Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Ray's Challenge - Not a 15 Among Them!


Well I for one am gutted the Challenge is over. Since the last Challenge finished this time last year, I've hardly picked up a brush, so I was looking forward to getting my butt into gear and dipping my cobwebbed brushes back into a pot of paint.

My plan was to scrape past the 500 point mark, which I just managed to do getting 681 points and finish somewhere in the top 40, so I was very pleased finishing in 36th place, nowhere near the good old days of 4942 points I reached in Challenge II, but that's life!

You may or may not have noticed a certain Donnybrook pattern to my entries this year? I had a plan and stuck to it in all but 2 of my entries. And not a 15mm figure in sight!!! 

I may keep all the 15's for the next Challenge, but I just hope I can carry on the good start I got this year.

Finally just gotta say a big Thank You to Curt, for putting up with all the going's on since December and to Sarah for letting him get away with it!



Nostalgia Bonus Round - Stan & Ollie in Sons of the desert!




Epic Fail Bonus Round



Epic Fail Bonus Round




Defensive Terrain Bonus Round
or
Dee Fensiff and Terry Ain




Donnybook - French or Jacobites or Rebels




Donnybrook - Moors Musketmen &
Moor Hero Ab'd Allah Ghalian 




The Button Pushing  L'amour Bonus Round - Tamsin O'Leary
Well? Wouldn't you?


Nautical Bonus Round - Crew of HMS Dragon




Donnybrook - Crew of HMS Ruby




Gambler/Risk Taker Bonus Round - The Duke of Monmouth




Curtgeld - Wild Bill Hickok




Donnybrook - English Artillery




Donnybrook - Moor Horse




Donnybrook - Moor Characters



My last entry was Donnybrook - Rebels with a cause

And there loads of pics of me online already so I've included this never seen before gem!



And here's me holding a biscuit tin with some of the new figures in!



42 comments:

  1. To be honest Ray, I don't think we needed (or wanted :p ) any pics of you! ;)

    Well done on getting so much 28mm stuff painted for your Donnybrook collection. Will you be running a game sometime?

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    1. That's the pkan Tamsin, just got a few more bits and bobs to finish off.

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  2. Great mini's - I need to try Donnybrook it looks fun

    That last picture makes you seem very Oliver Twist like - may I have some more minis?

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  3. Great to see your collection in its entirety, very impressive!

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  4. That rounded picture makes me think of The Cat in Hat stories. Really well done on all that Donnybrook goodness Ray!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Chris, I do quite like green eggs and ham....

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  5. Those biscuit tins sure do come in handy for our hobby. Great work.
    cheers

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    1. Got a few of the blighters left over from Crimbo!

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  6. Great stuff Ray. And anything that invokes the term "donnybrook" over and over again has to be good...

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  7. You did a fine job this year Ray-all nice submissions.

    But oh my God, that fish eye pic of you-eeeek!

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    1. Can't believe you'd say that Anne!

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  8. Frightening but a good challenge!

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    1. By frightening, I take it you mean the wonderful array of figures?

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  9. Good stuff Ray - may seem thin in relative terms but a great bunch of goodies nevertheless!

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  10. A very fine output, Ray! I really liked the Donnybrook stuff and it looks like you amassed quite a bit for some good games with the rules too. I like the ruleset's name enough that I may have to get it for early colonial North American if I ever get tired of muskets and tomahawks! ;)

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    1. It'd work really well for that. Which also is a plan of mine!

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  11. Great stiff Ray and the photo with the Biccie tin is one of my favourites.

    By the way gratters on the mention in Battlegames, your blog deserves special mention

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  12. Good stuff and you did produce the most infouse figure of the challenge Tamsin O'Leary

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    1. Yeh, I'm still quite pleased with her!

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  13. Well done Ray, and nota sandbag or budgie in sight! I like your Donneybrook figs best. In fact you've inspired me to pick up a copy of the rules now that they are out on PDF as of a few days ago.

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    1. I'm very pleased you'll be buying the rules, I know you'll enjoy them. Wonder what faction you'll paint up first??

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    2. I have a hankering for Bonnie Dundee and the very first Jacobite Rebellion in 1689.

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    3. Hmm? Sounds excellent! Of course I've already got all them....in 15mm though!!!

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  14. Great work! Although that's quite a close-up picture that...

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  15. WoW!
    Ray, yoru are the machine of perpetual motion... what level of output... and high quality painting too

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    1. Just wish I had the time to paint like I used too?? Groooan!

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  16. Excellent work Ray but you have to learn to pace yourself better. You were just getting your steam up and we were shutting off the lights! I really enjoyed your Donnybrook stuff and your greyscale Stan & Ollie. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Curt, I was very disappointed how Stan & Ollie came out, they remind me of Zombies!

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  17. Wonderful work all round Ray! Really liked your take on grey scale.

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  18. Great work, though kinda surprised you have so few models painted.. are you not known for dropping large paint bombs on people? :)

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