Friday, 5 September 2014

459 - '6MMRPC' #1 - Organisation.

Well now,

It's a long time (years) sine this blog has hopped on the back of any kind of painting 'pledge', but what the hell?! I'm going through a period of improving my life and getting my act together, so why not try to discipline my hobby a wee bit more too, eh?

Taking my cue from the wonderful Dai over at The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted [link], I fully intend to give this challenge (the 6 Month Mountain Reduction Painting Challenge) a damned good crack of the whip. Here are my two primary painting charts, as they stand:
My mountains are only very small(!) but my hobby time is very limited, so everything will be proportionate.

Here are the rules, adapted from Dai's version:

Over on the Dead Lead Project and Chris' Miniature Woes blogs, Deserter and Myincubliss have both started off a 6 month pledge to help get their bare model count down (Greatly) and not purchase new stuff in the meantime. I too suffer from the affliction of shiny-new-things, whilst my own pile sits largely unloved, so I've decided it would be a great idea to follow suit, just for myself. Below are the rules per the aforementioned blogs, plus an extra one I added.

Beginning 1st September 2014 [yup - I'm late to this table]...

1. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker card. Like in a deck of cards, you get two jokers to use on a figure purchase during the six months of the challenge. Could be a blister pack, an ebay bundle, or a single can't splurge.

2. Gifts do not count against you. Christmas and or 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. [This has never happened. It never will.]

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. [Like Dai, I don't even know how to hashtag, so no Instagram shenanigans for me]

5. Zombtober will be part of the 6 month challenge so, Zombie related stuff during October is ENCOURAGED! [Wha...? I don't usually 'do' zombies, but something might come out of this, I suppose...?]

6. Along with the above 5 regular rules, I WILL allow myself to go sharesies on two X-wing starter sets with two colleagues...but that's not going to involve any painting anyway, right?

So there you go.

It's on.

Like Donkey Kong.


  1. Glad to see you are doing it too. I'm signed up too, but we will see how much I get done.

    I bought 2 x-wing starters recently and play with a neighbour. It is fun and easy to get in to. I like using the earlier ships for simplicity. The rules start to get a lot more complicated with the later releases.

  2. Looking good. Wish I had a backlog like yours. :)

    1. Ha!

      Yeah - I suspect in the interests of full disclosure I ought really to make a third chart of assorted other unfinished bumf.

      Stuff like scenery projects, extra bits, stuff for other people etc...

    2. Yes, yes you should. ~_^

  3. Good on you for joining the challenge, it's a noble cause! I just can't get to the painting table at the moment, but I really should be doing something like this. I feel a rash New Year's Resolution coming on... :-) Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Paul - as it happens, I've actually taken this on in order to force me to do LESS work! We'll see if I can make that happen, eh?

  4. Looking forward to seeing your FoW stuff! Quick comment though, your AA platoon would need a command squad as well?

    1. Ach! Thank you, Hatter, and welcome aboard! - Obviously I'll not get much past you, will I?!

      No - the mistake is in the writing: I forgot to include the whole 'S-P' bit. Oops!

  5. Any chance you'd be willing to share the tracking chart files? I really need to get more organized with my painting...

    1. But of course!

      Please just drop me an email (via my profile; found below-right or by clicking on my name here) and I'll send them by return!

  6. Sorry this "Welcome to the Madness" comment is so late! Looks like you've got plenty to work on, and looking forward to seeing progress!


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