Wednesday, 24 February 2016

From MartinC - Paint Bomb....Misfire (95 Points)

I had such grand plans, a >350 point bomb, but life got in the way. Specifically the 28th anniversary of my 21st birthday on Friday which left me sofa ridden all day Saturday, I am officially too old for 7 hours of power drinking.

I did manage to paint the 2nd unit of Principes, Aventine figures. This left me with only 1 more unit to paint to compete my Republican Roman army. However I bought 3 more units from 1st Corps on Sunday (only 90p per figure) to give me a full 10 cohorts. I do now have a definite plan for finishing the challenge with another completed army




Another 16 figs and 15 hand painted shields - 95 points I think. 
As for next week I suggest that everybody gets a hard hat and moves to the Anderson Shelter. 

Lovely stuff Martin - nice job on the shields they look consist as well.  Oh dear what is he planning next week - maybe someone can take him to the pub!

26 comments:

  1. Nice work Martin, and a belated happy birthday! :)

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  2. Great looking mini's can we have a group shot at the end :-)

    Happy Birthday, I have the same one in three weeks time but will not be drinking at all LOL

    Ian

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    1. Happy Birthday, I can strongly recommend the drinking at the time. The trick is not to stop

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  3. Many happy returns.
    If It makes you feel better I am too old for 2 hours of power-drinking! Nice looking troops and we will await the paint bomb next week and I am sure the wait will be worth it.

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    1. Ta, you can do a lot of drinking in 2 hours, just choose your weapon

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  4. Happy birthday - I think you spend a lot more time in the pub so I have a better chance of catching up - next round is on me!

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    1. Thanks, happy to spend time in the pub, it's a place where I excel

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  5. nice paintwork, congratulations! and happy 28th ;-)

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  6. Happy Birtyday and I must say I don't think I was up for 7 hours of power drinking when I was 21 I wouldn't try it now. Fine looking Romans.

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    1. In my day I could do 18 but that was a long time ago. Ta

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  7. Happy birthday! And seven hours of power drinking...sounds like just what I need to get painting... :)
    Excellent Romans!

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    1. Does look like you have twice as many figs to paint

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  8. Happy Birthday Martin. Those are some lovely Romans with terrific shields. Great work.

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  9. Thanks mate, really like painting shields now

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  10. Happy Birthday Martin. Lovely Romans! You just need to get back into training regards the drinking. After all, it's your 29th anniversary next year so you need to make a statement :-)

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    1. Cheers. My drinking has really slowed in last 3 years but plenty of time to practice

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  11. Great to see Romans like this. Happy Birthday to you and your liver. Cheers

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  12. Happy 28, Martin! ;)
    The Romans look very fine and I really dig the sheilds! Very nice red on em!
    My condolences on the hangover, but my last one had me doing a PT test, a suprise PT test, the morning after. Since the US Army wore blues as standard uniform when I first enlisted, I only needed to have a pulse to pass. A two mile run hungover is not fun though, the alcohol fumes sweating out the pores were definitely toxic too. ;)

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    1. Cheers, that sounds horrible, nothing worst than sweating alcohol

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  13. great work on the figures and to be young again!

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    1. cheers, I have the body of a man who has seen a lot of life

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