Sorry for the delay everyone - late shifts aren't very nice but you all get an extra day and for those in the UK, you get a free long weekend to paint to your hearts content
PLEASE DON'T COMMENT ON PEOPLES WORK UNTIL THE 9TH!
That gives everyone chance to get there figures in and stops the thread getting clogged up.
WHATS IT ALL ABOUT THEN?
Well, quite simply, you paint one figure a month for the next six months. Post a picture up at the end of each month and a group shot at the very end. Yes, its that simple. 6 models – without doubt the easiest tale of painters on the interwebs!
Jokers are there as a life line, a back up should things go horribly wrong so don't feel bad about playing one. If for what ever reason you need a break, just post in that months thread that your playing a joker and feel free to find a suitibly appropriate joker picture as is tradition. If for whatever reason you can't post, don't panic – I'll assume you want to play a joker and probably PM you to make sure everythings okay
Threads will open up on the first of each month, and you'll have seven days to post finished pictures after which please take the time to comment on as many peoples work as you can. The 'tale of's are all about helping each other and support. The more you comment, the more comments you'll get back!
A WORD ON PHOTOS – IMPORTANT!
640x480 please! Or use thumbnails.
If you really really want to show off a bigger picture, then put a link to it – it means those using slower connections aren't waiting for big pictures to load.
You can use things like photobucket and tinypic to upload pictures. If you have any difficulties feel free to PM me and I'll guide you through it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I still join in?
A: YES! PM me or post in this thread and I'll add you to the list
Q : How much do I have to paint?
A : There is a minimum of one mini per month. If you paint more then that's great but for TOSP, its all about the quality over the quantity so put a bit of extra time into each piece and don't be afraid of asking for advice. Don't worry if you aren't the next Mike McVey - paint to the best of your ability, learn, and do the next one better!
Q : Can I include fluff in my months post?
A : Yes, go for it, but try not to make it too long - much like the pictures, its hard to scroll through lots of text on a slower internet connection. Feel free to link to it though if you have a plog on warseer.
Q : I have a question which isn't covered here/You did something wrong/Why aren't you as good at this as Gabriel?
A : Bah there's always one isn't there! Shoot me a PM If theres anything your struggling with, want to chat about, or if I've done something wrong then PM me because thats what I'm here for. I'm a rather chatty bloke and I'm more then happy to help people out where I can and when I can't, I can usually point you in the right direction.
Q : Can I drop out?
A : No you can't, why should you?
Q : Didn't another guy run this last year?
A: Yep, the mighty DAGabriel, scourge of guildkind. Unfortunately he's a little swamped with work at the moment so I'm keeping his seat warm until things settle. I've also dubbed this season 2, as we might have a second tale this year (with DA hopefully back in the hot seat)