|Let's see if we can do this a bit better...|
This year we had 43 nominations for this award with 63 people voting. It was wonderful to go through the gallery of nominations as it provides a wonderful sampling of the three months of the Challenge.
For those wishing to see the voting results, they can be found here.
Honourable Mentions go to RodF's Whompers, DaveD's Viva Zapata and Curt's Spanish Rodeleros.
|Rod's 'Whompers of the 1st Royal Regiment of Hoppers'|
|Dave's 'Viva Zapata!'|
|Curt's 'Spanish Rodeleros'|
Third Place goes to AnthonyO's 'US Airborne'. Anthony will receive a gift voucher from Barrage Miniatures. Wonderfully done Anthony!
|AnthonyO's 'US Airborne'|
Second Place is awarded to ByronM's whimsical 'Steampunk Mary and Bert'. Byron will receive a free 1-year subscription from 'Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy'. Congratulations Byron!
|ByronM's 'Steampunk Mary & Bert'|
|ByronM's 'Arena Rex Beasts'|
|ByronM's 'Rail Golem'|
|KyleC's 'Afro Samurai'|
|KyleC's 'Dwarf Alchemist'|
|MichaelA's 'Grail Knights'|
I spent a lovely Saturday evening curled up with iPad and a glass (or two) of wine, perused all the varied and terrific entrants for the most coveted of AHPC awards, the Illustrious Sarah's Choice. :) From ginger haired Stormtroopers to lady assassins, Spanish Civil Wars milicianas to gangster molls, fantasy clerics and 40K Sisters of Battle, the roster was wonderful and eclectic. I applaud you all!
Honourable Mention to the Tribe of Bromely girls, Nina and Valerie.
Well done ladies! I love Valerie's wood elves and especially your TreeWoman. Nina, your Litch queen is terrifyingly lovely. If either of you girls decide not to continue with your painting, (but you should, because there is real talent there) I believe you both have a future in storytelling... I am looking forward to the next installment of both your armies adventures and I wish to give you a gift certificate from Dragon's Den Games (your Dad and Curt can work out the details). :)
Honourable Mention to Ray R
Queenie from Blackadder is divinely imperious and you have captured her spirit so well. (confession; I have a weakness for all things Blackadder)
With this figure, you have "erased" the She-Bear entry from the lore of past AHPC entries. Well done!
The award for Sarah's Choice goes to AlanD for his Women from the Retreat from Moscow.
As I have lived with Curt for twenty plus years (yikes!), his love for the Napoleonic Era has been absorbed into my own interests and your Retreat from Moscow really just blew me away. Wow! So evocative and your colour choices, basing etc really conveys the cold, perilous and uncertain journey these women would have experienced.
This was my favourite as it is so thought provoking and I found myself thinking of these figures/scenes at the oddest times.
Bravo to everyone and I am looking forward to having Curt back from his painting desk. Oh wait, he's signed up for the Lead Painters League.
Oh well, coffee, wine, Netflix and two dogs will keep me entertained. ;)
Until next time,
Best to All
ps: I'm still waiting for someone to paint Empress Josephine...
Thank you my dear, and congratulations to Alan on his Sarah's Choice! Alan, you will receive a 30 Euro Gift Certificate from Barrage Miniatures.
Points Threshold Prizes
Next we have the Point Threshold prizes. These are a random draw awarded to participants who broke through the six points barriers over the course of the Challenge.
Finally, I think it only proper to give some prizes to our Paint Titans who dominated the points roster:
Congratulations to all the prize winners and thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us. Please contact me to work out the details of your prizes.