Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Preparing the Painting Challenge

Actually my next post was planned to be an AAR from the first of our last two Bolt Action games. But I didn't manage to prepare the pictures. I'm really sorry for that delay since my last post here is now a week old, but preparation of the Painting Challenge was so time consuming that I didn't have the time to edit the pictures for the AAR during the weekend.

So take this as a sign of live and a short preview on the things to come:
Grand Manner's Horsa Glider ready to be primed.
To be honest I can't remember when I prepared that many figures for the last time. During the last days I spent three evenings with deflshing, assembling and cleaning miniatures. But the result is a more or less complete set of the minitures I have on the list for the challenge and in addition some emergency miniatures for the unlikely event that I'm fast in painting then I expect.
Some Perry miniatures and a set of FIW British for "Bloggers for Charity" (by AW Miniatures)
Anyway my main goal is to pass all seven bonus rounds and of course the mandatory entry fee miniature. If my plan works I might get between 400 and 500 points with that. With a bit more enthusiams I could aim 600 points a goal which some well-known bloggers are on target for. Ray, Big Lee, Fran and Clint are duelling for this. Would you let me join your company of 600 points , gentlemen?

KGL Riflemen and other Perry miniatures degreasing.
However I'm really curious about the challenge and I have no idea whether I'll be able to pass my task or not. Nevertheless I presume I'll be an interesting experience and a lot of fun to share this with a lot of nice guys from the bloggosphere.

12 comments:

  1. I am sure the gang would be honoured to have you in the 600 club Stefan, time to step up to the plate young man.

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    1. Actually I'm honoured to join this handpicked association of miniature painting gentlemen. And Ray of course... ;-)

      Young man... That sounds so good. At work I have some young trainees which make me feel like one of the old-timers... ;-)

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  2. I'm confident you're up to the 600 pts. I'll try to get there too, though this will be only possible for me with going for the bonus rounds. Clever idea from Curt by the way...

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    1. Excellent idea from Curt.
      I love the idea of rather small but theme oriented projects and the bonus rounds pick up some nice things I've been having in mind for some time.

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  3. Well I got talked into raising my target to 600 points so you might as well join the gang. Its probably a much more achieveable target than we are all letting on and I expect we'll all end up reaching it easily...i hope.

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    1. Easily?
      I'm afraid there'll be some hard weeks since there is Tactica in february. It's probably the largest German convention and I'll have to spent some time with preparing it. But I'll try to combine it with the challenge...

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  4. I'm so glad to see someone who is going for all seven themes. While I would love to participate in all of them, I know I can't have figures done every week, so I'm only doing 2 of them.

    It would be grand to see you in the 600 club!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Anne!
      It's great to have you back here. :-)

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  5. Sounds to me as if you are entering into the spirit of the event in the most perfect way. I too have gone for 600 points and hope to hit all the bonus rounds so we can try and keep each other going if you like?

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    1. Hi Michael,

      thanks for your kind offer. I would love to close ranks with you and master the bonus rounds side by side.

      Cheers
      Stefan

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    1. Excellent, Fran!
      I'll join with pleasure.

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