Time just flies... But anyway, earlier this week I caught up with the Challenge posts, I have now managed to read all of them (expect some of the group photo posts). I was a bit behind the whole Challenge and thus didn't comment on many of them purely because I was so late (I'm not a wizard, you know). The first two and half weeks of the Challenge I was on vacation, which meant I had very limited time for hobbies. Before the Challenge we also bought an old house which we started to renovate late last year and finally week after the Challenge we moved in. It is far from ready, of course. Old houses, like so many other things in life, are never finished...
Friday, 30 April 2021
Thursday, 29 April 2021
I am of course late out of the gate on this one. But here are my wrap up photos.
All the ships were from WW2. I had planned to add some Anglo Dutch Wars ships which only got part painted and some from the War of the Pacific which only got primer. I gave Adam a reasonable chase in the early going of there Naval Duel but got left in everyone's wake at the end. For some reason I decided that I needed every destroyer that fought in the Med in 1941-2, but I had fun researching the various classes, modifications and camouflage patterns applied.
|Land based stuff|
A true variety pack - a new 10mm NYW project, Dorky Orky tanks, Women of WW2 and Beowulf!
|Dooffus in charge with my Meadhall background from our Beowulf DnD sessions|
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Welcome back Challengeristas and loyal viewers! Finally, the awards of Challenge XI!
As per tradition, every year we gather in late April to celebrate the efforts of the our intrepid participants, and to give special recognition to those who particularly impressed us with their skills with the brush. Today we have the picks for Challengers' Choice, Sarah's Choice and SnowLord's Choice.
A few weeks ago I posted our nominations for Challengers' Choice and created a voting poll for us to make our selections. Here are the results.
|If anyone wants to see the full poll data just drop me a note.|
For our honourable mentions we have:
Ray's Ottoman Collection
Jasper's Body of Work
and Curt's Body of Work
In Third, we have Ken's bellissimo Italian Legion Project
In Second, Christopher's favaloso 3rd Century Romans
And finally, the Challengers' Choice for a second consecutive year is Sidney Roundwood with his spectacular body of work! Congratulations Sidney!!
What a treat this AHPC has been.
The variety of painted muses, demons, witches, hags and crones, elves, fairies and adventuresses presented has been thrilling to watch.
Some of the femme fatales show questionable wardrobe choices while others are perfectly accessorized.
All are worthy of the challenge and if I could trophy’s to everyone, I would!
Honourable mentions to PeterD, PeterF and PaulSS for their ladies of the army: the cantinieres, camp followers and the women’s’ army of pilots, land girls etc. (Diana Quicks character in The Duellists is a fave of mine).
Also, honourable mention to Sander for his whimsical mousling sorceress. So very cute and charming!
The fantastic elements of the Baba Yaga in the Russian Fairytales are some of my favourite stories.
Simons’ painting is vibrant and bold, the figure & hut are dynamic and one really gets a sense of the Baba Yaga swirling through the landscape.
Keep safe, get the vaccine and be kind!
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Monday, 5 April 2021
Below are the 20 nominations for Challengers' Choice!
For those who were nominated for numerous submissions, I took the liberty to aggregate their nominations into to a single 'Body of Work' classification, with a sample collage image.
Please look through the gallery and feel free to follow the links to the original submissions.
PeteF's 11th Cuirassiers