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  1. Versatile is analogous to 'Mercenary' in M2E. Hireable within faction by keyword
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge

    Hello, Wyrdos and Painters! This year, @Franchute ran an absolutely excellent community painting challenge. In 2019, I’ll try my hand at the challenge. I had a few ideas about a monthly reward, but there were a few reservations in the community, so I’m happy to abandon the idea about rewards; this is about the community, not about me! The established soulstone-based formula seems to be working, so let’s keep doing that. I had a few ideas about terrain values (and none about The Other Side), and an idea about Achievements! I’d sincerely love to know your thoughts, feedback, and suggestions. Here goes: Idea 1: Terrain. Terrain is worth 5 soulstones per 50mm base. Here’s a piece of unfinished terrain (shot from above, it’s a subway entry). This would be worth 15 Soulstones, the same as a Master. Does that sound about right? Idea 2: The Other Side. Following from @Boomstick’s suggestion, shall we start with the following costing of ‘The Other Side’ miniatures? · Fireteams are worth their unit cost in Soulstones. · Titans are worth triple their value, just from size and complexity. · Commanders, like Masters, are worth 15 Soulstones. What do people think? Does this work? Idea 3: Achievements. I thought it might be fun to encourage everyone to push outside of their comfort zones in 2019. Much like Achievements in the online gaming world, I thought it might be fun to put up a list of Achievements in painting. These are for fun, to try something new, and to generally encourage getting pigment onto plastic! I’ve been scribbling down a few ideas, and I have close to 100 Achievements. I’ll list a few below, and I’d love to hear your feedback; would you try some of these? Do they look fun, or just silly? Would they encourage or irritate? Let me know what you think, and be honest! Hopefully my references aren't too obtuse... All your base are belong to us: Make a base as impressive as the miniature. Wololo: Convert a Wyrd miniature. Buddhist: Use the non-metal-metal painting style. Thin your paints, must you: Give constructive advice to a fellow painter My eyes! The goggles do nothing!: Show your worst miniature to the Wyrd Community, right here. These colours don't run: Paint a miniature using the colours of your nation's flag for the majority (take that, Japan and Canada!). What are your thoughts, folks? This is your community, so let me know what seems about right! No matter what, I look forward to painting alongside you all next year. Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - December

    @Franchute, @prof_bycid: I may have expressed myself poorly. 'Prize' was a poor choice of words. Rather, I was looking at encouragement rewards, for painting improvement, or for supporting the community. The focus was not on painting quality or quantity. There are enough of those competitions around. I believe that this monthly challenge is, and should remain, about having fun painting, encouragement, being part of a great community, and constructive advice (in that order). If folks are concerned about the idea of (very modest!) rewards, I'll cancel the request to Wyrd for support in a heartbeat. This challenge is about the community, not about me!
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge

    ***CROSSPOST*** @Franchute: First of all, my enormous thanks to Franchute for organising this challenge this year. Second, I have been considering organising the challenge for 2019, albeit with a few small changes. To that end, I have asked Wyrd if they would support a monthly prize. Basically, if they support the challenge, I'll happily run it (if Franchute is happy to hand over, and the community thinks I can do it!). So, I'm waiting on their reply. If they give me their support, then I might open a new enrolment thread. I hope that's all ok! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - December

    @Franchute: First of all, my enormous thanks to Franchute for organising this challenge this year. Second, I have been considering organising the challenge for 2019, albeit with a few small changes. To that end, I have asked Wyrd if they would support a monthly prize. Basically, if they support the challenge, I'll happily run it (if Franchute is happy to hand over, and the community thinks I can do it!). So, I'm waiting on their reply. If they give me their support, then I might open a new enrolment thread. I hope that's all ok! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - December

    Zebra. Zebra all the way.
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    Malifaux collection

    @byby: What's your location?
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - November

