Wednesday, November 5, 2014

'Remember, Remember...' The Fifth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

V image by GChiny @ Deviantart
Today, November 5th, marks the 410th anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot to destroy the British Houses of Parliament and the subsequent capture of 'the man without a light': Guy Fawkes. 


'Fawkes'
Today, the 5th of November is celebrated in Great Britain as Guy Fawkes Day, Plot Day or Bonfire Night, with Guy Fawkes often being toasted as 'the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions.' 

To commemorate the events of 1605 and celebrate the wonderful and complex spirit of dissent, derision and deconstruction, I dedicate this year's Painting Challenge to:

Antiheroes, Rogues & Ruffians
(and all those others of wonderfully shady ilk)

'Carter'
The Rules
The Challenge will extend from 12:01 am December 5th through to the first day of Spring, 12:01 am March 20th Central Standard Time.

Figures can be prepared and primed prior to the start date (Dec 5th), but no colour can be applied until the 5th. In order to be fully scored the figures have to be based and their groundwork completed. The figures have to be painted by you. The honour system will be followed in the completion and entry of figures to the Challenge. Again, great dishonour goes upon anyone who shames themselves in the time-honoured craft of painting toy soldiers!


The subject matter can be in any scale and in any theme, including sci-fi, fantasy.
In order to be scored, photos of all figures/units along with a short descriptive note must be uploaded to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge blog (more on this later). Up-to-date scoring will be maintained on the blog's main page.   
The Judge (me) will participate, but my score will not have any standing in the Challenge (I usually struggle for a middle of the pack score)
'Heisenberg'
The Scoring
6mm foot figure = 0.5 point
6mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 1 pts
6mm vehicle = 2 points
10mm foot figure = 1 point
10mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 2 points
10mm vehicle = 3 points 
15mm foot figure = 2 pts
15mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 4 pts
15mm vehicle = 6 pts

20mm foot figure = 4 pts
20mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 8 pts
20mm vehicle = 12 pts

28mm foot figure = 5 pts
28mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 10 pts
28mm vehicle = 15 pts
40mm foot figure = 7 pts
40mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 15 pts
40mm vehicle = 20 pts 
54mm foot figure = 10 pts
54mm mounted figures, artillery piee or crew served weapon = 20 pts
54mm vehicle, limber, etc. = 30 pts 
Other scales, miscellaneous models/figures will be scored on a submission-by-submission basis. 
'Mata Hari'
Challenger Personal Targets and Duels

Same as previous years, I ask that each Challenger declare his/her points target that they hope to achieve by the March 20th deadline. I encourage Challengers to pick a target that is a bit beyond their comfort zone, but still achievable. Many participants have found this a great incentive to help maintain their pace over the three months of the Challenge. Also, last year a few folks had a lot of fun issuing 'duels' to other participants in order to race to meet a declared target, paint the most figures for a specific period, etc. I leave this to the participants to organize, but I'm more than happy to log the duels and keep track of the points.


'Nucky'
Challenger Target Thresholds

New for this year is that there will be six point thresholds set out for the Challenge. Each time a participant reaches a Point Threshold his/her name will be entered for the prize drawn for that level. So, the more points you accumulate the more prizes you will be eligible for. The Threshold prizes will be drawn at the end of the Challenge.

Threshold I: 500 points
Threshold II: 750 points 
Threshold III: 1000 points 
Threshold IV: 1500 points 
Threshold V: 2000 points 
Threshold VI: 2500 points
'Ahab'
The Fortnight Theme Bonus Rounds
Same as last year, we will have a series of 'Fortnight Theme Bonus Rounds'. Each 'Theme Bonus Round' asks Challengers to enter a submission that illustrates a particular theme. The Bonus Rounds are not mandatory, they are just a little bit of fun to pace out the the Challenge and allow people to gain decent number of points through vignettes and single figures.
Those Challengers who manage to submit an entry for a 'Fortnight Theme Bonus Round' will get an extra 50 points on top of the regular entry tally. No scales less than 15mm will be eligible for the Theme Bonus Rounds but they can be of a historical or fictional subject.
The Bonus Themes along with their submission deadlines are:
  • December 14: Cold
  • December 28: Mount(s) & Rider(s)
  • January 11: Victorian
  • January 25: Myth
  • February 8: Hot
  • February 22: Comedic
  • March 8: Anti-Hero
The theme submissions are to be sent in by 12:01 am (CST) on the specified date (Sundays for all).
For each bonus round I'll post a poll listing all the round's entries so visitors can vote for their favourite. 
'Tank Girl'
Paying the Piper

