Actually most of the blokes are rather odd as well. So a BIG thank you to one and all, it's been a blast and getting to the dizzy heights of 50K is not something I take lightly. It is made even better by my ASL blog hitting 75,000 on the same day. This one is getting more hits per day and a lot more comments so it will be fun to see if this one can beat the other to 100K. It's kind of caught me by surprise in that I got here so fast as I had a rather grand idea for such a landmark but no matter I have thought of another angle for how I can spin the idea.
At the moment I am very much aware that the Painting Challenge is taking up a lot of column inches which will not be to everyone's taste and as such I have tried to keep other subjects going between the painted rows of figures. I have to admit though that the whole challenge thing has become a bit obsessive. I originally wanted to finish in the top ten beating last years 11th place. Then of course the contestants went up to an amazing 47, a top ten just got harder. Well the lowest position I have had so far is seventh and I am really trying hard to keep up there. It's doing wonders for my mountain, though it's also fallen into the same time as my starting to paint a load of figures for Matt so the mountain has suddenly grown with little sign of my breaking it down. Worse (or better) still I am at York this weekend where I may well be tempted to part with yet more money to build on the mountain. My only saving grace is that I will be taking figures to off load including two whole armies and a lot of Napoleonic French who are made by Irregular. The plan is to replace them with a mix of new Baccus and Adler, the question is when will the French be ready? If not ready by Triples I can see my buying the French Guard from Adler and if I do sell my Irregular Prussians as well I will be buying lots of these as well.
I do not see much of a drop off on painting come March 20th when the Challenge ends, I can't afford to I might just get buried under the lead.