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 figure...you can't
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
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.
Like Donkey Kong.