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.
This site features the current year's event along with the archives of past Challenges.
Enjoy your visit and please come back and visit us soon.
Finally an entry from me in the Challenge proper! For someone who rarely plays a game, I seem to be amassing a decent collection of skirmish rules and so when Warlord Games released 'Blood On The Nile', a Sudan Black Powder supplement, I just had to have a copy. To sweeten the pill somewhat this splendid edition came with a rather wonderful free miniature representing that quintessential Victorian hero, Frederick Gustavus Burnaby.
Having painted the man himself it seemed only right and proper to give him something to scare with that shotgun of his and so five Perry Miniatures plastic Mahdists were hurriedly assembled and painted. Not quite in the same league as that painting machine David Docherty Esq. but an entry I’m pleased to see finally posted.
From Curt: While it's always a treat to see your work in the Theme Rounds Michael, I must say it's wonderful to have you mixing it up with us on the main page. Welcome to the madness!
Burnaby and his rather tentative pals look terrific. For 'hurried' jobs the Mahdists are superb. Burnaby himself looks suitably tall (I've read that he was 6' 4") and ferocious with his bushy moustache and double-barreled shotgun. Too bad the daft bugger succumbed to the conceit of sportsmanship and left it in his tent at Abu Klea (that is his shotgun, not his moustache...).