Friday, December 23, 2011

And so it begins....

 My first entries into the Analogue Hobbies second annual painting competition have been completed and submitted to Curt.  For one brief, shining moment I was in the lead.  Of course there were no other entries but, never-the-less, I was in first place!!  Sadly, more talented and efficient painters have usurped the pole position.
 My first three entries were for SAGA and consisted of the mounted Norman Warlord (I didn't really like the one I completed a few weeks ago) and two Vikings.

 The Vikings are a bit whimsical in nature and are based on a request from my son to depict what Santa might look like if he was a Viking.  The figure to the left is the one that comes with the SAGA ruleset and wields a mighty two handed axe - that makes being on the naughty list a decidedly risky proposition!

 The third figure is another "Santa-Norseman" but comes from the command sprue of the Gripping Beast Viking plastic set.  While you can't see it in the picture, his shield does have a red and green holiday design.  We are very festive this year in the Lair.

 In order to show a sneak peak of my next entries, I need to bend Curt's embargo rules, hopefully he'll not notice as very few people ever read this far into any of my posts.  I've started my first 36 figure unit of regular US infantry for the War of 1812.  The figures are from Knuckleduster and they are top notch.  I'm painting this unit in the Fall/Winter uniform, hence the tan rather than white pants.  The first three are almost done.
 I've got 12 more in process and 18 awaiting there first dab of paint.

We'll see how long it will take me to finish the whole unit.  I suspect it will be at least a few days!


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Very nice and you already have more points then me!

Btw Miles you can show WIP's on your blog at any time. Only finished models have to be sent a day prior before posting them on your blog.;-)


Ian said...

looking good and yes your ahead of me too, though I have 8 figures awaiting finisheing and anothe r16 awaiting detail work. I hope to finish these tonight and start basing them soon after.


Hein said...

I think they are looking good. Good luck.

RazorOne223 said...

These guys look very good, its funny you are just starting these guys, I am just starting as well. I don't have SAGA yet as I cant find a copy, so I am going to give skjaldborg a go.

Monty said...

Nice work, Miles :) wish I could have entered :D Happy Christmas, mate ;)

Ray Rousell said...

Very nice! Your still beating me as well, keep up the great work!!

Alanus, Dux Homunculorum said...

Very nice. I love the idea of Santa with a big axe. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

RazorOne223 said...

You got caught up in this too! I should have join this little saree. It would have been fun. Good work as usual..:) Merry Christmas