Wednesday, December 4, 2013

More Ruins and the upcoming challenge




Another set of ruins, but this time from Miniatures Building Authority I think. I picked this up at a bring and buy last winter for a good price. I liked the model, but the paint job on it wasn't up to snuff so I set in with my brushes and added some paint where it needed it and then added my pigments to get the weathering I wanted so now I'm happy with the results.
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So, Curt's Analogue Hobbies painting challenge here that I mentioned in a previous post is approaching soon and I need to get cleaning and  prepping . I just need to finish something first and then I'll get started. I must admit I'm not looking forward to the cleaning and prep work as that's my least favourite thing to do in the hobby, but it is necessary to get a jump on it so you don't lose valuable paint time to this unsavoury step. 

I've got a lot of things on my plate like:

- Impetus Pyrrhic army- This is a planned joint project with Nick(doing Romans) where we will compete to see who can finish the most from this in the challenge.

-AWI- I want to finish some more American units of mine to battle a large British army I acquired early this year. Plus I need to do a few British command figures and artillery. I plan to use this for Maurice and British Grenadier.

-Early Saxons- If I can't finish this before the challenge then I'll finish off the rest at the beginning.

I haven't bothered figuring out how many points it would total as it's highly unlikely I'll finish anything near to what I want not to mention I could drift off into other things as I have the attention span of a two year old at best. Anyhow, that's the outline and I'm curious to see how well I can stay on track. No laughing please one can always dream. :-)

37 comments :

  1. That is a really nice piece. I envision it as a focal point for a WWII skirmish game with, perhaps, a MG team dug in within. What are your plans with the ruin?

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    1. Thank you Jonathan! It's already seen battle a couple times and as you mentioned it was indeed for WWII, but it could also be used for other periods I think.

      Christopher

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  2. that's some fine pastel work Christopher
    Cheers
    Paul

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  3. Lovely piece of terrain there Christopher looking forward to the challenge, I learnt a hard lesson about preparing last year it just eats the time away without you realising. Good luck with what ever you produce for the event.
    Loki

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    1. Thank you kindly Andrew and good luck to you too!

      Christopher

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  4. That's some serious eye candy! I use brush on primer, so I'm prepping early. Flash, mold lines, priming is time consuming. Also I've got bases to build for multiple vignettes and two large dios. I can't afford to wait until the games begin. Best of luck to you!!

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    1. Thank you very much Anne and the best of luck to you too!

      Christopher

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  5. Great looking ruins...good luck!

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  6. Lovely piece of terrain. All to often 'ruins' look far to clean but your paint and powder job have really worked a treat.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thank you kindly Matt. Yes, I find it's kind of a balancing act to make your ruins look dirty enough without obscuring the detail.

      Christopher

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  7. Nice building and good luck with the challenge my friend.

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    1. Thank you Fran and good luck to you as well.

      Christopher

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  8. Now that's seriously impressive Christopher, well done.

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  9. Splendid building! Looking forward in seeing your entries for the challenge.

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  10. I can only state your building looks even better in reality!

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    1. Thank you kindly Nick! It's already been well occupied by both our troops!

      Christopher

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  11. Now that is a proper wreck! I do wish I could see it, and the rest of your collection, in person like Moiterei. As for your Pyrrhic Impetus project, I can't wait to see it unfold. It will be all sorts of wonderful.

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    1. Thank you very much Monty! Unless you visit Germany then it's unlikely, but the next time I'm in Minnesota I'll try and swing by to give you a visit to view your lovely collection!:-)

      Christopher

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  12. Nice Ruin, good luck with the painting challenge. I look forward to seeing your AWI minis.

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    1. Thank you on all counts and hopefully I will get some AWI out.

      Christopher

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  13. Great looking ruin Christopher! Good luck with the challenge!

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  14. These look very atmospheric! Great stuff, buddy!

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    1. Thank you Kindly Doc I appreciate that!

      Christopher

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  15. Hi Christopher,

    this ruin looks very good. The weathering is very well done. I´m sure it will fit optimal on your gaming table.

    Cheers
    Mike

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    1. Thank you very much Mike and it so far has done the job nicely on the table giving a good focus area.

      Christopher

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  16. You brushwork has made it look like a museum piece. Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean that's very kind of you to say.

      Christopher

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  17. That is a great looking ruin (if there can be such a thing). I really like the stuff from MBA but I refuse to bite as I despise their international shipping policy. Too bad for me. :(

    It's great that you and Nick are going to try to keep pace with eachother for your Impetus project. I find that's a great way of keeping on top of things. I look forward to seeing both of your work!

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    1. Thank you very much Curt! Yes, the shipping is stiff for overseas.

      I'm very curious to see how Nick takes the approach. Will he be slow and easy or churning out figures at an alarming rate to intimidate me?:-)

      Christopher

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  18. Superb painting on a lovely model. That building looks like it has been through hell, very realistic.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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