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misterboff
05-08-2011, 15:41
Welcome to the Tale of 40k Painters 2011-2012!

What is the Tale all about?
The aim of the Tale of Painters is to get an army fully painted within the next 12 months.

For most 40k armies the size will be somewhere between 1000 and 2000 points, but you can go higher if you want to (and you're crazy enough)! AI, BFG and Epic armies will be slightly different, but as long as you choose an appropriate sized army for your game system then there's no problem.

Once you've chosen your army, your target is to paint roughly 10% of your army each month. For example, if you've chosen a 2000 point army then your monthly target would be 200 points. The Tale runs for one year (September 2011 to August 2012), so if you stick to your 10% monthly target then you'll only need to paint for 10 months of the year.

To cover the months when you can't/don't paint, you get 2 'Jokers'. You can play a 'Joker' at any time (provided you haven't used them both up!), which essentially means that you don't have to meet your target for that month. They can used for real life events (such as births, deaths, marriages, exams, holidays) or if you're just having a bad/slow month. If you use a 'Joker' then feel free to post a suitable image instead (of a Joker or something funny).

What is this thread all about?
This thread is the sign-up thread for the 'Tale of 40k Painters 2011-2012'. Simply post in this thread stating which army and how many points you would like to paint, and I'll add you to the list in the second post. You can start assembling/painting/planning ready for the first month now if you like.

The first work in progress (WIP) thread of the 'Tale of 40k Painters 2011-2012' will open at the start of September, with your first month's completed work to be posted in the following thread at the start of October.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q : Am I too Late? Can I still Join in?
A : No, you're not too late and can still join in! Just post in this thread stating which army and how many points you would like to paint, and I'll add you to the list in the second post. For example, if you wanted to paint 2k of Orks you would put 'Orks - 2000 points'. Please aim to paint at least 1000 points in total (or at least 500 points for each 'Multiple' army).

Q : Do I have to stick to just one army? #NEW#
A : No, you can paint more than one army if you want to! Quite a few people like to paint more than one army at a time, so if you fall into this category then just list each army you wish to paint when you sign up (like I've done below). 'Multiple' armies don't have to be the same size, but please aim to paint at least 500 points for each army, otherwise you're probably better off starting your own plog if you just want to paint lots of random things. For the purposes of 'Multiple' armies, As long as you aim for 10% of your combined total each month then it doesn't matter what order you paint things in. You could paint 10% of each army each month, or alternate armies each month, or 5 months of one army followed by 5 months of another army (what I intend to do), or whatever combination best suits you.

Q : Can I paint more than 10% of my army in a month?
A : Yes, you aren't bound by the rules of the Tale, and it's great to get ahead. BUT, we would like you only to post 10% (approx) each month and try to stay roughly on track with 10% per month. For example, if you're painting 2000 points that means 200 points in month 1, 400 points by month 2, 600 points by month 3, etc. This way you won't depress those of us who are struggling to keep up.

Q : Can I paint less than 10% of my army in a month?
A : Yes, you aren't bound by the rules of the Tale, but we would like you to try to stay on track by painting more points in the next month to 'catch up'. For example, if you're painting 2000 points and you only painted 100 points one month you could try and get 300 points painted the next month. Equally if you paint more one month you can take it easy and paint less the next month.

Q : What happens when I paint an expensive character/tank/unit?
A : This happens a lot. If your character/tank/unit is over 10% of your army you could simply paint him/it/them over two months (the sort of time your general/tank/expensive unit deserves!). For example, one year my monthly target was 200 points and I painted a Stompa (600 points). I split painting the model into (roughly) 3 months of 200 points, posting new WIP shots each month.

Q : Do I have to use my 2 'Jokers' during the Tale?
A : No, you don't have to use them at all. If you can manage to paint/post for the full 12 months then congratulations, you'll have exceeded your target and truly embodied the spirit of the Tale!

Q : What's with the D6 roll in your post?
A : The D6 roll was an idea introduced to help ensure that everyone gets some comments on their work. If everyone rolls a D6 when they post (I use the [D&D dice roller] if I don't have a D6 to hand), then we should have six roughly equal groups each month. Then, if you comment on those people who rolled the same as you everyone will receive some feedback. So, if you roll a 1, comment on all of the other 1's, if you rolled a 2, comment on all of the other 2's, and so on. Of course, if you have the time/want to, there's nothing stopping you from commenting on anyone's/everyone's work.

