June-Unit: Painting Challenge 2018

We’re now hitting the final seven days of May, which means it’s time to formally flag/remind people about the painting challenge for June. Since I can’t think of any cool alliteration that works with the name “June”, I’m just going with June-Unit. It’s not awesome, but then the models we all get painted are what will make it awesome. Just like it did last time we did this in March.

I’m happy to be a bit looser this time around – the objective is simply to complete a group of models that fit together thematically. This could be a squad or a unit. It could be a gang or a team. It could be a retinue or a bodyguard – with or without their leader. It could be a tank platoon or a trio of Dreadnoughts or a trio of Ninjas. It can be wargame models, boardgame figures, models that fit into a diorama – just use common sense and context and it should be pretty obvious. I think a minimum of three models for a “unit” is fair enough

As always, the biggest distinction between this challenge and ones like Squaduary are that I only care about you completing these units. It’s not a “start-to-finish” challenge set during a single month, so regardless of whether you just missed out on finishing that squad this month, last month, or six months ago – or you’ve got stuff that you’ve been chipping away at for six months – or, indeed – if you’ve got units that have been shelved for months or even years, feel free to dig them out and join in.

Similarly, if you want to go start-to-finish, then feel free to go right ahead. If you have a squad of five figures and two are complete while the other three are bare plastic or metal, that’s fine too. It’s about completing units. The challenge is designed to easily fit into your (and my) painting schedule and be flexible enough to encompass quite a lot, and hopefully just act as a bit of an impetus or inspiration to get this stuff completed.

Once again, I will NOT be posting regular updates over the course of the month on it. I WILL do a round-up of all the participants I’m aware of just after the end of the month, though – so once again – please DO LINK to this post when you finish something that you want counted in the round-up – because I WILL forget your post otherwise.

That’s pretty much it. If you might be interested, you’ve got a week for thinking about it before the challenge starts – though if you’re keen there’s also no reason you can’t be working on your models. Because it’s only about completing models in March! 😉

There’s also no special criteria as to who can or cannot participate. If you’d like to participate, then you can. Simples.

48 thoughts on “June-Unit: Painting Challenge 2018

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  2. I surely have an uncompleted unit I will work on trying to finish in June for the challenge. Finishing up an ork, who has been sitting around half-painted since sometime in 2015, for the May challenge. As for finishing another Horribly Neglected Cultist by the end of the month, I think the chances are currently about 50/50.

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  4. Ok, now that another lousy illness has denied me an entry into May, I’m luckily moving my neglected May model project, which I tried to finish tonight to no avail. So, I’m lucky that it’s another platoon, which I will enter into June!

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    • Hey! You can’t do that!
      Just joking. I’m doing the exact same thing with a unit I’d hoped to finish last month and ended up not even touching. Hopefully I can get it done this month!


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    • Sadly, the poor zombies didn’t make it into the final roll-call, but I’m glad I got a unit of ten done, and then made a good start on the next ten as well. At the current rate, barring some miracle, I should have the full 20 done by 2025!


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  24. Yey, I did a thing. Sorry about the late reply, hopefully I’ll be a bit more on it for July. Well done very everyone and here is my contribution to June-It…

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