely yay!  You get to paint all day.  How cool is that?!?

 

On 6/24/2019 at 8:43 PM, Humansquish said:

Wooo! Sign me up to fail spectacularly at the 24 hour challenge again. ::D:

Another fool just like myself.  Glad to know I'm not the only crazy one.

 

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Squeezed in some painting tonight, so I have officially participated! Hoping to steal a few more hours this weekend to finish some Bones 4 undead. If I can do that this will be a rousing success for me. 

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ok, I've gotten my yardwork out of the way, so now I can devote the day to painting!  I have 2 projects to finish this weekend.  Whoooo!

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5 minutes ago, Corporea said:

ok, I've gotten my yardwork out of the way, so now I can devote the day to painting!  I have 2 projects to finish this weekend.  Whoooo!

 

Plenty of time left (22 hours). It just turned  to Saturday (13th) on Midway Island. 

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