Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Painting Challenge So Far...

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.

8 comments:

  1. Some great submissions so far Dux. Your Thor and Fenrir scene might just give you a lead over me - for a brief while! :)

    Our side Challenge is going to be a bit tougher for me as I'm not entering the bonus theme rounds, so will miss out on those extra points.

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  2. Great looking work so far in the Challenge.

    I was wise enough to keep away from Tamsin in the side Challenges this year after being gouged in last years. Glad your offering up stiffer competition than I could last year

    Ian

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  3. Great stuff mate - a diverse range of goodies!
    Good to see the "Real men paint their own shields" theme continues :-)

    Painting withdrawals after a week? Imagine my state then after 6 months to go with another year to come! :-o

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  4. Some great work, love the longship! Curt was a little stingy with the points though! Boo Hiss!

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  5. Very productive so far. Enjoy Christmas. cheers

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