This Tribute is to Alan and Paul, our dedicated Tuesday duo.
This fellow was a bit too cleanly kitted-out to my way of thinking, so I added a slung blanket roll and chest pack (made up from resin stowage bits from a 1/72 Sherman) to make him look a little more a seasoned Wasteland Wanderer. I did up the base similar to my Metro 2033 stuff, with hi-contrast A-bomb ash, shattered brick and a partially buried I-beam for him to trip over.
...and that's another 15 points for moi. :)
Alan and Paul: Wow - thank you Curt! Speaking as Alan (since I am Alan), I love the Cossack Commander. He will definitely compel me to paint a whole Russian force for him to help lead. I look forward to studying your snowy base closely... Paul is still tied up at work, but I know he will love his figure as well.
It has been a great pleasure for both of us to help with the minioning this year. The Challenge is the highlight of my hobby year, and has been fantastic for our gaming group. I have never seen Paul so focused on his painting, and the sort of figures he has been producing have blown me away. Actually, they have pretty regularly blown my forces away on the tabletop as well. For my part, I finished last year in a very dodgy mental state, and the Challenge has helped me greatly in my recovery over the past couple of months. I have appreciated the friendly camaraderie from every corner of the globe, and it has been a privilege to take part in such a great and creative endeavour. Thank you Curt for making it all possible! Dux out.
And speaking as Paul (since I am not Alan), thanks so very much - he looks fantastic! I did indeed buy some of those LAF figures but they have since languished without attention as we delved into the FIW and other fun. I just preordered the Post Apoc themed Frostgrave-esque game "Scrappers" and this guy is going to help me kick start into that project- thanks mate!
I have enjoyed AHPC VII more than ever. I currently have the best productivity I have ever had and am doing some of the best 28mm I have ever done as a result. More importantly, being part of "Curt's Crew" (we need T shirts) to help make it happen for 96 participants has been a real highlight for me. And excuses to hang out more with Dux are always welcome :-) Thanks indeed for including me in this awesomeness. Paul out.