Friday, 23 March 2018

From RusselG: Challenge VIII group photo

This was my second challenge and the first in which I achieved my proposed total, actually surpassing it by nearly half.

It has been great fun and has invigorated myself to get back into painting and starting new or old projects.

Last year was a difficult one, with personal tragedy, and injury, and the hobby was more or less abandoned.

However, participation in the challenge this year has helped me no end.

A thank you must go out to Curt and his marvellous minions in looking after all of us through the course of the challenge, without you all we would be lost in the maelstrom.

As is apparently the done thing for the finale, I enclose my photos of the finished total and myself (at the end of a tough work week and full of the common cold) of which until i opened the box of challenge painted work, I had forgotten how much I had done.



Here are the collective, i really must choose a size/scale in future, its getting ridiculous.



 And an unshaven, cold riddled monster, fits with the challenge lol



And i cant remember who asked, but someone did, for a group shot of the Vietnam battlefront helicopters, here they are with what i managed to paint during the challenge, only another 10 bases of infantry and 3 guns and its all done, woohoo.

I had forgotten about the Curtgeld, but luckily for me, my village community trust is raising money to fit a defibrillator outside the local post office and have been selling raffle tickets, so instead of buying tickets i asked if i could just make a donation which they accepted. Hopefully when they raise the money it never needs to be used, but its good to know its there if required.

So that is it for another year, i wish you all good health and happiness, and thank you all, i now have the time to look back all the posts and see you're marvellous achievements.

R

15 comments:

  1. Great work Russel! I think it was me asking about a group shot of your choppers as I need inspiration to do the ones I have waiting in the wings. Also, the defibrillator is a great cause to contribute to - well done. I hope you get over your cold soon so you can enjoy the coming spring weather.

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    1. Thanks, beware helicopters, they become an addictive collection. I started with 2, now they almost outnumber the infantry.

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  2. Some really nice work there, Russel, from armour to aircraft to infantry, there's something for everyone!

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    1. Thanks, i tend to get a bit bored and jump project, but i do end up with lots of stuff to paint.

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  3. Good work! I like your Ride of the Valkyries shot!

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  4. Excellent. The helicopters are awsome!

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  5. That's some lovely looking stuff. Well done!

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  6. Lovely work there, the Vietnam stuff is great but I really liked the retro ork armour!
    Best Iain

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    1. The Gobsmasha was just a bit of whimsy i built, i also made a classic battlewagon.
      I may make one of each of the classic Ork vehicles, they have so much character they need to be made.

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  7. Great haul Russ, need to get in touch soon and try to arrange a game with all this painted goodness.

    Cheers, Ross

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  8. Excellent collection there. I have a bad cold as well at the moment and it's stopped me from doing the group shot. cheers

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  9. What a great last post! Some excellent stuff you did this Challenge Russel, it was a joy to see all those nice entries every week!

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