As some of you may know, we've just wrapped up the 7th Annual Painting Challenge. This year I had the pleasure of being assisted by eight wonderful people, who by tradition are jokingly referred to as 'Minions', but whose efforts are pivotal in keeping the event on the rails and running smoothly. Similar to last year, I like to extend a token of my appreciation by painting up 'Tributes' for them, a little memento for their personal collections. Some have already been seen here, but a few will be new.
For Miles, who was our Monday Minion, I presented Abdul Alhazared, author of the Necronomicon, but also chief accountant for Azathoth, Narlathotep & Young.
For Alan and Paul, our Minion team for Tuesday, I did up a Russian Cossack for Alan's 1812 Retreat collection and a Metro 2033 survivor for Paul's post-apoc project.
For Byron, our Wednesday Minion, I returned to my Great War in Greyscale work and gave him a Canadian officer depicting Robert Combe, VC, hopefully seen as apropos in light of our upcoming Vimy Ridge observances.
For our Thursday Minion, David, I made up a Star Wars vignette as I know he his a huge fan of the series.
Friday's Minions were Phil and Sylvain. For Phil, with whom I share a fascination for pulp horror, I did up a HP Lovecraft figure, while for Sylvain I created an exploding Victory-class Star Destroyer to celebrate his recent wins in our Star Wars Armada campaign.
And last but not least, for Millsy, who kept on top of all our bewilderingly complex painting 'duels' I thought it suitable to give him this small vignette of The Duellists.
Guys, thank you for all your hard work and good humour during the three months of the Challenge. It was both a huge amount of fun and an absolute pleasure to work with you all.
Until next year!
Until next year!