Thursday, 22 March 2018

From KenR : Challenge End


To follow up Curt's post here is my haul from the Challenge, it looks rather a lot when it' set up on the table.



This year was my second go at the Challenge and my first attempt was good but I had a bit of a scattergun approach, this time however I had a plan. Alternating posts of WW1 Mesopotamia and WW2 Desert and apart from an "emergency" Spanish Civil War entry (needed for a game) I stuck to it.



Above is the Mesopotamia collection, I did everything I had prepped with the sole exception of some British Cavalry.



The WW2 collection is a lot smaller but I had a lot of fun with these, I tried out some new Caunter Camouflage Scheme paints as well as playing around with some weathering techniques for the first time. I am most pleased with the way the Germans turned out, they are the first Afrika Korps vehicles I have done. The A9s have come out nicely as well, useless on the battlefield but not bad looking.



And finally my collection from my brief "Spanish" period. Again this cleaned out my to do box. The railway station came out nice and the Hispano Suiza Armoured Car is a thing of beauty with those lines.



So there you have it, personally a great Challenge in which I got a lot of stuff done, including one ginormous gun ! It really spurs you on working alongside others and congratulations to all who took part.

I honestly don't think my output for the next 3 months will be as big ! Pop along to the Yarkshire Gamer website now and again to say hello and see if I manage to paint anything else this year.

Thanks again Curt for organising this year and I hope I get invited back next year.

16 comments:

  1. It's got to be gratifying to see all that lined up on one table - well done Ken!

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    1. Thanks Evan, it surprised me how much there was.

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  2. Great stuff. What a great collection you have now. Cheers

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    1. Cheers, it adds to the existing collection nicely

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  3. Marvelous work Ken. I loved seeing your stuff roll in each week. Congrats on a rock star performance in the Challenge.

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    1. Cheers Greg, top ten Rock Star 😂

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  4. It looks like a lot because it is a lot! Three great collections all done really well!
    Best Iain

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  5. Totally awesome group shot. That's a seriously impressive body of work.

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  6. I was so impressed with your work this year Ken - something unique and a real inspiration. You SCW stuff was a personal favourite.

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    1. Thanks Curt, the SCW was an emergency paint as well !

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  7. Well done! My favourites probably being your SCW riders closely followed by your British vehicles.

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