As in previous Challenges, I ask for a small memento from each Challenger. In keeping with this year's Fawksian theme, the entrance fee' for this year's Challenge will be a single 28mm figure characterised as an antihero, rogue or person of dubious character but undeniable charisma (yes, it can even be a figure of me!). The figure will be supplied and painted by the entrant. This miniature can be submitted any time up until the end of the Challenge. Again, same as previous years, for each figure I receive I will donate $5 to the Saskatchewan branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

'Constantine'
The Call

This year I've changed a few aspects of how the Challenge will be administered. Not to worry, I will still be the master of ceremonies, but I've devised a cunning way to host a generous amount of participants - but more on that later. Nonetheless, I do have my limits, so please don't waffle if you're interested - drop me a note below to get on the roster. I'll place notification in this space when all the participant slots for the Challenge have been filled.

Let the fun begin!

235 comments:

  1. Sorry I won't be taking part in the challenge this year. All the usual boring excuses such as work/family/money ect. But I will be following the Challenge closely (already have notifications set up so I get them as they are posted). Good luck to everyone taking part and I look forward to seeing what wonders participants create this year.

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    1. Sorry to hear you won't be joining us this year Lee. Nonetheless, please make your voice be heard in the comments and enjoy the show!

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    2. Remember Lee, Votes for me an Tamsin (the other Rejects) but not for Ray. You Know it makes sense!
      Sorry you are not involved mate. You will be missed.

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    3. And Seb - he's a Reject as well. I think there may be a few other Honorary Rejects taking part as well, so don't forget to vote for them. But do remember not to vote for the King of Sandbagging ;)

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  2. Hi Curt. I'd love to give the challenge another go this year! Now the cold weather has set in, I can feel the paint calling me back!

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    1. Good to hear Scott! How may points would you like to target?

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    2. Sign me up for an even 1000. Aim high and fail badly, that's (apparently my motto! )

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  3. Well, I think this years topic will make for some highly interesting entries. So please log me in. Won't have as much time as last year due to some other commitments, so let's say 400 pts? As soon as I'm home I'll rummage through my lead pile for some suitable figures for the forthnight bonus rounds.

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  4. Excellent news..and interesting theme.. count me in... Let's call it 2250 points... I got a colonial army to paint!

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    1. Wonderful to have you with us again Dave. I'll mark you down for a very healthy 2250 point target. Very nice.

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  5. First time for me in the challenge so would love to give it a go - will be summer here through so a bit harder to stay focused.

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    1. Excellent! Welcome along rct. Please drop me a note at curtcampbell at mac dot com so we can establish coms. Thanks!

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  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this event last year and really enjoyed my side competition with James and Alan. Alas I shall have to be an enthralled observed this year - but I think my excuse of being half the globe away from my painting and modelling gear if a somewhat reasonable one!

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    1. Sad to hear you won't be joining us this year Paul. Please be sure to visit often and leave comments for the folks thrashing it out.

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  7. Again? Do you really think we're as gluttonous for punishment as you obviously are?

    Oh, go on then, sign me up. It's probably the kick I need to get back into painting. I'm guessing this year my focus will be 15mm SYW, 6mm ACW then 28mm War of the Roses, possibly with the odd SciFi or fantasy figure thrown in for variety. And space ships. Got to have space ships :)

    I'll probably skip the themes unless they happen to coincide with what I'm painting at the time.

