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!