Sunday, 15 December 2013

......and they're off!



Well the day and hour have finally arrived
Good luck to everyone involved in the Analogue Painting Challenge
I got to work early today and sat brush in hand for 20 or so minutes eager to start!
I'll be starting with a French Horse unit for the NYW and I may start the first bonus points figures as well.



A shot of the work desk, I'm watching The Football League Show on iPlayer while I wait,
while having a nice cup o tea!


64 comments:

  1. Well I guess you have started now. Good luck mate. I am thinking of it as a marathon and not a sprint, so I shall be at club today and not painting. Having said that I will no doubt start something.

    Any thoughts about my idea that we all paint a figure for the first of the 600 club to reach 600 points? I first mentioned it on Curt's blog, and again on mine and now also on yours and Frans. Anyway have a think and we can take it from there.

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    1. Yeh I like that idea Clint, I'm up for it!

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    2. I have asked Curt to put it in the duel section under the 600 club. It is only 1 extra figure after all and no reason it could not count to anyone's total.

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    3. Ok, sounds a great idea...count me in

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  2. Good morning Ray! Don't drink the paint water!!

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    1. Good Morning Anne!! I'll try not to, I've done it many a time, it'snot nice,not nice at all!

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    2. I never keep drinks in my painting space for fear of doing the same thing!

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    3. I've never drunk the paint water, but I have washed my brush out in the tea a few times.

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    4. I've done that a few times as well!!

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  3. Morning Ray, good luck buddy, I am looking forward to seeing your work this year

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  4. Good luck Ray !

    Best regards Michael

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  5. Best of luck my good man, looks like a tough day ay the office! ;)

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    1. It was a tough day yes! Not sure how I survived to be honest????

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  6. Hi Ray,

    Good Luck to You!
    Your Orange Clockwork is really cool ;-)

    All the Best.

    Gilles

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    1. Cheers Gilles, and good luck to you in the Challenge too!

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  7. Oh a hard day at office eh Ray.. Good luck. Where are the sandbags?

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    1. It was a very hard day in the end Dave, painting for 10-12 hours really takes it out of you, you know! And not a sandbag in sight either????

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  8. Good luck in the Challenge Ray and we'll be watching out for any sandbags! ;)

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  9. Good luck Ray! And follow the advice on the cup! Or don't then we can have a good laugh! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. It'll probably be the latter Peter!!!

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  10. Good, but not too much, luck Ray!

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  11. I have to admit I was up and at it at 6 as well. Just waiting to base up the first figures now

    Ian

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    1. I wouldn't have been up that early ifI wasn't going to work, that's for sure!!!

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  12. Watching sports while painting - that's the way to do it.
    Good luck, Ray!!

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  13. What job allows painting and watching TV? Good luck in the Challenge!

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  14. The General is laughing! But I hope you still have fun.

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  15. While others were sleeping, you were painting. Great opening shot, BTW! Good luck!

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  16. Good luck, have fun and don't forget feeding the kids :)

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  17. I'm digging these desk shots! Good luck!

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  18. By the llok of your desk, I think you're going to need more figures and more paint.
    Good luck with the challenge Ray (you've really only got one person to beat right ?)

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    1. The more figures and more paint were both either side of the shot, lingering. Wonder who that 1 person could be????

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  19. Good luck my fingers are crossed for you!

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    1. Cheers Sander, I'll need all the fingers crossed I can get to finish in the top 20.

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  20. I think I'd enjoy this kind of competition, but I have too little free time and too much Adult Scatter Brain to stay on track. I'm rooting for you, Ray! I'll look forward to seeing what you turn out.

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    1. I'm not going to be able to put out as much as I have done in the previous 2 Challenges, but I'll still try my hardest, it should be fun! cheers John.

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  21. I'm starting to think I'm weird because I WASN'T sitting in front of a clock waiting for the off!

    Best of luck regardless Ray...

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    1. And good luck to you Michael, if I wasn't up to go to work, I'd have been tucked up in bed snoring my head off, like everyone else.

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  22. Is there a sweeter set up than yours, Ray? Painting at your desk....and getting the drop on all of us.....marvellous stuff! Best of luck, mate!

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    1. Yes there is Sydney, my and Fran's old job, that was better by far, oh for the old days?????

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  23. First of all, I want your job. Second, good luck!

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    1. Ha ha! Its really not that good a job Mel.

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  24. Nice shot of the clock - class! I also like your painting set-up. Very comfortable indeed.

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    1. Glad you liked it Curt, and I hope you keep you sanity over the next few months!!!

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  25. Good luck to you in the challenge, Ray!

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  26. Good luck, Ray! I am looking forward to seeing what you, and Fran, enter this year. With almost all the bloggers I follow in the challenge, I am going to enjoy the wealth of hobby goodness on display!

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    1. It should be a lot of fun this year, I think Curt's mad having this many competitors!

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  27. Wow, you are one busy worker there. Go you.

    PS: Don't you miss Fran though?

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