Since the board as seen quite a lot of new members recently, I'd think this might be a good opportunity for another challenge to get some minis painted.
The motto for this year shall be:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
So at least three miniatures should be painted, how you define the motto for your choice of miniatures is up to you. As for the time, I'd suggest June 15th - August 15th, but this is no strictly boundary.
No, you don't, it depends on how you define the motto for you... It could be that you define Balkron as both Bad and Ugly, or you could choose four valkyries as the Good. It's totally up to you. Maybe you even find a good, ugly, bad(ass) miniature that would define all three descriptions.
I've decided to take a different sort of interpretation; here's what I'll be painting:
The good: finish my current painting project - Kumite, 2 ashigarus, and an ashigaru standard bearer - AND the next project I've got in mind - an ashigaru musician and a ninja goblin.
The bad: only finish my current project.
The ugly: finish everything for "the good" but also a dai-baekemono, a bushi, and an elemental of fire.
My rationale is that a good goal would be to finish my current painting project and some additional models. I would consider a bad outcome to only be to paint my current project by august 15th. An ugly goal would be to have all 10 models painted by the end date - but definitely doable!
I wanted to paint the Angels of Light since two years, at least, and now I really want to start them. The bases are already in the style of my Lions, Sessair, and Cynwall. They are my "Good" choice. Balkron obviously the "Bad" boy in here, and I really don't like the old dwarf sculpts, so he's the "Ugly". But my daughter chose a while ago the minis I should paint next, because I was in a kind of no mood for painting so far this year and wanted to let the little one decide. She picked both Balkron and the dwarf, so here we go.
How do you post pictures? I've got a couple goblins done
You need to upload your images to a 3rd party image hosting site first. Photobucket used to be the most common from what I saw, but they don't work anymore, so people started going elsewhere. For instance, my recent photos are on imgur. I don't know if there is a "best" hosting site, but most of them do the bare minimum required for posting images to most hobby forums.
After getting your image uploaded to a site, you'll then need to make a post, and in that post, you'll see an icon for linking an image to your post. You'll want to copy the web address for the image you uploaded, and that's the link you'll want to use.