I thought I'd keep you all updated on a painting challenge that myself and two friends are undertaking. The challenge will be to each paint a 35-point Hordes army as quickly as you can. The winner gets one painted figure from each of the other two "losers" (though getting motivated to paint a full army is pretty sweet). There's no time limit, we just gotta get it finished.
A subtle suggestion of the competition is to display the armies as they're being painted in the LGS I work at, in order to show gamers that painting an army can be done quickly and effectively. All three "contestants" are experienced painters and have painted both in painstaking detail, and for time. Out of all the various games we sell, WM/H seems to be the one that people have the most trouble painting </anecdotal>, therefore we hope to motivate people to slap some paint on their figures.
In any event, I'll be posting some pictures on my gaming blog (it also pops up on the Iron Agenda Blogging Network), so if you'd like you can follow along. I'll be painting a Legion of Everblight force, in the theme of drow (sadly, no cool spider conversions due to time, and lack of ideas); the other Vancouver-based "contestant" will be doing a Skorne force using Army Painter's dipping method, and the third "contestant" is based out of Ontario and will be doing a Cryx force. I'll post some pictures tonight and do a writeup of the army list.
P.S. Coincidentally, I think I'll use this force for Blasted Heath instead of my beloved Retribution. This is my first Hordes army, and I thought I'd debut them in style.