Tuesday 12 May 2015

The 6 Month Painting Challenge Returns!

Avid readers of this spectacular publication will be aware that I took part in the six month mountain reduction and painting challenge (6MMRPC) last year. And that I could have done better at it.

Well, now I have my chance, 'cos it's back!

This is a pile of lead. Geddit?
The rules, taken from The Spider Web of History, are:

1. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker.  You get three jokers to use on a figure purchase.  Could be a blister pack, an ebay bundle, or a single figure...you can't splurge. The only exception to this rule is if you need bitz or A FIGURE (Singular) to complete a unit/warband etc. 

1.1 - There is an opportunity to "earn" additional jokers.  If you complete an entire project (whole unit/army/warband etc.) with pictures of starting, WIP, and completion, you earn yourself a Joker.  

2.  Gifts do not count against you. Holidays, birthdays etc. Also, if you're given gift cards by your hobby illiterate family or friends, you can without penalty use them on anything you want miniatures wise. 

3.  Paints, terrain (or materials), and other hobby supplies do not apply to the no purchasing rule. 

4.  At least one hobby related blog post and/or Instagram update a week.  If you instagram, be sure to hashtag your pic with #6MMRPC 

5.  Zombtober will be part of the 6 month challenge so, Zombie related stuff during October is ENCOURAGED. Other theme suggestions are welcomed. 

6.  Anyone that wants to submit a before and after picture of a miniature that they are proud of completing during the course of the challenge to dmcffd@gmail.com will be entered into the running for a gift certificate to a online wargaming store of their choice.  Judging will be by an un-biased person.  Amount on the gift certificate will be dictated by winners nationality but should work out to about $30 U.S. I (Spiderweb of History) will not be eligible to win.  

So the main change from last time is an extra joker and the addition of a painting competition. I'll give that a go I think! 

That gives me a couple of weeks to decide what to focus on, too, but one thing's for sure, I'm determined to get my Bolt Action French finished.


  1. Thanks for spreading the word, and very glad to see you're on board the challenge!!!

  2. And that Dropzone Commander army you're about to buy...?

    Actually, I might have a pop at this. I'm kind of doing it anyway. Six months is a long time though.

  3. Good to see you are on board again!

  4. With Guildball and, now Frostgrave, I think I'd fall at the first hurdle. I'm trying to make sure I paint all new stuff I buy, and have managed to do so, so far. Good luck.