As we head into the last week before the kickoff to 4th Painting Challenge I thought I'd provide a retrospective of some of the wonderful figures I've managed to extort, er, gather over the past few events. Last week I featured the wonderful Vikings of the 2nd Challenge, for which it was great to have them all arrayed for their photo shoot, and so this week I present the figures of the 3rd Challenge for you all to enjoy .
Last year's Challenge had a central theme based around the Japanese folktale of the attack of the 47 Ronin. The figures I received were absolutely stunning and, as you can see below, many of the Challengers put an incredible amount of time and effort into their submissions. Like the Vikings of the 2nd Challenge, these Japanese warriors have a very cherished place in my hobby cabinet. So with no further ado I give to you the Ronin of the 3rd Painting Challenge.
|Millsy's Archer and Temple(!)|
|MichaelA's greyscale Seven Samurai|
|Gotta love the Godzirra sashimono!|
|TimB (who was not in the 3rd Challenge but sent in a figure anyway!)|
|...and my own Samurai-themed entries from that Challenge|
As a final note, for a bit of fun, I've added a notice board of 'Side Challenges' on the right-hand navigation bar of this blog (below the points roster). I've put this up to keep track of the various duels, challenges and races that have been issued by participants for the upcoming event. So Challengers, if you have a grudge-match you'd like to broadcast just drop me a note and I'll broadcast it!
...But remember, once you unsheathe the sword you'll have to throw away the scabbard and see the matter through!