Tuesday, 22 December 2015

From AnneO'L - Landing Party (30 Points)

This year I would like to do something a little bit different. Rather than painting single figures, I am focusing more on units and teams.  I am not a display painter and am not interested in working hard enough to become one. Therefor it is time I turned my attention to unified groups of figures that can be used on the gaming table.

My first entry is a Landing Party with figures from both Counterblast and Reaper.






32mm figure from Counterblast sculpted by Patrick Keith



32mm figure from Reaper sculpted by Bob Ridolfi



25mm figure from Counterblast sculpted by Patrick Keith



25mm figure from Reaper sculpted by Patrick Keith



20mm figure from Counterblast sculpted by Patrick Keith
(I have painted this figure before, but in a completely different palette)


Using the greens, browns and yellows as unifying colours enabled me to assembly line paint and get these done a bit quicker.

I will be quite busy during the Holiday season so I won't have another post up until January.  And as it is a US Airborne bazooka and 60mm light mortar team, it may be the 2nd week of January at that. Those para's have a lot of webbing and that's sure to slow me down quite a bit.

I'd like to thank Curt for continuing this Challenge for another year.  Winter would be quite dull and the extra excitement helps keep spirits high. And for those in the Southern Hemisphere it provides an escape from the wretched heat.

Also I would like to thank those kind folks who are taking on the extra responsibility as adjudicators this year. Without them I doubt that so such a large number of us would be able to participate.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season.

Welcome aboard Anne, and Happy Holidays to You and Yours as well! 
It's wonderful to have you with us again this year as it's always a treat to see your talented brushwork.
Yellow is one of my favourite colours and I really like your use of it in this entry. Also, that turquoise skin tone on the long-necked alien is brilliant as well.
For ease of accounting we'll score all of these as 28mm models, so 30 points total for your debut, Anne. Well done m'dear and see you in the New Year!

34 comments:

  1. I like them a lot the leader reminds me of Zap Brannigan from futurama.

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  2. A fantastic painting job - the shading is exceptionally well done!

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  3. Outstanding work as always Anne! :)

    Painting teams does speed things up where you can use the same colours for different parts of each figure :)

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  4. I really like the way you render textiles - I've yet to see their equal. Excellent work as ever, Anne!

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  6. ROCKIN! Very nice job Anne! Brilliant. Unusual figures as well. Excellent. Cheers

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  7. Great looking space adventurers. I have a few Counterblast figures I'm hoping to get done during the challenge myself.

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  8. Wow - those eyeballs on the aliens look fantastic! The whole team looks great.

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  9. Incredible painting, Anne! They would be in a display cabinet if they were mine! An amusing group of figures.

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  10. This Challenge had to take part, to be the first to see the new work of Anna. as always, I see a unique style and ability to work with color. My congratulations on a job well done.

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  11. Great job Anne! That's a very nice little squad! Some wonderfully characterful sculpts there!

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  12. Welcome on board. As always beautiful work and a cool crew.

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  13. Fantastic first entry this year. That little robot is so cute!

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  14. My word Anne, these are stunning!

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  15. Love the figures, great find on the reaper one to match the other Ilyrian and lovely paintwork.

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  16. It seems you have had a very busy 3 days, Have you slept at all, or do you have coffee in an intravenous drip keeping you going? Stunning work as always.

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  17. Wonderful painting work, Anne. Fantastic use of the (at least for me) difficult yellow colour, really warm.

    And the brown...
    And the grey...

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  18. Love seeing your paint work.. and this is just perfect! Looking forward to seeing more of your work, and to hear that you have some US models to come??? Oh yes.. looking forward to seeing your take on them for sure!

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  19. These look great Anne! They are truly full of character and I think you captured them just right.

    Christopher

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  20. Marvellous, splendid, outstanding work, Anne :D

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  21. Always love your colour work and again it's top notch

    Ian

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  22. Great job, Anne! An eclectic mix of crew looking ready for all sorts of bother! The yellow ties them together really well.

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  23. Thank you for you comments everyone. I've no time to really reply as I'm chained to the kitchen making cookies and candies till after Christmas.

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  24. "I'm not a display painter..."

    Could've fooled me! Brilliant work as always. These guys look like they could hold their own alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy. ;)

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  25. Superb work Anne, I really like the colour palette you have used

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  26. Wonderful work Anne! I'd still say it's display quality ;-)

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  27. Incredible stuff Anne - the character of these figures is striking (fun, cool, all at once), and your brushwork is top notch - great work.

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  28. Oh wow... I hold my breath every time I see one of your entries Anne and it's never in vain. Absolutely smashing stuff!

    The best bet about you painting units this time is we get to see even more of you unique style.

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  29. Anne you always seem to pick great subjects to paint, and then present them so well. Bravo!

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  30. Anne always has such lovely taste and eye for colours!

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    1. You is right darling, moi does have great taste. As the Supreme Mistress of the Galaxy it is my job :0)

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  31. Great to see you go at them Anne, still love your palette and am curious after your historicals! Cheers Sander

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