Monday, 25 November 2013

The Wild Bunch - Curt's 4th Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge




Its nearly that time of year again, our Canadian friend Curt is going to try and surpass the last 3 challenges by having a mental 60 painters a painting! Last year he had a mere 47 challengers and got through a ton of Paracetamol and two keyboards, so it'll be lot together with 60 of us painting away!
Personally the last two Challenges were very successful, finishing 1st and 4th, but I'm afraid I'll definitely be finishing in the lower reaches this time around.
As some of you well know my and Fran's painting time has been dramatically slashed. I worked it out roughly, last year I was painting on average 48 hours per week, now with my new job its down to around 12 hours. So it'll be no top 10 for me, I think it'll be more like my number in the challenge....46! I did initially workout I'd get aroun 300 points done, but as a challenge I've doubled it to 600.....you never know and there certainly won't be any sandbagging either!!!!
I've been busy cleaning glueing and today will be the undercoating of quite a bit of my French NYW army.That'll be the start of my figures for the challenge, I've also got some 25mm figures still left over from the last challenge that didn't get started, so I'l l try and fit them in as well and my 12 French FIW figures for the Bloggers for Charity game.

Hhhhmmmmm?




Here's a list of all this years challengers and their blogsites


1
AaronH
2
AlanD
3
AndrewS
4
AndyM
5
AnneO’L
6
BenD
7
BenG
8
BrendonW
9
BurkhardS
10
ByronM
-
11
ChrisP
12
ChristopherS
13
ClintB
14
DallasE
15
DaveD
16
DaveR
-
17
EdwinK
18
FranL
19
GillesW
20
GregB
21
IanW
22
IannickM
23
JaccoK
-
24
JamesB
25
JamesL
26
JeremyM
-
27
JohnM
28
JuanM
29
Kawe
30
KentG
31
KevH
32
KevinH
33
KevinS
34
LeeH
35
LordH
36
MarkG
37
MartinN
38
MichaelA
39
MichaelF
40
MilesR
41
Millsy
42
PaulJ
43
PaulS
44
PeterD
45
PhilH
46
RayR
47
ReneV
48
RobH
49
RobP
-
50
RossM
51
SamuliS
52
SeanS
53
ScottB
54
ScottS
55
SebG
56
SidneyR
57
StefanK
58
SteveM
-
59
TamsinP
60
TimB
61
Curt


And just for the hell of it



Now that's what I call a Wild Bunch!!!

19 comments:

  1. Forty-six wouldn't be last at least.
    Good luck, Ray, and to everyone.
    What are the prizes this year?

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    1. The prize is a voucher for more wargaming goodies!!

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  2. 600 points? Now I am really worried. I'm used to thousands from you. I keep on vacillating on how many points I should do and whether I should attempt to do some 54mm.

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    1. I only wish it could be more Sean!! Why not get some 54mm figures painted, its a great motivator!

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  3. I'm sure you will still do great. Good luck Ray!

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  4. I have no idea how James will find the time to reach 4500 points. Even your 600 sounds like a massive task. I had all my models for the Challenge out at the weekend and I'm thinking my megre target of 200 points looks a loooong way off!

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    1. A loooooong way off and extremely Wimpy!

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  5. I forgot what I was going to say after I saw the last pic....

    Oh yeah. I completely understand how a change of work/life situation can affect one's hobby time. No worries mate. With 50 points for each Theme Bonus you might be able to squeak a few more in there as well.

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    1. The new jobs really dented my painting time but I'm looking forward to giving it my best shot, as long as I beat a certain person, that's what matters!!!

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  6. How many points do you earn when you paint a "figure" like in the last picture? :-D
    Good ...:-D.... in the challenge Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  7. I'd love to get in on this, but giving that I paint for a living (70-80 hours some weeks) it would hardy be fair.

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    1. Some of the guys inthe challenge paint for a living, so you could have joined in the fun.

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  8. Oh my gosh, one of her boobs is bigger than her entire head. Yikes.

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