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There are a lot of talented painters out there in the blogsphere and I wanted to do a project involving some of the folks I've traded advice and compliments with over the months/years… so A Tale of 3 Painters was born.
The premise is simple – three bloggers paint up some models in their own unique styles and we track the collective progress and the end results.
However, things took a bit of a twist and so, rather than comparing different ways to paint the same model, we're going to paint up a handful of models then auction them off for charity.
So who's involved and which figures to paint?
The Lair of the Breviks –
"I started the hobby over 20 years ago playing (and painting) Advanced Heroquest, and worked my way through the Games Workshop range culminating in WH40K. I've always been more of a painter than a player though, and in 2009 a small squad of Nurgle Space Marines made it through to the final round of judging at Golden Demon. In the last year I've been a regular contributor of painting articles to the Ancible magazine, and now I paint anything and everything I can get my hands on, including Malifaux, Infinity, Freebooter's Fate, Reaper and classic Citadel Miniatures. If it's a miniature and needs paint, I'll give it a go..."
28mm Victorian Warfare –
"A love of history, a penchant for old war films and a refusal to grow up; all conspiring factors that find me painting small ‘toy’ soldiers as a hobby. I started painting historical miniatures a couple of years ago, with the blog 28mm Victorian Warfare following shortly afterwards. The whole affair was conceived as a form of cathartic expression; a much needed balance to an increasingly demanding career, but I am proud to confess is now a fully-fledged obsession. Yet to roll a die in anger, I find myself constantly distracted by a myriad of ideas that this most wholesome of hobbies provides; perhaps one day I’ll actually finish one of them!"
Mike "Dark Templar" Reynolds –
"I've been painting models for 20 years, only recently painting for the love of it rather than for gaming purposes. I have painted models for WH Fantasy, WH40k, Warmachine, Hordes, Malifaux, Necromunda, Flames of War, Confrontation and Hybrid – yet to touch anything historical. As has been highlighted on the blog elsewhere, I'm quite a slow painter and something of a perfectionist which means I have a constant backlog residing on my paint tray!"
However, before the painting starts I have to build the models!
THE AUDIENCE – YOU!
Can I ask anyone with a blog of their own or Twitter account to shout about this project and link to this page. We'd like to raise as much as we can from the project and your help would be appreciated – plus hopefully you'll have a few weeks of entertainment to boot.
You can of course support us by donating directly to Cancer Research UK if you don't want to bid – donation page can be found here. I have added a donation button on the blog for the duration of the project, all contributions going to the charity.
Thank you for reading this – hope you enjoy watching our progress, any and all support is appreciated. Stay tuned for the first update…
As much as we are enjoying this project, it is for charity. If you enjoy reading about our progress please donate towards our final total – even if it's only £1 – via the donate button at the top of the page or on the Cancer Research UK website directly.
Follow Andy's progress here
Follow Michael's progress here
Follow Mike's progress here
Thanks again for your support!