If anyone has any other questions, please direct them to misterboff (me).

misterboff
05-08-2011, 15:43
Here is a list of who's signed up for the Tale of 40k Painters 2011-2012 so far (people in ITALICS still need to confirm something):

Aenarion - Dark Angels - 2000 points
BigJon - Grey Knights - 2000 points
bleedcrimson - Space Marines - 2000 points
burni - Orks - 1000 points
crandall87 - Grey Knights - 2000 points
DarthSte - Sisters of Battle - 1000 points
Devilish - Dark Eldar - 1500 points
djc - Chaos Daemons - 1500 points
djc - Imperial Guard - 1500 points
Doi - Orks - 1000 points
Doomseer - Tyranids - 2000 points
f2k - Imperial Guard - 1500 points
Fanny Crowbar - Dark Eldar - 1000 points
Frgt/10 - Dark Eldar - 1500 points
give_me_a_d - Chaos (various) - 1000 points
GomezAddams - Space Marines (Pre-Heresy Night Lords) - 1000 points
Green Feevah! - Eldar - 2000 points
gwarsh41 - Chaos Daemons - 500 points
gwarsh41 - Space Wolves - 500 points
Harvey - Imperial Guard - 1500 points
Hypaspist - Tyranids (Hive Fleet Frigus) - 2000 points
iPaint - Imperial Guard - ???? points
ironduke - Space Marines - 1500 points
Iziuth - Space Wolves - 1500 points
Jacktheripper34 - Dark Eldar - 1500 points
Jihad_Ragsta - BFG (Imperial) - 1000 points
Jihad_Ragsta - BFG (Orks) - 500 points
Jihad_Ragsta - Space Marines (White Minotaurs) - 1500 points
Jonahmaul - Space Marines (Brazen Claw) - 2000 points
juxt - Imperial Guard (Cadian) - 1000 points
Kalidane - Space Wolves - 1000 points
lilloser2010 - Space Marines (90's Ultramarines) - 1500 points
Lord Setra - Space Wolves - 2000 points
Maskedman5oh4 - Tyranids - 2000 points
mcgarnicle - BFG (Imperial) - 1000 points
mcgarnicle - Space Marines (Ultramarines) - 750 points
mcgarnicle - Tau Empire - 750 points
Mini77 - Space Marines (Dead Suns) - 1500 points
misterboff - Orks (Deathskulls) - 1250 points
Monsterzonk - Space Marines - 1500 points
nagash66 - Space Marines (Space Sharks) - 1750 points
Nilo - Imperial Guard - 2000 points
Panzer MkIV - Imperial Guard - 600 points
Panzer MkIV - Orks - 1000 points
perplexiti - Space Wolves - 2000 points
pudsey098 - Dark Eldar - 500 points
pudsey098 - Orks - 1000 points
punkfish - Imperial Guard (Elysian/Cadian/Arbites) - 1500 points
Raven667 - Eldar - 1500 points
razcalking - Chaos Daemons - 400 points
razcalking - Dark Eldar - 400 points
razcalking - Necrons - 400 points
razcalking - Tau Empire - 400 points
razcalking - Tyranids - 400 points
razormasticator - Orks - 2000 points
Rikk - Orks - 1000 points
Saim-Hann Lord - Chaos Daemons (Tzeentch) - 1750 points
Setha - Imperial Guard (Death Korps of Krieg) - 2000 points
Sgt John Keel - Blood Angels - 2500 points
Shnerg - Blood Angels - 1000 points
Shnerg - Eldar (Il-Kaithe) - 2000 points
Shnerg - Orks - 1000 points
SuperMitch - Sisters of Battle - 1500 points
Sycoa - Blood Angels - 1000 points
Sykorax - Space Marines (Astral Claws) - 1500 points
T3h D4ve - Space Marines (Ultramarines) - 1500 points
Terranova - Orks - 1000 points
TheMaster - Black Templars - 1000 points
vcassano - Dark Eldar - 500 points
vcassano - Grey Knights - 2500 points
Vimes - Space Marines (Space Sharks) - 1500 points
Walls - ???? - ???? points
Xazil - Space Marines (Imperial Paladins) - 1500 points
Zander77 - Dark Eldar - 1000 points
zis - Space Wolves - 1500 points
Zujara - Imperial Guard - 1000 points

Please can you check your entry and let me know if anything needs changing.

razcalking
05-08-2011, 18:10
I run a Combat Patrol 40K club at my school and have at least 5 different armies with 400 points that I'd like to get painted up - would that be appropriate for this Tale?

GomezAddams
05-08-2011, 18:31
I'm sorely tempted.

Theres only one more 40k army in me I think, and its one I've been thinking about for awhile, however it'll mean I have to sell a kidney (pre-heresy Night Lords) and I have Uni starting soon.

Put me down for 1000pts, Night Lords. Thats only 100 points a month... might have to fudge the list a bit though.

EffCee
05-08-2011, 18:35
Sign me up for 1000 points of Dark Eldar.

lilloser2010
05-08-2011, 18:40
Sign me up for 1,500pts of 90's Ultramarines.

I've wanted to update my 90's marines with more modern techniques, and I've never entered a tale of X painters before.

Very excited to be a part of this instead of a spectator this year.

LilLoser

Nilo
05-08-2011, 19:12
Sign me up for 2000 points of Imperial Guard please :D

Mini77
05-08-2011, 19:24
Hmmm I do want to be a part of it again, as this year has helped so much in terms of motivation and progression. I'm tempted to continue doing the same thing.... will have a think.

misterboff
05-08-2011, 19:27
I run a Combat Patrol 40K club at my school and have at least 5 different armies with 400 points that I'd like to get painted up - would that be appropriate for this Tale?

