Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2nd Annual 6 month mountain reduction and painting challenge (6MMRPC)

The pre-season has begun! David at Spiderweb of History has taken the lead on burnishing the rules and started the collective dash of lemmings towards the mountains of lead.

 6MMRPC was a GREAT boon to my productivity last year (and this for that matter). It was quite fun to see fellow painters projects (or randomness) proceed and wonderful to have folks commenting with encouragement and suggestions.

While it may seem difficult, it's a very chill group and very few people managed to fulfill all the requirements (weekly postings were pretty hard). Even if it *reduces* your rate of miniature gain, you are ahead. It would be lovely to have more company, so any readers are welcome.

Actual rules (copied/pasted from David's post) posted after the break....

Alright everybody, it's time for the 2nd Annual 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge or 6MMRPC.  We've changed up the time frame - it's going to run from June 1, 2015 thru November 30, 2015.  This avoids Christmas.  There have also been a few rules changes, and some exciting additions IN BOLD.

1. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker.  You get three jokers to use on a figure purchase.  Could be a blister pack, an ebay bundle, or a single figure...you can't splurge. The only exception to this rule is if you need bitz or A FIGURE (Singular) to complete a unit/warband etc.

1.1 - There is an opportunity to "earn" additional jokers.  If you complete an entire project (whole unit/army/warband etc.) with pictures of starting, WIP, and completion, you earn yourself a Joker. 

2.  Gifts do not count against you. Holidays, 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.

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

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

6.  Anyone that wants to submit a before and after picture of a miniature that they are proud of completing during the course of the challenge to dmcffd@gmail.com will be entered into the running for a gift certificate to a online wargaming store of their choice.  Judging will be by an un-biased person.  Amount on the gift certificate will be dictated by winners nationality but should work out to about $30 U.S. I (Spiderweb of History) will not be eligible to win. 

So spread the word folks, and lets make this an even better challenge than the last!

For those looking for additional info about this madness, please check out -

6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge Master List 


The 6MMRPC Facebook Group 

We look forward to seeing you there!


  1. Nice to see you are on board again mate! Looking forward to seeing what you paint up!

  2. Thanks Dai. It's nice timing, I was just struggling to get my painting habits back on track.

    Do you think you'll work up to a tournament painting project again?

    1. Perhaps. I have a late war British tank company that could be painted up if the right tourney was run,.... :)

  3. Glad you're back aboard mate! Really looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this time around!

    1. I expect it will be much more random than when I had the russian naps to work on. Hopefully it includes lots of half finished stuff though!