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Friday, 12 December 2014

Week One of the Analogue Painting Challenge Is In The Books

So the first week has now passed in the challenge and 27 of the 71 participants have now had at least one set submitted and with the Bonus round deadline around the corner you can expect that number to leap up further. 
For myself I got in a bucket load of 6mm (no surprise) and a few bits for Saga. Last night saw me finish off twelve more 28's that are for the bonus round, though the final work of adding snow is about to happen. This is possibly the best start I have had in the four years I have been involved. Not only that but I am off work now till Wednesday so should get more done over this week.

The end of the first week see's me in 7th place with 120 points, that has me ahead of target especially if you add the 60 points I will get for the 12 figures just finished and my second aim is to finish in the top twenty if possible. Time spent on this? In an attempt to keep track in a wacky way I am keeping tabs by music. A total of 324 songs have played whilst I have painted or prepped (not blogged) since the challenge started!


Another part of the first entry was these Prussian guns, all 12 will be needed for the big game and are added to the ones already painted finishing off yet another required part of the troops required.

Four each are Adler and Baccus and like the Landwehr I have quite a few left over in my Prussian to paint box so will revisit them when I continue on the Prussian army at some point next year. 

So what's next for the challenge? I plan to finish off the Prussian's then if I have done that fast enough will move onto a few 15mm fr the first time in a year before hoping onto the second bonus round. I think this challenge will be more the year of the larger scales though I don't plan starting the 32mm till post challenge as I plan to spend a lot of time on each figure.

12 comments:

  1. Good start in the challenge Ian! The artillery is looking very nice too!

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    1. Cheers, I have a few more to add to the blog and well on my way through my next two subs for the Challenge

      Ian

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  2. Making snow, off work until Wednesday. By gosh, Ian. This is a good day. Now ... let's make it a win for the Black & Gold this weekend. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. Well it went well for us, would have liked to see the Ravens fall but can't win them all LOL

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  3. You've certainly had a good start Ian. You must feel relieved to be nearly done with the Prussians :)

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    1. I have the final stage to do on the Prussians, about 30mins worth and I am already missing them

      Ian

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  4. Well done Ian a grand start. I managed a whole series of Ripper Street while doing the Jocks... I like the idea of tracking progress by other means.

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    1. Those Jocks are great though, love to play music and I have over 5300 tracks on the pod so I think it may make it to the end of the challenge

      ian

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  5. It was fun to see so many of us submitting right off the bat and you've some good points. I'm looking forward to seeing what people do on Sunday.

    I read your comment and I want to say Thanks to you and Cath for supplying my name. I am touched beyond words.

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    1. Sunday was amazing, really made the Bonus round zing.

      All the praise is for your Secret Santa, really great guy and has made running the whole show even more special

      ian

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  6. That's very impressive, great job!

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    1. I have a few more to follow, but right now it's 15mm, first I have done in a year.

      Ian

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