If you list all the armies that you want to paint that should be fine. Just aim to paint whatever 10% of your combined total is each month.


Put me down for 1000pts, Night Lords. Thats only 100 points a month... might have to fudge the list a bit though.

Welcome back Gomez!


Sign me up for 1000 points of Dark Eldar.

Good man Crowbar!


Sign me up for 1,500pts of 90's Ultramarines.



Sign me up for 2000 points of Imperial Guard please :D

Welcome to the Tale guys!


Hmmm I do want to be a part of it again, as this year has helped so much in terms of motivation and progression. I'm tempted to continue doing the same thing.... will have a think.

There's still plenty of time to think it through, but it'd be great to have you back.

Jacktheripper34
05-08-2011, 19:28
Sign me up for 1500 of dark eldar.

vcassano
05-08-2011, 21:05
Sign me up for 1500 points on Dark Eldar, please.

T3h D4ve
05-08-2011, 22:47
Hey guys,
Sign me up for 1500 points worth of Ultramarines please.
With the AoBR box, I'm tempted to add in an Orc army as well, however I'll see how I get on with the blue guys first for a month or two.

Vimes
05-08-2011, 23:52
Hi misterboff,
i'm still slaving away on the assault squad for this month, but...ach, what the heck, sign me up for another 1.500 points of Space Sharks! As they say: never change a winning team!

Zujara
06-08-2011, 00:12
Sign me up for 1000 points of Imperial Guard! Maybe more if my wife lets me, we'll see :p

Harvey
06-08-2011, 08:57
Hi folks, about time I started 40K it seems.

Please sign me up for 1500 points of Imperial Guard.

misterboff
06-08-2011, 09:52
Sign me up for 1500 of dark eldar.


Sign me up for 1500 points on Dark Eldar, please.


Hey guys,
Sign me up for 1500 points worth of Ultramarines please.

Welcome to the Tale guys.


Hi misterboff,
i'm still slaving away on the assault squad for this month, but...ach, what the heck, sign me up for another 1.500 points of Space Sharks! As they say: never change a winning team!


Sign me up for 1000 points of Imperial Guard! Maybe more if my wife lets me, we'll see :p

Welcome back guys!


Please sign me up for 1500 points of Imperial Guard.

Welcome to the Tale Harvey.

That's 12 armies totalling 16,000 points so far - not bad!

Mini77
06-08-2011, 10:11
Misterboff can you put me down again. I'll be doing 1500 points of Dead Suns Space Marines - this time all from metal 1990s MkVIIs.

misterboff
06-08-2011, 11:38
Misterboff can you put me down again. I'll be doing 1500 points of Dead Suns Space Marines - this time all from metal 1990s MkVIIs.

Consider it done, and welcome back!

Panzer MkIV
06-08-2011, 12:09
Sign me up for 1000pts Orks please :)

Frgt/10
06-08-2011, 13:13
having miserably failed at either this thread or the fantasy one over the past few years I want to try and get something done this time around.
sign me up for Dark Eldar (all-female wych cult) 1500pts

unheilig
06-08-2011, 16:09
Im going to attempt to start a new era of painting focus for myself... please put me down for 2k of orks.

razcalking
07-08-2011, 04:45
Alright, the following Combat Patrol armies should add up to around 2000 points. Sign me up!

Dark Eldar
Tau
Tyranids
Chaos Daemons
Necrons

misterboff
07-08-2011, 06:48
Sign me up for 1000pts Orks please :)

Consider it done.


having miserably failed at either this thread or the fantasy one over the past few years I want to try and get something done this time around.
sign me up for Dark Eldar (all-female wych cult) 1500pts

Welcome to the Tale Frgt/10. That sounds like what I did last year (2010-2011), although I did have a few blokes (but stuck they together in their own units).


Im going to attempt to start a new era of painting focus for myself... please put me down for 2k of orks.

Always good to have more Orks, welcome aboard!


Alright, the following Combat Patrol armies should add up to around 2000 points. Sign me up!

Dark Eldar
Tau
Tyranids
Chaos Daemons
Necrons

Done, done, done, done and done. A nice variety of evil there.

Aenarion
07-08-2011, 09:29
So 3rd time lucky for me in a tale? And what's worse then I've signed up for the fantasy one too!

I'd like to enter mens with combined death/ravenwing force.

I might say there may be a few Dark Angels unit's/tanks pop up so not wether to say that or the multiwing.

GomezAddams
07-08-2011, 09:44
Imperial Night Lords Misterboff - I'm doing pre-heresy :D

Doi
07-08-2011, 10:55
I've done the TOFP for the past four years so I've decided to finally get my act into gear and join the 40K side of things in year five.

So sign me up for 1000pts of Orks!


Doi

Sycoa
07-08-2011, 18:18
I'd like to sign up with my Blood Angels, 1000 points to start.

Thanks!

djc
07-08-2011, 22:04
Sign me up for 1500 of Guard and 1500 Daemons.

ironduke
07-08-2011, 22:23
Sign me up for 1500pts of Space Marines in the boys category.

