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pawl #3934

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Just one model - 2022
Hello and welcome to the first ever 'Just One Model' challenge! 😁
This challenge is designed as a simple and low-stress way to help keep you motivated and painting throughout the year, with a simple of goal of "at least one finished model per month". Nice and simple!

There are a couple of rules, but they're also easy to work with:
1. For each month you intend to take part you swear an oath (because we like to be dramatic!) to complete at least one model. By 'complete' I refer to the model being both painted and based to a standard that you would call 'finished'. Oaths will be made at the beginning of each month, providing that any prior models have been completed.
2. For each oath undertaken you must supply a photo to show that your model is not already complete. Ideally your models should still be on-sprue or built but not undercoated, however in the spirit of the challenge anything that's not had too much work is fine.
3. Each oath must be completed, with a second photo for proof, by the end of the month. Photos will be accepted until the 3rd of the following month (on an honour system - you should have your models finished before this) as we know that people are busy!

A couple of additional things to note:

Your oaths don't have to be linked, or be related to any armies you're collecting. It doesn't matter what you paint, so long as you do!

You can swear to paint as many models as you wish, you don't have to limit yourself to only one per month. However you are then bound to that oath, and must complete all the models or face the possibility of failure!

In the event that you fail to complete your oath then you will have failed for the month, however you can still take part in the following months! You can even use the next month to take up the same oath again, if you wish!

Should you fail an oath, you have the option the following month only to swear an oath of redemption: if you complete the model/s in your original oath then the month of the original oath is considered complete. This then leaves you free to make a new oath for the current month.
(for example an oath failed in June can be retaken (or 'redeemed') in July. Upon completion of the oath the month of June is then considered passed (or 'redeemed'), leaving you free to make an oath again for July)

For those who wish to paint very large models (like titans, for example) you may make a three or six month pledge. So long as you complete the model within the sworn time-frame you are considered to have completed the challenge for all months.
Note: all oaths must be completed by the end of December, so don't make a six month oath in November!

So, here's how it works.
At the start of the month I will make a post in this topic announcing that oaths can be made. Each member taking part should then reply like so:

I {MEMBER NAME} do take an oath for the month of {MONTH} to complete {MODEL/S}, for the glory of {YOUR PATRON OF CHOICE}.
[PICTURE]
The formatting is of course very important for the overall dramatic effect!

I will keep a record of all the oaths, and can mark each member as having completed theirs when they reply again with a finished photo. We then repeat the process each month, while I keep a running tally of everybody's achievements.
This topic will be used for making your oaths, showing us your work-in-progress updates, encouraging each other and also for submitting your finished photos.

A (vaguely) up to date progress sheet can be found here:
Oh, and did I mention the reward badges?!
There are four badges you can earn from this contest. Each badge will be awarded a maximum of once, regardless of the number of times you meet the criteria.

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Oath Fulfilled
This badge is awarded for completing an oath during the Just One Model 2022 challenge.

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Oath Broken
This badge is awarded for failing to complete an oath during the Just One Model 2022 challenge.

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Oath Redeemed
This badge is awarded for successfully redeeming a failed oath during the Just One Model 2022 challenge, and will replace the corresponding Oath Breaker badge.

The fourth badge? We'll just see if anybody manages to earn it. πŸ˜‰
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pawl #3943

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Current progress: link

January roundup: link
February roundup: link
March roundup: link
April roundup: link
May roundup: link
June/July roundup: link
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the_real_iron_hand #3966

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I really like this idea as usually even with my rubbish pain I can manage one mini... (hope I didn't just jinx myself!)

Does it have to be unique to the board or can I do one model but submit in multiple locarions for other hobby challenges (eg hobby discord, DRPA)?

Cheers!
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pawl #3968

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The model I'm intending to paint (I'll be asking for oaths soon!) is the same one I'm planning for the DRPA contest I think. 😁

This isn't meant to be too serious - just an easy way to encourage those who don't paint often enough (πŸ˜‡) to actually get something done!
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the_real_iron_hand #3969

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Sweet, thanks very much! ^^ I am glad we can do multi-month oaths, Karazai is going to take forever when he comes back from the kitbasher who's converting him for me!
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pawl #3971

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It would be a bit mean to expect someone to drop something like a titan in a single month! πŸ˜‚ who's Karazai though?
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pawl #3974

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...yeah, I would say that's maybe not a one month oath. Not the way I paint, anyway πŸ˜…
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James #3977

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Well I am debating about putting a dragon as my J1M path actually πŸ˜‚πŸ²
Thankfully its alot smaller than that one.
Who's the kitbasher you speak of @the_real_iron_hand ?
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Stephen #3983

pawl wrote: ↑02 Jan 22, 22:10 This isn't meant to be too serious - just an easy way to encourage those who don't paint often enough (πŸ˜‡) to actually get something done!
Ever feel like something is directly aimed at you?
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