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  1. Caedrus, checking in for December! So, in December, I had these grand plans for doing an oil-paint based Beastman. I got things started, and then promptly lost my paints in the December Christmas rush. So, I have extended the Beastman Challenge by a couple of months. In January, you can expect the oil paint Beastman, but in the meantime, here's a Beastman painted with an emphasis on glazing and high-highlighting. Of course, this miniature doesn't show much of the subtler glazing well (such as blue glazing in less-lit areas, and some of the blade colour glazes. It also represents a time commitment that is far beyond what would normally be put into a standard warrior in a large force. Nonetheless, he was fun to paint, and glazing practice never hurts (I'm super-impatient in glazing!) Have a great 2020, and I'll wrap up this challenge in the next couple of months! Caedrus.
  2. Greetings fellow painters! I hope you have a fantastic New Year, and that 2020 brings you an amazing year. For January, my pledge will be something from my Shelf of Shame TM, which includes: Envy; A Latigo; 2 Silent Ones; Cojo Proxy; 2 Mounted Riders; and/or The Dispatcher (proxy). My Shelf of Shame!
  3. Welcome to the 2020 Wyrd Painting Challenge! This is the thread for the January Painting Challenge. I’m Caedrus, and I have the very great pleasure of being your host for 2020. While I am proud to be your host, this competition belongs to all of us, and if there’s anything that we can better to improve the Challenge, please do let me know. If you have friends interested in taking part in the challenge, please let them know! The link to the painter spreadsheet is coming soon, and I’ll provide a link as soon as it is (semi-)finalised. The 2020 Wyrd Monthly Painting Challenge is all about: Having fun painting! Motivating yourself, and encouraging others. Being part of a great, friendly community. Giving and receiving constructive advice. And, finally: Getting some pigment onto plastic! This is not a competition in any way. The pledge categories are the following: Minion: you paint at least 1 Soulstone worth of Wyrd miniatures each month Enforcer: you paint at least 6 Soulstones worth of Wyrd miniatures each month Henchman: you paint at least 11 Soulstones worth of Wyrd miniatures each month Master: you paint at least 16 Soulstones worth of Wyrd miniatures each month Tyrant: you paint at least 31 Soulstones worth of Wyrd miniatures each month The rules: The challenge starts on January 1st, 2020. Models count for the month in which you finish them. You can finish painting a model that you started before the beginning of the month. Everyone may fail to make their monthly goal twice and stay in the challenge. This is using a mulligan. See the Buy-Back rule, below. You can choose to go down a pledge level during the year, but you cannot move up. A model is considered painted if it is (1) based (even glued onto a black base counts); (2) tournament legal. That means that if it's a translucent, based model, it counts automatically. If it is any opaque material, then the standard is: Every part of the miniature painted, and three colours minimum. A new rule for 2020: The Buy-Back Everyone has good months and bad months. To encourage people to continue to paint, we will be trying out a new rule this year: the Buy-Back. In the past, if you have used your two mulligans, you’re out of the Challenge! However, in 2020, you can buy your way back into the challenge. All you have to do is to undertake your normal pledge and paint for the month, AND undertake the pledge and paint from one of the months you mulliganed. E.g.: Sarah is painting at Enforcer level (6SS/month), and she’s needed to mulligan for the third time. She announces that for the upcoming month, she’ll paint 12SS. If she does so, she’s back in the Challenge! At such a time, it might be worthwhile considering dropping down a category, but that’s up to Sarah! Miniature Values: Malifaux Almost all models count as their Soulstone value; but Masters count for 15 soulstones. Zero cost models count for 5 soulstones. Proxies (constructed from Wyrd models) count for their proxy value. The Other Side Titans count for 25 soulstones. Commanders count for 15 soulstones. Adjunct models count for 5 soulstones. Otherwise: A 30mm base model is worth 5 soulstones. A 40mm base model is worth 7 soulstones. A 50mm base model is worth 10 soulstones. Terrain · Scatter Piece (5SS): A modest piece of terrain, or a small number of scattered terrain pieces. These are the spray-can and dry-brush pieces. · Focus Piece (10SS): A terrain piece that represents a focal point of pride in a terrain board. These pieces require a decent amount of construction and painting. · Centre Piece (20SS): A terrain piece that is a significant centrepiece to the terrain. A handmade forest, a mausoleum, or a train engine. · Masterpiece (50SS): A gorgeous, unique terrain piece that makes people wonder if you get out much. · War and Peace (100SS): A complete, themed 3’x3’ terrain board. How to upload images? Go to imgur.com, and create an account. Click on your account, click on 'images', and then 'add images'. Click on your uploaded image. You'll see a whole bunch of link options. Click on the 'copy' button next to 'direct link'. Go to your Wyrd Forum thread. Paste (CTRL-V) at the appropriate spot. The image should appear, resized appropriately to the page. My very best for January, and 2020! Caedrus.