I am trying not to be overly ambitious this time around. Should be able to complete that many come next September.

cheers
Ironduke

Doomseer
07-08-2011, 22:46
Sign me up for 1750pts of Orks please.

I will stick to them this time!;)

perplexiti
08-08-2011, 00:31
Hey misterboff, 2k of Space Wolves for me thanks. Looking forward to seeing the new armies in the next tale.

misterboff
08-08-2011, 06:27
So 3rd time lucky for me in a tale? And what's worse then I've signed up for the fantasy one too!

I'd like to enter mens with combined death/ravenwing force.

I might say there may be a few Dark Angels unit's/tanks pop up so not wether to say that or the multiwing.

No problem Aenarion, but how many points would you like to attempt?


Imperial Night Lords Misterboff - I'm doing pre-heresy :D

My bad! Corrected now.


I've done the TOFP for the past four years so I've decided to finally get my act into gear and join the 40K side of things in year five.

So sign me up for 1000pts of Orks!

Good man, and yet more Orks (which is a good thing).

Doi


I'd like to sign up with my Blood Angels, 1000 points to start.

Thanks!


Sign me up for 1500 of Guard and 1500 Daemons.


Sign me up for 1500pts of Space Marines in the boys category.

I am trying not to be overly ambitious this time around. Should be able to complete that many come next September.

cheers
Ironduke


Sign me up for 1750pts of Orks please.

I will stick to them this time!;)


Hey misterboff, 2k of Space Wolves for me thanks. Looking forward to seeing the new armies in the next tale.

Welcome/welcome back to you all!

Xazil
09-08-2011, 06:16
I might give this a go with 1500 Space Marines (Imperial Paladins).

Aenarion
09-08-2011, 18:43
My mistake 2000 points please Misterboff

Monsterzonk
09-08-2011, 21:06
Well, maybe this will provide the motivation I need to finish some stuff...

Sign me up for 1500 points of Space Marines, please! :)

Shnerg
10-08-2011, 07:21
Would you be able to sign me up for 1000 Points Orks and 1000 Points Blood Angels please?

Walls
10-08-2011, 07:31
Man, I am sorely tempted to join... but am gone all of October on my honeymoon!

MLP
10-08-2011, 07:58
Man, I am sorely tempted to join... but am gone all of October on my honeymoon!

That's what your joker's for mate :) go on you know you want to

Jonahmaul
10-08-2011, 10:52
Sneaking back in after a hobby absence to commit to 2000 points of Brazen Claw Space Marines.

Setha
10-08-2011, 11:50
Still got a box of krieg to paint, so 2000pts Krieg/Imperial guard please!

DarthSte
10-08-2011, 12:10
Sign me up for 1000 points of Blood Angels, Orks, Tau, Tyranids, Chaos Marines, no - Sisters of Battle. Thanks!

gwarsh41
10-08-2011, 14:42
Last year I joined in, only to shortly thereafter be told to stop painting by my doctor. This year I am going to rejoin, and hope that when I see he neurologist in a few weeks he will have good news about my wrists!

Signing up for 500pt of Daemons and 500pt of Space Wolves.

I think I will bit off a bit less this time around as I do not paint nearly as often as I used to.

misterboff
10-08-2011, 18:58
I might give this a go with 1500 Space Marines (Imperial Paladins).


My mistake 2000 points please Misterboff


Sign me up for 1500 points of Space Marines, please! :)


Would you be able to sign me up for 1000 Points Orks and 1000 Points Blood Angels please?

Welcome to the Tale everyone!


Man, I am sorely tempted to join... but am gone all of October on my honeymoon!


That's what your joker's for mate :) go on you know you want to

What Padz said :)


Sneaking back in after a hobby absence to commit to 2000 points of Brazen Claw Space Marines.


Still got a box of krieg to paint, so 2000pts Krieg/Imperial guard please!


Sign me up for 1000 points of Blood Angels, Orks, Tau, Tyranids, Chaos Marines, no - Sisters of Battle. Thanks!


Signing up for 500pt of Daemons and 500pt of Space Wolves.

I think I will bit off a bit less this time around as I do not paint nearly as often as I used to.

Welcome to you lot too!

Iziuth
11-08-2011, 12:35
After having signed up the last two years but not getting it done, will try again this year. Will do 1500 of Space wolves.

crandall87
11-08-2011, 16:34
I've been thinking about it and you know what I shall bite the bullet because I already have most of the minis assembled ready to be painted!

Grey Knights - 2000 points

misterboff
11-08-2011, 19:14
After having signed up the last two years but not getting it done, will try again this year. Will do 1500 of Space wolves.


I've been thinking about it and you know what I shall bite the bullet because I already have most of the minis assembled ready to be painted!

Grey Knights - 2000 points

Consider yourselves signed up! So far we've got 40 armies totalling over 50,000 points!

Maskedman5oh4
11-08-2011, 20:17
I tried this once and failed. I need to get these 'nids done though.

2000pts. Tyranids!

