With a week left of March, it’s time to post up next month’s Community Painting Challenge. Once again, I’m going dual-mode with it.
Part 1 is Armoured April.
What does that mean?
It means complete some armoured models.
Yeah, but what do you mean by “armoured”?
I mean either or both of the “personal” or the “mechanical” definitions of “armoured”.
The “personal” means individual(s) wearing personal body armour of whatever type. Plate, chainmail, powered armour, modern combat vests. Era/genre doesn’t matter. You get the idea.
The “mechanical” definition means armoured vehicles (i.e.: APCs, Tanks, etc) and combat walkers that are clearly properly armoured.
Part 2 is Army April.
What does that mean?
This one means that it’s time to get one of those forces that you’ve been working on, and do that group shot that you’ve been thinking about for however/so long. It’s time to show off that collection, like a “sixteen year old girl posting endless selfies of (our)selves, using (your) blogs to showcase your latest figures and bask in the praise of other bloggers”. No batrep photos will be considered. And yes, there’s a very targeted “fuck you” baked right in there. What am I on about? It’s not targeted at Roger, but just read that linked post.
Now let’s all be like 16 year-old girls!
Does it have to be an “Army”? I have a Necromunda Gang.
No, of course not. I’ve used “army” because alliteration. It could be any force for any game (Warmahordes, BB team, Necro Gang, a Kill-Team) or even the contents of a board game because you just finished painting Silver Tower or Zombicide or whatever. Systems aren’t important here, especially since a lot of figures work across many systems.
It would also be pretty cool if you managed to add something to that force in April. Because, you know, painting challenge and all that…
As always, the biggest distinction between this painting challenge and many others out there are that I only care about you completing these models. It’s not a “start-to-finish” challenge set during a single month, so regardless of whether you just missed out on finishing that knight or tank 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 models 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. It’s entirely about completing cool things.