    As for the anti-hero, I've got a few ideas - just need to find suitable figures

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    1. OK, make my target 1500 points. 100 a week should be achievable

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    2. Brilliant! 1500 points it is m'dear. I look forward to seeing your first entries roll in.

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    3. I was worried about you this year Tamsin as you've been so ill most of the summer. So glad that you're able to make it this year!

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    4. I may also paint some space ships this year, As well as 15mm SCi Fi ..... and most importantly the challenge would not be the same without you.

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    5. Thanks folks - I'll do my best not to let you down.

      @ Anne - the fatigue seems to be largely gone now, I just need a kick like this to get me back into full-blown painting mode. So glad you're joining us again this year. :) x

      @ Clint - it sounds like there could be a battle of the space fleets. Most excellent! :)

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  8. I'll jump in this year. seems like good fun.

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    1. Great stuff Adam, welcome to the madness. Please drop me an email so we can establish communication. (curtcampbell at mac dot com)

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    2. Good for you Adam, I was going to suggest it to you.

      John

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    3. Winter can be hard for painting given the fact that I do not have in door work space for priming or top-coating but lets say 1000 points as a target...

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    4. Great, I've marked you down for 1K Adam.

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  9. Ok I'm a glutton for punishment. Sign me up.
    When do you need me challenge target?
    Cheers

    PD

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    1. Good stuff Peter. Please get me your target within the next few weeks, before the event launches.

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  10. I've actually been thinking about how to prepare better for the challenge this year. Not that I've actually done anything about it, mind you. Sign me up. I'm not sure whether to go for 1000pts again, and fall miserably short, or revise down to 750pts and fall miserably short. I also vow to get the challenge figure off as soon as possible.

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    1. Great to have you with us again Sean. Give the point target some thought and drop me a note when you've girded your loins for the final number.

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  11. Excellent news!
    Many thanks for managing the challenge once again, Curt. Of course I'd be delighted to participate again.

    Just to make sure: Coloured primer does fulfil the code of honour, doesn't it?

    When do you need my target?
    Probably 750 should be ambitious enough for me...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Wonderful! Good to have you with us again Stefan.
      Coloured primer is fine (just not followed with 4 or 5 other colours) :)
      I'll mark you down for 750 but you can change it right up to the launch date on the 5th.

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  12. Of course I'm in, but you know that already ;-)

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    1. Gottcha Iannick - good to have you with us.

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    2. Grand Duchy of Warsaw? Very tasty uniforms for us Napoleonic geeks.

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  13. For those new peeps, we also have a Facebook group... Analogue a Hobbies Winter Challenge... For talking about Curt behind his back....

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    1. Damn Fifth Columnists and their tweeting facebooks... ;)

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    2. I don't do Facebook Curt so I'll just talk about you behind your back right here if that's OK?

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    3. I knew I could count on you to do the right thing Millsy. ;)

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    4. Has facepalm not reached the colonies?

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    5. Yes, we have it here in Kanadastan but I've chosen to be a 'focused luddite' with certain social media. Cripes, I can barely keep up with Blogger/Google+ and my own email...

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    6. I am also not FARCEbook Generation. So will post comments about Curt here as well as my blog.

      Remember there is no point saying something behind a presons back that you are unwilling to put in writing and send to human resources!

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    7. Yeah but I know Mrs C is your chief spy....

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    8. Ahem, it is true that Lady Sarah is also the household Chief of the Ministry of Truth and my inside source regarding the Dark Arts of Social Media.

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  14. Hi Curt - I'd love to take part. It sounds fantastic and I love the various themes you've suggested. From me, I'm going to go for a very testing 750 points, with the hope it inspires me to really stay focused this year. As for what I'm hoping to paint - the final parts of L'Armee D'Afrique for my Great War French, some early Great War figures, and some (hopefully a lot of) Franco-Prussians! It would be great to take part and help out any way I can.

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    1. Wonderful to have you along for the madness Sidney! I'll mark you down for 750 points. I very much look forward to seeing this Noir WWI project come to full fruition.