Ragsta
11-08-2011, 20:45
Okay, I've hung around Warseer long enough so it's time I took the plunge. Plus Gomez is joining in so I need to try and beat him. Never been part of a Tale before!

1500 points 40K White Minotaur Space Marines
1000 points BFG Imperials
500 points BFG Orks

....... Gods, what have I done?

gwarsh41
12-08-2011, 13:39
Welcome to you lot too!

Thanks for the warm welcome! My bloodthirster, bloodcrushers and daemon prince have been aching for some paint!

nagash66
12-08-2011, 15:52
Count me in for 1750 points of Space Sharks.

give_me_a_d
12-08-2011, 16:23
Where has the year gone to? Having dropped out early in the year that is about to finish my plan was to get a load of models put together and primed to give me a head start. That hasn't happened but I'm signing up anyway.

Put me down for 1000pts of Chaos

I really missed taking part this year

BigJon
13-08-2011, 01:04
Count me in, 2000ish points of Grey Knights

Bigjon

misterboff
13-08-2011, 12:25
I tried this once and failed. I need to get these 'nids done though.

2000pts. Tyranids!


Okay, I've hung around Warseer long enough so it's time I took the plunge. Plus Gomez is joining in so I need to try and beat him. Never been part of a Tale before!

1500 points 40K White Minotaur Space Marines
1000 points BFG Imperials
500 points BFG Orks

....... Gods, what have I done?


Count me in for 1750 points of Space Sharks.


Count me in, 2000ish points of Grey Knights

Bigjon

Welcome to the Tale everyone!


Put me down for 1000pts of Chaos

I really missed taking part this year

Welcome back give_me_a_d, is that Chaos Daemons or Chaos Space Marines (or just Chaos in general)?

T3h D4ve
13-08-2011, 13:36
1500 points 40K White Minotaur Space Marines
1000 points BFG Imperials
500 points BFG Orks

....... Gods, what have I done?

lol you've guaranteed you're going to be busy for quite a while.
Was tempted to add 500-1000 points of Orcs myself, but then I looked at the codex and realised how many I'd have to paint...

Shnerg
14-08-2011, 02:39
Can I add 2000 points of Il-Kaithe Eldar to the list please?

give_me_a_d
14-08-2011, 10:12
Welcome back give_me_a_d, is that Chaos Daemons or Chaos Space Marines (or just Chaos in general)?

That would be Chaos in general; I still have loads of stuff for the Daemons but I'm getting into stuff that is lower points to paint ratio or requires conversion so I'm going to chuck some CSM in as well. The balance between the two could be flexible as I have a load of CSM that isn't painted so it really depends how well I get on. 1000pts seems a bit pathetic but I struggled last year and dropped out early so I want an achievable target.

Sykorax
14-08-2011, 20:02
I'll do 1500 points of Astral Claws. Have some started but need motivation to do touchups and finish them rest of the army!

unheilig
15-08-2011, 06:21
Actually I need to pull out of the 40k tale. Sorry, fellas. I'll hop on next season.

razormasticator
15-08-2011, 14:10
I am in for 2000 points of Orks.

vcassano
15-08-2011, 15:28
Sorry to be a pain but can my Dark Eldar be shunted down to 500 points and can I do Grey Knights for 2500 please!

Raven667
16-08-2011, 13:52
I am new to warseer but would like to jump at the chance to try to get an army finished!

Could I sign up for 2000 points of Dark Angels?

DarthSte
16-08-2011, 14:24
I am new to warseer but would like to jump at the chance to try to get an army finished!

Could I sign up for 2000 points of Dark Angels?

Welcome to Warseer!

pudsey098
16-08-2011, 20:36
I've have decided to join the tale again, I really enjoyed last year and the motivation really helped with my orks, so yet again I will be making 1000pts of orks as I still have loads to loot and paint! and I am going to experiment and put in 500pts of Dark Eldar to try and improve my painting.

Cheers

Pudsey

misterboff
16-08-2011, 22:57
Can I add 2000 points of Il-Kaithe Eldar to the list please?

Consider it done.


That would be Chaos in general.

Very good, you get a nice variety to pick from that way.


I'll do 1500 points of Astral Claws. Have some started but need motivation to do touchups and finish them rest of the army!

I've signed you up Sykorax, but will your Astral Claws be loyalist or traitor?


Actually I need to pull out of the 40k tale. Sorry, fellas. I'll hop on next season.


I am in for 2000 points of Orks.

Sorry you have to drop out unheilig, but razormasticator has jumped in at just the right time to replace your 2000 points of Orks (welcome back razor :))!


Sorry to be a pain but can my Dark Eldar be shunted down to 500 points and can I do Grey Knights for 2500 please!

'Tis done.


I am new to warseer but would like to jump at the chance to try to get an army finished!

Could I sign up for 2000 points of Dark Angels?

Welcome to Warseer, and welcome to the Tale of 40k Painters!


I've have decided to join the tale again, I really enjoyed last year and the motivation really helped with my orks, so yet again I will be making 1000pts of orks as I still have loads to loot and paint! and I am going to experiment and put in 500pts of Dark Eldar to try and improve my painting.

