Sunday, May 3, 2015

6MMRPC Wrap Up!

So. Here it is 2 months after the 1st Annual 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge, or 6MMRPC ended and I'm just now getting around to doing my wrap up post. Whew I need to slow down and remove some stress from my life.

The challenge seemed to go over very well for the folks that participated. While not everyone followed the rules to the T, everybody has said they enjoyed it, and produced more in the 6 months than they had in a long time! So I'm chocking that up as a win! 

I personally took a lot of encouragement and fun from the challenge, and made some friends along the way. I sincerely hope everybody comes back for the 2ND Annual 6MMRPC!

I borrowed the soon to be copyrighted, and patented format that Mr. Brawley over at The Tower of the Archmage blog came up with. Thanks Dave!

Basically, a rehash of the "rules" followed by my success or lack there of:

1. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker card.  Like in a deck of cards, you get two jokers to use on a figure purchase.  Could be a blister pack, an ebay bundle, or a single can't splurge. 

I was accused of splurging when I bought the Space Hulk game from GW. Other than that, I don think I used my official 2nd joker. So I'm calling this one a success!

 2.  Gifts do not count against you. Christmas and or birthdays etc. Also, if you're given gift cards by your hobby illiterate family or friends, you can without penalty use them on anything you want miniatures wise.  

- I celebrated Christmas and my Bday during the challenge, and walked away with large quantities of miniatures and other wargaming materials, mountain actually grew ALOT. So while I didn't break the rules, I'm counting this as a FAIL.

 3.  Paints, terrain (or materials), and other hobby supplies do not apply to the no purchasing rule.

4.  At least one hobby related blog post and/or Instagram update a week.  If you instagram, be sure to hashtag your pic with #6MMRPC.

- This is a mixed bag of success. I was terrible at posting every week. But I did have many blog posts and Instagram photos throughout. I'm counting this as a success!

 5.  Zombtober will be part of the 6 month challenge so, Zombie related stuff during October is ENCOURAGED. 

- Other than Dark Ages, my zombie apocalypse collection saw a huge boost in finished items. So, SUCCESS!

Here are a few stats - then I'll post my favorite pics from the challenge:

Total Figs Painted During the Challenge = 120 Figures

Finished Terrain Pieces = 17

Those are my favorites. Stay tuned for news very soon of the 2nd Annual 6MMRPC!


  1. Great stuff David! I'm definitely in for the next! My favourites from the things you got finished were the berserkers and the Jomsviking warlord! Lovely figures and lovely paintjobs! Here's to the next one!

  2. Well done sir! My faves are your zombies and post apoc types.

  3. Nice work David! Well done with the challenge, it was a pleasure taking part with you!

  4. Good to see where you ended on this! Well done sir! (My fav's of your work were the vikings - inspired me to go start my own Dark ages project. Though now I have both a Viking AND a Saxon army to have to paint! >_<)