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  15. Well Iannick beat me to it, I suppose a yes, certainly my painting output has been slow recently. Maybe a chance to finally get some of those EoD figures ordered and painted as they seem to fit some of the theme.

    Maybe a 100 points this year.

    John

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    1. Wonderful! It wouldn't be a Painting Challenge without you John. You are the original AHPC Grognard!

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    2. Well lets see. The EoD figures have been ordered. I have a very nice CP Models platoon of Soviets waiting to be painted. I would like to do some winter uniform Fallschirmjager done (any suggestions anyone for 20 mm figures). And I suppose I should look at the Napoleonic lead pile. (TFL is now developing a ruleset for an element based Napoleonic game with the battalion being the tactical element for with the CoC activation system........maybe the grail has been finally found!)

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    3. Ooh, I'll have to send a note to Richard to see if I can get a playtest copy - that could be quite good.

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    4. And I have not forgotten that I still have the Wild Bill figure from last year's challenge waiting to be sent.

      John

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    5. No worries, I know you're good for it. (BTW we need to organize another get together in Montreal...)

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    6. I will send you some dates soon, just to check if it might work out.

      John

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  16. Hello Curt:
    I'm in, with a very low target of 500 points. I'm trying to finish my MA thesis this winter so that is not a setup for some sandbagging. I'll leave that to the pros here. ;)
    I like the theme. What villains can a mad padre think up, I wonder?
    Let's do this!
    Michael

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    1. Great to have you with us Mike. I'll mark you in for 500 points and perhaps just a small sandbag... ;)

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  17. Hi Curt.
    Count me in again, though I'll start with a low count since I don't know if I will have enough time to paint.
    And I have an idea for the anti-hero

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    1. Great stuff Seb! Do you have an idea of a points target that you wish to go for?

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    2. I'd say 200 points this time, since I won't really be able to start before January

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    3. 200? Are you sure? That seems pretty low for you. Give it some thought and confirm with me later this month.

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  18. I am all for it again this year though the 6mm side will actually be on the light side with a lot more 15mm and a splattering of 28s

    Lets aim for 1000 points then think it's more than a reach but I can hope

    Ian

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    1. Welcome Ian! Ohh, 15s?! That will be a bit of a change for you - I look forward to seeing this develop in the coming months.

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  19. I'm in, even if I've only picked the brush up 4 times since the end of the last Challenge!! So my points total is gonna be a mere 300 points, and that's pushing it!!!

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    1. Blue touch paper lit...

      ...and CUE sarky comments!

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    2. 300 points? Oh, come on Rousell. The bonus rounds alone are worth 350 out of the gate. Give it some thought and get back to me later this month. 300 points from a previous heavyweight? Pishaw... ;)

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    3. Rousell didn't sandbag last year and with his work he's likely not able to again this year.

      I just said something to defend the little weasel. Quick someone call a doctor!

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    4. I applaud you and the conservative approach you have taken this year towards points targets. It would not be the same without you involved.

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    5. Ray were you not the first fellow to break the 3000 points level!

      john

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  20. After following the Challenge as an onlooker the last two years, I'm throwing my brush in the ring finally! I've got a couple projects in need of finishing--assorted 28mm skirmish collections (samurai, WW2, Malifaux) and a rather sizable Epic 40K collection (BTW, does that count as 6mm or 10mm?). Put me down for 750 points.

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    1. Great to have you along David! Please drop me a note at curtcampbell at mac dot com so we can establish coms.

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  21. I'd like to be in as a newcomer if you'll have me! I'll say 1000+ points :)

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    1. Welcome Chasseur! A grand it is - and a very nice round number to boot. Please send me an email at curtcampbell at mac dot com so we can chat.

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  22. Put me in please! I'd like to attempt it this year!

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    1. Let's try 750. I have nothing to distract me but military winter courses. ;) I have been prepping lots of minions over the summer!

