Tuesday, 28 March 2017

From DaveD -Challenge Round Up

Well where did that 3 months go. Its been wonderfully productive. As Miles stats post showed we really knocked it out of the park this year , with a number of new participants finding their feet and help us old hands to keep on with our projects

you need a Sennett hat don't you know...

I had already prepared a significant amount of figures to add the Sudan project. This would complete the mahdist forces (yes finished) and bolster the various imperial forces with some interesting units.

Finished preparation , ready and waiting.
The project desk is out of commission a the moment due to man cave moving so I can't set up a group shot or video at the moment , so here are some reminder pics...

The Sudan entries


















and this is one of the photos from a recent battle 


There is still life in the Sudan project yet ... it will back next year for sure.

There were also diversions into micro tanks with Soviet hordes and small British battlegroup




a little bit of 10mm napoleonic madness too


 I was pleased to come away with a win in the West bonus round too with a 54mm figure.

Viva Zapata!

We also tried something new this year using other social media in the form of Google+ and Facebook to help co-ordinate various Paint and Chats video calls which were great. 





I set myself a target of 2500, which I was able to crack off fairly swiftly and push onward toward 3500. I certainly had time to do more however the new man cave works meant limited desk space and committing time to refurbishment. But of course that means I will have new improved facilities for next year.  MMMMWWAAHHAHAA!

 The new cave will be finished ready to move into next week




Until next year..... 




28 comments:

  1. Your Sudan project continues to amaze Dave. But talking of finishing an army is quitters talk. Great to chat with online too.

    New man cave is awesome - let's see what you can complete next year.

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    1. still plenty of life inthe project Peter!

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  2. epic work on the sudan project, been a good winter

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    1. thanks Martin - indeed it was , thanks for the company!

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  3. Brilliant work Dave- no prizes for guessing what my favourites are.

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    1. CHEERS - Yes - i know .. its the kettledrummers right?

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  4. Wonderful stuff
    Love the hat

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    1. thanks Miles - I have a range of headwear for the collection, makes participation games fun

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  5. The hat is indeed stylish, and Viva Zapata remains one of the highlights of the Challenge. See you next time!

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    1. +1 for Zapata - it's tied with Steampunk Mary Poppins as my favorite overall entry of Challenge VII

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    2. Thanks guys - it was really enjoyable to do that one and spend some quality time on it/ Glad you appreciated it

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  6. Good stuff. Some amazing work. The Sudan project is just incredible. cheers

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  7. Dave, there is but one word for your oeuvre: gorgeous, humongous, epic, fantastic etcetera ;-) each and every post of yours is something to look out to so thanks for posting it. Even though I do not really like the new-fangled world of google-hang-out, I know others do, so thanks for being our coms expert as well!

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    1. thanks - the social side did work well i think for those that tried it - main downside is the time zones !

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  8. Wonderful work Dave! :)

    The big question is whether the shiny, new, larger man cave will see you breaking Ray's record next year ;)

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    1. Well Zulus... a 1000 of em.... hmmm .... 1000 x 5 points....tempting!

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    2. 100 a week - should be easy-peasy for you. and that leaves you 3 weeks at the end to do the Brits! ;)

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  9. Incredible stuff as always Dave, a real avalanche of goodness. Well done!

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  10. Stupendous work Mr.D! A real triumph of the brush sir!

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    1. I have even had to buy a new brush!

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  11. Well done indeed Dave, an inspiring (and intimidating) collection of gamer happiness. The new Cave looks great and I'm interested to see how you will set it up.

    The introduction of social media and chats was a very big success and it was really great to drop in and chat wiht the other loonies in the challenges. Hopefully next year we will have more opportunities to schedule chat sessions to suit different time zones.

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    1. Scheduling alternate time-zone chats would be a brilliant idea. I've been desperately wanting to join-in but the timing never worked out for me as evening in the UK is still mid-day here in Canada.

      Paul, you should give it a go sometime. :)

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  12. I did think you were gonna run away with it Dave at one point. Still not sure how you find time to eat, getting all that done! Well done ol' chap!

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    1. thabksxRay ... without man cave interruptions I might have got near your total! Maybe next year eh

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  13. The big question is whether the shiny, new, larger man cave will see you breaking Ray's record next year ;)

    thanks for sharing...

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    gclub

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  14. Fantastic Painted Figures.
    You best get that radiator fixed up upon the wall before the cold weather closes in.
    Greetings from Fiddle Wood Norwich UK. BB

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