Thursday, 20 December 2012

Gentlemen, start your brushes........




And Tamsin!
Well today's the day!!! 

I'm sitting at work, (yes at work!!) busy painting away, Fran's off thank God, that's only another 10 days to go before I see his ugly mug again.
I've been here since 5:30 ish cleaning up my new arrivals
 lots of 15mm Peter Pig WotR pikemen who will become Scots and
join King James' army for the Battle of Flodden.

They're all cleaned, unfortunately not undecorated yet, so I've moved on to
what will be my first painted units for the Challenge.
Two companies of the 95th Rifles
in 28mm not my usual 15's



As some of you may well be aware, (yer right!!) t'was I who won last year's Challenge???

 I'm not expecting to be so successful this year as our venerable Master at Arms Curt has 
changed the points system and downgraded my beloved 15mm figures.

So I'm pushing for a top 5 place and think It'll be tough to reach my 
personal goal of 2800 points, that's a hell of a lot of figures?

Good luck to all my fellow Ronin 
but remember

"In battle, if you you make your opponent flinch, you have already won."
Miyamoto Musashi

Ronin no 34


51 comments:

  1. You're painting 28mm and you're doing Scotsman-woohooo. Wishing all of you the best of fun during this Challenge. May the sneakiest man or woman win!!

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  2. Good luck in the painting challenge. Looking forward to seeing the Scots.

    Jason.

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  3. Good luck with the Challenge, Ray; you are a very dangerous opponent...

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  4. Good luck Ray! Since you are both painting 15mm and 28mm I think you stand a great chance in defending your title.

    Christopher(Ronin 5)

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    1. I do have a few 28's in mind that have been sitting in a box for far too long!

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  5. Good luck, I look forward to seeing your trademark sneaky last minute dash for points at the end... like last year. Ahem....

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    1. You never know Lee, you never know!!

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    1. Why Thank you my good man, the same to you!

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  7. Good luck in the challenge, Ray! I think you'll have no problem winning again.

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    1. Not too sure about that Elsie, but I hope your right.

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  8. Ray, very best of luck!!! Can't wait to see your Flodden armies. We visited the battlefield last summer....a really special place.

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  9. Your daunting task has made me flinch! Hope you don't get arthritis in the fingers. Best to you, Ray.

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  10. Oh, please tell me you've got a Belushi samurai figure to paint as your contribution?

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  11. Good luck! With all the crap on the telly this next fortnight you'll even be able to paint at home . . . .

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    1. It does rather look like a painting feast coming up instead of the TV

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  12. Good luck Ray, I am looking forward to seeing the 28mm stuff.

    John

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  13. Looking forward to seeing your Rifles. Best, Dean

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    1. They're coming on quite well as I type!

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  14. The champion spoke!! Good luck to you, I'll watch closely the progress of this exciting challenge through several of the contender's blogs

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  15. Good luck Ray, I am aiming for top ten spot but I think I am aiming rather high. I did start at 4am myself but that was because I was too uncomfortable in bed so got up and well I might as well do a bit eh?

    Ian

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    1. Sounds like a rough night! Its gonna be a hard slog this time around, but that makes me even more enthused!

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  16. Come now...I know that deep down inside you are wishing you could give Fran a big fat hug!! LOL!!

    So, anyway, good luck with everything! I can't wait to see what you do!!

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  17. Good luck Ray! The way things have gone this week, it looks as though I won't be kicking off my challenge painting until just after Christmas (unless, of course, I take some figures down to my Dad's to paint over Christmas) as I've still got figures on the table from before today.

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    1. I'm sure you'll catch up Tamsin, even if you don't paint over Christmas.

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  18. Good luck there Ray and sense a wonderful load of figures being painted and cannot wait to see Sharpe and his boys painted.

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    1. They're looking good already, if I say so myself!

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  19. 10 more days without Lurker. I bet you secretly really do miss him.

    Much luck and fun on the painting challenge.

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  20. What is the Vegas line on you repeating? If the stories are true that you have a couple of Santa's elves chained to a painting table in the basement, well then, my $ is on you. Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Paint and stash, paint and stash, that's the way to win the Challenge! Wish I did have some of those elves, think of all the painting they'd get done???

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  21. Good luck in the challenge Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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