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    2. You're on David. Welcome to the pack. I have you marked down for 750.

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  23. I would like to participate, now that I´m in my wargaming rebirth. 500 points could be my objective.
    On the other hand, I have discovered something I debt you from the last Challenge. He is going to travel to the New World this week!

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    1. I have a spot reserved for you Juan. Welcome amigo! I have you marked down for 500 points. (And I'll keep an eye open for a small package from Spain ;))

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  24. I'll give it another go!

    Since I'm a slow painter and working on my PhD dissertation, I'll set my target at 200 points, with 300 as a possible stretch goal.

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    1. Sounds good Robert but I'm sure you'll exceed your goal over the three months (besides, what's a PhD without something to avoid it with?)

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  25. I sent you an e-mail, but I better chip in here. I'm in for 1000 points if I may.

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    1. Ah, it's wonderful to see you with us again this year Edwin - a thousand pips it is!

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  26. Sorry Curt but this year it is a no go from me cant risk it with my head where it is at the moment. I shall be following as usual

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    1. I'm sorry not to have you with us this year Loki. Please make yourself heard as I may need help keeping these rascals in line!

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    2. Just won't be the same without you Loki. But most importantly take care of your self.

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  27. Oh, count me in again. I've not got as much holiday this year, so I'll start with a mere 500 points as the target and see how we go. You never know, I might actually pluck up the enthusiasm to finish some more of the zombies from last year! ;)

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    1. But they were lovely Zombies so seeing more of them would not go amiss! Welcome aboard again Paul!

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  28. Count me in for an ambitious 1,000 point goal this time.
    Was a lot of fun last time around.
    cheers

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    1. Ah, a 1000 points is a great goal Brendon (up 400 from last year's initial target I see my records). It's wonderful to have you join us again!

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  29. Sign me up! I am steadily working through my LOTR backlog, and no terrain projects especially in mind at the moment or at least can be delayed till afterwards... I think I typically average a 28mm figure a day which over three months is 450pts so I will aim for my customary 600pts and see if I can get near it this year without having to resort to bonus rounds!

    An anti-hero you say - I am sure the world of Middle-Earth has a few of those dotted about ;-)

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    1. Excellent to have you aboard Mr. Bowman. I look forward to seeing many wondrous LotR/Hobbit creations from you over the winter (or, your summer!).

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  30. If you still have room I'd love to participate again.

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    1. Absolutely Aaron! What is your target this year? I see it was 600 points last year...

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    2. 600 was as stretch, I eked it out at the very end. I'll go for 650 this year as I haven't painted in months, so of course going for more is the only thing that makes sense.

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  31. You're a living legend for putting this on! I'm in once again mate. Put me down for a nice round 2000 points.

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    1. Ha, flattery will get you everywhere Mr. Mills. You're down for 2K - good lad!

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    2. He's hustling us - he'll churn out at least 2500...!

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    3. Ha! Not so sure about that mate. We'll see...

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    4. More sci-fi stuff for you Millsy?

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    5. Yes more Space Marines amongst other things mate. Looking to put that project to bed during the challenge.

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  32. Count me in again! Going for the 1000 points again this year

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    1. You're on Samuli, great to have you with us again this year! I logged you for 1K.

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  33. Is it really that time of year again? If you have room I'd love to be included and I'll have a crack at the 1000 point target.

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    1. Goody! I'm looking forward to seeing what comes off your painting table this year Sir Michael.

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    2. Welcome aboard Mr. Awdry! Like Anne I look forward to what emerges from Awdry Towers over the next few months.

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    3. By the look of it lots of Martians!

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    4. Probably Victorian Martians if he thinks he can get away with it :-)

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    5. Haha! Good one, Millsy. I wouldn't put it past Mr. Awdry to try to pull off Hot Victorian Martian Gypsies Mounted on Cold Ones.

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    6. Curt,.. Don't give any more ideas...

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  34. I've finally gotten access to a PC to report that I'm in this year and will be shooting for the 2,000 point range.

