Friday, 22 June 2012

Analouge Challenge Prize - Architects of War




Back in December last year, as some of you will remember, myself, Fran and loads of other wargamers and painters entered Curt's Analouge Painting Challenge.
Now you may not have realised that I actually won the Challenge.........ok you probably do!!!
The top prize was a $25 voucher to spend at the Architects of War website.
I wasn't really sure what to spend my $25 prize on, finally as I recently bought the Saga set of rules I thought I'd get some of their Dark Age terrain pieces, I settled on the Donkey Mill and the Fire Pit Kit.
I spoke to the very helpful Barb, via email and within 4 days the items had arrived at my doorstep, now that's some going!!!! I've gotta say that impressed me a lot!
And I wasn't disappointed either when I opened my box of goodies, I was very happy with the Donkey (Fran) Mill, and am very pleased as to how it looks painted up.
The Fire Pit Kit was an enjoyable paint as well, I did have a bit of trouble trying to work out what was on the pole standing straight up, then Fran said it was a rabbit! Doh! oh yeh!!!

So thanks go out to Barb at Architects of War and of course to our host and prize giver Curt!!

















Friday morning 0205, out comes the energy drink, (or as I call it "Jungle Juice!") There's 4 hours to go and me and Fran are fading fast, swigging back this damn drink to try and help us stay awake!


And then for some reason Fran decides to try and choke himself, spitting the drink out all over himself, the messy git!!!! I thought it was quite funny????? Lucky I had the camera in my hand at the time!


53 comments:

  1. You can't even choke to peace in this place!

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    1. Hahahahahaha. You guys crack me up, as always.

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  2. lol....i wish I could blog at work! Nice job on the AOW stuff!

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  3. Hi Ray,

    Congratulation on both the winning and great paint job. Very smart choice on the prize. I would like to have them as well.

    Cheers,

    VS

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  4. Great stuff and nicely painted. I can recommend their Well and roasting pit sets too, which fit in nicely in any Dark Age village

    http://tasmancave.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/review-well-set.html

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    1. I did quite fancy the roasting spit as well, maybe next time!

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  5. Great painting Ray. Good to see you taking care of your offsider as well.

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  6. Very characterful pieces, well done!

    LOL, I hope you both passed your 1st aid course and are well practiced in the art of the Heimlich Maneuver??? ;-)

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    1. Yeh, but I still would have had to get a few pics before I gave it to him!!

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    2. Jolly sporting of you ol' chap ;-)

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  7. They all look great - bravo! I'm very pleased that you're enjoying your (ill-gotten) booty.

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    1. Ill-gotton..........it was the art of Sandbagging that did it, me thinks!!

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  8. very nice work. does Fran really hate working with you so much that he wants out???? or is it just the drink

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  9. The Donkey Mill looks great, you did a good job with the painting side of things.

    Also what scale is this Ray? 28mm?

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  10. Lovely stuff, well ... execpt Fran of course.
    :-)

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    1. LOl!!!! He's moaning in the corner now after I read your comment, he wants to know where you live!!

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    2. Uhm... well... 123 Fake Street?
      :-)

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  11. Nice work on the terrain pieces.

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  12. Glad to see you where only temporarily disabled by it Fran.

    Nice little scenic pieces that will look good on the table. That Mill with Donkey for me is missing a certain Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner

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    1. Not long after this he knocked a whole cup of tea over himself as well, he had a bad night the poor sleepy little boy!!!

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  13. The stuff looks great - such thing add much life to the battlefield.

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  14. Nice reward and a very good looking terrain piece.

    Good job the kiss of life wasn't required!

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    1. He would have died, there's no way I'm going anywhere near the ginger tache!!!

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  15. It takes more energy to do away Fran!!!!


    Like the bonfire set alot! Well done!

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  16. See...that's why its a good idea to ALWAYS have a camera handy...you just never know! Also...wow. I can't get over how real they look!!

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  17. Great stuff on on the AoW scenery items - they make some great items and the service is the best in the industry. As for the true-life action shots, very dramatic and moving. Are you sure Ray didn't try to poison you?

    I second Pauls recommendation on the Roasting Pit - very good stuff!

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  18. Really really really nice! But why put water in a can?

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  19. Beautiful painting Ray. They look like very good choices.

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  20. Very nice indeed Ray, a great choice! It wasn’t by any chance shortly after you named the donkey Fran that the big fella started choking was it? ;)

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    1. It could have been Mwah ha ha !!!!

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  21. Those are some great looking terrain pieces. Im jealous!

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  22. Awesome looking scenery and very well painted too. Nice one Ray,

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  23. Very nice looking, I love the fire effects as well

    Ian

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  24. They look good. I like your interpretation of fire. My vote is for schmoo on the stick.

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  25. Good looking scenery, Ray. I know where you can get a pig for the fire.

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    1. Your not talking about Fran are you??

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  26. Excellent dioramas Ray! The mud and grass on the donkey vignette looks like my back lawn (thanks to the kids)!

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  27. excellent pieces , and nicelky finished Ray. I had my eye on the donley set myself!

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  28. Some great looking terrain, well done.

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  29. Congrats! Awesome little figures there. They remind me of, well, games. Lol

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  30. Congrats Ray and nice job on the new terrain. Are the choking Fran pics just a little bit of pay back for the sleeping Ray pics found on some other blogsite?... :)

    Always good stuff! Sorry for the lack of comments, doing a little bit of catching up on your site tonight.

    Cheers,
    Jason

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  31. great figures and expertly finished

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  32. Their terrain is so nice! And you did a fine job on it!

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