Monday, 26 March 2018

From SanderS: What I Did During Challenge VIII (1048 points)

Hoi there folks!

And so we open our eyes and the Challenge is all but over.. For me this is a dreaded moment, the end-review of my accomplishments during the Challenge. Dreaded? Yes dreaded because it's basically the End of the Challenge and that is usually followed by a Hobby-depression on my part. Sure Curt is still going to publish the Prize Ceremony and stuff but this will be last post we as mere mortal Challengers are allowed to put up on the blog and as such it's over and done.


Last week has seen my family come down with a very nasty case of the flu (first the boys and more recently my wife and myself) so I have been in omission as far as replying to all your excellent recap posts is concerned, save to say: a great big congrats to you all for making this year's Challenge such a feast of figure frenzy yet again!


I have made two rather crappy pictures of what both Arthur and I have painted up curing the Challenge and here they are.



A few miniatures are missing in my picture since they were for pupils of the schoolclub and they have now taken possession of them.



Arthur's picture has a figure missing as well as his Mum has taken the Elf he has done for her along to work to sit on her desk.

Oh and for the mugshot I will go with the picture Curt himself made of us, while we met at Crisis in Antwerp:



I am not going to bore you with a Challenge Evaluation here, I might do that on my own blog or not as it happens. What I will say is this: until this Challenge I really never did understand what the Minions, Miles as spreadsheet Guru and Curt himself, have to do to keep this Colossus moving and I can now say: it's not a small feat! So here's a big and well meant


HUZZZAH! 

To all of you for doing your best and perhaps till next year!





Cheers Sander

10 comments:

  1. It was a pleasure to have you along for the ride this year. Wonderful picture of you and young master Arthur!

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    1. Cheers Miles, it is a nice picture, if I have one regret of the day, it's that we forgot to take a picture including Curt and Dave in it...

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  2. Well done, Sander and Arthur, that’s a nice little force you’ve painted!

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    1. Well we tried our best Barks, see you next year!

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  3. Well done, and I agree, the end of the Challenge is a moment of melancholy. But if you start planning for Challenge Nine now,....

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    1. So true Lee, great having you with us and I really liked reading your updates in the FB page.

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  4. Nice big mass of figures you've painted and lovely to see Arthur's too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, we'll see whether I can get him to participate next year as well.

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  5. Terrific work Sander and Arthur! I really enjoyed all your entries, especially the ones for your 'Childhood' theme. Also, thanks again for all your support and hard work acting as Minion for the Tuesday crowd.

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    1. Cheers Boss!The honour was all ours.

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