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  • #838
    orc
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    Dear All

    I want to do a proposal to all of you…. what do you thing if we do a Mithril Painters league? the idea is promove mithril miniatures and try the people paint their miniatures. we can include more themes and diferent contest like for example:

    “Best single miniature” (can accept conversions using mithril miniatures parts)
    “Best Diorama” (no need explain to much about this)
    ‘best Mithril unit” (5 or more miniatures)
    …….????

    All people who want to participate must put 10-15 euros (for a hole year so he has the right to participate in all contest inside this year). this money is going to help to pay the Forum expenses.
    All month we celebrate these contest….choose the best work by theme…and the end of the year….the people choose the best one from the winners!
    We can talk with mithril.ie….may be they can accept…the final winner…has the right to decide his own mithril miniature? like the fellowship members but without votes hehehe ….If they don’t accept….with part of the money we are going to put for “inscription” we can buy a mithril award to the winner? …
    We can do a pull, and let the people decide who is the winner! We can talk with Mithril.ie to show the “competition” in their web…and another forums…. to give more live to this project/Forum!

    Is only one idea….let me know what do you thing….come on guys!!!!!….:D

    #33029
    orc
    Participant

    Dear All

    I want to do a proposal to all of you…. what do you thing if we do a Mithril Painters league? the idea is promove mithril miniatures and try the people paint their miniatures. we can include more themes and diferent contest like for example:

    “Best single miniature” (can accept conversions using mithril miniatures parts)
    “Best Diorama” (no need explain to much about this)
    ‘best Mithril unit” (5 or more miniatures)
    …….????

    All people who want to participate must put 10-15 euros (for a hole year so he has the right to participate in all contest inside this year). this money is going to help to pay the Forum expenses.
    All month we celebrate these contest….choose the best work by theme…and the end of the year….the people choose the best one from the winners!
    We can talk with mithril.ie….may be they can accept…the final winner…has the right to decide his own mithril miniature? like the fellowship members but without votes hehehe ….If they don’t accept….with part of the money we are going to put for “inscription” we can buy a mithril award to the winner? …
    We can do a pull, and let the people decide who is the winner! We can talk with Mithril.ie to show the “competition” in their web…and another forums…. to give more live to this project/Forum!

    Is only one idea….let me know what do you thing….come on guys!!!!!….:D

    #33031
    Milo
    Participant

    This is very new and good idea. I am in, and it might help me to take my brushes out from the attic.

    It’s always a good feeling to see a member bringing friendship, life and spirit here, even when it is an orc. 😎

    #33032
    ddaines
    Participant

    Interesting idea Orc ;)

    #33034
    Thingol
    Participant
    ddaines wrote:
    Interesting idea Orc ;)

    Indeed…. hm

    #33041
    Gerold
    Participant

    I’m all in.
    But in fact I don’t need a competition to do paintwork. It’s stronger than myself, I just have to paint those damned Mithril figures and I do my best to give them the best look I can. With or without competition.
    Seeing the pictures of painted figures of someone else, even if it’s an orc, it inspires me to paint my own.
    Look out for some pictures from me in near future…

    #33050
    Gavin
    Participant

    It’s an idea.

    Hopefully, very soon, I can devote more time to painting. I’ve sort of let things slip in the last few years. Time to up my game again.

    #33054
    Maenas
    Participant

    It’s a neat idea… I will throw in another related one, a simplified version maybe…
    (Copied this idea from Coolminiornot site, were a user “webmonkey” organizes them there)

    Each month or every-other month we can open a thread with a common theme such as “ladies”, “maya” “trolls” “fighting dudes” or like “bearers of the rings” and people make a list with their participation, once the inscription period is over, we continue on that very thread to share our progress in the project (serves as a proof that you are actually painting the mini during the period), at the end we must put a picture of the finished mini at a certain date, then we start voting each others work and at the end we will have a winner. Without prizes, without too much pressure (only to finish the mini up to a certain date) and with the feeling of sharing our processes and learning from each other.

    Here is the link on the first I had participated, it was this July:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?60512-July-quot-Gods-and-Monsters-quot-Contest

    #33063
    orc
    Participant

    Good Idea Master Maenas!!!, so…. we can start next month and let the people decide if they want to joing us!

    Any idea to choose the Theme every month? By other side need someone to write to mithril.ie and explain ours idea, I hope they can suport this project like to show some photos from the contest in their web!! Who can do this?

    Come on Guys!!! let’s do it!!!!!!:D:D:D

    #33065
    gondolin
    Participant

    Count me in!:D

    #33083
    Maenas
    Participant
    orc wrote:
    …/…. By other side need someone to write to mithril.ie and explain ours idea, I hope they can suport this project like to show some photos from the contest in their web!! Who can do this?/…

    I would say, let’s try it and if we get it working and with people participating we can then try to contact mithril with some “results” in hand ;)

    Let’s start a list with monthly ideas (numbers just for reference and/or future randomization):

    1. Ladies and lassies of middle earth
    2. Maya month, and it is not the bee!
    3. Trolls or the thing you don’t want to face in the night.
    4. Fighting dudes, like in the batman tv show or even better.
    5. Ringbearers, Hey I did wear it, you don’t?
    6. Black is the absence of colour, or the Nazgul month
    7. Manly men, or how to wear a long beard and it’s multiple uses
    8. Mikea or middle earth furniture, plants and nature friends
    9. Plate armour, is it a myth or not?
    10. To the spears!! or the month of the rider
    11. Are all orcs green?
    12. The third breakfast or how to became a good hobbit by “the attic warden”
    13. Is it hot down there? or the “southern thing” month
    14. To elf or not to elf or the “do they have pointy ears?” month.
    15. Postcards from middle earth, or which vignette I choose for this month?

    Well I wanted to put in some distinctive names “to break the ice” as we say in my country, everyone can add more!!

    Edited point 11, to change it according to arthadan’s suggestion.

    #33085
    Arthadan
    Participant

    I think is a great idea, could give me an excuse to paint more Mithril… however I’m a quite slow painter and I don’t know if one month would suffice.

    By the way, I suggest renaming the #11: 11. Are all middle earth orcs green?

    I think it should be “no green orcs in Middle-earth”… at least according to Tolkien :P

    #33086
    Maenas
    Participant

    Yup you are completely right Arthadan, and that’s precisely the intention of tue 11.th question, just to give relevance to it xD
    But maybe putting “Are all orcs green?” would have been better so I proceed to change it now ^^
    On the dates and periods of painting they will be a little bit flexible, no worries, this is not a super active site either so longer periods should be expected ;)

    #33087
    Milo
    Participant

    Master Maenas, I thank you for all these very goodsuggestions! I thinks it is good enough to start in october, no matter which ones. :P

    #33088
    Arthadan
    Participant
    Maenas wrote:
    Yup you are completely right Arthadan, and that’s precisely the intention of tue 11.th question, just to give relevance to it xD

    Point taken! :)

    If we’re going to have more than one month consider me in!

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