with the new codex coming in, i realised i have to make different new characters to be able to field all the new fancy shininess of the lovely triple HQ slots. so many lovely options with relics and whatnot.
I figured we might hold a little challenge for HQ building, for bragging rights.
At the end we can hold a vote for the most badass character to come out of this! this could motivate us to renew our HQ selection for the new era in orkdom
Do you think one month long enough for us to assemble/kitbash/sculpt and paint 1 single character?
EDIT-updating the rulez here so we can get to posting our updates on this topic:
KOMPETISHUN RULE TOPIC - ENTRY CRITERIA:
I think the point is to compete and also motivate each other to finish new orky projects, so If you have a character thats been assembled but not painted gathering dust in the closet, we might as well get any excuse to field him in the new codex with proppa modeling dignity
A- Only painting with no assembly is perfectly legal: Well, not everyone is a super converter so i think only paintjobs are fine as well. as long as you post WIPs so we know its not a previously finished model. although, knowing our forum`s taste, i bet a fully converted and painted badass character will totally outclass and get more votes from our comunity than a simple painted AoBR boss (who is perfectly legal anyway).
B- Old model repaints are ok: I would even be OK with someone stripping an old paint off and giving a character a shiny new paintjob. You want to take that old warboss you painted 10 years ago and give him a nice new paintjob with your improved skillset? now`s your chance! I would just require the contestant to submit a picture of the model stripped, and the WIP on top of that.
C- Multiple entries are OK: In this regard of motivating people to make models -i know i said 1 character, but we might as well post all our projects of new orky HQs, as long as they arent completed. The whole point is to motivate folks, so if you want to make all the characters in the new book, why not?
i think even special characters like snikrot who are leader type characters despite not being exactly HQ should be valid (but not regular Nobs. we want proppa characters!). did i forget any other exception?
D- Restriction on finished models: i think the only restriction for entries would be submiting something thats already finished. So to avoid that, i think contestants would have to upload pics: starting the project, building/painting WIP steps and finished project would be mandatory so we can assert proppa mekshop conduct.
E- You got do do your own stuff: Yeah this is kinda self explanatory, we are competing for bragging rights and hobby motivation, i dont think there is anything to brag about if you hand over your stuff to a hired brush.
KOMPETISHUN POSTING RULEZ:
All contestants will have to post the starting point, middle WIP and finished model on the main thread wich will be the official place for the contest, and then I`ll make a voting poll after the deadline and open it up for votes (i hope this new forum has a poll type post feature).
I think contestants arent required to post every single WIP picture in this oficial thread - you can detail your build in your own thread.
But the mandatory posting of pics on the official thread is just enough to know you are participating -so thats the beggining, middle, finished project. but you can post every little detail here if you want as well, its up to you.
I think thats it, what do you guys think?
oh, and im offering a prize to whoever wins the challenge! will anounce it soon good luck ya gitz!
Lets set the date for 1 month from today, the day im updating the rules here on the first post -9th of july to 10th of august
it will be a bit more han a month since this topic started but will give folks the oportunity to get in on the action