  4. I look forward to reading this in depth. A huge effort @Vangerdahast!
  5. @Yore Huckleberry: There will be a monthly thread, which I set up just before the start of each month. Many painters photograph their pledge, and/or a Work-In-Progress (WIP), and/or any completed minis, for fame and feedback! I start a Google Sheets public spreadsheet for the year to track painters. Have a look at the previous threads, and they will give you a better idea of what I mean!
  6. Hi All, I've been deliberately quiet on this thread, as I wanted to let people consider and discuss the proposals, but also to give people a chance to put forward their own ideas. I'll respond now (just because I am planning the January Challenge thread). Rmember, this is just Caedrus' opinion! Buy-Back My opinion is that @Shock & Awe and @Rathnard have come up with a good solution. To that end, I propose the following for the 2020 Challenge intro text: "Everyone has good months and bad months. To encourage people to continue to paint, we will be trying out a new rule this year: the Buy-Back. In the past, if you have used your two mulligans, you’re out of the Challenge! However, in 2020, you can buy your way back into the challenge. All you have to do is to undertake your normal pledge and paint for the month, AND undertake the pledge and paint from one of the months you mulliganed. E.g.: Sarah is painting at Enforcer level (6SS/month), and she’s needed to mulligan for the third time. When the next month comes around, Sarah announces that for the month, she’ll paint 12SS. If she does so, she’s back in the Challenge! At such a time, it might be worthwhile considering dropping down a category, but that’s up to Sarah!" What do people think of this? Terrain Disclaimer: I am biased on this topic. On one hand, I absolutely love good terrain, and I am personally guilty of not getting into it as much as I would like! As @Wintergloom very rightly states, there are varying qualities of terrain painting. On the other hand, I think that people should feel encouraged to have terrain, and not feel under pressure to meet a standard, as @lusciousmccabe said. Would something like this work (citing visual examples such as the ones Wintergloom found (thank you! 😊) Scatter Piece (5SS): A modest piece of terrain, or a small number of scattered terrain pieces. These are the spray-can and dry-brush pieces. Focus Piece (10SS): A terrain piece that represents a focal point of pride in a terrain board. These pieces require a decent amount of construction and painting. Centre Piece (20SS): A terrain piece that is a significant centrepiece to the terrain. A handmade forest, a mausoleum, or a train engine. Masterpiece (50SS): A gorgeous, unique terrain piece that makes people wonder if you get out much. War and Peace (100SS): A complete, themed terrain board. Opinions are very welcome here, folks! Does anyone else have any thoughts about how the Challenge can be improved? All views are welcome! Caedrus.
  7. Caedrus, checking in! Well, as Christmas approaches, and I am unsure just how much painting I am going to get done, I finished off at least one mini! Behold, Lord Chompy Bits! I shall check back in soon with an end-of-month wrap-up, but until then, have a great festive period! Caedrus.
  8. @Kimberly: The text above says it must be a Wyrd model, but the PDF says "The miniature can be from any manufacturer, or a custom miniature you have created yourself as long as it lies within the current theme". Could you clarify? Oh, and is it a single-model only? A limited number of models? Thanks in advance, and best of luck, gingerbread bakers!
