Fembruary Painting Challenge

Alex over at Leadballoony has come up with another February painting challenge. That being Fembruary. Because Femme.

Rather than paraphasing Alex, I’ll just quote him here verbatim:

Now, challenge time… It is an increasingly congested market at the moment – it’s a challenge keeping up with all the challenges! But… I am issuing the call to all WIPsters and hipsters, painters of hammers old and new, Inq28ers, collectors and gamers. Dear reader, no doubt you have heard of Orctober, Deadcember, Slaanuary, and all the various themed months of the year… I would like to propose that we add Fembruary to the list – a time of year for us to collectively challenge the male domination of our collections, and commit to painting some female miniatures for a change… Sisters of Battle and/or Silence, Witch Elves, Sorceresses, Inquisitrixes, Escher gangers, Daemonettes and Shield Maidens – whatever female minis you have on the to-do list, I challenge you to bump them to number one in the queue for the month and get some paint on ‘em… Let’s do something cool ok? Ok???  Ok.

I’ve decided that this year (for the time being at least), I’ll participate in as many painting challenges as I can so long as they also intersect with my own painting goals for the year and are potentially doable in the timeframe. I’ve got enough backlog that I might be able to pull it off. We’ll see.

This slightly awful photo shows my entries. 3 Escher that have been rebased for the current era, and need to have some other bits and pieces updated. 3 more Escher that have also been rebased, but were never completed, and (if I have time) a Dark Elf Sorceress (who had her silly-looking OTT staff topper replaced by a skull).

The next few days will probably have daily posts. I’ve got a bit of other Jan stuff to post up that I haven’t had time to do and then a personal January wrap-up, a Decem-buary group final wrap-up, and a (theoretical) entry for something called Squaduary.

Oh, and Ann! Becky’s a girl, right? 😉

28 thoughts on “Fembruary Painting Challenge

  1. “Oh, and Ann! Becky’s a girl, right?”

    I’m not really sure if the part of her that they shoehorned into metal strapping and armor is even made of conventional matter, but the happy-go-lucky unpainted plague marines, in agreement with the work-in-progress nurglings have indeed christened her as a “she” so, yes, I think so. Close enough, I figure.

    Wished I had some Sisters or some Banshees or maybe a Warlord Russian medic or something, but unfortunately I think Becky it’ll have to be since she clearly isn’t going to be ready, having horribly failed your challenge in the not-being-done-yet sense, though except for the basing most of the people I have played in games think she is done, though I’m not sure that counts.

    So, given that most challenges don’t have rules that you can’t enter a model that has previously failed another challenge, I think I’ll recycle Becky for Alex’s challenge since I still do have a lot more work to do on … her. 🙂

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    • Don’t think of it as a “fail” – it’s just a miniature you didn’t get completed and there are no consequences. I’ve still got Mamon sitting on my desk, and I’ll try to get him done this month since I didn’t finish last month.
      As for Becky – no-one would bat an eyelid if you called the model “Boris” or something with an obviously male name. And remember – whatever helps get a model completed works!

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  2. You have it right, I call it a “fail” but it isn’t a big deal and as you say there are no consequences. It’ll be fun to fuss about it on my own blog a bit though.

    Yes, that is true about Becky. Actually though, I did find a limited edition Victoria’s Miniature I’ve had kicking around for years that I think I’m going to paint. Additionally, I have a whole squad of of her guardswomen with sniper rifles, of which I painted one a few years ago, but I don’t think I want to commit to painting all of them at this time because I’m trying to get my daemons/Death Guard forces up to the mark, 1500 – 2000 point-wise.

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    • You could just stick with single figures, I’m sure. As I mentioned to KS, I don’t think Alex has any minimums, just an encouragement for people to complete any number of female figures. I’ll be happy with the 6-7 near-finished models that I picked out if I can get them done as I’m trying to get as many more Nurgle Daemons painted as a “focus” right now before my interest wanes and I lose steam…

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    • That’s how I’ll be balancing any challenges I participate in this year – work out what I want to paint anyway that fits in, and see how many birds I can kill with one stone. And then do the odd extra that fits!


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