Monday, 19 March 2018

From: SanderS: The Final Push- Part II (65 points / Arthur 17 points)

Hoi,

As announced here is the final entry for the Challenge, well there's always the final, final post where we show everything painted in the Challenge, but this is the last one that actually counts towards the score summary.


So what did I get up to? Well remember me telling you I would let you know what I would use the gift certificate from the Childhood Theme Round for? This isn't exactly that post but close enough. I said I was going to use the certificate for the schoolclub. Turns out that what I actually think the club needs is another game for those occasions where just a few kids turn up or for when there's too many to fit 2 HQ boards. So I went and invested in...drum-roll please... Blood Bowl! Yes sportsfans I have been eyeing this game for an age now and more specially since it's re-issue in 2016. I watched some tutorials online and caved. So I got the main box and two extra teams (Dwarfs for me and Skaven for my gaming buddy Mark, who actually owns ONE, yes 1 army and nothing more: Skaven). The FLGS manager accidentally sent me the Goblin team instead of the Skaven and when I told him he said he would sent the Skaven over and I could sent the Gobbo's back or keep them at half price. Guess what I did? So yeah I am now in possession of 4 teams for myself/ the club. I wanted to get at least one team painted and decided it would be the Orc team The Gouged Eyes. Now I was going for a paint-scheme pretty near the box art with some twists of myself.


The Miniatures are really well designed and quite hefty. The Black Orcs must be the favourites no doubt about that.



















I would also like to end this Challenge as I started it with some Heroquest figures. The one ending my contribution here is the Gargoyle. I have two, one for at home and one for the club and have held off painting them for lack of inspiration of how to paint them. It was while roaming Pinterest and seeing both a Chinese demon warrior and a blue Gargoyle that inspiration struck and I came up with this scheme.





Now Arthur heard we are in the last days of the Challenge and while he has already reached his goal of 50 points, he decided to chip in some more stuff. These Studio Miniatures ensigns are to form part of the "band" he's putting together. The flags are tin foil and he has painted one up as the Dutch national flag (red-white-blue) and one as the Limburgian one (the Province we live in) the latter should have a red lion interposed over the white-yellow and blue but I have no transfers in that colour and both us are not good enough to freehand them.



He also finished this 40mm knight. Now this is actually a present for Dave for winning the camel side duel and letting the lad keep some camels for himself. It may not be the prime piece in your collection Dave, but a 6 year old spent a good 3 quarters of an hour of his precious Lego and Transformers time to paint this one up out of his own motivation ;-)





So that's it from us for now folks. The scoring is pretty straight forward: 13 figures in 28mm for me (65 points) and 2 ensigns in 28mm and a 40mm figure for Arthur is 17 points.

Cheers,

 Sander

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This is just fantastic Sander - a brilliant way to wrap-up your Challenge! I love that you used the gift certificate to help pay for your school club's first foray into Bloodbowl. You must be one of the most popular teachers amongst your students. :) Those Black Orcs are fabulously nasty looking. I really like their skintones and their beaten-up red armour. What a ferocious bunch.

Speaking of wonderful skintones, I think that Chinese demon-inspired gargoyle is pretty spectacular, though how he gets in and out of his car to go to work wearing that helmet is beyond me. :)

Arthur remains absolutely rock solid with his entries. The patriotic banner bearers are excellent and I know Dave is going to be delighted with that wonderful red-helmed knight. As you say Sander, any time where you can get a young lad away from his Lego and video games is to be considered an undisputed WIN. Lovely work Arthur. Bravo!

Thanks for all your help this Challenge Sander, you did a terrific job with the Tuesday crew, and Arthur you exceeded your points target many times over, making a few of us blush with your productivity. Well done to you both and I hope to see this Dynamic Duo next December when the call goes out. :)

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16 comments:

  1. What an awesome entry Sanders some great painting and rely cool minis, thxs so much for being so easy to chat with with all my stuff your a top guy

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    1. Thanks Kent, you are too kind. The honour was all mine.

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  2. @Curt: perhaps I should clarify: Arcane Scenery doesn't stock Blood Bowl but has more then enough for my own tastes, I will use the certificate for myself while I got the game for at school.

    I was happy to join in!

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  3. Great stuff. The blue dude looks brilliant. cheers

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    1. Thanks I am really happy with him!

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  4. Awesome work Sander!!! Love the Limburgian flag Arthur, keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks Ray, officially the yellow and white in the flag are the Papal colours to show our allegiance to the Pope and the blue represents the river Meuse. We Limburgians like to say that the yellow and white represent the beer made from the water from the Meuse.

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  5. Lovely work Sander and Arthur :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, I cannot understand how you're able to reply to each and every post in the Challenge but your words are greatly appreciated!

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  6. The Sander and Arthur Show has been a real highlight of this Challenge - well done lads!

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    1. Thanks Evan, he really likes to participate!

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  7. Great work Sander, I've been really enjoying your Heroquest figures. I might see if ban locate some for next year's challenge if I get a spot.

    @Arthur. Top job on knocking those minis out of the park, well done.

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    1. Please do! Perhaps we could turn it into a HQ Side Duel ;-)

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  8. Really great flags from Arthur and you stuff is ok as well ☺

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    1. The lad laughed his little behind off due to your remark there Martin, thanks heaps mate :-)

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  9. Blood Bowl is great fun, and your orc team is super!

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