Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tamsin's Challenge - Lee, Fluffy and Me

What a fantastic Challenge this has been. So many participants, so many entries, so many points, so much lead (and plastic and resin), so many stats, so many email notifications to Curt of new comments...

I also had a very productive three months. Although my points total was my lowest since I first entered, as one of the 47 Ronin in AHPC 3, if you adjust for the slightly shorter duration it was my second highest score. Mind you, my highest score was last year when I didn't enter the bonus rounds. Could it be that we spend an inordinate amount of time painting our entries for those rounds that could be more productively spent on painting whole armies of figures?

Anyhoos, that's enough of the philosophical stuff, on with the pics.

Everything I painted

Half of my 6mm Rebs

...and the other half

15mm Korean Righteous Army and generals

Those Nasty Nokians, aka the 15mm Crusties

My theme round entries

28mm character figures

28mm civvies and "Bulls" for Salutesville

28mm cougars for Mexicagrave

28mm ghouls, Aztecs and wolves for Mexicagrave
That's rather a lot. Just imagine how many I would have painted if the Challenge had been as long as previous years.

Anyway, I'd taken all of those pics before Curt announced the twist for these round-up posts. As I didn't want to take the pics all over again and in any case don't have the facility to include myself in the pics, I've decided to post the following pics which were taken last October when our resident mathemagician, the Reverend Miles "Fluffy" Reidy was over here in London.

Me, Ray, Lee

Lee, Fluffy, me

My apologies for those collections of pixels. I always look crap in pics for some reason.

I hope to see you all (and many others) for AHPC7!


  1. You did a tremendous job this year. Such variety in your work and all well executed. You contribute so much that the Challenge wouldn't be nearly as fun without you.

    You look just fine in those photo's btw. A damn sight prettier than those other two :0)

  2. Fabulous work Tamsin! I really enjoyed your Aztec/Incan take on the Frostgrave phenomena. Very creative AND you climbed your way into the top 5 which is no small feat. Well done!

  3. Some fab entries Tamsin and atop 5 finish is nothing to sniff at?

  4. A great body of work, always impressed with your variety and quality of work

  5. Quite the haul indeed Tamsin. Love the diversity but the massive 6mm Army blows me away. Cant wait to see them lined up against those Yankees from AHPC V!

  6. Top work, Tamsin! The wee rebels are nice, but I really like your Mexi-Grave project and my cousins from south the Rio-Grand! ;)
    Is it congradulations or condolences for standing so close to Ray? ;)

  7. Great job Tamsin and why is Miles called Fluffy.

    1. It's a long story best read from the original:


  8. Great stuff you edged past me on the last day for that top five spot, Congrats on that, I think the cougars are my favorite.

  9. Well done all round Tamsin. I too like the Mexigrave theme best! And top five to boot.

  10. Great work Tamsin. The amount of stuff you manage to paint even at a supposed low ebb related to other challenges is tremendous!

  11. cracking stuff, I really like the diversity in scales and eras.

  12. Brilliant collection Tamsin, very diverse and everything done in your usual very high standard!

  13. well done Tamsin - funny felt to me like you knoeck loads out - i loved the Millsy bonus round - my favourite..just add a shovel next time

  14. A great output Tamsin! Well done!


  15. Awesome. A great collection of painted miniatures Tamsin. Top work and very productive. Very active on the comments as well with great encouragement. Cheers from here.

  16. Smashing it again, Tamsin! Thanks for all your encouragement and kind words throughout the Challenge - I'll be there for the next one, hope you will too!

  17. Outstanding work Tamsin. Both in quality and quantity. Your crusties really were a favourite of mine this year.

  18. Fantastic work.. can never understand how someone can paint so small a miniature though, and then so many pieces on top of it!

  19. @ Anne - thanks m'dear! Mind you it's hardly difficult to look pretty next to Ray! ;)

    @ Curt - cheers! I'm somewhat amazed that I got all the way up thereto be honest - I was hoping to end up in the top 20, maybe 15 when I started out :)

    @ Ray - thanks matey! :)

    @ Fran - cheers m'dear! :)

    @ Martin C - thanks! :)

    @ Paul O'G - cheers! You might have to wait a little while for the first outing of my 6mm stuff - I need to paint up some terrain first! :)

    @ David B - thanks! I've enjoyed my Mexicagrave project so far :)

    @ John - cheers! :)

    @ Adam - thanks! You might want to call them pumas to avoid any misunderstandings with your missus-to-be! ;)

    @ Peter D - cheers! Mexicagrave is a fun project :)

    @ Greg - thanks! Just imagine what I could achieve if I was energised and focused :)

    @ Jamie - cheers! Variety is the spice of life, as they say :)

    @ Sander - thanks! :)

    @ Dave D - cheers! I might just have to add a shovel to that dio :)

    @ Christopher - thanks! :)

    @ Brendon - cheers! I like to comment on as many posts as possible to show my appreciation of everybody's efforts :)

    @ Evan - thanks! Of course I'll be there for the next one :)

    @ Martin N - cheers! The Crusties were fun to paint, even though they were fiddly :)

    @ Kyle - thanks! 6mm is quite easy to pain once you get past the fear factor :)