Welcome to the second incarnation of "The Great Baalite Bake Off" - the Blood Angels sub-forum’s premier modelling event!
Voxscript Received from Sergeant Harriott
Be that we game, or simply collect with our models, a character choice is one of the most important units we can own. Where your line troopers do the main bulk of the work, it is the characters that are unique and is often where Frater put in the most effort. Where the (now defunct) Librarium Painting Competition, the E Tenebrae Lux and even our own From Rage to Salvation event build on this with competitive incentives for painting new additions to our forces, these don't really challenge the modeling side of the hobby. In the past, there was a series of Conversion Challenges in The Forge, however, these are currently on hold and there are those who did not participate previously but would have liked to. “The Great Baalite Bake Off" event aims to provide us with an incentive to build our own characters and to keep the inherent artisan flame inside us burning for longer.
In its simplest form, this is a casual event that will allow us to kitbash our old special characters and/or begin afresh with something new in a stress-free setting, all at a time when the Blood Angels need both enthusiasm and loyalty from Frater new and old alike.
For those new to the event, welcome! Should you be interested, the servitor-thralls have unlocked transcript logs of The Forge's Conversion Challenges and these can be found here, whilst the heats for the previous GBBO can be found here. Finally, this very thread honours the Finalists from the previous event, and these can be seen below (click on the image for a larger version).So go forth and report to Brother Incarael in the Armoury; he is expecting you.
Spirit of the GBBO
Just like the ETL
, there is a set of unwritten rules for self-regulation amongst the Frater. Like any competition on the B&C, they exist to help you all to improve your technique and the standard of your painting and modelling, be it asking and giving advice, and generally improving your modelling regardless of your skill level. Bear in mind that one shouldn’t compromise their skill level during this competition - it’s better to do a smaller vow modelled to the best of your ability than a large sub-par job (according to your own personal standards of which you are the only judge).
A good example of that is basing. The fact that doing bases is not compulsory for a Vow in the GBBO is for the benefit of those who do not yet posses the skill of doing proper basing or have yet to decide on what scheme they wish to use. If, however, you do posses the skill and you will not consider the model complete unless you base it then it is expected that you do base it.
In short, this event aims to help you achieve something you can be proud of. Something you can say that the GBBO helped you complete and quality over quantity will always be preferred.
In addition to bringing those conversion daydreams to life, the purpose of the GBBO is also give the opportunity to people to model their minis how they like them, not necessarily according to GW
doctrine- it’s all about creativity and imagination. As such, it is possible to see some unorthodox modelling - such as WFB Vampires suitably converted to be Mephiston or Stormcast Eternals as TDA
Captains. All these are totally welcome and well in the spirit of the event. However, if people are using the count-as to just paint totally unsuitable models (using Space Marines Apothecaries to represent Blood Angels Sanguinary Priests for example) then this works against the principle of the GBBO. After all, the GBBO is all about faction loyalty to that of the Blood Angels.
Lastly, the GBBO is an opportunity to kitbash for your army while having fun interacting with other Frater within the BA community. There is an element of friendly competition – which is intended and welcome; friendly banter is not only tolerated, but anticipated. That said, this is still intended as light-hearted fun. Please keep that in mind in your exchanges and also that there may be a language barrier or that people can be on a different wavelength. Make sure you use appropriate tone and don’t forget the smileys – they go a long way to give context and remember, B&C rules always take precedence so play nice.
Edited by Jolemai, 12 February 2019 - 01:17 PM.