Welcome to the Painting Challenge. Here you will find the fabulous, fevered work from miniature painters from around the world. While participants come from every colour, gender, age and nationality, they have at least three things in common: they love miniatures, enjoy a supportive community and they have all taken the Challenge.
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This is it for Challenge VIII and what fun it has been. I
started out on a mission to make a dent in the Shelf of Shame. I’m super happy
to have added a couple of battalions of french minifigs to a growing
Napoleonic army. Project 3 (AWI) has also seen a great deal of progress.
It’s been a real privilege to share the virtual stage with
some truly talented painters. There is so much to learn about the hobby and the
many ways to bring models to life. Challenge VIII was inspiring, motivating and
fulfilling. Thanks especially for sharing tips, techniques and colour choices.
Next year I probably won’t get into a Black Powder duel with
KentG – what was I thinking?
I bounced around a lot – from Dark Ages through ECW
and WW2 to the far Antarean Future. The first foray into tartan was fun. I enjoyed the Bonus Rounds for causing me
to reach into more obscure parts of the shelf of shame and look at some 3D
printed models. Dad’s Army turned out well.
Don't tell him your name Pike
Over the course of the Challenge I unfortunately managed to
add some projects: Project 11: Zulu War, Project 12: Napoleonic Minifigs basing
and Project 13: 25mm Napoleonic Prussians. Additionally, a certain number of
Dark Ages figures have shown up because how can you have too many Vikings and
Saxons? All this means the total unpainted mountain is in roughly the same
place - or maybe a little worse – I might need to join some kind of a group – any takers?
Winter is Coming
If you are in the Pacific Northwest over Memorial Day weekend I recommend Enfilade! the largest historical miniatures convention west of the Mississippi – it’s fun and friendly and there’s a great bring and buy to tempt you into more eras and/or scales.
It felt like more than this when I was painting them
It has now been 4 days since my last miniatures purchase (Gripping Beast plastic Viking 4pt warband).