Sunday, December 20, 2015

'The Die is Cast - Alea Iacta Est' - My Opening Entry to the 6th Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge


I decided to open the Painting Challenge this year by following this edition's theme of 'Gambler/Risk-Taker' and creating a command stand depicting Julius Caesar as he is about to cross the Rubicon River, the act which sparked the Roman civil war. You can see the rest of the post here on the Challenge blog.




These 28mm models are from 1st Corps. 



 

I found some replica Roman dice on Ebay. They just arrived in time for the assembly. I gave this one an Devlan Mud wash to antique it up a bit.




Again, please drop by the Challenge Blog to keep tabs on the goings on there. We have 88 participants from all over the globe this year so there's always something interesting to see and read.

Next Up: Something Milanese...

Curt Out.

14 comments:

  1. Definitely a fitting start to the Challenge, Curt, and especially impressive considering the sleep deprivation it caused you :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon, it was a good one to get tucked under the belt before the Pulp extravaganza. ;)

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  2. A great start for another great adventure!

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    1. Thanks Nick! Yes, I think we're going to have a great time out this winter.

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  3. Great diorama. Is the rest of the legions far behind?

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    1. Haha, he does seem a bit lonely, doesn't he. I sense another project on the horizon...

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  4. Nothing says open for business more than the Curtis Campbell inaugural posting and what a fine example this was.

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  5. An excellent choice to start with and he looks great!

    Christopher

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    1. Cheers Christopher - I saw the pack online and knew it had to be done as the kickoff piece. :)

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  6. Great first entry for The Challenge! Fantastic painting work with the Big Man!

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  7. Splendidly Painted. Well Done. Beano Boy

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