Sunday, 9 December 2012

Analogue Painting Challenge 2012: Well, why not?

Well, it is that time of year again, Curt has laid out the next painting challenge, so another three months of frenetic painting will be had!

Given I am moving house in this period, I am not expecting much from myself at all, but if it will get some more things out of the boxes, painted, then put back into boxes, then so much the better!

This year there is a whopping 47 entrants, who each have 3 months to paint as many historical (or Tolkein) miniatures that they can manage!

The points breakdown has been modified for this year,

6mm foot figure = 1 point
6mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 2 pts
6mm vehicle = 3 pts

15mm foot figure = 2 pts
15mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 4 pts
15mm vehicle = 6 pts

20mm foot figure = 4 pts
20mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 8 pts
20mm vehicle = 12 pts

28mm foot figure = 5 pts
28mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 10 pts
28mm vehicle = 15 pts

54mm foot figure = 10 pts
54mm mounted figures, artillery piee or crew served weapon = 20 pts
54mm vehicle, limber, etc. = 30 pts

So, there are plenty of points on offer! It is likely I will just have 15mm, 6mm and 28mm models, but you never know with me!

The Plan

Well, the plan is to paint...

-28mm ACW Union 1st Corps. I have almost got my first unit done, now to do the rest!
-28mm Thirty Years War. I have a whole Spanish Army which has been in a box for god knows how long.
-15mm Flames of War figures- I have a whole lot of random stuff that needs to be done, things like Hellcats, Late War German armour, I wouldn't mind doing more Soviets. Plus whatever I play for Day of Days and Valleycon...
-15mm Vietnam. I still have a bit of this which hasn't been totally finished.
-28mm Vietnam and Moderns- I have a few things for both of these which should get done at some point. Wouldn't mind some vehicles too actually.
-6mm... Something modern. I can't seem to keep myself from getting more and more of this stuff. But some USMC definitly, then perhaps it is time to go to the Russians..?

Plus I need to paint ONE Samurai figure to send to Curt, as payment of entry.

A lot of plans and ideas, but now I have to actually put that all into some form of action!

But for now, I am off to do some assembling.



  1. Good luck. I am just typing this whilst I wait for some primeing to dry so Ican spray up the next lot


    1. I at least opened a box of stuff yesterday, I think it will be time to hit the plastic glue and get assembling tonight and tomorrow!

      The challenge awaits...