McMullet

04-07-2009, 17:12

Hello!

Do you have a problem with your painting?

Do you keep starting projects, paint a couple of units from your army in a brief burst of frenzied activity, then abandon the lot in a cupboard to collect dust?

Are you sick of playing with an army of headless grey-and-silver minis?

Do you just want to get an actual 40K, Epic or Battlefleet Gothic force finished?

Well... the Tale of 40K Painters may be just what you need. If you haven't been following the Tale, it has been running (along with it's "other half", the Tale of Fantasy Painters) for the last 2 years. Each year, a number (a pretty big number) of Warseers sign up and make a commitment to paint an army of the course of 12 months. Rather than painting everything at once, you paint a small chunk of the army every month, post pictures, get feedback from the rest of us and then start on the next chunk. Slow and steady wins the race, and it has already helped dozens of painters finish over 80 thousand points' worth of painting.

What do you need to do?

This thread is to register your interest in participating. Tell us what you want to paint, and on August the 1st, the first "working thread," where we post WIP shots of what we're up to, will open. From then you'll have a month to paint your first chunk of work - the first submission "deadline" is September the 1st. People can still sign up after that, but they either have to use paint extra for when they sign up or just paint a smaller army.

Also, use this thread to ask any questions you may have about how the tale runs (you can also find out a lot by looking at the threads already running).

What can I paint?

Any tournament-sized force for Warhammer 40K, Epic or BFG. So for 40K that's 1000+ (as high as you like, with Apocalypse), Epic is 3-5K and BFG 1500-2500 (none of these limits are strict of course).

Then what?

Once you've chosen your force, you paint one tenth of that every month. So, if you choose a 2000 point army you paint 200 points per month.

Waitaminute, if I paint 200 points a month for 12 months, that makes 2400 points, doesn't it?

Right! We all have real lives as well as playing games. There are exams, new babies, holidays and all manner of things that might stop us painting toy soldiers for a month. For this reason, you get 2 "Jokers": Rather than painting something, you just "play a joker" instead.

In theory, everyone who joins up should end up with a playable army after 12 months. In practice... well, it sounds easier than it is. I hope you'll give it a go!

Sam (McMullet)

THE ENLISTED PAINTERS:

117 Armies

(of which 102 are 40K, 12 are Epic and 3 are BFG)

197100 points confirmed so far; if everyone else paints 1500 points that'll make 203100 points.

By Faction:

2 Adeptus Mechanicus

12 Chaos Space Marines

2 Chaos

6 Daemons

0 Dark Eldar

9 Eldar

1 Eldar Exodites

17 Imperial Guard

1 Imperium

1 Imperial Navy

6 Inquisition

1 Lost and the Damned

2 Necrons

17 Orks

30 Space Marines

1 Squats

1 Tau Empire

8 Tyranids

79 Paint 1 army

13.5 Paint 2 armies

2 Paint 3 armies

4 Paint 4 armies

99 Painters in total

And here they are! If you aren't on this list but either should be (i.e., I've missed you off) or want to be (you haven't joined yet), just let me know!

-=Lazuli=- : 40K Imperial Guard - Death Korps of Krieg (2000)

-=Lazuli=- : 40K Space Marines - Ultramarines (2000)

Adeptus Mechanicus : 40K Orks - Bad Moons (2000)

Adeptus Mechanicus : BFG Orks - (1500)

arobe : 40K Orks - (2500)

Azarkhel : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)

b3e : 40K Space Marines - Salamanders (1500)

Badgobbla : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1000)

Badgobbla : 40K Eldar - (1000)

basilbrush : Epic Space Marines - (3000)

Bellarus666 : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1500)

bert n ernie : 40K Space Marines - Mostly Orange (1250)

BigJon : 40K Imperium - (4000)

Boymilla : 40K Eldar - (1500)

Captain Prophet : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)

Case : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

chaoslordmassurgi : 40K Chaos Space Marines -

Chicken_Funk : 40K Space Marines - (2000)

commander of the marines : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)

Cthulhudreamt : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1500)

DarkstarSabre : 40K Chaos Space Marines - Death Guard (2500)

Darnok : 40K Orks - (1000)

Darnok : 40K Chaos Space Marines - and Daemons as well! (1000)

darthham : 40K Orks - (1500)

Death Korp : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)

Deusmex : 40K Eldar - Ulthwé (2000)

Discord : 40K Daemons - Tzeentch (1500)

dodo129 : Epic Eldar - (3000)

duckface : 40K Space Marines - Pre-Heresy World Eaters (1500)

Earthbeard : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1500)

Elefteria : 40K Eldar - (1800)

EmperorNorton : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)

