The Summer Solstice Painting Challenge

This painting challenge ends on June 20th.*

It is time for the next painting challenge with the second annual “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” painting challenge just ended. So I thought I’d announce a May-June challenge before I get started with the “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” round-up.

For this challenge, I’m looking for pictures of whatever single model you think is the best one that you finished anytime between May 3rd and June 20th, which just happens to be the summer solstice at least in the northern hemisphere where I live. You may also do a diorama for this challenge.

By “best” this can mean whatever you want it to mean: the best paint job, the model you like the most, or any other criteria you wish to apply. The reasons are yours but remember there can only be one best model.

For example, Toad here is one of my favorite miniatures not because of the paint job but because I like the miniature and I’ve built up a fondness for him using him a lot as I have in games of D&D as well as a marker/mascot for my Nurgle army back when I was playing a lot of 40K.

Rules of the Challenge

  • The challenge closes at the end of the summer solstice: June 20, 2021 at midnight (your local time).  If you can’t get your pictures posted by that date, it is fine.  Just post them as soon as you can.
  • A model is eligible for the challenge if it is completed between May 3rd and June 20th, 2021.
  • I’m looking to only see a single model per artist for this challenge. Instead of a single model, you may complete a single diorama for this challenge.
  • Questions and/or ideas?  Let me know in the comments.

* Photo of “Stonehenge in your face” by Simon Wakefield. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

45 responses to “The Summer Solstice Painting Challenge”

  1. Sounds fun and I’m in if I can get something done in this time span. I’m going to be busy so it wouldn’t shock me if I don’t get anything done in time but I’ll certainly try!

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    • I hope you are able to. Fortunately, I did set the bar pretty low: one miniature in a little under six-and-a-half weeks from now. 🙂 I also hope your busyness is good busyness and not the kind busy you’d rather not be!

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      • I have a larger mini I want to paint to my highest standard so I’m not sure I can get it done in that span of time even if I’m not busy but we shall see! 🙂

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        • I hope you do. Would love to see it in the challenge round-up. If not, I’ll look forward to checking it out on your site either way. You are a very good painter so I imagine your “highest standard” will be very nice.

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    • Heh, well I hope you do figure it out. I would have said, “Go outside and look at the sun or if it is cloudy day look for unusual concentrations of druids,” but you are in the southern hemisphere so that wouldn’t work, I don’t think? Whatever the case, I’ll keep my fingers and and toes crossed and hope we get to see a Solstice Best Miniature or one of your lovely dioramas in June. 🙂

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  2. I’m in, although it could be difficult to pick a model I’m happy with in this time ( OCD can make you overly critical) I will do my best

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