Friday, March 20, 2015

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V Comes to an End

This year's challenge has drawn to a close and what a ride's it's been.  I want to thank Curt for organizing and hosting the madness - I'll never know how he summons the willpower to see this through each year.

I also want to thank all the participants who make being part of the undertaking so much fun. The only thing that rivals the groups astonishing painting skills is their class - to be honest I'm surprised the let someone like me into the club.

I was very pleased with how the Challenge worked out for me - I managed to end up tied for third place with Mr Millsy with 3,204 points each, which was a cool 800 points over my internal target of 2,404. For those of you not familiar with the scoring (most of you!) one earns 5 points for a painted 28mm infantry figures - awards move up and down from there base on scale, type etc.  3,404 points equates to painting and basing 640 28mm infantry figures in 3 months.

I'll post a group shot of my output shortly.

In terms of projects completed heres a distribution of the points earned

28mm WW2  (DAK, Brits & US Marines)      1,399   /   44%
All Quiet on the Martian Front                            440   /  14%
6mm Arab / Israeli Wars                                      337   /  11%
15mm Flames of War                                           278   /   9%
1/600 ACW Naval                                               259    /   8%
28mm Napoleonic                                                231   /   7%
28mm Colonial                                                    170   /   5%
28mm ACW                                                           60   /   2%
1/1200 Napoleonic Naval                                      30   /   1%

I did manage to finish of the fleets I need for the ACW naval game I'll be putting on at Historicon so thats another big plus.

I think it's time to work on some scenery!


TamsinP said...

Well, Miles, you've had another fabulous Challenge. Congrats to you (and Millsy) on tieing for 3rd place - it's been such fun watching you two scrapping away.

So, the question remains - are you both sending your spreadsheets to Curt for him to sign and send out to the other party?

Paul O'G said...

Fantastic results there Miles, despite your trips away form work. Most impressive indeed.

I really enjoyed watching it all unfold this year, but it wasn't nearly as much fun as being in the thick of it like last year! Hopefully I'll be back for the 2016 challenge - I better start collecting figures now then I guess :-D

Phyllion said...

Congrats on your placing - well deserved. And jointly placed - whats the chances of that?!

Michael Mills said...

"I think it's time to work on some scenery!"
Ha! My thoughts exactly.