Thursday, December 20, 2012

And so it begins!



The day has finally arrived for Curt's winter painting challenge over at Analogue Hobbies to begin and I'm as pleased as punch as I've been looking forward to this immensely! I really enjoyed last years challenge and so I am very happy to participate again!

This year Curt decided on the theme of the 47 Ronin inspired by the 310th anniversary of the attack. This of course means there are 47 competitors with me being the 5th Ronin. This is going to be great as it's twice as many participants as last time making competition likely to be red hot! This will really put a work load on Curt and so support him when you can please. The only requirement other then signing up was to paint Curt a Samurai figure which I'm currently finishing up.

Basically, your awarded points for each figure you fully paint and base and whoever has the most wins. I of course don't have a chance of winning as I'm not a especially fast painter like the lighting brushes of Kent(sadly not in this time) and the current reigning champion Ray, but that's fine as I mostly do it to motivate myself to get figures done and the fact that I really do enjoy the sense of participating in something special in our community.

Since not everybody can win Curt has come up with a clever idea of keeping painters motivated by trying to meet or beat a personal point goal set before the competition. Since I only managed a pretty low 442points last time around I decided to really challenge myself (probably over did it!)and decided on 1,000pts! Now this is over double what I did last time around and if I meet this I'll be very happy indeed! 

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and recognition for People's Choice, Challenger's Choice, Sarah's Choice and Judge's Choice.

The points are awarded as follows:

6mm foot figure = 1 point
6mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 2 pts
6mm vehicle = 3 pts

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

54mm foot figure = 10 pts
54mm mounted figures, artillery piee or crew served weapon = 20 pts 
54mm vehicle, limber, etc. = 30 pts 
Other scales and miscellaneous models/figures will be scored on a submission-by-submission basis.

This is going to be fun and I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone submits!




30 comments:

  1. Good look on your target. looking forward to seeing more of your work

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    1. Thanks Scotty hopefully I won't disappoint.

      Christopher

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  2. Good luck to you and have loads of fun!

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  3. I´ll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Mike I appreciate that!

      Christopher

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  4. Good luck my dear :) But 1000pts.? That's almost more in 28mm as I would paint over a whole year...

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    1. Thanks and I know Nick I'm being perhaps a bit(way too) overly optimistic!:-)

      Christopher

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  5. Go,go,go!!!
    Good luck to you too
    I'm not participating but I'm finding this contest very exciting, as I follow a large number of contenders' blogs

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    1. Thank you and you should try and get in on the next one!

      Christopher

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  6. Good luck fellow Ronin, this is going to be messy, well judgeing by my table at any rate

    Ian

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    1. Thanks and you too Ian! If a messy table was the standard I'd be a shoe in front runner!

      Christopher

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  7. Nice idea.....good luck with it Christopher.

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  8. Thank you Tarty and you should join in next time.

    Christopher

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  9. Best of luck Christopher. I loved your entries last year - very much looking forward to seeing your chaps this time around!

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    1. Thank you Sidney and glad you liked them! Looking forward to seeing your French WWI!

      Christopher

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  10. I wish you luck with the competition and especially fun with painting, Christopher. I would like to participate myself but given my responsibilities as a dad of a very demanding young princess it would be all but redicullious what I would complete in the given timeframe. So I can only hope this competition will live and prosper and still be around when my doughter thinks it better fun to hang around with her friends... Best regards and Happy Holidays, Tobi

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    1. Hi Sir Toby,

      Thank you and I am having fun!:-) You really should join in sometime and I wouldn't worry about needing to do a lot of figures as most of us are in it for the fun as only a few can maintain the pace needed to win and that's not likely for me.:-)

      Christopher

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  11. Happy Holidays, Christopher. Best wishes on the competition. Dean

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    1. Thank you on both counts and the same to you and yours Dean.:-)

      Christopher

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  12. Merry Christmas to you as well, Christopher!

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    1. Thank you and to you and yours once more!:-)

      Christopher

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