  9. I’m in for 2020! Introducing Caedrus! Hi All! I’ve been a Malifaux player for about four years, but I’ve been painting (on and off) for about 25 years. I’m way better at buying miniatures than painting them, and the number of miniatures I have unpainted in my home would easily be in the thousands. I play, well, every Malifaux faction. Or at least, I could. I like experimenting with NMM (non-metal-metal) and OSL (Object Source Lighting), and I'm slowly getting better at it. I’m terrible at finishing miniatures! Making the final touches is always less exciting for me than putting the first drops of paint on that new, exciting, primed miniature in front of me! I paint way too slowly, and I’m super-judgemental of my own work! This year, I’m going to paint faster, use my airbrush more, and give some helpful advice! Caedrus
  10. The 2020 Painting Challenge Rules The challenge starts on January 1st, 2020. Models count for the month in which you finish them. You can finish painting a model that you started before the beginning of the month. Everyone may fail to make their monthly goal twice and stay in the challenge. This is using a mulligan. You can choose to go down a pledge level during the year, but you cannot move up. A model is considered painted if it is (1) based (even glued onto a black base counts); (2) tournament legal. That means that if it's a translucent, based model, it counts automatically. If it is any opaque material, then the standard is: Every part of the miniature painted, and three colours minimum. The pledge categories are the following: Minion: you paint at least 1 soulstone worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Enforcer: you paint at least 6 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Henchman: you paint at least 11 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Master: you paint at least 16 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Tyrant: you paint at least 31 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Miniature Values: Malifaux Almost all models count as their Soulstone value; however Masters count for 15 soulstones. Zero cost models count for 5 soulstones. Proxies (constructed from Wyrd models) count for their proxy value. The Other Side Titans count for 25 soulstones. Commanders count for 15 soulstones. Adjunct models count for 5 soulstones. Otherwise: A 30mm base model is worth 5 soulstones. A 40mm base model is worth 7 soulstones. A 50mm base model is worth 10 soulstones. Terrain, Tokens, Markers and Boards Terrain is worth 5SS per 50mm base in area. Custom tokens are worth 5SS per 50mm base in area. A terrain board is worth 100 Soulstones. Proposed Ideas and Rules for 2020 So, all of us get sick, get busy, lose motivation. I was wondering if there was a way to buy your way back into the competition, if you had lost momentum. Or, indeed, if you wanted to join later in the year? Here’s an idea: The Buy-In If you are not part of the Challenge, from a late start, or having lost momentum and mulliganed out, you can buy your way back in with 50 points of Wyrd painting. What do you think? Is it a good idea, needs work, or just a bad idea? I’m not married to the idea, it’s just a thought. What do you think? Do you have an idea, or a suggestion about how to make the Challenge even better? Float your ideas right here!
  11. Greetings, Fellow Painters! I’m Caedrus, and this year of 2019, I’ve had the very great pleasure of running the Wyrd Painting Challenge. It looks like I’ll be running it in 2020 as well, so the purpose of this thread is to let you know what’s going on, and to see if you want to take part! The painting challenge is a personal challenge. It’s motivation to paint that grey plastic, and to have some fun while you do so. The purpose of this challenge is for you, every month, to paint something for Malifaux or The Other Side (or anything else Wyrd!) It’s a place to show what you’ve been creating, to see what other people do, and how they do it. The community here at Wyrd is fantastic, and I can tell you that I have been inspired, taught, and motivated by the amazing people here. Here are the three simple principles of the Painting Challenge. Have fun. It’s not a competition. Be part of a great community. Every painter, regardless of your (perceived) skill level, is welcome here. This is a place where you can: Show your work; Give and receive useful, constructive critiques; Give and receive advice about painting, sculpting, scenery, basing, and anything miniature!; Give and receive motivation from the amazing people here. In the next few posts, I’ll be listing the 2020 Rules (as they stand at the moment!), and asking everyone if they feel there is anything that could or should be changed. Next, I’ll be putting my own name down for the introducing myself, and telling you what I personally want to achieve with my paintbrush in 2020. So, come and join us for the 2020 Painting Challenge! If you know a fellow painter that might want to take part, simply post here (preferably with an @Caedrus), with an “I’m in for 2020!” I’ll open the 2020 January Monthly Painting Challenge very soon, so that you can get ready for the New Year! I hope to see you in the New Year! Caedrus.
