Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2016 IS HERE!!!



2015 has been an amazing year. From the crazy winter blizzards to the summer like Christmas, 2015 has brought many memories, both happy and sad. Although I will not go on sharing the whole year with you all, I do want to share with you a couple of things.

One of the major events for me was losing my Grandmother in February. It was a tough one to get through and one that cut deep into my heart. However hard it was, remembering her and our relationship that we had when she was around still brings a smile to my face and helps the pain go away.

Summer time brought happiness and exhilaration when our Sparring and Poomsae team went down to US Nationals in Austin, TX and brought home a handful of medals. Also had another student go to the Argentina Open and take gold in his division. So proud of my kids.

It was also the first year my son started Day Care. He is getting to be such a big boy now. Where did the time go? Love NoCho and his personality as much as he is a pain in my ass at times. Watching him growing up has been a HUGE blessing to me and I will always cherish the moments we have together, before he grows up too fast!

Lastly, the last couple of months of 2015 have been an amazing journey for me. With the start of my new fascination and enjoyment of streaming, I have found many new people that have been very supportive of me. Because of them I have and will continued to stream consistently. I've found a new hobby for myself and hope that this hobby and will turn into something more than just a  hobby. I hope to see many new opportunities in 2016.

Happy New Year everyone! Bless you all and your families!

~Mike Cho
MiCho Studios

Monday, December 28, 2015

January Painting Challenge

This will be the second monthly challenge that I am hosting for my viewers and followers. It is just a friendly way of showing off our miniatures, but also to show improvement over time. In order to participate, please follow the steps listed below.


Steps to take for participants:
  • Find and follow the rules for the challenge of the month when painting your miniature
  • Take a nice photograph of your model and send the image to: micho0827@gmail.com.
  • Please type in the subject line of the email: JANUARY CHALLENGE - TWITCH USER NAME

The rules will be listed below.

CHALLENGE RULES:

  • All artists are allowed only 1 entry for the monthly challenge
  • All models must be painted by the artist submitting the entry.
  • Artists may use any paint range they would like (Citadel, Vallejo, Army Painter, etc.)
  • Images and emails of the painted model must be submitted to me before the deadline
  • The model must meet the requirements of the challenge

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Main focus: 1 Space Marine/Chaos Space Marine (any model that fits on a 25mm or 32mm base. miniature can be an HQ, Fast Attack, Troop, Elite, or Heavy)
  2. May show any form of painting (examples: blending, line high-lighting, layering, etc.)
  3. Model must have a base (28mm or 32mm)
  4. Must be completely painted (no primer or unpainted areas on mini or base)

DEADLINEJan. 29, 2016. Winners will be revealed during live stream on Jan. 30, 2016 @ http://www.twitch.tv/mi_cho

We will take a look at the entries on live stream..... unless we get an outrageous amount of photos that I cannot fit as it would take up too much time, then I will choose a handful to share.

I will choose the top 2 with one of them being declared the winner and the other a runner up. Prizes have yet to be determined so stay tuned. More info to come during the month leading up to the deadline.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

December Challenge Entries

Thank you to all those that participated in the December Challenge.

Congrats to JHipkin for the win! A very close second was DeathbyDoughnut!
Enjoy the photos...

Beefiestburrito


Shock268


Kristopherbb


Ricanmutt


Darnizhaan


Siba234


EMPaint


Nekroblood


Sev968


DrCroc


JHipkin


DeadlyDoughnut


Hope that more of you will join in on next month's challenge! Can't wait to see what you guys bring to the table!

MiCho Studios E-Store is up

Just an announcement that MiCho Studios e-store is now open.

Been working on some stuff for the e-store, but still not all ready. However I have some t-shirts available to order now! Go grab yours today! Please use promo code: NEWYEAR2016 to get 10% off all apparel orders. This promo will last until Jan. 31, 2016.

Some painted miniatures as well as some tutorial videos are in the works. They will be put up once I finish up with them. Some other items will be available in the future as well so check back often.

Also a quick link will be posted to the side of this blog. Just click the link and it will bring you to the home page.

Thank you all for your support.

~Mike
MiCho Studios

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Giveaway Rules

This post will be for all Giveaway Winners. If you follow the steps below, it will help to make the transition much smoother and get the giveaway to you quickly.

How to Enter a giveaway:

  1. Be a follower of the stream
  2. Stay and watch, or do bank heists to earn virtual currency
  3. Buy raffle entry tickets using the virtual currency
    • As of now, each raffle ticket costs 100 currency
  4. Viewer giveaways are for ALL viewers, so long as they have enough currency to enter
  5. VIP/MOD giveaways are for VIP and MOD's only!
    • Bronze - 1 entry allowed
    • Silver - 2 entries allowed
    • Gold/Mod - 3 entries allowed

Steps to follow as a winner of a giveaway:
  1. Either PM me on Twitch or email me with the subject GIVEAWAY WINNER - username.
  2. Describe the item that you have won (yes sometimes I forget -_-) 
  3. Provide a Full Name and Address (exactly that way it should be written on a box for shipping)
  4. *If you are making a donation to help pay for shipping, then please make donations first, then notify me with the email or pm you are sending me. 
*The cost of donations will go directly to shipping and handling to pay for postage, bubble wrap, boxes, etc. Donations towards giveaways are not mandatory, but I do ask for some help as I am giving away the cost of model, plus painting service. And shipping can add up over time. Hope you all understand.


Cost for shipping and handling:
  • Small box (4x4x4)
    • Domestic - $5
    • Inter-national - $15
  • Medium box (6x6x6)
    • Domestic - $6-$10
    • Inter-national - $16-$25
  • Large box 
    • Domestic - $12+
    • Inter-national - $25+
All prices are subject to change. If you would prefer to have the giveaway shipped priority or express, there will be additional expenses. Please let me know before I package the items to send out.


Additional Info you need:

  • Email: micho0827@gmail.com
  • Paypal (for shipping): micho0827@gmail.com

Thank you all for your support and understanding. Please feel free to email me with any additional inquiries. I will try to respond as quick as I can.

~MiCho Studios

Friday, December 18, 2015

Some Photos of miniatures painted in Nov 2015 Part 2

Here are the remainder of photos of the miniatures painted on Twitch. Mostly giveaways with one of the miniatures being a commission.

Khorne Standard Bearer


Chaos 'Undivided' Marine


Skaven 'Pack Master'


Ork 


Imperial Fist Scout Marine


Mono-tone OSL Marine


River Troll


Deathwing Terminator Squad



More miniatures from December paintings and Challenge to be up soon so check back next time.

~MiCho Studios