    On a more serious note, I do hope that you'll be a bit more open minded this year and reconsider your unfair and cruel exclusion of the newest and most exciting branch of our hobby 1:1 scale attack office furniture gaming

    http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.com/2014/03/from-milesr-11-scale-hobby-stool-1-point.html

    :)

    Let the prepping and priming commence!

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    1. I agree, you were robbed with that entry..

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    2. Haha! It's great to have you aboard the HMS Challege Miles! I keenly look forward to foiling your dastardly schemes and dubious machinations...

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  35. Hi Curt,

    I would like to be in, if you are pleased to have a French touch in the fifth painting challenge.
    for a 1000 points target this year.

    Best regards.

    Gilles thefrenchjester "anti hero of the day:-)"

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    1. Excellent Gilles! I'll mark you down for 1000 points. Great to have you with us again this year.

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  36. If room I'd like to join in. I see you've posted an email address so I'll drop you a line.

    Best of luck, and happy charity fund raising to help the animals.
    Roy

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    1. Your on Roy. Thanks for the email and welcome to the madness!

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  37. Hi Curt,

    As usual I'm in and put me down for the usual 500pts that I usually don't make please.

    Christopher

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    1. Haha! Well, it's a brand new Challenge Christopher so you might very well exceed the mark this year. Perhaps you and Nick need to pace against one another - a points duel maybe?

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  38. Hi Curt good to see this show on the road again this year.
    No surprise i will again be part of it this year. I even get to be the first dutchman to enter so my first challenge is already won.. You can put me down for 500 points. Lets see what my other dutch beer and brush loving compadres come up with so we can set a nice challenge among us.

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    1. Ah, my favourite Dutchman named 'Rob'! I'm delighted you're throwing your hat in the ring again this year. You're on my friend. I've marked you for 500 points. Now, let's see if this draws out Michael and Jacco...

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  39. Please count me in again this year. My goal is the 500 points. I've been buying up figures all year for this and have a box set aside containing only those figures. Now I've got to see how many more I'll have to buy to fit the themed entries.

    Thank you for hosting this another year!

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    1. Glad to see you enter, Anne, You seem to have been quiet of late.

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    2. Welcome along again Anne, time to reduc the lead pile.

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    3. @Edwin-ya, my father in law has been in and out of hospital with congestive heart failure for most of October. We've been running back and forth most weeks to visit him.

      @Dave-yeehaw! I'm already excited and it's not begun yet. I've got loads of figures bought for this. A few yet to buy though.

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    4. Yay! Another girl to keep me sane among all these blokes :)

      I'm looking forward to seeing what you paint this year Anne - your figures are always a treat.

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    5. Welcome aboard the Good Ship Challenger, Anne! I too will be painting up lots of Pulp stuff so we'll have lots to compare and chat about.

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    6. Couldn't leave you alone amongst this lot Tamsin :0)

      Pulp just reached out and grabbed me by the throat. After I painted my first Space Ship I knew I'd found what I really want to paint. Now I can't imagine what I ever saw in Fantasy in the first place. Will be nice to have someone to talk with about it.

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  40. Hello there, if you're still taking Newbies, I'd be absolutely delighted to participate and try for the 500 points please? Hopefully a mad run of super-heroes and villains won't be too upsetting for my fellow historical painters :-)

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    1. They tolerated me last year. I really hope they all like Pulp as that's what they're going to see :0)

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    2. You're in the green Simon! Welcome to the silliness that is the Challenge. I'm sure I'm not alone in looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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    3. I was also a new member last year. I am sure you'll find a welcome.

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    4. Many thanks indeed. Bob Murch's Pulp Figures have literally just arrived too, Anne, so there should be plenty of pulpy madness going on Curt :-) Good to see you on board too Clint. Always enjoy your postings.

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  41. Each year I sit on the touch line and watch the match, marvelling at your dedication and the stamina of the participants (not to mention the quality of the figures they turn out). As someone with the breaking strain of a Cadbury's Flake, I applaud all those involved.

