Monday, November 17, 2014

'Unity Through Paint' - The Roster for the Fifth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge



We have our team! Below you will find the roster of participants for the Fifth Annual Painting Challenge. This year we have 72 hobbyists rolling out, up by almost a dozen from last year - the more the merrier, wot! 

We have folks from 12 years of age to, well, let's say not 12 years of age (;OP) and coming from 14 nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, United States, and the UK. Looking at this I think this year's Challenge's motto of 'Unity through Paint' may not be too far off the mark.

Note: To all the participants, please review the roster to make sure that you're there and that your points target and the link to your blog (if you have one) are correct.

I also want to take this opportunity to announce that there will be a few changes to how the Challenge will be accessed and administered for this edition. 


1)  I have created an exclusive Painting Challenge blog for the event. So when the event kicks off on December 5th it is there where you'll be wanting to go. The address of the Painting Challenge blog is:



In addition, you can find a button to it ('The Painting Challenge') at the top of this blog.



Why do this? Well, I believe the Challenge has now grown large enough to warrant its own web presence and I think it's time to keep it distinct from my own personal blog. Over the next few months I will be structuring the new Challenge blog to contain all of the content from the previous four events so it's self-contained and can project a sense of its own history.

Also, a dedicated blog allows me to be able to assign the participants of the Challenge as author/contributors. This is quite significant as it will give the participants more flexibility and control on how their submissions are handled while also alleviating a portion of the workload from me. (Don't worry, I will still act as editor and will post entires for those who either cannot, or do not, wish to mess with posting their own entries.)

2) In order for me to better keep on top of the entries I am assigning each participant a day of the week in which his or her work will be posted to the Challenge blog. This, in turn, helps me spread out the work over the week and gives me Sunday's off to work on my own stuff and manage the Fortnight Theme Rounds.

Nonetheless, during the first and final weeks of the Challenge the assigned days will be ignored, allowing people to send in their entries as they wish, maintaining the Challenge's signature pell-mell start and mad race to the finish.

I hope this all makes sense. I'll be sending out an email in a week or so to all the participants to go over the finer mechanics of the Challenge. 

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The Fifth Annual Painting Challenge Roster

Challenger
Post Day
Initial Points Target
Blog
1.               
AaronH
Monday
650
2.               
AdamC
Monday
1000
3.               
AlanD
Monday
1500
4.               
AnneO’L
Monday
500
5.               
BenG
Monday
400
6.               
BrendonW
Monday
1000
7.               
BrianB
Monday
500
8.               
BurkhardS
Monday
1000
9.               
ByronM
Monday
1000
10.            
ChristopherS
Monday
500
11.            
ClintB
Monday
1250
12.            
DaveD
Monday
2250
13.            
DavidB
Tuesday
750
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14.            
DavidL
Tuesday
750
15.            
EdwinK
Tuesday
1000
16.            
Evan&GrantH
Tuesday
200
-
17.            
FranL
Tuesday
600
18.            
GillesW
Tuesday
1000
19.            
GregB
Tuesday
300
20.            
IanW
Tuesday
1000
21.            
IannickM
Tuesday
600
22.            
JaccoK
Tuesday
500
-
23.            
JamesR
Tuesday
750
24.            
JamieM
Wednesday
500
25.            
JeremyM
Wednesday
300
-
26.            
JohnM
Wednesday
1000
27.            
JuanM
Wednesday
500
28.            
Kawe
Wednesday
200
29.            
KevinH
Wednesday
300
30.            
KevinS
Wednesday
?
31.            
MarkE
Wednesday
500
32.            
MarkG
Wednesday
750
33.            
MartinC
Wednesday
1000
-
34.            
MartinN
Wednesday
400
35.            
MarkE
Wednesday
500
36.            
MarkO
Thursday
1000
37.            
MichaelA
Thursday
1000
38.            
MichaelF
Thursday
501
39.            
MichaelP
Thursday
500
40.            
MilesR
Thursday
2000
41.            
Millsy
Thursday
2000
42.            
PaulS
Thursday
500
43.            
PeterB
Thursday
1000
44.            
PeterD
Thursday
1000
45.            
PeterT
Thursday
500
46.            
PhilH
Thursday
500
47.            
RayR
Thursday
300
48.            
RichardC
Friday
500
-
49.            
RichardM
Friday
700
50.            
RobH
Friday
200
51.            
RobP
Friday
500
-
52.            
RossM
Friday
500
53.            
RoyW
Friday
750
54.            
SamuliS
Friday
1000
55.            
Sander
Friday
500
56.            
SeanS
Friday
1000
57.            
SebG
Friday
200
58.            
ScottB
Friday
600
59.            
ScottS
Friday
1000
60.            
SidneyR
Friday
750
61.            
SimonM
Saturday
500
62.            
StacyS
Saturday
300
-
63.            
SteH
Saturday
750
64.            
StefanK
Saturday
750
65.            
StefanoS
Saturday
300
-
66.            
SteveM
Saturday
800
-
67.            
SylvainR
Saturday
300
-
68.            
TamsinP
Saturday
1500
69.            
TeemuL
Saturday
500
70.            
TobiP
Saturday
500
71.            
VincentC
Saturday
500
72.            
…and Curt

750


33 comments:

  1. OK Monday posting for me. You have all the details correct for me as well.
    Good luck to all. And may your paint never go dry!

