Monday, 28 March 2016

Christopher's Challenge - Breaking the 500 Point Barrier

As per Curt's order request of a summery of our challenge and a picture of ourselves.

This challenge was my most successful challenge to date where I actually finally broke the 500pts barrier which has been dogging me for six challenges. I typically do not do the themed bonus rounds as the challenge for me is trying to get figures in my cabinet which leaves me little time to go off my focused periods which makes accumulating points all that much harder. I'm also a relatively slow painter. Hmm what other excuse can I find for my low points levels...... Even though I seldom participate in the bonus theme rounds I'm glad Curt does them as I enjoy looking at what folks creativity gets them up to.

Another high point was edging out my friend Nick (MartinN) in the Bavarian challenge and getting a very close win. Thank heavens he had work commitments and home improvements or I'm pretty certain he would have won quite handily. The winner gets to choose a figure for the other to paint and after pointing out the very, very small print which says the figure can be of any size I announced his figure to be painted was a 1/56 scale tank.:-) Yes, I'm taking advantage of Nick's excellent WWII talents to add to my collection. I'm sure after privately cursing my name and vowing brutal revenge in the next challenge he good naturedly accepted the task.

I'm really looking forward to the next challenge and who knows maybe I'll break 600pts! (no laughing please) Anyhow enough of my ramblings and on to what I did in the challenge.

Almoravid Black Guard
Almoravid Berber Spear/Bow
Almorvid Light Cavalry
SYW Russians
SCW International Brigade
Egyptian Professor of Archaeology
Archaeologist Adventurer

This is my very lovely daughter enjoying the height supremacy while visiting Scotland last summer. It was very windy and I was trying unsuccessfully at a decent smile unlike my daughter who showed how it's properly done.

34 comments:

  1. That's a great turnout, Christopher - quality and quantity plus a dab hand at the detail stuff! Looking forward to seeing more of your work in future!

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  2. Excellent stuff Christopher - really stunning work throughout. And a lovely final photo with your daughter!

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    1. Thank you kindly Evan and indeed she does steal the show!

      Christopher

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  3. Excellent mini's and a very nice picture of you and your daughter. I suspect in addition to the height advantage the young lass probably has you wrapped around her little finger - as it should be, by the way!

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    1. Thank you Miles and indeed she does have me wrapped around her little finger and knows it too!

      Christopher

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  4. Great output, I really love the Moors. Looking forward to seeing what you do next year.

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  5. Cracking work Christopher. I know you've been struggling with the 500 point barrier these past few years but you punched through it handily this time out (and all with non-theme points). Well done! Also,that is a lovely pic of you and your daughter - you both look very happy.

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    1. Thank you very much Curt and yes it felt positively great to break the 500 pts. barrier! We were very happy and absolutely enjoyed our visit to lovely Scotland!

      Christopher

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  6. Congratulations on hitting that target. You can do 600 next year! That's a sweet picture of you and your daughter!

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    1. Thank you Anne and I hope I can reach 600pts! Thank you on the picture as she made it work!:-)

      Christopher

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  7. Great work Chris and a lovely little girl

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  8. I really liked the Amoravids, they looked great all ranked up. Excellent work all round though and nice to see an eclectic bunch of figures all painted so well.

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    1. Thank you very much Jamie very kind of you to say.

      Christopher

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  9. Very nice work, Chris! It may not have been the quanity, but the quality was quite good! I liked your Amoravid host the best, but I'm partial to green! ;)

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    1. Thank you David I appreciate that!

      Christopher

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  10. The figures are great, your painting is superb indeed! The last photo is endearing too, we need pics like these to put things in perspective as we seem to never grow up anyway and relate to our kids all the better for it ;-)

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    1. Thank you very much Sander and completely agree relating to our children better.

      Christopher

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  11. Some cracking work there, as ever. So yes let's 600' nah 700 from you next yeat

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    1. Thanks David and I think I'd be thrilled with 600pts. let alone 700pts!

      Christopher

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  12. Some real beauties, just love your Moors!!

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  13. Lovely output Christopher :)

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  14. Congrats on a hugely successful challenge Chris! And of course I'm looking forward to see you fielding your new toy for the first time. say, have you ever heard of the infamous pink-oxide primer camo those Panzer IV's were delivered in? No? Well, you're lucky I'm an expert on that particular sheme ;-)

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! A what?? A pink tank....of course you do know you risk your armies being beaten by a pink tank so you may wish to reconsider that plan of retribution. >:-)

      Christopher

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  15. Those are all lovely models mate.. great work all around!

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