Curt's wonderful Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is off to a roaring start this year, and I've been having a ball getting my entries in and trying to keep pace with Tamsin as we race to 1500 points.
I'm away with the in-laws now until after Christmas and suffering painting withdrawal. I'll take this opportunity for a quick recap of what I've painted for the challenge so far.
I got some runs on the board early with a platoon of 15mm Volkssturm figures for Battle Group Fall of the Reich.
I'm really pleased with how they turned out, especially now that I've given them a second spray of matt varnish. Next up was my entry for the first bonus round, on the theme of 'Cold'. I painted Northstar's figure of Thor confronting Fenrir which was part of the Mini-Duchesses' 8th birthday present.
Speaking of the mini-Duchess, I cheekily entered the birthday cake I made her for the challenge, and Curt was kind enough to give me a few points. You might notice a theme here - my daughter has been getting into Norse mythology in a big way recently, and I couldn't be happier.
Sticking with the Early medieval period, I painted a unit of Breton warriors for SAGA...
...before doing up some Saracen archers, warriors and nobles for SAGA: Crescent and Cross.
That's nearly everything so far, and I'm currently sitting on 292 points while we wait on the scoring from the first bonus round. I've finished a couple of other things as well, but I can't reveal them yet. One is for a future bonus round, and the other is waiting on some decals to arrive from the UK until I can submit the entry to Curt.
As always, it is a real pleasure taking part in the challenge, and seeing the talent of the other painters out there as well as the great spirit that characterises the challenge.