Explodingboy : 40K Imperial Guard - (1000)

eyeolas : 40K Necrons - (1000)

Fitzbaron : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)

Fredmans : Epic Inquisition - Ordo Malleus (4000)

Fredmans : Epic Lost and the Damned - (3500)

Geep : 40K Tyranids - (2000)

give_me_a_d : 40K Eldar - (1000)

give_me_a_d : 40K Orks - (1000)

give_me_a_d : 40K Daemons - (1000)

GlynG : Epic Eldar Exodites - (3000)

gonzosbignose : 40K Inquisition -

greyseer : 40K Space Marines - (1500)

Grimtuff : 40K Daemons - Slaanesh (2000)

Haarken : Epic Orks - Blood Axes (3000)

Haarken : Epic Space Marines - Maledictors (3000)

Haarken : Epic Imperial Guard - Cordilan 63rd (3000)

Hakkapelli : 40K Imperial Guard - Thulean 93rd Grenadier Div.

Harry : 40K Tyranids - (1000)

Häxjägare : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)

hwd : 40K Space Marines - (1500)

hwd : 40K Orks - (1500)

infelix : Epic Chaos - (3000)

Irondog : 40K Space Marines - Crimson Fists (2000)

JeffreyJ : 40K Space Marines - Crimson Fists (1750)

Jim Reaper : BFG Adeptus Mechanicus - (2000)

Jonahmaul : 40K Space Marines - Brazen Claws (2000)

jpobrich : 40K Orks - (1000)

jpobrich : 40K Space Marines - Dark Angels (1500)

Karegak : Epic Orks - (3000)

killerbot : 40K Space Marines - (1750)

kiwichild : 40K Tyranids - Genestealer cult (WH/IG rules) (1000)

kongisking : 40K Space Marines - Astral Claws (2000)

Korras : 40K Imperial Guard - (2400)

Korras : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1000)

LegendFX : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)

Leonathion : 40K Eldar - Saim-Hann (1500)

lonepilgrim : 40K Orks - (1500)

LongFan : 40K Orks - (1500)

Lucky : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)

McMullet : Epic Space Marines - Iron Jackals (homebrew chapter) (4000)

McMullet : BFG Chaos - Nurgle (2000)

Mephiston : Epic Tyranids - (3000)

Meraklis : 40K Eldar - (1500)

MindTheGap : 40K Space Marines - Imperial Fists (1500)

MistaGav : 40K Space Marines - Deathwing and Ravenwing (2200)

misterboff : 40K Orks - Deathskulls (2000)

Mr Feral : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)

nkicik : 40K Tyranids - (1500)

Norsehawk : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

Norsehawk : 40K Space Marines - Dark Angels (1500)

Nuage : 40K Imperial Guard - (Renegades) (1500)

razormasticator : 40K Tyranids - (2000)

razormasticator : 40K Imperial Guard - (1000)

Rcgothic : 40K Space Marines - (900)

Rcgothic : 40K Imperial Guard - (1150)

Rcgothic : 40K Imperial Navy - (1000)

Rcgothic : 40K Adeptus Mechanicus - (2200)

ReaperofSouls : 40K Tyranids - (1000)

red/winter : 40K Space Marines - Grey Knights & Space Marines (1000)

red/winter : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)

Schmacker : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

Sheena Easton : 40K Orks - (1000)

sigur : 40K Imperial Guard - with Witch Hunter allies (1500)

silverstu : 40K Tyranids - (1000)

someone2040 : 40K Space Marines - Blood Angels (1000)

Son_of_Ithaka : 40K Space Marines - Iron Snakes

SuavelyDunn : 40K Orks - (1500)

susu.exp : 40K Necrons - (1500)

Thalenchar : 40K Chaos Space Marines - Dragon Warriors (1500)

The Wretched : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

Thyrkill : 40K Space Marines - Hawk Lords (2000)

trib75 : 40K Space Marines - Novamarines (1000)

Vinsanity : 40K Space Marines - Black Templars (2000)

Vinsanity : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (2000)

Vyperchild : 40K Daemons - (1000)

Walls : 40K Imperial Guard - Catachans (1500)

warflag : 40K Orks - with CSM (allied army) (2000)

Warlord Nazgred : 40K Orks - Bad Moons (2000)

WickedClown : 40K Space Marines - Deathwing (2500)

wiggles : 40K Tau Empire - (1500)

wizzard : 40K Eldar - (1700)

Xarius : 40K Squats - (1000)

Zis : 40K Daemons - (1500)

Zujara : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)

Zujara : 40K Daemons - (1500)

Do you have a problem with your painting?