  12. @Stranglelove: I think that Santana has to be one of my absolute favourite Wyrd models. I'm terrified to touch mine. Keen to see what you do!
  13. For December, I pledge to paint at least one December model. My shelf of shame also includes two mounted guard, a Chompy, Envy, two Monster Hunters, a Latigo, and a Death Marshall. Keep putting pigment to plastic, painting people! Caedrus.
  14. ...and just like that, it was December. Wow, I'm having trouble believing we're that close to the end of 2019. This is the thread for the December 2019 Monthly Painting Challenge, our last one of the year! I’m Caedrus, and I have had the very great pleasure of being your host for 2019. Even though I'm in the Southern Hemisphere, getting ready for an Australian Summer, I know so many of you are getting ready for winter, snow, cocoa, and an inexplicable obsession with pumpkins! December's stones are the turquoise and tanzanite. Cold colours for a cold month! It's also the month that our Rasputina players enjoy so much! Last month, I asked all of you if you were happy for me to look after the challenge next year (or if anyone else wanted to undertake it), and I received some very kind support in asking me to look after it again. I'm pleased and honoured to do so, but I'm just the person putting numbers into a spreadsheet! This challenge belongs to all of us, and so if there's a thing that we can do better, speak up! Just a reminder to update your November pledge, and always remember an "@Caedrus"! I'll be starting another thread soon, where I will be inviting painters to take part in the 2020 Challenge. If you have friends interested in taking part in the challenge, please let them know! For those already reading this - please do join in on the adventures! The link to the painter spreadsheet is here, and I'll continue updating soon! The 2019 Wyrd Monthly Painting Challenge is all about: Having fun painting! Motivating yourself, and encouraging others. Being part of a great, friendly community. Giving and receiving constructive advice. And, finally: Getting some pigment onto plastic! This is not a competition in any way. The pledge categories are the following: Minion: you paint at least 1 soulstone worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Enforcer: you paint at least 6 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Henchman: you paint at least 11 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Master: you paint at least 16 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month Tyrant: you paint at least 31 soulstones worth of Malifaux miniatures each month The rules: The challenge started on January 1st, 2019. Models count for the month in which you finish them. You can finish painting a model that you started before the beginning of the month. Everyone may fail to make their monthly goal twice and stay in the challenge. This is using a mulligan. You can choose to go down a pledge level during the year, but you cannot move up. A model is considered painted if it is (1) based (even glued onto a black base counts); (2) tournament legal. That means that if it's a translucent, based model, it counts automatically. If it is any opaque material, then the standard is: Every part of the miniature painted, and three colours minimum. Miniature Values: Malifaux Almost all models count as their Soulstone value; but Masters count for 15 soulstones. Zero cost models count for 5 soulstones. Proxies (constructed from Wyrd models) count for their proxy value. The Other Side Titans count for 25 soulstones. Commanders count for 15 soulstones. Adjunct models count for 5 soulstones. Otherwise: A 30mm base model is worth 5 soulstones. A 40mm base model is worth 7 soulstones. A 50mm base model is worth 10 soulstones. Terrain Terrain is worth 5SS per 50mm base in area. Custom tokens are worth 5SS per 50mm base in area. A terrain board is worth 100 Soulstones. We're now using the Malifaux 3rd Edition values! How to upload images? Go to imgur.com, and create an account. Click on your account, click on 'images', and then 'add images'. Click on your uploaded image. You'll see a whole bunch of link options. Click on the 'copy' button next to 'direct link'. Go to your Wyrd Forum thread. Paste (CTRL-V) at the appropriate spot. The image should appear, resized appropriately to the page. My very best for December! Caedrus.
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