The Challenge is over and I have that empty feeling that follows the hectic activity of the last three months. There is a void in my life and the only thing that will fill it is to start planning for Challenge Ten! But first I need to cap off this year's festival of painting with a 'Body of Work' photo. Its been mixed bag from me this year, with additions to several existing armies rather than starting a new project. My original target of 600 points was smashed fairly early and everything on my original to-do list has been completed.
|Slightly amazed at how much I have painted!|
Zulu War 12.1% (102 Points)
Fantasy 18.6% (157 Points)
Punic War 27.9% (236 Points)
WWI 7.3% (62 Points)
WWII 34.1% (288 Points)
6mm 40.0% (338 Points)
15mm 38% (321 Points)
28mm 17.6% (149 Ppoints)
40mm 4.4% (37 Points)
Stats aside, and on a personal level, this has been the best Challenge I have taken part in. I have managed to get a lot of lead painted - far more than I would 'alone' - and have added to several existing armies in my collection. There is always more that can be done so don't be surprised if more AZW units turn up in Challenge Ten.
Aside from the obvious joy of getting stuff painted, I have also been able to participate (in a small way) to the competition itself and that has been enormous fun. Being a minion was both a rare privilege and great responsibility and it has given me a whole new perspective on a competition I thought I knew well. I've said it before but I'd like to thank all of the Tuesday Terrors for being such a great team and for letting me adjudicate their incredible entries. And while I'm in 'Oscars' mode, I'd also like to thank Curt, the Great Snow Lord himself, for running this madness every year. It is the highlight of my hobby year and the other nine months are a pale shadow by comparison.
I hope my life will be sorted enough for me to take part next time (later this year, finishing next year). I like what I see and I am sure I shall see more.ReplyDelete
The Challenge is open to all sorts and all targets. I'd say whatever you can achieve, big or small, its the taking part that counts. I have found the whole process a real spur to my productivity. That little bit of pressure gets me off my metaphorical backside and away from the distractions of the TV.Delete
Great output for the contest, Lee!ReplyDelete
Nice one Lee. Being a minion seriously hindered my painting time last year. But you seem have taken it in your stride. Very well done ol' chap!ReplyDelete
Looks like you have been pretty busy. Nine more months should give you plenty of prep time for the next round.ReplyDelete
A great achievement! You have a nice painting station setup there. I hope you’ve changed the water a few times over the three months ;-)ReplyDelete
That’s a great amount of painting done! You should feel proud of the accomplishment. I shutter to think how much 1st place was. 😀ReplyDelete