Archive for the ‘Merit Award’ Category

Merit Award Sponsor : Azalean Models

February 1, 2011

Azalean Models Logo

Sheffield Irregulars is pleased to announce that Azalean Models will be sponsoring the Merit Award for our monthly painting challenges, starting with the February Challenge: Rubble. (more…)

Wounded painting challenge: Results

January 22, 2011

Despite there only being two entries for the Wounded painting challenge (yes, we’ll keep rubbing it in), the scores were actually fairly close.

Find out who will be receiving the Merit Award for Dec/Jan below.


Red Challenge: Results

December 7, 2010

The votes have been counted…

Each entry was score out of 10 for how well it suited the theme (Red) and out of 10 for style – so a maximum 20 points.

The total is then divided by the number of votes to create an average score per entry.


Red challenge: feedback

December 7, 2010

Voting has now closed and the results of the November painting challenge: Red are being calculated.

While you’re waiting to find out who gets the Merit Award this month, why not check out the feedback left for our entrants.

Thanks to all those who voted and took the time to comment.


Red challenge entries

November 22, 2010

Theme: Red

Deadline: Sunday November 28th, 6pm London time

How to enter the challenge:

Post a comment on this thread and include:

  • A short title for your model (to be used on the voting form)
  • Some info on what you were trying to achieve, any techniques you used, how you found it.
  • A link to an online photo of your entry

A voting form will be made available on Sunday after the deadline where everyone can make helpful comments and score each entry on how well it meets the theme, and for style (scoring is anonymous). Voting will be open for about a week and the results and comments will be posted on this site.

Remember, our challenges are supposed to be fun, a chance to learn or try something new, or just to show off your mad skills! It’s not about being the best painter, it’s about pushing yourself and self improvement.

Looking forward to seeing your entries!

Seeing red

October 14, 2010

As previously mentioned the monthly painting challenge has trailed off recently – but it’s back!

The November challenge theme is simply: Red

rojo sobre negro (mosaico) by -Merce- on Flickr used under Creative Commons license.


Salvage – the July painting challenge

July 20, 2010

The theme for the July painting challenge was: Salvage, and with the deadline rapidly approaching (Sunday, 6pm) it’s time to let you post your entries.

Photo by code poet on Flickr via Creative Commons license

I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been working on for this, as it’s a pretty open brief.


Alien Skin – the results

July 5, 2010

And the results are in… it was a very close contest this time around, with our Alien Skin themed entries.

One again, only three members got their entries finished in time – can we get more people entering in July?

We ask our members to score each entry out of 10 for how well it suits the theme: Alien Skin, and then out of 10 for style – giving a maximum 20 points.

The scores are added for each entry and then divided by the number of voters to create an average score out of 20.


Alien Skin – the feedback

July 5, 2010

Thank you all for commenting and scoring the entries for the June painting challenge: Alien Skin.
The voting is anonymous, but we always ask for friendly, helpful comments to provide feedback for the members who took the time to enter.

We run a strict ‘no meanness’ policy, so you won’t ever get hurtful comments – if you’ve taken the time and effort to paint something, we believe you should be given some respect it.


Alien Skin – the vote

June 28, 2010

Three entries for this month’s painting challenge: Alien Skin, one Ork and two Tau entries.

It’s great to see different models and styles, as well as new ideas and approaches.

Remember, you can paint miniatures from ANY manufacturer for our challenges. There really is no limit!

Please look at each entry carefully, then use our voting form to score each entry:

  • Out of 10 for how it meets the theme: Alien Skin
  • Out of 10 for style

Then leave some friendly, helpful comments – with only 3 entries this isn’t going to take you too long, so give it a go!

Remember, if you entered, then you must vote!