Friday, 20 March 2015

PhilH: Falling at each hurdle, including the last

I was cooking up a good one to sneak in before the close. Alas, I am ever the optimist on how long a project will take, not helped that I'd chosen some highlanders, the bane of speedy painting with all of that tartan and fiddly bits. It's almost like being back doing Napoleonics again.




They are coming along nicely but are not quite finished: I've three colours to complete still plus the tufting. The other half unit was has been block coloured before i cut the batch down.

You will no doubt seen the finished article in all their glory on my blog in a week or so.

With that, the only thing to say is a massive 'thank you' to Mr Curt Campbell, our esteemed Challenge Ringmaster. What a thing you have built over five years to bring such pleasure to so many - participants and followers alike. It is so kind of you to put all of this effort in every year, and walkways managing to bring kind words and encouragement in the midst of 'the grind' and fantastic works of your own. Thank you once again - the challenge has become one of my annual hobby highlights.

From Curt (again):

Thank you Phil for your very kind words. You may not have come on top with your duels but your work is absolutely peerless.  It is always a pleasure to have a PhilH entry on the blog - I hope we see you again next time the madness starts.

Warm Regards Mr. H.

Curt

11 comments:

  1. I'm going to stick my head above the parapet and say that I think that Phil deserves points for these. Whilst he might not consider them finished (only 10 stages of shading and highlights; at least five more to do) any (comparatively) sane person would have considered them completed several stages ago.

    These look fab Phil and it's been lovely having you with us again :)

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    1. I'll second that. They're beautiful!

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    2. Ah thanks Tamsin, Michael. Alas the points won't make much of a difference - I. Still a way off my target - I think I just can't carve as much hobby time out as I used to manage.

      What's important though is that these were bought ages ago but I was daunted by starting them, after a gruelling unit of a Napoleonic highlanders. Dos the challenge has got them a long way towards being painted. Which is enoug hp for me to flex my card at the Perry's again, I think! :-)

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  2. Shame you did not get them finished but they are looking great and will be excellent when finished

    Ian

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    1. Cheers David, they're coming along nicely and will be a great feature unit to have in the collection.

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  4. Love the very active poses, and great painting!

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    1. Cheers - they are great sculpts. Wait till you see the full unit together - in a few months no doubt!

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  5. I know exactly how this feels, I have 5 PzIVs that are definitley table top ready, but the painter in me says nope, a few more details and decals first...

    ...well done mate...

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    1. Ah no sense on rushing these things

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