I thought it might be fun to do my own painting challenge, so in the spirit of being able to paint pretty much whatever the heck you want, I offer the March Might & Magic Painting Challenge.*
Rules of the Challenge
- Post a beginning picture of what you intend to paint for the challenge. It can be at any stage of work-in-progress, from still in the box to partially painted. It is up to you. If you don’t have a blog, you can send me a picture at the email listed on my About page or leave a comment on this page and we’ll figure it out.
- I will do at least one mid-challenge progress report, which you can take part in or not as you see fit. I’ll keep an eye on everyone’s sites, who I know is participating. If I miss your picture you can drop me a comment or put in a ping-back to my blog so I’ll see your update.
- I’m going to close the challenge on April 3, 2020 at midnight (your local time). Then I will do a final round-up post.
- You can join in at any time and add more stuff, if you want, as the month goes along.
- Models from any company, range, time period, scale, etc. are welcome.
- Any questions or anything I might have forgotten? Let me know in the comments.
Magic seems kind of obvious: anything … magical. Might can encompass almost everything else. Great heroes and villains are mighty, sure, but so are ordinary individuals of a larger band, mob, or unit too. Tanks of course, but why not the mighty factory (or remains thereof) that produces such machines? As for plane, train, and automotive enthusiasts, I’d say your models fit the challenge too.
Some random person in a jump suit with a wrench and toolbox would qualify too when you think about the empire/rebel faction/whatever they are a part of. Even abstract principles like Friendship or Anger could apply since the miniature in question is a single representation of that powerful force. Anyway, you get the idea: paint what you want for the challenge and I’m sure it’ll be fine. (If not, see the footnote below.)
As for me, I plan on completing my four WIP dwarves. I will likely add more models as these guys start to look prettier, but for now I think I had better at least get to the highlighting and dry brushing stage before I start looking too closely at anything else.
I am looking forward to seeing what other people come up with, and hope, dear reader, you too will participate in my first painting challenge.
* As John, 1st Baron Varnish, rightly said over here, the “Might” might stand for “Might Get Painted This Month.” So there is another way to shoehorn models into the “Might” theme if nothing else works! 🙂
And lastly, I had to sneak in a touch of Nurgle: Wudugast’s lovely, little poxwalker, complete with bloated arm, certainly scratches that itch so to speak. I agree with Faust, who said in the comments that it seems like we’ve stumbled upon this poxwalker in the midst of its transformation!