Welcome back pudsey!

iPaint
17-08-2011, 00:16
I'll sign up for most likely 1500 pts of Dark Eldar, or close to it. This will give me a second place to post my progress as I paint up a 2250 pt army, some of which has already been completed for a different challenge.

~iPaint

Lord Setra
17-08-2011, 10:19
Sign me up for 2000pts of Space Wolves.

Just returned to the hobby after a long break so this should help to keep me motivated to get back into the game!

misterboff
17-08-2011, 15:10
I'll sign up for most likely 1500 pts of Dark Eldar, or close to it. This will give me a second place to post my progress as I paint up a 2250 pt army, some of which has already been completed for a different challenge.

~iPaint


Sign me up for 2000pts of Space Wolves.

Just returned to the hobby after a long break so this should help to keep me motivated to get back into the game!

Welcome to both of you.

Devilish
18-08-2011, 08:34
This looks interesting. Sign me in for 1500pts Dark Eldar.

My first 40k army I started when it came out, didn't get larger than a Raider and a squad of Warriors due to lack of 40k players. Hopefully this time I'll get a playable force done.

Panzer MkIV
18-08-2011, 11:14
Sorry to be a pain but can you also put me up with 600pts of Imperial Guard? I feel frisky atm: just entering the Tale has already made me paint for 3 nights in a row which is unusal for me to say the least :D

misterboff
18-08-2011, 20:17
This looks interesting. Sign me in for 1500pts Dark Eldar.

My first 40k army I started when it came out, didn't get larger than a Raider and a squad of Warriors due to lack of 40k players. Hopefully this time I'll get a playable force done.


Sorry to be a pain but can you also put me up with 600pts of Imperial Guard? I feel frisky atm: just entering the Tale has already made me paint for 3 nights in a row which is unusal for me to say the least :D

Consider it done guys!

misterboff
20-08-2011, 21:53
On a slightly related note, I've posted a small Apocalypse battle report (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314768) featuring the Deathskull Ork army that I painted up over two previous Tales (and will be adding to this Tale).

f2k
21-08-2011, 09:47
Can I get signed up for...

Well...

Donít know really...

In fact, I havenít actually played 40K since very early in the fourth edition. ďSo then whatĒ, I hear you cry, ďare you doing in this thread?Ē

You see... Even though I sold my armies years ago I still got an awful lot of bitz and gubbinz lying around. Plenty of Orks and Space Marines sprues (and other odds and ends) as well as some Imperial Guard. Got a lot of Fantasy bitz as well, but thatís probably for another thread...

So I figured that I might as well force myself to do some painting. Much the same reason, to be honest, for why I joined the Skirmish painters threat as well.

So, I might just try to get some... Now... Let me see... What to do first...?

* rolls a dice *

Oh, Imperial Guard it is then...

Oh great...

Bugger...

Now, that was probably the most complicated project I could pick. But never mind. All of them have to get done sooner or later so...

Well then...

The plan is to get somewhere between 700 and 1000 points worth of models done. Letís call it 750 points, give and take a bit.

But be warned. This is not really a project designed to get an army onto the battlefield. This is more a modelling and painting project, indulging in my weird dreams and hankering for unhealthy amounts of glue and greenstuff...

misterboff
21-08-2011, 22:12
Oh, Imperial Guard it is then...

The plan is to get somewhere between 700 and 1000 points worth of models done. Letís call it 750 points, give and take a bit.

But be warned. This is not really a project designed to get an army onto the battlefield. This is more a modelling and painting project, indulging in my weird dreams and hankering for unhealthy amounts of glue and greenstuff...

Welcome to the Tale f2k. Don't worry about sticking to Codex army lists or Force Organisation Charts, it's all about the models/points without any restrictions like that.

Zander77
22-08-2011, 04:18
All right misterboff, I'll give it a go again this year. I kind of never really got going last year and kinda never came back, but I'm here to try again. Put me down for 1000 pts of Dark Eldar. It might be more, if I decide to repaint some of my old stuff. I'll write up a list in the next couple days and let you know if anything changes.

f2k
22-08-2011, 17:14
Welcome to the Tale f2k.

Thanks...



Don't worry about sticking to Codex army lists or Force Organisation Charts, it's all about the models/points without any restrictions like that.

That's a good thing as this project is evolving on an almost hourly basis right now...

Ok, so I might be exaggerating, but only a bit...

Raiding my bitz-box I hit paydirt today. Two Leman Russ’ that I had forgotten all about – still shrink-wrapped and with a big 50% off sign on them. I bought them a couple of years ago, I think, when the local Gamestop decided to get rid of all their Games Workshop models.

And, next to them, I found a Baneblade in an opened box. When did I buy this? Dunno… Must have been back when it was first released I think…

As I recall, the intetion was to turn this into Kaptin Irongutz Armared Boyz but since the dice decided on Imperial Guard this year I might as well use them here.

