This challenge took the form of a painting contest, which we nicknamed 'Pod and a Squad'. The rules were simple, complete the painting of a 10-man squad, a drop pod and an HQ choice by the end of the month.
Now as it happens, Tom set himself another challenge during the month that meant he couldn't work on this one (check his blog for details), but I kept going anyway. Technically I actually failed the challenge, as I only completed the Librarian after the October 31st deadline, however, as that was because RL got in the way in a big fashion on Monday night I excused myself, finishing the libby in just over an hour over the next couple of days lunch breaks.
This challenge will form the basis of the contest I hinted at in my Monday Hobby Update so anyone who might be interested in that have a look here. As I mentioned in that post, the idea was not just to set an arbitrary painting challenge, but to make sure that units were actually finished, so we allowed partially painted models. We'll be tweaking that slightly for the contest just to make sure that it does represent an amount of work justifying the prize, but here are the finished results!
|Much happier with the weathering on this one - using a larger brush helped!|
|The hazard stripes might be a pain, but they look so good!|