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    1. Excellent! Now, Clint, how many camels can we expect this year? I think I may have one or two in the wings...

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    2. I have no Camels planned at all this year. Maybe next year.

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    3. Despite no Planned Camel by me. I have been told this afternoon that I may well indeed be painting some 28mm camels of the Perry persuasion!

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  2. Good Idea on the separate blog and challengers posting their own stuff.

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    1. Thanks Scott, we'll see how it all works out. Hopefully nothing will go too sideways.I'll keep my fire extinguisher and spanner handy...

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  3. Wow, look at that lot, it promises to be a bumper year!

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  4. Excellent stuff - as a newbie to the challenge I'm most impressed! Just need to make sure i get some stuff painted and up there now....

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    1. Keep cleaning, filing and priming Jamie. We'll be out of the starting blocks in a few short weeks.

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  5. Sunday's off... Painint your own stuff... Whatever next!

    Some good admin there then... Will I be able to delete Millsy's entries?

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    1. Absolutely! It wouldn't be a 'challenge' if you didn't have to worry about your stuff getting messed with... Seriously, I will have editor control so that should limit any behind-the-curtain shenanigans (except for my own, of course).

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    1. Yes, a nice sized rabble to be sure!

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  7. Excellent, 72 crazies!!

    btw Curt, as I will discuss the challenge in both my blog, you mind adding my fantasy blog to that list? http://maraudersandcitadels.blogspot.ca/

    Thanks!

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    1. Not a problem. I'll update the script with your other blog later today.

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  8. 72 fools, a new blog, 3-and-a-bit months of painting hell.

    But, lo! What is this? Organisation? Allocated posting days? Curt taking time off to paint for himself (assuming the lovely Sarah doesn't spot that and nab him for household duties)?

    I'm looking forward to this, but beginning to regret setting my target at 1500 points.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Tamsin.

      I have a sneaking suspicion that you'll be able to pull off your 1500 point target - no doubt it will be a lot of work, but I have confidence in you. :)

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  9. What an distinguished company of extraordinary maniacs. Last year I didn't know what to expect but this year I simply can't wait to start... Oh, what a high point of winter !

    Good luck everyone !

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Stefan - you've always been a great booster for the Challenge. Good luck in your run up the points roster.

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  10. Great work as ever, Curt. You are a fantastic organizer! Wednesday is a very good day for me but my cherished old blog is not available. The new one, "Ad Finis", is: http://adfinis2014.blogspot.com.es/

    Good luck to all of you; there are fantastic painters and bloggers here!

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    1. Ah, yes, thanks for catching the change in blog address for you Juan. I'll get it amended when I get home tonight.

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  11. Whoosh! That is a mongrel horde! ;)
    Could I persuade anyone to trade days? I work 12 hr shifts and slot in wilderness training as well. I'm off most Thursdays and Fridays though. Tuesdays are usually all work!
    My blog is DarthBrom's mini minions on blogspot...gotta figure out how to link that. It's a bit dusty as I've been on the go most of the year. It also doesn't help that I'm still new to blogs as well!

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    1. Hi David. To be clear, you can post your entries into the draft cue on the Challenge blog on any day, but I will not post it 'live' until your assigned day (in your case on Tuesdays).

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    2. Gotcha. That'll work well, thanks for clarification! ;)

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  12. That's a nifty idea indeed to put it up as a separate blog! Quite handy indeed! Can't wait to get started with the challenge. Looks to be forming up to quite an event again!

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  13. Looks great! Anyone feel like a side challenge?

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    1. I'm game! What do you want to wager Dux? Drop me a note.

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  14. Superb stuff Curt. Speaking of side challenges did Anne contact your Ref A Pulp point challenge? That is whoever achieves the highest amount of points in Pulp over the whole Challenge is the winner. The losers then have to send the winner one Pulp figure they have painted for the Challenge. Sounds like a cracking idea to me - and I've already got my mini picked out ready to send to the winner :-)

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  15. I hope to be a part of this next year. All the best!

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