So my Imperial footsloggers have suddenly gotten themselves a fair bit of mechanized punch. I’ll probably build the Russ’ (almost) straight out of the box, but the Baneblade is going to get a rather heavy makeover, turning it (if all goes well) into a Stormhammer as that's another long-time dream of mine.

In any case, before I get too long winded (Ha! Too late for that I think…) I’ll probably end up closer to 1500 points with the addition of some super heavy support. However, since this represents such a big lump of points I’ll probably still be looking at some 100 points per month with a big lump of points coming up during the last few months of this. It’s either that, or delay the Stormhammer for some four to six months to keep the monthly total down below 100 points. And that’s, I think, a wee bit too slow.

Hope this is alright…

iPaint
23-08-2011, 07:59
I'll sign up for most likely 1500 pts of Dark Eldar, or close to it. This will give me a second place to post my progress as I paint up a 2250 pt army, some of which has already been completed for a different challenge.

~iPaint

Well, I lied, and this project is being placed on hold, as I have been sucked back into my Imperial Guard force, which is nearing completion on several fronts, but I need to get some sort of driving force to actually finish painting everything.

So, I'll be finishing up my Guard force, which should put me around 4000pts of Guard models, of which about half are nearly finished painted, and maybe the other half are split between unpainted and finished.

So, the goal for each month will be to try and finish painting X number of points of nearly painted models, and fully painting a similar amount of points of the unpainted stuff, most of which is infantry.

I'll be tracking my progress on the front page of my painting log, located here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210465).

Hope that makes sense.

~iPaint

Rikk
23-08-2011, 10:28
Ok after a dismal 700(ish) points last year and not making it past month 6, I would like to try for 1k points of Orks, still have half a megaforce left to paint and when they're done will treat myself to either a Dred or some Kanz.

Hypaspist
23-08-2011, 14:20
I failed at the First Hurdle last year. however, I am all-in-like-Flynn for this one.

2,000 Points of Tyranids (Hive Fleet Frigus) which I am going to get ready for some tournies next year, and if I do well, I may exceed this. :yes:

I've even settled on some dedicated timed painting slots (important for a daddy with a 10 month old daughter) and also settled on a colour scheme.

I *will* complete the tale this year!

Raven667
24-08-2011, 11:10
Could I change from 2k Dark Angels to 1.5k Eldar? I've been bitten by the eldar bug again!

Sgt John Keel
25-08-2011, 16:15
I would like to sign up with 2500 pts rather top heavy (lots of characters and single models) Blood Angels.

Doomseer
26-08-2011, 18:58
@Misterboff - You know when I signed up and pledged 1750pts of Orks and said I'd stick to them this time...

Please switch it to 2000pts of Tyranids!

Thanks:D

f2k
26-08-2011, 19:01
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has trouble sticking to a single army... :D

mcgarnicle
26-08-2011, 22:29
Hi everyone, been skulking about these parts the last while looking at everyone's lovely miniatures so have decided to take the plunge and give the painting a go myself... go easy on me this will be a first attempt at a 40k army :-)

I'll go for 750 pts of Ultramarines along with 750 Tau

I'll also put myself down for 1000 points of BFG Imperials

misterboff
27-08-2011, 08:50
Put me down for 1000 pts of Dark Eldar.

Done. :)


In any case, before I get too long winded (Ha! Too late for that I think…) I’ll probably end up closer to 1500 points with the addition of some super heavy support. However, since this represents such a big lump of points I’ll probably still be looking at some 100 points per month with a big lump of points coming up during the last few months of this. It’s either that, or delay the Stormhammer for some four to six months to keep the monthly total down below 100 points. And that’s, I think, a wee bit too slow.

Hope this is alright…

I've changed you to 1500 points, is that ok?


So, I'll be finishing up my Guard force, which should put me around 4000pts of Guard models, of which about half are nearly finished painted, and maybe the other half are split between unpainted and finished.

So, the goal for each month will be to try and finish painting X number of points of nearly painted models, and fully painting a similar amount of points of the unpainted stuff, most of which is infantry.

I've changed you to Imperial Guard, but how many points do you want me to put you down for?


Ok after a dismal 700(ish) points last year and not making it past month 6, I would like to try for 1k points of Orks, still have half a megaforce left to paint and when they're done will treat myself to either a Dred or some Kanz.


I failed at the First Hurdle last year. however, I am all-in-like-Flynn for this one.

2,000 Points of Tyranids (Hive Fleet Frigus) which I am going to get ready for some tournies next year, and if I do well, I may exceed this. :yes:


Could I change from 2k Dark Angels to 1.5k Eldar? I've been bitten by the eldar bug again!


I would like to sign up with 2500 pts rather top heavy (lots of characters and single models) Blood Angels.


@Misterboff - You know when I signed up and pledged 1750pts of Orks and said I'd stick to them this time...

Please switch it to 2000pts of Tyranids!

Thanks:D

All added/changed!


I'll go for 750 pts of Ultramarines along with 750 Tau

I'll also put myself down for 1000 points of BFG Imperials

Welcome to the Tale mcgarnicle - that's a lot of stuff to pledge!

f2k
27-08-2011, 08:53
I've changed you to 1500 points, is that ok?


