Monday, 27 March 2017

RayR: Ray's Challenge


I for one am gutted the Challenge is over for another year.  In fact, I'm already looking forward to AHPC 8!! I'm so glad Curt came up with the idea, the Challenge forces me out of my painting doldrums and gets my butt into painting gear! What helps the most is all you other Challengers posting and commenting and pushing me to paint more.

Of late my painting and even gaming have been hit hard, with several job changes, the main one a few years ago when me and Fran both left GSK, a painters dream job, 4 twelve hour shifts days and nights with nothing to do except watch films and paint. It seems a lifetime ago (well it was?) when I finished 1st in the Challenge with nearly 5000 points, but that was only because of the job I was in.

Nowadays I'm just happy to finish in the top half!!!

So I'm very happy I beat my target and finished in 24th place with 1093 points and I even managed to beat fellow Posties Reject BigLee, now that makes 24th place taste even sweeter!!!


I managed to finally finish my French/Jacobite/Rebels army, which I undercoated to paint up in Challenge 6, but only actually finished 12 figures for. And I started my Woodland Indians army for Donnybrook, finishing three 12 figure units.

All in all I painted 150 25mm figures and some scenic defensive terrain pices, some of which can be seen in the photo above.

A big thank you has got to go to Curt, Sarah, Miles and all the other Minions, great work Guys!

Long live the Challenge!


23 comments:

  1. That's great progress and quite a charming collection of lead.

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  2. Great work Ray! I really liked all your figures for Donnybrook and the great Curtgeld duo with Lee. Terrific stuff.

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    1. I forgot about the Curtgeld! How could I do that??

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  3. Great stuff. You got plenty completed. cheers

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  4. I should have known I would need a bigger points lead over you in the final week. Same old tactics eh mate... sandbaggs at dawn! Lol

    Great output from you though. I was beginning to think you'd given up painting over the last year. Glad to see the AHPC cured you of that.

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    1. Yes you should have done...silly boy!

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  5. Looks like a great challenge for you Ray ..

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    1. I'm very pleased with the final results Dave, cheers!

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  6. Excellent work and a great pose for your future statue on Trafalgar Square. The Challenge wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you - thanks for being such a great sport!

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  7. Great painting Ray, as always, but that picture of Ray McDonnybrook himself, really? Oh well... :-P

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  8. I agree with Miles- it wouldn't be the challenge without Ray! Great to see the NYW figures.

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  9. Great work Ray - glad to see you get back into the swing of things :)

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  10. Well done Ray. Glad to see others moving into the whole "prepared in one Challenge to be painted for the next Challenge" approach, as it makes me feel slightly less nuts...

    Your work is top-notch, excellent stuff.

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  11. Well done, Ray - you've earned that statue, mate!

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