1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Please welcome Irisado and Borgnine to the Moderation team! They have proved themselves invaluable for the past few years and now they may make their efforts to make this forum a great place direct!
  3. The General's handbook has been updated, what fun awaits the undying hordes?

Entry Thread. Turning the World to Darkness: Open Challenge 2018

Discussion in 'Dying to Help' started by Borgnine, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,730
    So... first - I'm out of ideas for the competition and second - we seem to be losing steam a bit. To deal with both of those issues, I am proposing an open challenge this time.

    Theme: Anything goes

    It doesn't even need to be undead, any painted miniature(s) will do. Get motivated to paint something and enter it here - whatever you have on the working table right now ;) Maybe this way we could reinvigorate our little competition. The winner of this one will choose the next topic and we'll get this rolling again as usual.

    Original models and conversions allowed.

    The Prize: The winner earns the glory and a place in the Hall of Infamy thread. The winner also gets to select the theme of the next painting challenge (note that the winner only has a weekend to present the decision, so please be prepared and available).

    The Rules:
    • All models entered should not have been painted more than a year ago from the date the entry thread is closed. This will not be enforced but violators will politely be asked to retract their entry.
    • All miniatures presented must have been painted by the entrant.
    • Max one entry per person.
    • Max 3 images per entry (including pictures in collages), of reasonable size.
    • No voting for your own entry.
    • No model can be entered into several challenges.
    • For every started set of 5 entries, each member gets a single vote (for example: with 7 entries everyone would get 2 votes).
    • Open entries and open voting. Everyone can see who painted what.
    • Models can be of any manufacture and conversion, but must fulfil all the criteria of the given theme.
    • If no decision on the next theme is made within a week of the winner announcement, the decision falls to the competition organizer.

    The Schedule:
    Week 1, Monday: Theme announcement and entry thread created
    Week 7, Sunday: Entry thread closed. Voting thread opened.
    Week 8, Friday: Voting thread closed. Result announced. Winner asked about next theme.

    This thread is now open for people to post their entries. Please state a name of the miniature along with the pictures (ex: Vampire Lord or Countess Squigmachine). The thread closes on the 18th of March 2018 at (roughly) 23:59 CET.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
    Unas the slayer likes this.
  2. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,316
    I hope with the Legions of Nagash dropping in two weeks, we get some more people joining in.
     
    Unas the slayer likes this.
  3. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Wight King

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    Messages:
    417
    Nice idea. I agree with @Alabaster427, probably the new battletome will inspire someone.
    But still good to have an open theme, i will join it for sure.
     
  4. Shadespyre

    Shadespyre Necromancer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Messages:
    878
    Open category? You guys do know that I paint only Space Marine tanks from now and for eternity, don't you? ;)
     
  5. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,730
    @Shadespyre Open is open ;) Paint them really nice and post them here xD
     
  6. Eyeless

    Eyeless Wight King

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    436
    i'll be joining this one =]
     
    Borgnine likes this.
  7. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,438
    Nice choice. This winter was pretty busy and unproductive hobby-wise, but gladly I've gotten back into the swing of things since the start of February - mostly O&G stuff lately but I'll be sure to get something in for this one. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Alabaster427

    Alabaster427 Minister of Thriftiness True Blood

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,316
    Just finished the Knight of Shrouds.
    IMAG0958_1.jpg IMAG0959_1.jpg IMAG0960_1.jpg
     
  9. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,438
    @Alabaster427 This guy has finally been released! Nice work painting him up, I like those pinkish highlights you've added to the dark blue areas.
     
  10. Malisteen

    Malisteen Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,055
    I'll enter my own Knight of Shrouds. Hopefully I'll be able to get some better pictures together, but for now these will do:

    EDIT: better pictures below, old ones can be found here: https://minisception.tumblr.com/post/171038758415

    This is actually the first and only model I've managed to fully paint since I rebooted my color scheme back when End Times: Nagash was released. Which is a kind of embarrassing record of never finishing anything for a color scheme that was, in part, intended to make the painting process go faster by cutting down to basically just black and green.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018
  11. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Wight King

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    Messages:
    417
    two knights already? I think i will keep mine for the next comp. ;)
     
  12. Malisteen

    Malisteen Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,055
    It's the new thing, and GW's pushing them for their store painting deal, so I'm not at all surprised to see more than one of them.
     
  13. Shadespyre

    Shadespyre Necromancer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Messages:
    878
    It's a nice model, I'm half tempted to get one for Frostgrave rather than my WH army!

    Still a month to go? I might get something finished, but to be honest I'm not sure what at this point - I will try, though!
     
  14. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,730
    Now I regret having a deadline on zombies and not ordering Knight of Shrouds earlier, it would be interesting/hilarious to make this comp full of Keldreks :)
     
  15. Malisteen

    Malisteen Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,055
    @Borgnine re: losing steam, it might be worth considering consolidating some of the sub-forums. While separate boards for 8th/9th/AoS are probably necessary, I'm not sure we've got enough traffic to justify separate boards for tactics/fluff/homebrew/general/etc within those categories. Simply asking people to make sure thread titles/tags are descriptive is probably good enough on that front.
     
  16. Sharkbelly

    Sharkbelly Wight King

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    476
    Oohh... I just noticed this for the first time. I have a project that might work. :) It is very open.
     
  17. Malisteen

    Malisteen Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,055
    Some more, slightly larger pictures of my knight of shrouds:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018
  18. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,730
    Wow @Malisteen , those are some good photos! One can really appreciate the model :) But the rules for the comp state that we use only 3 pictures - should I take first three, or do you want me to use another set? As for your idea of consolidating the sub-forums - looks like a good idea - I'll throw it in the mod forum.
     
  19. Malisteen

    Malisteen Master Necromancer True Blood

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,055
  20. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Wight King

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    Messages:
    417
    Well, given that a month ago I did a unit of dwarfs hammerers, with a free-hand painted banner, I don't see why I shouldn't use it here...
    at most, they could fit also in "the faces of our next meal". ;)


    the entire unit:

    [​IMG]


    Details of the banner, which has been painted copying the cover of the old Manowars' album "Sign of the Hammer" (consider it a nostalgic reprise of the "heavy metal" theme...):

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Malisteen likes this.
  21. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,438
    Nice work on those dwarves, didn't expect to see those guys here :D I like your freehand banner design. I can appreciate a good banner as I'm always too lazy to do them myself :boring:

    I've got my entry finished for this competition but have yet to take some pictures - I'll try to get them up tomorrow or by Saturday the latest :cool:

    EDIT:

    Farmer's Zombie Filler

    [​IMG]

    This is a filler that was inspired by Borgnine's work right here.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2018
    Unas the slayer and Borgnine like this.
  22. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Wight King

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    Messages:
    417
    Thanks!
    Also your model is more a little diorama than a simple "filler". Very nice the detail of the entrails splattered on the terrain, under the hanged corpse, with the half zombie crawling toward the "fresh" blood... :cool:
     
  23. Eyeless

    Eyeless Wight King

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    436
    The Corpselauncher.

    Last minute entry, a Screaming Skull Catapult conversion to fit in with a FEC theme.
    Due to how the allies system work I don't really have any use for it now, but still an awesome conversion :) 20706064_10209805537840501_1330886283_o.jpg 20684262_10209805537640496_475434952_o.jpg 20684602_10209805536960479_490640352_o.jpg
     
  24. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,730
    I will post my newest photos here, the Mummified Drake!

    Also, are we waiting for someone still? @Shadespyre , how are your tanks going? ;) And @Sharkbelly ?

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Sharkbelly

    Sharkbelly Wight King

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    476
    I will submit the Kraken.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page