Monday, 28 March 2016

Curt's Challenge - I Survived Another One!

Okay, I'll kick off. Here is me and my Challenge


103 x 28mm foot figures
16 x 28mm mounted figures
2 x 28mm artillery pieces
72 x 3mm mounted figures
16 x 10mm mounted figures 
150 x 3mm foot figures
22 x 10mm foot figures
1 x 28mm armoured car
1 x 28mm patrol boat
1 x 28mm French fort
4 x 28mm Dogs
1 x 28mm Bear


 60 Days
74 Friends
1 Great Time
 (and, hey, check out how I made this list
look like the silhouette of a beer glass. Now, how cool is that!?) 

 

45 comments:

  1. That is boat load of cool stuff. Thats more than last year a think, minions a good idea

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    1. The 'Minions' were probably the best idea to come out of the Challenge this year (and they rightfully stole the show). Actually come to think of it, I think I'll give myself a raise.

      (Now, if I could only convince them to shovel my drive and take the dogs for walks it would be perfect! ) :)

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    2. He who can not delegate can not rule

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  2. Fantastic output and entries Curt! :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin! In truth you and the team had a lot to do with this output. Again, thank you.

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  3. A very respectable output, especially in view of your role as Evil Overlord of the whole shebang. I really liked those Landsknechts, that was a seriously good pike regiment!

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    1. Yeah, you know being an Evil Overlord really takes a lot out of you. Everyone thinks its all about affecting a posh English accent and wearing black well but there's a lot more going on behind the scenes. Take for example all the elves and fairies I had to round up and enslave to paint all this stuff. THAT was a bloodly pain in the arse. Just try finding paint brushes that small, and then there was the constant whining, 'You haven't cleaned these models very well? Why can't we paint fantasy figures? Why aren't you collecting this Frostgrave stuff that everyone is talking about?' It really was insufferable. ;)

      Seriously, thanks Ev. The Landsknechts were a complete bear to do, but I'm happy to have them in the collection.

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    2. I'm surprised you didn't take up Frostgrave - fighting your way through a frozen wilderness infested with fearsome beasts? Sounds like the morning commute in Regina, am I right, ladies and gentlemen?

      Thank you, I'm here all week, enjoy the buffet!
      ; )

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  4. Great work dude. I would say that having only a single full beer glass is slightly misleading...

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    1. As a communications guy you know it's all about the optics. ;)

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    2. Optics? Ahhhh, so the whisky and brandy chasers are all hidden out of shot! ;)

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  5. You know, I'm not sure if whitewashing a fence is all that fun, but if you say so....

    A great collection of superbly painted mini's - thanks again for a wonderful time this year.

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  6. Sorry dude you're outta luck on dog and snow duties. But seriously great output. And why a beer glass over a wine glass?
    Cheers, PD

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    1. Understood, but it was worth a try.

      To be honest, we ran out of plonk (gasp!) and only had beer in the house (thanks Stacy!)

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  7. Great output and really well done!

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  8. Awesome. It's going to take me a while to round up all the painted stuff as it was an extremely productive time for me.
    That colourful Landsneckhts was truly awesome. One of my Favs of the Challenge. Great job on organising and running this show and yeah..Minions was a great way to spread the work load with the increased number of participants. Well done. and CHEERS!

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    1. Thank you Kiwi, it was my pleasure.

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  9. That's a happy but tired man in that photo. You look mahvelous dahlink! Enjoy the beer!!!!!

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    1. Thank you m'dear, I tip my glass to you. :)

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  10. Cheer up Curt, only 9 months now for the next Challenge!!
    Thanks ofr all the effort and still wondering where you found the time to coordinate the project, paint, work and have a family life... my super-hero!!

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    1. I had to cut back on fighting crime at night, but sacrifices had to me made. :)

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  11. An excellent out-put Curt given your duties and high standards! In addition to the lovely figures you did I must say those Landsknechtes were a real show stopper. Well done and thank you for the challenge!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself - you had a banner year.

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  12. Great job Curt and is that a mini Trojan Horse in the background, how interesting.

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    1. It's a Paris Opera poster of 'Les Troyens' (this is the size used in the Paris Metro) but now that I see it in the photo it does have a remarkable 3D quality about it...

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  13. Fantastic work, Curt! I've enjoyed your Italian War troops the most this go around.
    That is a very nice Trojan horse too and I approve of the beer! ;)

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    1. Thanks David that was my victory beer!

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  14. That's an impressive amount of lead out of the lead shed and ready for the gaming table. It's great to see the challenge go from strength to strength - and that you've managed to come out of the other end!

    Time for a holiday, eh?

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    1. Now I just need to fill up the gaps in the Lead Shed (don't tell Sarah).

      A warm holiday is definitely in order. We'll see you in a couple months Mr. Hawkins!

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  15. What a fantastic output, I'm amazed you manage to get it all done as I struggle and play no part in the challenge other than painting! I'd forgotten about those Martians, they were smashing.

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    1. Thanks Jamie! (To be honest I had forgotten about them too!)

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  16. More paining , less admin.. Sounds and looks like a win win!

    Some cracking stuff there Curt

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    1. It was indeed a win-win this year, thank you and the other fabulous adjudicators. I think I'll be keeping that idea for the next one.

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  17. Brilliant collection there Curt and well thanks again for everything! BTW: what kind of beer were you drinking?

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    1. Thanks Sander! I believe the beer was 'Guinness Blonde' - quite tasty. That along with a boiled egg and you're set for the day! ;)

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  18. Good challenge and organizing Curt!

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    1. Thanks Francis! It's all about the help (and selecting the right voltage...) :)

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  19. Some wonderful figures Curt, how you found the time to paint is beyond me!

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    1. You know, once I got my head around the idea of not sleeping for three months it all just sort of fell into place. :)

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  20. Quite a smug grin you're casting here, dear Lord o' paint! And how so? Rightfully! You've produced some excellent pieces throughout this challenge but those Landsknechts were a real bummer!

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    1. Thanks Nick! With this fine, happy crew I have a lot to be smug about. :)

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  21. Great work all around.. and a nice work on the pieces as well! Until the next one I assume? :)

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    1. Indeed. I hope to see your 'eyes' in with the next draft of Challengers MrLee!

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