    Caedrus, reporting in! Well, I had a month of finishing off projects, so it looks like I've done waaaay more than I have. @Franchute By month's end, I had finished off 53 points of models! a TTB Guild Guard [3] Dashel [8] (some ok sculpting) Canine Remains [4] (went for a German Shepherd colour scheme. Not so successful). Austringer [6] (not sure about olive and red on the cloak outside / inside) Crooligan [4] (Wishing I could get just a touch more saturation on the purple. A really good purple is my painting dream...) Flesh Construct [6] (pleased with the airbrushed flesh tones and blue glow) 2 x Ice Dancers [12] (I should have done the bases a little better, but I'm super pleased with the stockings. The skin is deliberately very pale. More contrast in real life). Guild Rifleman [5] (I was going for an inquisitor look. No-one expects that). Freikorpsman [5] (I think I like the base more than the miniature!) Woo! That's a lot from my pile of shame done. Next month is gonna be super busy, so don't expect too much from me! Have a great one, and keep putting pigment to plastic! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - December

    Greetings All! My pledge for December will be a single mindless zombie. I may not actually do more than that, because it's shaping up to be my busiest month, er, ever. Stretch goals? December Acolytes, maybe Lady Justice, and the Judge. Super stretch goals? A Peacekeeper. Keep putting pigment to plastic! Caedrus.
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    Thedeadclaw's Painted Crews

    @Thedeadclaw: You've clearly put quite a lot of thought into your models. The use of thematic colours are a very unifying aspect of them, as is thematic basing. As @PetitDalek says, I enjoyed reading about your processes. Remember to delight in your successes - and having so many painted crews is a success! I wish I had half that many painted! What's the nature of your tremors? Both hands? Would a painting handle help? There are lots of different designs out there. Oh, and because your painting style is (probably from necessity) a block-colour style, it might be worthwhile to investigate the use of washes to define the model texture. In fact, I'm going to suggest something that's normally considered heresy by some painters* - a dip. Google 'Army Painter Dip' and see if it suits you. I think your combination of blocked areas of bright colours would suit dipping really well. Keep painting. Caedrus. *I subscribe to the belief that the most important thing in painting is to enjoy yourself. If you develop a skill you love, that's even better. But, most importantly, if it gets you the effect you want, there's no wrong technique.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - November

    Caedrus, checking in, for a WIP update! So, I managed to ignore the things I should be doing, and instead painted my Dashel conversion! I'm actually quite pleased with how this turned out. Quite pleased with the cloak, face, and growing NMM skills on the axe and lamp-post. As always, of course, critiques and commentary are very welcome! Oh, and @Franchute: I'm loving that Phillip; particular kudos for the cold-white linen around the pram. Just perfect. Keep putting pigment to plastic! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - November

    Woo Hoo! After a nice few hours painting, I've (once again) met my pledge early (I swear, I'm not setting this up!). Behold! My pledged guardsman is complete... ...so is a Crooligan... (the bases are very basic; I'm awaiting 3E before I get too fancy in some cases) ...and Dashel continues to get painted! Consider this a very early WIP! Enjoy your painting, November painters! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - November

    Caedrus, checking in! November is "Finish stuff off!" month. I pledge to finish one, final Guardsman: ...and my stretch goals are an Austringer, Dashel, a Flesh Construct, Ice Dancers and December Acolytes! Ha! If I finish these, there's always more mindless zombies. Have a fantastic November, go crazy on the Black Friday sales, and keep putting pigment to plastic! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge: October

    Caedrus, Reporting In. I'll be away for a few days, so time for my end-of-month wrap-up. @Franchute: I submit 12 points this month, being my Lazarus, and my Mindless zombie. Bad photo quality ahead! Well, fellow painters, this has been an insane month for me, outside of the painting world. However, I've found a little time to relax and start / update a few projects: One blurry Austringer. Still not certain on the colours. One final Guild Guard. A Crooligan, who needs about a bucket of Matt additive... A batch of bases, for many, many more mindless zombies. Finally: Dashel! Blurry but getting there. I feel I should wait to claim him as a Master! Slowly, slowly developing sculpting skills. Have a great month, all. I can't wait to see your works! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge: October

    Caedrus, reporting in with a mid-late month update. Bad photo, but a mindless zombie, completed, so I've reached my pledge. Lots still to do on my Dashel... ...but my Flesh Construct is coming along nicely! See you at the end of the month! Keep on painting! Caedrus.
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