Do you keep starting projects, paint a couple of units from your army in a brief burst of frenzied activity, then abandon the lot in a cupboard to collect dust?

Are you sick of playing with an army of headless grey-and-silver minis?

Do you just want to get an actual 40K, Epic or Battlefleet Gothic force finished?

Well... the Tale of 40K Painters may be just what you need. If you haven't been following the Tale, it has been running (along with it's "other half", the Tale of Fantasy Painters) for the last 2 years. Each year, a number (a pretty big number) of Warseers sign up and make a commitment to paint an army of the course of 12 months. Rather than painting everything at once, you paint a small chunk of the army every month, post pictures, get feedback from the rest of us and then start on the next chunk. Slow and steady wins the race, and it has already helped dozens of painters finish over 80 thousand points' worth of painting.

What do you need to do?

This thread is to register your interest in participating. Tell us what you want to paint, and on August the 1st, the first "working thread," where we post WIP shots of what we're up to, will open. From then you'll have a month to paint your first chunk of work - the first submission "deadline" is September the 1st. People can still sign up after that, but they either have to use paint extra for when they sign up or just paint a smaller army.

Also, use this thread to ask any questions you may have about how the tale runs (you can also find out a lot by looking at the threads already running).

What can I paint?

Any tournament-sized force for Warhammer 40K, Epic or BFG. So for 40K that's 1000+ (as high as you like, with Apocalypse), Epic is 3-5K and BFG 1500-2500 (none of these limits are strict of course).

Then what?

Once you've chosen your force, you paint one tenth of that every month. So, if you choose a 2000 point army you paint 200 points per month.

Waitaminute, if I paint 200 points a month for 12 months, that makes 2400 points, doesn't it?

Right! We all have real lives as well as playing games. There are exams, new babies, holidays and all manner of things that might stop us painting toy soldiers for a month. For this reason, you get 2 "Jokers": Rather than painting something, you just "play a joker" instead.

In theory, everyone who joins up should end up with a playable army after 12 months. In practice... well, it sounds easier than it is. I hope you'll give it a go!

Sam (McMullet)

THE ENLISTED PAINTERS:

117 Armies

(of which 102 are 40K, 12 are Epic and 3 are BFG)

197100 points confirmed so far; if everyone else paints 1500 points that'll make 203100 points.

By Faction:

2 Adeptus Mechanicus

12 Chaos Space Marines

2 Chaos

6 Daemons

0 Dark Eldar

9 Eldar

1 Eldar Exodites

17 Imperial Guard

1 Imperium

1 Imperial Navy

6 Inquisition

1 Lost and the Damned

2 Necrons

17 Orks

30 Space Marines

1 Squats

1 Tau Empire

8 Tyranids

79 Paint 1 army

13.5 Paint 2 armies

2 Paint 3 armies

4 Paint 4 armies

99 Painters in total

And here they are! If you aren't on this list but either should be (i.e., I've missed you off) or want to be (you haven't joined yet), just let me know!

-=Lazuli=- : 40K Imperial Guard - Death Korps of Krieg (2000)

-=Lazuli=- : 40K Space Marines - Ultramarines (2000)

Adeptus Mechanicus : 40K Orks - Bad Moons (2000)

Adeptus Mechanicus : BFG Orks - (1500)

arobe : 40K Orks - (2500)

Azarkhel : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)

b3e : 40K Space Marines - Salamanders (1500)

Badgobbla : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1000)

Badgobbla : 40K Eldar - (1000)

basilbrush : Epic Space Marines - (3000)

Bellarus666 : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1500)

bert n ernie : 40K Space Marines - Mostly Orange (1250)

BigJon : 40K Imperium - (4000)

Boymilla : 40K Eldar - (1500)

Captain Prophet : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)

Case : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

chaoslordmassurgi : 40K Chaos Space Marines -

Chicken_Funk : 40K Space Marines - (2000)

commander of the marines : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)

Cthulhudreamt : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1500)

DarkstarSabre : 40K Chaos Space Marines - Death Guard (2500)

Darnok : 40K Orks - (1000)

Darnok : 40K Chaos Space Marines - and Daemons as well! (1000)

darthham : 40K Orks - (1500)

Death Korp : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)

Deusmex : 40K Eldar - Ulthwé (2000)

Discord : 40K Daemons - Tzeentch (1500)

dodo129 : Epic Eldar - (3000)

duckface : 40K Space Marines - Pre-Heresy World Eaters (1500)

Earthbeard : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1500)

Elefteria : 40K Eldar - (1800)

EmperorNorton : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)

Explodingboy : 40K Imperial Guard - (1000)

eyeolas : 40K Necrons - (1000)

Fitzbaron : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)

