Thursday, 14 April 2011

Lots of Other Things

As well as our little endeavour, there are a few other corners of the interwebs devoted to raising money for various worthwhile causes. To highlight this we've added a page which lists the ones we've been able to find. If there are any out there that we've missed, let us know and we'll add them. All we ask in return is a little corner of your world to let people know about us.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Timelines and Other Important Stuff

When we first started discussing the possibility of raising money for Child's Play through a painting competition, there were a few things that we needed to get sorted out; if anyone was interested in helping and what type of army we would build amongst others.

Thankfully we managed to get nine guys from the forums who were not only willing to give up their time; but who would either donate the models they had pledged from their own collections or buy them especially for the project.

One of the guys, AridMonk, also offered to act as the point of distribution and to add the final touches such as decals and basing to ensure that the army has a 'uniform' feel to it. The next thing was to ensure that we had a timeline to work to. So far we're on schedule, with the folks taking part having between now and the 1st September to get their models painted and shipped to Arid. That sounds like a long time away but it's actually only leaving around four months for us to raise the profile of the project and get folks interested in contributing, and it is important for a couple of reasons: to ensure that the models are painted to the highest standard possible and to get everything together for when we open the fundraising part of the project.

This is designed to coincide with the Relic News Forums annual Appeal on behalf of Child's Play, and anything we raise here will be added to their total.

There's a stark reality here; we're up against similar charity projects being run by various other folks on the internet, most notably the Heroes of Armageddon army build, and there is a real chance that a form of 'charity fatigue' may occur which will affect our efforts. All that means in reality, is that we're going to have to work twice as hard to ensure that we can raise our profile, and that's where we'd like to ask you to help.

If you feel inclined, simply copy the image below and add the following url to bring folks to the page. We can't offer anything other than thanks for this, but trust me, we will be grateful.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Thanks to IHoP

We're slowly but surely getting there on building the blog up. There's been a couple of the team taking part added with more to come as they arrive.

I'd like to say a big thanks to the folks over at International House of Paincakes for adding us to their blogroll. It really is much appreciated. The numbers on the Facebook page are slowly but surely climbing, many thanks to everyone who has 'Liked' us there.

Over the next few days I'll be posting some info on the timeframes that we'll be aiming to hit with regards to painting and basing etc.


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Paint Scheme

This is a test mini put together very quickly by one of the guys who's taking part, Skrzyp. 

He also came up with a paint scheme for everyone to follow so that there's some uniformity about the project.

Armor color: Red Gore
Shoulder color: Bleached Bone
Trim: Chaos Black
Eyes: Green (Snot/Goblin Green?)
Bolters: Boltgun Metal with Chaos Black casings
Fancy Bits: Gold

More to come on the bases; but all of the minis will be getting sent to a central point for basing.