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    1. C'mon Gary, kick in with us. There is still room - just let me know.

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    2. Yeah come in Stumpy von Smallhaussen ...

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  42. Hi Curt. If there is room I would be happy to participate..

    Kindly put me down for 1250 points THE HARD WAY.
    (Bonus points from the theme fortnights not counting to that total).

    And I will accept any side challenge from any other Reject, (Big Lee, Ray Tamsin etc! )

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    1. Of course! I had a space reserved for you Clint - delighted to have you with us again this year. I'll mark you down for 1250 points (it will be on you to organize your 'hard' and 'soft' points, ahem.)

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    2. I am greatly honoured to have a space reserved for me. Thank you Sir.
      I do not have a single Camel to paint this year, I know that may surprise some people but no camels at all.
      I do have Zulus though but I have some cream for that and the Doc has told me not to squeeze them!

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    4. Thousands no.
      480 in total.

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    5. Yes only 480 at the moment. Depending on how fast I can get them done I may get some more. but 480 should give me enough to get a game going.

      There will be other things as well. But only 480 Zulus at present.
      Thanks Millsey.

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  43. Hi Curt! Thanks for running this again - I had a ball last time.

    Please put me down for 1500 points.

    Cheers,
    Alan.

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  44. Hi Curt - I would love to participate this year, although my goal would be quite modest - 300 points.

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    1. You're on Dude! (Though 300 points seems a little 'thin' for you.) I know you have some very cool projects in the wings so we should have a treat seeing those roll off your table.

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  45. After following this great event as a "silent watcher" for several years this time I'd like to jump on board. My painting time is very limited at the moment, so I'll set my sights on 500p with the vain hope to achieve more. Thank you!

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    1. You are silent not more Tobi. You're in with the rest of us vociferous maniacs. I'll log you for 500 points.

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    2. Also, please send me an email at curtcampbell at mac dot com so we can set up communication. Thanks!

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  46. Hi Curt, I would once again like to be in to kick my arse into painting gear!

    I am busy though, so think about 1000 points is all I can likely muster.

    Byron

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    1. Excellent! Great to have you with us again this year Byron. More Great War or do you have another project on the back burner?

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    2. I have a variety. Some more Great War, some 15mm ww2, some Infinity, Relic Knights, and Malifaux, and probably some other things too. Trying to thin down the unpainted figures in my gamer ADHD induced collection.

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    3. No shortage of grist for the mill there! I really look forward to seeing this stuff emerge through the Challenge.

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  47. I'd be delighted to participate, it should be just the kick up the arse I need to put brush to miniature.

    I will ponder a suitable target.

    Best wishes,
    Phyllion

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    1. Wonderful Phil, it would not be the same without you. Perhaps we need a points duel for Spanish Civil War figures?

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    2. I think that's a splendid idea. I have a rather embarrassingly large Empress order incoming and really should make progress.

      That, 15mm WWII and a few Sudan bits should be the most of it.

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  48. Hello Curt, excellent stuff! Do count me in for this years challenge. I'll start with a target of 750 points and see how I go from there. All the best, M.

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    1. I already have a spot reserved for you Mark but thanks for the confirmation on your points target. AND a BIG THANK YOU for the prize support!

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  49. Hoi Curt, If there's still space count me in, since I have never participated, I'd like to start with 500pts if possible?

    Cheers Sander

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    1. You're on Sander! Drop me a note at curtcampbell at mac dot com so we can chat.

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  50. Hi Curt

    I need to get started on my painting again after nearly a year off. I've not done this before so I'd like to give it a go please if you still have spaces. I'll be going for 1,000points as I have a lot of 6mm that I want to get completed over the winter.

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    1. Sounds great Peter! Please drop me a note at curtcampbell at mac dot com so I have your personal contact information. Thanks!

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  51. As a newbie I fancy having a go this year. Probably be able to do 750 so will aim for 1000. What do I need to do, apart from going shopping for brushes

    Martin Cooke

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    1. Excellent Martin, welcome aboard! Drop me a line at curtcampbell at mac dot com so we can set up coms.

