Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Wild Bunch - The 4th Painting Challenge Roster: We're Locked and Loaded

'Darned fool. I told him that taking on over 50 Challengers was going to be the end of him...'
Whoa! That was a rollicking week of breakneck correspondence and record-keeping. So, now that the dust has settled we now have our Wild Bunch!! 

All, ahem, 60 of them... 

Cripes, what have I done? Oh well, who cares - it's going to be a blast and c'mon, really, this whole 'sleep' thing is sooo overrated...

The roster for the 4th Annual Painting Challenge can be seen below. If I've made a hash of someone's information please drop me a note so I can correct/update it. Trying to keep it all straight demanded an afternoon fuelled with many espressos and glasses of plonk. So while the roster is complete, I'm afraid there's no guarantee of its accuracy!

Anyway, I invite you to visit the Challengers' personal blogs to see what marvelous things they're concocting or, if they are being a useless wastrel, give them a vigorous prodding on my behalf, wot!

Once the Challenge kicks-off, a version of this roster will be featured on the sidebar to the right. I will make every effort to keep it updated to each Challenger's points total along with other information as the Challenge gallops along.

So gentle readers, over the next few months I encourage you to come and visit, see all the fabulous work being displayed, and give the Challengers their well-deserved kudos and some encouraging words.

Alright! Let's get assembling and priming for December 15th!




Challenger
Points Target
Blog
1.               
AaronH
600
2.               
AlanD
500
3.               
AndrewS
1000
4.               
AndyM
1000
5.               
AnneO’L
200
6.               
BenD
750
7.               
BenG
600
8.               
BrendonW
600
9.               
BurkhardS
1000
10.            
ByronM
600
11.            
ChrisP
1000
12.            
ChristopherS
500
13.            
ClintB
600
14.            
DallasE
250
15.            
DaveD
600
16.            
DaveR
?
-
17.            
EdwinK
500
18.            
FranL
600
19.            
GillesW
500
20.            
GregB
1000
21.            
IanW
1066
22.            
IannickM
590
23.            
JaccoK
500
-
24.            
JamesB
4500
25.            
JamesL
500
26.            
JeremyM
500
-
27.            
JohnM
1500
28.            
JuanM
500
29.            
Kawe
200
30.            
KentG
1500
31.            
KevH
1000
32.            
KevinH
300
33.            
KevinS
2000
34.            
LeeH
600
35.            
LordH
1200
36.            
MarkG
1000
37.            
MartinN
400
38.            
MichaelA
600
39.            
MichaelF
501
40.            
MilesR
1500
41.            
Millsy
1250
42.            
PaulJ
500
43.            
PaulS
600
44.            
PeterD
500
45.            
PhilH
?
46.            
RayR
600
47.            
ReneV
1045
48.            
RobH
200
49.            
RobP
500
-
50.            
RossM
585
51.            
SamuliS
1200
52.            
SeanS
500
53.            
ScottB
600
54.            
ScottS
1000
55.            
SebG
800
56.            
SidneyR
700
57.            
StefanK
450
58.            
SteveM
?
-
59.            
TamsinP
1200
60.            
TimB
2000
61.            
…and Curt
700

59 comments:

  1. Nice, great group of painters. i based 52 cav for spraying 36 left to base plus some 50 to 60 acw already for the paint to start flying, can't wait to see some awesome paint good luck everyone have fun and remember sleep is over rated.

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    1. Many of us are expecting great things from you Kent. I anticipate le grande battaile between you and James.

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  2. Bring it on people! The fifteenth can't come soon enough now I've started priming figs!

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    1. Yikes, I definitely need the 15th to take its time. My wife is already cringing about the prospect of all the primer fumes...

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  3. Oh yeah, bring it on! Can't wait for it to start!!

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    1. Looking forward to all that stuff for Oldhammer from you, Iannick.

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  4. Quite a crowd! Put me down for 1250 please Curt.

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    1. Done! A very respectable target, Millsy. Any hints at what your opening stretch will be?

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    2. When I know I myself might tell you ;-)

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  5. Put me down for 1500, i dont have as much painting time as before James target is massive good on him.

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  6. Wow... quiet an illustrious company I will be keeping!

    Thank you for having me along Curt!

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  7. Oh dear me. Lots and lots of people here. And of quality I might add.

    Good luck on keeping the tabs Curt.
    Cheers

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    1. The Challenge attracts only people of the highest quality, old boy. How I'm even allowed amongst such august company is beyond me. I guess good help is so hard to find. ;)

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  8. I hope your blog can take all the pictures!

    Put me down for a target of 600, for now...

    I have a few small projects in the wings....

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    1. As long as you keep the image dimensions reasonable then they do not count towards your image storage limit. Otherwise my blog would have been shut down years ago from all the past Challenge entries.

      600? Excellent, thanks Dave.

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  9. Hi Curt and thanks for running this wonderful event which is no small feat and that's for sure!

    Put me down for 500pts. of which I'll upgrade if I need too.

    Christopher

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    1. It's a pleasure as I've made many fine friends, such as yourself, though the Challenge.

      You're marked in for 500 points!

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    2. Thank you and I feel the same. This is going to be fun!

      Christopher

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  10. Put me down for 600 old bean, glad to see Anne made it!

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    1. Very good, squire, 600 it is!

      I'm delighted to have Anne along with us! (And really, the addition of another few victims will not make a difference on my already shaky hold on reality - but I think I've hit the limit now...)

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  11. Can you put me down for 500 pts please?

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  12. Your a mad man Curt "60" that is a huge Wild Bunch, looking forward to the 15th.
    Peace James

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    1. Yup, it's going to be bonkers. I usually can keep up but this is a large number for sure. I hope people will be patient with me as I actually do have a job and family!

