Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Fourth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

After watching this challenge run for a couple of years as a mere spectator, I decided to take the plunge this year and join in the fun. I'm a slow painter most of the time, which isn't helped by a move away from 15mm to 28mm a few years back. Nevertheless, I feel the challenge will light the fire under many a posterior, my own included, and help shift some lead off the mountain.
The theme this year is great, and has already given me some ideas for the bonus themes, which are also a novel touch. I have a number of projects that have been moving along at a snail's pace, especially the 28mm Austerlitz Project, which myself and a friend are painting up. At least he has the excuse of trying to finish a PhD, but for my part it is pure painting lethargy. So there is a very large pile of French and Austrian 1805 infantry that I picked up at Salute awaiting my attention.

It's also got me moving again on my late war WW1 project (with lots of lovely Great War Miniatures still going unpainted). I glued the British below to their bases last night, and now they just need a lick of primer to be ready for the start on 15th December.
Obviously, it'll also be a chance to paint up some of my new Orinoco Miniatures  Gran Colombians (which I'd like to use for a South American Wars of Independence demonstration game at some show next year)

 
I've set my target at 1000 points, perhaps I'll even make it. Anyway, good luck to all the other painters

8 comments:

  1. Good Luck with the challenge, a good target to achieve

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    1. Thanks Andrew. Good luck to you as well.

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  2. A thousand points?! I haven't got the self discipline to scrape 100!

    Best of luck!

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    1. Thanks Gary. Let's see if I can find the discipline :-)

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  3. I have also gone for 1000 (well plus 66) so hope to see us both stroll over the finish line

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. Good luck as well. Fingers crossed that we make it.

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