Friday, December 21, 2012

Unofficial Analogue Painting challenge

I'm cribbing the rules from the 3rd Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge painting challenge for my winter painting to see if I can inspire myself to increase my painting output this winter.

While too late to be one of the ronin, one can always serve as an armed retainer/hanger on.

The rules are as follows:
The Challenge will extend from 12:01 am December 20th through to the first day of Spring, 12:01 am March 20th.

Figures can be prepared and primed prior to the start date (Dec 20th), but no colour can be applied until the 20th. In order to be scored the figures have to be based and groundwork completed. The figures have to be painted by you. The honour system will be followed in the completion and entry of figures to the Challenge. Great dishonour goes upon anyone who shames themselves in the time-honoured craft of painting toy soldiers!

The subject matter can be in any scale, but must be historical in nature.

In order to be scored, photos of all figures/units along with a short descriptive note must be submitted to me for posting on the Analogue Hobbies blog. Up-to-date scoring will be maintained on the main page.   

The Judge (me) will participate, but my score will not have any standing in the Challenge.
The scoring mechanism:
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 

Other scales and miscellaneous models/figures will be scored on a submission-by-submission basis. 
The reward/glory: 
Running a game with all my own miniatures and terrain!

Based on my previous painting output and all 28mm figures, 200 points is reasonable and 300 is ambitious. The first 75 points are on the painting table and serendipitously complied with all the rules - some prep work of mold-line removal and gluing to painting sticks/wine corks, but not a lick of paint applied until the 20th:
  • 1 Mounted 28mm Lt. W. W. Cooke (Foundry)
  • 1 Dismounted 28mm Lt. W. W. Cooke (Foundry)
  • 1 Mounted 28mm Regimental Standard Bearer (Foundry)
  • 1 Dismounted 28mm Regimental Standard Bearer (Foundry)
  • 1 Mounted 28mm Trumpeter (Foundry)
  • 1 Dismounted 28mm Trumpeter (Foundry)
  • 2 Mounted 28mm Greenhorns (Foundry)
  • 2 Dismounted 28mm Greenhorns (Foundry)
 Here they are in all their primedish glory:
Note, the sailors and spaceship seen in the background is not eligible, though there is a cavalryman and horse or two skulking in the back who are and may be part of my next entry.


Curt C said...

This is just fantastic! I love the idea of you running in tandem with us. This is exactly the spirit I want the Painting Challenge to inspire. Bravo to you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! It's the kind of incentive I need to get to the point where I continually make progress, instead of fits and starts. I do great work, but it takes forever - mainly because I don't regularly apply myself to painting.