Terrain and Neglected Models: June 2019 Community Painting Challenge

Be’Lakor. Neglected for more than a decade. Finished in 2019.

For June I was originally planning to run a challenge for minor heroes – basically Sergeants, Medics, unit champions and the like – the sort of models that get overlooked in favour of the big cheeses in the context of painting challenges… but. Next month will be Jewel of July, and that should more than suffice for those hero models – even the more minor ones.

Instead, I’m going back to the Neglected Model well, along with another “Dual-Mode” month with the the rather popular Terrain Challenge as the second category.

Morathi V.1. Neglected for more than a decade. Finished in 2019.

But what is a “Neglected Model Challenge“? Well, it’s as simple as it sounds – Simply complete a single model (or more if you want) that you started painting awhile ago, but still sits unfinished. I suggest 6+ months, but that depends on what your backlog is like.

Extraordinarily Exciting Terrain that qualifies for June’s challenge.

The other half of this coming month’s challenge is terrain – both large and small. From huge, imposing structures to the least-interesting set of crates and barrels and everything in between. Dioramas are of course totally welcome as well, by their very nature.

Extraordinarily Exciting Terrain that qualifies for June’s challenge.

So if you’re keen for it, no need to sign up. Just pick a model that’s been neglected and during the month of February, make it into a completed model. If you’d like to be included in the wrap-up at the end of the month, it’s super helpful if you post a link in the comments section of THIS post, so everything is in one place when I go to stitch it all together. Because someone’s work always gets missed, at least initially!

And yes, I’m still behind in compiling the last two months’ community round-ups, but rest assured that they are coming. Unfortunately, sometimes life smacks you in the face with a shovel. Repeatedly. This makes things take longer, but as long as they get done in the end, then it’s as good as it’s going to get.

Breaking News: February’s Paint Challenge goes dual-mode. Terrain added to Neglected Models!

Well, here’s the news. I’ve had long service leave approved for February after the mess that that was the end of last year (not to mention the entire preceding year) so I’m taking the entire month off from work. To keep things moving along, I’m going to continue painting terrain pieces like a bastard, and so I’m adding it to the month’s challenge. As always, feel free to participate if it’s your thing, or completely ignore it if it’s not your thing. I’ll still do one round-up for both modes once the month is done, especially as (for me, at least) a lot of terrain qualifies as both terrain and Neglected Models.

Large pieces, huge pieces, game boards, tiles, scatter terrain. It’s all good.

Just be sure and link your completed pieces in the comments of this post or (preferably) the original February Challenge post so I can compile them.