That's ok, thanks.

zis
27-08-2011, 12:19
1500p Space wolfs

misterboff
27-08-2011, 13:57
1500p Space wolfs

Welcome aboard zis!

On a Tale related note, I've just reserved a Runtbot and Supa-Kannon to pick up from Forge World at Games Day UK. They'll be part of my 1000 points worth of Orks. :)

mcgarnicle
27-08-2011, 21:41
Welcome to the Tale mcgarnicle - that's a lot of stuff to pledge!


Indeed it is... truth is that I've had the models laying about for a year or so and between college and work just never had a chance to get cracking with painting them.

This thread seems a great way to get motivated so am going to give it a real go :-)

Kalidane
28-08-2011, 05:24
1000 pts of Space Wolves for me thanks

misterboff
28-08-2011, 09:41
1000 pts of Space Wolves for me thanks

Welcome to the Tale Kalidane!

bleedcrimson
28-08-2011, 12:45
Sign me up - 2000pts Space Marines

bleedcrimson
28-08-2011, 12:50
Have i got to use completely untouched models or can i use models that are already basecoated?

f2k
28-08-2011, 12:53
Have i got to use completely untouched models or can i use models that are already basecoated?

I certainly hope that they can be "used" as most of mine for this project are taken straight out of my bitz-box...

juxt
28-08-2011, 14:42
cool idea, can i get in on this with 1000pt of cadian IG please.
i need all the motivation i can get to stop my procrastination.

punkfish
28-08-2011, 17:19
I'll do 1500pts of a mixed guard army. Elysian, Cadian and Arbites

Jonahmaul
28-08-2011, 19:07
bleedcrimson - I've got a few things painted for my marines and if I run into trouble I'm planning to post them rather than joker so that I don't have to drop out. Some of that I will be adding to during the Tale so I may only paint 5 models out of a 10 model squad one month.

TheMaster
29-08-2011, 07:14
sign me up for 1000 points of Black Templars

Green Feevah!
29-08-2011, 08:18
I'd like to join up.

I'll commit to 2000 points of Eldar.

I have a bunch of Eldar coming to me, but most of it won't arrive until October, so for the first month, I'll have to cop-out and use my 200 points to paint Eldrad Ulthran.

burni
29-08-2011, 10:11
i need all the motivation i can get to stop my procrastination.

Exactly my thinking Juxt :)

I'm going to give this a shot. I have a few armies I've stalled on but I think I'll go with 1000pts of Orks please.

Thanks for organising it misterboff!

Walls
29-08-2011, 17:04
Ha Ha Green Feevah signed up. Fool!

I guess I probably should now too. *sigh*.

razormasticator
29-08-2011, 20:44
Yes thanks again MIstaboff for handling the tale yet again. Your work is appreciated!

Terranova
30-08-2011, 10:44
Here goes, First post and and I'm a total techno luddite so if this ends up in the wrong place I'll say sorry now. I know I've left this late but I would love to be included, haven't painted since 1992, been traveling with work and life for twenty years but I'm having my knees rebuilt, so have some down time to fill. Please could you count me in for 1000 points of Orks and I will see how I fair. Cheers Jim

Saim-Hann Lord
31-08-2011, 22:01
Talk about last minute!

1,750 of mono Tzeentch Daemons please! :)

misterboff
01-09-2011, 06:58
Sign me up - 2000pts Space Marines

Done.


Have i got to use completely untouched models or can i use models that are already basecoated?

I certainly hope that they can be "used" as most of mine for this project are taken straight out of my bitz-box...

That's fine.


cool idea, can i get in on this with 1000pt of cadian IG please.
i need all the motivation i can get to stop my procrastination.


I'll do 1500pts of a mixed guard army. Elysian, Cadian and Arbites


sign me up for 1000 points of Black Templars


I'd like to join up.

I'll commit to 2000 points of Eldar.

I have a bunch of Eldar coming to me, but most of it won't arrive until October, so for the first month, I'll have to cop-out and use my 200 points to paint Eldrad Ulthran.


Exactly my thinking Juxt :)

I'm going to give this a shot. I have a few armies I've stalled on but I think I'll go with 1000pts of Orks please.

Thanks for organising it misterboff!

All done.


Ha Ha Green Feevah signed up. Fool!

I guess I probably should now too. *sigh*.

Hi Walls, what army and how many points?


Here goes, First post and and I'm a total techno luddite so if this ends up in the wrong place I'll say sorry now. I know I've left this late but I would love to be included, haven't painted since 1992, been traveling with work and life for twenty years but I'm having my knees rebuilt, so have some down time to fill. Please could you count me in for 1000 points of Orks and I will see how I fair. Cheers Jim


Talk about last minute!

1,750 of mono Tzeentch Daemons please! :)

Done.

misterboff
01-09-2011, 07:00
Hi guys and gals,

The first work in progress (WIP) thread is now up:

The Tale of 40k Painters 2011-2012 MONTH 1 (SEP WIP) (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316006)

Please use that thread from now on.