Iron Sleet Invitational – ‘All your bases are belong to us”

ironsleet-invitational_3What an amazing first month of Iron Sleet! We are most grateful and excited about the support and activity and have something special in store for you. The Invitational’s aim to be the most amazing celebration of Games Workshop miniatures and storytelling. The first one looks at the exciting new bases released and lets the participants to pick any three of those available.

Iron Sleet Invitational 1 – All your Bases Are Belong To Us
  • pick a strong theme that studies the Warhammer 40000 universe, or it’s history!
  • build and convert 3 models that are
  • each based on a differently sized citadel base that have been creatively enhanced to really tell the narrative and make it a group. (25, 32, 40, 50, 60mm… or biker base, or flyer or…)
  • we encourage to make the three individuals as different in physique, stature, movement, category as possible, while maintaining the group identity.
  • start and announce of invitational February 1st
  • WIP pictures in Black and White from all contestants March 1st. (but many bloggers intend to share their progress as they go, including us!)
  • Final results of finished miniatures April 1st

We’ve collected an incredible cast of friends and creative hobbyists and given them this brief. We also have pretty exciting plans ourselves to tackle this in style. However – Everyone should feel free to do this. We will make sure we feature and provide a forum for all the work born from this. And invite more people next time. Reason we have gone the invitational route is to make sure we have dedication and focus instead of big excitement and talk and very little results and walk as happens in almost all online challenges. These three models can be part of your on going project too, but equally creating something new that you’d like to explore for 3 models only.

Stay tuned,

Kari, Mikko and Migs

Migs

28 thoughts on “Iron Sleet Invitational – ‘All your bases are belong to us”

  1. Very fun guys! This is just the thing I need to get started on what has been a directionless pile of plastics in my shelf.

    Since I’m the first one out I’ll ask the “obvious” questions.
    1) can everyone participate?
    2) where do I send the pics?
    3) how many and what format?

    Again, cheers! This should be fun either way 🙂

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      1. Everyone should feel free to do this. We will make sure we feature and provide a forum for all the work born from this. And invite more people next time. Reason we have gone the invitational route is to make sure we have dedication and focus and not big excitement and talk and very little results and walk as happens in almost all online challenges 🙂

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  2. I`m a bit confused. Bases, which bases are we talking about exactly ? Any bases you want or some particular GW bases ? Loving the idea.

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  3. Fantastic way to start off the year! I look forward to seeing what our community can create.

    Thank you for the invitation! This will be the first time in 6 years that I have painted anything. Lots of work to be done!

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  4. This looks like fun! I’d love to jump back into painting and modeling and play from the sidelines on this project, but with my wife due to deliver our 2nd child in two weeks, there’s no way I’d have the time.

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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  5. I am in the process of.building my Imperial Fists army and quick escalation of buying stuff kept me far away from converting my yellow guys. Do we need to just convert minis before 1st March or paint them as well?

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  6. just cant conform ever and when i start i tend to burn thru until finished so sorry no WIPS – im two down third one this saturday – but no reveal until spring and im not going to measure the base sizes either, but they are all different …….

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  7. This is a great idea and I really look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Mixing base sizes (and figure sizes) in units/warbands is a great idea and something I’ve tried to do with my Navigators. The new 32mm bases do have a lot of potential …

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    1. Just read the rules and get started. We will provide an email address soon for submitting. Work. It’s not a competition though, it’s a celebration of the hobby 🙂

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  8. Truly awe-inspiring work seen so far! You guys give credit to the hobby we all learned to love!

    I’m just too sad to find this invitational a little too late. Did start a new group for Inq28 anyway – just for pure inspiration you guys have given me! THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

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