Fredmans : Epic Inquisition - Ordo Malleus (4000)

Fredmans : Epic Lost and the Damned - (3500)

Geep : 40K Tyranids - (2000)

give_me_a_d : 40K Eldar - (1000)

give_me_a_d : 40K Orks - (1000)

give_me_a_d : 40K Daemons - (1000)

GlynG : Epic Eldar Exodites - (3000)

gonzosbignose : 40K Inquisition -

greyseer : 40K Space Marines - (1500)

Grimtuff : 40K Daemons - Slaanesh (2000)

Haarken : Epic Orks - Blood Axes (3000)

Haarken : Epic Space Marines - Maledictors (3000)

Haarken : Epic Imperial Guard - Cordilan 63rd (3000)

Hakkapelli : 40K Imperial Guard - Thulean 93rd Grenadier Div.

Harry : 40K Tyranids - (1000)

Häxjägare : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)

hwd : 40K Space Marines - (1500)

hwd : 40K Orks - (1500)

infelix : Epic Chaos - (3000)

Irondog : 40K Space Marines - Crimson Fists (2000)

JeffreyJ : 40K Space Marines - Crimson Fists (1750)

Jim Reaper : BFG Adeptus Mechanicus - (2000)

Jonahmaul : 40K Space Marines - Brazen Claws (2000)

jpobrich : 40K Orks - (1000)

jpobrich : 40K Space Marines - Dark Angels (1500)

Karegak : Epic Orks - (3000)

killerbot : 40K Space Marines - (1750)

kiwichild : 40K Tyranids - Genestealer cult (WH/IG rules) (1000)

kongisking : 40K Space Marines - Astral Claws (2000)

Korras : 40K Imperial Guard - (2400)

Korras : 40K Space Marines - Space Wolves (1000)

LegendFX : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)

Leonathion : 40K Eldar - Saim-Hann (1500)

lonepilgrim : 40K Orks - (1500)

LongFan : 40K Orks - (1500)

Lucky : 40K Imperial Guard - (2000)

McMullet : Epic Space Marines - Iron Jackals (homebrew chapter) (4000)

McMullet : BFG Chaos - Nurgle (2000)

Mephiston : Epic Tyranids - (3000)

Meraklis : 40K Eldar - (1500)

MindTheGap : 40K Space Marines - Imperial Fists (1500)

MistaGav : 40K Space Marines - Deathwing and Ravenwing (2200)

misterboff : 40K Orks - Deathskulls (2000)

Mr Feral : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (2000)

nkicik : 40K Tyranids - (1500)

Norsehawk : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

Norsehawk : 40K Space Marines - Dark Angels (1500)

Nuage : 40K Imperial Guard - (Renegades) (1500)

razormasticator : 40K Tyranids - (2000)

razormasticator : 40K Imperial Guard - (1000)

Rcgothic : 40K Space Marines - (900)

Rcgothic : 40K Imperial Guard - (1150)

Rcgothic : 40K Imperial Navy - (1000)

Rcgothic : 40K Adeptus Mechanicus - (2200)

ReaperofSouls : 40K Tyranids - (1000)

red/winter : 40K Space Marines - Grey Knights & Space Marines (1000)

red/winter : 40K Chaos Space Marines - (1000)

Schmacker : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

Sheena Easton : 40K Orks - (1000)

sigur : 40K Imperial Guard - with Witch Hunter allies (1500)

silverstu : 40K Tyranids - (1000)

someone2040 : 40K Space Marines - Blood Angels (1000)

Son_of_Ithaka : 40K Space Marines - Iron Snakes

SuavelyDunn : 40K Orks - (1500)

susu.exp : 40K Necrons - (1500)

Thalenchar : 40K Chaos Space Marines - Dragon Warriors (1500)

The Wretched : 40K Imperial Guard - (1500)

Thyrkill : 40K Space Marines - Hawk Lords (2000)

trib75 : 40K Space Marines - Novamarines (1000)

Vinsanity : 40K Space Marines - Black Templars (2000)

Vinsanity : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (2000)

Vyperchild : 40K Daemons - (1000)

Walls : 40K Imperial Guard - Catachans (1500)

warflag : 40K Orks - with CSM (allied army) (2000)

Warlord Nazgred : 40K Orks - Bad Moons (2000)

WickedClown : 40K Space Marines - Deathwing (2500)

wiggles : 40K Tau Empire - (1500)

wizzard : 40K Eldar - (1700)

Xarius : 40K Squats - (1000)

Zis : 40K Daemons - (1500)

Zujara : 40K Inquisition - Witch Hunters (1500)

Zujara : 40K Daemons - (1500)