Thursday, December 11, 2014

Armored Field Artillery Battery and Analogue Painting Challenge


That's right it's that time of year again for Curt's here Analogue painting challenge which is becoming a traditional annual event in the wargaming blogging community and something I always look forward to. Curt in his wisdom has now even devoted a blog to it here.

This year I will be be doing the challenge "old school" style which is to say I will not be participating in the painting themed challenge rounds which give bonus points for entering and will instead only receive points for each model painted. The themed challenge rounds are more or less a loose painting competition which is not to say that is a bad thing at all and is in fact an enjoyable part to view, but for me the Analogue Painting Challenge is to get figures painted for my armies which leaves me little time for distractions like the bonus themed rounds although I will cheer them on.:-) With all my points being "hard points" I'm very curious to see if I can make my goal of 500pts.....I hear some murmurings of "when pigs fly"....

Ok now some comments on the photo's. This is my latest edition to my long..long.. time FOW US Tank Company that was originally supposed to be something quickly done and on the table so I would have something to do while I painted up Airborne. Well....that's still the plan just taking much longer then I thought!!

Anyhow the unit is an Armored Field Artillery Battery consisting of 3 M7 Priests , 2 M2 Halftracks and M4 Sherman Spotter tank. The command and staff can also be on foot, but I've chosen to have them mounted and see how that goes. I eventually plan on increasing the size of the unit, but for now this will do just fine. I'm never completely sure of myself when painting vehicles and always feel out of my comfort zone, but I do enjoy weathering vehicles!:-)

As to what's next I think it will be more stuff for my tank company, but that can always change as I'm ruled by mood in what I do and am never sure what exactly I'll do next.


Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company- Battlefront   

16 comments :

  1. This is an unexpected and pleasant surprise. All of the vehicles look great and I do like the weathering effect.

    Great job!

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    1. Thank you Jonathan I appreciate your sentiments.

      Christopher

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  2. I agree the weathering is extremely well done. Very very nice work Christopher!

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  3. Your skills in the weathering process is clearly testamented in this excellent batch. I really like the overall roughed up feeling you get through, these will look great on the table!

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    1. Thank you very much BP your very kind!

      Christopher

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  4. Most impressive, splendid details!

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  5. Chris they really are some fantastic vehicles and I feel they're eagerly waiting for their first day out on the table. Should get my arse up to paint some 15mm figures so we can get going with BGN or BGK or whatever ;)
    Off to do some reading...

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    1. Thank you kindly Nick and I do indeed look forward to trying out BGK with you when we are ready.

      Christopher

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  6. Damn lovely work, Christopher! Your weathering is superb.

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  7. That's an amazing collection of vehicles - superb job :)

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  8. Very impressive force; nice weathering too.

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