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  13. Wahoo! I am down with the challenge. It's going to be great motivator for painting.
    cheers and thanks Curt.

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    1. It's great to have you join us, Kiwi!

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  14. Thats one hell of a lineup...you're going to have your work cut out for you. Looking forward to getting started now. Just need to finish up some current projects and clear my desk in readiness for the 15th.

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    1. Look to your healing peeper(s), Lee! You have lots of time to get your entries sorted.

      Looking forward to the 15th as well.

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  15. Now I understand why the main subject of this challenge calls the "The Wild Bunch"! What a lineup! Good luck to all of you!
    But most of all for you Curt, this will be an enormous work! And you're planning to paint some figures yourself! Madness!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. It certainly makes the winter months pass by quickly! Most of my stuff is prepped and ready to go. I anticipate a lot of midnight oil being burned...

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  16. Woohoo! I'm Rob? - clearly, I need to add some skullduggery, sneakiness, spies and general mysteriousness to my painting lineup!

    It looks like a good bunch of painters, and a whole bunch of blogs to add to the blog roll. We're having a spate of rain here, so I've had to replace primer fumes with metal shavings and glue as I clean up and put together figures for my diabolical plot.

    To complete the table, my blog is With General Custer Down in Mexico: A Wargaming Blog (link here: http://custermexicoblog.blogspot.com/)

    Best of luck to everybody!

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    1. Ahah! I've got you now. Excellent, thanks Rob! Now, get back to your nefarious plotting (and glueing)...

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    2. The nefariousness is on hold as I wait for the glue to dry.

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    3. Yeah, most lords of villainy give the same excuse... ;)

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  17. 60!!! I think you're gonna be stuck to your computer all the time!! Put me down for 600 points please, I'll have to match the Oirish one!

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    1. Good plan, Fran must be closely watched.

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  18. Cant wait for kick off Curt, Have cleared my bench, awaiting my new brushes as we speak and it will be game on for us all.. You however must have rocks in yer head my friend 60 is a huge number to keep up with while juggling work and family life. I wish you all the best for the next three mmonths

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    1. Thanks! Yes, its going to be pretty bloody frenetic! I have a structure on how I do this so I hope it doesn't collapse under the strain.

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  19. AS Ray and Fran are both aiming at 600 points Kindly put me down for the same.( I was going to say 400 originally but 600 will be a stretch goal and let us both hope I can meet your fortnightly bonuses.) I have two forces for a show game to get done, so expect me to be painting camels!

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    1. I take it you're another volunteer for the sandbagging, budgie-smuggling badger watch? ;-)

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    2. Noted and scribed, Clint! The 500-600 point range seems to be quite popular this year.

      Looking forward to the camels!

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    3. I know nothing of Sand budgies or badger smuggling. On indeed baggy watching. I know not of what you speak.

      I can assure you Tamsin I will not be ranking highly enough to make the top half of the board.

      As for the camels time will tell how they come out as I have very little experience with this figure particular manufacture or the subject. So it might be a disaster.

      Thanks for the email. Cheers Clint

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  20. Not sure how I missed this post earlier in the week.

    It's good to see so many new faces and I'm really, really pleased that Anne has made it onto the list this year.

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    1. Yes, it is nice to have some more X chromosomes and estrogen in the mix! I rely on you two ladies to keep the loutish behaviour of the rest of us in check. Or is it the other way around? ;)

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    2. Errrmm, not sure that my behaviour last year was any more (or less) refined than that of the boys so we'll just have to wait and see if Anne's presence has any calming effect.

      At the very least Anne will be a welcome addition to the team watching for badgers smuggling budgies and sneaking sandbags.

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  21. Hiya Curt and all the challengers.
    Wow. This is a biggie.
    I thought long and hard on this and not wishing to scare JB with a 5000 target, I have decided on a respectable 1000.
    Whether I will be able to best this or even beat last year score will remain to be seen (unlikely).
    Paints at the ready guys n gals..
    Enjoy the next 3 months of madness.

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    1. Yes, I think James, like a colossus, will stand alone in this Challenge. But, who knows, we've been surprised before.

      1000 points? Excellent, noted and logged!

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  22. Hey Curt, you can add the fawcett blog link as i will be posting things up there with Dallas and Greg as we go through the event.

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  23. My humble apologies Curt, I seem to have taken my eye off the ball and initially missed this post, I see that I need to offer up a par score, so I'll raise last year's and go for 600! Vey excited and one or two ideas are starting to form for the boys rounds. Once again a huge thank you for all your efforts.

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    1. No problem at all Michael! 600 is a very nice 'raise' from you target last year, bravo! We all look forward to seeing your efforts here over the next few months!

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  24. Best of luck Curt in running the show, I fear you may have your work cut out! Best of luck to all - good to see all the blogs listed... I'll have to check out the ones I am not familiar with...
    For now, frantically filing, basing and undercoat spraying! Plus I managed to unearth my Hobbit dwarfs, hiding in the corner of the painting table, which were supposed to be done for last years challenge - hopefully they'll emerge fro their hidy-hole in time for this one!

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    1. Thanks for your well-wishes Scott. I look forward to seeing your Hobbits as they are some of my favourites of the entire range.

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  25. Curt,

    Is it too late to sign up? If not I'd like to try a 1000. I need to dig around the mountain for some noncombatants.

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    1. Sorry Baconfat, the roster is full past brimming. Nonetheless, I hope you can roll out with us next year.

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  26. I have a learning disability of being unable to read negative answers and can't wait to get started!

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  27. Curt, I'm very much looking forward to getting started. Thanks so much for organising what is going to be a terrific Challenge!

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