As some of you might remember, a few years (years, really? It's been that long...) back I ran a serious of kit-bash challenges, focused around character types, Chaplains, Librarians, Captains, etc. I recently took a trip down memory lane, looking at those Completion threads, only to discover them victims of the 2017 Photobucket purge.
I want to fix that with a new series of Challenges. I have two plans to help with that in 2018, so feel free to comment on which plan you prefer.
Plan 1.) 3 Challenges
Oct/Nov: Two month Challenge Duels and Dioramas OR 1 model Diorama OR Recreate/Counts-as named Character
Plan 2.) 4 Challenges
Aug: Recreate/Counts-as named Character
Sep: 1 model Diorama
For those unfamiliar with my challenges, here are the rules;
1- The finished model is not to be painted, the conversion should be bare plastic/resin/metal, the small odd painted piece stolen from a previously painted model is OK.
2- Must clearly be identifiable as the Unit it represents, it doesn't need to be codex legal, rule of cool here.
3- Maximum of 25% existing models in Metal/Finecast, and any Plastic Independent/Named Characters:
---25% consists of the following combinations;
--- Head- 0% can be from any existing model
---1x Arm- 12.5%, 2x Arms- 25% either from the same or separate models
---1x Leg- 12.5%, 2x Legs- 25% either from the same or separate models
---25% is per model, you can combine 4 models (or more) if you desire.
---Things like FW's Red Scorpion upgrade pack DO NOT count to the 25% limitation.
4- Green Stuff/Sculpting putty is fine, small details to a full sculpt is acceptable.
5- 1 calendar month build time, February 1st 2018 til March 2nd 2018, this guarantees everyone gets one month.
6- Multiple entries per user.
7- You must declare participation a minimum of 24hrs prior to declaring completion, having said that, I don't mind if you've had a little head start.
8- Most importantly, HAVE FUN !!!!!
Due to the addition of Xenos to the B&C (welcome, btw ) the Challenges will be more inclusive rather than specific to a particular unit type. So, for Warlords, I'll list all of the eligible units for the challenge:
Space Marines (Codex, GK, BA, DA, DW, GK, SW)
Captains (all varieties incl. Primaris) (Wolf Lords, Grand Masters, Company Masters, Watch Masters etc)
Lieutenants (all varieties incl. Primaris)
Forces of the Imperium (Sisters, AdMech, Guard, Agents IoM)
Tech Priest Dominus
Commander (all varieties incl. Tank )
Chaos (Marines, Deamons, DG, TS, TLatD)
Greater Deamons (Bloodthirster, Great Unclean One etc)
Aeldari (Craftworld, Drukhari, Harlequin)
Commander (incl. Battlesuits)
Tyranids incl. Genestealer Cults
The Age of Darkness
O god there's too many, basically any HQ excl. Librarians, Chaplains, Techmarines and Apothecaries (they'll all probably, maybe get their own challenges).
There is a Participation Banner available now and Faction specific Pips available for the Challenge, as well as Completion, Top 10, and Top 5 banners. I will also choose a Challenge favourite, who will receive a unique Banner and Pip to wear with pride.
If any one has any questions, or would like some clarifications, don't hesitate to ask. So all you need to do is get your bitz orders out, don't leave them to the last minute.
Edited by Grotsmasha, 25 March 2018 - 01:59 PM.