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Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby mcfonz » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:10 pm

The first ever Platypus community project was born out of "the shed". We were talking about a loss of motivation to paint our beloved miniatures - often referred to as painting mojo. So myself and Blackfly decided, that as we both had the same miniature in our painting ques, we'd set a deadline and try and get them done.

For those that have not seen these before, the entire point of the "a-longs" is to provide a deadline to work to and like minded hobbyists to help enthuse ourselves back into some painting (or terrain building) form. It's not really about the best painted miniatures or terrain although it does help to see even great painters suffer blocks at times. It also gives each-other opportunities to ask how we are achieving certain techniques or how we feel about tackling certain types of model etc.

This thread will be updated each time a new project rears its head

Thematic Paint-a-longs

New list for 2017: Thematic PALs!

Ongoing PALs:


Older PALs:



Company Paint Along

  • Every other month we do a PAL focused on a different company each time around. For detailed schedule and completed months see 2016 Company PAL list and schedule. Individual threads will be created as the months arrive. Companies for 2016 are: Citadel, Brindie Collective, Otherworld, Guild of Harmony / Twisted, Wyrd, Privateer Press, Heresy.

  • The Company PALs from 2015 are available on the 2015 Company PAL Calendar. The companies were Citadel, Hasslefree, Fenris, Statuesque, Crooked Dice, Red Box Games, & Reaper Miniatures.


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Re: Past Community-a-long projects

Postby countersunk81 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Great idea - I know this has pushed me a bit to get stuff out there, and it's nice seeing what other people have done too. Great variety in the more open cats' and good to see peoples different takes on a set subject :)
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby wait, what? » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:48 pm

Suggestions...

Theme:
  • Vehicle
  • Not-28
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Cavalry
  • Orktober
  • NMM
  • Banners
  • Civvies
  • The dead
  • Inhuman
  • The Christmas Spirit (i.e. ghosts!)
  • Magic
  • The big guns

Terrain:
  • Tower
  • Dungeons!
  • Water
  • Casualties
  • Ruins
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby blackfly » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:25 am

Good ideas, wait_what. 8)

Added the 2016 Company PAL list above too.
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby wait, what? » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:31 am

ooh, ooh "the christmas spirit"
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby EX-F » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:50 pm

How about one for "Believable Female Miniatures". Minis wouldn't necessarily have to come from BSG but at the very least follow Annie's guidelines.

http://thedicebaglady.net/believable-fe ... tures-why/
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby wait, what? » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:13 pm

sounds like a worthy idea to me
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby blackfly » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:09 pm

wait, what? wrote:Suggestions...

Theme:
  • Vehicle
  • Not-28
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Cavalry
  • Orktober
  • NMM
  • Banners
  • Civvies
  • The dead
  • Inhuman
  • The Christmas Spirit (i.e. ghosts!)
  • Magic
  • The big guns
]


Freehand [ Banners, Shields, Badges, Unit Markings ] ?
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby mcfonz » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:27 pm

I wouldn't mind the idea of a believable female miniatures one.

I really like the idea of promoting this place as we appear to be far more comfortable with a diverse membership base than a great many other places I have visited online for this hobby.
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby countersunk81 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:07 am

mcfonz wrote:I wouldn't mind the idea of a believable female miniatures one.

I really like the idea of promoting this place as we appear to be far more comfortable with a diverse membership base than a great many other places I have visited online for this hobby.


Yup, definitely, I'd be on board with that.

Also freehand one would be great - I REALLY want to work on freehand so it would be great motivation!
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby wait, what? » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:27 pm

likewise I think a PAL covering difficult colours alone would be interesting: PAL yellow, say.
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby Fez » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:32 am

Some more suggestions:

Insanity
Rich
Poor
The Beauty
The Beast
Outcast
Hero
Death
Life
Speed
Broken
Faith

Fur
Metal
Cloth
Skin
Hair
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby wait, what? » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:26 am

All good! suggestions for years to come! maybe next year we should do themes over companies (which are finite after all)
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby blackfly » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:48 am

So April has only a few weeks left. . . . what's next May-July?

Existing suggestions:

Theme:
  • Vehicle
  • Not-28
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Cavalry
  • Orktober
  • NMM
  • Banners
  • Civvies
  • The dead
  • Inhuman
  • The Christmas Spirit (i.e. ghosts!)
  • Magic
  • The big guns
  • Freehand [ Banners, Shields, Badges, Unit Markings
  • Insanity
  • Rich
  • Poor
  • The Beauty
  • The Beast
  • Outcast
  • Hero
  • Death
  • Life
  • Speed
  • Broken
  • Time
  • Faith
  • Fur
  • Metal
  • Cloth
  • Skin
  • Hair


Anything there grab your collective interest?

New suggestions?
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby ALizardInCrimson » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:36 am

"excessively cute" ?
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby soldado » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:23 am

Not "the dead" definitly not "the dead"

Maybe vehicle?
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby wait, what? » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:52 am

soldado wrote:Not "the dead" definitly not "the dead"


:rofl:

I could go for vehicle, bit of a push to get meryl done - but anything is cool for me
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Re: Community-A-Long Projects - Masterlist

Postby countersunk81 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:34 am

Not-28 or vehicle would be a good shout for me :D
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