Thursday, December 8, 2011

The 2nd Annual "Analogue Hobbies" Painting Challenge

It seems as if I've gone and entered the second annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.  I enjoy watching last years unfold but discovered Curt's great blog after the event had started.  If you haven't yet gone over to his blog, you should do so it a very nice read with great miniatures.  Of course those compliments are in no way an attempt to sway the judging in my direction.  Nope, not a chance of that, but if it did....

This year's event has a bit of a Tom Sawyer feel as Curt is allowing participants to get a 10 point bonus for painting one of his 28mm Viking figures.  Hmmm, I sense a real opportunity for Curt to pawn off all his household chores on point crazed and competition dazed miniature painters "must get more points..."  One wonders if he will use the awesome power of his competition for good or evil.  I suspect if my future posts indicate I'm traveling to Saskatchewan to shovel snow or wash dishes in return for painting points you'll know that Curt has been swayed by the dark side.

As for my entry, I'm leaning towards finally starting to paint my War of 1812 units (with the 200th anniversary coming up and all).  I recently purchased a rather large lot of War of 1812 figures from Knuckleduster (approx 225 figures) to flesh out at least 5 American infantry / militia units and one British unit (the Glengary Lights).  I'll also flesh out my Roman and Dacian armies a bit and there is always a chance that some 15mm Flames of War might sneak in just to keep things interesting.

There are some great painters entered into the competition so I don't have a chance on the quality side so it's got to be a quantity win for me.  Let the games begin!

5 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

I've joined up as well, should be good fun and a great insentive to get the brush out!! Good luck!!

The Angry Lurker said...

I've also joined but his painting plan to get figures done is genius!

John de Terre Neuve said...

Nothing like a bit of competition.

Bonne chance,

John

Curt said...

Thanks for the plug, Miles!

You'd probably be a shoe-in for victory if you came to Saskatchewan to shovel my drive but you'd be completely mad as its like the surface of freakin' Pluto right now (around -30C with wind chill this morning).

Yes, it'll be a fun few months and a great opportunity for us to get some stuff off our collective painting tables!

Curt

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

I'm in and looking forward to seeing your project and everyone else's. Looks to be fun!

Christopher