I've decided to devote a bit more time to improve my 3D skills and had attempted to use the prior GameDev challenges as an opportunity to do so. Sadly I don't think it's a good way as I end up spending a bit too much time working on graphics and less time actually completing the challenges themselves which kills a lot of my motivation to do the challenges all together... (I don't like starting something I cannot finish).
I made a post on the hobby section offering to work with anyone doing a non-commercial project:
If I can find someone to work with then I'll be posting my progress on my blog which will be welcomed to any feedback as I really want to improve my ability to make great assets. Later I'll be working on my own challenge projects which will be short term. I'll post about that when ready.