Thursday, August 8, 2013
Redemption of the Fallen - Charity Army Raffle!
Three years ago, I was involved in the very cool Storm Wardens Charity Army build. We raised around $16,000 for Doctors Without Borders.
Two years ago, I was involved in the even cooler Heroes Of Armageddon Charity Army Builds. We raised around $34,000 for Doctors Without Borders/
Last year, I took a break.
This year, I was going to take another break, but when I heard that one of the team members had suffered because of a fire, I offered to lighten his load. Turns out he preferred to keep on painting (to help keep his spirits up), but another one of the painters broke his arm. There was still a place for me on the team.
This cool, annual event was initially started by Mike and John from the Santa Cruz Warhammer blog. They ran the first two events very skillfully, but suffered some burnout in year two (co-ordinating four armies and over 20 volunteer painters can be madness). In 2012, Falk, from Tabletop Fix took over the reigns and guided a team through a successful project.
This year, Tim Williamson (of the Tau of War blog) has joined forces with the NOVA Open team to make another Charity Army Build a reality. This is a pretty tight one, just six painters on the original team, but all of them very accomplished.
Click on the link here to see more photos of the army, and buy a few more tickets. The money goes to one of the best causes you can find around the world - Doctors Without Borders.
Here is my completed contribution to the Redemption Of The Fallen army, a squad of six Ravenwing bikers (kitted out with a power fist and two meltaguns, great tank hunters).
I chose the "7" for their shoulder pads as I'm the "ringer", the lucky seventh painter on the project : )
The bases were donated by Justin from Secret Weapon Miniatures. I'm looking forward to catching up with Justin at the NOVA Open this year, and maybe buying him a Manhattan or two.