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  52. Hi Curt - thanks for replying to my email and welcoming me aboard! Looking forward to the Challenge. All the best

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    1. Delighted to have you aboard Peter (love the Sir Flashheart pic - Woof!). Also, congratulations on starting your own blog (http://flashheart88.blogspot.ca/)!

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  53. I really enjoyed following along last year especially the theme rounds. If there is still room I would like to throw my brush in. I'm thinking 500 points but I might raise that if things go well.

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    1. Sure thing Brian, welcome to the madness. I'll write you in for 500 points. Please drop me a note at curtcampbell at mac dot kom so we can establish communications.

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  54. Hi Curt. Not ready to take the challenge yet but I will be following closely.
    Next year I plan to slow down on the painting front and save the money in new minis to attend Crisis in November. Well the plan is more ambitious in fact as it included visiting Waterloo and making the Hell's Highway to Arnhem too, al, in four days

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    1. Too bad Benito, I think you should really kick in with us but I won't hold a brush to your head. :)

      Ah, Crisis sounds like a great event. Maybe we'll try to coordinate to meet you there!

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  55. Looking forward to seeing yet another year's great entries! BTW, I like that Tank Girl's hairdo!

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  56. Hi Curt. Please do count me in! This time I'll be a little more realistic about my goals. Famous last words.

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    1. Excellent! Great to have you with us again Kevin. Let me know what you'd like to aim for a points target when you get the chance.

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  57. I would like to sign up for another one. Target 800 points.
    thanks.
    SteveM.

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    1. Welcome back again Steve! I have you logged for 800 points. Looking forward to it!

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  58. Curt,

    Mr Awdry has finally cajoled me into picking up a brush once more and attacking a very large lead pile I've accumulated over a good many years. If there's a place available, I'd like to try for 500 points. I'll drop you an email.

    Pip pip

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    1. Delighted to have you along with us Provost Marshal! I've got you in the roster and marked you for 500 points. Also, it's good to have someone with your sterling character to keep that Awdry fellow in line. ;)

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  59. A little late to the party, but "Yes, please!" - count me in! :-)

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    2. You're in with the gang Kevin! I'll mark you down for 500 points. Looking forward to what you create this winter!

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  60. I found your blog and this challenge through another blog I was reading. This sounds fun, I'll join. I hope this gets me motivated to paint at least something, let's say 500 points.

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    1. Excellent! Please send me a note at curtcampbell at mac dot kom so we can set up communication. I'll mark you down for 500 points.

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  61. OK, you may as well count this long time lurker in too, ( it's all that Mr Bowmans fault). So with that in mind I'll aim for 750 just to see if I can actually beat him at something! And it gets me focused on finding a few things off!
    I'll drop you an email Curt forthwith!

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    1. It's great to have you with us Ste! I'll mark you down for 750 points (and thanks for your email).

      From what I've read of Mr. Bowman's blog it would seem that Flames of War is his kryptonite... ;)

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    2. You fiend Sir! Kryptonite! Grrr! ;-)

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  62. Ok, already told you via eMail that I am in. (And glad to be in!)

    I will be aiming for 1000 points, and challenge anyone with the same target, that I shall reach it first!
    I also challenge, that I will enter something for all bonus rounds and that I shall be the first to do so!

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    1. Now, those are some heavyweight gauntlets to drop! You're on, Burkhard, we'll all be keenly watching the race to the 1K point!

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    2. Hi Curt, I sent a mail earlier (Jamie) and having found this blog through following a breadcrumb trail of interesting looking posts, I'd like to join in if I may. I'll put 500 points down as I have no idea quite how much I'll get done and that seems like the sensible thing to do..... Bit odd for a wargamer though I appreciate!

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  63. Sorry, managed to reply instead of comment - perhaps not the best of starts!

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    1. No worries Jamie. As per my email, you're in and logged for 500 points. Welcome aboard!

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