April. Friend to the ninja turtles, and weirdly fond of yellow cargo jumpsuits, hardly attire one would expect from a reporter. Also a whole new month. Throughout March you were asked to paint things that fit in with the target “Be Blunt”. It was a simple target and open to a fair bit of interpretation, but that didn’t stop a whole bunch of you rising to the occasion. Let’s see what your paintbrushes did over the last few weeks…
Brother Scott ran with it and knocked out a full unit of Press Gangers, armed with an assortment of blunt instruments to knock you unconscious so they can chain you to an oar.
Lostie Ben took on the challenge on a grand scale painting Zevanna Agha, the Fate Keeper. More importantly, he painted Scrapjack 2, with those enormous armour-plated toes to stub against your coffee table.
Fiendil tells me this is a Dynwocor. I said bless you, and handed him a tissue.
The classic Dire Troll Mauler is still one of my favourite trollkin models. PeteF clearly agrees with me.
On the wackier side of things, SeanM decided his Terrorizer needed to channel Donatello… or maybe Kermit. Either way, forewarned is forearmed. Get it? Four armed? Damn, I’m hilarious.
Wallorspin’s love of all things yellow extends to custard, lemon curd, and Void Archons.
49 dropped the hammer with Thor, and Valkyrie came along for the ride.
DrQ pulled out the House Phoenix Pugilist, one of my favourite chibi models to come out SDE.
Boss MacHorn (however she’s choosing to spell it in Riot Quest) received some love from Lonelymonk
Showing complete disregard for the structural integrity of a working man’s taxi cab, Miggy Sawdust’s Spider-Man is clearly as big a menace as J Jonah Jameson tells us he is!
MyEvilTwin (unrelated) applied paint to the idyllic majesty of the Dhunian Archon, who’s clearly using that staff to stop the magical floating rock at its tip from flying away.
And from ParadoxHazard, Venom wants to eat your brains. Perhaps with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Special mention: Augusta paints flat things way more often than she paints miniatures. This painting was inspired by a recent trip to Iceland where she got to experience the Northern lights. Now you get to see them too. because pretty.
Tapping out rhythms with uncooked spaghetti just leaves you with shards of pasta all over the bloody place. It’s a mess. Oh, and the March winner is ParadoxHazard! Send me an email with your mailing address, sir. Note that I’m not sure when I’ll next be able to get to the post office, but when I can, I’ll be getting something sent your way.
We’re currently living through one of the nicest post-apocalyptic scenarios I can imagine. This is not to make light of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, to disregard the loss of lives or to undermine the amazing work and selfless sacrifices being made by those on the front lines, but rather than devolving into roving warbands of leather-and-spike road warriors, we’re working to support each other as best we can through social media, sharing art, singing on balconies in Spain and Italy – not a Mad Max in sight. No Tina Turner in chainmail. As less people are on the road and societies slow to a crawl, Mother Nature is making a comeback in some areas, with wildlife being seen in unexpected places. Your April challenge, accordingly, is to tap into the wilder side of things. Your challenge is to paint something Wild or Feral.
Send in your pics of newly painted shinies to email@example.com by Noon EST, April 28th. Deadline is deadline, people. Once more, one random participant will receive a little somethin’ somethin’ in the mail. You want somethin’? You gotta submit! Don’t forget to include your online handle! Oh, and if you can make the pics attachments to the emails rather than inline, that’d help me on the formatting end.