Thursday, 31 March 2016

Jeremy's Challenge - Jom, Jom, Jomsvikings

Here is me with my jomsviking warband and the viking ship.



RossM's Challenge

1. That would be me

2. The finished figures

3. The unfinished figures

Cheers, Ross

MartinC's Challenge - Finding Storage For All That Lot!

As I wasn't around for the end of the challenge I posted my group shots early. I'm back now and although I sent Curt some shots to add to the post but that was a little lazy. So I've updated my original post with a missing set of figs and a mug shot.

The challenge has been fab this year. I made the all time top 10, amazing, and got pipped at the post by Miles, may all his spreadsheets have circular errors. Miles' output has been truly astonishing. 

I won the Cetswayo Challenge against MichaelA, close run thing, and the Bronze to Steel Challenge, a proper beating (sorry guys) to the extent that everybody has sidelined it.
This year I have painted a lot of figures and an octopus


Republican Romans (2 units velites and 1 unit Triarii done last year)

Zulus (1 unit done before the Challenge), Colonial British, Carthaginians, Gauls, VBCW Germans, Parthian Camel Cataphracts and some other stuff

The octopus, not as cool as the Clocktopus but only 50p

I missed off some zombies

Finally me in a pub

This year has been a blast, thank you one and all, especially the Snow Lord and Dave my designated driver. The Challenge has helped me through a very challenging time at work. Hopefully all on the mend now and the Challenge meant I didn't kill anybody, yet.

Thank you all. As I can't go to Salute hopefully I'll see some of you at Partizan in May


From JohnSh - A Challenge Finished But Not Completed

Here is my final output from the Challenge (minus Curtgeld which is STILL on the painting desk). I am wearing my traditional painting fez and my lifesaving drop down watchmaker's visor magnifier thingie.

I learned a lot from the Challenge, mainly that I need to FINISH the hundreds of half painted miniatures that I have lying around. And never to trust Dux and Man Cave Paul to take pity on your freshly painted miniatures.

I managed to almost hit my halfway point but in my mind I really only thought that 250 points would be achievable for me. Nearly got there. I can't wait to do it all again!

KyleC's Challange - Race to WW2 it seems..

Ok.. so this was my first time in the event, and I have to say that it was a great experience.. right up until I had to move house and things came crashing down around my ears...

In the end although I had prepped a lot, and was well prepared for the event, I did come up quite short overall. I knew that there would be some slow days, and weeks, for work. But the move had shifted my entire ability to paint away for a good month period. Making it very difficult to get back up and running afterwards.

Thankfully I do believe I still got a good amount finished up. My USMC forces being the best part of it overall, and one that I am already sad that I am feared of playing down at the club. I had hopes that it would take a bit longer than a month to make that happen.. oh well.. onwards to another force I guess :)

I was not able to photograph everything. Especially the sci-fi models as they were all done on commission ( great motivation here! ) and have been given back to the client already. But of my own forces I was quite shocked to see that I had not painted any of the prepped models really, and had focused solely on my Bolt Action models instead! With a slight twist to some modern hasslefree pieces and cowboys due to other interests that came up suddenly.

As for a photo of myself.. this is what I pretty much looked like throughout the duration of this contest. Much spraying happening with the airbrush on those lovely tanks.. and many more of them to go now with my Canadians in full force these days.

Thanks again for running this competition, and hopefully I can join in the fun once more next year! Though maybe with a significantly lower target points value?

PeterD's Challenge - A Renaissance Man

So this year marked several milestone - first side duel (lost), first time my target was met (800pts), first time as Minion.  It was a great Challenge and I really enjoyed being the Monday Minion.  Go Team Monday, you were great!

So what did I do to get my 876 point total?  Let's start with the Renaissance Men side duel, which I narrowly lost to Curt with a Margin of victory of three 28mm infantrymen!

Sinister looking clergy
Codottierre Commander
Two light guns
Commanders poking fun at Sylvain and Curt
Italian Men At arms with Pole Arms.

Charles the Bold as Epic Fail
Curt Geld commander and standard

Swiss pike, probably my favourite unit.

Next up some add-ons for my War of 1812 project.
Cold refreshments
Half a marine unit.
And finally the none-of the-aboves for Bonus them rounds.

Nostalgia - I think the 40mm figures this year
Nautical round, 15 years on the stocks
Risk Taker Jock Campbell, fiurst 15s painted in 20 years
And finally me.

As my peers see me.
As my gaming crew sees me.
As my daughter still sees me, 20 years later!