I don't know if you have heard about it, but there's a new miniature exchange going on, on the website of Cool Mini Or Not. It's the 34th time they organize this.
What is the idea behind this exchange project?
Essentially a group of us get together from all over the world, dig through our piles of goodies, and ship off two (or more) miniatures that we're interested in seeing someone else paint. You, in turn, wait for a package from another individual with miniatures that you are supposed to paint as well (but hardly anyone ever does.) So, basically, what happens is that you put your name down for the exchange and then when the sign-up period is over, all the names will be dumped into a virtual hat to be drawn out randomly. The first name drawn gets to send their unloved miniatures to the second person, the second person sends to the third, and so on. At the end, the last person sends to the first. Instead of being a direct one-to-one exchange, we follow the order in which the names are drawn.
I did this once before and i liked it. I got nice miniatures. Here is a picture of what i got last time ( 2011 ) i joined this event. And a painted & converted version of what i got :
If you also want to participate you can follow this link and go to their forum to sign up. But don't forget to read the rules!
Miniature exchange 34: dates:
Signup starts - 2 Oct 2013 (Wed)
List published - 15 Nov 2013 (Fri)
Exchange start - 18 Nov 2013 (Mon)
P.S.: They will also give away prices to 3 lucky persons, if they have enough participants! So spread the word!